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  • The Serpent King

  • By: Jeff Zentner
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Ariadne Meyers, Ethan Sawyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life - at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes; and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father's extreme faith and very public fall from grace. He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once and future king

  • By Justin on 03-31-16

Wonderful!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I loved the major characters of the book, and especially Dill and Lydia. The book was very well-written, and these characters and this story now have a special place in my heart. This book will truly be appreciated by teens aged 15 or 16 through adult.

  • The Mask of Masculinity

  • How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives
  • By: Lewis Howes
  • Narrated by: Lewis Howes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158

Lewis Howes grew up as an athlete. He was a two-sport All-American and went on to play football professionally. Howes then transferred his competitive nature from sports to business, building his podcast, The School of Greatness, into a global phenomenon. But his whole identity was built on misguided beliefs about what "masculinity" was: dangerous, false ideas learned from teammates and coaches in locker rooms and stereotypes in the media. Like so many men, Howes grew up to be angry, frustrated, and always chasing something that was never enough.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new for anyone over 35

  • By AwJeez on 06-27-18

Permission for men to be their authentic selves

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

This book is a sharing of what Lewis learned while trying to find his own sense of peace with himself as a man. It gives men permission to be who they truly are as individual people and respectable leaders without having to be someone else’s definition of what it means to be a man. It gives a sense of freedom. If you are a man, or if you know a man or a boy, I urge you to read this book. It’s filled with great wisdom and practical tools on how to become an authentic and empowered man in a society that both urges males to be “real men” while simultaneously putting them down for doing just that and attempting to emasculate them. Great read and a quick one, too!

  • The Third Door

  • The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers
  • By: Alex Banayan
  • Narrated by: Alex Banayan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,299

The Third Door takes listeners on an unprecedented adventure - from hacking Warren Buffett’s shareholders meeting to chasing Larry King through a grocery store to celebrating in a nightclub with Lady Gaga - as Alex Banayan travels from icon to icon, decoding their success. After remarkable one-on-one interviews with Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Larry King, Jessica Alba, Pitbull, Tim Ferriss, Quincy Jones, and many more, Alex discovered the one key they have in common: they all took the Third Door.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story saved my future...

  • By Laurimar Melendez on 07-08-18

EVERYONE should read this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

This book is for every person on this planet who has dreams but think they’re unattainable, for everyone who is pursuing their dreams, for everyone who loves an adventure, and for anyone who just needs a renewed sense of what it means to be alive. Alex tells his truth in such a way that you experience the ups and downs of his journey and absorb the wisdom from the successful dreamers as if you were there with him. It’s truly a work of love, sweat, tears, and insights. There are frustrations, joys, sadness, and gratitude, and you want to keep reading because you just HAVE to know what happened next. Obviously, I highly recommend this book to each and everyone of you!