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  • The Artist's Journey

  • The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning
  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

On our artist's journey, we move past resistance and past self-sabotage. We discover our true selves and our authentic calling, and we produce the works we were born to create. You are an artist too - whether you realize it or not, whether you like it or not - and you have an artist's journey. Will you live it out? Will you follow your muse and do the work you were born to do?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It will give you strength

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-18

Pressfield Stirs my Soul

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

It’s tough to describe what listening to Pressfield read his own words can do to an artist’s mind, stirring the soul, and invoking a sense of courage to create immediately. Having enjoyed all of his works this is another wonderful reminder and kick in the pants to get some art created. Awesome listen.

  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,033

Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not a runner ...

  • By B.J. on 09-01-09

One of my All-Time Favorite Books

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

Reviewed: 10-01-14

LOVE this story. LOVE the passion it brings for getting outside, running, and the way it all comes together in the end is historic. I read this book years ago and it changed my life, the way I worked out, climbed mountains, and now to hear it on Audio, read so awesomely by Fred Sanders, with enthusiasm, accents, characters voices emphasized, this was very well done. A great listen. Inspiring!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,371

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I was a little disappointed

  • By Megan on 09-22-14
  • Eat That Frog!
  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy

Immediately Applicable

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

Reviewed: 08-25-14

Brian Tracy is a Legend in the Self-Help industry. He has overcome so many obstacles and made a huge difference in this world. If you are a fan, this is another great read. If you've never heard of Brian, this will be a great introduction to what he can do for you. Just by grasping this one concept I have become far more efficient than I was prior. I've listened to this book twice and loved it better the second time even. Highly recommend it!

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dad Is Fat

  • By: Jim Gaffigan
  • Narrated by: Jim Gaffigan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,919
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,885

In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children - everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills ("they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news"), to the eating habits of four-year-olds ("there is no difference between a four-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor").

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for Gaffigan fans - better for expecting dads

  • By Sean on 05-17-13

Kids Under The Age of 10? This Will Make You Howl

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

Reviewed: 08-25-14

I've loved Jim Gaffigan for years. I bought this book for my Dad for Father's Day last year. Unfortunately I believe he was offended by the title and never read the contents since he thought I was calling him fat by giving him this book. I should have purchased the book for me. I have 4 kids under 8 years and was wiping tears away reading the book's introduction it was that funny to read the roles they play. Jim's delivery and honesty, coupled with his descriptions, voices, and material, is really so wonderful and hilarious. This is one funny book, yet it's different from his stand-up, and the listener will be laughing with reminders as babies cry in the night.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Leap

  • By: Gay Hendricks
  • Narrated by: Gay Hendricks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,143

Most of us believe that we will finally feel satisfied and content with our lives when we get the good news we have been waiting for, find a healthy relationship, or achieve one of our personal goals. However, this rarely happens. Good fortune is often followed by negative emotions that overtake us and result in destructive behaviors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring, useful, a little preachy but VERY good

  • By Monica Raven on 08-20-09

Changes my life

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

Reviewed: 08-25-14

This book has changed my life. The way I live think act respond. The hours that were once days are now minutes as I embrace Einstein Time. The concepts I share with those around me. I bet I've accidentally sold dozens of copies of this book just by how much I tell others about its influence. I've listened to it 10 times now and am making my Big Leap into the life I've always meant to create.

24 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,177

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just didn't get all the humor.

  • By Jason P Gossen on 02-18-17

Laugh til You Have To Press Pause, and Then Rewind

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

Reviewed: 08-25-14

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

This book and Tina's performance brought me many joyful moments, especially awkwardly laughing myself into the fetal position on airplanes

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

Tina's SNL experience touched my heart, her concern for winning over Lorne Michaels, then becoming head writer, so awesome

Which scene was your favorite?

Her discussion on being a Mom and working the hours she was really made me laugh, reflect, and consider all I am doing as a working Dad

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Women in comedy and her role in bridging the gap that confirms people like Ellen, Amy, Mia, Tina, and others are equally, if not better, than any male comedy acts working today and throughout history. Very cool

Any additional comments?

This was a performance of Grammy winning proportions. Loved it. Shared it with my wife. Wiped tears away from laughing, and some parts cut deep (her scar story). Really loved this as an experience, rather than just another book read by it's author.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful