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Wendi

Lehi, UT, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • The Roots of Obama’s Rage

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Dinesh D’Souza
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    D’Souza explains that the reason Obama appears to be working to destroy America from within is found, as Obama himself admits, in The Dreams of My Father: a deeply hostile anticolonialism. Instilled in him by his father, this worldview has led President Obama to resent America and everything we stand for. D’Souza masterfully shows how Obama is working to weaken and punish America here and abroad.

    F. Ribeiro says: "Insightful Listen, But for the Glenn Beck Section"
    "History you didn't know but should"
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    Would you listen to The Roots of Obama’s Rage again? Why?

    Probably not, just because there are so many other good books to get to, but it was a lot of information I did not know about the history of Africa and British Colonialism. Was hard to turn off because it was so fascinating.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Roots of Obama’s Rage?

    All of it was pretty new information to me. I cannot recall through out all of high school and college learning about British Colonialism and it's impact much beyond reading Heart of Darkness. So, in addition to D'Souza's perspective on how it has influenced Obama (based on Obama's biography), it was like one giant history lesson on how the rest of the world views Western Civilization and why. It was intriguing to say the least.


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

    It took me a little while to get used to his style of speaking, but I enjoyed it once I did. I would listen to more book narrated by this reader. He really handled some difficult African names very well.


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

    If I could have, yes.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Carmine Gallo
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (216)
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    (212)

    In The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, best-selling author Carmine Gallo reveals the qualities that make the Apple co-founder the most innovative leader in business today. Each principle is backed with research, quotes, and first-person interviews with experts and business leaders, as well as specific ideas for applying those principles to every business, large or small.

    A User says: "Good summary of Steve's approach. Sort of."
    "If you've read Steve Jobs' biography, skip this..."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think if you are interested in Steve Jobs enough to have read his biography by Walter Isaacson, I would not recommend this. None of the stories were new or insightful. The author does have some excellent Youtube videos on the presentation skills you can learn from Steve Jobs, but this book did not contain any information nearly as useful. You can sum up the message of the book as "Think Like Steve Jobs" (as if you can innovate like Jobs merely by getting in the proper mindset).


    Would you ever listen to anything by Carmine Gallo again?

    I would be willing to try something more along his excellent observations on the presentation skills of Steve Jobs. But this did kind of make me distrustful. I am surprised he would publish this the way it was written.


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

    He's good.


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

    Not really. It's very rah-rah. Low on substance. Truthfully it felt like he pumped this out on a blog and published it because by having Steve Jobs in the title, it was a guaranteed seller.


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