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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,338

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

Didn't live up to the hype

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

I received a lot of recommendations to read this book and it was ok. Just ok. I think the main points that he makes are very solid, but the way in which he makes them was not always clear. Often times he would over complicate his point (well, he is a professor) and led to confusion. I would often times wonder what it had to do with his point. On the flip side, there were moments in which I wished he would go a bit deeper into an example instead of sidetracking with something else.

Its worth a listen to if you can sit through it all. It may be easier to read a summary as there are some good ones out there.

  • How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk

  • The Foolproof Way to Follow Your Heart Without Losing Your Mind
  • By: John Van Epp
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking

  • By Rubytooshoes on 11-22-17

One of Top Relationship/Dating books!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Having gone through a divorce (one that I spend the last 4-yrs of trying to save) and now dating for the last 3 yrs trying to make sure that the next marriage lasts forever, I've read a lot of relationship books and this is right at the top. The author does an amazing job explaining the proper and ordered steps of building a healthy relationship. I've recommended to a number of friends and they've felt the same way.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Stumbling on Happiness

  • By: Daniel Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Daniel Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,940
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,917

A smart and funny book by a prominent Harvard psychologist, which uses groundbreaking research and (often hilarious) anecdotes to show us why we're so lousy at predicting what will make us happy, and what we can do about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!

  • By Jaxx on 06-09-06

Golden nuggets along boring road

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

There are so many great pieces in this book, however, the author does not tie things together well and as a whole seems a bit lost in his direction. There are a number of studies mentioned and it is up to the reader to translate and apply to actually recognize additional happiness in their life, because the author doesn't do that. I think some would hate this book because the author lists study after study and others would love the nuggets of wisdom found in those very studies.

  • Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life

  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,479

Whether it's selling your company's product in the boardroom or selling yourself on eating healthy, everything in life can and should be treated as a sale. And as sales expert Grant Cardone explains, knowing the principles of selling is a prerequisite for success of any kind. In Sell or Be Sold, Cardone breaks down the techniques and approaches necessary to master the art of selling in any avenue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sales Book

  • By Darrin on 02-02-17

If you care more about selling than anything else

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-17

First off, I could not stand the author's pronunciation of most words. The first half he talked like a beach bum and the second half like a thug. He cut off most words so they didn't have the last letter or two on them. I thought so many times about just quitting on the book, but probably finished it just so I could give a full and complete review here.

As for the content, there were some good gems in there, but also some things I did not agree with. If you want to sell your heart out and make so much money that you no longer care about your family or hobbies or any balance in your life, then this book is for you!

  • How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

  • Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor
  • By: Ernie J. Zelinski
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free offers inspirational advice on how to enjoy life to its fullest. The key to achieving an active and satisfying retirement involves a great deal more than having adequate financial resources; it also encompasses all other aspects of life - interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social support. With its friendly format and positive tone, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free offers retirement wisdom that you won’t get from your financial advisor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Painful but valuable

  • By Kathy Nichols on 08-14-12

If you have a ways until retirement, not for you

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

I will state right away that I'm in my 30s and want to prepare myself for a good and happy retirement which is why I got this book. The first and last portions of this book were great. However, I felt like so much of the book was a long list of things to do if you get bored in retirement. If you are about to retire and don't know what you are going to do with yourself, or are already in retirement, then this is for you. For me, I almost doubled the speed and got through the lists as quickly as I could.

  • The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning

  • Tying Soft Traits to Hard Results
  • By: David K. Williams
  • Narrated by: David K. Williams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Contrary to most conventional management wisdom, The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning looks beyond employee skills and background and to identify the true game-changing character traits for creating a winning culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most enlightened inclusive leadership ever written!!

  • By Raamon Newman on 09-05-15

Applicable to more than just business

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

Reviewed: 06-18-14

I couldn't help but find myself applying most of what was discussed in this book to my personal life beyond just work. David Williams shares a number of personal experiences that effected how he decided to run his business and in the end, it made all the difference - a business with a unique and enriching culture, different from most of the companies that care more about revenue that its own employees.

  • What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

  • A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings—and Life
  • By: Laura Vanderkam
  • Narrated by: Laura Vanderkam
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,248
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,229

According to time management expert Laura Vanderkam, mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives. Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research that shows why the early hours of the day are so important, Vanderkam reveals how successful people use mornings to help them accomplish things that are often impossible to take care of later in the day.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A statement or two could summarize this book

  • By Teresa on 07-22-12

Ok for the price.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-13

I got this because it was not expensive and it was relatively short, but did notice other reviews saying their was nothing too special about it's contents. I would probably have to agree. However, most of the time I was listening I was thinking that my wife would like to hear a few of these things. So, in my opinion, if you are an early riser already, you probably know how much you can get done in the morning. If you are not, maybe it will help encourage you.

I didn't particularly like how she read the book, but that was me.