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  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ken Robinson
    • Narrated By Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (624)
    Performance
    (323)
    Story
    (320)

    The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the 21st century.

    Lori says: "Think and Win!"
    "Think and Win!"
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    Would you listen to The Element again? Why?

    Excellent book. I love the stories in this book. Robinson has made this book uplifting, funny and delightful. I will listen to this many times.
    Just the right amount of inspiration and reality.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it but especially the part on "Tribes" It answered a lot of questions for me.


    What about Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica ’s performance did you like?

    It was perfect. I don't think it could be better.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did laugh. I am not a crier but it was good enough to elicit crying.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have guts, want to really live your life, are ready to get real- and do it- this is the right book for you.
    Ken Robinson is spot on and is just a terrific person with a great heart.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By David Lebovitz
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood.

    Jennifer Sader says: "Great content, but it needs a different narrator"
    "Boring!"
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    What would have made The Sweet Life in Paris better?

    It would have been better if the guy wasn't so self absorbed.


    What was most disappointing about David Lebovitz’s story?

    The whole thing.


    What didn’t you like about David Drummond’s performance?

    It was fine.


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

    None


    Any additional comments?

    nope

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Copy This!

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Paul Orfalea, Ann Marsh
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    A charismatic, heart-warming business memoir that's filled with life lessons on overcoming obstacles, Copy This! is a book for every business owner looking to grow a company, every manager helping his team perform, every visionary trying to launch a new idea, and for every mother and father of a child suffering from dyslexia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

    Marcus says: "Honest, humorous and insightful"
    "Hang in there and you will find success."
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    Any additional comments?

    Good book with some outside of the box thinking. If you have a kid with ADHD this is an inspiring listen. If you just want to learn about the author because you want to start a business it is worth your time.
    If you work with people, this book can help you understand where someone else is coming from.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jonathan Weiner
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    Rosemary and Peter Grant and those assisting them have spend 20 years on Daphne Major, an island in the Galapagos, studying natural selection. They recognize each individual bird on the island, when there are 400 at the time of the author's visit or when there are over a thousand. They have observed about 20 generations of finches - continuously.Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself.

    Philip says: "Fascinating in-depth look at evolution in action"
    "More than birds here."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Beak of the Finch the most enjoyable?

    The narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Beak of the Finch?

    At the end when the thoughts are being conclusive- It is so insightful that I will think about this book for the rest of my life. It affects my everyday living and I NEVER expected that from this book. I thought it was just going to be an interesting book about Darwin's finches and the people who have studied them.


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

    Not really. There is just too much information and I need to process it in more than one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes there are a few too many details and measurements, but overall this is a really good book. Maybe great, well it would be great with a few less bird details.
    I like bird stuff but what was the most amazing was side stories on other animals like the white and black moths in England etc. Wow!
    Our planet is wonderful and after reading this my commitment to taking good care of it is even stronger.
    You can never see the world the same again if you read this. We live on a beautiful planet and this book really gives a clear view of just how wonderful it is, thanks to the hard work of a lot of very patient people.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
    Overall
    (1972)
    Performance
    (1671)
    Story
    (1646)

    Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

    Cynthia says: "Let Me Hear Your Body Talk"
    "Worth the listen and the time."
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    If you could sum up What Every BODY Is Saying in three words, what would they be?

    listen and learn.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent book. Author knows his stuff. Narrator is well suited to topic.
    Very credible and well researched. I will listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Murder on the Appian Way: A Mystery of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Scott Harrison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Ancient Rome has been in a state of turmoil as the rival gangs of Publius Clodius, a high-born, populist politician, and his arch-enemy, Titus Milo, have fought to control the consular elections. When Clodius is murdered on the famed Appian Way and Milo is accused of the crime, the city explodes with riots and arson, and even the near sacrosanct Senate House is burned to the ground.

    Elton D Graff says: "the WORST cold read EVER!!!!"
    "Painful to listen to."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator- I've read cookbooks he could read.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Its was painful. His narrating sucked. "See Jane. See Jane run. Run Jane run. " That is how this entire book feels.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointed. This is the only Steven Saylor book I have listened to but it was so difficult to make it through because of the narrating I don't think I will get another.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert Reich
    • Narrated By Robert Reich
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (232)

    The author of 12 acclaimed books, Robert B. Reich is a Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and has served in three national administrations. While many blamed Wall Street for the financial meltdown, Aftershock points a finger at a national economy in which wealth is increasingly concentrated at the top - and where a grasping middle class simply does not have the resources to remain viable.

    Chris says: "Very plausible assessment of our economy"
    "Interesting but then gets weird."
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    What did you like best about Aftershock? What did you like least?

    Some interesting thoguhts about the economy but then it gets way out there at the end. Too far for me to take seriously.


    Do you think Aftershock needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No- I won't read it.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting book, but at the end the author loses or perhaps I should say passes the point of disbelief. His ideas about what will happen or has to happen feel far too sci-fi.
    Having a political science/legal/government back ground myself, I felt the author needed to do a bit more research on constitutional law as well as how city bonds and city governments work.
    People too often don't understand how cities are chartered and this affects local economies on a far greater level than a mortgage scam or ponzi scheme. When the local economy is going or not going so does the nation.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • West with the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Beryl Markham
    • Narrated By Julie Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (531)
    Performance
    (333)
    Story
    (331)

    West with the Night is the story of a remarkable woman molded and shaped by many things: the African jungle, a certain dog, horses, airplanes, friendships with white men and black. There is no life, no story quite like it.

    Michael Moore says: "Top Notch Writing; Riveting Stories"
    "Dare to live the life you are meant to lead."
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    If you could sum up West with the Night in three words, what would they be?

    Gal lives ferociously.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of West with the Night?

    The snake.


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

    Lovely accent.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Beryl Markham and love what she represents to so many people. This book offers a wonderful, but not deep look into the life she led.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Gabrielle Hamilton
    • Narrated By Gabrielle Hamilton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (395)

    Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty fierce, hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Above all she sought family, particularly the thrill and the magnificence of the one from her childhood that, in her adult years, eluded her. Hamilton’s ease and comfort in a kitchen were instilled in her at an early age when her parents hosted grand parties, often for more than one hundred friends and neighbors.

    Melinda says: "A Little Prickly--But Yummy"
    "Honest, funny and memorable!"
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    Would you listen to Blood, Bones & Butter again? Why?

    To have a good chuckle.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood, Bones & Butter?

    There are many- the overall feel of the truth of the story is the most memorable.


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

    Her voice carries her feelings that simply reading the book could not convey.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent book. I first became aware of G. Hamilton while listening to The Splendid Table. She has such a genuine personality, accepts herself as she is and only wants the "real thing" from everyone else in return. This book, and the author, offer a realness that is not usually found because few people have the courage to share it.

    More than bargained for...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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