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  • Captivate

  • The Science of Succeeding with People
  • By: Vanessa Van Edwards
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Van Edwards
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707

Do you wish you could decode people? Do you want to know exactly what to say to your boss, your date, or your networking partner? You need to know how people work. As a human behavior investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards studies the hidden forces that drive our behavior patterns in her lab - and she's cracked the code. In Captivate she shares a wealth of valuable shortcuts, systems, and behavior hacks for taking charge of their interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Practice After Each Chapter

  • By A. Yoshida on 07-09-17

Hidden gem

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Reviewed: 12-05-18

I am surprised I haven’t heard more about this book. This definitely ranks among my top 10. It’s relevant and has great examples and advice. As an extroverted introvert (yeah, that’s a thing!), I was able to relate completely. Highly recommend this book.

  • Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,589

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More for women who are mothers

  • By MeredithNCSU girl on 04-07-18

Perfect book for life

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Reviewed: 09-25-18

I have already recommended this book to multiple people (even before I finished it). This is the first time I willingly listened to a book at 1.5 speed instead of 2x because I wanted to make sure I took it all in. The advice is spot on for so many things. You will feel like you’re sitting with your best friend while listening to this book.

  • Just Listen

  • Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone
  • By: Mark Goulston
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950

You’ve got a business colleague who’s hostile...a client who’s furious...a staffer who’s deeply cynical—how do you get people to do what you want in tough situations like these? In Just Listen, veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible.“Here's the challenge,” Mark says.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone

  • By Joseph on 02-13-12

Top 5

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Reviewed: 01-06-18

This book is now in my top 5 books I will constantly listen to. It usually takes a couple weeks to listen to a book, but I finished this in 4 days. I listened every chance I got. This has been so beneficial in terms of not only making others feel appreciated, but making you yourself feel appreciated. I have unknowingly used some of these techniques in the past, and it makes sense why things did or did not work. One of the best lines in the book was about how none of these practices will work on a sociopath. Great to know! Now I’m off to find more books by this author. Further, I think the narrator has read other books, and I like his style. You can listen on double speed, and everything is clearly understood.

  • The Art of Asking

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
  • By: Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Amanda Palmer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,555

In The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use her principles in our own lives to "let people help".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book. Palmer reads and sings here!

  • By Matthew on 12-01-14

Never thought of it that way

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Reviewed: 11-06-17

I can’t stop telling people about this book. Whether you’re a giver or a receiver, this book will be a gift to you. P.S. I have already offered my wedding dress to someone who travels the world. I did ask that she take pics ☺️ Thank you Amanda Palmer for a great book.

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  • The 5 Love Languages of Children

  • The Secret to Loving Children Effectively
  • By: Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell
  • Narrated by: Chris Fabry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

Every child has a unique way of feeling loved. When you discover your child's love language - and how to speak it - you can build a solid foundation for your child to trust you and flourish as he or she grows. In this audiobook for parents, teachers, single parents, and more, Drs. Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell offer practical advice for how to discover and speak your child's love language - in dozens of ways!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So valuable

  • By D. Guinn on 01-05-17

Explains so much

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Reviewed: 02-27-17

My husband and I both read the 5 Love Languages book, but we never applied these theories to our 3 year old so. Even with his speech delay, slowly applying each love language in everything we did towards him has helped him become more communicative and expressive.

  • The Sociopath Next Door

  • By: Martha Stout
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,956
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,946

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Robert on 08-28-11

Chilling, yet reassuring

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-16

I finished this book in 24 hours because it helped me navigate the feelings I had as a result of dealing with sociopaths. The flow of the story also kept me engaged. Highly recommend if you have feelings of doubt about someone else or even yourself.

  • Pinterest Ultimate Guide

  • How to use Pinterest for Business and Social Media Marketing
  • By: Lance MacNeil
  • Narrated by: Charles Orlik
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
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    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

One of the hottest social networking sites today is Pinterest. Although the site still lags behind global behemoths Facebook and Twitter in terms of number of registered users, Pinterest has nonetheless had a steady and progressive rise over the years, thanks in large part to its heavy focus on gorgeous images.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bogus!

  • By Pamela K. Wheelock on 09-04-15

Great resource

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Reviewed: 10-05-15

No fluff and straight to the point. Fantastic explanations and mentions good tips other Pinterest marketing books don't even touch. Highly recommend.