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Henrik Westerlin (HkWe)

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  • Let Your Mind Run

  • A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory
  • By: Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Deena Kastor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 614

Deena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college, when her competitive method - run as hard as possible, for fear of losing - fostered a frustration and negativity and brought her to the brink of burnout. On the verge of quitting, she took a chance and moved to the high altitudes of Alamosa, Colorado, where legendary coach Joe Vigil had started the first professional distance-running team. There she encountered the idea that would transform her running career: the notion that changing her thinking - shaping her mind to be more encouraging, kind, and resilient - could make her faster than she’d ever imagined possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By steve finkelstein on 05-19-18

All through inspirational

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Countless gold nuggets for runners at all levels. Also a great book for those who want to understand their running family members and friends. Will be turning back to it before my next big race events. Stay Positive!

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101,913
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94,412
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93,976

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I started with very high expectations, got bored multiple times during the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

Captivating!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Trevor Noah is extremely gifted both in recounting his story and his narrator skills. Highly recommended!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • By: Ray Dalio
  • Narrated by: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,446

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Idea-meritocracy/Principles Reference

  • By Patrick Eberle on 06-30-18

Loaded with inspiration

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

After setting the scene in the first chapters, Ray Dalio generously shares a framework to approach life and work better equipped.
His principles are universally applicable for anyone who wish to evolve and develop in business and in life.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • To Pixar and Beyond

  • My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History
  • By: Lawrence Levy
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from Apple, he turned his attention to a little-known graphics art company that he owned called Pixar. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard-trained lawyer and Silicon Valley executive to whom he had never spoken before, in the hope of persuading Levy to help him get Pixar on the right track. What Levy found in Pixar was a company on the verge of failure. To Pixar and Beyond is the extraordinary story of what happened next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and Lovely

  • By Emielke on 04-22-17

A great surprise

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

I hadn't expected such a topic could be that captivating!
Great story, excellently and emphatically captured.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful