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  • The Righteous Mind

  • Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
  • By: Jonathan Haidt
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,146

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was Made to Disagree with my Father.

  • By Darwin8u on 02-24-15

Absolutely horrible!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

This book, although it sounds intelligent, ceases to be once the author relies on offensive, disturbing and grotesque examples to make a point. Run from this book and this authors polluted way of thinking!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Unoffendable

  • How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better
  • By: Brant Hansen
  • Narrated by: Brant Hansen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 741

It's a radical, provocative idea: We're not entitled to get offended or stay angry. The idea of our own "righteous anger" is a myth. It is the number-one problem in our societies today and, as Dallas Willard says, Christians have not been taught out of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth. How refreshing.

  • By Terri C. on 07-15-17

Absolutely phenomenal!!!

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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: 09-11-17

This has got to be one of the best "Christian living" books I have ever listen to. A definite MUST read!!!

  • The 3 Keys to Empowerment

  • Release the Power Within People for Astonishing Results
  • By: Ken Blanchard, John P. Carlos, Alan Randolph
  • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

"Empowerment" can be a mind-numbing topic, but in The 3 Keys to Empowerment, Ken Blanchard and his coauthors use concrete examples, a Q&A format, case histories, and entertaining comments to keep the discussion lively. The authors show that empowerment is not about giving people power, it's about releasing the power they already have.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Like assembly instructions for a house

  • By Jim on 08-24-17

Like assembly instructions for a house

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

Wayyyyyyyy to much detail. This literally read like assembly instructions or a recipe book with 5,000 ingredients. It does not show, what this means to me, how do I change to become someone who knows how to empower others. It was literally a HR manual for empowering teams. I need practical information I can use personally to become someone who empowers others. The book was not relevant to me and my struggles with empowering others. This of course is a big disappointment as Ken doesn't normally do this kind of nonsense!

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,100

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Bad language

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-17

Good concept, too self absorbed, doesn't say anything about God, and inappropriately uses foul language. So not needed!

  • Perennial Seller

  • The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723

How can we create and market creative works that achieve longevity? Holiday explores this mystery by drawing on his extensive experience working with businesses and creators such as Google, American Apparel, and the author John Grisham as well as his interviews with the minds behind some of the greatest perennial sellers of our time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another Holiday marketing success, ironically .

  • By Luke on 10-29-17

Ok, but...

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Good concepts and good ideas, however the author goes off topic several times and brags about things he's done, or said to manipulate others which is less than stellar. Focus on purpose. It's not about you, it's about others!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Getting to Yes with Yourself

  • (And Other Worthy Opponents)
  • By: William Ury
  • Narrated by: William Ury
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

William Ury, co-author of the classic best seller on negotiation Getting to Yes, has taught tens of thousands of people from all walks of life - managers, salespeople, students, parents, lawyers, and diplomats - how to become better negotiators. Over the years, Ury has discovered that the greatest obstacle to successful agreements and satisfying relationships is not the other side, as difficult as they can be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WIN,WIN,WIN!

  • By Leslie on 05-09-15

Good but missing the perspective of God

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-17

This is a good book but is missing the perspective of a close, personal, loving, intimate, relationship with God. Without that key perspective the concepts in this book have limited value.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Whatever the Cost

  • Facing Your Fears, Dying to Your Dreams, and Living Powerfully
  • By: David Benham, Jason Benham
  • Narrated by: David Benham, Jason Benham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 118

This book follows the story of highly motivated and entrepreneurial twin brothers David and Jason Benham, from their formative years and ventures into professional baseball to their rise as owners of a multimillion-dollar business empire and securing an HGTV reality series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I read this year.

  • By Karisa R. Guerra on 12-03-15

Absolutely phenomenal!!!

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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: 12-22-16

One of the best books I've read this year. If you like seeing God work not just in your life but in other people's lives as well, you are going to so love this book! Them Benham brothers do an amazing job in showing you how a close, personal, loving, intimate relationship with God is the key for Him to do amazing things in your life and they give you a ton of practical advice you can apply to your own life and your relationship with God. You will so enjoy this book! I know I will be listening to it several more times!!!

  • The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

  • Using Deep Listening and Mindful Speech to Strengthen Relationships, Heal Conflicts, and Accomplish Your Goals
  • By: Susan Gillis Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 587

Good communiation is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it's between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers. In this book Susan Chapman, a marriage and family therapist and a longtime meditation teacher, explains how mindfulness can be brought to bear in the way we speak and listen to each other so that we can strengthen our connections and better accomplish our goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delivers on message, in a Clear and Meaningful Way

  • By LCNanny on 12-22-15

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

The concepts used in this book are absolutely horrible, selfish and self-centered even though the author tries to use a "we first" instead of "me first" mentality not realizing how selfish and self-centered that concept is!

  • Stand Out

  • How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It
  • By: Dorie Clark
  • Narrated by: Dorie Clark
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they will be lauded as experts on the merits of their work. But that's simply not true anymore. To make a name for yourself, you have to capitalize on your unique perspective and knowledge and inspire others to listen and take action. But becoming a "thought leader" is a mysterious and opaque process. Where do the ideas come from, and how do they get noticed?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Sheika Thomas on 04-07-16

Almost

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-16

Almost but did not quite meet my expectations...I wanted mor substance and this book although good could be better!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Turn the Ship Around!

  • A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
  • By: L. David Marquet
  • Narrated by: L. David Marquet
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603

David Marquet, an experienced Navy officer, was used to giving orders. Marquet acted like any other captain until, one day, he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. Marquet realized he was leading in a culture of followers, and they were all in danger unless they fundamentally changed the way they did things. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait to put this to work-track needs editing

  • By Bret on 07-26-13

Amazing, must read!

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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: 08-18-16

All I can say is WOW what an amazing concept, leader leader vs leader follower. Also, at the end I picked up on another amazing concept 'from empowerment to emancipation'