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Rafael E. Luna

Brooklyn, New York United States
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  • The Willpower Instinct

  • How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
  • By: Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,928

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Research based guide to improve willpower

  • By Neuron on 05-27-13

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-13

Where does The Willpower Instinct rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book ranks in the top 3 books I've listened to.

What did you like best about this story?

The author writes in a very easy to understand language that is both credible and enjoyable to hear. I love the science behind it as well as the practicality.

What does Walter Dixon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Walter's voice is so clear and I enjoy his intonation and portrayal of the ideas.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Almost all case studies are fascinating.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to change any one or more of their habits.

  • Sermon on the Mount

  • By: Richard Rohr
  • Narrated by: Richard Rohr
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Richard Rohr leads us through the social, political and environmental setting out of which Matthew brought Christ’s radical message of a new world order. He explains Matthew’s challenge to let go of the conventional wisdom that comes with contemporary American culture. Each of seven talks brings us closer to the heart of the Sermon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a way to understand the ancient scripts!!!

  • By Jim n April on 06-03-14

Fascinating!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-13

Would you listen to Sermon on the Mount again? Why?

I would listen to this recording again because it is filled with deep insights that have helped me to navigate my own journey.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love how Richard Rohr describes and explains the reality that Jesus brought about and continues to offer.

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

Richard's books are also clear. But it is convenient to hear this while I drive.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not have an extreme reaction, but I had an experience of joy.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this sermon to anyone who is deeply interested in the deep truths of the gospels or who is open-minded enough to learn of a new spiritual insight.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful