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Amanda Bise

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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 108,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94,612

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

It takes a while...

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I was put off from this book when I started listening to the first chapter, but I pushed through. As it continues, it does have insightful stories and life lessons, many from the author’s own life.

  • The Time Keeper

  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing and thought provoking story

  • By Karen F on 10-04-12

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

Mitch Albom gave another insightful story. Although obviously fictional, it has a unique story that gives new perspective to how we live our lives, as well as the purpose of life.

  • Doing Magic

  • A Course in Manifesting an Exceptional Life Book 2
  • By: Genevieve Davis
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

If you're jaded by the whole New-Age idea of The Laws of Attraction, and have become bored by their failure to deliver... these books are for you. It is my intention to lead you by the hand through a marvelous journey of wonder and adventure. Part one of this course, Becoming Magic, laid the groundwork for becoming a magical person, while this second book, Doing Magic, offers concrete techniques and instructions for bringing wonderful things into your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Jinny Sample on 09-23-15

Not what I expected part 2

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

This sequel is also very short. It could have been added on to "Becoming Magic," rather than a stand alone book. Just like the first book, there is not much instruction.

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  • Becoming Magic

  • A Course in Manifesting an Exceptional Life, Book 1
  • By: Genevieve Davis
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897

Becoming Magic is book one of a complete course in becoming creator of your own exceptional life. In this book, I outline the exact steps which enabled me to move my own life from one of poverty and drudgery, to one of previously unimaginable wealth, purpose and joy. But Magic? I do hope you are joking! That's what I would have said, five or ten years ago. I once despised all things 'New-Age'; all these spiritual types and their airy-fairy views, their bad science and their irrational beliefs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • with patience u get to the content

  • By NJMom on 08-07-15

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

It is very short, and includes much of her personal journey. There is not much instruction.