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Patrick

Pueblo West, CO, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • Heart at Work: Stories and Strategies for Rebuilding Self-Esteem and Remembering the Soul at Work

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jack Canfield, Jacqueline Miller
    • Narrated By Jack Canfield, Jacqueline Miller
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (1)

    Patrick says: "basic rehash of old motivational stories"
    "basic rehash of old motivational stories"
    Overall

    This book truly disappointed me after I had read Success Principles by Jack Canfield I expected more, I was basically very bored with the stories and examples. I wanted something that could help me get more excited about where I work and those I work with. I would not recommend this book to others.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Andrew Keen
    • Narrated By Andrew Keen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    In a hard-hitting and provocative polemic, Silicon Valley insider and pundit Andrew Keen exposes the grave consequences of today's new participatory Web 2.0 and reveals how it threatens our values, economy, and ultimately the very innovation and creativity that forms the fabric of American achievement.

    Michael Fielden says: "A painful voyage from a single perspective"
    "basic sensational scare tactics"
    Overall

    This book had a few interesting points such as how the record industry has been hurt by the internet, but the rest of the book was just a collection of the latest headlines over the past few years; the dangers of pedophiles on the internet, the scourge of internet gambling,the potential lack of privacy and ID theft, etc. the biggest joke of the book though was how the author kept talking about how the internet was ruining the American way of life, but the author was from England and had married an American woman and moved to the US, he had no claim of America or the American dream. I would would not recommend this book, to ones ided and negative.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Martha Sherrill
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    In the snow country of Japan during World War II, we meet Morie Sawataishi, a fierce individualist who has chosen to break the law by keeping an Akita dog hidden in a shed on his property. By the time of the Japanese surrender in 1945, there are only sixteen Akitas left in the country. The survival of the breed becomes Morie's passion and life. Devoted to the dogs, Morie is forever changed.

    In beautiful prose that is a joy to read, Sherrill opens up the world of the Dog Man and his wife, providing a profound look at what it is to be an individualist in a culture that reveres conformity, and what it means to live.

    Chrissie says: "A dog breeder, his family and Japan"
    "Incredible history of a breed and a man"
    Overall

    This is a great book about a man how saved a breed of dogs and how he spent his life living the honorable life of his dreams. I would highly recommend this book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Making Money: Discworld #36

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1167)
    Performance
    (455)
    Story
    (456)

    The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is running like...well, not at all like a government office. The mail is delivered promptly. Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig, former arch-swindler and confidence man, has exceeded all expectations - including his own. So it's somewhat disconcerting when Lord Vetinari summons Moist to the palace and asks, "Tell me, Mr. Lipwig, would you like to make some real money?"

    Jason says: "Another gem."
    "Pratchett at his best again"
    Overall

    This is such a great Terry Pratchett book. if you are a fan you will not be disappointed, if you are new to the Pratchett universe go back and get"Going Postal" so that you will understand the lead character. This book is so funny. get the book, sit back and be entertained.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3446)
    Performance
    (1387)
    Story
    (1405)

    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

    Amazon Customer says: "Superb!"
    "definitely worth a listen"
    Overall

    I wanted to listen to this book before the movie hits this week. The book is very good and suspenseful. I think that considering that this book was written in the 1950's it still translates well to modern day and it really makes you think about how likely it could be that an epidemic could wipe out everyone today. Get this book if you like suspense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    Overall
    (5964)
    Performance
    (543)
    Story
    (544)

    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime?

    Timothy says: "Fascinating book, despite the title."
    "A new way of looking at things"
    Overall

    I work in an academic setting in which I develop and implement social programs, part of my job involves working with people who do evaluations of my programs. This book really opened my eyes to the ways in which data can be useful, misused and how looking at the data from a different direction often leads to the truth about what is really creating change and results. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in what all the data we get everyday really means.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (2803)
    Performance
    (545)
    Story
    (557)

    The 4 Hour Work Week explains what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and why you should want to become one. It teaches you how to "kill" your job and design a life, the 80/20 rule and how it increases productivity, how to replace your dreams with goals, and more. Listeners can lead a rich life by working only four hours a week, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the lives they want.

    Tim says: "Some good ideas but, not so sure. . ."
    "Fasinating"
    Overall

    This book has great examples of how we can more effectively live our lives and enjoy ourselves using these tips to revolutionize the way we view and conduct work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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