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Handen, Sweden
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  • Zen to Done

  • The Ultimate Simple Productivity System
  • By: Leo Babauta
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 255

Zen To Done (ZTD) is a system that is at once simple, and powerful, and will help you develop the habits that keep all of your tasks and projects organized, that keep your workday simple and structured, that keep your desk and email inbox clean and clear, and that keep you doing what you need to do, without distractions. This book was written for those who want to get their lives organized and actually execute the things on their to-do list by changing existing habits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The simplest and right version of GTD. Recommended

  • By Miroslaw on 11-08-11

Excellent add-on to GTD

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

Reviewed: 10-05-15

If you are into Getting Things Done by David Allen, this is a great complement. If you are not - then this is a sound approach to personal organizing. It is well carried out, well structured and to the point. Highly recommended for anyone who wants an upgrade to their personal organizing.

  • Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love

  • By: Adam Brownlee
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Every great business - whether it's a popular pizza restaurant or a baby formula maker - is built on the same core fundamentals. Warren Buffett figured out this universal business truth at an early age, and used it to turn an initial investment of $105,000 into a massive $40 billion fortune. Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love takes this sound investment methodology and adapts it for small business owners looking to build, grow, or improve their own businesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Busines Warren Buffett would Invest in

  • By Carlos on 05-22-12

Stating the obvious again and again...

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

Reviewed: 09-30-15

This book contains one semi-interesting idea for your business (monopoly) and the a rehash of business numbers over and over, with "building a small business that Warren Buffett would love" inserted into every third sentence. If you know that consistent profit is good you don't need this book, cause that's all it says over and over, offering no clue as to how to achieve that profitability.

  • Setting Boundaries with Difficult People

  • A Survival Guide for People Pleasers
  • By: David J. Lieberman
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

The New York Times bestselling author, Dr. David J. Lieberman, introduces a wonderful right-to-the-point mini audiobook that tells listeners how to put an end to boundary issues once and for all! What do you do when the person on the other end of your "No" flat out refuses to accept your "No"? You'll discover exactly what to say as well as learn the underlying psychology that motivates them to always ask, and you to always give in! Plus, you'll learn step-by-step what you can do about it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • More Christian Propaganda

  • By Mike on 04-04-16

Just a few tips

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

After giving some light weight psychological background, only a few, surprisingly unspecific and meek, application suggestions are offered.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Pomodoro Technique Illustrated

  • How to Do More in Less Time
  • By: Staffan Nöteberg
  • Narrated by: Don Azevedo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

You have so much you need to accomplish today. Your list is a mile long and you find yourself getting interrupted every other minute. You’d like to tell everyone to leave you alone, but most of the interruptions are coming from you! You think of a phone call you need to make or a website you need to check and before you know it you’re answering email, checking Twitter, and finding a million other things to occupy your time.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Making a short instruction loooong!

  • By Lindblad on 04-24-15

Making a short instruction loooong!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-15

I was curious about the technique before listening to it. However the instructions are tediously overlong and could be summarized on one sheet of paper. Also, the content isn't 100% audiobook-friendly, but better suited for paper where you can skip around, get an overview and see the pictures.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How to Develop Your Personal Mission Statement

  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

This audio kit includes: internationally renowned Dr. Stephen R. Covey teaching about how and why to develop a Personal Mission Statement and a Learning Guide (PDF) with Dr. Covey's instructions for detecting and creating your mission statement. This printable booklet gives additional insights and examples of how others have created their mission statements, thus helping you capture yours, so you will be able to lead and govern your life according to your deepest priorities.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good stuff but partly same old...

  • By Lindblad on 07-07-14

Good stuff but partly same old...

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

It was hard for me to decide upon stars. If you haven't dug deeper inte Covey lore, than reading the 7 Habits, then this will provide additional insight into writing a mission statement.
However, if you have listened/read any of the 7 Habits "spin-offs" (seminars, focus-books, compilations, etc.), then this is mostly a rechewing of old advice.

Don't get me wrong though - it is good stuff, just not the first time it was served!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Power

  • By: Rhonda Byrne
  • Narrated by: Rhonda Byrne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,335

The Secret revealed the law of attraction. Now Rhonda Byrne reveals the greatest power in the universe: The Power to have anything you want. In this book you will come to understand that all it takes is just one thing to change your relationships, money, health, happiness, career, and your entire life. Every discovery, invention, and human creation comes from The Power. Perfect health, incredible relationships, a career you love, a life filled with happiness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Of The Best!!!

  • By Arthur Drayton on 11-09-10

Goes to far

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-13

I am a believer in the power of the mind, even to the extent where it starts to seem a bit magical. This book is a collection of stories and catchphrases based on the assumption that we get what we think about/focus on.

Starting off I thought it was a bit much but still okey. However, the book really lost me when the author in the latter part started talking about how "we used to live to be hundreds of years in the past" (based on a few characters from the bible), but had forgotten our natural health. I don't expect scientific from a book like this, but nor do I expect it to make up unsubstantiated facts as base of its theory.

The only reason I don't give it a one is that I support the underlying message plus that it is really well produced. The narrator (author I believe) is excellent, and I must unwillingly admit that the dramatic music and added narrators are effective at enhancing the message.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,222

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consciousness Altering

  • By Darius on 02-13-04

Humility ridden, self proclaimed prophet

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

Reviewed: 09-06-11

To it's defense I must say I didn't finish it - but that said I can say I don't quit many books. The author (who also reads parts) is a previously depressed guy who one day hux-flux found enlightenment and then found his call to teach it. That's all good - but this guy is almost totally void of humility and is not teaching as much as tutoring. Early on he flips the secret of God, we have misused the phrase but he knows what it really is! On top of that he speaks with a voice someone would use if he wanted to portray a stereotypical Asian wise man on Saturday Night Live. Keep browsing past this one, there are a lot of better books on similar enough subjects. I want my credit back!

15 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,486

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read This if You're Very Sick and/or Thinking About Ending Your Life

  • By Derek on 07-21-15

Amazing story, amazing man, intriguing insights

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

Reviewed: 09-06-11

If I had to choose a must-read-list this one would be a sure candidate. It has the ability to touch you in so many levels. There is not only the insights into and behind the scenes from "the horrors of concentration camps", but a personal story of struggle and contemplation. All of this in the light of his own theories about us humans, what drives us and how we may search for happiness. I would like to recommend this book to you with my deepest conviction it holds true wisdom!

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Your Brain at Work

  • Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
  • By: David Rock
  • Narrated by: Bob Walter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,426
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,709

Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Insights into the Brain

  • By Tom Johnson on 11-28-12

An amazing insight to the brain

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

Reviewed: 09-06-11

I found this book amazing. Being a student of leadership and personal effectiveness, this really complemented other books with a more biological viewpoint. The authors excellence lies in his ability to put scientific discoveries into a useful framework and explain them through easy-to-grasp-metaphors and every-day-life-examples. The reading is okay, although a few puns are lost to a certain degree of roboticness. Highly highly recommended!

65 of 67 people found this review helpful

  • Learn French with Paul Noble – Part 1

  • French Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420

Learn French with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There is NO better resource I have found

  • By Kevin D. on 12-26-18

At least ok for brushing up

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

Reviewed: 08-06-11

I studied French in school for many years but then never used it. I bought this to brush up and it does a decent job of helping you with that at least. I cannot really assess how practical it would be for someone who is completely unfamiliar with the language.

35 of 51 people found this review helpful