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  • Your Life Calling

  • Reimagining the Rest of Your Life
  • By: Jane Pauley
  • Narrated by: Jane Pauley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

In this inspirational audiobook, beloved broadcast journalist Jane Pauley helps people in the middle of their lives successfully navigate a "reinvention" phase and build a positive, powerful future. Everyone is talking about "reinvention." President Obama used the term nine times in a State of the Union address. Magazines, newspapers, and online blogs frequently devote coverage to the topic. But even though people are ready to reinvent themselves, many simply don’t know where to start. Jane Pauley is here to help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An inspirational collection of anecdotes

  • By Jack.prince.of.movie.reviews on 06-06-15

Great 'Listen'

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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: 09-07-16

Jane read honestly just like she always has over the years. Very easy to listen to. Great inspiring message as well

  • The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster

  • Why Now Is the Time to #jointheride
  • By: Darren Hardy
  • Narrated by: Darren Hardy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,645
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319

The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster will prepare you for the wild ride of entrepreneurship. It will warn you (of forthcoming fears, doubts, and the self-defeating conditioning of your upbringing and past), inoculate you (from the naysayers, dream-stealers, and pains of rejection and failure), and guide you (as you build those under-developed skills of independence, self-motivation, and self-accountability) safely past the landmines that blow up and cause the failure of 66 percent of all new businesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Mychal on 03-24-15

THE BEST YET!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-15

I am 68 years old and have been immersed with entrepreneurs most of my career. I am impressed with the story of becoming one, growing through the process, and seeing it through... accurately. Well done. Read it 6 times for full effect!

  • Wooden

  • A Coach's Life
  • By: Seth Davis
  • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

No college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden. His UCLA teams reached unprecedented heights in the 1960s and '70s, capped by a run of ten NCAA championships in twelve seasons and an eighty-eight-game winning streak, records that stand to this day. Wooden also became a renowned motivational speaker and writer, revered for his "Pyramid of Success." The portrait that emerges from Davis's remarkable biography is of a man in full, whose life story still resonates today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wooden: A Man Who Transcends Sports

  • By Rob - Audible on 08-20-14

SETH HIT A HOMERUN!

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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: 04-09-15

What did you love best about Wooden?

I really appreciated the honesty the Seth Davis displayed in telling the story about Johnny Wooden. Most of us only saw the side of Johnny in his latter years. I always wondered if it truly was possible to coach UCLA to so many championships with what seemed to be a gentlemanly approach. This book tells it all.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

WOODEN, The Full Story of Johnny

  • Fearless

  • The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,480
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,493

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, "I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These heros and their families give so much

  • By Susan on 08-13-12

A STORY OF RECOVERY, COURAGE, AND HONOR

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

Reviewed: 04-09-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it was the story of how love overcame addiction and preserved the life of a man that greatly displayed dedication to make America a safer place. He also lived out the immeasurable value of family in all aspects of life.

  • Go Like Hell

  • Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans
  • By: A. J. Baime
  • Narrated by: Jones Allen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 453

By the early 1960s, Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Baby boomers were taking to the roads in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort, and Ford didn’t offer what these young drivers wanted. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari lorded over the European racing scene, crafting beautiful, fast sports cars that epitomized style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Entertaining Audiobook

  • By S. Perry on 12-29-13

INTRIGUED WITH RACING IN THE '60'S?

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

Reviewed: 04-09-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I was a Indy Car racing fan in the 1960's. I loved the Indy 500 and really didn't know much of the Le Mans or Ford's involvement in the racing scene. That said, I really enjoyed this book and learning about the influence and history of both Enzo Ferrari and Henry Ford Jr.

  • Back to Happy

  • A Journey of Hope, Healing and Waking Up
  • By: Connie T. Bowman
  • Narrated by: Connie T. Bowman
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Acceptance is just the first step in your journey to reclaim a vibrant life. In her book Back to Happy: A Journey of Hope, Healing, and Waking Up, Connie T. Bowman shares how she rediscovered joy after the death of her first child. In addition to personal stories, she offers nine practical steps you can take toward healing as well as links to podcast interviews and a list of helpful books, videos, prayers, and poems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A WELL READ, INSIGHTFUL BOOK WITH HEAING INSIGHT

  • By Roger on 03-19-15

A WELL READ, INSIGHTFUL BOOK WITH HEAING INSIGHT

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

Where does Back to Happy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Being a professional voice, author Connie Bowman does an outstanding narration of her book. Using the story of her personal loss of her daughter makes this book real as she gives many suggestions of steps to consider while going through the grief from loss process.

What did you like best about this story?

While Connie's personal belief system is through the Christian perspective, she presents the book in such a way, the she encourages the readers to embrace their own belief system of their higher power.

Have you listened to any of Connie T. Bowman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

From time to time, people in my circle of influence experience loss. I will feel very comfortable in suggesting 'Back to Happy' as a book that the person may want to consider reading when they are ready.

Any additional comments?

Well done!

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  • Halftime

  • Moving from Success to Significance
  • By: Bob Buford
  • Narrated by: Max Bloomquist
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

Midlife is no longer a crisis, but a growing awareness. The achievements that energized your success no longer seem as rewarding. You find yourself thinking, there’s got to be more. You’re ready to move from success to significance. Welcome to halftime: your personal timeout in the game of life. Time to pause and take inventory of what really matters to you in order to chart an even more meaningful and satisfying second half.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT BOOK AS ONE JOURNEYS THROUGH LIFE!

  • By Roger on 01-22-15

GREAT BOOK AS ONE JOURNEYS THROUGH LIFE!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-15

What did you love best about Halftime?

For people that have lived enough life that they are at a point where they may be asking "Is this all there is to life?", it is very helpful in answering that question.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bob Buford, the author of the book. He was real.

What about Max Bloomquist’s performance did you like?

Very easy to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • They Like Jesus but Not the Church

  • Insights from Emerging Generations
  • By: Dan Kimball
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Many people today, especially among emerging generations, don't resonate with the church and organized Christianity. Some are leaving the church and others were never part of the church in the first place. Yet often they are still spiritually open and fascinated with Jesus. This is a ministry resource book exploring six of the most common objections and misunderstandings emerging generations have about the church and Christianity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tells it like it is

  • By Roger on 08-06-12

Tells it like it is

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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: 08-06-12

If you could sum up They Like Jesus but Not the Church in three words, what would they be?

"Simply the truth". Traditional and fundamental Christianity wants to believe that everyone believes (or should believe) that way they do. While the author doesn't believe that we should just like Jesus and not the church, this book tells why some people really do feel that way.

What other book might you compare They Like Jesus but Not the Church to and why?

unchristian by David Kinnamen

Which character – as performed by Patrick Lawlor – was your favorite?

NA

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Appreciated time to process it.

  • Beyond Belief

  • Finding the Strength to Come Back
  • By: Josh Hamilton, Tim Keown (Contributor)
  • Narrated by: Ethan Sawyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 87

Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft. He was destined to be one of those rare "high-character" superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors, all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness. What followed was a four-year nightmare of drugs and alcohol, estrangement from friends and family, and his eventual suspension from baseball.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once I started I could not put it down!!!!!

  • By King Hap on 12-30-17

Strength from Above

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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: 07-09-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Even though we may fail as human beings, there is no reason to give up. With help from above, through Christ, all things are possible.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the fact the Josh chose not to blame other people for his failures but rather, took personal responsibility. Because of the nature of addiction, Josh has fallen again but by taking responsibility has risen again.

Which character – as performed by Ethan Sawyer – was your favorite?

Josh Hamilton

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Down but not out.

  • The Prodigal God

  • Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Timothy Keller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 991

Taking his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity, Timothy Keller uncovers the essential message of Jesus, locked inside his most familiar parable. Within that parable Jesus reveals God's prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The dangers of righteousness

  • By Edward on 06-20-10

Brought relevance to my Christian walk

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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: 04-28-12

Would you listen to The Prodigal God again? Why?

I have listened to it at least 3 times. The thought that for years all we have focused on is the "younger brother" when the real story is "the older brother" that sits in lots of pews of American churches today, was a wonderful revelation. While the older brothers are sincere and probably well meaning people, they also have been instrumental in why some people leave churches feeling hurt and battered. It's also why some never want to set foot in a church. Great message uncovered!