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Leia Mitchell

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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107,508
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 106,991

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disjointed stories without an overall narrative

  • By Frost on 04-04-19

Beautiful Story! A must listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I love this book so much! It is a beautiful mix of his life story and a history lesson. He has a gift for bringing humor to some of the hardest times in his life and to the social injustices of apartheid. I was sad for it to end but I'm going to listen again with my teen son. m

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Four Agreements

  • By: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,621

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!!!

  • By R. Baker on 05-25-05

This is a short but powerful read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-23-18

The Four Agreements are powerful. They are a guide to finding peace. They are simple yet require discipline to maintain. I imagine that life must be really great when you enter a groove with 4 agreements. I'm looking forward to implementing them and finding the peace that I need.

  • Sleep Smarter

  • 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
  • By: Shawn Stevenson, Sara Gottfried MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sara Gottfried, Shawn Stevenson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655

When it comes to health, there is one criminally overlooked element: sleep. Good sleep helps you shed fat for good, stave off disease, stay productive, and improve virtually every function of your mind and body. That's what Shawn Stevenson learned when a degenerative bone disease crushed his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Like many of us, he gave up on his health and his body...until he decided there must be a better way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some parts good, but be careful

  • By Brian A. Shenk on 12-05-16

Practical strategies to choose from!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-09-18

I rarely ever leave a review but I LOVE Shawn's work! He has a great way of teaching. It's a mixture of fun, practicality, and science. the book and his podcast are both so informative. There is so much here and you can literally start the first day. I'm sleeping better and so is my teenage son.

  • How to Be Yourself

  • Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety
  • By: Ellen Hendriksen
  • Narrated by: Ellen Hendriksen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

Up to 40% of people consider themselves shy. You might say you're introverted or awkward, or that you're fine around friends but just can't speak up in a meeting or at a party. Maybe you're usually confident but have recently moved or started a new job, only to feel isolated and unsure. If you get nervous in social situations - meeting your partner's friends, public speaking, standing awkwardly in the elevator with your boss - you've probably been told, "Just be yourself!" But that's easier said than done - especially if you're prone to social anxiety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Life" Changing

  • By Lisa on 05-22-18

Informational and practical

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-18

This book gave some practical tips on how to handle being socially anxious and start easing into being yourself. I was in good company with the case studies that she shared and the science that backs up why I am the way that I am. I felt heard and encouraged!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bored and Brilliant

  • How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self
  • By: Manoush Zomorodi
  • Narrated by: Manoush Zomorodi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show us how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem. In this fascinating new audiobook, Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repackaged podcast segment

  • By Chad on 06-02-18

Live harmoniously with your technology!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-08-18

I wasn't bored and book is brilliant. This was a great kickoff to 2018! I love that she isn't anti-technology. This book is all about creating harmony in a world where technology is evolving at a tremendous rate.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful