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  • The Myth of the Spoiled Child

  • Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting
  • By: Alfie Kohn
  • Narrated by: Alfie Kohn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Somehow, deeply conservative assumptions about how children behave and how parents raise them have become the conventional wisdom in our society. It's widely assumed that parents are both permissive and overprotective, unable to set limits and afraid to let their kids fail. We're told that young people receive trophies, praise, and A's too easily, and suffer from inflated self-esteem and insufficient self-discipline. However, complaints about pushover parents and entitled kids are actually decades old and driven, it turns out, by ideology more than evidence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good info, too wordy

  • By Philip Mayer on 06-27-16

Best Parenting book out there

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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: 08-31-18

Alfie Kohn has immense passion for helping people understand and improve their responsibility as parents. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to parent in a way to raise successful and happy children. I wish my parents could have read it.

  • Patience: Developing the Virtue of Patience

  • By: Christian Olsen
  • Narrated by: Sam Slydell
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Do you or someone you know become frequently impatient? I personally think we can all do a little better, so I aligned quotes, thoughts, and tips in a book that will teach you the root of our impatience, the best ways to help ourselves, and the hidden inner power that emanates from developing this virtue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simplistic and real!

  • By Chaddrbox on 08-30-17

A bit basic, no revelations

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-18

It had pieces of wisdom, but overall nothing I haven't heard before. The author failed to inspire and the narrator was too impotent and bland for the message to sink in. His voice came off hard and prudent.

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  • Art of Seduction

  • An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power
  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Joseph Powers
  • Length: 22 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,109

In Art of Seduction, Greene returns with a new instruction audiobook on the most subtle, elusive, and effective form of power because seduction isn't really about sex. It's about manipulating other people's greatest weakness: their desire for pleasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have had my eyes opened

  • By Michael on 10-16-16

Straight to the point, detailed, perfected.

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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: 04-17-18

Doesn't waste any time, gives you all the answers, the only thing you have to do is read over and over again.

  • Edge of Eternity

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,054

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Elisa on 09-22-14

Epic Trilogy, sad its over. very good Ken Follet.

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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: 01-05-18

John lee is one of the best narrarators. every character has unique voices. Absoluetly amazing

  • A Column of Fire

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,654
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,876

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follett is a Master Storyteller

  • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

The Saga Continues

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-17

Another great epic. Always sad when it ends and the journey is over. Loved it

  • 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,361

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You don't have to be a psychopath to like this.

  • By Gaggleframpf on 02-25-16

Absolutely Incredible

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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: 04-22-17

Get a perspective on 3000 years of wisdom. A book everyone should read but I will only recommend to those I love.