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  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

  • A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
  • By: John M.; Nan Gottman; Silver
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130

Straightforward in its approach, yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this book teach partners new and startling strategies for making marriage work. Gottman has scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behavior that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples to focus on one another and pay attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for someone too busy to read... but

  • By A. S. on 08-20-13

I'd Buy Both Audio And Print Versions Of This Book

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Just a warning. This book is meant to be kind of like a workbook. There are lots of lists and for this reason it doesn't translate well to the audio book in places. If I were you and really wanted to fix my marriage I'd buy both the audio and print versions of this book. Get familiar with the content by listening then buy the book and go through that as well.

  • Eat and Run

  • My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
  • By: Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
  • Narrated by: Quincy Dunn-Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312

A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you liked "Born to Run"...get this book!!!

  • By Heidi on 07-25-12

Sometimes You Just Do Things

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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: 01-27-19

Throughout this book he quotes a saying learned from growing up, "Sometimes you just do things." Take his advice and just get this book! Find Scott much more relatable than another ultra running book I've read called 'Finding Ultra' by Rich Roll. Especially found it interesting that ultra runners enjoy the meditative and mental clarity aspects of long distance running above all else.

  • You Do You

  • How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want
  • By: Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 799

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together comes more straight talk about how to stand up for who you are and what you really want, need, and deserve - showing when it's okay to be selfish, why it's pointless to be perfect, and how to be "difficult". Being yourself should be easy, yet too many of us struggle to live on other people's terms instead of our own. Rather than feeling large and in charge, we feel little and belittled.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Review of You Do You: How to Be Who You Are...

  • By Handy Cathi on 12-28-17

Don't Need To Purchase Book Title Says It All

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

This is one of those books that you really don't need to purchase. The title says it all. "YOU DO YOU." That's it, I told you the plot. If you are someone that doesn't do you and need to start this mode of thinking, then you might be a candidate for this book. It's a book that reinforces this mindset, repeats itself until the concept sinks in. Sarah Knight I think could be off-putting to some with the self righteousness only a graduate from an ivy league school (Harvard) could muster, but in the end seems like a nice enough person. Sarah seems to really enjoy, like the book title suggest, just wanting to do her own thing. There are infinite ways of living one's life and if that's the way she likes it, more power to Sarah Knight.

  • The Rational Male

  • By: Rollo Tomassi
  • Narrated by: Sam Botta
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241

Rollo Tomassi is one of the leading voices in the globally growing, male-focused online consortium known as the "Manosphere". Outlined are the concepts of positive masculinity, the feminine imperative, plate theory, operative social conventions, and the core psychological theory behind game awareness and "red pill" ideology. Tomassi explains and outlines the principles of intergender social dynamics and foundational reasoning behind them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly, highly recommend!

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-18-16

Unplug From The Matrix?

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Are you ready to unplug from the Matrix? If the answer is yes, Rollo Tomassi will show you the way with the same conviction Morpheus shows Neo. Author writes about women the same way a computer programmer might talk about computer analytics. Very sterile and unnervingly cold. While reading the book I couldn't help but think, if you are somewhat spiritual and/or religious we are talking about human beings here in this book/human souls. To write about people the way Tomassi at times comes across a bit shallow, but I guess I'm in the Matrix. Also, what's the ultimate point of hooking up anyway? For most people the answer is children. You may not realize this until you get older, civilization needs to perpetuate itself in order to survive. So at a certain point you may actually want to sacrifice pure self interest in the name of having a family. May be life isn't all about just you after all. There are very good points in the book and I plan to purchase his second book. One great point is men need to be more assertive and tap into their masculinity without feeling societal shame.

  • Finding Ultra

  • Revised and Updated Edition
  • By: Rich Roll
  • Narrated by: Rich Roll
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

Finding Ultra is Rich Roll's incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever. One evening in 2006, before turning 40, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly 50 pounds overweight at the time and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he plunged into a new way of eating that made processed foods off-limits and prioritized plant nutrition and daily training. Rich morphed - in mere months - from out-of-shape midlifer to endurance machine. Revised and updated edition with a new and original foreword and a bonus chapter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Underdog He Is Not

  • By Daniel on 04-27-18

Underdog He Is Not

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

In the beginning of this book, Finding Ultra, Rich Roll tries so hard to make himself out to be an underdog. Calling Rich Roll an underdog is like calling Warren Buffet an average investor.

He's an Ivy League swimmer and says on one of his first college swim meets he was hung over, but still got 2nd place. Or he didn't apply himself in college, but still got mostly Bs. Or passing on Harvard instead going to Stanford. One point in the book he's like because I didn't really know what else to do went to law school at freaking Cornell mind you, then got a job at a NY Law Firm then later became an entertainment lawyer, and finally got into endurance racing. He tries to dramatize everything and even tries to sound like an underdog.

At his heaviest he was around 207 I believe (At 5′ 11″ that's not that very big by modern standards) and once he beats addiction goes into endurance racing and places very well pretty much immediately. The book is like a 400 page humble brag, but even though some of it annoyed me I did really enjoy this book and learned a lot. Especially about what it takes to live your life at a very high standard, even when life throws you curve balls. It's a fascinating page turner from someone that had it all, good family, good genes, intelligence, good education, then self-sabotaged, but came back even stronger. Recommend this book especially if you like fitness/sports/athletics.

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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,094

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Favorite Fiction Book So Far On Audible

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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: 04-05-18

This book not only tells a good story it's smart too. Ernest Cline clearly did his research when writing this book. Includes lots of amazing movie and video game references from my childhood. It was an entertaining joy to read that kept my attention from beginning to end.

  • The Last Train from Hiroshima

  • The Survivors Look Back
  • By: Charles Pellegrino
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Last Train from Hiroshima offers listeners a stunning "you are there" time capsule, gracefully wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino's scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb's survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written. At the narrative's core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand---the Japanese civilians on the ground and the American fliers in the air.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing....with a grain of salt

  • By Gord on 06-10-10

Difficult To Get Through

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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: 01-21-18

Horrific and difficult book to get through. Important book though, so stayed with it. I still remember the few pages of my high school history book dedicated to this topic. Something this important should get more than a few pages. If you're in school or if you just want to know more about WWII history this is a good book to expand your understanding.

  • 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 1,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time for an entire gender to be unmasked

  • By Kary Oberbrunner on 10-31-17

Very Personal Book From Lewis Howes

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

I felt above all else this was a very personal book for Lewis Howes. I took pieces of Lewis Howes' journey and thought about how I would apply them to my own life. I think the positive message I took from this book is men need to me allowed to wear more than one mask, there needs to be more than one mask of "acceptable" masculinity. One small criticism of the book is when Lewis Howes went on the culturally trendy "mansplaining" tangent. Pretty sure shamming men on being assertive is not the best way to gain fans. Just think if this term was reversed and popularized through other public figures for the other gender. Don't think the reviews would be very positive. Overall enjoyed the book, learned more about Lewis Howes, and will continue listening to his podcast.

  • The Tactical Guide to Women

  • How Men Can Manage Risk in Dating and Marriage
  • By: Shawn Smith
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

For men, love is a high-stakes gamble. The right woman can be the best part of a man's life, and the wrong one can lead to personal and financial ruin. In today's climate, no man should venture into romance without a reliable risk-management strategy. The Tactical Guide to Women delivers a solid plan for allowing the right women into your life, and keeping the wrong ones at a safe distance. This is not another book about getting laid. This book is about not getting screwed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a book that is as important as the rational male.

  • By Chris on 12-26-17

Required Reading For Any Man

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-18

This book should be required reading for any man that's either dating or married. I think that all or many of the most important topics aren't taught in school, navigating relationships is one of those subjects. It is sooo important. Not knowing the risks ahead can set you up for disaster. It's sobering advice from someone that knows a lot about this topic, lots of insight. The book it presented in a very objective, positive, rational way. Get this book, men need to pull the wool from their eyes.

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  • The Whole Foods Diet

  • The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity
  • By: John Mackey, Alona Pulde, Matthew Lederman
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

The Whole Foods Diet simplifies the huge body of science, research, and advice that is available today and reveals the undeniable consensus: a whole foods, plant-based diet is the optimum diet for health and longevity. Standing on the shoulders of the Whole Foods Market brand and featuring an accessible 28-day program, delicious recipes, inspirational success stories, and a guilt-free approach to plant-based eating, The Whole Foods Diet is a life-affirming invitation to become a Whole Foodie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Normal to Fit & Feeling Amazing at 48

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-05-17

Good Takeaways But Diet Would Be Hard To Follow

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

There are good takeaways from this book in the overall philosophy of eating whole unprocessed foods etc. but diet I have to say is pretty extreme for most people. The big one for me is absolutely no oil (Not even olive oil or butter). Also, if you are used to eating meat getting down to 10% or less will be difficult as well. I read another book recently on Audible about the American tendency to extremes. I feel this diet is kind of an example of what previous book was talking about. It's not about moderation it's about going one direction in a drastic way. That's my criticism, BUT there are many good things and useful things in this book that will help people get healthy and live longer. It did help me. It's just a mixed bag. He says don't worry the food is delicious! But then a few times he mentions to make diet easier just eat the same thing again and again, lunch for example. Was thinking who wants to do that, who could maintain that kind of discipline?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful