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  • Seize the Day

  • Living on Purpose and Making Every Day Count
  • By: Joyce Meyer
  • Narrated by: Jodi Carlisle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119

Today is no ordinary day. You may perform simple routines, feel uninspired, or lack the excitement of hope. But today could be the most important one of your life - depending on how you choose to spend it. Joyce Meyer, New York Times best-selling author, encourages you not to waste another minute. There is something special, valuable waiting for you to discover in each day. And when you spend time with God daily, asking him to help you find it, you'll unlock the wonderful purpose he has in store for you.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • poorly done

  • By Sharon C. on 03-08-17

She's getting better every book!

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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: 10-24-18

Joyce Meyer challenges you, and does it so plainly! She's always been practical in her teachings, but the level of granular "real-life" transparency in this book out performs all others. Listening to her is gonna make you a better person if that's what you're after.

  • The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

  • Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want.
  • By: Elaine Pofeldt
  • Narrated by: Elaine Pofeldt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring!

  • By Anonymous User on 01-04-18

don't buy in audio form

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

The author should have hired someone to read. She drones on, I found her voice leaving me tired and depressed. She puts zero energy into the performance and it has a sarcastic, "see I'm right" undertone to it.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Beyond Codependency

  • And Getting Better All the Time
  • By: Melody Beattie
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Alcoholism, drug abuse, and similar destructive practices can render families dysfunctional. When the children of these families become adults, they sometimes develop self-defeating survival tactics, such as low self-esteem or an obsession with controlling another person's behavior. To help those stuck in codependent cycles identify and eliminate such troubling issues from their relationships, Beattie shares wisdom gained from years of experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Melody, again.

  • By Megan Rutter on 11-17-17

Thank you Melody, again.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-17

Melodies first book, "Codependant No More", was suggested to me early in my recovery from drug, alcohol and caretaking addictions. I read it about ten years later, thinking it was not what I had needed at the time when it was suggested. Oh the endless misery it could have saved me if I'd have read it sooner. Don't wait to read both of these books. Please read them both now as though your life depended on it, because it very well may. My life has always been rather charmed. I almost felt bad for having problems getting my life together because from outside appearances, I had no reason to not thrive. But my life, my very existence was never about me, outside of the self loathing I was partaking in. Melody opened my eyes to the real root of all my problems in her books. I gained control of my life, for the first time in my life, due to the knowledge within her writing that I gained and applied. I'm now in control of how I feel, what I do, why I do it, how I do it, and no one can cause me to be anxious or angry or any other feeling. I feel like some kind of wise ninja, lol... Thank you so much Melody.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Grow a Pair

  • How to Stop Being a Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business, and Your Sanity
  • By: Larry Winget
  • Narrated by: Larry Winget
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

The straight-talking, best-selling author and Pitbull of Personal Development is back with a pithy and prescriptive guide to success. A five-time best-selling author and one of the country's leading business speakers, Larry has made a reputation for being the first to challenge the positive-attraction gurus and the law-of-attraction bozos with his commonsense approach to success. Larry doesn't sugar-coat, and he isn't afraid to make people uncomfortable, because he wants us to stop making excuses, and start getting results.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slim Pickens

  • By Megan Rutter on 11-01-17

Slim Pickens

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-17

Unexpectedly small amount of content for a full price book. He could have combined this with an entire other book. Feel a little ripped off.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rich Dad's Guide to Investing

  • What the Rich Invest In That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,324

"Investing means different things to different people. In fact, there are different investments for the rich, poor, and middle class. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing is a long-term guide for anyone who wants to become a rich investor and invest in what the rich invest in. As the title states, it is a "guide" and offers no guarantees... only guidance.” (Robert Kiyosaki)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learnt allot even though there may be some fluff

  • By Raymond Brooks on 10-15-16

Every American should read this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-16-17

Will forever change your perspective on money. Will increase your chances of getting rich if you re - listen, take notes and absorb the material.

  • Learning to Be Led by the Holy Spirit

  • Letting God Guide You in Every Area of Your Life
  • By: Joyce Meyer
  • Narrated by: Joyce Meyer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 444
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    5 out of 5 stars 358
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    5 out of 5 stars 354

You weren't meant to walk through life alone. God wants to help with every single detail of your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great message!

  • By Stephanie on 03-04-16

More Inspiration than Education

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

I'm a long time Joyce Meyer fan and follower. Some of her material has changed my life and behavior. However I was disappointed in this. I'm out of Audible credits so I payed almost $18 for this compilation of a weekend event that she did. I expect to pay that for a book that's compiled of well organized information, but this was more like infotainment. Going to be requesting a refund.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Getting Things Done

  • The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,454

David Allen reads an all-new edition of his popular self-help classic for managing work-life balance in the 21st century - now updated for the new challenges facing individuals and organizations in today's rapidly changing world. Since it was first published more than 15 years ago, David Allen's Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era and the ultimate book on personal organization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worthy Upgrade - Worth Your Time

  • By BillLampert on 03-07-16

Ignore Reviews Claiming "No New Material"

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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: 08-26-16

I'm at a loss for why anyone would claim this book is the same as original. Unless a person doesn't read it in its entirety or is hoping for a new quick fix that varied greatly from the original program, this book is a new life changer all is own. David Allen addresses most all of the "holes" that one might have found in the first writing. He gives a much more extensive, detailed explanation of the 5 steps of GTD, their benefits, new best practices for each, scientific reasoning and common pitfalls. Lastly, he's not the same person he was 15 years ago and explains things in a more understandable and organized manner in this edition. This is not a rewrite done to keep an publisher with new material. This is one of the most well thought our rewrites I've ever read. If you are a GTDer, or a constantly restarting want to be, lol, like I was for years, this book will bring new life to your efforts to have a mind like water.

47 of 50 people found this review helpful

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,783

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

Not Practical. CHRISTIANS PLEASE READ.

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Reviewed: 08-24-16

Might work for single people who live in apartments and have endless funds to replace the things that don't bring them joy, which she directs you to throw out. Not very realistic. 20 somethings and those mentioned above who hold Japanese spiritual beliefs will benefit the most from this book. I WARN baby CHRISTIANS that this book has a VERY STRONG emphasis on the fact that our "things" should bring us joy. That belief is very carnal and directly opposes the biblical truth that joy is a spiritual blessing from the Holy Spirit. She talks a lot about things as living beings as well.

  • David Allen on Managing Your Attention

  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: Dave Summers
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, uses lists so he doesn't have to make a plan. This may seem counterintuitive, but it's actually extremely intuitive thinking. As soon as something crosses your mind, it is best to deal with it immediately in the most appropriate way. Most of the time, that means writing an action item down on a list to do later.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Reminder of GTD Reasoning

  • By Megan Rutter on 08-24-16

Good Reminder of GTD Reasoning

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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: 08-24-16

You could use this quick listen two ways. One way to use it is as a refresher if you've read David Allen's book Getting Things Done several times and are implementing the practices (or trying to move into them.) The second way it could be used is as a quick overview to decide if you want to know more about GTD. If trying to decide whether or not to use GTD methodology with this information, do yourself the favor of listening to it 5 or 10 times before deciding not to. He moves fast in this excerpt.

  • Tele-Sales

  • How to Get Business on the Telephone
  • By: Kerry L. Johnson MBA PhD
  • Narrated by: Kerry L. Johnson MBA PhD
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Dr. Kerry Johnson is an international speaker, a coach, and the best-selling author of seven books, including Peak Performance and Behavioral Investing. In this audiobook he will make your telephone a profit center.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book despite being a little outdated

  • By Gregger on 02-16-16

Effective & Immediately Applicable Material

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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: 05-14-16

No fluff toolkit of priceless phone sales strategies. Will be using most if not all presented material immediately. I already feel much more confident about setting sales appointments over the phone just from reading this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful