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  • Beyond Belief

  • My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
  • By: Jenna Miscavige Hill
  • Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,521

Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org - the church's highest ministry - speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Despicable Truth Behind Scientology

  • By Tim on 02-07-13

I thought I had known everything about Scientology

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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: 10-17-18

I was amazed there are still things that I did not know about Scientology. Good story.. started a little slow but it kept your attention.

  • The Miracle Morning

  • The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life - Before 8AM
  • By: Hal Elrod
  • Narrated by: Rob Actis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,238

What if you could miraculously wake up tomorrow and any - or every area of your life was transformed? What would be different? Would you be happier? Healthier? More successful? In better shape? Would you have more energy? Less Stress? More Money? Better relationships? Which of your problems would be solved? What if I told you that there is a "not-so-obvious" secret that is guaranteed to transform any - or literally every area of your life, faster than you ever thought possible?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great program, AWFUL book

  • By Jessica on 05-31-13

good 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: 10-03-18

highly recommend! The SAVERS he introduced can work with anyone! thanks Hal for what you do!

  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

  • How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
  • By: Laura Markham
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807

Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham's approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don't need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe - or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions - and get them in check - so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for parents of elementary aged kids

  • By Jennifer on 10-28-16

Pretty Good Information

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

I'm not quite sure what could have made this a 5... it was very good information and the narrator was ok. it took me a while to get through the 1st time.. so must have been her voice.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wait, What?

  • And Life's Other Essential Questions
  • By: James E. Ryan
  • Narrated by: James E. Ryan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424

In his commencement address to the graduating class of 2016, James E. Ryan, dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, offered remarkable advice to the crowd of hopeful men and women eager to make their marks on the world. The key to achieving emotional connections and social progress, he told them, can be found in five essential questions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This Author and Book Rambles On and On and On ...

  • By J Littlejohn on 06-23-18

Very good 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: 04-23-18

I listened to it twice before writing a review. it has some very informative information. very useful book to have in your collection.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,234

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly new age garbage and bad financial advice!

  • By Wayne on 05-25-18

Great motivation reminder

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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: 04-17-18

This goes along with other self-help books. I'd say for sure for the beginner.. But it is also good for someone who has read and or listened to many self-help books. I listened to it originally a few months ago than again this month.. it was that good. Top 5 of my 50+ library of self-help books.

  • The Road to Your Best Stuff

  • By: Mike Williams
  • Narrated by: Mike Williams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Do you want to distinguish yourself personally and professionally but are unsure how to go about making it happen? Let Mike Williams show you how to use the powerful techniques he has developed during a remarkable marketing and management consulting career spanning over 25 years. Mike's process takes you through personal and professional preparation, and into a process of moving forward that includes organizational and promotional techniques.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hard listen

  • By Matt Powell on 04-12-18

Hard listen

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Wasn't sure if it was me or the reader but listening to this was very hard. It would seem like very dry content.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,153
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,015

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

WOW! Great book, very useful information

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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: 04-12-18

I usually on rate really good books or really bad books. This one falls into the really good book!!

The stories Chris tells really compliments the content. If you ever plan to buy something or sell something.. this book is for you! Which if you have a heartbeat you at some time will need to negotiate for raise or whatever.

I was feeling kind of down and this gave me the confidence to go in and talk to my boss. not for a raise but just in general from what I was recently reprimanded for and I faced it head on and it was a BIG success! I have read/listened to 50+ self help books this by far is in my top 2 or 3!

  • Red

  • My Uncensored Life in Rock
  • By: Sammy Hagar
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

Loud rock, fast cars, and Cabo. This is the life of Sammy Hagar. For almost 40 years, Sammy Hagar has been a fixture in rock music. From breaking into the industry with the band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, Sammy's powerful and unforgettable voice has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written - songs like "I Can't Drive 55", "Right Now", and "Why Can't This Be Love".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RED ROCKER SCORES ANOTHER #1 HIT

  • By Bruce on 12-10-13

Pure Awesomeness

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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: 04-10-18

I have been a Hugh fan of Sammy.. to hear how it all played out (his life) made this book so worth it. Once I started listening on my phone I couldn't put my phone down. A true Rock star in every word of the sense..

  • Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life

  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,524

Whether it's selling your company's product in the boardroom or selling yourself on eating healthy, everything in life can and should be treated as a sale. And as sales expert Grant Cardone explains, knowing the principles of selling is a prerequisite for success of any kind. In Sell or Be Sold, Cardone breaks down the techniques and approaches necessary to master the art of selling in any avenue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sales Book

  • By Darrin on 02-02-17

Makes some very good points

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Some of the way this book was worded was more in a condescending tone but only small parts of it. It makes some good points about how we are always in sales no matter what field we are in. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

  • 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 10,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,684

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

One of the best self improvement books ever

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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: 11-13-17

I have listened to at least 25 books so far this year (self help). This by far was one of the best. It really gets into how to create a habit. That is the only way we are going to change by creating good habits or changing bad ones. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY