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The Last Lecture (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
The Last Lecture - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow, Erik Singer (Narrator)
A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what w...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781401391447
ISBN-10: 1401391443
Publication Date: 4/1/2008
Edition: Unabridged
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 18
This book is a keeper! Sorry everyone, I'm hanging onto this one. I finished it in about two days, let my 17 year old son read it and he finished it in four--and he doesn't like to read much. The beauty of this book is it is not maudlin. It does not dwell on his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer or the death sentence that comes with it. Instead, he tells you what he did with his life and why he's happy he did it. He also tells us how to learn from our mistakes. One of my favorite quotes was "brick walls are not put in our path to stop us; brick walls are there to see how badly we want our goal." (Not a verbatim quote, but you get the gist.) I recommend everyone run out and buy this book and buy it for all your friends--it's that good.
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Helpful Score: 17
I was first introduced to this book by the television special right before it came out. Since then I have been delaying actually reading it, but always saying "I need to read that book." There were always other books to read. I finally got down to reading it, and I have degraded myself for waiting so long.

In my opinion, every high school student in america should be required to read this book. This is a great teacher. From the beginning to the end, it is a great read that gives you more than most self-help books that are presently out there.

I am not one to write a review about anything, but this is one item I just had to tell others about.
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Helpful Score: 11
I absolutely loved this book. A quick read. It is a very inspirational book that encourages you to enjoy every day and live in the moment. This book will make you look at life and it's challenges differently. One of my favorite books.
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Helpful Score: 7
This is an amazing story of courage and inspiration! Wow is all I know to say! Please read this book if you get the chance. You won't be disappointed. It is not down trodden with painful memories but is filled with hope for all of us. Very easy to read. It was an honor to learn about this man and his message.
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Helpful Score: 6
Amazingly motivational. This book came to me at a perfect time in my life and made me feel like I could handle whatever life decided to throw at me. We all have challenges to overcome, and we all have strengths to overcome them. Sometimes it just takes some digging. Definitely a keeper to read over and over again. Very easy read.
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I listened to it twice then passed it along to my sisters. The author was incredibly positive and down to earth. He made me both laugh and almost cray at times. What a great way to live.
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I am not understanding the hype of this one. Good advice from a dying father written to his children, but probably along the lines of what anyone would say if they had the chance.
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A heartbreaking reality--Pausch, a father of small children, is dying. He gives his "Last Lecture" as a professor, talking about his childhood and what he would like his own children to know about his life and his love for them. Poignant, witty, touching--this was worth a listen. Highly recommended for anyone with difficult challenges in their own life.

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