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  • Stress and Your Body

  • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Sapolsky
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life that can have tremendous negative effects on your mental and physical health. This makes coping with stress a critical part of how well we live.Once you understand the inner workings of your stress response system, you'll possess powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with this common aspect of your busy life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful, insightful, and amusing.

  • By Kelid on 01-07-16

Required Listening

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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: 06-06-18

Yes, I think everyone should give this a listen. Very insightful! Sheds quite a bit of light on T2 Diabetes.

  • The Art of Asking

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
  • By: Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Amanda Palmer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,531

In The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use her principles in our own lives to "let people help".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book. Palmer reads and sings here!

  • By Matthew on 12-01-14

Worth A Read

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Bit naive for me, but it was nice to listen to a point of view different than mine.

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,681

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

Painful

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-17

Great book to reaffirm why I didn't vote for Hillary. The woman is so out of touch.

172 of 243 people found this review helpful

  • Breakfast with Buddha

  • A Novel
  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,080

When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger---and amuse himself---he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a thoughtful and often hilarious journey

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-11

Yup - Good Book

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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: 01-17-17

Good book about a topic that isn't often laid out in a real life scenario. Had some very enlightening moments related to living in the moment.

  • Pretty Baby

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Tom Taylorson, Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,664

Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: She works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal - or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth your time.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-15

Meh.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-16

Molestation, mental illness, homelessness, infidelity, murder. Ya, a bit too melancholy for my tastes, but if you like that sort of stuff. .......

  • Rise of the Robots

  • Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
  • By: Martin Ford
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,427

In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they're also well on their way to making "good" jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery, and is soon to do the same for radiologists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great content and this mechanization IS coming!

  • By Mike on 06-30-15

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

Just more Socialist propaganda. Had to force myself into finishing. Had maybe 11 minutes of interesting/worthwhile content.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,874

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My second Monster Hunter book

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

I Liked It

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

Reviewed: 01-05-16

I liked it plenty. Just a little cerebral; not much though, really. Good action visualizations via the detailed descriptions. Looking forward to the next.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful