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Patrick

Greetings. My brother introduced me to Audible in 2011. Since, nothing but enjoyment. Hopefully my reviews are very useful to you. Enjoy!

United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Steven Novella
    Overall
    (718)
    Performance
    (649)
    Story
    (632)

    No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in an effective and responsible way. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. But because misinformation out there has increased as well, critical thinking is more important than ever. These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

    Jason says: "Clear thinking is valuable beyond measure!"
    "Educating your mind for our society."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. Very informative and exposes the listener to things going on that impact your life that you know nothing about and no way to offset it. It provides very useful info regarding nearly every aspect of your life. The narrator/professor speaks in layman term. Very pleasant to listen to.


    Have you listened to any of Professor Steven Novella’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (735)
    Performance
    (545)
    Story
    (541)

    Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now.

    Amazon's Best Customer says: "Love this book"
    "Good book"
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    What did you love best about Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love?

    It raises your awareness of your own weaknesses. Clearer understanding of who you are and just as important what traits the person you are dealing with has that can signal a red flag.


    What does Walter Dixon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Clear voice nice to listen to. He's voice is charming and soothing.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Plenty


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Spirit of Kaizen: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Bob Maurer, Leigh Ann Hirschman
    • Narrated By Bob Maurer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (43)

    UCLA psychologist and organizational consultant Dr. Robert Maurer provides a simple and proven effective technique for making major changes with minimal disruption. Applying the operational concept of kaizen - small, continual improvements - to common management challenges, managers can drive major improvements with a series of well-planned techniques for boosting quality, innovation, sales, and morale.

    Patrick says: "A must for anyone that wants to achieve."
    "A must for anyone that wants to achieve."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Spirit of Kaizen to be better than the print version?

    Yes and No. This is a great book regardless of how you get the information. Most important is to get this information that develops yourself, organization, and your team. Provides endless examples of team approach, how to get the best out of yourself and others, how to prepare for whatever you want to accomplish. This is a well put together book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The UltimateTeam for Progress


    Any additional comments?

    This book applies management 101 principles coupled with science and easy approaches to change the world one incremental change at a time. One of the most structured books i've listened to in a while.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Behold a Pale Horse

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By William Cooper
    • Narrated By William Cooper
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (104)

    William Cooper, a former U.S. Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals his theories on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, and UFOs. Cooper draws his information from the top secret documents he had access to while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 20 years of research.

    Jeromie says: "The truth starts here..."
    "Complex Listen"
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    What did you love best about Behold a Pale Horse?

    How it exposes so many things that surround us.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The useful info.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    America---Gotta Love Us


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Chris Anderson
    • Narrated By Chris Anderson
    Overall
    (2385)
    Performance
    (1138)
    Story
    (1131)

    The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

    Christopher says: "A fascinating listen"
    "There are unknown knowns & known unknowns $$$$$$$$"
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    What did you love best about FREE?

    Author was a pleasure to hear and content was very useful


    Any additional comments?

    It's a free book but shouldn't be. It is well worth any price. This book will change how you see everything from how grocery stores advertise to the annoying automated prompt that ask you about upgrading before you can hear a human voice when all you want to do is talk to tech support about a none functioning product.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Think and Grow Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1749)
    Performance
    (1122)
    Story
    (1121)

    Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie - and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original.

    Dave says: "It's a must."
    "Just as impactful as 7 Habits of Highly Effe......"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Think and Grow Rich to be better than the print version?

    Both I would consider both great.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and in addition to that once every 6 months. It's that impactful.


    Any additional comments?

    Must have for those that want self development.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (4219)
    Performance
    (3730)
    Story
    (3745)

    In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

    Cynthia says: "The Art of (Unconventional) War"
    "Interesting for one good listen"
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    Where does David and Goliath rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not within my top 20.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It gives you different angles to see life and to achieve success through odds you may not recognize that are to your advantage.


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

    No. First and most likely the last one. I may have messed up by reading the reviews by the critics prior to listening to this book---the did this book bad.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The opening regarding David & Goliath scenario.


    Any additional comments?

    Many valid points but seems to come from a twisted mind.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Carl Hart
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (74)

    A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction. As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value of school; he studied just enough to stay on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life. Today he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist - Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences.

    Matthew R. Herald says: "An excellent book to make you think"
    "This is a must listen"
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    Where does High Price rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks within my top 5.


    What other book might you compare High Price to and why?

    The New Jim Crow--Karen Chilton


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    How an inner city kid can develop into a neuroscientist.


    Any additional comments?

    This book tells the true story of drugs and black youth. Eye opening and told very well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 2 Second Lean

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Paul A. Akers
    • Narrated By Paul A Akers
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    2 Second Lean will flip your world right-side up. It's a practical way to improve your life every day by making a simple 2 second improvement. Join author, business expert, radio show host, and international speaker, Paul A. Akers, as he takes you on a LEAN journey that will transform every aspect your life... from your home to the office.

    Jon says: "Not just another flavor of the month"
    "Simple book for insight into Lean"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of 2 Second Lean to be better than the print version?

    No. The author voice becomes a little annoying after a bit with his comical tone he presents through most of the book. As the book professes and the author provides more substance he shifts to a somewhat more serious tone.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 2 Second Lean?

    The structure the author/narrator creates regarding cost savings.


    What did you learn from 2 Second Lean that you would use in your daily life?

    A lot. Cost savings and looking for easier inexpensive ways to complete task rather at hoe or at work. For those that don't know the technical jargon of LEAN he makes it very easy to understand for all.


    Any additional comments?

    Upbeat book worth giving a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • This Year I Will: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make a Dream Come True

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By M. J. Ryan
    • Narrated By M. J. Ryan
    Overall
    (353)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (270)

    Why do people find it so hard to change? The secret is that everyone has their own formula for making changes that stick, but most people don't know what theirs is. They think there is one way to lose five pounds, and another way to stay on top of their e-mail, but they don't realize that for all changes, there is one system that works best for each individual.

    Jim Koch says: "Great content. Poor audio"
    "Well worth getting"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Very useful information regarding constancy without all the technical jargon. Story is told seamlessly.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Very enthusiastically told and a great listen. Too much secondary noise. Many times the author stumbles over a word and other unsightly noises as well. The content is powerful enough to deal with it.


    Any additional comments?

    No matter how much self development courses or books you've had this one still is a breath of fresh air and some info you've not heard before.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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