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  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,408
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,811
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,652

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

It takes too long to get to the point. I was tired of his lenghty anecdotes and I stopped listening.

  • Not Nice

  • Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty... And Start Speaking up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, and Unapologetically Being Yourself
  • By: Dr. Aziz Gazipura PsyD
  • Narrated by: Dr. Aziz Gazipura PsyD
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

Are you too nice? If you find it hard to be assertive, directly ask for what you want, or say "no" to others, then you just might be suffering from too much niceness. In this controversial book, world-renowned confidence expert, Dr. Aziz Gazipura, takes an incisive look at the concept of nice. Through his typical style, Dr. Aziz uses engaging stories, humor, and disarming vulnerability to cut through the nice conditioning and liberate the most bold, expressive, authentic version of you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-18

Not a good one

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-19

First off, I don't think the author should have narrated this book. His narration pace is irregular which makes it very distracting for me to listen.
Second, most of my life I've been a jerk. I was selfish, bossy etc. Then I became spiritual. I started to enjoy helping others and giving selflessly I bought this book to check if I went too far and became too nice or not. Turns out I'm happy as the way I am.

P.S: 50% of the book is about author's life which is very uninteresting.

Anyone who uses DBT interpersonal skills should stay away from this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • I Hate You - Don't Leave Me

  • Understanding the Borderline Personality
  • By: Jerold J. Kreisman MD, Hal Straus
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next. For years BPD was difficult to describe, diagnose, and treat. But with this classic guide, Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and health writer Hal Straus offer much-needed professional advice, helping victims and their families understand and cope with this troubling, shockingly widespread affliction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By randy on 12-28-14

condescending and unempathic

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

This review is gonna get lots of thumbs downs but I hated that book. It's not about me being BPD and hypersensitive to criticism but the author's tone is unempathic and condescending.

Also, the narrator needs more coaching.

  • Into?

  • A Novel
  • By: North Morgan
  • Narrated by: Christian Coulson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Konrad Platt needs to get out of town. Heartbroken after his boyfriend leaves him for another man, Konrad abandons his life in London for the warm sun and blue surf of LA. He occupies a refined world of hard abs, VIP parties, and designer drugs that’s constantly, endlessly documented on social media. You know him from your various feeds - sunkissed, gym-ripped, and always having a better time than you. Or is he? North Morgan spins a story in brutal, addictive prose of excess and love that’s like nothing you’ve ever heard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Madison Connell on 07-26-18

first half was good

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

I liked the first half of the book but then when Lloyd entered the picture, the story became frustrating to me. I am aware that this is a satire but who does put up with a guy like that just because he's hot?

  • Getting Out of Debt Joyfully

  • By: Simone Milasas
  • Narrated by: Simone Milasas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Simone Milasas was $187,000 in debt when she realized she needed to make a big change. With the help of the tools featured in this audiobook, she was totally out of debt within two years. Simone's point of view - No one should have a money problem. This audiobook will support you in creating massive amounts of change and invite you to create massive amounts of money. Getting Out of Debt Joyfully is the beginning of a totally different possibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Omorfi Healing on 02-04-18

the narration is unedited

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

The author believes in the law of attraction and universe stuff.

The narration is unlistenable. I had to stop listening it. It's like never been edited. She stutters every 2-5 sentences. So distracting.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Millionaire Booklet

  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,631

The Millionaire Booklet was created for you to keep close to you until you become a millionaire. The eight steps Grant lays out are in a very simple-to-understand language that will allow you to get started today in creating the money you deserve. Let's face it, your parents didn't teach you how to get rich and the schools and colleges don't even talk about it. At a time when more and more people are slipping out of the middle class into poverty, more people are becoming rich.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Grant is awesome - but don't bother with this one

  • By Anonymous Buyer on 07-26-16

So poor people aren't allowed to have opinions?

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I hated the way he looks down on financially lacking people. In his mind, poor people are not even allowed to have opinions I guess. I know Cardone or anyone who likes him will disregard and downvote my review because I'm just a broke dude who resents him but... I genuinely don't believe he is a nice person or he has inner peace. I bet he feels on the edge of break down or suicidal inside in his private jet. He says not to take advice from broke people and I "Don't take advice from salespeople. After years of conditioning, they became naturals at selling you the useless material that no one needs. Just like Grant." Oh and narration was extremely amateurish with abrupt stops at every 3 minutes.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Anxiety Cure

  • By: Klaus Bernhardt
  • Narrated by: Simon Ludders
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Anxiety Cure by Klaus Bernhardt, read by Simon Ludders. Whether you suffer from panic attacks or general anxiety, Klaus Bernhardt’s proven anxiety cure will help you lead a calmer, happier life fast. Using the latest research in neuroscience combined with the most useful elements of therapies such as CBT, hypnotherapy and positive psychology, The Anxiety Cure will introduce you to a powerful approach to stop anxiety in its tracks.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Another woo woo new agey stuff

  • By Yigosh on 05-18-18

Another woo woo new agey stuff

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I had high hopes for this book. I'm disappointed to see that it's nothing but a hodgepodge of "law of attraction" and NLP techniques. It might work for people who prefers that stuff for there are more than one ways to wellness. However, my path is more mindfulness/Acceptance and commitment therapy. I need my dose of reality and I need healthy optimism. Not wishful thinking woo woo stuff.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunger Fix

  • The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction
  • By: Pamela Peeke
  • Narrated by: Pamela Peeke
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

The Hunger Fix lays out a science-based three-stage plan that shows us how to break our addiction to False Fixes and replace them with healthier rewards. Fun fitness activities, customized meal plans, and delicious, satisfying recipes are designed to trigger the specific neurochemical cascade that stimulates your body’s reward system, reclaims your hijacked brain, and supports your lifelong recovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Motivational, encourageable and inspiring

  • By Lisa on 01-03-15

Takes too long to get to the point

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

The author takes too long to get to the point. An abridged version would be better. Pam Peeke is such a demagogue. I regret buying this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Happy 95% of the Time

  • Three Simple, Proven Ways to Overcome Depression and Feel Content Almost All of the Time
  • By: Walter Doyle Staples PhD
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 3

In his latest book, Walter Doyle Staples invites his listeners to experience life as fully aware, fully conscious, and fully functioning individuals. Dr. Staples presents powerful and life-changing ideas and concepts on how to transcend our ego-based state of consciousness to achieve deep peace, profound love, and infinite joy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • lacking depth

  • By Yigosh on 05-03-18

lacking depth

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Generic psychobabble "if you believe, you can do anything, just don't ask me how." kinda book. Totally lacking in depth. Don't let the PhD next to author's name fool you. He doesn't have a PhD in psychology but in business. I wonder what made him thank that he qualifies for writing a book on happiness and CBT. The narrator is robotic. Skip this one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Year of Less

  • How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store
  • By: Cait Flanders
  • Narrated by: Cait Flanders
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,608
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,474

In her late 20s, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again. When she realized that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy - only keeping her from meeting her goals - she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year. The Year of Less documents Cait's life for 12 months during which she bought only consumables.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twenty-something coming of age

  • By Kate Terrell on 06-23-18

More of a memoir than an instruction book

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-18

This book revolves much around Flanders' year and it is more of a memoir than a self-help book. Honestly, the author's life is not that interesting. I got bored of her life's details and stopped listening in the middle. I really didn't need to know Flanders' long-distance boyfriend and how it ended. This hasn't much to do with minimalism.

26 of 29 people found this review helpful