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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,587

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great hook, great narrator, little payoff

  • By AU Pete on 01-03-2018

A fun overview of the serious stuff about life

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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: 04-11-2018

I really enjoyed it this book, and loved the narration.

Highly recommend that people get out there and expand/grow their minds with some well constructed thinking and this is one of those books that helps to do that.

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finished rather abruptly but otherwise a nice book

  • By Anthony on 08-12-2017

A must 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: 24-07-2018

15 years ago I read this book as a young man. It impressed me so much that I would advise many over the years to read it when thinking about life decisions.

Today, many years later I decided to listen to this book and remember why I loved it in the first place, funnily enough in a period where I am choosing to follow my own personal legend.

Such a magnificent book, read superbly by Jeremy Irons. It’s short and sweet, if you have any doubts on yourself or the decisions you need to make this is the book for you. Paulo Coelho is a fantastic story teller, there is no mistake why this book has been read by so many. Trust your intuition, sit back and enjoy the story.

  • Crushing It!

  • How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too
  • By: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Narrated by: Gary Vaynerchuk, Rich Roll, Amy Schmittauer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677

Four-time New York Times best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands. In this lively, practical, and inspiring audiobook, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh my god, WE GET IT ALREADY!

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-04-2018

A good book to get you into understanding social media’s possibilities

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

Reviewed: 15-05-2018

I’ve never really followed Gary, however noticed some of his social media posts of late and when I saw this book i thought I’d give it a listen.

Gary’s got a unique style and is confident in how he delivers his message as a self proclaimed pioneer of using social media to promote ones business.

He reviews the main social media platforms and their relevance/importance in the branding/business world of today, but also focusses on self growth and continually learning and identification of up and coming social media / technological opportunities.

I became interested in this book to better develop my marketing skills (of which I can say I have none) for my business and can say that this book has helped me draw up the plans for the foundations of my social media marketing plan. This book makes it clear there is a lot to learn by doing.

Now as Gary says, I’ve just got to hit the road and start “crushing it!”

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Eat That Frog!
    21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
    
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    Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    502 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth while

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-04-2016
  • Eat That Frog!
  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy

Great listen on personal effectiveness

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-2017

Great book for basic logical principles and practices to increase ones personal effectiveness.

Now to put those habits and actions into practice.

  • Winning

  • By: Jack Welch, Suzy Welch
  • Narrated by: Jack Welch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Jack Welch knows how to win. During his 40-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book to listen to

  • By Timothy on 29-01-2017

A great book to listen to

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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: 29-01-2017

As a young manager coming through, I felt that the wisdoms Jack and Suzy elaborate on through this book are clearly and succinctly put together and beneficial for my career. Although some might not consider all the topics as described ground breaking I found the common sense approach through years of experience resonated strongly with me. Hence why I've rated it so highly. Written and spoken in a way that shows humility but a courage to go on and get the job done. I especially liked the audio version as you hear it from the horses mouth and get the emotion it truly deserves.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful