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Publisher's Summary

The 20th anniversary edition of the original Chicken Soup for the Soul is brimming with even more hope and inspiration - the stories you've always loved, plus bonus stories, plus 20 bonus stories from today's thought leaders.

Twenty years later, Chicken Soup for the Soul continues to open the heart and rekindle the spirit. Celebrate the 20th anniversary with the classic book that inspired millions - reinvigorated with bonus stories of inspiration! You will find hope and inspiration in these 101 heartwarming stories about counting your blessings, thinking positive, and overcoming challenges.

This inspiring edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul is read by Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark, Rev. Michael Beckwith, don Miguel Ruiz, Gabrielle Bernstein, MK Asante, Kris Carr, Heidi Krupp, Tory Johnson, Darren Hardy, Eric Handler, Nic Ortner, Mastin Kip, and Lori Deschene.

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I got a different point of view!!! Thanks a lot :)

It was my first time to listen to the odio book.
Actually, I'm a bigner to study English. Reading is one of my favorite things. So I tried to learn English reading English books. It's the first book. I really satisfied with this way to read books.

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I was sad to note profane words

I am sure many will over look the words that were distasteful to me and that a choice as is mine. I would love to separate the safe stories in a book for readers that choose not to use or read profane words.

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Overrated. Successful because of great marketing.

This book is so successful because of their relentless promotional efforts, they'll tell you that themselves. There were a few inspirational stories but most were mediocre and a few were absurd, such as "My Soul Mate" by Victor Mark Hanson. He divorced his wife of 27 years because he thought he could do better. I cringed while listening to his list of traits for the perfect mate, very shallow. One of the narrators sounded pretentious.

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Loved this Book

This book was AMAZING! It has changed my life forever more! Thank you to all who hand a hand in this wonderful and necessary project!

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Best book ever !

For everyone to read, an eye opener. Very well done, just wish I had bought it earlier

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Positive and unexpected, for me.

Fulfilling. I gain a new perspective. And became inspired and encouraged. Thank you.

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A great book for the spiritual heart.

I used to think that these books were mainly only for Christians but upon reading it I have found that they are for anyone who is spiritual as well. I do not feel excluded when reading this and truly would love to read more

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love it!

second time that I am listening to the chicken soup for the soul and neve stop to amazing me all the stories in there. I simple love it, thank you so much!😍🤩👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Amazing this book should be on everyone's shelf

Is there a way to give this book 6 or maybe 7 Stars??

if not maybe we should make an exception for this one.

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Stories???

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. Does not fit the desctiption.

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This book was not very inspirational. The first 'story' was told by a man. He made a list of over 200 items that he wanted in a wife. To his credit, he did say that he should embody everything on the list. Just like the song, Some Enchanted Evening;, he saw her across a crowded room. After awhile, they marry and they are now deliriously happy. He doesn't say what happens if one of them doesn't meet the requirements list any more.The next 'story' featured babbling about how great life is in India. No characters, no story. I gave up!

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  • 05-27-15

but too cheesy for me

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Only to sloppy friends,bit too much based in financial success,

Has Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition put you off other books in this genre?

Yes!

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

Yes liked his voice

Could you see Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Not for uk market,😛

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  • 08-17-18

Oh dear

Heard a lot if good stuff about this book but very disappointed. Very cheesy stories.

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  • Matt Lewis
  • 07-25-17

probably better in print

I listen to books on x1.5 speed. This works for most books nicely. however I get the feeling that with chicken soup for the soul you need to take your time - reread - digest each story - and let it sink in.
don't get me wrong - I liked it and some stories were inspiring and uplifting.
however I do get the feeling it's probably one of those books best consumed with the eyes rather than the ears (especially on fast speed)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-16

Inspirational

Fantastically inspirational uplifting stories that help you to realise what life is really all about.

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  • Stephen Todd
  • 03-13-15

Very Poor and boring

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Heard a lot about these books over the last 20 years I no know why I never bought one!! boring stories

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-08-18

Good Stories, a bit too Sentimental

Good Stories, but very little practical help and unfortunately far too Sentimental for my liking.

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  • MR D WHITE
  • 02-22-18

Disappointing

Unlike earlier versions, it seems to lack the substancive nourishment I had come to associate with the series.

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  • Ann C
  • 11-14-17

Amazing!

So thought provoking and for all ages. Love how it makes you realise how lucky we all are. Thank you

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  • Ms Happiness
  • 03-29-16

audible roadrunner guaranteed to glide

this book is energy and practical to integrate as they say encouragement sweetens the labour

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  • Gillian
  • 02-11-20

Terrible as a audiobook

This maybe a world famous self-help book... but it makes a terrible audiobook. The tone is patronising and the stories trite. Any lessons there are in here are lost behind the irritating delivery.

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  • MR Geoff Bowen
  • 07-09-17

Out of date boring stories

My expectations were way higher then what was delivered. Not worth half the price!
Such a great way (for the authors) to make money.

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  • Kimberley Bailey
  • 05-08-15

Great

loved it. kept me motivated during a very tough and exhausting week. will listen repeatedly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-21

Extraordinary.

An ambitious, beautiful & monumental book that shifted my consciousness upon the first of what will undoubtedly be countless reads ahead as it moved my heart with its incredible humanity and wonderful tenderness. Highly recommended.
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  • Victoria
  • 05-16-20

lovely but didn't live up to expectations

Heavy american accent, some lovely stories but didn't meet the hype for me. Couldn't finish it.

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  • Silly Student
  • 10-29-19

No better title for this book - perfect!

Loved it! It felt like mother's love... and I feel nourished and nurtured 😇