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  • Unfu*k Yourself

  • Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
  • By: Gary John Bishop
  • Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,090

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More than just a self-help book

  • By Jason Crawford on 08-06-18

A hugely impactful book

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

It calls you on your shit, gets in your head, and most importantly, gets you off your ass and into your life.

  • My Not So Perfect Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,167

Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie's life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle - from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she's trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she's desperate to make her dad proud.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner by Sophie Kinsella!

  • By Robyn on 02-15-17

couldn't handle that voice

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I couldn't stand the lady's voice. It grated on my nerves. I couldn't get into the story.

  • Mastering Logical Fallacies

  • How to Win Arguments and Refute Misleading Logic
  • By: Mike Livingston
  • Narrated by: Nathan W Wood
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Would you like to discover the secrets politicians, lawyers, writers, religious figures, and the media use to make false arguments sound real? Do you get infuriated when a spouse or friend uses misleading words to prove their points in arguments? Would you like to discover exactly what to say and how to say it when false logic presents itself? If you answered yes - then this book is exactly what you've been waiting for!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not all rhetoric is argument

  • By Darren Lathen on 03-15-17

Easy to listen to

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

The book is easy to listen to while driving. It's interesting and useful enough to hold my attention but not so challenging that my teenager couldn't understand it, too. The only downside is that this book has helped that teenager get even better at arguing. Maybe we'll choose another genre for the next road trip. ;)

Summary of Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah audiobook cover art
  • Summary of Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

  • By: Billionaire Mind Publishing
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Please note: This is a summary and not the original book. Count your blessings every single day. Trevor Noah never had an easy life growing up. Growing up as the son of an illegal birth, Trevor had to be hidden away every time and his existence should never be known. Born a Crime is Trevor Noah's brave and inspiring journey towards adulthood as he was finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just get the real book

  • By Longtime online shopper on 07-15-18

It's easy to see life through Trevor's eyes

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

He's obviously a masterful storyteller. I've lived in and traveled around parts of Africa that gave me a clear background picture as I was reading. Some aspects of my own life are very similar to the ones in this story. Growing up with poverty, outhouses, tenuous housing situations and rough times leaves an impression. I felt pretty miserable remembering those days and empathetic towards the Noah family during parts of this story. I couldn't stop listening. Noone around me could either. I cleaned my entire house and did weeks worth of yard work listening to this book. Everyone that came over to my house stayed for hours to hear it, too. At one point, we spent several hours huddled around the charger, eating dinner and listening. :) Good job, Trevor Noah! You're an incredible writer and a very intelligent man.

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