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  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,735
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,579

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

Great read and great meaning!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-19

I really like this book and the story of the boy; it can all be related to anyone's life and their dreams.

  • The ONE Thing

  • The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
  • By: Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
  • Narrated by: Timothy Miller, Claire Hamilton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,910

This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Helpful Book!

  • By Marisela Gutierrez on 04-01-17

MUST read for those that want to be productive!

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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: 02-20-19

This may be the best book I've read in terms of self help and for setting yourself up for success. A lot of strategies are offered in this book as well as addressing road blocks you may run into should you implement these things into your life.

  • This Is Marketing

  • You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379

Now, for the first time, Seth Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one compact, accessible, and timeless package. This Is Marketing shows you how to do work you're proud of, whether you're a tech start-up founder, a small-business owner, or part of a large corporation. Great marketers don't use consumers to solve their company's problem; they use marketing to solve other people's problems. Their tactics rely on empathy, connection, and emotional labor instead of attention-stealing ads. When done right, marketing seeks to make change in the world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Series of Anecdotes Without Any Actionable Insight

  • By Orion9282 on 11-19-18

Great strategy!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-19

Relevant to current day marketing and I like that this book uses a more honest approach rather than leaning toward scamming people.

  • To the Limit

  • An Air Cav Huey Pilot in Vietnam
  • By: Tom A. Johnson
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

From June 1967 to June 1968, Tom Johnson accumulated an astonishing 1,600 flying hours piloting the UH-1 "Iroquois" - better known as the "Huey" - as part of the famous First Air Cavalry Division. His battalion was one of the most decorated units of the Vietnam War, and helped redefine modern warfare. Johnson's riveting memoir takes us into key battles and rescue missions, including those for Hue and Khe Sanh. In harrowing detail, he tells of being shot down in the battle of A Shau Valley, of surviving enemy attacks during the Tet Offensive, and of a death-defying nighttime river rescue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Huey pilot's perspective of the 67-68 Vietnam war.

  • By Jim on 10-15-18

great war stories!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-26-18

great stories and narration that put you right in the seat of the UH1 Huey helicopter.

  • Ep. 1: I've Had Better

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,801

[Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Response to the bitter comments...

  • By Ashley on 06-15-17

Great listen!

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Reviewed: 11-08-18

Short and sweet. Very interesting to hear how the couple interacts and how Esther mediates and brings more understanding to the both of them.

  • Genius Foods

  • Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life
  • By: Max Lugavere, Paul Grewal
  • Narrated by: Max Lugavere
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047

Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat, change the way you think about how your brain ages, and achieve optimal brain performance with this powerful new guide from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Listen and Learn!

  • By laurennicholerx on 04-18-18

Very informative and interesting!

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Reviewed: 10-11-18

Lots of great info and I love the way everything is explained even down to the mechanics of the human brain.

  • The Odyssey of Echo Company

  • The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War
  • By: Doug Stanton
  • Narrated by: CJ Wilson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times best-selling author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers - the harrowing and redemptive account of an American army platoon fighting for survival during the Vietnam War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great look into what a Nam solder endured.

  • By Tony on 12-13-17

Great depiction of the Vietnam war from a soldiers

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Reviewed: 06-25-18

Very good storyline that puts you in the place of these brave men who fought and died in the Vietnam war. I especially enjoyed the follow up story of the me that returned to Vietnam almost 50 years later and came face to face with a man whom they fought against. Great book.

  • 19 Minutes to Live

  • Helicopter Combat in Vietnam
  • By: Lew Jennings
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as "The Helicopter War". Almost half of the helicopters, 5,086, were lost. This memoir describes first-hand the harrowing experiences of helicopter pilots and crews in combat operations, from the far South to the DMZ, including the infamous Ashau Valley, Hamburger Hill, LZ Airborne, and others. 19 Minutes to Live illustrates the incredible courage and determination of helicopter pilots and crews supporting those heroes that carried a rucksack and a rifle in Vietnam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Kim F. on 04-27-18

Awesome stories!

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Reviewed: 06-19-18

I picked this book because my father was a door gunner in the Vietnam war. After reading this book I feel I have a much better idea of what my pop went through during his term in Vietnam. I really enjoyed reading this and highly recommend it to anyone interested in war books and stories. Thank you to all that served and serve our country.

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  • Kill Anything That Moves

  • The Real American War in Vietnam
  • By: Nick Turse
  • Narrated by: Don Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were "isolated incidents" in the Vietnam War, carried out by a few "bad apples." However, as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this pioneering investigation, violence against Vietnamese civilians was not at all exceptional. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of official orders to "kill anything that moves."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book that shakes you to your core

  • By Gary Yevelev on 04-26-15

A lot I didn't know...

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Reviewed: 05-22-18

Many stories that uncover what really went on during the Vietnam war. I still stand behind our armed forces as they protect our country and all is far in war, but this book shows just how brutal man kind is and how gruesome and ruthless war is.

  • 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management

  • The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs
  • By: Kevin Kruse
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kruse
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Kruse presents the remarkable findings of his study of ultraproductive people. Based on survey research and interviews with billionaires, Olympic athletes, straight-A students, and over 200 entrepreneurs - including Mark Cuban, Kevin Harrington, James Altucher, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, and Lewis Howes - Kruse answers the question: What are the secrets to extreme productivity?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By Brobot on 06-02-17

Very valuable read

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Reviewed: 05-11-18

Great tips and tricks to become more organized and optimize your day. Some of these I knew and some I learned. Definitely worth the time to read.