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  • The Daily Stoic

  • 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
  • By: Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077

Why have history's greatest minds - from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson along with today's top performers, from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities - embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not well made as audio

  • By Andreas on 12-27-16

One chapter for each day

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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: 01-04-19

It seems the chapter issue is fixed. This is a nice companion to the physical book. With this and the Kindle version, I can go to a specific day then play that day's audio right from the iOS Kindle app.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lead Yourself First

  • By: Raymond M. Kethledge, Michael S. Erwin
  • Narrated by: Michael Quinlan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Throughout history, leaders have used solitude as a matter of course. Eisenhower wrote memoranda to himself during World War II as a way to think through complex problems. Martin Luther King found moral courage while sitting alone at his kitchen table one night during the Montgomery bus boycott. Jane Goodall used her intuition in the jungles of Central Africa while learning how to approach chimps. Solitude is a state of mind, a space where you can focus on your own thoughts without distraction....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A few salient points

  • By Josh on 10-07-17

Just not for me

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

RETURNED: for me, there’s too much extra content with each story. I would benefit most from a summary of this book.

  • The Inside-Out Revolution

  • The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever
  • By: Michael Neill
  • Narrated by: Michael Neill
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Would you like to experience amazing clarity, peace and freedom, even in the midst of challenging circumstances? In this ground-breaking audiobook, bestselling author Michael Neill shares an extraordinary new understanding of how life works that turns traditional psychology on its head. This revolutionary approach is built around three simple principles that explain where our feelings come from and how our experience of life can transform for the better in a matter of moments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real

  • By Tad Davis on 05-03-16

Probably my top book now

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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: 04-28-18

This may have bumped “A Guide To The Good Life” into my #2 spot. I’m surprised that I had the revelations that I did while reading this. Nice work!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

  • Kind of the Story of My Life
  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,155

Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING BOOK

  • By duane barker on 02-10-14

Loved it

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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: 01-05-18

Loved it and will listen many more times! So many practical tips and life lessons

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stoicism

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Happiness and Wisdom for the Modern Life
  • By: Lee Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Robert Barbere
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Stоiсiѕm is аn аnсiеnt Grееk philosophy (dеvеlореd by Zeno оf Citium аrоund 300 BC аѕ a rеfinеmеnt оf Cуniсiѕm) whiсh tеасhеѕ thе dеvеlорmеnt of ѕеlf-соntrоl аnd fоrtitudе аѕ a means оf overcoming dеѕtruсtivе еmоtiоnѕ. It dоеѕ nоt ѕееk tо еxtinguiѕh еmоtiоnѕ competely, but rаthеr seeks tо trаnѕfоrm them bу a rеѕоlutе aѕсеtiсiѕm (а vоluntаrу abstinence frоm wоrldlу pleasures), whiсh еnаblеѕ a person tо dеvеlор сlеаr judgmеnt, innеr calm and frееdоm frоm suffering (whiсh it considers thе ultimate gоаl).

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive?

  • By jDeppen on 06-22-17

Comprehensive?

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

The title seems misleading; I certainly wouldn't label it comprehensive. It seems this is a bunch of disconnected blog posts and articles turned into an audiobook (narrator actually says "this post" and "this article"). There also seems to be duplicate/repetitive/overlapping content. This isn't worthless, but, in my opinion, there are many more valuable resources for the money.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stoicism

  • A Stoic Approach to Modern Life
  • By: Tom Miles
  • Narrated by: Adam Schulmerich
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

The modern understanding of what it means to be stoical is never showing any form of outward emotion regardless of all circumstances, good or bad, and indeed not having any emotions whatsoever. The entire species of the Vulcans in the popular science fiction franchise Star Trek exemplifies the popular definition. But it's easy to recognize an absence of outward emotion as not necessarily being a good thing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great subject matter but a lacking work

  • By J. Gramling on 02-18-16

Nice and quick periodic reminder

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

I'm pretty familiar with stoicism but still enjoyed this quick refresher. I feel it's worth the few bucks to have this around as a periodic reminder of the core principles. If you're looking for something more comprehensive, while still being relatable, check out A Guide to the Good Life (it's my fav).

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  • Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

  • 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know
  • By: Meg Meeker
  • Narrated by: Cecelia Riddett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 440

In this unique and invaluable guide, Dr. Meg Meeker, a pediatrician with more than 20 years' experience counseling girls, reveals that a young woman's relationship with her father is far more important than we've ever realized. To become a strong, confident woman, a daughter needs her father's attention, protection, courage, and wisdom. Dr. Meeker shares the 10 secrets every father needs to know in order to strengthen or rebuild bonds with his daughter and shape her life - and his own - for the better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Daughter means everything to me, now I know why

  • By Paul on 09-23-09

Too conservative? Maybe. The good outweighs the bad

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

Yes, this book is probably too conservative, but don't let that stop you from pulling out the many amazing tips this book has to offer. Skip or disregard the parts with which you don't agree. If you get even just one tip from this book that strengthens your relationship with your daughter, then it is worth it.

  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,346

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple reads required

  • By Chris on 04-27-14

Extremely important and simple lesson

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

4 stars overall since I felt this book was unorganized and scattered in the beginning but it's 100% worth it to finish. This was my first listen but I will certainly listen again, like I do with books that have an important life message.