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Andrew Ramwell

Manchester, UK
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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 6,582
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,967
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,950

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

Raw, honest and informative.

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

Reviewed: 19-01-19

Best book on audible I've listened to. Authentic revealing of a person's inner struggle with themselves. David made mistakes and admits these. He's human. This is not gung ho macho bull but a real honest view of his journey into his mind and body. Listen and reflect. Above all listen to this life changing and challenging book.

  • Three Simple Steps

  • A Map to Success in Business and Life
  • By: Trevor Blake
  • Narrated by: Matthew Dudley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

How many self-help books are written by authors whose biggest success is selling self-help books? Three Simple Steps is different. Despite stock market crashes, dot-com busts, and the specter of recession, the author started a virtual company from home, using a few thousand dollars of his savings. A few years later, without ever hiring an employee or leaving his home office, he sold it for more than $100 million. As the economy slipped into another free fall, he did this again with a company in a different field. He accomplished this through no particular genius.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Rolaa on 20-09-16

Simple powerful truths

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

Great book that offers real insight to moving forward in 3 simple steps. Love the author's metaphor of life as a winding staircase. Great narrator who seems to catch the mood through out the book. Highly recommend a listen.

  • The Inner Game of Tennis

  • The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
  • By: W. Timothy Gallwey
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. This classic best-seller can change the way the game of tennis is played.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant (audio)book

  • By davidstone28 on 11-07-10

Let the inner game replace your innner voice

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

What made the experience of listening to The Inner Game of Tennis the most enjoyable?

This is one of those books that works very well with audible. The layout lends itself to being spoken and its easy to follow the story. The inner game emerged from the author's experience as a tennis coach and so the story unfolds based on his journey. The information contained can be applied to multiple areas of life and work and not just tennis. The concept of self 1 and self 2 made sense and having experienced this in real life it made the book seem more plausible.

What other book might you compare The Inner Game of Tennis to, and why?

Psycho-cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz. It covers aspects of the human mind and its impact on the body. The inner game of tennis is about how to get out of the way of the conscious mind so that it allows your body to perform naturally.

What does Dan Woren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Personally, his voice and style work well for the book for me. As stated earlier the material really works as an audio.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes its well laid out and the narrative lends itself to being on in the background. Some books you have to concentrate hard on and its easy to lose the thread. This book flows well and allows you to do other things whilst listening.

Any additional comments?

The book was a game changer when first written and the concepts have heavily influenced other sports and are now readily adopted across coaching and sports psychology. The book is practical and you'll pick up many useful tips and techniques that you can apply in everyday life as well as tennis.

  • Resilience

  • Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life
  • By: Eric Greitens
  • Narrated by: Eric Greitens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

You cannot bounce back from hardship. You can only move through it. There is a path through pain to wisdom, through suffering to strength, and through fear to courage if we have the virtue of resilience. In 2012, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn’t seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he’d been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding book

  • By Andrew Ramwell on 22-07-15

Outstanding book

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

Reviewed: 22-07-15

Would you listen to Resilience again? Why?

Already on my third listen. I keep finding aspects I'd missed before. The author has a great voice and this adds to the overall impact. I suspect everybody who listens will get something out that they can use of share with someone they know. We all need to be a little more resilient at times and the blend of philosophy with real world practical experiences is just right. There are no affirmations or exercises yet it has had more impact than most of the self-help books I've ever read.

What about Eric Greitens’s performance did you like?

He has lived an interesting and engaged life and he talks matter of factly about a range of experiences from early childhood, education, his forces career and beyond. There is no embellishment or gung-ho attitude. He is a confident speaker and knowing the subject he places the right emphasis where its needed. Its an easy listen and flows nicely. The format is novel and works extremely well as an exchange of letters between two friends.

Any additional comments?

Its in my top 3 books and I read or listen to around 60 books a year. Highly recommended.

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