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T. Rodriguez

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  • Famous Romans

  • By: J. Rufus Fears, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: J. Rufus Fears
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

These 24 lectures retell the lives of the remarkable individuals - the statesmen, thinkers, warriors, and writers - who shaped the history of the Roman Empire and, by extension, our own history and culture. Professor Fears divides his presentation into three "turning point" epochs in Roman history: Rome's war with Hannibal (the Second Punic War); Caesar and the end of the Roman Republic; and the imperial era between Augustus and Marcus Aurelius.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Professor Fears is a joy, listening to him is fun.

  • By Marc on 08-19-14

if you love ancient history, and inspiring Tales

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

... from ancient history, you'll love this audio
recording. the author definitely has a classical view of individuals in history. Having said that, I think that everyone can find something inspirational about hearing how people took on the world either well or poorly, and left a mark on history.

  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

  • Kind of the Story of My Life
  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,044

Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining - but not too Coherent

  • By David J. Hudson on 04-17-14

Very concrete and practical guide for success!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Scott Adam provide the very practical approach to thinking through what you need to do in order to be successful. His approach to using systems is an excellent way to keep your motivation up in the face of disappointment and setbacks in life while learning the things you need to learn in order to be successful. Just that one concept is enough to make this audiobook I top 10 in my selection for success.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ep. 1: I've Had Better

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,550

[Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Response to the bitter comments...

  • By Ashley on 06-15-17

powerful and useful.

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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-17

I'll be honest, it was a little painful to listen to this conversation about this couple's marital difficulties. An immensely valuable! Learning how to hear each other in the midst of pain such a valuable skill and this is a great introduction to that skill.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Way of Men

  • By: Jack Donovan
  • Narrated by: Jack Donovan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,678
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,668

What is masculinity? Ask ten men and you'll get ten vague, conflicting answers. Unlike any book of its kind, The Way of Men offers a simple, straightforward answer - without getting bogged down in religion, morality, or politics. It's a guide for understanding who men have been and the challenges men face today. The Way of Men captures the silent, stifling rage of men everywhere who find themselves at odds with the overregulated, overcivilized, politically correct modern world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Needs to be re-recorded

  • By Avid Reader on 05-19-17

Mandatory listening for men!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-16

I one up those guys who is in touch with his feelings, and cares about them. I'm also one of those guys who realized , after reading Warren Farrell books, that he had been brainwashed to be a nice guy. And that nice guys get used. This make a compelling and convincing argument as to what really brings satisfaction and fulfillment for a man. If only 50% of it is applicable to your life, well, it might just transform it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mission, the Men, and Me

  • Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander
  • By: Pete Blaber
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274

As a commander of Delta Force - the most elite counter terrorist organization in the world - Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant military and political events of our time. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare - and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win - and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life. As the smoke clears from exciting stories about never-before-revealed top-secret missions that were executed all over the globe, listeners will emerge wiser, more capable, and more ready for life's personal victories than they ever thought possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DELTA Adventures with Everyday Tactical Advice

  • By Billy on 05-16-14

just plain awesome.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

I learned a great deal about problem solving and leadership in a chaotic environment. I think the lessons in this book are immediately applicable to anyone who's in the world of work and dealing with uncertainty and the need to take action with confidence.

  • Rejection Proof

  • How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection
  • By: Jia Jiang
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,514

Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. Despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed and spiraled into a period of deep self-doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Never Waste A Rejection!

  • By Gillian on 05-30-16

essential reading or listening for anyone who has

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-16

I've read many self-help books. I have a degree in counseling. I've been to the workshop. This is solid material. I recommend this book in association with another book called The obstacle is the way. I think they're very much, brother. Best of luck to all of us!

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,646

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1.5x pace

  • By Derek on 05-17-16

An essential resource for career success.

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

this is an amazing resource for charting a path that leads to long term sustainable career success. The author author does an excellent job of giving you the reasons why and the steps to take to make that path a little bit easier.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Possibility of Sex

  • How Naïve and Lustful Men are Manipulated by Women Regularly
  • By: Alan Roger Currie
  • Narrated by: Alan Roger Currie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 197

In his second audiobook release, The Possibility of Sex: How Naive and Lustful Men are Manipulated by Women Regularly, Book Author Alan Roger Currie once again highlights the fact that when a man expresses his romantic or sexual desires, interests and intentions to women in a very cautious, vague, ambiguous, or "beat-around-the-bush" manner, he potentially opens himself up to be misled and taken advantage of by women who are shrewd, savvy, highly experienced manipulators of men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alan should have a PhD in The Psychology of Women!

  • By rebeccajlsk on 01-02-15

Mandatory for any man whose dating women.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

Another piece in the dating puzzle supplied my a man who truly knows how to cut through the BS and help you to be effective, ethical, and strong with women.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful