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Elyse

Waterbury, CT, United States

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  • The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bob Knight, Bob Hammel
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking, a classic best seller, has inspired an optimistic perspective for millions of Americans. Now, in an inspirational and entertaining rebuttal, the legendary basketball coach Bob Knight explains why "negative thinking" will actually produce more positive results, in sports and in daily life. Coach Knight, the second-winningest coach in NCAA history with 902 victories, explains that victory is often attained by the team that makes the fewest mistakes. His coaching philosophy was to instill discipline by "preparing to win" rather than hoping to win.

    Elyse says: "Just as Trite as Positive Thinking"
    "Just as Trite as Positive Thinking"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Power of Negative Thinking better?

    Depth. Real insight. Any MSNBC or FOX news commentator could have patched this book together in an afternoon.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Bob Knight and Bob Hammel again?

    No.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was fine. The book was a waste.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ross Mathews, Gwyneth Paltrow (foreword), Chelsea Handler (afterword)
    • Narrated By Ross Mathews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (132)

    As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: working in television in Hollywood, California. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. But guess what. It totally did.

    Ludimila says: "Seriously funny!"
    "Laughed Out Loud"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is hysterically funny and Ross' delivery made it that much more enjoyable. If you bought the book in Kindle or paper format you missed out. You really get Ross' humor as he recounts his life story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maybe We'll Have You Back: The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Fred Stoller
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Fred Stoller has played the annoying schnook in just about every sitcom you’ve seen on TV - Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Scrubs, Hannah Montana, My Name Is Earl - and was even a staff writer for Seinfeld, but he’s never found a solid gig. When it comes to Hollywood, it’s a case of always the bridesmaid and never the bride, except in his case he’s always the snarky waiter, the mopey cousin, or Man Number Two.

    AJB says: "As Good As It Gets"
    "Funny Look at the Reality of Life as an Actor"
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    Story

    I thoroughly enjoyed Fred Stoller's account of his journey through tvland. I just wished he'd read the book himself. Fred's own voice would have enhanced the listening experience. The qualities he brings to his guest roles and voiceover characters would have enhanced the telling of his personal stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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