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  • I Hear You

  • The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships
  • By: Michael S. Sorensen
  • Narrated by: Michael S. Sorensen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life? In this three-hour, conversational listen, you'll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills - validation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LIFE CHANGING....

  • By Erica DeLeone on 06-25-18

Amazing Insight About One Very Important Skill

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

This is a surprisingly helpful audiobook. I did not realize how deficient I was in this one important skill of validating others until I listened to it. I can’t recommend this highly enough.

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33,756
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,206
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,098

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Best Narration Performance I’ve Heard Yet!

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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: 06-26-18

What a beautiful story masterfully told. The narrator brought this to life like nothing I’ve heard. The way she gave a unique voice to each character made the story just way more fun. I wish every publisher put this much work into their audiobooks.

  • East of Eden

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,211
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,436

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why have I avoided this Beautiful Book???

  • By Kelly on 03-25-17

Wow, what a story!

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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: 03-04-18

I never thought I’d find a book that I liked as much as Gatsby, but this one... wow! Epic story, and outstanding narration which brought it to life. I’ve never had to pause a fiction audiobook so many times to write down quotes. That’s how good the writing is.

  • Building a StoryBrand

  • Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Donald Miller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,051

Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts to Feel Like One Big Ad for Authors Product

  • By ManBearPig on 12-06-17

Excellent Book. Crystal Clear Instructions.

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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: 02-01-18

I’ve been a direct response copywriter for 15 years, and I’ve taken many marketing courses. Donald’s book is one of the clearest I’ve seen. The lessons and ideas are very accessible and can be immediately implemented by people who aren’t marketing geeks and who just want to grow their businesses.

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,576

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I Hadn't Cliff Noted This in High School

  • By Joel on 03-27-17

What a performance!

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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: 09-15-17

Wow, I've never heard an audiobook read and performed like this. To say that Tim Robbins brought it to life would be a big understatement. I was captivated.

  • Mini Habits

  • Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
  • By: Stephen Guise
  • Narrated by: Daniel Penz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391

One afternoon - after another failed attempt to get motivated to exercise - I (accidentally) started my first mini habit. I initially committed to do one push-up, and it turned into a full workout. I was shocked. This "stupid idea" wasn't supposed to work. I was shocked again when my success with this strategy continued for months (and to this day). I had to consider that maybe I wasn't the problem in those 10 years of mediocre results. Maybe it was my prior strategies that were ineffective, despite being oft-repeated as "the way to change" in countless books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breaks Things Down Into Tiny Do-able Bits

  • By Sara on 11-26-14

This book actually works

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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: 12-21-14

This is one of those rare self-help books that has a method that actually sticks. I used mini habits to get myself to finally start drinking water and also exercising every day. I've been running every day for more than two months… something I've never been able to accomplish in my 40+ years. Fantastic message and solid narration performance.

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,032

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Counter to all the "Passion" Career Lit

  • By Erin on 06-12-13

I Was Stuck For 10 Years, And This Book Saved Me!

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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: 01-02-13

This is exactly the book I needed to listen to. I've felt stuck for more than 10 years because I've been searching for my "calling" or my "life's work", and I've not invested myself into what I WAS doing with my life because I was waiting to discover the passion that lived inside of me before I chose a path in life.

This book explained that I was doing it all wrong and what to do instead. I now realize that diving fully into what I'm doing and becoming really good at it is what will lead to feeling passionate about my career... not waiting for some innate secret wellspring of inspiration to be discovered and then I'll finally "take off". This book really saved me from another 10 years of wasting my life. Highly recommended!

The audiobook was performed really well. I listen to mine at double speed using the Audible app, but I kept having to pause it because the lessons in this book were so incredible that I had to write them down for later. I enjoyed listening to it, and I intend to make this one of the books I listen to every year.

105 of 108 people found this review helpful

  • Dying to Be Me

  • My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing
  • By: Anita Moorjani
  • Narrated by: Anita Moorjani
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,647

In this truly inspirational audio book, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down - overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience (NDE) where she realized her inherent worth... and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks - without a trace of cancer in her body!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SImply Amazing

  • By Jeffrey on 05-21-12

Inspiring And Comforting Account Of Death

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

Reviewed: 11-04-12

Would you listen to Dying to Be Me again? Why?

Yes, but only the part about her description of her near death experience. I found the rest of the book to be preachy and full of platitudes.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Anita was pretty much the only character.

Have you listened to any of Anita Moorjani’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

Overall this is well worth getting. Anita's beautiful description of her near death experience alone is worth buying it for. I thought it was weird that so many reviews mentioned her exception command of the English language, but as I listened I found myself appreciating it as well. Her description of the event is incredible. The rest of the book was too vague, new age, and full of platitudes for me, but the first half more than made up for that. This is well worth getting.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful