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  • Not Nice

  • Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty... And Start Speaking up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, and Unapologetically Being Yourself
  • By: Dr. Aziz Gazipura PsyD
  • Narrated by: Dr. Aziz Gazipura PsyD
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

Are you too nice? If you find it hard to be assertive, directly ask for what you want, or say "no" to others, then you just might be suffering from too much niceness. In this controversial book, world-renowned confidence expert, Dr. Aziz Gazipura, takes an incisive look at the concept of nice. Through his typical style, Dr. Aziz uses engaging stories, humor, and disarming vulnerability to cut through the nice conditioning and liberate the most bold, expressive, authentic version of you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-18

Not nice and not good book.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-19

The author just look extremely proud while writing assuming their readers have serious cognitive problems, this book is completely superficial, a waste of time, I just don't return because I got it for free on an audible 2 for 1 credit promotion, yeah, despite all I could bear the challenge of listening this whole book until the end, normally I read on 1,25x speed, so I started with this book, but it's so bad that at the moment I finished I was listening to it on 2,25x, and I know what the author would say if he reads this review "The book is not for everybody" great answer. Now I'm going to suggest to who are reading this review and are considering buying this Not nice and not good book to buy 12 Rules for life, from Jordan Peterson, definetely a better book from somebody who really take Jung theory seriously.

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  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

  • Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,767

Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Important points, anemic delivery

  • By Dara Burwell on 03-13-16

Just put the word shame in front of any problem.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

This is an ordinary bad self help book mainly based on personal history of the author and other woman, this could be a better work if it had some research on it's back, come on the author is a PhD, she could have done a much better work.

I definitely got good lessons, like be comprehensive with people in shame and be empathic with people in shame because they need to be listened and understood rather then judged and criticized, but this lesson worth a 3 minutes youtube video, not a 10 hours book.

  • Anxious for Nothing

  • Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
  • By: Max Lucado
  • Narrated by: Ben Holland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,033

Anxiety is at an all time high, but there's a prescription for dealing with it. Max Lucado invites listeners into a study of Philippians 4:6-7, where the Apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, "Do not be anxious about anything...." Philippians 4:6 encourages the believer to "be anxious for nothing". As Lucado states, the Apostle Paul seems to leave little leeway here. "Be anxious of nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was a much needed point, in the right direction.

  • By PirateCheeky on 01-20-18

A enjoyable spiritual / self help book

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

I enjoyed listening to it's book and it was a brief experience (only 3 and half hours) but with good content :)

  • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

  • A New History of a Lost World
  • By: Steve Brusatte
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582

In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field - discovering 10 new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork - masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, drawing on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world and illuminate their enigmatic origins, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, cataclysmic extinction, and startling living legacy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • "The Rise of the Scientists Who Study Dinosaurs"

  • By Daniel Powell on 09-16-18

Surprising and I will tell you why

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

This book was surprising. I like dinossaurs, but from the begining of listening I thought it was going to be a really boring book, but it is not. This book is surprising and very interesting with so much facts about the ancients most amazing birds.

First the autor tells about the ancestors of dinossaurs that lived in a earth dominated by reptiles, and the book goes following the time line presenting facts in a very well organized way. I loved this book and the insights it provide about science, evolution, nature and of course birds.

  • Hannibal

  • A History of the Art of War among the Carthaginians and Romans Down to the Battle of Pydna, 168 BC, with a Detailed Account of the Second Punic War
  • By: Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallace
  • Length: 20 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the Alps with elephants and a full baggage train. Descending into Italy, he destroyed the main Roman army at Lake Trasimeno and came close to conquering Rome itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top notch book from the past.

  • By Michael Jaco on 09-03-12
  • Hannibal
  • A History of the Art of War among the Carthaginians and Romans Down to the Battle of Pydna, 168 BC, with a Detailed Account of the Second Punic War
  • By: Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallace

An ok book about Hannibal

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

This book was so detailed, it is definitely a great work but it become so boring that I could not finish it. I would be more satisfied if this book would be more exciting instead of too focused in boring details soo often with almost no action in relation to details given.

  • The Manual of Ideas

  • The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments
  • By: John Mihaljevic
  • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Considered an indispensable source of cutting-edge research and ideas among the world's top investment firms and money managers, the journal The Manual of Ideas boasts a subscriber list that reads like a Who's Who of high finance. Written by that publication's managing editor and inspired by its mission to serve as an "idea funnel" for the world's top money managers, this book introduces you to a proven, proprietary framework for finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing the best value investing opportunities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent text on Value Investing

  • By Rajat K Bose on 04-02-17

Great

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

This was a great book despite it could be better if the autor had choosen to not include data that would become outdated too fast.

I liked how this book has a value investing focus, it provided a good experience.

  • The Future of Humanity

  • Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144

The number-one best-selling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies. Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility - and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, humans will one day need to leave Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and exciting.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

Man this book was amazing.

I could split it into two parts, first one is about a realistic point of view of how humanity are going to take it first step into colonizing universe and conquer Mars. The second part is all about our chances of becoming the dominants of our universe. Excellent book.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,976

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

Great

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Amazing book, great thoughts and really insightful. Such a beautiful manifestation of wisdom from the Honored professor. Congratulations.

  • Stock Trading: 4 Books in 1

  • This Ultimate Bible Includes Stock Market Investing for Beginners, Stock Trading For Beginners, Swing Trading, and Stock Market Trading: Advanced Strategies
  • By: Todd Mason
  • Narrated by: Bode Brooks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

This four book set is full of proven strategies and steps on how to become a master in the world of stock market investing and trading in no time at all. This series was written with a mission: to help you improve your financial situation in life. Enjoy!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book.

  • By Teena on 12-30-18

Too repetitive and not focused and not deep

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

This book could be much better, it's content are not deep and will not serve well a beginner trader, it could be useful to beginners just as informative content, it isnt useful because the author gives the information about something like style or strategy but does not teach how to use it in an effective way, it's desapointing and the over repetitive aspect of this book turns it into a great waste of time, for exemple he explain in everybook what is stocks, avoid this book, there are much better works on the market out there even if you are a beginner trader.

  • 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 7,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,795

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

Nice book

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Great book with great insights. I liked a lot how the book sugest that we should apply intensity on our work and not only measure it by hours spent working.