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  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • Written by: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 881

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened to it 2 times in 1 week

  • By Jonah Ferguson on 2018-07-20

Repeat listener, Chris Voss is a master.

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Reviewed: 2019-02-14

Never Split the Difference is as close to a must-listen as it is possible to be.

I have found it best to listen over and over, spaced out by a month or two each time, and each time a new lesson sinks in.

This book is truly a difference maker, it gives you the shot of confidence to face an uncertain situation with a new approach, especially when it comes to identifying the benefactor in any deal, and how to align yourself to maximize your situational outcome.

It is so much more than theory and hot air, Chris Voss has some real weight and application behind his tactics.

Get this book in your library.

  • Debt-Free Forever

  • Take Control of Your Money and Your Life
  • Written by: Gail Vaz-Oxlade
  • Narrated by: Gail Vaz-Oxlade
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

If you’re afraid to open your bills, if you’ve never added up how much you owe, if you can’t even imagine being debt-free, it’s time to join the thousands of people Gail Vaz-Oxlade has helped. Her straightforward approach to money management is based on self-control, hard work, and prioritizing what’s really important. In Debt-Free Forever, Gail gives you a clear strategy and the steps needed to implement it. So if you’re finished with excuses, overdue notices, and maxed-out credit cards, buy this audiobook, follow Gail’s plan, and start becoming debt-free forever. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learned More Than Expected

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-08-10

Masterful, definitive and applicable.

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Reviewed: 2019-02-14

Be prepared to change.

The definitive lesson from this book is: if you don't mean it when you say " I want to dig myself out of debt", just put it down.

This book has so much useful information it's hard not to write another book on how to apply it, but when you have that nagging feeling in the back of your mind that there always seems to be too much month left at the end of your money (her own catchphrase), this book becomes a must-listen/read.

Do yourself a huge favor. get this book, listen to it, start taking charge of your own life.

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  • Own the Day, Own Your Life

  • Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex
  • Written by: Aubrey Marcus
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Marcus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

Human optimization thought leader Aubrey Marcus's personal and professional mission rests on a single question: How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis? Marcus answers that question in Own the Day, Own Your Life, an empowering audio handbook that guides listeners to optimize every moment of the day, from waking in the morning, through work and play, until bedtime each night. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently, and live happier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great read, useful tips, though lacking

  • By Alex on 2018-06-26

Motivation in a nutshell

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Reviewed: 2018-10-07

Aubrey Marcus does a wonderful job narrating his book.

As a result, many of the nuances are fleshed out and you get the feel he was driving for when writing it.

Highly recommend this book, there are tons of tips, tricks, and just general good ideas on how to turn a series of bad habits that look insurmountable, into a bunch of small, easy steps that achieve the insurmountable goal in a way that makes you think: "wait, can it really be that simple?"

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • Written by: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 489
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    5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 460

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Elementary Purchase

  • By Gentleman Gamer on 2017-09-21

A must listen, instant classic telling of the tale

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Reviewed: 2018-09-15

Stephen Fry does every justice to the classic tales of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, this audiobooks is a masterpiece.

If you are contemplating one of the numerous recordings, this should be your front-runner.