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  • Big Potential

  • How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being
  • By: Shawn Achor
  • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399

In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong. By pursuing success in isolation - pushing others away as we push ourselves too hard - we are not just limiting our potential, we are becoming more stressed and disconnected than ever. In his highly anticipated follow-up to The Happiness Advantage, Achor reveals a better approach. Drawing on his work in 50 countries, he shows that success and happiness are not competitive sports.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring and empowering!

  • By Carolyn Wiezorek on 02-11-18

Highly impactful

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

The data, the story, and. The examples made this listen highly impactful and usable immediately.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,086

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Freaking awesome

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

Everything happens for a reason. This book came at the right time for me to put to practice. Love Mel’s voice

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,608
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,624

Readers and listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Biggest Inspiration In a Long Time

  • By Gillian on 09-23-15

Opened my mind to opening my mind

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

Reviewed: 03-19-16

Opened my mind to opening my mind. Her examples and insights provided a catalyst to creative thinking. This book is for those looking for a way to not only awaken the muse, but to provide a place her to thrive.

  • Fear the Survivors

  • The Fear Saga, Book 2
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,013
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,530

The Earth lies shaken in the aftermath of a conspiracy. Some of the smartest minds on the planet have striven for and died in an effort to scour the skies of four vast alien satellites, but their success has brought a terrible vengeance down upon us. While alien agents stalk the Earth, a team of exhausted scientists and military outcasts struggle to fight them among a planet on the brink - the brink of plague, the brink of war, and the brink of an invasion larger than they can possibly imagine. But they have allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent scifi series, look forward to anything else this author does!

  • By Thomas Gingery on 02-26-16

Intelligent, relentless, and complex

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

Reviewed: 03-19-16

Intelligent, relentless, and complex.
Rich characters, compelling story lines, and tightly woven threads of truth and fiction to create a believable, possible reality.

  • Win Forever

  • Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion
  • By: Pete Carroll
  • Narrated by: Pete Carroll
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549

Pete Carroll is one of the most successful coaches in football today. As the head coach at USC, he brought the Trojans back to national prominence, amassing a 97-19 record over nine seasons. Now he shares the championship-winning philosophy that led USC to seven straight Pac-10 titles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A glimpse, but only a glimpse, into brilliance

  • By Scott Novis on 05-21-17

Inspired and simple

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

Inspired and simple, Pete walks us on his journey and the results speak for themselves.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Route 66 Still Kicks

  • Driving America's Main Street
  • By: Rick Antonson
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

This travelogue follows Rick and his travel companion Peter along 2,400 miles through eight states from Chicago to Los Angeles as they discover the old Route 66. With surprising and obscure stories about Route 66 personalities like Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, Al Capone, Salvador Dali, Dorothea Lange, Cyrus Avery (the Father of Route 66), the Harvey Girls, Mickey Mantle, and Bobby Troup (songwriter of “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66”), Antonson’s fresh perspective reads like an easy drive down a forgotten road.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen with a bit of history

  • By Carrie on 11-28-15

Good listen with a bit of history

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-15

Good listen with a bit of history to tie it all together. Not a traveler guide but a romance with the road trip to inspire travel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bill Bryson Collector's Edition

  • Notes from a Small Island, Neither Here Nor There, and I'm a Stranger Here Myself
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301

In the first of three essays included in this audiobook, Bill Bryson decides to move his wife and kids back to his homeland, the United States, after nearly two decades in Britain. But not before taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. The result is a hilarious social commentary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good I hated for it to end

  • By J. Dominy on 08-08-12

Meh... Interesting in small bites

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

I listened while on a road trip across middle America and Yellowstone in July. Bill is interesting and has a fine way e with words. Only rated a 3 because he stayed too sound 'grouchy' after a while. Nothing is good enough. The last section was awful, to many numbers and figures and lists of him just complaining about America.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Multipliers

  • How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
  • By: Liz Wiseman, Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: John Meagher
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325

We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the ones around them and always need to be the smartest ones in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Asipiration

  • By Elizabeth Hamrick on 07-24-17

Great info

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

The readers sounded at times pleading or urging. I prefer a straight read vs pleading. Still very relevant and interesting.