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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,974

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

Really fascinating book

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

What did you love best about 12 Rules for Life?

This book was a pleasant surprise. The depth of research and clear communication was excellent. I would recommend taking the time to listen to the book. Very well performed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)

  • By: Wendy Holden, Don Felder
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

The Eagles are the bestselling, and arguably the tightest-lipped, American group ever. Now band member and guitarist Don Felder finally breaks the Eagles years of public silence to take fans behind the scenes. He shares every part of the bands wild ride, from the pressure-packed recording studios and trashed hotel rooms to the tension-filled courtrooms, and from the joy of writing powerful new songs to the magic of performing in huge arenas packed with roaring fans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don Felder is an interesting dude

  • By Paul Schmitz on 07-02-13

Very, very good

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, very open and honest account of life in the Eagles. The fame and fortune was great, however, it came at a big cost. Don Feldon wrote a great autobiography.

What did you like best about this story?

Very open and honest.

  • Barking up the Wrong Tree

  • The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
  • By: Eric Barker
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,653

By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them - and find out, in some cases, why it's good that we aren't. Barking up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn't, so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable wisdom. I just wish I were the author

  • By Celso Relvas on 03-21-18

Fascinating book

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

What did you love best about Barking up the Wrong Tree?

Very interesting book with great insights and relevant information about how the world really works. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pandora’s Lab

  • Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
  • By: Paul A. Offit MD
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

Pandora's Lab takes us from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the United States; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Aceaussie on 01-29-18

Very interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really enjoyed this book, it was a fascinating insight into how egos and science collide and the price that is paid. Very well narrated also.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85,916

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Really Great Book

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Loved it, so well written. Highly recommend, very funny, honest and entertaining. I listened to it twice so far.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Magic Shop

  • A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
  • By: James R. Doty MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,463

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart. Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, living with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful story, profound impact!

  • By S. Potts on 06-22-16

An excellent book

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

This book has everything a great memoir should have, and so much more. A beautifully written book with an outstanding performance by the narrator.

  • Red

  • My Uncensored Life in Rock
  • By: Sammy Hagar
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769

Loud rock, fast cars, and Cabo. This is the life of Sammy Hagar. For almost 40 years, Sammy Hagar has been a fixture in rock music. From breaking into the industry with the band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, Sammy's powerful and unforgettable voice has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written - songs like "I Can't Drive 55", "Right Now", and "Why Can't This Be Love".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RED ROCKER SCORES ANOTHER #1 HIT

  • By Bruce on 12-10-13

Very, very good!

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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: 06-01-16

Excellent, very honest memoir on Hagar's life. I couldn't stop listening to this book, great performance by the narrator.

  • Feeling is the Secret

  • By: Neville Goddard
  • Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896

Your thoughts shape your life, create your reality, and ultimately limit or expand your true potential. Everything from relationships and love, to health and well-being, to wealth and prosperity are directly connected to how you think and what you think about most of the time - for better or for worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Blown Away

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-30-15

Great short read

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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: 11-09-15

Really concise and to the point, the author nails it in delivery of his message. Recommend, easy listen and great performance.

  • The Confidence Gap

  • A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt
  • By: Russ Harris, Steven Hayes PhD (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030

Russ Harris offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, and insecurity: Rather than trying to "get over" our fears, he says, the secret is to form a new and wiser relationship with them. Paradoxically, it's only when we stop struggling against our fearfulness that we begin to find lasting freedom from it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not very helpful

  • By RRRedmond on 02-23-16

Works, really does

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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: 09-14-15

Very practical and simple. Dr Harris takes mindfulness and breaks it down to simple, practical, easy to use ideas, that really work. The book is worth many times its price, many times.

12 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • The Body Keeps the Score

  • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
  • By: Bessel Van der Kolk MD
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,582
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,518

In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring - specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neuro feedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There's a Reason for the High Ratings

  • By Paul F. on 03-17-15

Destined to be a classic

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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: 02-28-15

A very comprehensive book exploring PTSD and the effects upon the brain. The author explains the latest technology and methods available to reserve the effects. Very well done, an excellent read.

64 of 68 people found this review helpful