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Fred

Tampa, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Spin Selling

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Neil Rackham
    • Narrated By Bob Kalomeer
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (144)

    With wit and authority, Neil Rackham explains why traditional sales models don't work for large sales. He shows how conventional selling methods are doomed to fail in major sales. And he unfolds the enormously successful Spin strategy, using real-world examples and informative cases. The methods are controversial, and they often go against the grain of conventional sales training. But the powerful evidence Rackham presents will convince and convert you.

    Konstantin says: "Not exactly practical"
    "a different skill set"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    a valuable read, although dated in parts, for those who beginning to understand that different types of sales require different skill sets.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Christopher Hitchens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2597)
    Performance
    (1344)
    Story
    (1336)

    In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

    ben capozzi says: "...Though Hitchens Is!"
    "the book of revelation"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    its tough to follow along with hitchens doing the reading as his speaking style works better if you can watch him as he talks. that being said, the work is solid and the arguments sound. not as accessible as dawkins' "god delusion", but strikes more to the core of the danger inherent in the irrational holding power.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1484)
    Performance
    (1294)
    Story
    (1303)

    Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

    C. Acevedo says: "I really enjoy listening over and over again."
    "where was i when this originally came out?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    as i creep closer to 'retirement' age, i see illustrated for me the flaws in 48 years of thinking, acting and expectations. i am going through the book again. and again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The God Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4359)
    Performance
    (1764)
    Story
    (1743)

    Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    Rick Just says: "Dangerous Religion"
    "THIS i believe"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    brilliant. at a bare minimum, it should be part of a curriculum for anyone who aspires to teach. or to learn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Confederacy of Dunces: Free Version

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Kennedy Toole
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (66)

    The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.

    Margot says: "Audio improves upon print"
    "how could i have missed this?"
    Overall

    granted, i downloaded the book because it was free and i had nothing to lose, but it was simply stellar and possibly the best book i have 'read' this year. subtle, wry, dry and honest. i haven't been this pleasantly surprised by a book, or writing style, since i first encountered terry pratchett. i found it to be grand entertainment and only wish that there was more of this author to enjoy.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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