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J. Kessler

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  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,865

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

Great Message

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-18

He has great voice literally and figuratively. The message the author presented was great. The stories he told were inspirational.

But he would talk really fast......and there was a pause. I’d had a better listening experience if he’d talked a tiny bit slower so his individual words would stand out more and the length of his pauses would then match his talking speed.

  • Deviate

  • The Science of Seeing Differently
  • By: Beau Lotto
  • Narrated by: Beau Lotto
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 516

Perception is the foundation of human experience, but few of us understand why we see what we do, much less how. By revealing the startling truths about the brain and its perceptions, Beau Lotto shows that the next big innovation is not a new technology: It is a new way of seeing. In his first major book, Lotto draws on over two decades of pioneering research to explain that our brain didn't evolve to see the world accurately. It can't!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By Randy on 12-05-17

Not Every One Can Narrate

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-17

The narrator’s voice that’s a rumbly quality that makes him hard to understand. Then he talks just a bit too fast. I can only get about a third of what he says.

Not happy about this purchase.

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