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  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • Written by: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,826
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,810

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
  • one of the best books I've ever read (listened to)

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-12-05

Jacked on Accountability!!

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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: 2019-06-20

Too much to say so I'll keep it brief. With his no holds barred, no excuse approach, Goggins helps the listener get in touch with the process of personal accountability. No one else to blame, no one else to come to the rescue. When I face unpleasant but necessary tasks I "Get my Goggins on" and push hard! Great stuff, I'm 59 but it's never too late to add some of his philosophy to my repertoire!! Thanks David!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Why Young Men

  • The Dangerous Allure of Violent Movements and What We Can Do About It
  • Written by: Jamil Jivani
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Jamil Jivani recounts his experiences working as a youth activist throughout North America and the Middle East, drawing striking parallels between ISIS recruits, gangbangers, and Neo-Nazis in the West. Having narrowly escaped a descent into crime and gang violence in his native Toronto, Jivani has devoted his life to helping other at-risk youths avoid this fate in cities across North America. After the Paris terrorist attacks of 2016, he traveled to Europe and the Middle East to assist Muslim community outreach groups focused on deterring ISIS recruitment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • By John Armstrong on 2019-06-13
  • Why Young Men
  • The Dangerous Allure of Violent Movements and What We Can Do About It
  • Written by: Jamil Jivani
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-13

A victim narrative. I regret listening to it. The racial card and the assumption that anyone that would be skeptical of Obama's or Ms Clinton"s moral virtues is a throwback of sorts leaves me flummoxed! Such an articulate young man, yet wasted efforts on the usual route of activism. Live your OWN life well and inspire those closest to you to do the same. If more of us did this we'd surely live in a better world. Get over what masses of people around you are railing against, and stay in touch with your own individual spark of divinity!

2 of 5 people found this review helpful