LISTENER

Iregretbuyingthis

  • 25
  • reviews
  • 5
  • helpful votes
  • 31
  • ratings
  • Bird by Bird

  • Some Instructions on Writing and Life
  • By: Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,053

A New York Times best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction, Anne Lamott was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As much a guide to writing as an exploration of the emotional challenges of being a writer, Bird by Bird offers a candid and often humorous look at how to tackle these varied obstacles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A funny listen, but no writing samples to speak of

  • By Alice on 04-12-15

Great narration

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

I am not a writer but I still enjoyed this book! The narration of the book is great!!

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,717

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book I wish I had 25 years ago

  • By Jason DeFillippo on 05-08-14

Great book

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Well put together thoughts and philosophies! The additional tim ferris interview was an added bonus at the end

  • Summary of Jeff S. Volek's The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living

  • Key Takeaways & Analysis
  • By: Sumoreads
  • Narrated by: Michael London Anglado
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

In their book, The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living Jeff S. Volek and Stephen D. Phinney make a convincing argument that the human body does not NEED carbohydrates to survive and provide the science behind their claims.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Condensed

  • By Iregretbuyingthis on 01-06-19

Condensed

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I guess I was hoping for a more detailed summary but it is a good summary nonetheless. Summaries like these are great for a quick reference or refresher, whenever required!

  • Game Changers

  • What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life
  • By: Dave Asprey
  • Narrated by: Dave Asprey, Rick Adamson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

The best-selling author of Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet answers the question, “How can I kick more ass at life?” by culling the wisdom of world-class thought leaders, maverick scientists, and disruptive entrepreneurs to provide proven techniques for becoming happier, healthier, and smarter. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you for the great content.

  • By philipp on 12-05-18

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

If you listen to the radio show, most of the tips aren't a shocker but it's nice to have a comprehensive collection all together!

  • The Truth About Cancer

  • What You Need to Know about Cancer's History, Treatment, and Prevention
  • By: Ty M. Bollinger
  • Narrated by: John Glouchevich
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

One out of three women alive today, and one out of two men, will face a cancer diagnosis, according to the World Health Organization. Ty Bollinger takes this personally: in the course of a decade, he says, "I lost my entire family to cancer. I don't believe I had to lose them." The Truth about Cancer has been written for one simple reason: to share the knowledge we need to protect ourselves, treat ourselves, and in some cases save our lives or the lives of those we love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • save a life with this valuable information.

  • By edwin matias on 12-30-16

Non biased

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I liked the fact that the author is non biased and presents evidence based results (given that it might not big enough n=?). A lot of the approaches have been expanded upon in the "bio-hacking" field.

  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,154

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun. Enlightening. Fast Paced.

  • By W. Brooks on 01-11-18

A few good concepts

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-18

The book was okay. A few good concepts highlighted in the book but as a "bio-hacker" and self started, I found it to be a bit derivative. I can see how it can be helpful. Good examples discussed in the book!

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

  • A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
  • By: John M.; Nan Gottman; Silver
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136

Straightforward in its approach, yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this book teach partners new and startling strategies for making marriage work. Gottman has scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behavior that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples to focus on one another and pay attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for someone too busy to read... but

  • By A. S. on 08-20-13

Perfect practical book

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Most of the self help books talk a lot of theorical solution and this book gives amazing practical and directly applicable examples.

  • 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 38,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,518

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
  • Great Book.

  • By Dallas Booher on 12-17-18

Good lessons!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I've been a fan of Jordan Peterson but I was a bit let down by the book. The lesson's in themselves were great but the transition were long and he tended to veer off and his biases were obvious. Given, it's his book, his writing style.

  • Small Giants

  • Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, 10th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Bo Burlingham
  • Narrated by: Bo Burlingham, Sean Pratt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

It's an axiom of business that great companies grow their revenues and profits year after year. Yet quietly, under the radar, a small number of companies have rejected the pressure of endless growth to focus on more satisfying business goals. Goals like being great at what they do, creating a great place to work, providing great customer service, making great contributions to their communities, and finding great ways to lead their lives. In Small Giants, veteran journalist Bo Burlingham takes us deep inside 14 such remarkable companies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic book for small company builders

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-01-17

Great companies that didn't go public!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Great book for people with private companies, who have a true passion to develop and keep their freedoms of being a private.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Effective Executive

  • The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
  • By: Peter F. Drucker
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins, Tim Andres Pabon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854

For decades, Peter F. Drucker was widely regarded as "the dean of this country's business and management philosophers" ( Wall Street Journal). In this concise and brilliant work, he looks to the most influential position in management - the executive. The measure of the executive, Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done". This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

  • By YANG CHAO HUI on 06-11-18

Get things done!

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

A great book and a must! Peter really breaks down on how to be effective and the challenges faced by executives all around the world. It's a guide to how to focus your energy on things that matter and how to effectively deal with problems.