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  • Atomic Habits

  • Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,472
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,418

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving - every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Personal 2018.11

  • By Robert F. Jones on 11-10-18

Great Book on Habits!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I haven't even finished yet and I have used some of the information. If you want to begin a new habit or stop an old habit, look no further. The book is short and concise. The subject matter is very clear an easily understood. The author tells where to go for downloads, but I wish there was a PDF download with Audible. That is the only problem I have encountered so far. I think you will need the downloads. As a low vision user, the easier the process is, the better for me. I seldom do a review; so, you know I highly recommend this one.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • A Mind at Home with Itself

  • How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around
  • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell, Pete Simonelli, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated by distinguished scholar Stephen Mitchell), to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called "The Work". Byron Katie doesn't merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too much Steven

  • By Woodio on 08-21-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

What disappointed you about A Mind at Home with Itself?

It was uninteresting and did not make sense to me. I am not even going to finish it. I will definitely give more thought to future purchases.

Has A Mind at Home with Itself turned you off from other books in this genre?

Maybe. I cannot be sure.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed reading Loving What Is. I even found it personally valuable. But this one, I will return.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition

  • All Your Favorite Original Stories Plus 20 Bonus Stories for the Next 20 Years
  • By: Heidi Krupp (foreword), Jack Canfield, Amy Newmark, and others
  • Narrated by: Amy Newmark, Suzanne Toren, Mark Victor Hansen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

The 20th anniversary edition of the original Chicken Soup for the Soul is brimming with even more hope and inspiration - the stories you've always loved, plus bonus stories, plus 20 bonus stories from today's thought leaders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book ever !

  • By Miss S. Camattari on 07-03-18

Stories???

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. Does not fit the desctiption.

Any additional comments?

This book was not very inspirational. The first 'story' was told by a man. He made a list of over 200 items that he wanted in a wife. To his credit, he did say that he should embody everything on the list. Just like the song, Some Enchanted Evening;, he saw her across a crowded room. After awhile, they marry and they are now deliriously happy. He doesn't say what happens if one of them doesn't meet the requirements list any more.The next 'story' featured babbling about how great life is in India. No characters, no story. I gave up!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bright Line Eating

  • The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free
  • By: Susan Peirce Thompson PhD
  • Narrated by: Susan Peirce Thompson PhD, Tanya Eby, Mel Foster, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

Over 99% of people who try to lose weight don't succeed. They don't get slender and they don't stay slender long term. The average dieter spends a significant amount of money and makes four or five new attempts each year. Four or five new attempts each year with almost no hope of success. Only 1% of people will get down to their goal weight on traditional diets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for weight loss

  • By FromTheOzarks on 09-05-17

A must read for weight loss

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

If you could sum up Bright Line Eating in three words, what would they be?

It really works.

Any additional comments?

I can't speak to highly about this book. I have read the book three times now up to the chapter on maintenance. I will read it again. I get something new out of it every time. First, Susan Peirce Thompson tells why we have so much trouble losing weight - she gives the underlying reasons of what is going on in the brain. I now understand why, in the pastt, I have eaten a large serving of ice cream before I even knew what was goin on and still craved more. She also explains why I can manage to eat very well until 2 pm and then I lose it in the will power department. And, she explains even more. Just understanding these things helped. After that, she writes about the bright lines and why we cannot cross them. One is no sugar; in fact, no sweeteners whether they have calories or not. Somehow, I have known for a long time that I would have to comply with this one, but I was never able to do it. I have been on several diets with no success. Weight Watchers three times! I paid a lot of money and went to the meetings where I could buy those sweet treats with low points, the ones you could have occasionally. But, I would go home and eat them all and then feel awful because I had no self control. If this sounds familiar, you must read this book. She also gives complete advice on how to start and how to handle difficult situations. With every other diet, I was always waiting for the day I could have some ice cream. I don't do that now. I know I can never eat ice cream and I am really ok with that. There is no magic bullet, no special food you can eat and no special vitamin you can take to make the journey easier. But, you will have the really useful tools to help you shed the weight and keep it off. Over the past two years, I have read over twenty books on diet. I can honestly say this is the place to begin. I have low vision and it has been a struggle to write this. It was just too important. I had to do it.

19 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Book of Big Change

  • The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit
  • By: Amy Johnson PhD
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Mary Carthy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

Little changes can make a big, big difference! In The Little Book of Big Change, psychologist Amy Johnson shows you how to rewire your brain and overcome your bad habits - once and for all. No matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this book will show you that you are not your habits. Rather, your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that is easily reversed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're ready to change, this is the book

  • By Dr. Brian L. Carpenter on 08-17-16

I don't get it!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

What would have made The Little Book of Big Change better?

Some real science. Seemed like pseudo science to me.

Has The Little Book of Big Change turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I don't know. I bought the book by mistake, but decided maybe I should read it. After about half an hour, I just couldn't read it ant more. It was a big disappointment';So, I decided to return it.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

  • How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
  • By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Narrated by: Adam Boyce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,437

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Accompanying PDF linked in the book description

  • By Adam Countryman on 03-26-17

Skip this one

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

What did you love best about Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself?

Nothing! This book had a fantastic rating. I listened through the second chapter. Seemed like pseudo-science to me. The author makes many claims with no support. I kept thinking, "Where does he get this stuff?" I just couldn't finish this one.

  • Born on the Fourth of July

  • By: Ron Kovic
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham, Bruce Springsteen - introduction
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

This New York Times best seller (more than one million copies sold) details the author's life story (portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film version) - from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country's most outspoken anti-Vietnam War advocate, spreading his message from his wheelchair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read it and rejoice, read it and weep—Springsteen

  • By Susie on 07-14-16

Emotional Upheaval

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

Any additional comments?

After reading the first chapter, I thought about returning this book. It seemed to be too depressing. I left it in my library and some months later, I decided to try again. This book was worth it. Ron was wounded in the war in Viet Nam and he was paralyzed from the chest down. His description of what he had to go through physically was very disturbing. Most of us just see such a paralyzed person cleaned up and sitting in a wheel chair. He gives us a vivid view of what goes on behind the public view. When he comes home, people see him differently and most become uncomfortable in his presence. He loses most of his friends. One evening, when he comes home drunk, his mother complains that her son has become a drinker. One day, when he is participating in a protest, he is thrown to the ground and handcuffed by an undercover policeman posing as a protestor. Back at the station when he is exposed and the policeman sees that he has a tube in his penis and a bag of urine attached to his chair, the policeman apologizes, but makes a hasty exit.The writing and the narration are both outstanding. Both make the story really come alive.We also get a view of what went on during battle. It is hard to tell the friend from the enemy. Ron shoots some of the wrong people and must face overwhelming feelings of guilt as well as his physical disabilities.
Ron can never get away from what has happened nor from his physical disabilities. He prays to have his body back and to be able to enjoy those things that most people take for granted. He has given us an extraordinary look into his reality and it is very disturbing. He does not take his situation very well, but neither would I.
This book is difficult to describe, but it is outstanding and well worth reading. It really made me think about a lot of things.

  • John Quincy Adams

  • By: Harlow Giles Unger
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242

He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the African captives of La Amistad. He served his nation as minister to six countries, secretary of state, senator, congressman, and president. John Quincy Adams was all of these things and more. In this masterful biography, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals Adams as a towering figure in the nation’s formative years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and well written.

  • By Gotta Tellya on 08-20-14

A fascinating, complex human being

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

Would you listen to John Quincy Adams again? Why?

Yes. So much history and such an interesting person! ! It is difficult to take it all in with one hearing. Plus, there is a lot of history.

  • The Micronutrient Miracle

  • The 28-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Increase Your Energy, and Reverse Disease
  • By: Jayson Calton PhD, Mira Calton CN
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby, Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Our poor health and growing waistlines can be traced back to the hidden crisis of a micronutrient deficiency. More than 90 percent of all Americans are deficient in at least one of these health-promoting vitamins and minerals and don't even know it. According to nutritionists Jayson and Mira Calton, micronutrients - vitamins and minerals essential for optimum health - are being stripped from our diet and depleted by our lifestyle habits. And these deficiencies cause today's most common illnesses.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • keep selling forever, no substance, waste time

  • By Kevin C. Cheung on 04-02-18

Skip this one.

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Any additional comments?

First, there are a lot of forms to fill out, all in the pdf. Not good if you have low vision.Second, it is all very complicated.Third, it seems to be aimed toward their supplements which can be purchased. They are fairly costly, I just tried to absorb the information I could and ordered the supplements, After two months, I felt worse. That made me wonder why I was taking processed supplements and being so careful to eat whole foods. Doesn't make sense.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Death Without Company

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,085
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,113

When an elderly local woman is found poisoned, Sheriff Walt Longmire begins an investigation that soon has him ensnared in a deadly spider's web. From Craig Johnson, author of the acclaimed novel The Cold Dish, comes this enthralling Sheriff Longmire mystery. With a distinctive literary flair, Johnson leads us into the wide open space of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a wonderful find!

  • By Laura Harley on 10-04-07

Does not disappoint!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

It's perfect. He portrays different characters in a manner appropriate to each. You can tell which character is speaking by the portrayal.

Any additional comments?

Fans of Craig Johnson will not be disappointed. The characters are well-done. The story is very good and it's all done with a great sense of humor. I smiled a lot. Still, serious scenes are done with compassion. If you have never read Craig Johnson, this book is a fine place to start,