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  • The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

  • 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms
  • By: Vishen Lakhiani
  • Narrated by: Vishen Lakhiani
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is mostly decided not by rational choice but instead by conditioning and habit. And thus most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything - love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more - that they inherit and pass on from generation to generation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anything but Ordinary

  • By Read Eyed on 05-28-16

Anything but Ordinary

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

Brace yourself for a workable concise approach to personal growth. The author covers common barriers to personal growth with true insight and impact. The methods are updated from a perspective of "the shoulders of giants". He has personally developed a workable largely logical system for intentional personal growth.
If you listen to/read this book you are well on the way to a kinder view of life and it's opportunities.
On the downside he coined a phrase that is meant to suggest personal strength. It is in my opinion similar to comedians using vulgarities for laughs. Unflappable connotes the message and was already in my Thesaurus.
There is a very clear and evident seduction to visit the website of his company for additional information. There you will be offered enrollment to costly seminars. The points made in the book should suffice for all but the most "uncertain travelers".

19 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Buddha's Brain

  • The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom
  • By: Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius MD
  • Narrated by: Alan Bomar Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919

Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Neurophysiological Explanation

  • By Roy on 12-01-10

Best listened to @ 2x speed

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-11

The content requires little deep thought or processing and is presented in a very gradual fashion. The narrator stretches a 2 hour read into a 6 plus hour listen. If you value your time listen @ 2x speed.

21 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Blue Ocean Strategy

  • How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
  • By: W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,683
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,942
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,934

In an audiobook that challenges everything you thought you knew, W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne assert that tomorrow's leading companies will succeed, not by battling their rivals for market share in the bloody "red ocean" of a shrinking profit pool, but by creating "blue oceans" of untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Get the actual book

  • By Robert Donoghue on 08-29-06

Text to Speech??

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-09

The "narrator's voice" appears to be computer generated text to voice. Many words are laughingly mispronounced. The voice does not sound like other samples of the narrator's true voice. The content is worthwhile.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Seven Hidden Secrets of Motivation

  • Unlocking the Genius Within
  • By: Todd Beeler
  • Narrated by: Todd Beeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Are you really motivated to achieve your dreams? The answer may surprise you. Research shows that as many as 80% of us over-estimate our level of motivation. No wonder so many dreams die unfulfilled, so many goals remain forever out of reach. Think about the important goals you could achieve if you were truly motivated. Don't you owe it to yourself to give them your best possible shot?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting ideas but very fast delivery

  • By Vahap on 12-18-06

Pseudoscientific Sermon

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-08

Mr. Beeler is initially engaging....then ..... overbearing.. This material requires written references that are available for review. Biblical references to Cosmopolitan sensationalism seem to reflect a lack of focus... a rambling pedantic lecture. Motivation is the topic that appears to be lost in the self indulgent delivery. The voice is challenging to endure. The material is redundant and NOTHING new. Buzzwords, hackneyed expressions, and vague philosophical allusions lead to a pseudointellectual attempt to authenticate the concepts. Soul is.......
A brief summary:
1. Change requires reviewing/challenging your belief systems.
2. Commitment is essential - more important than willpower.
3. Align your actions with your stated values.
4. Contribution to the greater good is more powerful and sustaining for most than personal pleasure or advancement.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The 4 Disciplines of Execution
    
    
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        Stephen R. Covey,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Jennifer Colosimo
    
    


    
    
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        Stephen R. Covey,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Jennifer Colosimo
    
    


    
    Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    131 ratings
    Overall 3.7
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution

  • By: Stephen R. Covey, Jennifer Colosimo
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey, Jennifer Colosimo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

In business, survival depends on meeting objectives. Most failures in organizations today are not the result of a lack of smarts; they are caused by a lack of execution. Things just don't get done. Defining a clear strategy and meeting those goals is one thing. Sticking to strategy and meeting those goals is quite another. The 4 Disciplines of Execution teaches how to focus on your top priorities and get the critical things accomplished.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but lacking in materials

  • By Charles on 01-29-05

Don't buy this audiobook !!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-05

I am a longtime follower of Stephen Covey and the various Principles and Disciplines. This audiobook REQUIRES an accompanying CD with digital versions of the "Work Compass" and other graphic material necessary for following and implementing the "4 Disciplines". I have contacted the Franklin Covey Company and they have stated that the publisher is responsible. If you are interested in the material you will likely have to go to the seminar in person. I would suggest that for similar such audiobooks with accompanying materials that Audible.com have them available as an accompanying download. How do I get my money back?

8 of 8 people found this review helpful