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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 29,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,182

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

This book changed my life.

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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: 02-02-19

I know it’s a cliche, but it’s true: this book changed my life. I’m going to copy my Amazon review here.

  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions

  • By: Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne - foreword, Lucy Hawking - afterword
  • Narrated by: Ben Whishaw
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 805

Stephen Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet - including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence - he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful, wonderful listening experience

  • By La Traviata on 10-16-18

He makes complex theory accessible.

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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: 10-24-18

I have half of a BFA and grasp the theories (less the math behind it) Stephen Hawking has laid out for us. Oddly optimistic and uplifting somehow. I will listen to this repeatedly. It also moved me to tears a couple of times. Fantastic break from listening to political books. Strongly recommend.

  • Allegory of the Cave

  • By: Plato
  • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Plato's Allegory of the Cave is what many believe to be the foundation of Western Philosophy. It addresses what is visible and invisible, seen and observed versus intuited and imagined, and what is public versus private and just versus unjust. It also concerns the meaning and importance of education, the state of the soul, the conflict between truth and beauty, animal urges versus higher aspirations, knowledge versus ignorance, and on and on.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed Customer

  • By JK on 01-08-09

Greatest story about government ever written

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I love the Allegory of the Cave and believe governments should be based on it. I think it should be a test before electing someone. Have they ever been poor or faced real diversity and overcome, rising to a great leader? A certain "POTUS" probably wouldn't be holding office right now if this were a rule. There would be no way to cover it up or cheat this.

The narration was ok, but the regional accent is from my region and made me very aware of it. haha It was somewhat annoying and the book surrounding it overall is not well organized so was a little difficult to follow as an audio book. It seems to be a teacher's aide book, so I would recommend getting it in print for that purpose. That said, if you don't like to read classical literature, I highly recommend going this route. This information is important and just as relevant today as it was in the time it was written.

  • Russian Roulette

  • By: David Corn, Michael Isikoff
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834

The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the US election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a sleeper with critically important info

  • By luvdata on 05-07-18

Alarming details are revealed in this book

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

How can people have read this book and not be removing these people from office? That was my first thought. I have been submerged in books on this topic, news and cable news, and I thought I knew all of it. Well, I didn't. I think there's too much for any one person to know. The corruption is so thick and tangled, it's terrifying. I'm alarmed the Trump administration is still in power. It feels like an emergency to get him out as soon as possible and that would only be the first step~!

The narrator had a stilted kind of delivery for me, putting emphasis on what we'd consider stage direction in theater "he said", etc. Once you get used to it, it was ok, but having seen David Korn on cable news hundreds of times, I wish he had read it himself. Definitely get this book and Comey's if you are worried about the country.

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,932

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Mind Candy for Never Trumpers and Liberals alike

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

This book gave the feeling that you were a spectator at the White House and is told in a conspiratorial, friendly manner. His voice has a na-na quality pretty much throughout, but if you hate what is happening right now, that can be very comforting. While people questioned at first how much was real, the more that's revealed by the news every day makes me think it might all be true. It sounds insane because the people are insane, perhaps.

This book is not going to break the case wide open so if you are looking for that, try Russian Roulette or Comey's book, but this one is more like a comfort food =) You come away thinking you know all the players personally in a "high school" kind of way. If you've had any trouble fleshing out the personality of any of the players, this book will do it~!

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,134
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,040

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, fairly bi-partisan if you're into that.

  • By Alex Fuller on 12-11-18

Entertaining and informative book

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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: 05-17-18

As a liberal who voted for Hillary, I am still upset that Mr. Comey made an announcement just as she had gained momentum. I also understand his point of view better after hearing this book, but I'm still upset on the decision not to mention any of the madness that was going on in the Trump campaign.

This book is going to be highly informative and more entertaining than you think it will be. If you're a liberal, there are times you will roll your eyes and if you're a conservative, I'm sure the same. There are great stories about the mob, and personal stories about what made James Comey the man he is today. Like most things, these issues are not black and white. This is the kind of book that has you going around recommending it to everyone right after you read it. Also, have to say, his reading skills are much better than most of the readers I have heard so far and I was a theater major. New career for Comey?

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