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Lisa

Culver City, CA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Atul Gawande
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (796)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (397)

    We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies - neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.

    Rebecca says: "not his best"
    "not enough material for a book"
    Overall

    His point is important, but there's not enough original information for a book. Too much padding with example stories that don't add new info.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Talk So Kids Can Learn: At Home and In School

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
    • Narrated By Lisa Nyberg, Rosalyn Anstin Templeton
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    From America's leading experts on parent-child communication, authors of How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry, comes a breakthrough guide telling parents and techers how to handle one of the burning issues of our day: how to motivate kids to succeed in school at a time when schools are rife with violence and many students are openly rebellious.

    Lisa says: "Too much abridgement"
    "Too much abridgement"
    Overall

    I'm a big fan of this series of books, but this abridged version just didn't have enough meat on it. I wish I'd bought the paperback instead.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4058)
    Performance
    (1866)
    Story
    (1865)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

    Nanci says: "Superb story and reading!"
    "Great reader, classic story"
    Overall

    That's all you need to know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ordeal by Hunger

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By George R. Stewart
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846, 87 people, men, women, and children, set out for California, persuaded to attempt a new overland route. After struggling across the desert, losing many oxen, and nearly dying of thirst, they reached the very summit of the Sierras, only to be trapped by blinding snow and bitter storms. Many perished; some survived by resorting to cannibalism; all were subjected to unbearable suffering.

    Gyropilot says: "Life Changing"
    "More about civil war than gold rush"
    Overall

    I bought this because I'm interested in the Gold Rush. Two hours of listening and we're still on minutae of California pre-civil war politics and transcontinental politics.

    I doubt I'll finish.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (737)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (217)

    Every marketer tells a story. And if they do it right, we believe them. We believe that wine tastes better in a $20 glass than a $1 glass. We believe that an $80,000 Porsche Cayenne is vastly superior to a $36,000 VW Touareg, which is virtually the same car. We believe that $225 Pumas will make our feet feel better, and look cooler, than $20 no-names...and believing it makes it true.

    Oscar says: "Just OK for me."
    "full of it"
    Overall

    I couldn't stand to listen to it, this man was so full of "it" and of himself.

    7 of 17 people found this review helpful

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