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  • The Hunt

  • By: Bear Grylls
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The hunt is on for Jaeger. Ruth - his wife - has been kidnapped, and after a secret Nazi cache of uranium goes missing, it seems the enemy is on the move once more. That much uranium in enemy hands could devastate the world. It's up to Jaeger and his team to stop them before their worst fears are realised. But they are always one step ahead, pushing Jaeger to the limit of his endurance. The danger is real, and the people who hold Ruth have a score to settle. It's a race against time. And the clock is ticking....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Daliso lungu on 02-05-19

Magnificent!

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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: 06-08-18

Speechless! Now I really hope that Bear has a 4th Will Jaeger book coming out! This series is an absolute masterpiece!

  • The Second Half

  • By: Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
  • Narrated by: Roy Keane, Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Narrated by Stephen Hogan and introduced by Roy Keane. In an 18-year playing career for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United (under Sir Alex Ferguson) and Celtic, Roy Keane dominated every midfield he led to glory. Aggressive and highly competitive, his attitude helped him to excel as captain of Manchester United from 1997 until his departure in 2005.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent reflections on a great career

  • By Vintila Bogdan on 03-15-18

Magnificent reflections on a great career

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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: 03-15-18

This book is one of the deepest and most sincere auto-bios I've ever read/listened to and I have come across some truly great ones. The second half is up there with the best. It's a book full of sincere reflections, self-critiques, regrets, lessons and happy memories. You really feel that Roy has opened himself up for this one. It wasn't something he did just because he wanted to put out a book...he had something to say and wanted to get it out into the world.

I usually don't enjoy football books (though I'm a huge football fan) because they are full of recollections of how games went, with not too much substance in them. But Roy's book is something else. Just listen to the intro and you'll realize that this auto-bio is truly magnificent.

Cannot rate it high enough! Great book, great performance of the reader and great feeling listening to it!

  • Rise and Grind

  • Out-Perform, Out-Work, and Out-Hustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
  • By: Daymond John, Daniel Paisner
  • Narrated by: Sway Calloway, Daymond John
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,822

The New York Times best-selling author of The Power of Broke and "Shark" on ABC's hit show Shark Tank explores how grit, persistence, and good old-fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires listeners to Rise and Grind their way the top.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Decent info, AWFUL performance

  • By Matt B on 05-26-18

Loved the Power of Broke, but this one....

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

I want to start by saying that I absolutely loved "the Power of Broke". The format of the book was to present how Daymond started out as an entrepreneur with different hustles and in parallel present how other entrepreneurs leveraged their lack of funds to start a business. You can easily sum up the idea that an upcoming entrepreneur had and how he managed to get it to the market with virtually no money.

The same format is applied here but it talks about highly successful people...and here is where it goes wrong. You cannot summarize their life habits and ambitions in just a few pages. I actually read all there is to read about Grant Cardone and this book gives out very few details on him. Things you can read at a glance on google. It doesn't give any specific insight, just regular details...and this applies to a lot of the people presented here. Plus the narration is not in sync. When reading a quote from a specific entrepreneur presented, Sway changes his tone of voice, trying in a way to imitate that voice. Now, have you ever heard Grant Cardone? He is direct, swift, determined and loud. Sway makes him sound like a 12 year old who lost his lollipop. The same applies to Gary Vee...when Sway quotes from him you get the impression that Gary is the most shy person in the world.

I think that Daymond took the great idea behind the Power of Broke and applied it to the wrong content with this book.

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  • What Does This Button Do?

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Bruce Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Bruce Dickinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817

Pioneers of Britain's nascent rock and metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second but twice-longest-serving lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden's front man - first from 1981 to 1993 and then from 1999 to the present - Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Iron Maiden Still Rules The World

  • By Michael on 11-15-17

Not your everyday auto-bio...just like Bruce!

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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: 11-13-17

I'll just tell you this: Bruce is an extraordinary story-teller, if you couldn't already tell by his Iron Maiden performances. That should be enough to get you to listen to this. It's not a 5 star book...I'm still negotiating with Audible to let me give it 6 stars!

The Home Front: Life in America During World War II audiobook cover art
  • The Home Front: Life in America During World War II

  • By: Audible Original
  • Narrated by: Martin Sheen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,622

[Contains some explicit content] Narrated by award-winning actor Martin Sheen, The Home Front: Life in America During World War II takes listeners into the lives of Americans at home who supported the war effort and sustained the country during wartime. The war brought immediate, life-changing shifts; from the rationing of butter, to an explosion of war-related jobs, to mixed-signals about the role of women in society. Feel what living in the United States was like for everyday people during this disruptive and uncertain period of American history in the newest Audible Original series. Martha Little is the Executive Producer. Dan Gediman is the Series Producer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! But incessant breaks with credits along the way.

  • By Bradley Justice on 09-11-17

Great insight into those moments

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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: 11-13-17

I loved that they chose to actually present you with interviews from "back then". Not to mention that Martin Sheen does an extraordinary job narrating in between interviews and stories. A great, realistic history lesson.

  • The Audacity of Hope

  • Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,641

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Fellow Conservatives, Give This A Listen

  • By Dallas D. Lobdell on 02-12-15

A great continuation to Dreams from my Father

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

This book flows perfectly after listening to Dreams from my Father, read by Mr. President Obama. Gave it 5 stars without any second thoughts, so there should not be more to add here!

  • Dreams from My Father

  • A Story of Race and Inheritance
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,730

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly true story about Obama told by Obama

  • By Kristin on 03-15-09

Fantastic story

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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: 10-19-17

The only thing I'm dissapointed with in this book is that it's abridged. Yes, I could have listened (been mesmerized actually) to Mr. Obama for many more hours. Fantastic story teller with an epic story!

  • How to Get and Stay Motivated

  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439

Want a blast of motivation to start your day strong? This audiobook offers over two hours of motivational tips broken down into quick, memorable 1-4 minute segments bound to set your head in a new direction. You'll get 100 nuggets of Grant Cardone motivational mojo as he inspires you to shoot for the extraordinary and never ever settle. With over 100 ways to stay motivated delivered to you by the dynamic Grant Cardone, you'll blast through any barriers and achieve your dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Monthly Reminder to Keep Your Head on Straight

  • By Carl J Cox on 05-30-17

A great program to get you up and going!

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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: 10-03-17

Not only will this make you want to get up and go but will also make you think about the way you approach challenges on a daily basis!

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  • The TB12 Method

  • How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance
  • By: Tom Brady
  • Narrated by: Tom Brady, Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 832
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 734

The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady - the five-time Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at 39 years old - a deeply practical "athlete's bible" that reveals Brady's revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PDF location read below

  • By musicislife on 01-09-18

A different approach to fitness

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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: 09-30-17

Being a fitness nut myself I have listened to, watched and tried a lot of methods so after a while you get a feeling of what is right and what is wrong. The TB12 book ticks all of my "sounds right" and "makes sense" boxes, so I really encourage you to give it a try.

I have made a long list of things I want to try out from the TB12 method and while not all advice will find their way in my daily routines, a lot of Tom's advice is going to change what I do on a daily basis.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Second Chance

  • for Your Money, Your Life and Our World
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993

Few would argue with the fact that on many fronts, we are a world in crisis. And there are two sides to every crisis, be it a leadership crisis, an economic crisis, an education crisis, or a moral crisis. The two sides to crisis are danger and opportunity. Robert Kiyosaki's new book, Second Chance: for Your Money and Your Life, uses the lessons from the past and a brutal assessment of the present to prepare listeners to see - and seize - the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Err... Not impressed.

  • By Robert on 07-20-15

More good information from RTK on assets

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

If you are familiar with Kiyosaki's materials, and have listened/read many of his books, this one is not something new. He dives into the same strategies listed before and insists on a lot of key learnings from Buckminster Fuller. But it's all presented from a bit of a different perspective, listing a lot of examples from his life, or the life of his friends and associates. As long as you are able to go through the occasional marketing pitch for his cashflow game or company, the book is a real pleasure to listen to.