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  • 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 98,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85,800

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

sensational title contradicting ideas

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

starts with bold statements end up with a whimper
full of contradictions of giving a damn and not giving a damn
promotes mediocrity

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Economics, 3rd Edition

  • By: Timothy Taylor, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Timothy Taylor
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874

Economic issues are active in our lives every day. However, when the subject of economics comes up in conversation or on the news, we can find ourselves longing for a more sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of economics. These 36 lectures will help you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day-interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more-with a greater level of knowledge and sophistication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Econmics, 3rd Edition

  • By Linda Chan on 09-18-13

welcome to economists world

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

very good introduction to world of economics presented in an academic yet fun way. recomed this course highly

  • All About Sharks

  • By: Karen Darlington
  • Narrated by: David Amaral
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Does your child love sharks? Then this lively, fast-paced and informative audiobook will enchant them! Filled with interesting facts, it will appeal to children of all ages. Sharks are endlessly fascinating. Their strength, sleek beauty, stern menace and playfulness enchant kids and adults alike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • my kids liked it

  • By manaf on 08-18-15

my kids liked it

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

I used this book to listen to with my 2 boys while in the car , instead of them playing with their i pads , great fun and can raise all sorts of discussions with their young minds and help us bond

  • The 10X Rule

  • The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,891

Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Set massive goals and take massive actions

  • By A. Yoshida on 04-06-16

an attempt to be another Tony Robbins

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

the book is basically a pep talk that encourages you to push hard and persist on your goal but that is no 10 X rule that's just common sense for success

i kept looking for this 10 x rule , but I guess like they say " there is nothing new under the sun "

16 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Modern Romance

  • An Investigation
  • By: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  • Narrated by: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,053

At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it's wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and informative

  • By ty on 08-23-15

entertaining nothing more

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

definitely funny , Aziz does a good job as a comedian reading a book , however the only value in the book is telling you all the different apps and programs used in today's dating seen , but as he finds out a girl still admires a man who puts himself forward with class, wit and self confidence
that's the jest of it

here u go u read the book sorry aziz

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • ScreamFree Parenting, 10th Anniversary Revised Edition

  • How to Raise Amazing Adults by Learning to Pause More and React Less
  • By: Hal Runkel LMFT
  • Narrated by: Hal Runkel LMFT
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086

Parenting is not about kids; it's about parents. If you're not in control, then you cannot be in charge. What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what. Easier said than done? Not anymore, thanks to ScreamFree Parenting, the principle-based approach that's inspiring parents everywhere to truly revolutionize their family dynamics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-07

a lot of practical advice

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

Any additional comments?

full of practical comments , you need to listen to it a few times to pick all the nuggets of advice specially if you are like me listening while your stuck in a traffic jam :)

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh

  • By: Sebastian Lockwood (adaptation)
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Lockwood
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

A new version of The Epic of Gilgamesh by Sebastian Lockwood. This is the story of Gilgamesh, King of Kings, who brought back knowledge from before the flood - who loved and lost his companion Enkidu and had to find out why we die. The Epic of Gilgamesh was written on clay tablets over 4,000 years ago, in what is today Baghdad Iraq - the Biblical Garden of Eden between the Tigris and the Euphrates. Lockwood gives a passionate reading from a text that faithfully follows the original.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Captain Kirk reads Gilgamesh?

  • By TAGSfan on 10-07-13

The story of Adam and eve descent from heaven

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

Would you listen to The Epic of Gilgamesh again? Why?

it has the origin of Noah flood mythology , it is an amazing piece of human oral history that turned into one of the first written history pieces by one of the first human writings and the root of so many beliefs that are shared in the middle eastern religions

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • It's Not Who You Know, It's Who Knows You

  • The Small Business Guide to Raising Your Profits by Raising Your Profile
  • By: David Avrin
  • Narrated by: David Avrin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Almost everyone who runs a business recognizes the value of generating high-profile attention for their company, product, or service. Unfortunately, the high cost of hiring an outside marketing or PR firm can put these kinds of efforts out of reach for many small businesses and individual professionals.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Useful information but a bit spammy at times

  • By AWeirdly on 12-02-11

Become Noticed

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

If you could sum up It's Not Who You Know, It's Who Knows You in three words, what would they be?

let them see you

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no extreme reactions but a few mild aha moments

Any additional comments?

an informative book I would read again

  • The Myth of Multitasking

  • How 'Doing It All' Gets Nothing Done
  • By: Dave Crenshaw
  • Narrated by: Dave Crenshaw
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

In a compelling business fable, The Myth of Multitasking confronts a popular idea that has come to define our hectic, work-a-day world. This simple yet powerful book shows clearly why multitasking is, in fact, a lie that wastes time and costs money. Far from being efficient, multitasking actually damages productivity and relationships at work and at home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, short and straight to the point

  • By Javier on 07-02-13

Dave is ON to something

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Myth of Multitasking?

from the beginning of the book the challenge he offers in the form of an exercise proves his point
multitasking is such a buzz word but is it really true ? or even possible
read this book to findout

  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

  • By: Josh Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Josh Kaufman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,140

Josh Kaufman founded PersonalMBA.com as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. Now, he shares the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an MBA, But A Damn Decent Experience.

  • By Jonny on 01-20-13

you can spend your credit on this one

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

it is overall a good book with some practical principles you can use

If you’ve listened to books by Josh Kaufman before, how does this one compare?

definitely better than the first 20 hours which was a total waste

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes

Was The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business worth the listening time?

yes