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  • Shantaram

  • A Novel
  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,944
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,506

Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum-security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of My Favorite Books! Great Narration!

  • By Memphis on 06-16-14

one of the best books I've ever read / listen to

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

heard about this book and decided to give it a listen. I most definitely will read it as well. one of the best read books I've ever experienced on Audible. the narrator does a stunningly good job at recreating character voices and accents. almost as good as The Great Railwy Bazaar by Paul Theroux

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90,723

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

very well done book

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

I've listened to scores of books in this genre. One of the best audio books I've listened to in a while. This performance by the narrator is one of the best ever heard

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  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,729

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

impressive advice from impressive men

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

I'll add this book to those that I listen to numerous absorb its full effect

  • My Southern Journey

  • True Stories from the Heart of the South
  • By: Rick Bragg
  • Narrated by: Rick Bragg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

From celebrated New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Rick Bragg comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the South. Keenly observed and written with his insightful and deadpan sense of humor, Bragg explores enduring Southern truths about home, place, spirit, table, and the regions' varied geographies, including his native Alabama, Cajun country, and the Gulf Coast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Incomparable Rick Bragg

  • By Karen Kinnison on 10-01-15

Bragg is a masterful storyteller

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

Reviewed: 11-21-15

if this is your first Rick Bragg book, you are in for a treat when you go back and read everything he's written - like I have. the first time I heard of this author, I was in an airport waiting for a flight so I dropped into a bookstore. prominently displayed by the door was the Prince of Frogtown. I read the third book in the trilogy first - loved it. so I went back in red the Pulitzer prize-winning all over but the shouting, moved on to Ava's man, and then reread the Prince of Frogtown. I've read these books numerous times since then.
based on this book, I will now subscribe to Southern Living so that I can read Rick Bragg however often that magazine comes out.

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,280

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I don't understand these other reviews

  • By Scott on 08-29-10

If you are human, you must read this...

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

Reviewed: 11-21-13

If you could sum up The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in three words, what would they be?

Read this book!

What other book might you compare The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to and why?

The classics in the genre like 'How to Win Friends and Influence People',

What about Stephen R. Covey’s performance did you like?

I felt his passion but have been spoiled by other more adapt narrators. Covey did a good job though

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The Time Management Matrix

Any additional comments?

What an excellent book. Blows away the topical personality based skills training people learn. I plan on having a study group that will keep this book in my habitual life until I decease.

  • Great Railway Bazaar

  • By: Paul Theroux
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viewing the World from a Railway Carriage

  • By R. Wagner on 12-04-09

classic theroux

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

Reviewed: 11-21-13

love this author. some of the best audiobook narration I've ever heard. check out Dark Star Safari by Paul. my favorite of his work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful