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  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,622
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,297
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,288

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible stuff ...

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-12-18

Remarkable, Brutal at times, inspiring story

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

A remarkable story about a man who has harnessed his demons and past to somehow motivate him to do the less ordinary. Tinged with the sadness of abuse, you cannot outrun your demons. A brutal story from childhood and some key attitudes that allowed this man to get off his butt, challenge and change himself to achieve his goals in life. A dogged example of determination, learning and reflection - interspersed with some foolish learning experiences place David Goggins as an example of how to, and at times how not to achieve your goals. In his own words, not gifted, but driven.

This book and interviews will take you to places in yourself and ask yourself some deep questions. A Good Book.

  • Know Your Why

  • Finding and Fulfilling Your Calling in Life
  • By: Ken Costa
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

For many the primary purpose of their work is cash. Their principal motivation is the paychecks that fund their everyday needs. Their work is a means to an end. Others are motivated by ambitions for careers, to move up the professional ladder and expand their experiences, becoming more skilled in particular areas. Still others work for a cause, believing in the wider purpose of their work, attempting to make a difference in the world - to leave a mark in some way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and illustrations.

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-02-19

Dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

Not one for those of us who do not need 'God given Callings', happy for those of you that do, not for me.

  • The Field

  • By: Lynne McTaggart
  • Narrated by: Lynne McTaggart
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Based on interviews with today's cutting-edge scientists, investigative journalist Lynne McTaggart wrote The Field, a compelling presentation of the theory that there is a measurable "life force" in the universe. Now, in this original audio adaptation by the author, McTaggart takes listeners on a journey into this exciting arena of science, called the "Zero-Point Field", that could be the key to understanding "supernatural" forces, healing energy, and the nature of consciousness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Diana on 22-05-09

No great addition to what I knew already

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

Reviewed: 30-07-17

What disappointed you about The Field?

I chose this book as I have heard of the author before and thought it would be a useful reference. I was hoping that this book would really dig down into the background, concepts and contemporary science (that is not perhaps already out there) and become a 'come to reference'. Instead it is more of a summary of the subject.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It is a summary of sorts from my perspective

  • Waking the Tiger

  • Healing Trauma
  • By: Peter A. Levine, Ann Frederick
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question: Why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • narration issues

  • By mr i mullins on 03-04-17

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 30-10-16

A great book that discusses trauma from a different perspective than that of main stream psychology. In doing so, we get to understand trauma from a more systems perspective in as much as trauma being a 'somatic' or body 'experience', rather than something broken into scientific perspectives alone (biology, psychology, neurology, endocrinology etc). In doing so we understand the need for treating individual experience as opposed to a statutory application of therapy or drugs.

An essential read for anyone wanting to know more about this fascinating subject.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful