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  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, 10th Anniversary Edition

  • Follow Them and People Will Follow You
  • By: John Maxwell
  • Narrated by: John Maxwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,754

If you've never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you've been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you'll love this new expanded and updated one. Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better. Seventeen new leadership stories are included and two new Laws of Leadership are introduced. New evaluation tool will reveal your leadership strengths - and weaknesses....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Incomplete

  • By Yolanda Charles on 09-30-18

I won’t throw the baby out with the bathwater so if I’m not unhappy to have read it

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

This book has some basic ideas most of which are common sense. There’s no magic pill So he’s right to have a lot of different ideas but to call them laws… It’s a bit much so it was disappointing. It just doesn’t stand the test of time. Leadership examples that he gives turned out to be frauds, Lance Armstrong and Rudy Giuliani to mention a few. I’d rather focus on values, so clearly lacking in much of the leadership out there today. If this guy was going to write today reviewing what he’s written on this already, I’d be very keen to see that. Take the nugget’s that work for you and maybe spend more time on other books that our probably better…

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,560
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,943

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Wonderful even if it felt way over my head

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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: 08-27-18

Loved that the author narrated it. I really feel small after finishing it. Definitely appreciate the listen even if it was a challenge. It’s good to stretch your mind...

  • 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 18,976
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,873
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,726

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

This is a very good book and worth the small investment

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Anybody can learn something from this book. Information is laid out clearly. The reader’s pace and tone made it easy to digest the information. This will not be my only listen but after the first pass, I definitely got some insights of great value. And, I am confident that if I listen again I will only deepen that sense.

  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,143

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Are we turning the corner....

  • By jaga on 06-07-18

This is a must read for all.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Whether you’ve ever suffered from depression and anxiety or know anyone who has, this is a must read. I appreciated the cadence and tone of the readers voice. (It happened to be the author himself.) He structured the book beautifully and writes very well. The stories he uses that make key points are really coherent and fascinating. This book is extremely well researched, however since I’m not in the field of psychology please know that my view is from a layperson‘s perspective. He sources everything, and that matters to me. I very much liked how personal it was and moreover how honest the author is. I’ve already shared it with a colleague and imagine continuing to do so with many people on an ongoing basis. If you’ve ever had any doubts about the current ways of treating depression, he’s not saying that pharmaceuticals are bad per se, but they are not the only answer. He describes other reasons that are critical in looking at the problem of depression and anxiety and had evidence-based strategies to address these problems in context. This is ever so needed today. Truly a must read for all in my view.

  • 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 1,274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,171

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

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

This book reads like a memoir and not a self-help book. If you’ve ever been interested in reducing, becoming less wasteful, becoming more mindful whether with regard to reducing your possessions or your consumerism, t the his is definitely a wonderful read. I enjoyed her honesty and her manner in reading it worked for me. I thought her journey albeit so different from mine had many points that I could relate to. Her epilogue at the end was very helpful and I can imagine listening to that part over again if not the whole thing. I can definitely see myself checking out her blog and website as well, as soon as I get home now that I finished this book. Check it out and enjoy!

  • Natural Disaster

  • I Cover Them. I Am One.
  • By: Ginger Zee
  • Narrated by: Ginger Zee
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814

Before becoming America's first-ever female network chief meteorologist or appearing on Dancing with the Stars, ABC News's Ginger Zee checked herself into a mental health hospital.

Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One. is Ginger's heartbreaking, hilarious, and harshly honest life story - from Dickhead's (you won't soon forget that name) deck on Lake Michigan to her storm-chasing dream at ABC News.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Barb49 on 02-25-18

I enjoyed this book.

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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: 08-01-18

I like her honesty, and transparency. I liked the metaphor of the overall theme of the book, and while I may not be quite a natural disaster, I can definitely relate to a lot of what she wrote. Check it out! You won’t regret it.

  • Get Over Your Damn Self

  • The No-BS Blueprint to Building a Life-Changing Business
  • By: Romi Neustadt
  • Narrated by: Romi Neustadt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896

Romi Neustadt is passionate about helping others build lucrative direct sales and network marketing businesses that help create lives with more freedom and flexibility, greater purpose, and a lot more fun. In this book she offers you the same direct, no-BS coaching she's given to tens of thousands to help you acquire the skills to build this sucker and teach your team to do the same. And, equally important, she'll work on your mindset so you stop over complicating it all and stop letting the negative voices in your head win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE THIS BOOK

  • By Alliegoblue on 04-19-18

You might find some tips that work for you here

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

There wasn’t much new here but it was definitely a good review of the obvious. It really is no BS. If that’s what you like then it can work for you. I am not in an MLM and I am not a huge fan, but I understand how they can be attractive for some people. She never mentions exactly what she does so I cannot say whether it’s a typical pyramid one, or one of the very rare few that are actually good businesses (and not RW pyramid schemes, with a religious or political eventual undertone.) good for her that she has a successful life and if she can inspire others, great. I never want to take anything away from anyone but there wasn’t anything that was really substantively original here. Just rehashing of the basics that are fundamental. Enough said. I’m not sorry I read it, listened to it, But won’t deny that I sped it up a little bit. I thought some of the examples were just too many, or too cliché.

  • Pre-Suasion

  • Channeling Attention for Change
  • By: Robert Cialdini Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,666

The author of the legendary best seller Influence, social psychologist Robert Cialdini, shines a light on effective persuasion and reveals that the secret doesn't lie in the message itself but in the key moment before that message is delivered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever and Useful

  • By David on 01-02-17

Worth checking out

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

This was a useful book and I only wish that certain people would definitely check it out before November 2018 ...preferably even sooner… There are definitely some good tips in here.

  • How Great Leaders Think: The Art of Reframing

  • By: Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal
  • Narrated by: Gregory St. John
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

How Great Leaders Think: the Art of Reframing uses compelling, contemporary examples to show how more complex thinking is the key to better leadership. Leaders who understand what's going on around them see what they need to do to achieve the results they want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Andre T Roussell on 08-15-18

One case study after another

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

This may work for some, but I found it dry & well B-school does a lot of case studies right so it felt like a shortened version of that. A bit dry for my taste. Interesting in parts but will have to either check out the hard copy or notes to see if it could impact me more. Not sorry I listened to it but can say it’s a must read either.

  • Motherhood

  • A Novel
  • By: Sheila Heti
  • Narrated by: Sheila Heti
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with candor, originality, and humor. In her late 30s, when her friends are asking when they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti’s intimate and urgent audiobook considers whether she will do so at all. In a narrative spanning several years, casting among the influence of her peers, partner, and her duties to her forebearers, she struggles to make a wise and moral choice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I admire that she gave herself so much permission.

  • By Ingrid on 06-03-18

I admire that she gave herself so much permission.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

As a woman who also does not have children, this writer is very honest about the myriad of feelings and thoughts that can occur on the subject of motherhood. A friend recommended it to me and I liked the conversation that it sparked given that she is a mother of four. I have never read her other writings, but I was impressed (if a bit jealous) with how much permission she gave herself to be so honest and explore Said thoughts and feelings. I did not find all of the book compelling and captivating but that’s OK. I’m glad I listened to it.

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