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  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,387

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Wow.

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

I think by now we all have some understanding of how powerful data is. We know that huge companies make money off our data.. but this sheds even more light on data.. how the data we paid for in the form of taxes is being sold back to us. The stories are expertly told, the material is vital to everyone... and its an enjoyable listen to boot! I have already recommended the book to others.

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,421

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Written for people like me

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I loved the gonzo-style approach to meditation and all the mysticism. Clearly Dan Harris knew that there was an audience who, like him, needed a credible voice to explore and come back with useful findings on the topic.

  • Creative Quest

  • By: Questlove
  • Narrated by: Questlove, Fred Armisen, Tariq Trotter, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

In Creative Quest, Questlove synthesizes all the creative philosophies, lessons, and stories he's heard from the many creators and collaborators in his life, and reflects on his own experience, to advise listeners and fans on how to consider creativity and where to find it. He addresses many topics - what it means to be creative, how to find a mentor and serve as an apprentice, the wisdom of maintaining a creative network, coping with critics and the foibles of success, and the specific pitfalls of contemporary culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Questlove once again is my fairy godmother

  • By Richard on 04-26-18

Just finished it. About to hit play again.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Loved everything about it. Well thought out and well executed.. its a joy to listen to. Quest Love puts his thoughts and experiences out there in a way that felt like I was having a conversation with a fellow creative (albeit more experienced and more thoughtful than most). I really liked the personal experiences he cites and didn’t find it difficult at all to make connections to my own creative endeavors. The book is honest and personal and simultaneously full of useful tips that any creative will be able to make use of.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,915

At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

Interesting and useful

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Anecdotal stories are very interesting and worth it on their own.. but the tips are also well presented and seem genuinely useful.

  • Originals

  • How Non-Conformists Move the World
  • By: Adam Grant, Sheryl Sandberg - foreword
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Susan Denaker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,763

With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation's most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals, he again addresses the challenge of improving the world but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Long winded

  • By Humberto on 03-11-16

I will listen to it again

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

The breadth of the book is greater than I expected.. I am a creative and I shared the book with a business friend!

I will listen again and would like to take notes.

  • Art & Fear

  • Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
  • By: David Bayles, Ted Orland
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By zozobraswife on 05-10-12

I really liked it as audio book

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

I have had to this book (paperback) on my shelf for over a year. I always “meant yo read it” but just never made the time. I think this book fits perfectly with the audio format. It has moments of enlightening observations about the process of making art and is encouraging to artists in several ways. I will certainly listen to it again.

  • Wired for Story

  • The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence
  • By: Lisa Cron
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and what keeps people transfixed. Wired for Story reveals these cognitive secrets - and it's a game-changer for anyone who has ever set pen to paper. The vast majority of writing advice focuses on "writing well" as if it were the same as telling a great story. This is exactly where many aspiring writers fail - they strive for beautiful metaphors, authentic dialogue, and interesting characters, losing sight of the one thing that every engaging story must do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great details to be aware of.

  • By Lucas on 05-26-18

Useful, but not so much as the title implies.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

The overall advice seems sound. Not that different from other books of it’s kind. It’s a useful book to think about storytelling as a creator. The “psychology” part of it is a bit of gimmick, in my opinion. There are tidbits, but probably nothing you don’t already know if you are a storyteller. They are tiny tidbits, however, that begin each chapter. Just enough to think, “oh right, this book is supposed to be about how the brain is wired for story” (a phrase also used over and over to remind us).

I didn’t love the performance of the reading. It was dis tracting slow for me. I played it at 1.25x or 1.5x speed just to make it a normal pace for me (and I’m from the south! Hehe)

It’s useful info, though. Seems on par, I would say.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful