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  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,255

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

useful no matter your title

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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: 08-03-18

Actionable no matter your title or role. lead two people or your boss. fun too!

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,160

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

A book to heal broken lives and improve the world

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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: 07-28-18

Jordans words in his own voice carry a strong message. I will definitely reread soon

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  • The History of the Supreme Court

  • By: Peter Irons, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Peter Irons
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371

For more than two centuries, the Supreme Court has exerted extraordinary influence over the way we live our daily lives. This series of 36 clear and insightful lectures - delivered by an award-winning teacher and widely respected authority on the Supreme Court - answers many questions about the Court as it traces the development of the Court from a body having little power or prestige to its current status as "the most powerful and prestigious judicial institution in the world."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Professor's Bias Does Not Detract

  • By Bill Martin on 02-26-15

Essential knowledge for Americans and foreigners

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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: 12-02-17

The decisions made in the US supreme court have implications on the daily lives of anyone who lives in the US. As an alien, I now appreciate even more the effort it took for human rights to reach all citizens (Black, Women, LGBT, etc.)

Highly recommended!

  • The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

  • By: Francis Fukuyama
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741

Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied to all citizens. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their constituents. We take these institutions for granted, but they are absent or are unable to perform in many of today’s developing countries—with often disastrous consequences for the rest of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Summary of Political History I've Read

  • By blah on 05-12-13

great book for politically inclined audience

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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: 04-16-17

this is the most complete account of this field that I have ever read or heard of.

  • Invisible Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Ralph Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,490
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,493

Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of 20th-century African-American life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching - yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterfully written; perfectly narrated

  • By Imhokhai on 03-04-13

Great narrator!

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-17

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

The narrator makes the book. I ultimately stopped reading because I couldn't find the story believable.

  • Scrum

  • The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
  • By: Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland
  • Narrated by: JJ Sutherland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,573

By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1200 percent. Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but...

  • By punkmasta on 08-31-15

Good 'high level' / Why Scrum. Weak on guides and.

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

this book was a good scrum intro. as the author says, it is more about 'why scrum' and less about 'how'.

This book made me realize that scrum is not just a set of tools. scrum builds on certain management perspectives and philosophy. I you can not articulate these, your team may soon revert to old habits.

this book did give me the tools and language to motivate my team and management to adopt scrum. But, if you are looking for specifics rather than big-picture, you are probably better off picking another book.

This book has various memories and anacdotes that are not strictly related to scrum.

  • Molly Fyde and the Blood of Billions

  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

It's been ten years since Molly last set foot on her birth planet, and this isn't how she'd imagined her homecoming. The sky is full of an invading fleet, one powerful enough to threaten the entire galaxy. The new family she has come to rely on - her crew of alien misfits and runaways - are scattered in three directions. As they struggle to reunite, events beyond their control seem to be driving more than just them apart: the universe itself may be torn asunder if the bond between these unlikely heroes is broken.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I don't know what to think

  • By Jeffery on 04-25-14

disappointed

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-15

story greys chewy, long fighting scenes that go no where. like watching matrix 2 in slow motion and without the graphics.
previous book was much better.

  • Brain Rules

  • 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
  • By: John J. Medina
  • Narrated by: John J. Medina
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,923
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,174

Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know - such as the brain's need for physical activity to work at its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget - and so important to repeat new information? Is it true that men and women have different brains?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book for students.

  • By Beenre on 03-28-09

My favorite book for students.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-09

Sick of "how to" books, as an avid listener of audiobooks, I like well researched, well presented, compressed books that are narrated by the author. this one scores on all counts. as if they had audio rather then print in mind all along!

As an academic student I've long since been looking for someone to give me the gist of how to study, without patronizing tones and "you can do it" over piano music. Medina really gives you intuitive yet academic based understanding of what methods are best to help you study

This book has finally caused me to get off the computer and go excercise, for my brain's sake.

Thanks John!

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