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  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,059

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly engaging...honest and enlightening

  • By Jackie on 14-12-16

full of gems

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

I always found Springsteen's songs were like movies, once you've seen them once you don't need to see them again. This book of what's in his head is full of gems and has a much longer lasting emotional impact

  • Micro-Resilience

  • By: Bonnie St. John, Allen P. Haines
  • Narrated by: Bonnie St. John, Allen P. Hayes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

As leadership consultants and executive trainers, Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines have heard the same complaints from clients for years: periodic burnout, lack of focus and low energy. So they dug into the latest research on neuroscience, psychology and physiology, looking for big answers. Instead they found small answers - proof that small adjustments in daily routines, including thought patterns, food and drink and rest and movement, can fight the forces that sap our energy and restore focus and drive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just great!

  • By Bart on 12-04-17

Rehash

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 28-03-17

Rehash of a lot of other work and books. Tries to rebrand techniques from other sources.

  • Algorithms to Live By

  • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Brian Christian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • How to make your life as predictable as possible..

  • By Mr. S. Peacock on 27-10-17

Reduces life to dullness

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-03-17

Not every situation in life can be reduced to a decision matrix or formula and trying to do so sucks the enjoyment out of life. I know how to make these decisions without resorting to formulas. And other simple decisions are best left to randomness and exploration. I would not get on with the author or people who reduce life to equations.

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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,355

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half interesting, second half meh

  • By P. Healey on 30-03-17

Light hearted book with serious message

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

Reviewed: 14-03-17

It's about values. Whilst values are never defined as in most books and values are not taught in most schools they are constantly referenced. Its a good book about the authors identifiable struggle to decide his own values and live up to them.

  • The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth

  • By: James Altucher
  • Narrated by: James Altucher
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

We are living in an epic period of change, danger, and opportunity. The economy is crashing and booming every few years. People are getting fired and replaced by computers and Chinese workers. The stock market crashes with regularity. Every fix from the government makes things worse. The old world has been demolished, and people are desperate for answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good fun good advice

  • By DN on 17-10-16

Good fun good advice

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-16

Good fun good advice, unusual format for an audio book, like a conversation with a maverick

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  • Currency Wars

  • The Making of the Next Global Crises
  • By: James Rickards
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon. Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humanises a potentially dry subject

  • By Gerard on 17-05-15

Great depth, well argued

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-16

Very interesting and informative. I suppose the 1 thing lacking is a strong argument against a gold standard, though he does address Bernankes opposition he takes it apart.

  • Disrupt Yourself

  • By: Jay Samit
  • Narrated by: Jay Samit
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

In Disrupt Yourself, innovator and digital media expert Jay Samit reveals how to achieve your goals and permanently alter the status quo through the art of self-disruption. In today's ever-changing and often-volatile business landscape, adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever. Samit describes how specific strategies that help companies flourish - challenging assumptions, pinpointing one's unique value, and identifying weaknesses in the structure of current industries - can be applied at an individual level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book ever

  • By MR on 16-03-16

long but inspiring

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

too many examples of past stories but still good to hear it from a baller