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Tom

South Plainfield, NJ, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Manning Marable
    • Narrated By G. Valmont Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (175)

    Of the great figure in 20th-century American history perhaps none is more complex and controversial than Malcolm X. Constantly rewriting his own story, he became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and an icon, all before being felled by assassins' bullets at age 39. Through his tireless work and countless speeches he empowered hundreds of thousands of black Americans to create better lives and stronger communities while establishing the template for the self-actualized, independent African American man.

    connie says: "invites further reading on Malcolm X"
    "Boring and Tedious"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    You might like this if you're more familiar with the era. Coming into this I knew nothing about Malcolm except for what I'd heard, and I guess I was expecting more. I didn't really find Malcolm to be an interesting guy at all based on how he was presented in this book.


    What was most disappointing about Manning Marable’s story?

    The book just seemed to be filled with boring minutia about Malcolm instead of what made people so enthralled with him, which is what I was more interested.


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

    Even though I didn't like the book the Narrator was pretty good and I would listen to him again.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    Overall
    (4938)
    Performance
    (4175)
    Story
    (4145)

    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"
    "1st half of this book can change your life forever"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Power of Habit the most enjoyable?

    It's pretty well written. I love the style of weaving stories into the research. I find it helps the material stay with you better.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    If you can find a way to consistently apply the process outlined in the first half of this book your life might be completely different this time next year.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    For a habit to be truly ingrained your brain must learn to crave the rewards associated with it.


    Any additional comments?

    The book lost a star because the 2nd half isn't as strong as the first, but I still highly reccomend you pick this up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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