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  • What Science Knows About Cancer

  • Written by: David Sadava, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Sadava
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The landscape of cancer treatment and prevention is a vastly different place than it was even a decade ago. Thanks to a relatively new focus on molecular medicine, researchers are gaining a deeper understanding of the mechanisms involved in the disease, poising them on the brink of huge breakthroughs. What Science Knows About Cancer reports from the front lines of the war on cancer with a clear and scientifically precise - yet thoroughly accessible - guide to how the disease develops, thrives, and can potentially be conquered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anyone going through treatment should listen

  • By atcoyou on 2019-08-13

Anyone going through treatment should listen

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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: 2019-08-13

Be your own advocate! Get up to date on terminology, and how to think about your treatment plan. This course has helped me have better conversations with my oncologist.

  • The 3-Day Effect

  • Written by: Florence Williams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

The 3-Day Effect is a look at the science behind why being in the wild for a minimum of three days can make us happier, healthier and more creative. Whether it’s rafting down Utah’s Green River, backpacking in Colorado wilderness or strolling through Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., scientists are finding that immersions in nature can reduce anxiety, enhance creativity and boost overall well-being.   

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting topic BUT

  • By Mitchell Donnan on 2019-01-28

Moving stories

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-09

Enjoying listening to some of the stories. This series is a bit different, short episodes that are a nice break from longer reads. Narration is great.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • Written by: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,508
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,142
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,136

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-10

Fanrastic

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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: 2019-05-08

What great story telling. Pick this up if you can. I learned a lot and I laughed so much.

  • 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less)

  • Written by: Thomas Frank
  • Narrated by: Thomas Frank
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Becoming a more effective learner and boosting your productivity will help you earn better grades - but it’ll also cut down on your study time. This is a short, meaty audiobook that will guide you through 10 steps to achieving those goals, including: Pay better attention in class, take more effective notes, get more out of your textbooks, plan like a general, build a better study environment, fight entropy and stay organized, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great tips for any students

  • By Simon Antonuk on 2018-09-18

Some tips provided by themselves make this a 5

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-28

Great audio performance.

Some tips more useful than others. But the book is short enough, it is worth listening to the whole thing.

I am applying some of the ideas to teaching my daughter and how to learn things at work. This is highly recommended for already high performers.

  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • Written by: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746

Start with Why shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way - and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A well narrated, deep dive into a simple theory

  • By Olivier on 2018-08-17

Great for the key ideas

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-26

Well written and well read. Worth liste ING to drive home many of the ideas. Wish last chapter on competition was a bit longer, as there are some gems in that, while some other chapters had some repetition. Worth the listen.

  • Spartan Fit!

  • 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit.
  • Written by: Joe De Sena, John Durant
  • Narrated by: Joe De Sena
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Joe De Sena designed the Spartan races to test overall conditioning: strength, flexibility, endurance, and speed. His signature take-no-prisoners approach to achieving physical and mental fitness has taken the endurance world by storm and inspired millions. Now, in Spartan Fit!, De Sena breaks down that approach and gives listeners the tools they need to conquer the course.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simple and strait forward

  • By Eric Hunkin on 2019-05-14

Great story between training.

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-26

Loved hearing the stories. Performance was great. The training regiment was not as good on audible format, but the beginning and end of the book were great in audio format.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • Written by: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,281

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Point Made in First Half Hour....

  • By Brett Jenson on 2017-10-18

Narration was fantastic. Great way to digest it.

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-14

While I luckily lead a life that already incorporated nearly everything in the book, it manages to put into words what I have tried to describe (unsuccessfully) to others regarding the secret to my happiness.

I'm not sure you can understand the real truth in the book without experiencing it, but it is worth trying, as it is the most valuable life change you could make to think like the book suggests.

Narration was the best I have seen, what a good job.

  • Good to Great

  • Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
  • Written by: Jim Collins
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Jaciharan Ganeshalingam on 2019-06-15

Good reasons it is on everyone's read list.

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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: 2019-01-30

Must read for any managers or aspiring managers. I would recommend this be read with Jim Whitehurst's book open organizations. Performance was great, as the author provides extra insight a narrator might not have. Content is still applicable today.

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  • The Open Organization

  • Igniting Passion and Performance
  • Written by: Jim Whitehurst
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, one of the world's most revolutionary companies, shows how open principles of management - based on transparency, participation, and community - reinvent the organization for the fast-paced connected era. Whitehurst gives listeners an insider's look into how an open and innovative organizational model works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The new leadership bible

  • By atcoyou on 2018-11-03

The new leadership bible

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-03

This is the new leadership Bible for the fast paced world. Good luck competing if your company doesn't adopt at least some of the structures or ideas contained within this book.

It is filled with so much great content, with very little repetition or filler. The narration was great, and it felt as if the author himself was just having a one sided convetsstion with the listener. Absolutely recommend the audible book, but I also bought the physical book as I will be going back to this resource again and again.

I will be personally recommending this book to everyone I know. It is on par with "How to win friends and influence people" in terms of its future relavence in my opinion. At least for the business world.

Don't pass this one up.

  • How to Deal with Difficult People

  • Smart Tactics for Overcoming the Problem People in Your Life
  • Written by: Gill Hasson
  • Narrated by: Katy Carmichael
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Don't let problem people get to you! Whether it’s a manager who keeps moving the goal posts, an uncooperative colleague, negative friend, or critical family member, some people are just plain hard to get along with. Often, your immediate response is to shrink or sulk, become defensive or attack. But there are smarter moves to make when dealing with difficult people. This book explains how to cope with a range of situations with difficult people and to focus on what you can change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen

  • By Tatay JP on 2018-08-15

There are better resources out there.

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-26

Highly recommend searching out other resources. There is a bit of useful info in the middle of the book, but the first third to half was not about the title of the book in my opinion. While I get that you need to look at your self, that was not what was advertised.

I did get a few reminders of things I have read elsewhere, so there is that...

The narration is a bit stiff. If you really want to read this book, I suggest reading it, as it would be easier to skim over 90% of the book to get to the 5% that the title purports to address. Felt like this book could have been 1/5th the size and been the better for it.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful