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  • Madoff with the Money

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jerry Oppenheimer
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Madoff with the Money is a deeply disturbing portrait of Bernie Madoff based on dozens of exclusive, news-making interviews. From the values Madoff was taught growing up in the working-class town of Laurelton, Queens, to his high-life on Wall Street and the super-rich enclaves of Palm Beach and the French Riviera, best-selling author Jerry Oppenheimer follows the disgraced money manager's trail as he works his way up the social and economic ladder, and eventually scams his clients in a $50-billion Ponzi scheme.

    ken says: "Good listen"
    "I loved this book"
    Overall

    Fascinating story. I enjoyed it so much I read it twice. I would like the book to have continued and told us more about the investors, how Madoff is doing in prison and why did he do this terrible crime.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nicholas Boothman
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boothman
    Overall
    (518)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (172)

    Whether meeting a new client or bumping into a potential mate, you only have a few seconds to make a favorable impression. Is that really possible? Author Nicholas Boothman, a lecturer and licensed master practitioner of neurolinguistic programming, believes yes! He introduces a revolutionary approach to face-to-face communication that will help anyone succeed at making meaningful, and immediate, connections.

    Maggie Martos says: "Absolutely Wonderful"
    "I did not find it useful."
    Overall
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    Story
    What disappointed you about How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less?

    I did not like the fact that you had to do some excerises with other people, I was working alone. I think we all want to be liked and we all need to work on our social skills and although there were a few tips to help oneself, I did not think there were many that really helped.


    What was most disappointing about Nicholas Boothman’s story?

    n/a


    Would you be willing to try another one of Nicholas Boothman’s performances?

    maybe


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less?

    I did think some of the exercises were silly...


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lisa Bloom
    • Narrated By Lisa Bloom
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Lisa Bloom fears that women are in danger of spiraling into a nation of dumbed-down, tabloid-media-obsessed, reality TV addicts. Too often, they outsource matters to "experts" and in doing so neglect to truly think for themselves. But she has the solution and it involves one simple word: Think.

    Kerri Hynes says: "Very Informative!!!"
    "Interesting read for the thinking woman"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Think again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to it again because I enjoyed it the first time and I am sure I missed some tips.


    What other book might you compare Think to and why?

    Eat that frog....helps you change your life for the better.


    Have you listened to any of Lisa Bloom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have not read anything else.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Club No One Wanted to Join: Madoff Victims in Their Own Words

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Twenty-nine Authors
    • Narrated By Diane Havens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    It has been the public's perception that Madoff investors were all extremely wealthy and all belonged to exclusive clubs. This perception has been reinforced by the media and the powers that be. The truth is, with very few exceptions, such as Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Picower and Stanley Chais, most were average, small time investors. This is their story.

    Steve says: "A story everyone should hear"
    "One side of the story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I live in South Africa and most of my friends are not interested in Madoff but I am fascinated with this Man. I would love to find out why he did this terrible thing. Was it the love of money, power, fame or just greed and because he could get away with it. Perhaps we will never know. Maybe I missed some of the stories in this book but mainly they all seemed to have the same story (a bit like my own story) grew up poor, worked hard all my life, invested carefully, lived simply). Very interesting but I must confess I would have liked to hear from people who were rich and wanted a above average investment when they could have chosen a more safer investment i.e. possibly Lehman Bros. (that would have been a mistake). Perhaps a rich, powerful charity - what happened to the charity. as I said I could be incorrect and possibly I missed those stories.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    All the stories were interesting


    What three words best describe Diane Havens’s performance?

    listenable, pleasant, easy on the ear.


    Do you think The Club No One Wanted to Join needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    possibly for the reasons given above. what happened to the victims - long term


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
    Overall
    (1342)
    Performance
    (1157)
    Story
    (1165)

    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    john says: "More man, less tech, might have made a better book"
    "What a loss to the world"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    Having an ipod and ipad have changed my world and my life for the better. Going to the Gym and Walking my dog was boring but having an ipod to listen to made excerising fun and informative. I have become slimer, healthier and happier. I wanted to know about the man who made this possible. I was not disappointed. I was captivated by Steve Jobs - you certainly might not have liked him as your boss or your friend but I certainly admire him for his genius. I loss a couple of pounds just walking and listening to this fabulous story of a
    wonderful, clever, flawed man.


    What other book might you compare Steve Jobs to and why?

    Nothing compares to this book


    What does Dylan Baker and Walter Isaacson (introduction) bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Steve Jobs comes alive and even though i am not a techincal person I felt I understood what he was doing and I loved the fact that he was an artist and he wanted to make the product beautiful as well as workable and efficient.


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

    No - too long


    Any additional comments?

    I would certainly recommend this book to my friends but I realise it might not suit everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kane and Abel: The 30th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (66)

    Kane & Abel for a new generation!!

    They had only one thing in common - William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths were destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build a fortune.

    The marvellous story, spanning 60 years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save - and finally destroy - each other.

    Brodie says: "Archer hits the spot"
    "A Born Story Teller"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Kane and Abel to be better than the print version?

    Yes I would consider the audio edition of Kane and Abel to be better than the print version


    What other book might you compare Kane and Abel to and why?

    Gone with the wind possibly.


    Which character – as performed by Jason Culp – was your favorite?

    Cain was my favorite


    If you could rename Kane and Abel, what would you call it?

    A Mistaken Life


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to Kane and Abel when I went for a walk with my dog. It made the walk interesting and time stood still. I know that this is not a new book by Jeffery Archer but the story was new to me. Jeffery Archer is visiting South Africa and coming to the Country Club near us. I so wanted to hear him speak but all seats were taken and there was a waiting list of 50 when I phoned for a place. Just shows how popular he is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dyan Cannon
    • Narrated By Dyan Cannon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    With unparalleled honesty, Dyan Cannon shares the heartwarming and heartbreaking story of her magical romance and stormy marriage to screen legend Cary Grant.He was the ultimate star, defining Hollywood glamour as well as cinematic achievement. She was a bright new actress, beautiful and funny, who would one day prove her talent by being the first woman to receive Academy Award nominations for her work on-screen and behind the camera. When he asked to meet Dyan, she assumed it was for an acting part, but he had a different role in mind for her....

    Heidi says: "Fascinating story, more than an autobiography."
    "End of a fairy tale"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dear Cary to be better than the print version?

    Have not read the print version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dear Cary?

    I found the whole of the book interesting and the end sad.


    Which character – as performed by Dyan Cannon – was your favorite?

    Cary Grant


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end because Dyan sounded so sad.


    Any additional comments?

    I did write a review before but it did not seem to be published. I enjoyed the book and I wanted to know more ....i.e. what happened to Cary , Dyan and their daughter.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline for Success in Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Brian Tracy
    • Narrated By Brian Tracy
    Overall
    (976)
    Performance
    (575)
    Story
    (559)

    Most people think success comes from good luck or enormous talent, but many successful people achieve their accomplishments in a simpler way: through self-discipline. Brian Tracy knows this firsthand. He didn’t graduate from high school, and after working for a few years as a laborer, he realized he had limited skills and a limited future. But through the power of self-discipline, he changed his life.

    Steve says: "Highly Motivational!"
    "Life-changing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about No Excuses!?

    I really really enjoyed listening to


    What about Brian Tracy’s performance did you like?

    his down to earth style and he is easy to listen to - his hints and ideas really help one.


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

    It inspired me to be a better worker and a better person.


    Any additional comments?

    Read it...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The End of Normal

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Stephanie Madoff Mack
    • Narrated By Stephanie Madoff Mack
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (101)

    An explosive, heartbreaking memoir from the widow of Mark Madoff and daughter-in-law of Bernard Madoff, the first genuine inside story from a family member who has lived through - and survived - both the public crisis and her own deeply personal tragedy. In this candid insider account, she talks about her idyllic wedding to Mark, what it was really like to be a part of the Madoff family, the build-up to Bernard's confession, and the media frenzy that followed. It is about the loss of the fairytale life she knew and the tragic and final loss of her husband.

    Naturalbohemian says: "Everything is disturbing about this book..."
    "Fascinated by Bernie Madoff."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The End of Normal? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed learning more about B.Madoff and his family. An inside look into the family.

    What a pity the husband took his own life....if only he had waited...it would have got better and he could have moved on. If he was innocent, people would have understood, and he could have made a great life for himself but without all the rich trappings.


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2065)
    Performance
    (1308)
    Story
    (1319)

    By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills.

    XYZPDQ says: "Early works released in MP3 at last!!"
    "The Bride by Julie Garwood"
    Overall

    First time I have writen a review but I just wanted to write to say how much I enjoyed this book, fun, romantic and you listen to it with pleasure. The narrator was excellent. Visited the Scotish Highlands myself this year and it was fun to revisit them in this book. I would certainly listen to another book by Julie Garwood

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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