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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 3,890
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,534
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,525

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

Amazing book with a podcast interwoven

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Amazing!
one of the best audiobooks I've ever heard, lnterweaving the podcast works very well.

  • Finding Ultra

  • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
  • By: Rich Roll
  • Narrated by: Rich Roll
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745

An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational, even for non-runners

  • By JAMES on 09-04-13

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 27-02-18

As a regular listener and viewer on YouTube of the rich roll podcast, I thought I knew his story. But this book sheds new light on rich's venture into ultra athletes. The account of the epic 5 is very good. The psychological aspects of the whole story is fascinating. excellent and inspiring book. Thanks Rich.

  • How to Stop Procrastination & Get More Done

  • By: Alan Coulter
  • Narrated by: Tiana Hanson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Over 10 years of research lead to Alan Coulter writing the original book in 2014 which has now been updated with the latest methods. Cutting through the nonsense, this book offers a simple and easy-to-understand solution to beating procrastination and getting more done in life. No fancy gimmicks, just solid and actionable advice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very happy with this one!

  • By L. Twi on 22-08-17

lightweight and completly unhelpful

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-18

This seems like is a collection of trivial blog articles. Not one useful bit of advice in this book. Couldn't finish this book of cliches, and the flippant jokey style is so irritating. I couldn't listen to this patronising rubbish - waste of money!

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  • The Internet of Money

  • By: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label "digital currency."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Anonymous User on 29-03-18

a bit repetitive

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-17

good content but way too much repetition, which undermined it's value. should have halved it.

  • Hagakure

  • The Book of the Samurai
  • By: William Scott Wilson (translator), Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Living and dying with bravery and honor is at the heart of Hagakure, a series of texts written by an 18th-century samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a window into the samurai mind, illuminating the concept of bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which dictated how samurai were expected to behave, conduct themselves, live, and die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Samurai

  • By Tyler on 03-10-16

well read samurai classic

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-17

This is a classic samurai text and the narrator's reading of it was very good.

  • Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

  • By: Marcus Aurelius
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Meditations is former U.S. President Bill Clinton's favorite book. This audio consists of a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161-180 AD, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book poorly read.

  • By Dr. Gerd Folberth on 04-03-16

spoiled by the narration

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-17

The content was undermined by the narrator's odd inflections and slow faltering delivery. Quite disappointing.

  • James Baldwin

  • A Biography
  • By: David Leeming
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

This is a biography of James Baldwin, author, one-time preacher, and civil rights activist. He chose David Leeming, a close friend and colleague, to write his biography and granted him access to his correspondence. Leeming traces his life from his birth in Harlem in 1924 to his self-imposed exile in Europe, his later years as political activist, and his public funeral in 1987.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspiring, tragic and heroic

  • By Forever hopefull on 08-10-17

inspiring, tragic and heroic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-17

A well written and performed audio book. Baldwin is an inspiring and heroic figure . His life seemed to me to be a striving for the freedom to love and be loved, personally and nationally. I recognise the messy contradictions, hopes and despair of this all too familiar feature of human experience. There is often a tragic undertone to this necessary struggle and this is clear in Baldwin's life and times.

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  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • By: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Clayborne Carson - editor
  • Narrated by: Levar Burton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

He was a husband, a father, a preacher - and the preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not complete

  • By Anonymous User on 23-01-18

outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-09-17

Excellent. Deeply moving, challenging and inspiring. Martin Luther King Jr lived his calling in a way that challenges me to live my own life according to a divinely inspired vision of love in action.

This audio book is well read and the use of music and original recordings of Dr King's speeches bring the print version of this book to life, wonderfully.

I highly recommend this audio book, even if if you already have the print version.

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,153

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost.....

  • By L on 09-12-12

Highly inspiring and informative . Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-17

This book stands head and shoulders above the last book of this book related to this topic I bought called "Money" which ,despite being a 'best seller', was very disappointing. On the other hand, Rich Dad, Poor Dad is full of perspective shifting insight and useful advice on how to make money work for you and achieve financial freedom. The practical suggestions are helpful, but the real value is in the changes in thinking about money, necessary for financial wealth, that the book proposes.

I highly recommend this audio book.

  • Money

  • Know More, Make More, Give More.
  • By: Rob Moore
  • Narrated by: Rob Moore
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,486

Money is a game you can win. First, understand the rules. True financial independence provides the opportunity to use money the way you'd like, look after your family and plan for your future. This book explains how money works, how to understand it better and how to protect it once your bank balance starts growing

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • life changingly good

  • By Jake0403 on 12-12-17

Very disappointing book

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-17

insubstantial, deeply unsatisfying. I feel totally conned out £20 spent on this waffling, useless book

3 of 6 people found this review helpful