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  • Getting Things Done

  • The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

David Allen reads an all-new edition of his popular self-help classic for managing work-life balance in the 21st century - now updated for the new challenges facing individuals and organizations in today's rapidly changing world. Since it was first published more than 15 years ago, David Allen's Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era and the ultimate book on personal organization.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good overview of methodology but only in addition to the book

  • By C on 18-04-16

Really disappointing

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

I was honestly expecting something more than a guide of how to arrange the desk and the folders. Waste of time

  • The Universe Has Your Back

  • Transform Fear into Faith
  • By: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245

In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches listeners how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides listeners to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security, and clear direction. The lessons help listeners relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A deeply comforting and inspiring book

  • By Agent Em on 04-01-17

Nothing to do with the title

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

It is a meditating book, nothing more. Quite dissappointed as the subject in hand tends to interest me.

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  • The Speed of Trust

  • The One Thing that Changes Everything
  • By: Stephen M. R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen M. R. Covey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship - from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction - and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the time - killing, bureaucratic check - and - balance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable lessons, great examples...

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-11-17

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

To be fair, I paid little attention and thought it was his father the author, none the less gave it a fair shot and listened to it until the end. Some few things can be rescued but then it is quite dull.

  • The Charisma Myth

  • How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism (Int'l Edit.)
  • By: Olivia Fox Cabane
  • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileione
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out, and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very thin on content, pointless advice

  • By Sam S on 24-07-16

Too little to take out

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Expected something quite different. Ideas are too ethereus and very little that could be pulled out. History line easy to lose as the reader doesn’t retain attention.
One thing to rescue is the idea of the brain and triads.

  • Emotional Intelligence Mastery: 7 Manuscripts

  • Emotional Intelligence x2, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy x2, How to Analyze People x2, Persuasion (Anger Management, NLP)
  • By: Ryan James
  • Narrated by: Sam Slydell, Miguel Rodriguez
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Emotional Intelligence Mastery is the ultimate 7 Book Boxset that is designed to help you with every aspect of emotional development, interpersonal relationships, becoming more charismatic and influential, dealing with negative emotions and intrusive thoughts, and achieving personal growth. It is a combination of the following seven books that will help you achieve success and happiness in life. Each book is packed with simple, yet very effective, strategies that you can start implementing in your life today. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Information at its finest

  • By jonathan on 08-06-18

Ok but nothing special

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

Reviewed: 20-07-18

It is ok, but the way it is written does not translate into a hugely attractive piece when being narrated. Maybe for an actual read this one would be better. I still kept it going till the end as some are valid points.

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  • The Adventures of Ulysses

  • By: Bernard Evslin
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

For years, the Greeks have lain siege to the walls of Troy, the final act in the greatest war the ancient world has ever seen. Rivers of blood have been shed in the fight, but it takes one man to end the conflict: the brilliant strategist Ulysses, who defeats the Trojans with a simple trick - a wooden horse with an army inside. Victorious, Ulysses and his men prepare to make the long trip home to Ithaca. It will be an odyssey to remember.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not nearly as good as Evslin's The Greek Gods.

  • By WarwickStudent on 25-09-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 20-07-18

Absolutely loved it. A great story, written and narrated in a very captivating way. Have a go at it.

  • Meditations

  • By: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
  • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important text on self-reflection and improvement

  • By James Riley on 02-12-15

Recommendable short read

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

Reviewed: 20-07-18

It can be a bit boring at times but considering who and when he wrote it, it is a good insight into a mentality that pretty much lived on.

  • Screw It, Let's Do It

  • Lessons in Life and Business
  • By: Sir Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Richard Branson is an iconic businessman. In Screw It, Let’s Do It, he shares the secrets of his success and the invaluable lessons he has learned over the course of his remarkable career. As the world struggles with the twin problems of global recession and climate change, Richard explains why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in finding a more holistic and environmentally friendly approach to business.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good content, bad narrator

  • By Alice on 26-09-11

Really good one

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

Reviewed: 20-07-18

A good and fun insight into the life of one of the greatest business men. Recommend it.

  • The Fountainhead

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

One of the 20th century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, a genius; Gail Wynand, a newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire; and Dominique Francon, a devastating beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic Objectivity at it's finest

  • By D. Berry on 04-12-13

Brilliant book

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

Reviewed: 16-05-18

As everybody, probably got a bit put off at the beginning due to everybody saying AS was better than this one. AS is my fav book ever, but honestly, this book was so well written and captivating that has nothing to envy from the other book. Ayn Rand again is brilliant.
The narrator as well deserves a commentary as also they play a most important role in making us readers a living part of the story. A book of 30+ hours if not interesting and well narrated, it won’t get too far.
An absolute must!

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443

Dorian Gray, a handsome and narcissistic young man, lives thoughtlessly for his own pleasure - an attitude encouraged by the company he keeps. One day, after having his portrait painted, Dorian makes a frivolous Faustian wish: that he should always remain as young and beautiful as he is in that painting, while the portrait grows old in his stead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect introduction to audiobooks

  • By 451 on 10-03-15

Brilliantly captivating

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

Loved this book. Always liked this story but had only ever seen this character in a few movies. Now I know the real deal.

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