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  • The Push

  • A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits
  • Written by: Tommy Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history - Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after 19 days on the route. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read, inspiring!

  • By ian on 2019-05-13

Definitely for climbers

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-27

If you are a climber, you will get more from this story. If not (I am not), the story becomes tedious and repetitious. I’m not sure what I was expecting. Perhaps a story that applied more to non climbers. His story of the two woman in his life also is rather predictable.

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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 4,256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,827
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,811

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

Great Message.

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-06

The message Mr. Goggins elaborates on is tremendous. It gives you much to think about and you can easily apply these learnings to your life. Yes, some of it is common sense, but hearing David’s examples really brings the story to life.

I would have liked to understand how his relationship with his own child was impacted by his amazing exploits and life given the difficult childhood he had. That’s a real part of the overall equation as well.

If there was one minor suggestion I could make, the cussing does get a bit tedious at times and the gratuitous way he describes female body parts may offend some listeners (I was not). Just a bit repetitious.

All in all, a great message and that’s the point!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • The Outward Mindset

  • Seeing Beyond Ourselves
  • Written by: The Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

The Outward Mindset teaches listeners how to shift more fully to an outward mindset and how to help others, even whole organizations, to make that shift - a shift that sparks innovation, increases accountability, and transforms collaboration, engagement, and fulfillment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile

  • By D. Urquhart on 2019-06-09

Nothing Really New Here

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-05

There's not much new here. Many of these 'self help' books are filled with common sense advice. This is no different. Really now .... change your Mindset to direct and change results; Be outward focused; Think about what the customer wants; Listen to what the customer wants. I kept waiting for new insights. There really weren't any. Any book written by an 'Institute' is a brochure for that Institute. This is what this book was about as far as I can see.

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  • The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon

  • Written by: John Joseph
  • Narrated by: John Joseph
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

The long awaited republishing of NYHC Legend, John Bloodclot Joseph's raw and unfiltered autobiography. As real as it gets! Updated with new chapters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-07-08

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-04

An incredible story of redemption and coming back from the odds. If JJ can get through what he did, anyone can escape from anything. Joseph comes across as a real, no holds barred bad ass ... but an extremely compassionate and empathetic person. His performance of the book was awesome. He didn’t just read it, it was like a one man play. Well worth the time to listen to this!