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  • Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,364
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,727

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More for women who are mothers

  • By MeredithNCSU girl on 04-07-18

Guys, Listen Up

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Men — wondering if this is a great personal development book for you? Yes! It is. In spite of the title, the contents are pure gold for guys, too. Directly for you. For your immediate benefit. For your growth. Plus, for guys there’s a bonus: Got a mom, wife, sister, daughter, or female of any persuasion in your life? Here you’ll gain insights into her life and mind that will yield a depth of empathy you’re otherwise unlikely to acquire in so short a time. Read, listen, and pay attention. Rachel is talking to you, too.

  • Start

  • Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters
  • By: Jon Acuff
  • Narrated by: Jon Acuff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540

There are only two paths in life: average and awesome. The average path is easy because all you have to do is nothing. The awesome path is more challenging, because things like fear only bother you when you do work that matters. The good news is Start gives listeners practical, actionable insights to be more awesome, more often.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The overall ratings tell the Truth!

  • By Roberts Hunter on 09-05-14

Why I can't summarize this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-16

I summarize books I read. These summaries consist of quotes or paraphrases of what I find interesting, new, useful, or worth recollecting. Not this book. With Start, were I to quote or paraphrase all I found interesting, new, useful, and worth recollecting, I would repeat so much it would rightly be called wholesale plagiarism. This is an excellent book, full of useful information for anyone starting out in their 20s, regardless of how old they are.

  • The 12 Week Year

  • Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months
  • By: Brian P. Moran, Michael Lennington
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644

Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a 12-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough meat.

  • By Steven on 12-27-15

Effective concepts with pragmatic details

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-16

The authors have clearly tested their concepts in the fire of modern corporate America. Based on the pragmatic details provided in the book, it's clear the authors have a great deal of experience implementing their 12-week year model. As with all books of this type, the authors sometimes retreat to platitudes, such as "learn to be positive". This is unavoidable because no single book can teach everything. The new concepts presented are of such a caliber that such skeletal guideposts are forgivable.

Regarding the performance, I found the voice talent excruciatingly slow. I like slow and plodding for fiction, but for technical and commercial information, I want it fast. Thank goodness for 1.5x speed on my player.

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