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JT

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  • John Adams

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (1106)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (195)

    With the sweep and vitality of a great novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough presents the enthralling story of John Adams. This is history on a grand scale - an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Read by History Channel host Edward Herrmann!

    Thomas says: "fantastic"
    "Impressive Work"
    Overall

    Adams, his wife, children, and acquaintances wrote profusely giving a huge record to draw from. It is astounding how many sources McCullough, to create this work, pulls together.

    The book also gives an insiders view at the negotiations of freedom and how close we came to losing it, even after barely winning the war. Adams, a very moral man, allows us another view of Jefferson, Franklin and others that proves to be very interesting.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Benjamin Franklin: The Original American [Portable Professor]

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By H.W. Brands
    • Narrated By H.W. Brands
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    As the individual perhaps most widely respected by the generation that founded the United States, Benjamin Franklin can fairly be described as the "Founding Godfather" of America. A gifted writer, businessman, diplomat, political mover, scientist, and inventor (not to mention a famous wit and incorrigible womanizer), Franklin towers among historical figures, but his warm humanism and intelligence cast his amazing life into undeniably human relief.

    Marc says: "Great Course taken in my car!"
    "Very interesting and insightful"
    Overall

    The material is presented in a very interesting way, with unique details added at just the right time. He moves through the material at a very nice pace, and he knows his subject. I gained a much greater appreciation for the part Benjamin Franklin played in our history. I did not get bored listening, but then I enjoy history when told well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sex, Time, and Power: How Women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Leonard Shlain
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    A provocative new book that explores the mystery of human courtship, love, and monogamy and challenges your views of human sexuality. No compelling explanation currently exists for the sudden emergence of big-brained Homo sapiens 150,000 years ago. Leonard Shlain argues that profound changes in female sexuality hold the key to this mystery.

    Greg says: "Fascinating with stunning conclusions"
    "Extroidinary and thought provoking"
    Overall

    Shlain shares extraordinary thoughts on the development of mankind and the cornerstone role women play, and have played, in our evolution. The evidence he presents that we are now evolving again from the affects of our technological adaptations was very captivating and thought provoking as well. It was an entertaining intellectual read done with a flare, and with accomplished quality narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Life of Bees

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    Overall
    (2598)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (343)

    Lily Owens has shaped her entire life around one devastating memory - the day her mother was killed. When she and her "stand-in-mother," a fierce-hearted black woman named Rosaleen, are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily enters a secret world of bees and honey, and of the Black Madonna who presides over this household of strong, wise women.

    France says: "Secret Life of Bees"
    "Excellent listening"
    Overall

    The narrator was excellent and somehow added value to the content far beyond my expectations. This should set the standard for all narrators. This is a beautiful story of simple lives and the value of people, and how differences can disappear with simple things. We even began to listen to this as a family on trips in the car; all were glued to learn the final outcome.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Re-imagine!: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Peters
    • Narrated By Tom Peters
    Overall
    (302)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    What, according to Tom Peters, Chairman of Tom Peters Company, is the problem with the way people do business today? Well-intentioned people who like to get things done are being thwarted at every step of the way by absurd organizational barriers and by the egos of petty tyrants.

    Chris says: "not that great"
    "A great call to change"
    Overall

    I have always enjoyed Tom Peters, and especially enjoyed that he narrated his own book. It really added significant meaning to the content. His ideas are always very contemporary and applicable. The book gives examples of the application of his management proposals and their results. Tom is more of a reporter who condenses what he sees others doing that create success, and then reports it with such energy that it is captivating. I think he has done a great job of that in this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Allen
    • Narrated By David Allen
    Overall
    (2664)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (229)

    From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

    Rick says: "Getting Things Done"
    "Great book"
    Overall

    The book gives detailed instructions on an organization methodology. I followed his instructions to the detail and have found that I am much more relaxed and getting more done. I don't have worry about missing something now, since I am 100% better organized and have a system. I have suggested the book to others.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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