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THE ART OF FEAR

THE ART OF FEAR Why Conquering Fear Won't Work and What to Do Instead

by Kristen Ulmer | Read by Jane Oppenheimer

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Jane Oppenheimer narrates this deep dive into our complicated relationship with one of our most primal emotions. For 12 years Kristen Ulmer proudly held the title of "World's Best Extreme Skier." She fearlessly flew down any mountain she could find--but eventually grew to understand that she'd have to face her fears about fear. Oppenheimer reflects the author's intelligence,... Read More

CATALYST

CATALYST

by Jonah Berger | Read by Keith Nobbs, Fred Irby

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Narrator Keith Nobbs's low-key enthusiasm is the perfect embodiment of this audiobook's enlightening advice on influencing people. Nobbs lets the writing speak for itself, a style that allows listeners to decide how much they want to engage with the ideas of the author, a behavioral science professor. Narrator Fred Irby is similarly effective delivering shorter segments... Read More

LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS

LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS Mastering Change at Any Age

Earphones Award Winner

by Bruce Feiler | Read by Bruce Feiler

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Author and narrator Bruce Feiler draws powerful lessons from more than 200 life stories from diverse individuals across the U.S. His genuine interest in finding meaning in change and his depth of understanding make him the perfect narrator for his audiobook. While Feiler doesn't have a traditional narrator's timbre, he masterfully conveys authenticity and emotion while sharing... Read More

THE POWER OF CHOWA

THE POWER OF CHOWA Finding Your Inner Strength Through the Japanese Concept of Balance and Harmony

by Akemi Tanaka | Read by June Angela

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Akemi Tanaka, a Japanese business owner, teacher, and lecturer, has crafted an inspiring and accessible guide to chowa, the Japanese practice that cultivates peace, balance, and harmony in everyday life. June Angela narrates softly at an appropriate pace. Her tone sounds optimistic. Tanaka expertly describes the influence of chowa in Japan, making the audiobook a delightful way... Read More

THE POWER OF RITUAL

THE POWER OF RITUAL Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices

by Casper ter Kuile | Read by Casper ter Kuile

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Author/narrator Casper ter Kuile brings a British accent and examples from his own life to his discussion of turning everyday practices into ritual. He introduces himself through his experience as a gay teen at boarding school. More currently, his interest in CrossFit comes through as he talks about the exercise program's opposition to Big Soda. Ter Kuile emits jubilant yells... Read More

SIZING PEOPLE UP

SIZING PEOPLE UP A Veteran FBI Agent's User Manual for Behavior Prediction

by Robin Dreeke, Cameron Stauth | Read by Robin Dreeke

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Robin Dreeke's appealing baritone vocals and laid-back confidence help make this a powerful lesson on how to identify the features that make people trustworthy or not. Along with writing that reveals an impressive level of humility and self-awareness, his relaxed delivery is perfect for spelling out the ingenious markers he uses to identify good character, loyalty, honesty, and... Read More

THINK LIKE A MONK

THINK LIKE A MONK

by Jay Shetty | Read by Jay Shetty

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Jay Shetty, the British writer and narrator of this audiobook, showcases his considerable talent for motivational speaking as he explains his methods for reducing everyday stress. As a former Indian monk, he practiced how to live a clean and serene life. His keen observations and magnetic delivery will appeal to even the most materially driven individuals. By using simple... Read More

WEATHERING THE STORM

WEATHERING THE STORM

by Gael Lindenfield | Read by Amy Noble

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Listeners seeking solace and strategies for managing these unsettling times may benefit by this audiobook, narrated by Amy Noble. It provides a tool kit for those who are suffering from feelings of failure, self-doubt, impostor syndrome, or perfectionism--that is, people who need to raise their sense of self-worth. Noble narrates in a precise, calm voice that encourages... Read More

WEIRD

WEIRD The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World

by Olga Khazan | Read by Renata Friedman

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Could being different from everyone else in a community make one's life more fulfilling? Renata Friedman brings a bright, steady voice to her narration of a new audiobook on weirdness, the effects of social rejection, the importance of differences, and advice on how to thrive when one is blessed with being weird. Friedman delivers the author's tongue-in-cheek descriptions of... Read More

THE WELL-GARDENED MIND

THE WELL-GARDENED MIND

by Sue Stuart-Smith | Read by Sue Stuart-Smith

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

A garden is a physical, natural, social, spiritual, and therapeutic space. The author lays this out in her book about the healing, consoling, and life-affirming effects of gardening. A trained therapist, she narrates her work with a soothing, comforting but far-from-sleep-inducing voice. Her cadence is even and clear but not monotonous. She argues that a garden helps us cope... Read More

WHY SMART PEOPLE HURT

WHY SMART PEOPLE HURT A Guide for the Bright, the Sensitive, and the Creative

by Eric Maisel | Read by Seth Podowitz

Vibrance Press | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Narrator Seth Podowitz uses his calming and measured voice to bring listeners this explanation of why smart people often endure mental frustrations that others do not. This audiobook deals with anxiety and how to create a personal road map for a more meaningful life. The author recognizes multiple types of being smart and doesn't try to nail down one type of intelligence. For... Read More

YES TO LIFE

YES TO LIFE In Spite of Everything

by Viktor E. Frankl, Daniel Goleman [Intro.} | Read by David Rintoul

Beacon Press | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Narrator David Rintoul presents renowned psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl's 1946 lectures with sophistication and agility. They examine life's meaning, the value of perseverance, and the importance of seizing opportunities. Using wisdom gained from his horrific experience in Nazi concentration camps, Frankl explains how an individual's response to love and suffering significantly... Read More

YOU LOOK SO MUCH BETTER IN PERSON

YOU LOOK SO MUCH BETTER IN PERSON True Stories of Absurdity and Success

by Al Roker | Read by Al Roker

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Al Roker, the well-known "Today Show" cohost and weatherman, offers a career-centered memoir that also includes several humorous stories supporting his "Al-truisms"--suggested techniques for success. Despite decades of media experience, the narration is noticeably uneven. Principally, bleeping tones, familiar to listeners from television, are plentiful even within the same... Read More

YOUR SECOND ACT

YOUR SECOND ACT Inspiring Stories of Reinvention

by Patricia Heaton | Read by Patricia Heaton and a Full Cast

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Actress Patricia Heaton, known in particular for her role on the TV sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," shares her own and other people's stories of unexpected transitions in life. The audiobook begins with Heaton's story of going to college, starting out in journalism studies, changing her major to theater, and pursuing her passion for acting. Continuing on, she introduces the... Read More

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