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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 10,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,241

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

Great Performance! Reads (Listens) like a novel!

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

Reviewed: 13-05-19

I've seen this book at the top sellers list for a while, finally got it and listened to it! More than anything, I feel this book is an account of someone's transformation and success story! The book is so well written and getting an insight of someone's psychology while going through tough situations is just inspiring! Ant Middleton's performance was just amazing, he's so natural, if he wants to he could have an awesome career reading audiobooks!

  • The Courage to Be Disliked 

  • How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness
  • By: Fumitake Koga, Ichiro Kishimi
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. The Courage to Be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and truest self, change your future and find lasting happiness. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th-century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, the authors explain how we are all free to determine our own future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-03-18

Feels like listening to a Wayne Dyer book!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

I so loved the format of two people having a conversation and the younger guy struggling and challenging the ideas of the philosopher. Instead of just giving us the wisdom, having it go through the tough questions and be it elaborated with examples helped me digest the essence of Adler's Philosphy.

Though the narrator have a great voice, it kind of felt flat for me; also wouldn't it be better to have separate voices for the Philosopher and Student? Loved the English Accent though, still 5 star performance!

  • 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 6,732
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,102
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,084

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

Inspiring Story, Great Advice!

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

Kept seeing David Goggins at the Top Sellers, and in YouTube too... I finally had the chance to listen and man, I'm blown away but this guys mental toughness - just wow! More importantly as someone who lives in this day and age, we want to be surrounded by positivity and happiness; and we even take offence to straight talking honest observation - even stop talking to one of my buddies cause I thought it was none of his business. We all want great health, wealth and relationships and if we're not there, we need to be told and not just sit in the land of unicorn and rainbows. In fact, we need to tell ourselves where we are right now, in complete honesty as a stepping stone to reach our goals. Also love the format where Dave (Author) and Adam (Narrator) had a discussion after each milestone, it further emphasises the lessons we need. Love it!

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

  • A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121

Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once - and quickly. After that for the rest of your life, you need only to choose what to keep and what to discard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • read it at last!

  • By Friendly Face on 19-10-16

Unexpectedly Success Oriented

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

Who would've thought tidying can contribute to your success, and it seems such a crucial step! I can't wait to reap the benefits of tidying my space...

Also, the narration was amazing, I'm actually going to look at other books the narrator had narrated, she did such a great job!

  • Yes Man

  • By: Danny Wallace
  • Narrated by: Danny Wallace
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

Danny Wallace had been staying in. Far too much. Having been dumped by his girlfriend, he really wasn't doing the young, free and single thing very well. Instead he was avoiding people. Texting them instead of calling them. Calling them instead of meeting them. That is until one fateful date when a mystery man on a late-night bus told him to 'say yes more'. These three simple words changed Danny's life forever. Yes Man is the story of what happened when Danny decided to say YES to everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing audio book

  • By Paul on 11-02-09

...ahhh I feel satisfied going back to the source!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

...so loved the film! And promised I was going to read the book... does listening to audio count? story is way different from the movie, but I liked it! loved it even, got to say, it's a very passionately told story... I'd recommend it!

  • Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth

  • By: Brad Blanton
  • Narrated by: Brad Blanton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

In Radical Honesty, Dr. Blanton coaches us on how to have lives that work, how to have relationships that are alive and passionate, and how to create intimacy where none exists. As we have been taught by the philosophical and spiritual sources of our culture for thousands of years, from Plato to Nietzsche, from the Bible to Emerson, the truth shall set you free.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Monotone

  • By james anning on 11-10-17

Professional audio book reader please...

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

Reviewed: 28-09-17

This books came highly recommended from many different sources. There are some great insights in this book, and I definitely need to re-listen to it again... But please can a version with professional audiobook reader be released, I'll buy it again....

  • The Art of Extraordinary Confidence

  • Your Ultimate Path to Love, Wealth, and Freedom
  • By: Dr. Aziz Gazipura PsyD
  • Narrated by: Dr. Aziz Gazipura
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Confidence is the doorway to success in all areas of life. Whether you want to excel in your career, triple your income, create an amazing relationship, or just feel happy and satisfied with who you are, self-confidence is essential. In this inspiring and liberating book, Dr. Aziz slices through each obstacle on the path towards ever-increasing confidence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Madawi on 13-02-18

Ahh-mazing!!!

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

Reviewed: 24-10-16

Very conversational in his writting;I found it very engaging. As always, our education starts after we finish the book... so here's to a more confident me 😃

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  • 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 2,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-enriching book

  • By Simon on 14-08-18

Amazing Book On Leadership!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

I love how Jacko puts things into perspective, there is always a way to re-frame every situation positively...