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Sean Kachmarski

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  • 222 Ways to Trick Yourself to Sleep

  • Scientifically Supported Ways to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep
  • By: Kim Jones
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

In today's fast-paced, nonstop world, research by the UK's Sleep Council has found that almost a third of us don't get enough sleep most nights. Insomnia can wreak havoc on everyday life - leaving us feeling exhausted, irritable and unwell. Lack of sleep has also been linked to a whole host of long-term chronic conditions including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity and depression. But don't despair - help is at hand! 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Mindfulness Than Sleep

  • By Sean Kachmarski on 20-03-19

More Mindfulness Than Sleep

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-19

Some studies mentioned and some beginners to medium level sleep tips.

It was a good book but felt more like a mindfulness book than a sleep book. Which if you think about go hand in hand.

  • Relentless Forward Progress

  • A Guide to Running Ultramarathons
  • By: Bryon Powell
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Marathons have become too easy for some runners. What was once the pinnacle of achievement in a runner's life is now a stepping stone for extraordinary adventure in ultramarathoning. The number of ultrarunners - those running distances of 50k (31 miles), 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), or 100 miles - is growing astronomically each year. To date, there has been no practical guide to ultramarathoning. Now, Bryon Powell has written Relentless Forward Progress, the first how-to manual for aspiring ultrarunners.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some great practical advise

  • By Louise on 10-02-19

1 Stop Shop

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-02-19

Great book for a person training for their first Ultra. Some great tips and things to think about while you train and on the day.

  • The Ultramarathon Guide

  • A Simple Approach to Running Your First Ultramarathon
  • By: Michael D'Aulerio
  • Narrated by: Zachary Dylan Brown
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Is running something that you do a lot of? Are you considering doing an ultramarathon? Do you need some help to understand what it will involve? Whether you are already an ultramarathon runner or someone who is about to embark on the challenge, The Ultramarathon Guide: A Simple Approach to Running Your First Ultramarathon is an audiobook that can help you realize your dreams. In this audiobook, you will discover all you need to know about taking the first steps in this grueling challenge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Basic

  • By Sean Kachmarski on 03-01-19

Basic

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-19

As I am new to Ultras this book highlighted something things I needed to get my head around before my 1st 50k Ultra.

Some good basic tips. Maybe to basic for some.

  • Still Not Bionic

  • Adventures in Unremarkable Ultrarunning
  • By: Ira Rainey
  • Narrated by: Sam Devereaux
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

If running extreme distances is as much about mental endurance as physical, how do you keep going when your internal monologue turns against you? That was the simple question Ira Rainey faced when the darkness of depression cast its long shadow over his life. It turned out the answer was far from simple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book that is very well read.

  • By Paul on 02-09-18

Good but....

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-18

Great story, but I didn’t connect with it as much as I did with Fatman to Greenman.

  • Fat Man to Green Man

  • From Unfit to Ultramarathon
  • By: Ira Rainey
  • Narrated by: Nick Rawlinson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

Despite believing he was bionic as a child, Ira Rainey was far from an elite athlete with superhuman running abilities like the ones he read about in books. He was in fact an overweight and unfit slacker who felt a bit sorry for himself because he had sore feet. Sure he ran a bit, but he also sat around a lot and ate and drank too much. Why? Because he could, and because he was a delusional optimist who thought everything would always be just fine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read for ultra-marathon newbies.

  • By UltraRunnerMAK on 31-05-16

Very Inspirational, BUT.

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Reviewed: 26-10-18

Great book, great story, great journey.

I’m inspired my the story and an on a very similar journey. Your has challenged me to push my self to achieve the unachievable.

The ONLY thing I didn’t like was the decision to not run with your buddy during the Green-man. What I have learnt in running is you never leave a fellow runner behind when you committed to run together.

Other than that great journey am now listening to your next book.




  • Finding Ultra

  • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
  • By: Rich Roll
  • Narrated by: Rich Roll
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792

An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational, even for non-runners

  • By JAMES on 09-04-13

Inspirational

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Reviewed: 25-09-18

Great story, it really drew me into each moment. I’m considering my first ultra. It really help me make my mind up.

Favourite quote from book “Go get your shoes, time to run.” Day 4 of epic 5.

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026

The inside story on President Trump, as only Bob Woodward can tell it. With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • balanced and the text is served well by narration.

  • By David W. on 12-09-18

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 17-09-18

Wow, just wow!
Great story and intrigue.
I fear for the US and the world.
I may listen to again, great book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Louder Than Words

  • Take Your Career from Average to Exceptional with the Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence
  • By: Joe Navarro, Toni Sciarra Poynter
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Why is it that some people have all the elements of success - education, skills, integrity, motivation - but can't seem to move from effectiveness to excellence in their careers? Behavior expert Joe Navarro reveals the long-sought answer. Louder Than Words teaches how to master nonverbal intelligence, the ability to interpret and nonverbal signals - in poker terms, "tells" - in business, to assess and influence others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book to let you read others

  • By L. Blixt-Schmid on 07-07-14

Great insight

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Always great
This is my 4th book by Joe Navarro.
Some repetitive stories but still Look forward to my next one.
Just luv the insight and the super power I now have
Many thanks.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,000

In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Respect

  • By sara on 18-04-18

A book about great leadership and integrity.

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Reviewed: 21-04-18


I have now listened to all the books from or about the principle characters on this US political nightmare.

I felt this book was the best of the lot. Love Comey or hate Comey, believe him or not. This was not only a unique perspective but a book about great leadership and integrity.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster

  • By: Edgar H. Schein
  • Narrated by: Joe Bronzi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

This book reveals what it takes for consultants of all types, as well as organizational leaders, to be really helpful in dealing with the complex, systemic, constantly changing organizational problems of today. They need to rapidly create a relationship of trust and openness that enables clients, subordinates, and team members to reveal what is really on their minds and to jointly develop a sense of what is the problem and what kind of adaptive response could best deal with it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By Sean Kachmarski on 19-03-18

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Reviewed: 19-03-18

Wasn’t sure before I bought, but glad I did. Just starting out it really helped me think in different ways.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful