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  • 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 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horribly Misleading unless you are an MLM person

  • By Kris McPeak on 03-23-18

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 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246

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
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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 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One case study after another

  • By Ingrid on 06-25-18

One case study after another

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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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 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

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
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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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Everyday Danish for Beginners - 400 Actions & Activities

  • Beginner Dannish
  • By: Innovative Language Learning
  • Narrated by: DanishClass101.com
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

This audiobook is a new way to learn and speak Danish fast. Each chapter covers a daily scene such as morning activities, going to work, hanging out with friends, and much more. You'll be able talk about your day easily as you learn practical phrases in every chapter. With each phrase you'll get the audio pronunciation, bonus vocabulary, and more. Simply listen and repeat out loud.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Home run

  • By Cameron Clark on 10-28-16

Good phrases, worth the investment.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

When you listen to this all in one shot somethings are easy to say and somethings are not. I could’ve used a little more time for the repetition part but I can’t imagine myself listening to this over and over and over again until it becomes natural. I speak four other languages, plus have working knowledge of two more so Danish would be my seventh. Danish feels as hard as Japanese. If you’re not taking formal lessons or even if you are this book is useful.

  • Paris in the Present Tense

  • By: Mark Helprin
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584

In the midst of what should be an effulgent time of life, with its days bright with music, family, and rowing on the Seine, Jules is confronted headlong and all at once by a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood, and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past and find a way forward. He risks fraud to save his terminally ill infant grandson, matches wits with a renegade insurance investigator, is drawn into an act of savage violence, and falls deeply, excitingly in love with a young cellist who is a third his age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greatest living "novelist". Top 10 narrator.

  • By BellevueMike on 10-14-17

Not my thing

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

Off to a trip to Paris soon, and I thought reading a book like this before hand would get me even more excited about returning to a city that I cherish and love very much. The accents from the same reader drove me crazy and I just couldn’t get into it. There are a couple of scenes that are quite moving and good, particularly the one where he’s a boy and the SS come back when they don’t think they will. I don’t want to give any more away. Aside from that though, the book felt very choppy and the ways in which he describes his love for women is overwrought. Too cliché for my taste. Too predictable. This is the harshest critique I’ve ever given, and I realize that other people might really enjoy the book, especially if you are a romantic type- which clearly I am not. Maybe at some other point in time I might find myself looking at the book again. It’s ever made into a movie maybe the treatment of it will be even better than the book. I have seen it happen. But the reader was too distracting for me and there were parts in it that I just could not take. Some other people might just love this.... It was a New York Times bestseller after all…

  • Girl Logic

  • The Genius and the Absurdity
  • By: Iliza Shlesinger
  • Narrated by: Mayim Bialik, Iliza Shlesinger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships. "Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes it as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delight

  • By Haha917 on 03-28-18

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: 05-19-18

I truly enjoyed this audible book. I recommend it to all women and men who don’t want to be assholes. At first I wanted my 13-year-old niece to listen to it but I don’t think it’s completely age-appropriate for her just yet. (If her parents say it’s OK I definitely will share it with her.)

I love how honest, open and , caring she is, and definitely enjoyed the laugh out loud funny parts. Admittedly some of her snarkiness in her first Netflix special did not appeal when I first saw it way back then, but other parts that were definitely funny, so I stayed open her and appreciate her evolution. I never watched the whole Last Comic Standing series back in 2008 either, and admittedly discovered her rather late. I appreciated how she is so open in her book and I definitely thought the last chapter was just great. (The ones in between are excellent as well.) Even though I am not a comedian or anything even close, I love & need comedy and respect anybody who pursues it. She is honest about all the paces she put her self through to be successful in it and I really respect that. Get this and listen NOW!

  • Stinker Lets Loose!

  • By: Mike Sacks, James Taylor Johnston
  • Narrated by: Jon Hamm, Eric Martin, Andy Richter, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 791

Mike has teamed up with director Eric Martin to adapt the novelization into a fully immersive cinematic audio experience, and an epic all-star cast has come together to introduce Stinker to a whole new generation of fans! It's Smokey and the Bandit meets Every Which Way But Loose meets Smokey and the Bandit Parts 2 and 3. Feel the thrill as Stinker teams up with old pals Boner and Jumbo, plus new friends Buck and Rascal the Chimp, for a crazy ride across the highways and byways of Bicentennial America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Live performance at end is worth it!

  • By Frank on 02-23-18

Crazy fun

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

I wasn’t sure what to expect but this book had me laughing out loud. Some of it’s repetitive, some of it’s completely wacky, some of it hardly makes any sense at all, but somehow it’s still hilariously delightful. Enjoy it, and don’t be surprised if you start hummin’ the theme song…

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • How Emotions Are Made

  • The Secret Life of the Brain
  • By: Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738

Emotions feel automatic to us; that's why scientists have long assumed that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today, however, the science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. This paradigm shift has far-reaching implications not only for psychology but also medicine, the legal system, airport security, child-rearing, and even meditation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye-opening

  • By W. White on 05-29-17

Very interesting, especially if you’re not in the field

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

I have an interest in the subject matter this book but it is not my area of expertise by any means. I rather appreciated the appendix and in retrospect wish that I had listened to that before the whole book as it would’ve helped certain things make more sense or be more readily graspable. The book is very assessable even if you’re not in the field of psychology, but there are parts that were a little above my pay grade. I might have to give it another listen after I digest and material thoroughly. The tone of the reader’s voice was OK but there was something about it that kind of irked me a bit... can’t quite think of the word, pedantic maybe? Overall though it was a book that was worth my while and I think it has a lot of relevance to further our understanding of the cultural concepts, constructs of emotion. I am definitely glad I read it.

  • Chasing the Scream

  • The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,471

It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is worth your time....

  • By Drake on 04-24-16

Fascinating read

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

If you have ever read Dr. Carl Hart’s book called ‘High Price”, then this is a great follow up. I love the historical center and the different stories. This Anslinger guy was a real SOB. I hadn’t heard of him until reading this but was not surprised at the underpinning racism in the beginning of the drug war that is still so pervasive today. If you were anywhere near being a proponent of harm reduction, this book will solidify that argument. The only misgiving I have about the book was a narrator’s tendency to do different voices. That kind of irked me. But maybe some people will like that. Otherwise I’d say this is a must read if you’re interested in the topic!