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  • Never Stop Learning

  • Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive
  • Written by: Bradley R. Staats
  • Narrated by: Graham Winton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

We now live in a learning economy, says Brad Staats, and while learning has always been important, the returns on lifetime learning are greater than ever. Our primary focus must be on our ability to learn. We must strive to develop new skills to create more value - or be left behind. In Never Stop Learning, Staats outlines the framework that will help you become more effective as a lifelong learner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought this book was insightful

  • By Brad Goldthorpe on 2019-03-24

I thought this book was insightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-24

I found it not only insightful for the curious type, who like to learn almost anything. It's equally important for those who believe they hold the key skills to proclaim their above average effective learning abilities. It is a reminder that no matter what side of that spectrum you're venturing from you can always learn more and adjust to your newfound knowledge.

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  • Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence

  • Written by: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

We have all had experiences with people that prove that those with the highest IQs are not always the most successful. What could these very smart people be missing? Chances are it's emotional intelligence (EQ) - the ability to perceive, understand, and manage emotions in ourselves and others. Sounds very powerful, doesn't it? Could we really manage our own emotions, as opposed to having our emotions run the show? Could we really effect change in the emotions of our coworkers or family members?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent set of lectures

  • By Brad Goldthorpe on 2019-02-08

Excellent set of lectures

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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: 2019-02-08

Overall this was a great set of lectures filled with insightful knowledge and experiences. I have but one criticism and that's in regards to using old movie material for support. I feel there's likely more up-to-date and clearer options available now.

  • The Singularity Trap

  • Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ray Porter is quickly becoming a favourite.

  • By Schills on 2018-06-20

Great sci-fi book

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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: 2019-01-01

This is my first deviation from fantasy into sci-fi and it was well worth it. This was an excellent book with great narration. I certainly hope there will be more to follow along this narrative from the author.

  • Last Argument of Kings

  • The First Law: Book Three
  • Written by: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration!

  • By Adam on 2019-03-07

Awesome series

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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: 2018-11-16

These books are great, the characters are fantastic and the narration is some of the best I've ever experienced. I didn't want to stop listening so I crushed through this book like Logan nine fingers! The only thing between me and the book was the dead!

  • Before They Are Hanged

  • The First Law: Book Two
  • Written by: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. Lacking experience, training, and in some cases even weapons, the army is scarcely equipped to repel Bethod's scouts, let alone his elite forces. In the heat-ravaged south, the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Lawrence on 2019-01-10

Another excellent book!

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Reviewed: 2018-10-26

The narration, the characters and the story are all compelling and leaves me hungry for more! I must experience book three before going back to the mud.

  • The Blade Itself

  • The First Law: Book One
  • Written by: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic performance, character driven

  • By Ryan Gallaher on 2018-10-25

Excellent story

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Reviewed: 2018-10-18

The story and the narration were absolutely captivating. I have to say the book was a good read but an even better listen. I look forward to book two.

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • Written by: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable book

  • By Angela on 2017-10-07

Brilliant story

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Reviewed: 2018-07-11

The depth and simplicity of this story kept me engaged the entire time. The philisophical conveyance of life lessons and wisdom methodically placed throughout the story was truly praiseworthy. The narration was delightful and I look forward to rediscovering this book again in the future to embark of the journey once more!

  • Assail

  • Malazan Empire, Book 6
  • Written by: Ian C Esslemont
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Tens of thousands of years of ice is melting, and the land of Assail, long a byword for menace and inaccessibility, is at last yielding its secrets. Tales of gold discovered in the region's north circulate in every waterfront dive and sailor's tavern, and now adventurers and fortune seekers have set sail in search of riches. And all they have to guide them are legends and garbled tales of the dangers that lie in wait - hostile coasts, fields of ice, impassable barriers and strange, terrifying creatures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • These series have always been quite captivating!

  • By Brad Goldthorpe on 2018-07-11

These series have always been quite captivating!

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-11

The book was great, however, I was somewhat underwhelmed by the ending of it. I'm quite used to the epic buildup of each book in the book of the fallen, and the previous 5 books of the Malazan empire. This one didn't result in that buildup in my opinion and Jethiss, there is so much debate about his actual identity that it strikes me as unclear who he is and the less than epic role he plays in this book. Possibly only a personal desire to hold on to the legends of the past but I feel there could have been more substance to the character inclusion for the final book.... With that being said I love the collaborative effort that Erikson and Esslemont undertook and the truly untouchable fantasy story that resulted from their brilliant minds. Narration was on point as its been for the entire series with only minor critique.

  • The Virgin Way

  • Everything I Know about Leadership
  • Written by: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

While building the Virgin Group over 40 years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different swashbuckling style of leadership.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating story by an inspirational man!

  • By Brad Goldthorpe on 2018-05-21

A fascinating story by an inspirational man!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-21

I loved this book, Richard seems to have always made an interesting tale out of his life and he continues to. Having read and listened to a plethora of leadership material it was refreshing and, well, real to hear what it means from a person who hasn't read those books but exudes strong natural leadership nonetheless.

He provides compelling insights, removes barriers and inspires one to embark on their entrepreneurial journey while not worrying so much about the journey. It's a fun listen and the narrator was excellent! I'd recommend this book to everyone.

  • Crush It!

  • Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
  • Written by: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Narrated by: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the new one

  • By Ryan on 2018-11-05

Excellent book to get you pumped about you dreams

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2018-05-08

Gary has a unique and genuine approach to inspiring you to do more, to be more, and to realize your dreams. Too often we get crushed by the outside expectations and influences of the world around us and we lose sight of our dreams or the possibility of them. He fans the fires within by making it seem possible in a realistic way. Worth a listen indeed!