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  • Extreme Ownership

  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216

In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership - at every level - is the most important thing on the battlefield. Now they teach these same leadership principles to companies throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, an actual 'Good Times' read

  • By SIMON on 28-12-2016

Simple, concise, yet thorough.

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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: 19-11-2018

I enjoyed the way the book was broken up between war stories and then directly relating it to situations IRL.

No-nonsense, logical and objective; the lessons in here are as old as time, but nevertheless for everyone of us, we have yet to master.

Am putting this book on repeat!!

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,086
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,301
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,250

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best advice ever!

  • By Anonymous User on 17-06-2018

Very happy I've heard this!

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Reviewed: 20-06-2017

Well spoken, methodical and no BS about his information. When I downloaded it I thought it was his original book, but was very happy to find it was a recently updated version. So STOKED!

I've put a few methods in place already aligning with this advice and I'm looking forward to having it all set!!

Will definitely be listening again before the week is out!

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Fool’s Talk

  • Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion
  • By: Os Guinness
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

In the post-Christian context, public life has become markedly more secular and private life infinitely more diverse. Yet many Christians still rely on cookie-cutter approaches to evangelism and apologetics. Most of these methods assume that people are open to, interested in, and needy for spiritual insight when increasingly most people are not. The urgent need, then, is the capacity to persuade - to make a convincing case for the Gospel to people who are not interested in it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Persuading argument 😁

  • By J.Robertson on 11-06-2017

Persuading argument 😁

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-2017

This book has certainly open my eyes to question where people are at, to build relationship before I am so bold to witness by words my faith. A very daunting humbling task that nonetheless and proposed many new ideas now into my mind of how I might better serve others as a witness to the Christian faith.

  • Mere Christianity

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 125

2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of C. S. Lewis’s classic, Mere Christianity. Having sold over half a million copies in the UK alone, his overview of Christianity has been imitated many times, but never outdone. Mere Christianity brings together Lewis’s legendary broadcasts from the war years; talks in which he set out simply to ‘"explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Logical and hard to argue with.

  • By Trish on 02-09-2016

A very reasonable case for Christianity

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-2017

It is not so much what to think as opposed to 'how to think'. This case for Christianity fairly looks at both cause and effect of decisions taken in either direction and shows our moral standing, cause and beliefs for those decisions.

The performance is well spoken, paced and measured. The tone keeps the listener engaged easily.

Am definitely going to listen to this again!! 😁

  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And you thought he ran a solid bordello?

  • By Anonymous User on 08-06-2017

The voice of GoT!!

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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: 21-03-2017

None better I think for a performance like Aidan Gillen's voice!

A man whose voice is fit for the narration of a classic like Sun Tzu.

The book is highly revered because of its timeless wisdom in dealing with ones enemy and helps a person to look inwardly and to self examine ones own understanding of themselves and to then negate the reaction and instead make the calculated move.

Thoroughly enjoyed this rendition of the book.

If a con, I would of preferred if the book was broken up just a touch more between each point. Although the reading was seamless, it was hard to comprehend each point because it moved so quickly.