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  • The Cure for the Common Life

  • By: Max Lucado
  • Narrated by: Mike Flynn
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

"Sweet spot". Golfers understand the term. So do tennis players. Ever swung a baseball bat or paddled a Ping-Pong ball? If so, you know the oh-so-nice feel of the sweet spot. Life in the sweet spot rolls like the downhill side of a downwind bike ride. But you don't have to swing a bat or a club to know this. What engineers give sports equipment, God gave you. A zone, a region, a life precinct in which you were made to dwell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Cure for the Common Life

  • By Gerald on 08-12-06

Phenominal

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-11

Lucado is an excellent writer and he does it again with this book. Always has great example and always entertaining. His research and depth in Christ is fantastic. I plan to listen to many, many more Lucado books.

  • As a Man Thinketh

  • By: James Allen
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

James Allen was one of the leaders of the New Thought school, which emphasized the power of positive thinking to improve one's life. He wrote many inspirational and thought-provoking books that have been enjoyed by millions and continue to be popluar today. This is his most famous work and is now considered a classic of self-help literture.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listening

  • By Mijin on 10-05-10

Not as powerful as I thought it might be

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-11

I have heard many reviews regarding this book from many motivational speakers. This book however just did not have a great impact on me. Not sure why, I did find the content a little boring and the speaker failed to make this an interesting read for me.

1 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,570
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,234

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • much more than I expected

  • By Renato on 09-05-08

great book with a great imagination

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-10

Love this book from beginning to end. It gave a refreshing take on God and what he may be like. I highly recommend this book!!

  • God Never Blinks

  • 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours
  • By: Regina Brett
  • Narrated by: Regina Brett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Already an internet phenomenon, these wise and insightful lessons by popular newspaper columnist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Regina Brett will make you see the possibilities in your life in a whole new way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Practical steps to keep life in motion

  • By Arvind on 05-11-10

Not sure how to take this book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-10

I always wondered what a liberal view of God may be like and this is definitely it. I stopped listening half way through as her points and thoughts seem conflicted with her reality of God. I do not recommend this book.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,325

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I don't understand these other reviews

  • By Scott on 08-29-10

Hard to follow

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-10

I have heard over and over again about how great this book is and yet i found myself drifting off and finding it hard to stay on track with this book. This book could have been completed in half the time, if he would have just gotten to the point. Also, very few concrete examples and references to his topics of discussion. Their are much better books out their on the same subject.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude

  • How to Find, Build and Keep a YES! Attitude
  • By: Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Every business winner has one thing in common: a YES! Attitude that's powerful enough to help them achieve the impossible! You say you weren't born with a YES! Attitude? No problem! Jeffrey Gitomer will give you all the tools you need to build one. As the world's Number 1 expert in selling, Gitomer knows more about attitude than anyone. Now he's brought those lessons together in a book you can read in one sitting - a book that'll change your life!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got me back on track!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-12-11

Great Daily Read (Listen)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-09

I really enjoy listening to gitomer Audio. It gets me going in the right direction. His methods are easily usable and practical. I often enjoy his approach to everyday life principals. I recommend this book.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful