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Doug Vaughn


Franklin, TN | Member Since 2000

  • 4 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 435 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014

  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain

    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
    "Many interesting facts & easy to read"

    I most often listen to fictional novels but make it a point to read a few books each year that will broaden my knowledge. This one was a great choice as it's well written and uses stories (examples) we can all relate to. The narration was also good where many non-fiction books can be very dry.

    You may learn things about yourself (or spouse or others) you hadn't thought of before. It's good insight into why we do things we do, but also talks about how we can change habits we don't like. Overall, I recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes.

    Elle says: "I'd listen to Guidall read the tax code, so..."
    "Great story as always! Narration is a bonus."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Kill Shot to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version, but think I would prefer the audio for the narration. George Guidall does a great job in the Mitch Rapp series and is quite enjoyable to listen to.

    What other book might you compare Kill Shot to and why?

    The book is similar to others in the Rapp series, and I've yet to become bored with them. If you like David Baldacci action thrillers, you will probably like this set as well.

    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He pronounces names and places better than I would ever be able to. He also does well at multiple character voices and makes them believable. I've listened to a number of his narrations and enjoyed every one.

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

    Welcome to a terrorist's worst nightmare.

    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend any of Vince Flynn's books. I've read quite a few and enjoyed each one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Sleep with Medical Hypnosis: Find Restful, Restorative Sleep - Naturally

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Steven Gurgevich
    • Narrated By Steven Gurgevich

    Americans just need a good's night rest! In fact, the National Commission on Sleep Disorders reports that sleep deprivation costs $150 billion each year in higher stress and reduced worker productivity. Now one of the foremost researchers in the field of medical hypnosis, Dr. Steven Gurgevich, offers an all-natural remedy on Deep Sleep with Medical Self-Hypnosis.

    Kathryn says: "Creative and Highly Effective"
    "Not perfect, but does the trick some nights."

    I've had a terrible time sleeping the past few months and decided to give this a try. It works some nights and not so much on others. The author's voice is very monotone which probably helps it work more effectively in hypnosis. The price is right, so you don't have much to lose. I know I was willing to try almost anything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Clockwork Orange

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A vicious 15-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. In Anthony Burgess' nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.

    Steve says: "Great book, great narration, but not for everyone"
    "The worst! Can't believe I wasted the credit."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing could have made it a good listening experience. The story is terrible, and it requires listening to more than half the book before you can even begin to translate what the character is saying into real English.

    What was most disappointing about Anthony Burgess’s story?

    The book is filled with completely useless violence, but worse than that is being unable to understand what's being said. The dialect is some warped form of English that I couldn't understand.

    What three words best describe Tom Hollander’s performance?

    OK at best.

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

    I can't think of any redeeming qualities.

    Any additional comments?

    The whole time I listened (painfully), I kept thinking of the credit I had wasted and how I could have been listening to a book I would actually enjoy. I thought this was supposed to be a classic, but I was completely wrong.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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