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  • Living with a SEAL

  • 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
  • By: Jesse Itzler
  • Narrated by: Jesse Itzler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. He brazenly pretended to be an established hip-hop artist to secure a meeting with a studio head - and it led to a record deal. He convinced a bunch successful business executives to invest in an unprecedented business plan - and it turned into Marquis Jet. He sincerely offered to run a 100-mile race in Spanx to get the attention of the beautiful founder of the company - and ended up marrying her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-04-16

Best book I’ve listened to is ages...

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Reviewed: 01-11-18

This book has it all, inspiring, funny, interesting and just a little bit crazy. Couldn’t stop listening and kept dreading the end coming as that meant it would all be over.

  • Sugar Addiction: How to Detox and Break Free from Sugar Addiction

  • How to Fight Sugar Cravings
  • By: Shannon Banks
  • Narrated by: Penny Andrews
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    2 out of 5 stars 1
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    2 out of 5 stars 1

Today's processed foods are filled with sugar and chemical flavorings otherwise they would be tasteless and unattractive so no one would buy them. The majority of food processing by its very act destroys a huge proportion of the food's nutrients, often removing its color, flavor and any health promoting values it had.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Not Much Substance

  • By Frances Dowling on 03-01-18

Short and Not Much Substance

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Reviewed: 03-01-18

Contained a couple of points that were somewhat noteworthy, but otherwise there is nothing new here.

  • The Sober Revolution

  • Women Calling Time on Wine O'Clock, Addiction Recovery Series, Volume 1
  • By: Sarah Turner, Lucy Rocca
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Do you count down the minutes to wine o'clock on a daily basis? Is a bottle of Pinot Grigio your friend at the end of a long hard day? If you want to give up being controlled and defined by alcohol then now is the time to join The Sober Revolution.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narrator

  • By Anonymous User on 04-12-18

Great inspiring read

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Reviewed: 12-05-17

Inspired me to give up (although this is still a work in progress). Never thought i would even try before.

  • How to Stop Drinking Wine

  • Escaping Wine O'clock with Alcohol Lied to Me
  • By: Craig Beck
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Craig Beck is a well-regarded family man with two children, a lovely home and a successful media career; a director of several companies, and at one time the trustee of a large children's charity, Craig was a successful and functioning professional man in spite of a 'two bottles of wine a night' drinking habit. For 20 years, he struggled with problem drinking, all the time refusing to label himself an alcoholic because he did not think he met the stereotypical image that the word portrayed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic and Amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-16

A Realistic View of Giving Up

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Reviewed: 26-04-17

I initially thought this guy would get on my nerves but in the end i really enjoyed the book. There were times when I wondered whether he was trying to persuade me to give up drinking or start taking heroin, but this will all make sense when you listen.
A down to earth, realistic book about the realities of the kinds of problems you will face when giving up alcohol, along with some tools for overcoming them.
A very good read, will be checking out his website next.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
  • By: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,047

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-tested collection of practical techniques for managing moods and modifying undesirable behaviors through self-awareness, critical analysis, and goal-oriented change. CBT illuminates the links between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health and uses those connections to develop concrete plans for self-improvement. In 24 engaging half-hour lectures, you'll build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with the expert guidance of Professor Satterfield of the University of California, San Francisco.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but I struggled a bit

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-09-17

Practical and interesting

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Reviewed: 11-01-17

By the third lecture I knew this book was worth listening to more than once.

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