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  • Mastery

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An inspirational insight into success

  • By I. Reid-Knightley on 08-04-13

poor quality of content

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

Reviewed: 22-11-18

very disappointed by the poor quality of research, disconnects in logic and selective examples as illustrations supporting wide open hypothesis.

  • Do the Work

  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Could you be getting in your way of producing great work? Have you started a project but never finished? Would you like to do work that matters, but don't know where to start?The answer is Do the Work, a manifesto by best-selling author Steven Pressfield, that will show you that it’s not about better ideas, it’s about actually doing the work. Do the Work is a weapon against Resistance - a tool that will help you take action and successfully ship projects out the door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To the point

  • By D. J. O'donnell on 06-04-15

Just plain waffle.

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

extremely annoyed i wasted precious time on this.

THis genre always seems to disappoint, no many ow many times i promise myself not to indulge ever again, something like this pops up, reaffirming that the promise should not have been broken

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,841

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really drags out a very simple concept.

  • By Adam on 13-04-17

Could have been so much better.

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

So, she self diagnosed herself with the worst traits and personality problems anyone could ever have, but finds a mind trick to that helps he to kick the problem, discovers that because she is so awesome, there is actually a whole body of science to back-up her mind trick and then proceeds to unreel subjective anecdote after subjective anecdote to prove that her her mind trick is truly awesome.

Having said that, the rule works for me, it's just disappointing that she chooses to waffle on for hours on fuzzy anecdotal subjective nonsense about other people's lives who i have not the slightest bit of interest in, instead of linking her break-through to the scientific work that she fleetingly reference's which she claims back up her work.

Maybe this genre just requires the author to position the narrative is such a waffle soaked manner.

  • The Practicing Mind

  • Bringing Discipline and Focus into Your Life
  • By: Thomas M. Sterner
  • Narrated by: Thomas M. Sterner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Present moment awareness is an essential ingredient in life if one expects to experience any degree of authentic peace and contentment. It has been acknowledged for centuries as the cornerstone of spiritual awakening in all traditions of Eastern thought. In the West, however, it is still a relatively unrecognized concept for living. The Western mind is always restless, never content with the moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will this book really make a difference?

  • By Mrs. Z. St Pierre on 08-11-15

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

Covered some good material, but like almost everything else in this genre, lots of theory and fluff but nothing concrete one can take away....

  • Psycho-Cybernetics

  • Updated and Expanded
  • By: Maxwell Maltz
  • Narrated by: Matt Furey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Since its first publication in 1960, Maltz's landmark best seller has inspired and enhanced the lives of more than 30 million readers. In this updated edition, with a new introduction and editorial commentary by Matt Furey, president of the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, the original text has been annotated and amplified to make Maltz's message even more relevant for the contemporary audience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ahead Of His Time

  • By M. Neale on 05-06-17

A Masterpiece narrated by a knucklehead

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I can't believe that a knucklehead like Matt Fury has managed to get his grubby opportunist gutter marketeer hands on this classic.having to listen to his interjections is like listening to a Mozart piece of music being critiqued by a tone deaf busker....

What other book might you compare Psycho-Cybernetics to, and why?

This book is the daddy of almost all the modern age self help visualization genre, minus all the fluff.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

stuck to selling silly wrestling courses online...

Was Psycho-Cybernetics worth the listening time?

yes, minus the narrator.

Any additional comments?

buy the original version.

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  • The Art of Learning

  • An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
  • By: Josh Waitzkin
  • Narrated by: Josh Waitzkin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

The Art of Learning takes listeners through Waitzkin's unique journey to excellence. He explains in clear detail how a well-thought-out, principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure. Waitzkin believes that achievement, even at the championship level, is a function of a lifestyle that fuels a creative, resilient growth process.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't ask for an autobiography

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-12-15

Gratuitous Self

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

can't think of anyone who would.

Has The Art of Learning put you off other books in this genre?

No, the content of the book was not reflected by the title.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Josh Waitzkin?

who cares, the content was so poor no body could have saved i

What character would you cut from The Art of Learning?

The author

Any additional comments?

Couldn't help feeling the author must have been masturbating over a picture of himself while writing this book. The entire book was an excuse for the author to self praise, and rather than cover any meaningful material related to the title, inanely describe the most boring minutia of detail of his own obscure interests in the style of a 15 year old teenager watching enter the dragon for the first time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful