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  • The Poetic Edda

  • Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes
  • By: Jackson Crawford
  • Narrated by: Jackson Crawford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 102

The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological, and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen I've been waiting for this

  • By Adam on 11-15-18

amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-21-19

loved it especially the last words by the author. amazing life lessons 5 stars !

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,576
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,781

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets without the old texts

  • By William Taylor on 05-10-18

Brilliant, thrilling!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-16-18

This is my first Norse mythology book and what an introduction!

The stories are extremely interesting to listen to and the author voice is perfect for this type of literature.

update: just listened for a 2nd time in a row! love it even more

  • The Danish Way of Parenting

  • What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids
  • By: Jessica Joelle Alexander, Dissing Sandahl
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world - and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, succesful kids year after year? This upbeat and practical guide reveals the habits of the happiest families on earth. With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, the authors present six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Positive and uplifting parenting book

  • By Flint on 02-21-17

helpful

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-18

very interesting "new" way of educating. everything is based on positive education principles. great book

  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • By: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,692

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Listen to Scare Yourself in the Dark

  • By Trixie Runnin' on 03-04-18

not my cup of tea...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-18

not my cup of tea but a great book nonetheless. I lost interest in the book because I realky am not the type to read this type of books. but I respect the author incredible style.

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  • The Lean Startup

  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,492

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, mature but not original or essential

  • By Jason Comely on 02-19-13

Interesting concept. Shouldnt be that long

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-18

this book is great in terms of learning new interesting ways of working. After working in a start up that failed i see the need for the lean concept to be globalized. but the book is really too long for its own good. Coulf have been 100 pages and that would have been enough.

  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,629

This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good info just not suited for audio

  • By Colin on 03-17-15

very useful "tool" book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-18

very interesting ans useful in terms of productivity and career / lifestyle design. can get a bit messy in some parts due to mentioning countless websites...otherwise good experience.

  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,089
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,085

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Worth It

  • By Russell on 01-23-13

great book about this incredible individual

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-17

loved it
greatly inspiring
i would recommend it to anyone
full of insights about working out, acting, politics