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Dean

UNION CITY, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sheryl Sandberg
    • Narrated By Elisa Donovan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3415)
    Performance
    (2932)
    Story
    (2947)

    Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

    Cynthia says: "Lean In, Lead On"
    "Mixed Feelings"
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    What did you like best about Lean In? What did you like least?

    I liked the honesty of what she was sharing. I don't know if what she has felt is what the majority or the minority of women are feeling. The issue of not having enough women in technology is very real, but many of the female technical leaders I have met are very confident and strong. What I'm conflicted with is if there are real things, as she called out, masked from me and my perspective since I am a man. I have a 15 year old daughter and I hope that she is not feeling these same things, but after listening to this book, I will be observing her and asking these questions. Secondly, I am hosting a women in technology quarterly meeting in my team. All of the women in the team will share their perspectives and hopefully educate me on reality. I'm looking forward to clarifying or changing my "mixed feelings" about this book and this issue.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lean In?

    The mention of people that I know of or have worked with in the industry and their influence or engagement with Sheryl in her career.


    What three words best describe Elisa Donovan’s performance?

    Engaging and enjoyable.


    Do you think Lean In needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Is what she is feeling the same for the majority or minority of women out there? The stage has been set, now her data driven approach should be able to quantify this.


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  • Towers of Midnight: Wheel of Time, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6449)
    Performance
    (4053)
    Story
    (4092)

    The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck....

    Jacob says: "Doesn't wrap as nicely as Gathering Storm"
    "Good stuff"
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    Can't wait to listen the the final book. Brandon Sanderson really does Robert Jordan justice. I can feel both of them in the writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gathering Storm: Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5735)
    Performance
    (3450)
    Story
    (3475)

    Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward - wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders - his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.

    D. Ramirez says: "I normally wouldn't, but..."
    "Powerful Start of the End"
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    I've only listened to the wheel of time through audible and have been entranced ever since the first chapter. The performances by the two readers are awesome. I found this series after listening to them read other books, ironical the last one being written by Brandon Sanderson. Having Brandon finish the wheel of time series is amazing. I've loved everything he has written and this is no exception. I can't wait to finish the final two!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Small Favor: The Dresden Files, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5782)
    Performance
    (4502)
    Story
    (4505)

    No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.

    Joel Kitchen says: "Always Worth the Money"
    "I can't get enough of Butcher!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Small Favor to be better than the print version?

    I believe audiobooks are 10 times better than print version. The reader gives you more dimension to the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dresdin himself. He is just a cool cat who gets into incredible messes and somehow gets out of them.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to get the next book. I hope he keeps writing more in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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