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  • The Energy Bus

  • 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy
  • By: Jon Gordon
  • Narrated by: Jon Gordon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,025

In the mode of other best selling business fables The Energy Bus, takes listeners on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Everyone faces challenges. And every person, organization, company and team will have to overcome negativity and adversity to define themselves and create their success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple but Profound

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-17

Life changing

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Reviewed: 01-17-19

This book really resonated with me, start to finish. Old habits are hard to change, but with the help of books like this... I’m optimistic. Negativity and resistance to life has taken a toll on me and all around me. I didn’t have to tools to change that I do now, this book being an integral one. Get this book if you want to prioritize positivity.

  • Codependent No More

  • How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
  • By: Melody Beattie
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,785

A source of healing and inspiration for millions, this modern classic spent over three years on the New York Times best seller list and made codependency a household word. Codependent No More contains dozens of real-life examples, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests to help you along the road to recovering your own life. For anyone struggling with a relationship involving alchoholism or other compulsive behaviors, this program points the way to healing and the renewal of hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must hear/read!!

  • By elvira soto-hoffmann on 09-06-12

Not too applicable for me

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Reviewed: 01-13-19

This book is about 90% geared toward a person who is in an unhealthy relationship with an addicted individual... who feels stuck and unworthy to leave the addicted person. Also the person feels like they are responsible to fix the addicted person and feels like love and attention can do that. I am more of a 'love addiction' kind of person where I've neglected my own personal growth and repair instead escaping into my significant other and depending on her for validation and love instead of finding those inside myself.

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  • Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (Third Edition: Updated & Revised)

  • By: Mark Divine
  • Narrated by: Brock Armstrong
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124

In this revised and updated third edition of Unbeatable Mind, Mark Divine offers his philosophy and methods for developing maximum potential through integrated warrior development. This work was created through trial and error, proving to thousands of clients that they are capable of 20 times more than what they believe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strong book terrible narrator

  • By beau on 06-23-16

Hell yes!

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Reviewed: 01-13-19

Love this book. It's been about a year and a half since I read this book, but it was definitely impactfull and I'm looking forward to re-reading it again in the future.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,064

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Exceptional

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Reviewed: 01-13-19

I REALLY enjoyed this book. Actually looked forward to returning again and again, when time permitted... to listening to this book. Quickly realized that this book would be one I would want to read again in the future. I loved how the book flowed, and how it ended up. I don't know if I want to give away 'spoilers' but the author is skillful in crafting the book, ultimately leading to his main point. Definitely recommended, highly!!

  • These Is My Words

  • The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901
  • By: Nancy E. Turner
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set her upon - from child to determined young adult to loving mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Epic Pioneering Woman Story

  • By Andrea on 01-03-15

Inspiring, delightful and emotional

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Reviewed: 09-10-18

I love the perspective of a different time and a different life. Sarah is strong, amazing and inspiring and I fell in love with her spirit. It was fun to hear all the familiar landmarks of my Tucson surroundings. I also enjoyed the narration by Amy Rubinate which makes the whole experience much better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,768

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take the Negative Reviews w/ a Grain of Salt

  • By Gabriel on 08-29-18

Animals who became Gods?!!!

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Reviewed: 01-26-18

I would recommend this book to any and all! I fear it would read like science fiction to many homo-sapiens who lack scientific literacy. I especially loved to bid to Buddhism and man’s search for happiness. This is a great book!

  • Einstein

  • His Life and Universe
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk, a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate, became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-22-07

Great book; glad I did the abridged version.

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Reviewed: 11-16-17

I’ve been wanting to get into the life and works of the great Albert Einstein. I was debating between the full and abridged version, and I feel like I chose wisely. Other reviewers complain about how much detail was given to the physics... but I was interested in this from the onset, so it was a perfect amount for me. I don’t have hardly any physics ‘training’ in my background, but I’ve been wanting to have some understanding of Einstein’s concepts. Also, the book was a good amount of his personal life and insight.

  • 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 19,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,767

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

A sensational life changing work

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Reviewed: 07-30-17

I have recommended this book to so many people. A truly amazing work that teaches one to abandon the suffering of past events and of future anxiety. Even longing for a great event that has already happened or will happen takes one away from inner peace and joy in the present moment. I've listened to this twice and hope to listen to it at least 20 more times throughout my life.

  • A Guide to the Good Life

  • The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
  • By: William B. Irvine
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122

One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Sam A. Havens on 04-27-15

TRANQUILITY

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Reviewed: 06-20-17

Wow. I truly enjoyed this book. Everything from the tenants of the stoic philosophy to the narration. I have been recommending this book to all of the people close to my life. There are a lot of parallels with secular buddhism, of which I am a big fan.

  • The Practicing Mind

  • Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life
  • By: Thomas M. Sterner
  • Narrated by: Thomas M. Sterner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,722
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,573

Present moment awareness is an essential ingredient in life if one expects to experience any degree of authentic peace and contentment. It has been acknowledged for centuries as the cornerstone of spiritual awakening in all traditions of Eastern thought. In the West, however, it is still a relatively unrecognized concept for living. The Western mind is always restless, never content with the moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some great takeaways despite the robotic narration

  • By azmom on 04-04-15

Amazingly positive book!!!

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Reviewed: 11-26-15

I've listened to this book many times and I love it more and more. It's still challenging to rewire how entrenched my brain is toward anxiety and worry, but as I continue to re-listen to this book and meditate, I can 'see the wake behind my boat, even though the horizon isn't getting any closer'. I have recommended this book to many people.