Fans of Brendon Burchard will appreciate this Audible Original, which captures the key teachings of this popular self-development expert. Those new to Burchard's approach will find this a good introduction. It's natural for Burchard to deliver his own story and the strategies he has developed in six areas: motivation, focus, confidence, energy, purpose, and leadership. Burchard... Read More
Listeners to the antiracist scholar's latest audiobook will be struck by his vocal grace and passion for his mission to use his experiences of racism as a spouse and an expectant father to help others learn how to prevent its pernicious effects on children. His vocal urgency and use of strategic pauses make his heartfelt perspectives ring with clarity and meaning. In a message... Read More
Self-proclaimed productivity scholar Harfoush shares a cautionary tale with listeners: She argues that a too rigid focus on productivity is harmful for knowledge professionals who must shoehorn their creativity into a get-stuff-done-whatever-the-cost mindset. Replete with stories of creatives who suffered through endless workweeks, sleeping under their desks before burning out,... Read More
Katie Schorr's sweet tones and gentle enthusiasm are perfect for this title, which aims to balance vision and practicality. In this age of remote and freelance work, the concept of living wherever you want is no longer a fantasy. The key is to understand whether or not various locations (including your current one) align with your values. Schorr's narration has an optimistic... Read More
The author/narrator's gentle yet persuasive voice highlights the uplifting and empowering message that we all possess the tools to create the best version of ourselves. Wadhwa's down-to-earth tone guides listeners through key principles of his Columbia University Personal Leadership & Success course. He clearly breaks down the steps to tap into true potential by activating the... Read More
There's a quiet enthusiasm in Traci Kato-Kiriyama's narration that elicits calm and inspiration--emotions that are fitting for kurashi at home. Marie Kondo translates kurashi loosely as "way of life" or "the ideal way of spending our time." Kondo, whose "spark joy" method of decluttering organized homes around the world, is back to show us how to create kurashi at home.... Read More
This audiobook's heartfelt message draws on the 1955 children's book HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON to remind us that we can connect more fully with our "sacred originality" when we live our own lives rather than following the crowd. Narrator Kaleo Griffith's velvet tones and gentle phrasing create a soothing space in which to hear that we have inner resources that society's push... Read More
Tricia Hersey, founder of the Nap Ministry, narrates her long-awaited book, which focuses on resting: the power of the imagination and communal care through the literal "resting of one's body." Hersey speaks with conviction. There is certainty and clarity in her tone, and her relaxed delivery is a testament to living her manifesto. The narratives she shares are personal and... Read More
Gráinne Gillis's deep, well-trained voice, with its light Irish accent, is a perfect match for performing Irish-born psychologist Elaine Fox's audiobook on managing life transitions. The audiobook is a treasure trove of research, stories, and assessments to encourage and guide listeners to build their mental agility. Fox shares her experiences of coaching athletes, military... Read More
Time-management guru Laura Vanderkam teaches listeners how to effectively manage their time using nine accessible steps distilled from her career as an author, researcher, and professional-development trainer. You can tell the author is an experienced public speaker by her comfortable cadence, crisp pacing, and well-directed encouragement. This makes for a stellar author... Read More
The author, an Australian actor, yoga teacher, and health coach, narrates the introductory segments and closing acknowledgements in this potpourri of recovery and personal growth advice. As a speaker, she sounds clear and earnest. But when actor and writer Myfanwy Hocking begins her performance, she adds something to the mix that is so uplifting that it's easily the most... Read More
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