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  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,803

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

Interesting read on leadership skills.

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

Reviewed: 10-03-19

Everyone makes mistakes in their lives, some learn from it and grow, other don't. Ant tells his life story about the many mistakes he mad and how he turned them around to become a better person. if you are hope to get good insight into SBS training g and life, this is not the book for you. Ant only highlights a few scenarios of his military career.

  • The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

  • By: Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Jon Bailey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" that makes his story so compelling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic real life account, brilliant read

  • By jirvine57 on 08-07-13

Great in-depth book about everything Navy Seal.

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

Narrator was good. I liked the fact that Brandon introduced each chapter.
Glad there was techincal info about weapons and meaning of US acronyms. Ex-SA military.

  • No Easy Hope

  • Surviving the Dead, Volume 1
  • By: James N. Cook
  • Narrated by: Guy Williams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Eric Riordan was once a wealthy man leading a comfortable, easy life. Until one day Gabriel, his oldest friend, Marine Corps veteran, and a former mercenary, told him how the world was going to end. He did his best to prepare. He thought he was ready for anything. He was wrong. As the dead rise up to devour the living, one man finds himself struggling to survive in the ruins of a shattered world. Alone, isolated, and facing starvation, his only chance is to flee to the Appalachians and join forces with Gabriel.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Its ok

  • By Bradley P on 23-09-18

Its ok

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

Reviewed: 23-09-18

It's ok. Narration was ok. This would be a good intro book for someone new to zombie apocalypse. The gore details are light compare to other authors.

  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Int'l Edit.)
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King, Jr.; Steve Jobs; and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive, annoying and lacking in substance

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-07-17

Very interesting and will revert back to it again.

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

Reviewed: 18-09-18

Really like that he included companies that he researched so we can understand how it was and was not applied.

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710

Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some food for thought

  • By Bilbo2006 on 20-04-16

Do you want to be on an awesome love boat?

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

It's so simple but we never thought of it. If you having relationship troubles or want to step up your relationship then read this book. Wow...

  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,778
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,295
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,225

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is Sleep just for the Weak?

  • By R Blades on 15-01-18

Oh my word, do u sleep a few hrs? STOP, read this

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

Reviewed: 30-08-18

I heard a number of podcast that lightly touch on why sleep is important but they never go into the details. Well I've found the book that has all the answers and more. Definite read for anyone who believes "I can survive on only a few hrs sleep" err sorry but yr body will let you know soon enough it cannot. πŸ™
For those have sleep issue, you will soon find out why and how to resolve it. 😁😴
Btw, I tested that "don't go to gym late" the other night after work at 19.00 hrs.... I could not sleep for 3 hrs after I got into bed...πŸ™„
I also tested listening to the audio when I could not sleep, lights out. Beware listening to this in the car.... 😊πŸš₯πŸš—
Great narrative

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme Repetition + Disappointment

  • By Anonymous User on 13-11-18

Very well thought out and executed book.

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Its ability to show military stories, the principles and real business application is great.

  • Let My People Go Surfing

  • The Education of a Reluctant Businessman - Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual
  • By: Yvon Chouinard, Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Grove, Yvon Chouinard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard - legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc. - shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian blacksmith to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Patagonia leading to do environmental business

  • By Bradley P on 25-01-18

Patagonia leading to do environmental business

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

Next time you buy anything, ask yourself "who made it," "where was it made" and does this company care about the environment and the labour staff. This is a great book which provides insight into the how a company made mistakes and what actions it took as soon as it realised that their product was toxic.

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  • Drive

  • The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837

A book that will change how you think and transform how you live.Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people – at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential motivational theory reading

  • By Elizabeth on 17-04-11

Need understand your work behaviour, mgr style!

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

Reviewed: 24-08-17

Very insightful book about what motivates and and the science behind it. The world would be a different place if the leadership changed how they managed their staff and how we see how we currently work and need to change to enjoy our jobs.

  • The Horizon

  • Arisen, Book 6
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

Mission complete, Alpha team enjoys their first chance to breathe and tend to their humanity. But the darkness leaves them alone with their demons - and those who have found love may yet learn that it is fatally incompatible with duty...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still going strong

  • By Simon on 26-08-15

Brilliant, need next book!

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

Reviewed: 28-11-15

Would you listen to The Horizon again? Why?

This book 6 after the epic battle onto the ship, what is next, just cannot leave it only. What would you do, how would you cope after going through all that. Oh my Word, what a cliffhanger ending, need book 7 NOW!

What other book might you compare The Horizon to, and why?

Book 1-5

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Everything, how people each dealt with what they had just been through and dealt with it. Every personal who did a task was depending on the person beside him/her to no leave thier post or die at it.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Zombie Country chasing you down, what you going to do?

Any additional comments?

When and where is book 7, 8, and 9! Come on peeps. ;)