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Jason W. Miller

Glass Chewing Calvinist

Jamestown, North Dakota

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  • To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated By Daniel H. Pink
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (447)
    Story
    (449)

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than 15 million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight. Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others.

    Joanne says: "Not for salespeople!"
    "Timely, Research Based Truths About Moving Others"
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    What did you love best about To Sell Is Human?

    Mr. Pink summarizes the key issues in moving people and boils it down to very practical and accessable points that are truthful, elegant, and very timely.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is applicable to almost every profession.


    Have you listened to any of Daniel H. Pink’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He reads his own books so it is the same. It is nice to get the author's emphasis on the points.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Moving People is Your Fate -- Watch This Movie Before it is too Late


    Any additional comments?

    Great book.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Quiller Memorandum

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Adam Hall
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    You are a secret agent working for the British in Berlin. You are due to go home on leave, but you are being followed by the enemy - or your own people. A man meets you in the theater and briefs you on a plot to revive the power of Nazi Germany. You do not believe him, but you remember that one of the suspects mentioned was a senior SS officer you met while you were working as a spy in Nazi Germany. Next, you make contact with a beautiful girl who may know something. Someone tries to kill both of you.

    Joe Pawlowski says: "An entertaining thriller"
    "Great Fiction"
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    Would you listen to The Quiller Memorandum again? Why?

    Yes. Mostly because the story is so good but also because the performance is near perfect. The narrarator did an absolutely splendid job bringing this story to life. I don't think this would have been as good an experience without the narrarator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main, character, of course. Everyone else is a bad guy.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first time listening to Mr. Pebble. I would absolutely listen to him again. He is fantastic.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Very entertaining story. Marvelous performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kevin Dutton
    • Narrated By Erik Bergmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (99)

    In this engrossing journey into the lives of psychopaths and their infamously crafty behaviors, the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals that there is a scale of “madness” along which we all sit. Incorporating the latest advances in brain scanning and neuroscience, Dutton demonstrates that the brilliant neurosurgeon who lacks empathy has more in common with a Ted Bundy who kills for pleasure than we may wish to admit, and that a mugger in a dimly lit parking lot may well, in fact, have the same nerveless poise as a titan of industry.

    Jason W. Miller says: "Interesting Study"
    "Interesting Study"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would and have because it is a very interesting topic and gave me a different perspective on psychopaths.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The individual stories of various psychopaths was intriguing.


    Did Erik Bergmann do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    There really wasn't much cause to differentiate since it was a non fiction book. He fell flat while trying one accent though...he should just have read it straight.


    Could you see The Wisdom of Psychopaths being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. It is a non-fiction and scientific type book. It would not make a good movie.


    Any additional comments?

    You'll be talking about this book a lot to your friends and colleagues after you read it. It is very interesting.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Comrade J: Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America after the End of the Cold War

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Pete Earley
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Spymaster, defector, double agent....Here is the remarkable true story of the man who ran Russia's post-cold-war spy program in America. The revelations are stunning. Many spies have told their stories. None has the astonishing immediacy, relevance, and cautionary warnings of Comrade J.

    Richard says: "Some Inaccuracies, but still good"
    "Read the Book"
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    What would have made Comrade J better?

    A different narrarator. This one was really bad.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story is fantastic. Very exciting and relevant.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Prichard’s performances?

    No way.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story is great. I bought the book and loved it. The narrarator was terrible.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the book. This is a story worth reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (297)

    On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Armed with foreign film visas, Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders traveled to Tehran....

    Debra Garfinkle says: "Better Than the Movie"
    "See The Movie"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The author of this book is exceedingly arrogant and self promoting which is annoying...made only more irritating by the narrator's voice and poor execution of accents. See the movie.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I had to stop listening.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dylan Baker?

    Yes.


    Could you see Argo being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes. Ben Afleck...duh....


    Any additional comments?

    See the movie. Avoid the book. Especially avoid the audio book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1981)
    Performance
    (1722)
    Story
    (1720)

    James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

    Melinda says: "Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard"
    "Excellent All Around"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Destiny of the Republic to be better than the print version?

    There are pictures in the print edition that are very interesting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very compelling story of American History.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael – was your favorite?

    Mr. Michael did an excellent job with all of the characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me cry a few times. I'm not afraid to admit it.


    Any additional comments?

    Very excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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