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Shahrad Milanfar

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  • 7 reviews
  • 73 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Heidi Grant Halvorson
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (94)

    Most of us have no idea why we fail to reach our goals. Now eminent social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson shows us how we can finally win by revealing how goals really work—and by showing us how to avoid what typically goes wrong.

    Claudia says: "Effective and intelligent information"
    "Must read (Even my 18 year old enjoyed it)"
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    This is a very good book, which can help you adjust your approach to your goals and life. Just about each concept is supported by the author's research. It is an easy read and has good practical suggestions you can tailor to your own life.

    I even had my 18 year old daughter read it. While she initially grumbled about having to do so, after she had finished the book, she told me that she was glad that I had "forced her" to read it. She told me that reading the book helped her realize that in many ways she was defeating herself and holding herself back in certain aspects of her goal setting. Since listening to this book, I've purchased two copies for family members. If you take the time to listen to this book, you will be glad you did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Autobiography of a Yogi

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Narrated By Ben Kingsley
    Overall
    (899)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (413)

    When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

    D says: "Spiritually Uplifting -- and entertaining!"
    "Good insight into what made Steve Jobs tick"
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    I listened to this book after hearing about it in the Steve Jobs biography. The book contains some interesting concepts and certainly provides insight into what made Steve Jobs tick. The narration and story are a bit tedious, but worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11069)
    Performance
    (9572)
    Story
    (9541)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Loved this book!"
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    Mr. Isaacson does a wonderful job telling a story which is compelling and captivating about a brilliant, yet flawed man. I enjoyed it so much I listened to the books he wrote about Einstein & Ben Franklin. While those were good as well, this books does top them both.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Daniel J. Siegel
    • Narrated By Daniel J. Siegel
    Overall
    (779)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (370)

    From everyday stress to severe trauma, many obstacles to a full life can be overcome by developing what Dr. Daniel J. Siegel calls "mindsight," our ability to perceive the mind and literally redirect the flow of energy and information within our brains. Through this powerful capacity for insight and empathy, we can "rewire" crucial connections, create dynamic linkages, and open ourselves to relationships in a new way.

    Anastasia Burke says: "DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK!"
    "Fantastic!!!"
    Overall

    This is a well written and insightful book which is full of practical information. Mr. Siegel does a wonderful job narrating, as well. I'm very glad that I listened to it. You should too!!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Deepak Chopra
    • Narrated By Deepak Chopra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Born into the factious world of war-torn Arabia, Muhammad's life is a gripping and inspiring story of one man's tireless fight for unity and peace. In a world where greed and injustice ruled, Muhammad created change by affecting hearts and minds. Just as the story of Jesus embodies the message of Christianity, Muhammad's life reveals the core of Islam. Deepak Chopra shares the life of Muhammad as never before, putting his teachings in a new light.

    Shahrad Milanfar says: "Poorly written and poorly narrated"
    "Poorly written and poorly narrated"
    Overall

    I was a bit surprised about how poorly written and narrated this book was. Dr. Chopra is capable of much better writing. He certainly should have let a professional narrator do the reading.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Matthieu Ricard
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    Never has happiness as an emotional and physical state of being been so widely discussed. Matthieu Ricard is one of the most compelling voices on the subject, and one of the few who can bring together the teachings of eastern and western thought. In this accessible new work, Ricard provides a straightforward assessment of how to create true and lasting happiness.

    A User says: "Life Changing"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    This is a fantastic book. The content and message are direct and easy to digest. Humphrey Bower should narrate every book. It really is true that, with audio books, the narrator makes or breaks the experience. I highly recommend this audio book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Shantaram

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (3197)
    Performance
    (1539)
    Story
    (1540)

    This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher; and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets.

    Jamie says: "Do Not Miss This"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall

    This book is beautifully written and narrated. Can't praise it enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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