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  • The Upside of Stress

  • Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
  • By: Kelly McGonigal
  • Narrated by: Kelly McGonigal
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

More than 44 percent of Americans admit to losing sleep over stress. And while most of us do everything we can to reduce it, Stanford psychologist and best-selling author Kelly McGonigal, PhD, delivers a startling message: Stress isn't bad. In The Upside of Stress, McGonigal highlights new research indicating that stress can, in fact, make us stronger, smarter, and happier - if we learn how to embrace it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind Boggling, Life Changing

  • By Ding Wuen Liw on 08-12-15

Awesome book

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

Why 4 stars?. It's pretty much nothing new for me since I follow stoicism very closely and the ideas presented here reaffirm it form a scientific perspective. It's a superb work nonetheless g, recommended

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bolivar

  • American Liberator
  • By: Marie Arana
  • Narrated by: David Crommett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

It is astonishing that Simón Bolívar, the great Liberator of South America, is not better known in the United States. He freed six countries from Spanish rule, traveled more than 75,000 miles on horseback to do so, and became the greatest figure in Latin American history. His life is epic, heroic, straight out of Hollywood: he fought battle after battle in punishing terrain, forged uncertain coalitions of competing forces and races, lost his beautiful wife soon after they married and died relatively young, uncertain whether his achievements would endure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There will be blood.

  • By Joselo on 08-02-13

The greatest man South America has ever seen

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

Reviewed: 06-14-15

My South American blood compelled me to pick up this book, little did I know what I was getting.

The immortal hero and the fallible human being is presented in this well researched book that leaves nothing behind and presents it in a beautiful narrative.

outstanding book about a great man

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,694

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book I wish I had 25 years ago

  • By Jason DeFillippo on 05-08-14

Hands down one of the greatest books I've read

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

Reviewed: 04-17-15

Every single word is meant to guide you navigate the waters of life this book among two others changed my life completely.

  • The 50th Law

  • By: 50 Cent, Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: 50 Cent, Robert Greene
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253

In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a "bible" for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin', as well as examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing the 50th Law.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A solid and well thought out book.

  • By David on 09-15-09

It changed my life

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

Reviewed: 04-11-15

Not only it helped me to go through a very difficult problem that I was facing, it gave me the strength and perspective to improve myself. Hands down one of the best books ever written

  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing. I wish I got the extended version!

  • By Dustin on 01-30-15

This is the book that I'll pass on to my kids

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

Reviewed: 03-02-15

Arnold is my bodybuilding inspiration an all time winner and a true inspiration his unbelievable story is precisely that he was the greatest he wasn't perfect nobody is but he's got the character to face it


  • The Game

  • Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
  • By: Neil Strauss
  • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,203

Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the best-selling author, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the year.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Won't up your Game, but better than reality TV

  • By David on 06-07-15

Empowering and well written/read

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

hands down one of my favorite listening of all time, it got me emotionally quite a few times and although it gets a bit dismal towards the end it's well worth it