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  • Habit Stacking

  • 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness
  • By: S.J. Scott
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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    3 out of 5 stars 5
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    3 out of 5 stars 5
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    3 out of 5 stars 4

Imagine what life would be like if you started every morning with small actions that created a chain reaction of positive benefits throughout your life. You eat a healthy breakfast, have a great conversation with your loved ones, and then begin your workday focusing on the important tasks. Then, throughout the day, you complete other habits that positively impact your top goals. I guarantee you'd feel more fulfilled, get more accomplished, and have a better direction for your career.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • most boring

  • By SJRod on 13-05-18

most boring

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Reviewed: 13-05-18

Out of my 200+ books this rates as the most boring ... basically reading a list.. not at all motivational. Disappointed

  • Giant Steps

  • By: Anthony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Anthony Robbins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Based on the finest tools, techniques, principles, and strategies offered in Awaken the Giant Within, best-selling author and peak-performance consultant Anthony Robins offers daily inspiration and small actions (exercises) that will compel you to take giant steps forward in the quality of your life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too obvious

  • By Stellar on 03-10-12

loved It!

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Reviewed: 03-05-18

A great abridged version. I really enjoyed that Anthony himself narrated the book and was able to convey his enthusiasm. Highly recommended

  • Live It!

  • Achieve Success by Living with Purpose
  • By: Jairek Robbins
  • Narrated by: Jairek Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Jairek Robbins, decorated performance coach and lifestyle entrepreneur, guides you through his proven, step-by-step process for filling the gap between where you are today and where you want to be. In reassuring and easy-to-understand language, Robbins helps you build a strong foundation for authentic happiness. Each chapter is strategically designed to engage you with personal reflections and challenges that will encourage you to make immediate improvements to your everyday behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By SJRod on 14-03-18

Enjoyable

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Reviewed: 14-03-18

Like father like son. The apple does not fall far from the tree. Well of course many similarities to Anthony Robbins material. I have known Jairek since he was about 10 and with his dad at different projects. Enjoy the book. I recommend it totally

  • Entrepreneur: Anthony Robbins

  • 7 Life Changing Lessons
  • By: Dave O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Robert Jackson
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Throughout all his speeches, Anthony Robbins teaches us many different valuable life-changing lessons. When we listen, we can notice that there are seven main lessons he encourages people to learn. By learning and implementing these lessons and habits into your everyday life, you can increase your likelihood of achieving your goals and manifesting your dreams into reality.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointing

  • By SJRod on 13-03-18

Very Disappointing

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Reviewed: 13-03-18

The narrator is TERRIBLE ... Tony Robbins is dynamic and exciting... the narrator put a you to sleep. How could Robbins company approve this performance? I have over 200 audio books and this is in the BOTTOM 2% due to the performance. Very disappointed .. longest 90 minute audio book only because of the narratorm

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  • It's Up to You

  • The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path
  • By: Dzigar Kongtrul
  • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

On the spiritual path we speak of enlightenment. But how do we reconcile the idea of enlightenment with what we see when we look in the mirror - when insecurities, doubts, and self-centered tendencies arise in our minds? Dzigar Kongtrül suggests that we need not feel "doomed" when these experiences surface. In fact, such experiences are not a problem if we are able to simply let them arise without judging them or investing them with so much meaning. This approach to experience is what Kongtrül calls self-reflection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By SJRod on 06-03-18

excellent

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Reviewed: 06-03-18

Love all Pema Chodron World whether read or written. Highly recommend. really got a lot out of the part on depression.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Time to Lose

  • A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva
  • By: Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by: Joanna Rotte
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5

Over the years, Pema Chödrön's books have offered an exciting new way of living: developing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all aspects of their lives. In No Time to Lose Pema invites listeners to venture further along the path of the "bodhisattva warrior", explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening

  • By Yoshay on 11-03-18

Amazing... must read and read again

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Reviewed: 30-01-18

Well listen to and listen again. An amazing explanation. Would have preferred Pema Chödrön herself giving the performance as she brings her own unique way to the story. You can hear her voice coming through the reader but still love to hear Pema herself. A must read . Thank you Pema

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  • Giving Our Best

  • A Retreat with Pema Chödrön on Practicing the Way of the Bodhisattva
  • By: Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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Compassion is a skill. It's not a special trait that we either have or don't, but a practice that we can all nurture in our daily lives. And the benefits are vast. It liberates our hearts from a narrow sense of self, expands our sense of well-being, and so much more. Of course, it's not always easy. But when we learn to work with our adversities and fears, whatever it is that might be keeping us stuck, then we find that we gradually and naturally become more open, joyful, and free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By SJRod on 19-01-18

excellent

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Reviewed: 19-01-18

I have all of Pema Chödrön audible books in available in English. I have listened to hundreds of hours of her books and retreats and find her such an inspiration
I recommend this audible recording of this amazingly interesting retreat.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Bite the Hook

  • Finding Freedom from Anger, Resentment, and Other Destructive Emotions
  • By: Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
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    5 out of 5 stars 25
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    5 out of 5 stars 24

Life has a way of provoking us with traffic jams and computer malfunctions, with emotionally distant partners and crying children - and before we know it, we're upset. We feel terrible, and then we end up saying and doing things that only make matters worse. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Pema Chödrön. It is possible to relate constructively to the inevitable shocks, losses, and frustrations of life so that we can find true happiness. The key, Pema explains, is not biting the "hook" of our habitual responses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow... excellent

  • By SJRod on 18-01-18

wow... excellent

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Reviewed: 18-01-18

I really needed this and it covered all the bases. definitely a must listen to again. pema as always in her great style delivers the message

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Concise History of Buddhism

  • From 500 BCE-1900 CE
  • By: Andrew Skilton
  • Narrated by: Jinananda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4 out of 5 stars 9
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Andrew Skilton - Senior Research Fellow in Buddhist Studies, Kings College, London - explains the development of the basic concepts of Buddhism and its spread across the continents during its 2,500 years of history. He begins with a close look at Buddhism in India, where it flourished until the 12th/13th century CE, charting the growth of different schools and practices. By the time it disappeared from its homeland midway through the millennium, it had become established in Central Asia and the Far East in a variety of forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By SJRod on 10-01-18

Excellent

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Reviewed: 10-01-18

I really enjoyed this and it is a book i will listen to again and again as there is a lot of information that needs digested.

  • The Shamanic Journey

  • A Beginner's Guide to Journeying
  • By: Gerry Starnes
  • Narrated by: Charles Henderson Norman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

The Shamanic Journey: A Beginner's Guide to Journeying is written for the beginner or those relatively new to the shamanic journey practice. It is drawn from the wisdom gained through my own experiences with the journey, plus more than a decade of teaching individuals and groups, and in workshops. It contains answers to the most common questions asked, as well as suggestions and insights gained over the years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really helpful and to the point

  • By Nina on 14-08-18

amazing

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Reviewed: 29-12-17

Found this a great guide book. It is full of experiences and explanations and I discovered a great deal about the shamanic journey and process. thank you