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  • Rising Strong

  • How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,614
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,201
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,109

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

  • By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15

Typical Brene' Brown fabulousness

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Rising Strong to be better than the print version?

I love the books that Brene reads herself. She has such a strong speaking presence that really compliments her content. I found in listening that I picked up on additional concepts that I missed while reading the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

I love how Brene applies her stories to concepts that help improve the ways we look at and live our lives

Any additional comments?

I've read all of Brene's books and have now listened to them as well. Her messages can have a profound impact on the quality of your life.

  • 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 98,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86,821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86,339

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

Literally an lol experience!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

Any additional comments?

This book provides a hysterical approach to evaluating what you should and shouldn't stress about in your life. It is funny and entertaining but at the same time insightful and helpful if you are a person who tends to sweat the small stuff. I'll listen to it multiple times.

  • Rejection Proof

  • How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection
  • By: Jia Jiang
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,531

Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. Despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed and spiraled into a period of deep self-doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Never Waste A Rejection!

  • By Gillian on 05-30-16

Great insight for sales

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

What made the experience of listening to Rejection Proof the most enjoyable?

The stories of the rejection attempts and subsequent insight and takeaways from those attempts are applicable for anyone who has to face potential rejection in any part of their business or personal life.

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,053

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly new age garbage and bad financial advice!

  • By Wayne on 05-25-18

The title is a perfect reflection of the contents

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

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

Jen's speaking style as she reads is really enjoyable. She is really funny and energetic and her speaking compliments the contents.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from You are a Badass?

Everything! I've listened to the book at least 3 times and go back whenever I need a little pick me up. Jen has a really great way of putting what you need to hear into a funny, witty way that is uplifting and motivating. I love that she provides a number of action items in every chapter and one of those is always..."love yourself".

Any additional comments?

I've recommended this book to all of my friends. I absolutely love it and find many ways to apply the concepts to my daily life.

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