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  • It's the Way You Say It - Second Edition: Becoming Articulate, Well-Spoken, and Clear

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Carol A Fleming PhD
    • Narrated By Carol A Fleming PhD
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (50)

    Speak your mind effectively! The best, most direct way to convey your intelligence, expertise, professionalism, and personality to other people is through talking to them. But most people have no idea what they sound like. And even if they do, they don’t think they can change it. It’s the Way You Say It is a thorough, nuts-and-bolts guide to becoming aware and taking control of how you communicate with others. Dr. Carol Fleming provides detailed advice and scores of exercises.

    Jeremy says: "Very good job Mrs. Fleming."
    "Benefit more using the hardcover edition"
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    Would you try another book from Carol A Fleming PhD and/or Carol A Fleming PhD?

    yes.


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

    Many good ideas on the impact of various voice modulations. But need the pds to benefit the most


    What does Carol A Fleming PhD bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hearing her do the voice modulations. Experiencing the pacing


    Do you think It's the Way You Say It - Second Edition needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    no

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1460)
    Performance
    (1299)
    Story
    (1302)

    The New York Times best-selling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. The topics range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain.

    Steve says: "Heard it all before"
    "Entertaining, but misleading and thin."
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Having read both previous Freakanomics books, I found this thin on material. Much repetition and lecturing. Some egregious factual errors betray the author's prejudices--"97% of climate scientists believe..." Any scientific group would have trouble getting 97% to wake up on a given day, let alone agree on controversial philosophies. (Per this am's WSJ, the figure is, at best, 30% and probably less. Also there's an unseemly amount of referrals to Old Testament stories and personages for a modern text.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Redirection


    Which character – as performed by Stephen J. Dubner – was your favorite?

    N/A


    Do you think Think Like a Freak needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Again, entertainment, but something with more substance and utility


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By John Neffinger, Matthew Kohut
    • Narrated By Tim Andres Pabon
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    You will never look at people the same way again - including yourself - after this lively look at how we make character judgments. Drawing on cutting-edge social science research as well as their own work with Fortune 500 executives, members of Congress, and Nobel Prize winners, authors Matt Kohut and John Neffinger demystify the process we use to size each other up.

    Jessica Bahr says: "Fantastic read on the subconscious of influence"
    "Misleading Title."
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    Would you try another book from John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut and/or Tim Andres Pabon?

    No. This book purports to help the readers better understand themselves and so improve their behavior. It actually is more about womens lib, minority rights and the dominence of straight white men. If I had wanted to read about those subjects, I would have bought a NOW book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not from these


    Did Tim Andres Pabon do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    YYyyeeccchhHH


    4 of 13 people found this review helpful

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