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Bonnie

Montrsoe, CA, USA

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  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Allen
    • Narrated By David Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2637)
    Performance
    (1305)
    Story
    (1271)

    From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

    Greta says: "Get the "Paper Book" instead."
    "Not for Creative Types"
    Overall

    I was very excited about this book when I first downloaded it. But now, at Chapter 7, I am finding it harder and harder to listen to. While his system seems to make sense, this book is written for upper management corporate types who have a secretary or assistant to delegate to, a spouse and kids to manage, and a credenza to pile things on. As a freelancer working in a creative field, I found his lingo, examples and orientation not only to be inapplicable to me but kind of a turn-off. While I think I will be able to take his system and make it work for me (if I manage to get through the whole book) I wish he would do a revision for people who work outside the corporate world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Master Your Debt: Slash Your Monthly Payments and Become Debt Free

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jordan E. Goodman
    • Narrated By Jordan E. Goodman
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The world of borrowing and debt management has changed dramatically, leaving people confused about how best to secure their financial future. This audio book is the only guide with detailed advice to help you become debt-free or master the debt you have, based on the latest laws and new government programs and policies implemented under the Obama administration.

    Bonnie says: "OMG"
    "OMG"
    Overall

    Man, I hope the producers of this audiobook read this review. There is some great information in the book, but I agree with another reviewer that it should not be an audiobook--or at least not read as written. Ever had a phonebook read to you? No? Well here's your chance. I'm only to chapter five and have already had every credit reporting agency's web site (double-you double-you double-you dot experian dot com) AND PHONE NUMBER read to me slowly and carefully several times. Not just credit agencies! All sorts of double-you double-you double-you dot coms. Think it's annoying reading it twice? Trying listening to it over and over.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Norm Brodsky, Bo Burlingham
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (576)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (186)

    People starting out in business tend to seek step-by-step formulas or specific rules, but in reality there are no magic bullets. Rather, says veteran entrepreneur Norm Brodsky, there's a mentality that helps street-smart people solve problems and pursue opportunities as they arise. He calls it "the knack" and it has made all the difference to the eight successful start-ups of his career.

    morton says: "Practical Advice with Real Life Examples"
    "Lame"
    Overall

    Boring information read by a terrible narrator. Don't bother.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Zone Live Lecture

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Barry Sears
    • Narrated By Barry Sears
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Developed by respected researcher and health consultant Dr. Barry Sears, this program is a lifelong, lasting weight-loss plan that is based on a simple, nonrestrictive diet with easy-to-follow steps that link food to hormone "switches" in the body.

    Bonnie says: "Good Refresher if You've Read the Zone Book"
    "Good Refresher if You've Read the Zone Book"
    Overall

    Turns out that Barry Sears is actually funny! Who knew?

    This is a very listenable, fun overview of the Zone lifestyle. Yes, you read that right. He makes the case that his way of Living in the Zone goes beyond a mere "diet." Might not make a lot of sense to those who have yet to be indoctrinated into the lingo of "eicosonoids" and "protein blocks," but if you've read any of his books or followed the Zone in the past, this is a great way to get back into it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
    Overall
    (1153)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (411)

    There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.

    Anthony K says: "Like the Muhammad Ali of Seth Godin Books"
    "Um.. Yeah... Then what?"
    Overall

    I enjoyed listening to Seth Godin read his book--meaning, I liked his voice and reading style--but honestly, it felt like he was reading unconnected blog entries in no particular order. Sometimes it seemed as though the title of the "chapter" was as long as the "chapter." This is a made-up example, but a lot of the book sounds like this: Title: To be a Lynchpin is to be Indispensable. Body: If you are an Artist, and do only what you can do, then you are indispensable. You are a Lynchpin.

    Despite this, I patiently waded through the 4.5 hrs. of what I determined to be "Malcolm Gladwell lite" hoping for some sort of payoff. A call to action, a step-by-step plan--even a decent recap of what I'd just spent 3 weeks trying to get through. Anything! I won't be a spolier, but let's just say that I was laughing so hard at the way the book ends (because I felt like such a sucker) that I almost drove my car off the road.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful

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