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  • Head Strong

  • The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster - in Just Two Weeks
  • By: Dave Asprey
  • Narrated by: Dave Asprey, Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793

For the last decade, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has worked with world-renowned doctors and scientists to uncover the latest, most innovative methods for making humans perform better - a process known as "biohacking". In his first book, The Bulletproof Diet, he shared his biohacking tips for taking control of your own biology. Now, in Head Strong, Asprey shows listeners how to biohack their way to sharper, smarter, faster, more resilient brains.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very extensive but impractical

  • By Ethan Blucher on 04-18-17

PT Barnum has nothing on this guy

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-19

I'm not qualified to make scientific assessments, but as a long time car dealer I do have a pretty good sense of when somebody is in sales mode. I'm sure they're is valuable info in the book but I couldn't discern the difference between that and his desire to sell me a bunch of snake oil. Pardon my sarcasm. I hope he does love to be 180.

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,647
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,588

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

A Total Must Read!!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

One of my top ten favorite books. A story about perseverance and determination that will touch anyone with a heart!

  • The Dichotomy of Leadership

  • Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,468
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,056
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,026

Every leader must be ready and willing to take charge, to make hard, crucial calls for the good of the team and the mission. Something much more difficult to understand is that in order to be a good leader, one must also be a good follower. This is a dichotomy - a Dichotomy of Leadership. It is, as authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin explained in their best-selling first audiobook, Extreme Ownership, “Simple, Not Easy”.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for every leader

  • By Daniel B. Smith on 09-26-18

a great follow-up!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

our frog friends delivered a superlative follow up to their first book extreme ownership. it's great to see that even the tough guys recognize the need to find a balance between horsepower and diplomacy in building winning teams

  • The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD, Thomas M. Campbell II MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but need PDF with exhibits

  • By Chris on 05-29-17

could have been a lot better

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

I believe the author is a wonderful man. the information he's sharing may have the potential to solve our country's Medical crisis. however it won't happen bye saying the same thing over and over and over again and what amounts to quadruple the number of hours that should have taken to say what he said. if they really want plant-based Whole Foods to become well recognized they need to have a revised version that's no more than 100 pages. I don't believe there would be anything of significance that would be left out by revising this book to 100 pages and making it readable to the average person

  • A Life Without Limits

  • By: Chrissie Wellington, Michael Aylwin
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

The amazing life story of Britain's world conquering triathlete, Chrissie Wellington. Chrissie Wellington is the world's No 1 female Ironman triathlete, the current quadruple World Champion and World Record holder. In 2009 she was voted 'Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year' and in 2010 was awarded the MBE. She is the undefeated champion of Triathlon, having won nine Ironman titles from nine races.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I just can't take it anymore!!

  • By Terry B. on 06-16-16

somewhere beyond amazing

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

to call Chrissie Wellington inspiring would be a disservice. as someone has done an Ironman, I am beyond amazed at the performances she put together even when she was injured. she's clearly A Gifted athlete but her mental toughness is what's most impressive. thanks for writing the book Chrissie

  • Peak Performance

  • Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
  • By: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,795
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,749

The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but

  • By Luke on 06-09-18

an entertaining recap of several good books

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I got the sense that I had read this book before but I realized that the books that I had read were Grit, the Talent Code, start with y and man's search for meaning. the authors admittedly got a lot of their information from these books and reference them by name. I think they did a decent job of using Aaron stories to relate the same learnings as the previous authors and I think the book is worth reading.

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  • Relentless

  • From Good to Great to Unstoppable
  • By: Tim S. Grover
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,821

Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Tim Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: You keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In "The Relentless 13", he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The book is legit

  • By James on 04-28-18

Uninspiring.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

stopped after a few chapters. I'm sure the author is a good trainer but what I read was repetitive, not week written out inspiring. I understand that there's another level of yours elite performers who's dominant nature drives their behavior and need to win. That could be the basis of a good book, but that's not what this was.

Upstanders: Season 1 (FREE) audiobook cover art
  • Upstanders: Season 1 (FREE)

  • By: Howard Schultz, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
  • Narrated by: Michael B. Jordan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

What are Upstanders? Let's start with this: They are the opposite of bystanders. They are problem solvers and protestors, students and parents, professionals and civic leaders. Some fight injustice; others fearlessly challenge the status quo. They are ordinary people who are making extraordinary differences in their communities and beyond. From Salt Lake City to Memphis to Baltimore, Upstanders remind us that participation in civic life has no bounds - and that we can all be the change we wish to see in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Lasse on 11-09-17

There"s HOPE for our world

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Thanks for the reminder that every day heroes still exist in our world . Schultz and Chandrasekeran provide a great service in recognizing the extraordinary difference being made by people with a heart for improving lives.

  • Think and Grow Rich

  • By: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Charles Conrad
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Napoleon Hill interviewed and studied the 500 greatest wealth-makers of his time. From their examples, he uncovered the universal laws of success - principles that will work for anyone willing to put them into practice. The result, first published in 1938, was Think and Grow Rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly & Effectively Insightful

  • By Robert on 09-12-17

an unexpected classic

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I've heard about this book for many years and I have to comment that it was only partially what I expected. I was certainly expecting the power of Positive suggestion but was caught a little off-guard bye Hills forward-thinking comments on transmuting the sex energy. if you read about neuro-linguistic programming and the advances in brain science over the last 12 years it's hard to withhold credit from Napoleon Hill for being way ahead of his time

  • The Coaching Habit

  • Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
  • By: Michael Bungay Stanier
  • Narrated by: Daniel Maté
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,585
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,553

In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how - by saying less and asking more - you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • practical application, not theoretical

  • By Scott on 08-26-16

just OK

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I read a lot of this type of book, and the content in this one is okay but the author seems more of an academic than an achiever. it's also a little annoying in each chapter summary to have him refer you to his website. That seems a little salesy. sorry if I was over critical on this one again he seems like a good guy