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Peculiar, MO, United States | Member Since 2009

  • 2 reviews
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  • 340 titles in library
  • 100 purchased in 2014

  • Swallow The Happy Pill: Secrets To True Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Craig Beck
    • Narrated By Craig Beck

    "I just want to be happy," a simple goal expressed as though it were the very least we could expect of life. Some phrase it differently, and some attach requirement or specifics to the statement by pre-deciding how happiness must be packaged. Nonetheless it sounds so reasonable an expectation and yet for some reason so many people spend an entire lifetime unable to reach or even discover the first step on the path to this universal desire. Many believe that this illusive state would be possible if they could only win the lottery, inherit great wealth....

    Grant says: "Happy I listened."
    "Far deeper than the the title or any "pill""
    What did you love best about Swallow The Happy Pill?

    Craig Beck ties together so many concepts that resonated with me in this this book. The ideas were not new to me, but the way he pulls them together in this short book is magnificant. I especially appreciated the way he presented the ego and the soul.

    What about Craig Beck’s performance did you like?

    I love his voice and his pace of speaking. I listen to a lot of books on 2x audio because I am very audio focused and like to get the information faster. Craig's pace was perfect on 1x normal setting.

    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Be aware of your ego!

    Any additional comments?

    My life is far better and happier as I embrace my primary thought events and get in the flow!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis

    From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

    Ardenne says: "Excellent Round the World Encapsulation of Stats"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    no one

    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    saying repeatedly “ceteris paribus” (meaning = with other things remaining the same)

    eeek, there is no need to say this every other sentence after the term is introduced---BEYOND ANNOYING

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

    Charles is actually quite clever and funny, so if you want to understand this book----GET A PRINTED COPY!

    Any additional comments?

    GET A PRINTED COPY!------I've listened to over 100 audible books this year, I love audible and I love audio------this book is not proper for audio only. You need to see the equations.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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