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  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35,605
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,339
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32,243

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

Amazing Life Accomplishment

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

As a 50+ year old woman with no desire to exercise I found David's physical and mental accomplishments amazing and inspiring. I will certainly have him in my head if I try to slack off. "Roger that" &"get to it". !!

The format of discussion after each chapter is brilliant!

  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

Kenda Fans Will Enjoy It!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Better than I anticipated. Enjoyed seeing the "real" side of Kenda and hearing some about his life.

  • Experiences

  • The 7th Era of Marketing
  • By: Robert Rose, Carla Johnson
  • Narrated by: Robert Rose, Carla Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

There is a new era of marketing upon us. The time of reach, frequency, and campaign-oriented approaches is over. And if businesses don't evolve into this new era, they may find themselves on the wrong side of history. World-renowned marketing experts Robert Rose and Carla Johnson have teamed up and synthesized five years of research with global brands into a set of "better practices" that weave together both the "why" and the "how" of navigating this new landscape.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By j bulldog on 08-13-18

Boring

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I suppose I should have read the table of contents before downloading this book. I found the content to be extremely rudimentary and boring.

The narrators I'm assuming were the authors. And they are not professional narrators at all. I now have a new appreciation for professional audiobook performers.

Sorry to give it one star, but it is a book for beginners.

  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,568

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple reads required

  • By Chris on 04-27-14

Good Stuff

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Greg's book is a practical, straightforward, and simple approach to living essential. I feel as though it blends Echart Tolle's The Power of Now, and a simplify your life philosophy to be applied to your work life. Well done.

  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,482
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,780
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,752

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fund-raising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By Eugene on 05-29-18

Interesting and Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I'm so far outside of the corporate tech world so this was entertaining. Also made me really glad I am self-employed with no employees. 😁

  • The Stranger Beside Me

  • The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,234

Ann Rule was working on the biggest story of her career, tracking the trail of victims left by a brutal serial killer. Little did this future best-selling author know that the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest friends. Everyone's picture of a natural winner, Ted Bundy was a bright, charming, and handsome man with a promising future as an attorney. But on January 24, 1989 Bundy was executed for the murders of three young women - and had confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more women from coast to coast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good One from Ann Rule

  • By Malia on 08-24-12

Interesting and Engaging

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I find that if a book keeps me wanting to do my regular chores, or take car rides so I can listen to the audio book it is a good book. It was interesting till the very end.

  • The Storyteller's Secret

  • From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don't
  • By: Carmine Gallo
  • Narrated by: Carmine Gallo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

In The Storyteller's Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don't, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and communication expert Carmine Gallo reveals the keys to telling powerful stories that inspire, motivate, educate, build brands, launch movements, and change lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing New for Seasoned Business People

  • By j bulldog on 11-28-17

Nothing New for Seasoned Business People

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

If you are in touch with business visionaries and leaders there is nothing new here.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Real Artists Don't Starve

  • Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age
  • By: Jeff Goins
  • Narrated by: Stu Gray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432

Best-selling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Classic!

  • By Emmanuel on 06-11-17

Basic

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Good for a novice artist or designer. Would have liked much more focus in modern day artists or designers.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,094
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,128

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Changing

  • By LucySue on 12-30-16

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

The narrator was very good. I enjoyed the story and the imagination of the author.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Woo, Wow, and Win

  • Service Design, Strategy, and the Art of Customer Delight
  • By: Thomas A. Stewart, Patricia O'Connell
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Best-selling authors and business experts Thomas A. Stewart and Patricia O'Connell contend that most companies, both digital and brick-and-mortar, B2B or B2C, are not designed for service - to provide an experience that matches a customer's expectations with every interaction and serves the company's needs. When customers have more choices than ever before, study after study reveals that it's the experience that makes the difference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great overview book

  • By Terri on 04-14-18

Not great for small business

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

The performance was monotone. A lot of the content examples are of big business, some of which were interesting. But overall I did not learn much new stuff.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful