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  • Help! For Writers

  • 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces
  • By: Roy Peter Clark
  • Narrated by: Roy Peter Clark
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head. In Help! For Writers, Roy Peter Clark presents an "owner's manual" for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face. In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers 10 short solutions to each problem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much more useful than I would have thought

  • By BranP on 08-07-18

Roy Peter Clark is the Tony Robbins of writing.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-18

like Forrest Gump's mother, he always has a way of putting things so that I may understand them.

I revisit his work yearly.


always something to learn.

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,234

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, insightful, intriguing.

  • By Peter on 03-05-10

incredible

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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: 08-04-16

as history books go, jack did a stellar job. the narrator brought it alive. why is the last chapter a synopsis?

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  • A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It
  • By: Jennifer Michael Hecht
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Michael Hecht
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve. Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates rising, the subject, long a taboo, is infrequently talked about. In this sweeping intellectual and cultural history, poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht channels her grief for two friends lost to suicide into a search for history’s most persuasive arguments against the irretrievable act, arguments she hopes to bring back into public consciousness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Informative but oddly dispassionate

  • By Scott on 01-07-14

Good lernin!

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Reviewed: 11-24-15

The thing is, is she's like super smart and she knows more big words then you and how to say em. If'n yer like me n ya wanna know smart stuff, ya should probably get this book!

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Rise of Superman

  • Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance
  • By: Steven Kotler
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623

In this groundbreaking audiobook, New York Times best-selling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow”, an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • There is no way some of these reviews are real

  • By Mike on 05-01-15

GREAT title, mediocre execution.

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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: 11-09-15

Kotler cites the work of better scientists and better writers. If you're interested in FLOW, read Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. If you're interested in Flourishing, read the book by Martin Seligman. There are better places to get better info from the people who did the work, not just compiled stories.

Come on Kotler, you're a superstar, don't give us the cliff notes from the other guys!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Strategy

  • A History
  • By: Lawrence Freedman
  • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
  • Length: 32 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 477

In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive 'Tour de Force' on Strategy

  • By Logical Paradox on 07-20-14

Let's say you REALLY wanna learn strategy...

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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: 04-25-15

It's 39 hours and you'll need to take notes. No kidding, best book on the subject I've ever read. Ok.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful