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  • It's All About You

  • By: Iyanla Vanzant
  • Narrated by: Iyanla Vanzant
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Are you not exactly where you want to be? It all begins with you! Yes, everything in your life begins with you. In this thought provoking speech, you will learn how to change your life by changing you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • preaching to me soul

  • By S. Kyser on 03-20-17

Short but Good

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

This talk provided Very good analogies and anecdotes to inspire introspection. Will buy/listen to more

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,253

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

A Psycholgist's version of The Goal by E. Goldratt

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Don't think so.

If you’ve listened to books by Paula Hawkins before, how does this one compare?

No

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Substance Use Disorder, Sociopathy, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissism,Obsession, Compulsions, Anxiety Disorder.. it's almost comical that there's a single therapist in this story as it plays out more like a Lifetime version of "The Goal". I thought it started out pretty slow, none of the characters were particularly likable, The story drug out so long and sped up in the last 4-5 chapters.

  • Schizophrenia: Understanding Symptoms Diagnosis & Treatment

  • By: Anthony Wilkenson
  • Narrated by: Ed Fischer
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Schizophrenia has become a recognized psychotic disorder in modern day psychology and research has shown that one in 100 people suffer from this disease in some proportion or degree. It is a dreaded disease and comes as a near death blow to those who are diagnosed with this condition. This fear does not necessarily arise from the scary disease it actually is, but various misconceptions, myths, and misunderstanding that surround it. This disorder has been very thoroughly misunderstood and misrepresented.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spot on!

  • By Jessica on 03-13-17

Helpful overview of a often overdramatized disorder

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

Reviewed: 02-07-16

This is a great, short and informative guide covering various aspects of schizophrenia and its subtypes and related disorders. I'd recommend anyone wanting to know more to share this.

  • Rewire

  • Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior
  • By: Richard O'Connor Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,303
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,100

We humans tend to get in our own way time and time again - whether it comes to not speaking up for ourselves, going back to bad romantic partners, our umpteenth diet, or engaging in any of a range of bad habits we just can’t seem to shake. In Rewire, renowned psychotherapist Richard O’Connor, PhD, reveals why our bad habits die so hard. We have two brains - one a thoughtful, conscious, deliberative self, and the other an automatic self that does most of the work without our attention.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Julie Simiskey on 12-31-14

Absolutely excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-18-15

I can't remember how I decided to purchase this recording, but it's one of the best books of the several that I own. The content is superb, with virtually no fluff. Very practical and easy to understand. I look forward to the exercises

  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,581

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple reads required

  • By Chris on 04-27-14

Verbose Essentialism

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

Reviewed: 12-08-15

Overall, this a great book, though rather verbose for a book on essentialism. If it were half the length, with out sacrificing content, it consider it essential reading/listening. It is quite practical for both professional and private life with excellent examples and exercises for both.

I do think that this book seems mostly geared for a work/life balance seminar for corporate execs and the legions of those aspiring to join the ranks.

Except it isn't just about them. Having worked in corporate settings, it's almost unthinkable what most people in such environments will eagerly sacrifice to achieve a measure of currency. Almost all of them.

Given that reality, it's peculiar when such books use examples of people with values wildly opposite of corporate culture and commercialism. Naturally, this book does that too, but it it's the most balanced example I've experienced to date.

  • How to Stay Motivated

  • Developing the Qualities of Success
  • By: Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108

How to Stay Motivated provides you with clear and proven techniques to use to enhance relationships, improve your self-image, set and achieve goals, and so much more! Apply these winning steps from the motivational master himself to build a better, more productive, satisfying life for yourself and your family. Change your picture and change every facet of your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zig without interruptions make it worth it.

  • By Ricardo on 01-08-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 09-19-15

I started listening to this motivational about 3 days ago. Since then, I've rekindled an interest in accomplishing things I haven't in months!

  • Mastery

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,566

In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Focus on passion=Less stress and more success

  • By Mark on 05-04-15

Paradigm shift: Mastery is Relative

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

Reviewed: 09-14-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The book does a great job of offering a perspective inclusive of racially and culturally diverse anecdotes to support the author's message, beyond the standard Einstein, Darwin, Mozart, repetoire. However, it the book also makes me question "mastery". And while 'timing' is critical, the book shares that TRUE masters; the TRULY creative, really, if ever are recognized and get any of the glory.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The book's last example developed masteru by befriending demons?? That KILLED the book for me. Killed it.

Which scene was your favorite?

The non standards: All the mastery stories about folks other than Einstein, Darwin, Mozart...etc

Was Mastery worth the listening time?

The last few chapters, in addition to seeming redundant were off-putting. Perhaps an abridged version would be better. I hated the last person.

Any additional comments?

I hate the way the book ended, but it lets me know where the author stand so won't be buying anymore of his work

  • Transforming Debt Into Wealth

  • A Proven System for REAL Financial Independence
  • By: John Cummuta
  • Narrated by: John Cummuta
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Even if your credit cards are maxed out and you have a huge mortgage to pay off, you can still get rid of all your debt in about five to seven years - and begin rapid wealth-building - without sacrificing the things that matter most to you! This is as close to a financial chain reaction as you'll ever find. You'll be amazed how quickly your debts melt away, and how rapidly your net worth climbs! In this program, you'll learn how to prioritize and pay off every penny of your debt in the shortest possible time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Excellent, actionable advice!

  • By Bajan Billionaire on 03-26-17

Wonderful advice to help the hare play catch up with the tortoise

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-15

I think this is a wonderfully honest book for the millions of collusion consumers like myself who thinks things will just somehow workout without planning. This is also an excellent guide for those who've squandered 5, 10, 20 or 25 years of income on the 'coalition', keeping up with the joneses or recklessly living an indulgent lifestyle. There's hope and here's how...

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Goal

  • A Process of Ongoing Improvement - 30th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,024

In this intriguing business novel, which illustrates state-of-the-art economic theory, Alex Rogo is a UniCo plant manager whose factory and marriage are failing. To revitalize the plant, he follows piecemeal advice from an elusive former college professor who teaches, for example, that reduction in the efficiency of some plant operations may make the entire operation more productive. Alex's attempts to find the path to profitability and to engage his employees in the struggle involve the listener; and thankfully the authors' economic models.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Goal - still relevant today

  • By Wooden Nichols on 05-03-15

Absolutely unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

The last hour and a half got rather dense, but this is a phenomenal teaching strategy. Thank you cox & Goldratt!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Practicing Mind

  • Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life
  • By: Thomas M. Sterner
  • Narrated by: Thomas M. Sterner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,719
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,570

Present moment awareness is an essential ingredient in life if one expects to experience any degree of authentic peace and contentment. It has been acknowledged for centuries as the cornerstone of spiritual awakening in all traditions of Eastern thought. In the West, however, it is still a relatively unrecognized concept for living. The Western mind is always restless, never content with the moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some great takeaways despite the robotic narration

  • By azmom on 04-04-15

Listen twice

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

Good advice, though a bit chatty and strange and distracting over articulation by narrator. Immediately started putting concepts to use.