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  • The Daily Stoic

  • 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
  • By: Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

Why have history's greatest minds - from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson along with today's top performers, from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities - embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not well made as audio

  • By Andreas on 12-27-16

Essential

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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: 10-22-16

Essential for any person ready to learn about and practice stoicism.

Great meditations and wisdom.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Fate of Africa

  • A History of the Continent Since Independence
  • By: Martin Meredith
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Martin Meredith has revised this classic history to incorporate important recent developments, including the Darfur crisis in Sudan, Robert Mugabe’s continued destructive rule in Zimbabwe, controversies over Western aid and exploitation of Africa’s resources, the growing importance and influence of China, and the democratic movement roiling the North African countries of Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Africa: Land of Hope and Horror

  • By Jeff on 03-08-14

Eurocentric view of Africa

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-15

Though the book was packed with information and research, it was certainly written from a European prospective.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • How We Learn

  • The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
  • By: Benedict Carey
  • Narrated by: Steve Kramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly how we "remember", not how we "learn"

  • By NH Mama on 05-05-16

Good

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-15

Make it stick is better in my opinion. There were great stories and examples though. Must read for parents and educators.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful