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David

CINCINNATI, OH, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Derek Sivers
    • Narrated By Derek Sivers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (415)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (312)

    When anyone can start a business (when everyone is running their career like a business), it begs a question. This is your one chance at life, you can have anything you want, what is worth doing? Most people don't know why they're doing what they're doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own. They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won't make them happy. Anything You Want is a manifesto about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters.

    Richard says: "Short and poignant"
    "Not just for Entrepreneurs"
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    The history of CD Baby is used to illustrate management points. Interesting history interspersed with management gems.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 30 Minutes Before Your Job Interview (Executive Summary)

    • ABRIDGED (10 mins)
    • By June Lines
    • Narrated By Bookbytes, Kogan Page
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    So you've got an interview. Congratulations! But how do you feel? Nervous? Excited? Cure those pre-interview nerves in just 30 minutes with this handy self-help audiobook. It will help you to look the part and feel confident enough to do yourself justice by explaining how to answer tricky questions and offering guidance on taking tests. Practice questions will help you plan what to say. This helpful guide will prepare you for any interview in just 30 minutes.

    Patricia says: "Only for first time job seekers"
    "Ugh!"
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    Ugh. If you have never had a job interview, if this is the first time you have ever looked for a job, if you did not graduate high school, then you might get something out of this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Last Thing Before I Go

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jonathan Tropper
    • Narrated By John Shea
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (133)

    You don't have to look very hard at Drew Silver to see that mistakes have been made. His fleeting fame as the drummer for is nearly a decade behind him. He lives in an apartment building filled almost exclusively with divorced men like him, and makes a living playing in wedding bands. And his Princeton-bound teenage daughter, Casey, has just confided in him that she's pregnant - because Silver is the one she cares least about letting down. So when he learns that his heart requires emergency surgery, Silver makes the radical decision to refuse the operation, choosing instead to use what time he has left to repair his relationship with Casey.

    Annette says: "sentimental but strong..."
    "Hilarious"
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    Drew Silver passes out and wakes in the hospital to learn he must undergo emergency surgery or die. He decides against the surgery. The story follows Silver, a former rock star, over the course of the following week as he learns his teen-aged daughter is pregnant and we learn that he is still madly in love with his ex-wife who is about to marry his doctor. Silver realizes time has moved too fast, and at the same time not at all. Like the universe had been on pause. So, a lot of serious stuff. Broken heart literally, broken heart figuratively, and an unplanned pregnancy. And it is told in the form of a sitcom. It is hilarious. I have never read a comedy before. The book gives you some things to think about in your own life and offers a laugh. Another reader mentioned that the book gets off to a slow start, and I agree. Didn’t know if I would continue, but after about an hour it really gets going. Stick with it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3538)
    Performance
    (3011)
    Story
    (3005)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Shauna says: "Defending Jacob"
    "Good story"
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    Almost four stars. The narrator does a great job. The voice never really changes but he still gives each character a distinct voice.
    The story is good, riveting, but not surprising. The author leads us to the conclusion, dropping hints along the way so we aren't thrown for a loop. Most of the story takes place in the courtroom and it held my interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Only Leadership Book You'll Ever Need: How to Build Organizations Where Employees Love to Come to Work

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Peter Barron Stark, Jane Flaherty
    • Narrated By Wesley C. Bleed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    The Only Leadership Book You'll Ever Need teaches leaders how to overcome their most difficult obstacle: employee engagement. By pinpointing specific areas leaders can focus on and change,this book shows how one leader can effectively change the entire workplace environment - for the better.

    David says: "Well, not the only book..."
    "Well, not the only book..."
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    It's okay, but not the only leadership book you will ever need. Some gems, many you have heard before. I much prefer, and think your money would be better spent on the books by Dan and Chip heath.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22287)
    Performance
    (8960)
    Story
    (9034)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Exposition Extravaganza!"
    Overall
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    Story

    The main story is great and deserves five stars. The problem is with the exposition. There is more set up than you really need (about five hours of narrative) before we get to the real story and then two hours of narrative as an epilogue. The main story is moving and gripping. The epilogue would have been interesting if the author had shown us what was going on rather than told us what was going on. Wait for the Reader's Digest version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bluffer's Guide® to Rocket Science

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Peter Berlin
    • Narrated By Jack Klaff
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Be an instant expert on Rocket Science and Bluff Your Way with explosive effect. No primer required, just a sense of humour. From 'weightlessness' to 'wild rockets', and from 'space shuttle' to 'shock diamonds', here's everything you need to know to ignite any conversation.

    David says: "Rocket History"
    "Rocket History"
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    There is a bit of science here, but this is mostly history and jargon.
    Interesting and entertaining. I picked this up during one of the sales and it was a steal.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Delirium

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1633)
    Performance
    (1381)
    Story
    (1378)

    "Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."

    Joyce E McBride says: "Wonderful"
    "Great listen"
    Overall

    Lauren Oliver has a way of drawing the reader in. The suspense builds chapter by chapter until you just can't put the book down. The world of Delirium reminded me of Orwell's 1984, but this dystopia is seen through the eyes of a 17 year old girl.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Buddhist: Mindfulness, Enlightenment, and Sitting Still

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dinty W. Moore
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Dinty Moore set out to explore America's fascination with Buddhism and found himself enthralled. You will be too, as Moore takes you into the world of American-style Buddhism, from a mountain retreat for executives learning to deal with stress to a Tibetan Freedom Concert with the Beastie Boys.

    Cynthia says: "ineresting and worthwhile"
    "Good introduction"
    Overall

    Journal of a man who finds Buddhism. Good book if you want a little information to get started on a long journey. It is short, interesting, and a quick listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Before I Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (697)
    Performance
    (531)
    Story
    (533)

    Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact.

    Penny says: "Beautiful."
    "A Must Read / Listen"
    Overall

    This looked like it might by YA but I thought I would give it a chance. I didn???t think I was going to get through it, and let me tell you why: the writing is so exact, so visual, so vivid, that the reader is drawn into the world of these seventeen year old girls. You see, hear, smell, and feel the world they live in and hear their inane conversations. I did not want to hang out with a group of seventeen year old girls. With such great writing, I stuck with it, and I am glad I did. The reader walks along with Samantha as she relives each day in a ???Groundhog Day??? fashion. Sam sees the effects of her actions and tries to right what once went wrong. We see Sam grow up, find herself and her purpose. And he narrator ??? never have I heard such an excellent reading! Every character has a distinct voice and personality.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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