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  • The Art of Self-Directed Learning

  • 23 Tips for Giving Yourself an Unconventional Education
  • By: Blake Boles
  • Narrated by: Blake Boles
  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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    4 out of 5 stars 60

The Art of Self-Directed Learning is a collection of 23 stories and insights that will help you become a more motivated and self-guided learner.

Drawing on a decade of research, adventures, and interviews conducted by Blake Boles (author of College Without High School and Better Than College), this book will inspire you to craft your own unconventional education, no matter whether you're a young adult, recent graduate, parent, or simply someone who never wants to stop learning.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A few gems but not worth the money

  • By Lannah Mason on 04-24-15

Inspiring

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Reviewed: 06-01-18

Having heard of Blake Boles for years it was interesting to hear his journey. He is inspiring in positive and yet simple manner. The information in this book is as beneficial to teens as it is to adults. If you’re looking for a way to find more joy in your life. This is a good start.

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 25,922
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    5 out of 5 stars 23,508

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

This story is a must.

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Reviewed: 07-04-15

What a great read. Truly enjoyable story. Inspirational for all ages. A little bit of history from those who experienced it.