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  • Origin Story

  • A Big History of Everything
  • By: David Christian
  • Narrated by: Jamie Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644

Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day - and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These were the questions David Christian set out to answer when he created the field of "Big History", the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great introduction into big history

  • By Diana on 08-15-18

Great book<br />

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

This book was very difficult to get into. However, Im glad I did stay the course and finished it. After chapter 5 the book got to the history of people. But again in the end the even the first 5 chapters were worth it.

  • Influence

  • The Psychology of Persuasion
  • By: Robert B. Cialdini
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,285

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say yes - and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His 35 years of rigorous, evidence-based research, along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior, has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader - and how to defend yourself against them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dated but relevant

  • By Rosanne on 12-10-17

Great book again.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

I bought this version of this book by accident. I listened to the earlier version thus book. I am glad I listened to it again.

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,406

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Keep listening. It gets better

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

In the beginning of this book I thought to myself what the hell is this about. But then about and hour and a bit in to it, it gets better.

  • The Everything Store

  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To achieve that end, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now...

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • example of what business should not be....

  • By Anonymous User on 12-10-17

Great 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: 10-21-16

This book gives great insight into the world of Amazon and its creator. Definitely worth the listen.

  • Stealing the Corner Office

  • The Winning Career Strategies They'll Never Teach You in Business School
  • By: Brendan Reid
  • Narrated by: Dana Hickox
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

Stealing the Corner Office is mandatory listening for smart, hardworking managers who always wonder why their seemingly incompetent superiors are so successful. It is a unique collection of controversial but highly effective tactics for middle managers and aspiring executives who want to learn the real secrets for moving up the corporate ladder. Unlike virtually all other business books, Stealing the Corner Office explores the unconventional tactics people less competent than you use to get ahead and stay ahead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great advice and strategies, but too many examples

  • By theTruth on 04-22-15

Opened my eyes

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

Reviewed: 02-17-16

Some if the information is hard to swallow. but let it sit with you for a day or 2 and you will see the authors point of view

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Science of Fear

  • Why We Fear the Things We Should Not - and Put Ourselves in Great Danger
  • By: Daniel Gardner
  • Narrated by: Scott Peterson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 899
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 578

From terror attacks to the War on Terror, bursting real-estate bubbles to crystal meth epidemics, sexual predators to poisonous toys from China, our list of fears seems to be exploding. And yet, we are the safest and healthiest humans in history. Irrational fear is running amok, and often with tragic results. In the months after 9/11, when people decided to drive instead of fly - believing they were avoiding risk - road deaths rose by 1,595. Those lives were lost to fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rational assessment of the world we live in

  • By Kristopher on 08-29-09

awesomw book

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

Reviewed: 10-22-15

I realy enjoyed this book . It is one that i will listen to again.

  • The Entrepreneur's Toolkit

  • By: Michael Goldsby, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldsby
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894

This course teaches you how to be an entrepreneur and how to think like one - skills that are essential whether you are starting a business, expanding an existing business, boosting your career as an employee, pursuing a social cause, or seeking to increase your impact as a teacher, coach, minister, or other professional. Packed with fascinating lessons from legendary entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and Henry Ford, these 24 lectures are entertaining as well as practical.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Smart first half, lacking and slow in the second.

  • By Florin on 05-13-15

Amazing toolkit.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-15

The narration is perfect. he stumbles is words maybe 5 times.
I almost did not buy thus book because of the prevoius review. I am glad i did not listen to that review.

Amazing value in this book. I realy enjoyed it.
will listen to this book again.


20 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

  • By: Josh Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Josh Kaufman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,134

Josh Kaufman founded PersonalMBA.com as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. Now, he shares the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an MBA, But A Damn Decent Experience.

  • By Jonny on 01-20-13

This is a must Listen

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

Reviewed: 10-31-12

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

Chapter 1 first 10 Min, Amazing

Any additional comments?

After the Intro is done and dusted, WOW amazing wealth of knowledge.
Must Listen. I really Enjoyed it.
Skip the Intro! It is an hour of moaning about MBA programs.

74 of 81 people found this review helpful

  • Think and Grow Rich

  • By: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,969

Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie - and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Book, 21st Century Version Better

  • By Razvan Rogoz on 12-29-12

Five Stars All the way Best Audio book

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

Reviewed: 08-17-12

Would you listen to Think and Grow Rich again? Why?

Yes Absolutely, This should be called a textbook to life.

Any additional comments?

One of the most inspiring books I have ever listened to.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Willpower Instinct

  • How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
  • By: Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,535

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Research based guide to improve willpower

  • By Neuron on 05-27-13

This Book is Amazing

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

Reviewed: 08-17-12

Where does The Willpower Instinct rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

one of the best

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Willpower Instinct?

the entire book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not that kind of book

Any additional comments?

This book will change your life