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  • Unf--k Your Habitat

  • You're Better Than Your Mess
  • By: Rachel Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

Finally, a housekeeping and organizational system developed for those of us who'd describe our current living situation as a "f--king mess" that we "really need to get around to fixing one day". Unf--k Your Habitat is for anyone who has been left behind by traditional aspirational systems - the ones that ignore single people with full-time jobs, people without kids but living with roommates, and people with mental illnesses or physical limitations. Most organizational books are aimed at stay-at-home moms and people who seem to have unimaginable amounts of free time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It Works

  • By Jimmie Hammel on 08-18-17

Short & Sweet!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

Basic motivation & encouragement for people stuck in a mess without time, energy, mental or physical health, or motivation to get unstuck. Simple tips & tricks to get & stay on top of your living space. AMAZING narration!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Myth of Equality

  • Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege
  • By: Ken Wytsma
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

Is privilege real or imagined? It's clear that issues of race and equality have come to the forefront in our nation's consciousness. Every week yet another incident involving racial tension splashes across headlines and dominates our news feeds. But it's not easy to unpack the origins of these tensions, and perhaps we wonder whether any of these issues really has anything to do with us. Ken Wytsma, founder of The Justice Conference, understands these questions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Relationships on this side of heaven are essential

  • By Adam Shields on 06-13-17

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

Thank you for saying what needs to be said! Excellent performance; I prefer the author narrating, but this guy is really good for this type of book!

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,021

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Well done!

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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: 11-15-17

Very inspiring book! Wonderfully narrated by the author. The 5 second rule sounds too simple & too good, to be true, but it worked on my very first & time using it today. Just finished the book, but I'll be reading it again soon!

  • Undoctored

  • Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor
  • By: William Davis MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

In his best seller Wheat Belly, Dr. William Davis changed the lives of millions of people by teaching them to remove grains from their diets to reverse years of chronic health damage. In Undoctored, he goes beyond cutting grains to help you take charge of your own health. This groundbreaking exposé reveals how millions of people are given dietary recommendations crafted by big business, are prescribed unnecessary medications, and undergo unwarranted procedures to feed revenue-hungry healthcare systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • first half of book is rough but 2nd half is a must

  • By Jeff on 11-09-17

The best book on nutrition so far-a MUST READ!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

I've read dozens of the most recent books on health, nutrition, chronic disease prevention & treatment. This book encompasses ALL the good, up-to-date scientific evidence & proven nutritional strategies to reverse the most common diseases & health conditions we face! Dr. Davis gets real & raw about conventional nutritional advice & the mainstream medical industry based on his many years of experience as a cardiac surgeon as well as his extensive research/study, & his current, wildly successful practice. You'll learn what triggered & how we can halt the current epidemics of diabetes & obesity, as well as most of the other common ailments hundreds of millions continue to suffer from. These strategies are NOT theory! You'll hear example after example of extremely ill, depressed, overweight or obese, & generally unhealthy people making complete recoveries from diabetes, thyroid disorders, auto immune diseases, skin conditions, mental/emotional issues, bone disorders, infertility, & the list goes on. This could be the most important & life-changing information you've ever heard-but please find out for yourself-don't take my word for it!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Truth About Cancer

  • What You Need to Know about Cancer's History, Treatment, and Prevention
  • By: Ty M. Bollinger
  • Narrated by: John Glouchevich
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

One out of three women alive today, and one out of two men, will face a cancer diagnosis, according to the World Health Organization. Ty Bollinger takes this personally: in the course of a decade, he says, "I lost my entire family to cancer. I don't believe I had to lose them." The Truth about Cancer has been written for one simple reason: to share the knowledge we need to protect ourselves, treat ourselves, and in some cases save our lives or the lives of those we love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • save a life with this valuable information.

  • By edwin matias on 12-30-16

MUST READ!!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

Great book! Ty has searched far & wide to bring the most effective, safe, & healthy cancer preventions, screenings, & CURES to light. A must read for anyone who has, (or has yet to have), cancer!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't

  • By: Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
  • Narrated by: Henry Townsend
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Relationships, whether friendships or romances, can be painful when we repeatedly choose the wrong people to get involved with. Safe People offers solid, Bible-centered guidance for making safe choices in relationships, helping us identify the nurturing people we need in our lives as well as the people we must learn to avoid. The award-winning authors analyze 20 traits of "unsafe people," what makes people trustworthy, issues within ourselves that jeopardize relationships, and ways to avoid unhealthy entanglements. Learning the lessons of Safe People will not only enable you to protect your own heart; it will also teach you how to become the kind of safe person others need in their lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not complete

  • By Rancy on 02-19-07

Way too brief!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-16

Great info, but need more! now I'm going to listen to the UN-abridged version. (-:

  • Cooked

  • A Natural History of Transformation
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements - fire, water, air, and earth - to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit bland

  • By Mark on 12-12-14

Michael Pollan, as usual, does NOT disappoint!!

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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: 05-25-16

One of the most talented authors I've ever read, writes about food again. This time about cooking, what it means, and even specifically HOW to cook certain things. Loved it!

  • Nonviolent Communication

  • Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values
  • By: Marshall Rosenberg PhD
  • Narrated by: Marshall Rosenberg PhD
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,082
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,057

On Nonviolent Communication, this renowned peacemaker presents his complete system for speaking our deepest truths, addressing our unrecognized needs and emotions, and honoring those same concerns in others. With this adaptation of the best-selling book of the same title, Marshall Rosenberg teaches in his own words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is an amazing life changing book!!!

  • By Olesya on 08-03-16

Where has this been all my life???

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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: 05-11-16

Amazing concepts for communicating in an empathetic yet self-caring way! I've already started using this.
Rachel

  • Blood Oil

  • Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World
  • By: Leif Wenar
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Natural resources empower the world's most coercive men. Autocrats like Putin and the Saudis spend oil money on weapons and repression. ISIS and Congo's militias spend resource money on atrocities and ammunition. For decades resource-fueled authoritarians and extremists have forced endless crises on the West - and the ultimate source of their resource money is us, paying at the gas station and the mall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HEAVY but practcal! How western nations are cursed

  • By Rachel on 04-27-16

HEAVY but practcal! How western nations are cursed

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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: 04-27-16

when buying stolen resources from authoritarian rulers; how & why we must stop. A must Read!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Money

  • The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
  • By: Jane Mayer
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,343

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fact attack

  • By Mark on 05-29-16

Eye opening!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

I'm no longer affiliates in Amy way with republican party. I'm shocked & dissolusioned. I want to know more.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful