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Jemal

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  • Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Barack Obama
    • Narrated By Andre Blake
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (28)

    At this defining moment in our history, Americans are hungry for change. After years of failed policies and a failed politics from Washington, this is our chance to reclaim the American dream. Barack Obama has proven to be a new kind of leader - one who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we face, and move this nation forward. Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America.

    Jemal says: "proof is n the pudding"
    "proof is n the pudding"
    Overall

    this is a very good listen ..from the narrator to the wonderful ideas that Obama has in store for the upcoming years in office. Even if you did not vote for Obama I would definetly suggest this book to anyone that wants a brief outline of what change is about to take place. If your wealthy you might find his mission hard to swallow but I'm sure the majority of people that land on this page are not wealthy.

    20 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • American Gangster and Other Tales of New York

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mark Jacobson
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    In the 1970s, Frank Lucas was the king of the Harlem drug trade, bringing in over a million dollars a day. He lived a glamorous life, hobnobbing with athletes, musicians, and politicians, but Lucas was a ruthless gangster. He was notorious for using the coffins of dead GIs to smuggle heroin into the United States, and, before being sentenced to 70 years in prison, he played a major role in the near death of New York City.

    Rick says: "American Gangster and Other Tales"
    "Behind the Scenes"
    Overall

    I loved the vocal delivery that the narrator injected into the reading of this book. The book should’ve been entitled "American Gangster - behind the scenes". I think it was very interesting on how he explained on how the movie came about and how the actual person felt about it (Frank Lucas). It could've been more detailed but since I saw the movie it gave me a few bits and pieces that were missing from the actual movie. If you liked the movie I would definitely recommend to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike's Election Guide 2008

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael Moore
    • Narrated By Michael Moore
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    After a disastrous war, the failure to catch bin Laden, millions of families who have lost their homes, the Katrina debacle, soaring gas prices feeding record oil company profits, and the largest national debt caused by the biggest spending and borrowing administration in American history, the country has had it with conservatives, right-wingers, and Republicans.

    Sheila says: "should be "Mike's Presidential Guide""
    "very funny"
    Overall

    the usual political antics of mike strikes again...I doubt this book helped Obama get Elected but it is definetely a serious or should I say seriously funny listen. He speaks without biting his tongue and I appluad him for that. How soon we forget about all those weapons of mass destruction huh..kind of makes you wonder will George W. Bush will ever be held accountable for his lies. Mike's attack on Bush and Mccain serves as a first round knock out! but I think america will love this book regardless of what party one belongs to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Managing Brand You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Most Successful Self

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jerry S. Wilson, Ira Blumenthal
    • Narrated By Jerry S. Wilson, Ira Blumenthal
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Whether we realize it or not, we are all brands. We all have qualities that shape and influence how the people in our lives see us - and how we see ourselves. Nationally respected brand experts Jerry Wilson and Ira Blumenthal have helped some of the most exceptional companies and individuals in the world perfect their images. Now, in Managing Brand You, they reveal their proven seven-step process for personal brand building.

    Jemal says: "very insightful."
    "very insightful."
    Overall

    listening to this book not only helped prepare myself for a more successful me but it also helped me figure out certain mistakes that I have been making in preparing my future on a personal career level...I recommend this book for any business minded person so they can get a more than a few pointers on navigating and managing their personal business endeavors...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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