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  • The Path Made Clear

  • Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
  • By: Oprah Winfrey
  • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,741
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,245
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,228

Oprah Winfrey shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The audiobook’s 10 chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment and what life’s detours are there to teach us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My life can never be the same!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-29-19

Gave me many doses of just what I needed to hear..

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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: 03-28-19

I love this book and have listened to it twice since I bought it 3 days ago. In the book Oprah has interviewed quite a few thought leaders and other interesting people of today. She then beautifully and masterfully wove bits and pieces of those conversations throughout the various chapters on various subjects. It is inspiring, Insightful and the does a good job of putting a lot of life's situations and our own thoughts into context and a
really good framework.

30 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • Attached

  • The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love
  • By: Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,297

Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do not buy the audible version.

  • By Tamara on 09-14-17

Good book about people, relationships & ourselves

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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: 01-14-19

This book did a lot for me in terms of providing clarity and understanding of myself as well as people in my life, past and present. It helped me to understand how events between me and others transpired, and how to create better transpiring of events in the future. I had a ton of, "Ahaa, That's why that happened" moments as I read the book. I agree with others who have said that this is a must read book for anybody who wants to improve relationships in their lives, not only romantic ones but also just about every other relationship too.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51,043
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46,318
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46,170

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

Powerful Story on Transforming Hardships into Fuel

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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: 01-08-19

David Goggins, along with co-narrator Adam Skolnick, created a Masterful telling of David's life. The podcast-like banter and author-to-listener challenges between each chapter was surprising and fun (at least fun enough to push one's jaw back up after the previous chapter's jaw-dropping story!) I especially appreciated David's candor about many of his early life challenges, which helped others who've gone through simlar things that (1) they're not alone, and (2) just HOW to use those experiences as fuel to grow (instead of excuses to wither). Each chapter seemed to one-up the previous chapter on how David tackled even bigger challenges. Very motivating (I know, David, motivation doesn't last) and drive-instilling. Well-done David, and thank you!

  • Living with a SEAL

  • 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
  • By: Jesse Itzler
  • Narrated by: Jesse Itzler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,327

Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. He brazenly pretended to be an established hip-hop artist to secure a meeting with a studio head - and it led to a record deal. He convinced a bunch successful business executives to invest in an unprecedented business plan - and it turned into Marquis Jet. He sincerely offered to run a 100-mile race in Spanx to get the attention of the beautiful founder of the company - and ended up marrying her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing Even For The Unabashed Couch-Potato

  • By Gillian on 04-05-18

Funny, motivating, jaw-dropping at times, & fun!

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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: 01-06-19

Funny, motivating, jaw-dropping at times, & fun! Makes you want to reach higher and work harder, and at the same time, laugh about the challenge along the way. Jesse's a great story teller!

The 67 Steps: Summary
    Tai Lopez's Business Wisdom, Entrepreneurship, and How to Develop a Wealth Mindset Simplified
    
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    Length: 13 mins
    29 ratings
    Overall 3.2
  • The 67 Steps: Summary

  • Tai Lopez's Business Wisdom, Entrepreneurship, and How to Develop a Wealth Mindset Simplified
  • By: Entrepreneur Today
  • Narrated by: Michael Morehead
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 24

This book is a summary of Tai Lopez's 67-step program to get started and understand the core concepts.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Tai Lopez has nothing to do with this.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-18-18
  • The 67 Steps: Summary
  • Tai Lopez's Business Wisdom, Entrepreneurship, and How to Develop a Wealth Mindset Simplified
  • By: Entrepreneur Today
  • Narrated by: Michael Morehead

Far Too Limited of a summary, not worth the price

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

this book is far too short and too limited of a summary of the actual 67 steps the Tai Lopez wrote. The author of this summary skips out on some really important Concepts and does not do a good job of giving enough good nuggets of information in this summary. I bought this for an overview in my car ride home, but found that even for that it was too short and it's not worth it.

  • Seriously...I'm Kidding

  • By: Ellen DeGeneres
  • Narrated by: Ellen DeGeneres
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,120
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,087

"I've experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?" (Ellen DeGeneres)

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what you would expect from Ellen

  • By R. Strauss on 12-19-11

Funny. Ridiculous in a hilarious way!

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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: 03-13-18

Funny and entertaining, Ellen's silly side shines! Made me smile and laugh while gardening (thank you Ellen) and doing other stuff! :-)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,995
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,929

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

Funny as Flip! ('Am using that word to keep it PG)

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-18

Tiffany is incredibly funny. And raw. And insightful. Jaw dropped many times! Your healing works... :-)

  • Tom Clancy: Power and Empire

  • A Jack Ryan Novel, Book 18
  • By: Marc Cameron
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,220

Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggressive challenge from the Chinese government. Pawns are being moved around a global chessboard: an attack on an oil platform in Africa, a terrorist strike on an American destroyer, and a storm-tossed American spy ship that may fall into Chinese hands. It seems that President Zhao is determined to limit Ryan's choices in the upcoming G20 negotiations. But there are hints that there's even more going on behind the scenes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marc Cameron's first Jack Ryan series novel

  • By Wayne on 11-29-17

Decent Clancy novel. Fun listen.

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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: 02-22-18

Interesting intertwining plotlines. Sometimes a bit all over the place, but entertaining overall. Not bad as a Clancy novel.

  • The Happiness Advantage

  • The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
  • By: Shawn Achor
  • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,192

Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Putting Positive Thinking To Work

  • By Sara on 10-29-14

Got what I was looking for- how to create happines

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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: 11-05-17

As an expansion on his TED Talk and research, this book was filled with great research and stories which led to some great conclusions- happiness is to be Created (not pursued), is Totally Doable (in bite-sized chunks of changes), and affects so much of our lives than just "How we feel." I highly recommend this book to anybody looking to become happier, more successful, and to make a greater impact on this planet! (And, oh yeah, you're probably gonna be a better parent, boss, spouse, teacher, neighbor, etc... when you put just a few of these things in practice). :-)

  • The Magic Question

  • How to Get What You Want in Half the Time
  • By: Bart A Baggett
  • Narrated by: Bart A Baggett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

This is a scientific-based success methodology distilled down into its one easy and effective method. This simple method utilizes your own self-talk to create a more powerful and effective internal dialogue. The Magic Question might sound too good to be true, but it's based on sound brain science and advanced linguistics. Best of all...it's easy to listen to and filled with fun stories. It has nothing to do with more effort, visualization, or even goal setting but can serve to powerfully enhance any of those things.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book to Multiply Success & Make You Happier

  • By CA Mountain Sea on 10-13-15

Great Book to Multiply Success & Make You Happier

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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: 10-13-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Magic Question to be better than the print version?

Hmm, I only have the Audible version. It's allowed me to listen while I drive (and while I'm doing mindless-work). I love it! It's motivating me and moving me forward; planting new and useful questions in most-everything that I do.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I'm my favorite character because Bart has made me the starring character of my life (and will do the same for you). Bart- the narrator and author- is my second-favorite character!

What does Bart A Baggett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

You can listen and "read" the book while doing other stuff. You can get both motivated and get some good brain-storming done while driving to meetings, work etc.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Magic Question?

There are far-better (more-fun, more-effective and happier) ways to approach my business and personal life through questions, and it's helping to turn my life around.

Any additional comments?

Surprisingly- This is the "Magic Book" that is helping to turn my life around. The premise of the book- that there's a "magic question" that helps you to get what you want in half the time- seems simplistic and overstating in its power. However, from my experience with the book, it's doing that and then far more than that. It's helping me to get "unstuck" in couple of areas in my life (both professional and personal).

My life is pretty good overall, but was a little sluggish in some areas.

Remember how it feels when you first get a new computer (once it's fully set up)- how FAST, EFFICIENT and EASY everything seems? Due to a faster processor, a more-effective operating system and new-spangled software, you can now do stuff at twice the speed as before, and, can do stuff you never knew you could do with your new computer... THAT is the way I feel as I'm reading through and applying what Bart suggests to my life and business. By my second read-through (I anticipate more), my days feel better and more-hopeful; my business is moving forward and an area in my personal life that seemed a little grim now feels hopeful and exciting.

I highly recommend that anybody and everybody read this book!
Thanks Bart!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful