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  • Peak Performance

  • Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
  • By: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,103

The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but

  • By Luke on 06-09-18

No creative ideas

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

This book is a summary at best. All the authors do during the whole thing is reference the work of already well-known studies and books written by actual scientists. Having read some of the actual books referenced in this book, I found Peak Performance to be nothing but an over-hyped knock-off. There was not one original idea.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Vatican Princess

  • A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia
  • By: C. W. Gortner
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813

Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias fascinated and terrorized 15th-century Renaissance Italy, and Lucrezia Borgia, beloved daughter of the pope, was at the center of the dynasty's ambitions. Slandered as a heartless seductress who lured men to their doom, was she in fact the villainess of legend, or was she trapped in a familial web, forced to choose between loyalty and survival?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling story

  • By Patricia on 05-11-16

Not What I Expected

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

I just finished Rival Queens before this and absolutely loved it. I had hoped that this book would be similar, a history of the time period based on strong, factual evidence. My expectations were too high. The Vatican Princess was a historical fiction written in first person, only loosely based on history. In retrospect, I really should have realized this based on the title and the description. But I didn't, and I was very disappointed. This was a story of a silly, naive little girl in a corrupt family that just happened to be based on real people. I recommend you temper your expectations as I did not.

18 of 20 people found this review helpful