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  • Mind to Matter

  • The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality
  • By: Dawson Church
  • Narrated by: Dawson Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

The idea that “thoughts become things” has become a meme in popular culture. It’s held as a firm proposition in metaphysics, and some spiritual teachers ascribe infinite powers to the mind. But are these claims scientifically accurate? What does the scientific evidence tell us about the scope of the human mind to transform thoughts into reality? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • you are not the Observer your mitochondria is

  • By Daniel Schaeffer on 10-06-18

I did not enjoy this

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

The reading is terrible. The reader is saying the words but not in normal conversational sentences. Add that to uninteresting material, and it's not enjoyable to listen to. A lot of the information is unorthodox, but I don't mind that so much, it's just so boring. There were a few interesting points here and there, but the last half hour I listened to I didn't come away with one interesting point. I gave it a try for 3 hours but that's enough for me.

  • 6 Months to 6 Figures

  • By: Peter J. Voogd
  • Narrated by: Peter J. Voogd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,320

Peter Voogd, who has been labeled the leading authority for Gen Y leadership, reveals the exact strategies he's used to go from dead broke to over six figures within six months. Peter has trained over 4,000 entrepreneurs, and built an eight-million-dollar sales organization by age 27. If you're one of the select few who are serious about success, this book will change the game for you, regardless of what industry you're in.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not much different from others like it...

  • By Martin on 05-04-15

Title is misleading

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

The information in this book has almost nothing to do with the title. It literally is things like eat well, exercise, read, learn, develop good habits, hang around with successful people, practice makes permanent, etc. I kept waiting for the how to get 6 figures part and it never came. Maybe it is in the supplemental material. This is the first book I've read where I cannot believe the positive reviews are real, unless they are all young people who find this information new and helpful. As for the reader, I often found the delivery of some sentences downright annoying.

  • Emotional Success

  • The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride
  • By: David DeSteno
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

A string of best sellers have alerted us to the importance of grit - an ability to persevere and control one's impulses that is closely associated with greatness. But no book yet has charted the most accessible and powerful path to grit: our prosocial emotions. These feelings - gratitude, compassion, and pride - are easier to generate than the willpower and self-denial that underpin traditional approaches to grit. And, while willpower is quickly depleted, prosocial emotions actually become stronger the more we use them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely outstanding!

  • By Shirley Stone on 02-13-18

Very Dry

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I don't often not finish a book, even a bad one, but I am just wasting my time trying to listen to this book. I hear the words, but they are not evoking images and thoughts in me. None of the information grabs my attention. There may be some good information in this, but it is so dryly written that all I hear is blah cognitive, blah, emotion blah. I've gotten books on topics I never thought I'd find interesting but they were so well written and read, I ended up enjoying them. This book is the opposite. I like the topic but something is wrong with it, at least to my hearing. I don't know how much of it may be due to the reading. I think that's partly it, but I think it's mostly the writing. This might be fine in written form, but for me, I doubt it.

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  • Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Full Cast Recording
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,936

Experience Ender’s Game as you’ve never heard it before! With an all-new, original script written by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game Alive is a full-cast audio drama that reimagines the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fresh new way to enjoy the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-08-13

A must read for Ender’s fans

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I was more than pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I thought it was another retelling of the same story, and while it certainly was that, it was so much more. It has scenes that are mentioned but not depicted from the other books. It expands and clarifies scenes that are depicted. Not too much deviates from previously written books, and it includes information from some of the books written after Ender’s Game. Most of the voices were really good, and none of them so bad that it interfered with my enjoyment of the book. Whether you’ve read any of the other books or not, you can still enjoy this book. I highly recommend it.

  • Change or Die

  • The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life
  • By: Alan Deutschman
  • Narrated by: Brian Keeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

What if you were given the ultimatum: make a radical shift in your life, or lose it all? This was the question Alan Deutschman posed in "Change or Die", his sensational cover story for the May 2005 issue of Fast Company. Surprisingly, Deutschman concluded that although we all have the innate capability and fundamental need to change our behavior, we rarely ever do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic info

  • By Bil Moore on 04-06-07

Change and Thrive

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

First of all, the reader was excellent. The writing struck the perfect balance of useful information with interesting example stories. Some of them I heard before, but it wasn't a boring retelling. It focused on the aspect of why change was needed, and the results of those who did change vs those who didn't. It helps you see how to apply that information to your own life. For instance, a couple useful tips (paraphrasing): 1) Act as if...2) Learn new things that are not related to what you already know. This will help you avoid brain atrophy. I liked the question and answer feature at the end. I highly recommend this book.

  • Resilience

  • Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life
  • By: Eric Greitens
  • Narrated by: Eric Greitens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280

You cannot bounce back from hardship. You can only move through it. There is a path through pain to wisdom, through suffering to strength, and through fear to courage if we have the virtue of resilience. In 2012, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn’t seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he’d been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Story, but a lot of Repetition in all 3 books

  • By Robert on 06-01-17

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

There may be good information in this book, but I cannot get past the format of it. It is written in letter format, like advice written to a friend. Subconsciously, it lessens the authority of the information for me. I'm just not enjoying reading this.

  • The Autobiography of Santa Claus

  • By: Jeff Guinn
  • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 406

Jump on Santa's sleigh for a journey through 17 centuries of Christmas magic!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • History and Christmas

  • By Mara on 12-14-08

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

I wanted to like this book, I really did. I love pretty much all things Christmas. I loved the book about Jacob Marley, which is The Christmas Carol from his point of view. But while this book started off promising, it quickly became boring. I even put it aside for a few weeks and came back to it, and it is not any better. There is a lot of dry, uninteresting history in it. It is not a fun read.

  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,058

In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There is a PDF, Folks

  • By Cynthia on 06-27-17

Good Information

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Any additional comments?

For many years conventional wisdom has been that eating more frequent smaller meals is better for you. This book proposes that 3 meals is enough, and on occasion, 2, 1, or even none is perfectly healthy. It also flies in the face of the idea that breakfast is essential. The main premise is regarding insulin resistance. So even though your metabolism is raised somewhat by eating, it is more than offset by a rise in insulin, leading to insulin resistance and lack of losing fat, even when dieting. By adding more time between eating, it allows insulin to be lowered and fat storage to be lessened. 30-40 years ago, when I was younger, I ate this way, skipping breakfast and eating a couple of sparse meals. I had to do that not to gain weight. As I got older, had kids, and have dieted a gazillion times, I weigh twice as much as I did back then. I feel like I now have permission to eat the way I did when I was younger. I didn't know if I could skip snacking or not, but a week into it, I am having no trouble. I'm still eating a lot at these meals. I will little by little cut back on the amount I eat and the junk food. If you are having trouble losing weight the conventional way and are looking for a different point of view, this book might just be what you are looking for.

  • Food Freedom Forever

  • Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
  • By: Melissa Hartwig
  • Narrated by: Melissa Hartwig
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

Food Freedom Forever shows you how to design your reset, making your short-term protocol maximally effective. You'll learn how to spot your specific triggers before they're pulled and strategies for dealing with temptation, strengthening your new healthy habits, and boosting your willpower. Melissa also shares advice for retaining your food freedom during holidays, vacations, periods of life stress, social pressure, and criticism from friends and family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By Sally Rusk on 07-05-17

Major Repetative

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No. There is no PDF to reference. I truly cannot remember reading anything useful in the earlier chapters. But I can tell you that in the last few chapters the same ideas are repeated ad nauseum. This should have been titled "100 different ways to tell people why you are no longer eating crap". I was ready to throw my Kindle against the wall.

What do you think your next listen will be?

One of the many books I have on my Kindle.

What does Melissa Hartwig bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

If I had read the book I would have skipped past a lot of stuff and could have gone back to anything valuable. I think this book would be better in physical form. As for Hartwig's reading, I wasn't sure if I would like it at first, but I did end up liking it just fine.

Did Food Freedom Forever inspire you to do anything?

It confirmed what I have read elsewhere, that eating whole foods and eliminating junk food is good for you.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,550

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Title misrepresents tone of content

  • By Matt on 07-29-14

Not what I'm interested in.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who is spiritual.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jen Sincero again?

If she didn't write it, maybe.

Any additional comments?

I don't know what I read about this book that didn't clue me in that it is spiritual based, but it is. I talks about source energy and matching frequency, and stuff like that, that I do not believe in or have an interest in.