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steve champion

fresno, CA United States
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  • Fear: Overcome Fear

  • Strategies for Eliminating Fear from Your Life
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Are you tired of fear ruining your life? Do you ever wonder how much you have missed out on? Whether you want to (1) establish solid strategies for overcoming fear, (2) live with confidence, or (3) just start truly living again, this audiobook will teach you everything you need to know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stop living in fear, and do what you want!

  • By Shannon Kaminski on 03-10-15

Really bad writing, really bad reading, run away..

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

This book started as a infomercial for a website and youtube channel, then went down hill from there... I swear the author used the word fear 5 million times in the first 5 minutes, I know thats not actually possible but it sure seemed like it... Thank God for returns....

  • Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You

  • Retrain Your Brain to Conquer Fear, Make Better Decisions, and Thrive in the 21st Century
  • By: Marc Schoen
  • Narrated by: Marc Schoen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Thanks to technology, we live in a world that’s much more comfortable than ever before. But here’s the paradox: Our tolerance for discomfort is at an all-time low. And as we wrestle with a sinking "discomfort threshold", we increasingly find ourselves at the mercy of our primitive instincts and reactions that can perpetuate disease, dysfunction, and impair performance and decision making.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting / Poor Reading

  • By TCB on 04-14-13

I have no idea why Authors think they can read...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-16

I got about half way though and wanted to rip my ears off!! Marc Schoen is I'm sure an intelligent fellow however he CAN NOT READ!! Even his own writing...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Do Over

  • Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck
  • By: Jon Acuff
  • Narrated by: Jon Acuff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450

New York Times best-selling author Jon Acuff has drawn millions of online fans who love his refreshing mix of humor, honesty, and wisdom about the world of work. Now he offers his most important audiobook yet, a guide to making big career changes - by choice or necessity - and escaping the horrible feeling of being trapped in the wrong job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Holly Richardson on 05-23-15

Sorry Jon, This book shouldnt have been written...

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

Reviewed: 12-19-15

I LOVED Jon's books Quitter and Start!! I came into this book with high hopes!! Blah.... Spoiler alert, Jon lost his "dream job" working for Dave Ramsey, and to get back on his feet he was able to fall back on his group of friends that he has nurtured for the last 10 years..... Soooo, if you are getting this book because life has pooped on you and you looking for insight on how to start again... The first thing you need to do is go back in time and nurture a large group of friends, because you are gonna need them....
Sorry Jon, I will be buying your next book, but I will be returning this one....

12 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Goals

  • The 10 Rules for Achieving Success
  • By: Gary Ryan Blair
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Goals will help you learn how to keep your "eye on the prize". Author, Gary Ryan Blair is considered one of the nation’s experts on the topic of goals. He teaches that your life will not go according to plan if you don’t have a plan! His 10 rules for setting goals are loaded with nuggets of wisdom and "a-ha" moments that will bring the power of your goals into focus. The 10 Rules of Goal Setting is the combination that opens the lock of success. Each rule is one piece of the combination; each seamlessly integrates with the other nine; each one counts.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • You already have read or heard EVERYTHING in this

  • By steve champion on 12-19-15

You already have read or heard EVERYTHING in this

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

Reviewed: 12-19-15

In all fairness this book will probably save me a lot of money... I was going to sign up for Gary Ryan Blair's course on goal setting. I got his FREE pdf, it was full of pretty pictures but nothing great. I purchased this book with high hopes... Meh.... The reader, I could have sworn, many times sounds like a robot. NO inflection and weird clippy diction... This "book" seems to be bullet points, for a speech... lots of trite sentences with no real meat. One of the 10 action points is " Fail to prepare and you prepare to fail".... really??? How is that helpful??
So I thank GRB for putting this "book" out to show me that I need not waist my time, and money. There are SO many other REALLY GREAT goal setting books. And thanks to Audible for letting me get this sorry excuse for a book off my phone...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Full Dark, No Stars

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,219

"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eerie, honest, frightening!

  • By 9S on 01-15-11

Left me feeling empty...

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

Reviewed: 12-02-14

I know that life, like these 4 short stories doesn't always have closure. However I felt while listening that these stories were just book ideas that were never fully germinated... I don't know if they were fully germinated that I wouldn't feel so slimy after listening.... Jessica Hecht, who narrates 2 of the 4 stories needs to stop with the weird distracting voices and accents....

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Patient Zero

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,101

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more.

  • By Kim Venatries on 10-05-12

I hardly remember it.....

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-14

The characters and the story are so shallow, its hard to believe there are people listening to the other books in the series.... In fact I'm retuning it after writing this review....

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,703

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Great book full of twists...

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

Reviewed: 09-17-14

What a great way to write a book!! So many times through the book I found myself OMGing.... Really really really hate the ending but the ride was soooo worth it!!

  • Growing a Farmer

  • How I Learned to Live Off the Land
  • By: Kurt Timmermeister
  • Narrated by: Ax Norman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

When he purchased four acres of land on Vashon Island, Kurt Timmermeister was only looking for an affordable home near the restaurants he ran in Seattle. But as he slowly settled into his new property, he became awakened to the connection between what he ate and where it came from: a hive of bees provided honey, a young cow could give fresh milk, an apple orchard allowed him to make vinegar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So you want to be a farmer?

  • By john on 04-12-15

The author ran out of stories...

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

Reviewed: 01-15-14

This book could have been a short story. He bought a property then he bought some cows... done... ..
There was about an hour talking about cheese.... No, no not how to make it... just about the different types of cheese....
Buy Growing Ground.. Much, much, much better...

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Gaining Ground

  • A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm
  • By: Forrest Pritchard
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923

One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues-through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters-is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard's biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his son's career choice and rejects organic foods for sugary mainstream fare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! I wanted it to go on further

  • By Sweetbay on 01-12-14

Really good story!!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-14

I really liked this book, I enjoyed the way Forrest kept persevering when things looked worst... The family could have taken the easy out and sold some of the property, but wanted to keep the family farm together.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,129

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sequel to the book; not the movie

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-28-13

I always wondered what happened to Danny...

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

Reviewed: 10-24-13

I think SK is getting soft... Not to be a spoiler, but NONE of the good guys die!!
The bad guys are great and the story is wonderful, however the bad guys do things that they wouldn't do... They are 1000 year old creatures, who would have had to learn from mistakes over low those many years, but the leader makes the same mistakes over and over... I thought SK was setting constant reader up for a huge twist... but it never came...
Im satisfied but I wanted more!!