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Hammy

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  • The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Chris Hardwick
    • Narrated By Chris Hardwick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (809)
    Performance
    (751)
    Story
    (748)

    Nerds: Once a tormented subrace of humans... Now captains of industry! You don’t have to be a stereotypical geekwad to appreciate the tenets of Nerdism and to make your innate talents for overanalysis and hyper-self-awareness work for you instead of against you. Join Nerd superstar Chris Hardwick as he offers his fellow “creative-obsessives” the crucial information needed to come out on top in the current Nerd uprising. Success is the most satisfying - and legal - form of vengeance there is. And you can achieve it when you follow the Nerdist Way,

    Anne Terry says: "hashtag squee"
    "The Meathead Way"
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    The title of this piece of trash is a misnomer.

    The author/narrator constants swears to the extent is painful to listen. F--- this, F--- that.
    His verbal skills have more in common with a street thug, than a supposed nerd.

    It would be ok, if the information conveyed between the constant stream of profanity was of any use. However, his "self help" advice is both shallow and obvious. Eg. "Don't listen to negativity from your brain. It is just a brain f---"

    No scientific evidence is given in regards to any of his self help advice.

    I could only recommend this for individuals of low IQ, who enjoy listening to swearing.

    The nerdy aspect of this audiobook are the references to RPGs, video games, Dungeons and Dragons.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Les Leopold
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    This book gives you the answers in a twelve-step guide to accumulating vast riches the way hedge fund managers do - by playing trillion-dollar poker with a marked deck. Through each easy step, you'll learn the sleight of hand and disregard for basic morality you'll need to move from making tens of dollars an hour to millions an hour!

    Hammy says: "Deceptive title"
    "Deceptive title"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who is interested in listening for hours to a misguided individual who does not understand economics discuss ethics and morality.
    If you are of low intelligence, paranoid, like socialism or conspiracy theories you may enjoy this book.


    Has How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I am interested in financial books. However this was not a financial book, it was an ethics book.


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

    Reading was good. Content was not.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour?

    I would not publish this book. It is absolute rubbish.


    Any additional comments?

    The title is deceptive, it contains no information on how to make a million dollars a hour.
    It is an eight hour rant about the ethics of hedge funds. I think it is more unethical to publish a book with a deceptive title than for a hedge fund to allocate capital to support economic growth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Crimson Cavalier

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mary Andrea Clarke
    • Narrated By Anne Cater
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Georgiana Grey is a sore trial to her upright brother Edward: independent, outspoken and determined to follow her own path regardless of the cost to her social position and reputation.

    Judith says: "The narrator is great"
    "Creme de La Crime Period Piece"
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    This is a fun and engaging novel from Mary Andrea Clarke. Set in Pre-Regency London, The Crimson Cavalier combines gallantry, humour, and skulduggery in an eminently readable debut. Once I got into it I couldn't put it down. Let's hope that the Crimson Cavalier will ride again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shawn Achor
    • Narrated By Shawn Achor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1669)
    Performance
    (959)
    Story
    (949)

    Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

    Roy says: "Very Informative Application of Positive Psycholog"
    "Latest Harvard Uni research."
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    Latest scientific reasearch on happiness straight out of Harvard University. Presented in such a way that is both relevant and helpful to individuals.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John J. Ratey
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (2666)
    Performance
    (1696)
    Story
    (1677)

    Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

    Kathleen says: "Spark"
    "Brilliant"
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    Brilliant book solidly grounded in relevant exercise science. Presented in an entertaining and interesting manner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Healing at the Speed of Sound: How What We Hear Transforms Our Brains and Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Don Campbell, Alex Doman
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    At this very moment, you are surrounded by sound. Pause for a minute and try to listen to it all: the chatter of a passing conversation, the gentle whoosh of air vents, noise from a nearby street, someone turning the pages of a book, birds chirping in the trees.We rarely pay attention to everything we hear, but every noise in our environment has the ability to change our mood, decrease our productivity, even affect our health. While sound can heal, both emotionally and physically, it can also hurt us.

    Hammy says: "No Science, No Advice, Pure Fluff."
    "No Science, No Advice, Pure Fluff."
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    Great concept for a book, however did not deliver.
    Non-scientific garbage. 100% Fluff. Eg. Music can make you feel calm, creative etc.
    No advice other than to choose music which appeals to you.
    Would have prefered scientific studies into how it transforms the brain.
    Maybe this book would appeal to those interested in crystal healing, auras, feng shui etc.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Language and the Pursuit of Happiness: A New Foundation for Designing Your Life, Your Relationships and Your Results

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Chalmers Brothers
    • Narrated By Chalmers Brothers
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    A new way of understanding language provides a powerful new foundation and a new set of tools for designing and re-designing your life, at home and at work, and everywhere in between. This is especially relevant for everyone seeking meaningful change in their lives, as well as those for whom building and maintaining mutually-beneficial relationships is important. And it's particularly useful for leaders, managers, salespeople and anyone else who "gets paid to have effective conversations"!

    Vamsi says: "Puts you to sleep"
    "No redeeming features."
    Overall

    Pure waffle. The first hour (literally) of the recording was about what you will learn.
    This was followed by new age mumbo jumbo.
    No science or proven techniques here.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

    Katherine says: "I thought I would be annoyed."
    "No laughs here"
    Overall

    Not funny. The author details the adversity he faced growing up as a young homosexual. Not a comedy at all. Very sad at times. Was not expecting an autobiography.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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