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  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich

  • No Guilt. No Excuses. No B.S. Just a 6-Week Program That Works (Second Edition)
  • By: Ramit Sethi
  • Narrated by: Ramit Sethi
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709

Buy as many lattes as you want. Spend extravagantly on the things you love. Live your rich life instead of tracking every last expense with Ramit Sethi’s simple, powerful, and effective six-week program for gaining control over your finances. This isn’t typical advice from a money expert. In this completely updated second edition, Ramit teaches you how to choose long-term investments and the right bank accounts. With his characteristic no-BS perspective, he shows how to squeeze every hidden benefit out of your credit cards.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive - should be retitled.

  • By ero on 06-20-19
  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich
  • No Guilt. No Excuses. No B.S. Just a 6-Week Program That Works (Second Edition)
  • By: Ramit Sethi
  • Narrated by: Ramit Sethi

Awesome book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-19

this is an awesome book for a new BS approach to finances. I love that he doesn't give you silly things like don't buy a coffee or eat out. but make sure what you're spending money on is important to you. Of course there's more to it than what I'm telling you. I highly recommend it. I've given this book to friends it's so good.

I Will Teach You to Be Rich audiobook cover art
  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich

  • By: Ramit Sethi
  • Narrated by: Ramit Sethi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,681

At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi's 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance - banking, saving, budgeting, and investing - and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Behavioral approach to money sets this book apart

  • By Erica on 03-08-11

Great book well delivered

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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: 04-07-19

Great book my brother gave me a hard copy years ago. I wish I had read it then! Definitely going to read this.

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  • The Lost Art of Listening, Second Edition

  • How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships
  • By: Michael P. Nichols PhD
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420

One person talks; the other listens. It's so basic that we take it for granted. Unfortunately, most of us think of ourselves as better listeners than we actually are. Why do we so often fail to connect when speaking with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, or friends? How do emotional reactions get in the way of real communication? This thoughtful, witty, and empathic book has already helped over 100,000 people break through conflicts and transform their personal and professional relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling, powerful and practical - a must!

  • By R.A. on 04-28-17

Too many stories

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-18

It had some good info but most of it was stories. Not what I was expecting or looking for.

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  • Your Brain on Porn

  • Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction
  • By: Gary Wilson
  • Narrated by: Noah Church
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

When high speed Internet became widely available a few years ago, growing numbers of people began to worry that their porn use was running out of control. Far from preparing them for fulfilling relationships, viewing an endless stream of porn videos led to unexpected symptoms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good info

  • By Jeff on 05-29-18
  • Your Brain on Porn
  • Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction
  • By: Gary Wilson
  • Narrated by: Noah Church

Good info

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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: 05-29-18

Gives a lot of good insight as to what is and isn't healthy with porn. He at no point says you do or don't have a problem, you need to self assess.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Food

  • What the Heck Should I Eat
  • By: Mark Hyman
  • Narrated by: Mark Hyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841

Did you know that oatmeal actually isn't a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn't build bones, and eggs aren't the devil? In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, Dr. Hyman looks at every food group and explains what we've gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose threats. He also explains food's crucial role in functional medicine and how food systems and policies affect our environmental and personal health. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Objective, backed by science, full of sage advice

  • By TigerXtreme on 03-06-18

seems like a big advertisement

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-18

I'd have to look at a hard copy to see the sources cited but much of the information here directly contradicts other studies that I have seen. It seems very gimmicky and like a big advertisement for some companies

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 218,825
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 204,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203,953

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

awesome 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: 01-02-18

this is possibly one of if not the best books I've ever experienced. with unexpected twist.

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  • Love Hurts

  • Buddhist Advice for the Heartbroken
  • By: Lodro Rinzler
  • Narrated by: Lodro Rinzler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Buddhism has a lot to say about suffering - and there are likely few times we suffer more intensely than when we break up with a romantic partner. It feels like you may never recover sometimes. But Lodro Rinzler has wonderfully good news for those suffering heartbreak: The 2,500-year-old teachings of the Buddha are the ultimate antidote for emotional pain. And you don't need to be a Buddhist for them to apply to you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, thought-provoking book, but brief.

  • By Mark Unboxed on 04-10-19

another great book by Mr. Rinzler

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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: 02-26-17

easy to read as Mr Rinzlers books always are. however it's not a normal book, more like a help guide. so like a first aid guide you flip to the type of heartbreak you are dealing with.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Buddhism: A Beginners Guide Book for True Self Discovery and Living a Balanced and Peaceful Life

  • Learn to Live in the Now and Find Peace from Within
  • By: Sam Siv
  • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956

Find out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets, and its answers to the challenges of modern life. This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods, and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common sense and other worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book

  • By Keepinit100 on 02-01-16
  • Buddhism: A Beginners Guide Book for True Self Discovery and Living a Balanced and Peaceful Life
  • Learn to Live in the Now and Find Peace from Within
  • By: Sam Siv
  • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher

great introduction

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-16

awesome book to start your study of Buddhism short and great value thank you Sam Siv.

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  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,855

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's been censored by the publisher

  • By K9NSP on 10-21-17

good book gives a lot of insight

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-15

insight into what our military goes threw during and after the war. Things that combat troops have to live with.