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Robert

I love Sci Fi, science, nature, hiking, adventure and self improvement. Also, any good story will work as well.

Wilmington, NC, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (247)

    From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

    Ardenne says: "Excellent Round the World Encapsulation of Stats"
    "A stats audio that I could finish"
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    What did you love best about Naked Statistics?

    He did a great job making a very complex subject understandable in audio format. I did have to go back to a couple of topics and listen again, but that is just the nature of the subject. I think I did learn a few new things.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Jim Rogers
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (49)

    What makes for a successful investor? More important, what makes for a happy and meaningful life? According to legendary investor Jim Rogers, the road to financial success and the road to a meaningful life are one and the same.

    Al says: "Excellent advice for Life"
    "Good ideas"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Jim seems to want his kids to thrive in the future, and the steps he is taking to immerse them in other cultures will likely pay off. He is able to do things to expose his kids to other cultures that would be very difficult for the average American. It would be hard to move to a Chinese speaking country for someone who did not have the resources or job skills to find a job there. Still, he does have a good point in that you should prepare your kids for a more international worldview.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tao of Pooh

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Benjamin Hoff
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (468)
    Performance
    (421)
    Story
    (417)

    Author Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how you can use these principles in your daily life. Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey.

    Gavin says: "Simply Pooh"
    "I just couldn't get into it"
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    What would have made The Tao of Pooh better?

    I like philosophy, and the subject matter appeals to me. I may try to give it another listen, but I just could not absorb the messages the first time through. I had the feeling it was very pithy stuff, but I just couldn't seem to get into it. It did seem to get a bit better toward the end.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Me Doing Stand-Up

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Norm Macdonald
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Get ready, because Norm Macdonald, one of the world’s funniest and most subversive comedians, is letting loose in his first-ever one-hour stand-up special, titled "Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Stand-Up". Norm Macdonald, the iconic anchor of SNL’s “Weekend Update” and star of the cult classic Dirty Work, is back with a vengeance. This time he serves up a hilarious hour of stand-up comedy, covering everything from cheating death, 24-hour news stories, shameful sex, serial killers, and cheese sandwiches.

    Phillip says: "Gotta Love Norm"
    "A good short routine"
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    Would you listen to Me Doing Stand-Up again? Why?

    I liked this audio. It was short, as most comedy routines are. The funniest thing about it for me was Norm's delivery. He seems to have the voice to make his material sound funny and the comedic timing is always one of his strengths.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sonja Lyubomirsky
    • Narrated By Kathy Keane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    In The Myths of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements (marriage, children, professional satisfaction, wealth) and failures (singlehood, divorce, financial ruin, illness) to reveal that our misconceptions about the impact of such events is perhaps the greatest threat to our long-term well-being.

    Corey Michael Blake says: "Couldn't Get into This"
    "I like her style"
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    Would you listen to The Myths of Happiness again? Why?

    This is a very practical discussion of what gives you the best bang for the buck as far as being happy. I liked the previous book by this author too.I think the things she recommends are true. It's very hard to internalize all her advice, but that's true with any book that tries to get you to see things in a new way. Happiness takes a fair amount of work and requires you to give up some long held beliefs about what makes you happy. I hope she continues to write and hone her advice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hilarious

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Louis C. K.
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (107)

    Louis C.K.'s unique observations of everyday life go way beyond politically incorrect and his views of human behavior are more than hilarious in this stand-up event. Filmed at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI, C.K.'s performance proves he is every bit the title of his special.

    colleen says: "Funny but way too short"
    "Very Funny but short"
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    Would you listen to Hilarious again? Why?

    This was a very funny program. Like other reviewers said, it seemed very short - mainly because it was funny and I wanted to hear more. Overall, a good way to get a few laughs on the drive.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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