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  • The Dip

  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,823
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108

Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point: really hard, and not much fun at all. And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you're in a Dip: a temporary setback that you will overcome if you keep pushing. But maybe it's really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Touches to quitting, when to quit - just touches

  • By Hakan on 02-22-09

An interesting perspective.

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Reviewed: 02-22-18

It's good to know that there's benefit to playing smart verses simply playing safe. Strategic manipulation of the outcome you want will take you far.

  • Blessed Are the Misfits

  • Great News for Believers Who Are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They're Missing Something
  • By: Brant Hansen
  • Narrated by: Brant Hansen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 228
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    5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 206

While American church culture (and American culture at large) seems largely designed for the extroverted, it's estimated that half of the American population is introverted, and they're often left wondering how, even if, they fit in the kingdom of God. As one of them, popular radio host Brant Hansen brings news. It's wonderful, refreshing, and never-been-said-this-way-before good news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please read

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-13-18

Such a good story teller!

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Reviewed: 01-26-18

Brant Hansen is so easy to listen to. In a lot of ways, I can relate to him. It's nice hearing things from a relatable perspective.

  • 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 836
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    5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 761

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

Very engaging and eye opening

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Reviewed: 01-24-18

It's a rare thing that I can listen to a book and immediately after finishing it, read it again. This is surely one of those books. I've read it twice in the last 5 days and I want to read it again. Brant Hansen has a way of keeping you engaged with what he's trying to inform you about. I loved it!

  • The Collector

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,703

From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend's Manhattan apartment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want to like it--but couldn't stop!

  • By Janels on 05-02-14

Great listen!

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Reviewed: 07-18-17

I love Nora Roberts. I've never been disappointed after finishing one of her books (those with the particular slant towards solving a mystery that is). The narrator's ability to give each character their own voice just added to the overall telling of the story.

  • Pleasure

  • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Narrated by: Susan Spain
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
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    4 out of 5 stars 424

Nia Simone Bijou is a woman who has it all - and is driven by the desire for more. Born in Trinidad, reared in Los Angeles, living in Atlanta, Nia is a writer, a thinker, and a woman in conflict. She's dealing with two sides of her Gemini self, feeling as if there are two women living inside her, both struggling for domination.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • displeased

  • By Charles on 07-01-08

Sensual, but very strange.

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Reviewed: 06-29-17

The book was okay. It started out hot and erotic and was great to listen to. But all the secrets and lies and infidelity and the almost incestuous nature of the book took it a bit too far for me. I have no problem with the main character's choices -- in terms of seeking pleasure. But the way they brothers fought over the same woman so viciously....

  • Grit

  • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • By: Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,683

In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit". Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A 9 hour commencement address

  • By Grimjack on 05-13-18

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 12-19-16

Loved every bit of it. I've read it twice and plan to read it again!

  • Designing Your Life

  • How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
  • By: Bill Burnett, Dave Evans
  • Narrated by: Bill Burnett, Dave Evans
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

In this book Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create lives that are both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of whom or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get the printed version

  • By dogwood lady on 12-03-16

Best book I've read all year!

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Reviewed: 11-20-16

I cannot put in words the wealth of value I received from reading this book. I plan to make it a regular read from here on out.

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  • Quiet Influence

  • The Introvert's Guide to Making a Difference
  • By: Jennifer Kahnweiler PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Introverts may feel powerless in a world where extroverts seem to rule, but there’s more than one way to have some sway. As Jennifer Kahnweiler proves in this much-needed audiobook, introverts can be highly effective influencers when, instead of trying to act like extroverts, they use their natural strengths. Kahnweiler shows how you can use those strengths to challenge the status quo, provoke new ways of thinking, effect change, and inspire others to move forward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Pen Name on 09-17-16

Great read

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Reviewed: 09-17-16

Loved it! I plan to read it again. There was so much useful information. As an introvert, I always felt like I "couldn't". This book shows me that I indeed can!

  • Rising Strong

  • How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,555
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,054

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

  • By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15

Amazing!!!

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Reviewed: 07-07-16

I was longing to finish so I could read it again. LOVE, LOVE, LOVED IT!!!!!

  • Just Listen

  • Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone
  • By: Mark Goulston
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950

You’ve got a business colleague who’s hostile...a client who’s furious...a staffer who’s deeply cynical—how do you get people to do what you want in tough situations like these? In Just Listen, veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible.“Here's the challenge,” Mark says.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone

  • By Joseph on 02-13-12

Life Changing

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-16

To be able to see things from another's perspective is the purest gold one can ever find!!!