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Ingrid

Van Nuys, CA, USA

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  • 7 reviews
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  • 56 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • A People's History of the United States: Highlights from the Twentieth Century

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Howard Zinn
    • Narrated By Matt Damon, Howard Zinn
    Overall
    (647)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (143)

    Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools (with its emphasis on great men in high places) to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace.

    Michael says: "the second half is better"
    "Interesting but Disappointing"
    Overall

    As others have noted, this "abridged" version is incomplete. Howard Zinn is a fascinating mind and this audio version of his book doesn't do his research and perspective justice. I will have to get the actual book and actually *gasp* READ it. What *IS* in the audiobook, however, is intriguing and sometimes mind-boggling.

    3 of 5 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
    (304)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    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.

    A User says: "not that great"
    "Good stuff... get angry!"
    Overall

    Good book, well worth the listen. Starts to get a *little* tedious by the second half ("I get the point now, thanks") but overall it's worth every penny if you want to think differently and lead others to think differently. Full of real world examples not just bios of successful "re-imagineers" but also how.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tales from the Norse Legends

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    The tales of the Norse gods, of the giants, demons, trolls and dwarves, still have the power to fascinate more than a thousand years after they were first told. Here are the stories of the one-eyed god Odin, Tyr the god of war, of the cunning Loki, of Thor the mighty thunder god and a host of others.

    reggie p says: "lots of fun"
    "Interesting & Fun"
    Overall

    It's less about specific mythological stories and more about the overall chronology about the Norse mythos, and it's sometimes oversimplified (Loki Loki Loki!). Nevertheless it's a fun read/listen and entertaining even to those who aren't major fantasy buffs or European pre-history buffs.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • How to Drive Your Competition Crazy

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
    • By Guy Kawasaki (Fellow, Apple Computer
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Competition. Isn't this the fun part of your job? Be nimble, smart, and creative on the job and your competitors will be reaching for the antacids! Download and listen now.

    Jeffrey says: "Waste of time"
    "A good quick lesson"
    Overall

    Guy Kawasaki's presentations are usually in the form of "top ten" lists, and this goes along with that format. One of my b-school professors had covered the book extensively in class, and I was expecting a little more from this, but as a refresher or even an introduction it's worthwhile. As others have noted, the sound quality is deplorable and it is a little oversimplified, but it should encourate you delve deeper.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Become a Great Boss: The Rules for Getting and Keeping the Best Employees

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jeffrey J. Fox
    • Narrated By Jeffrey J. Fox
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Did you ever have a great boss? Everyone should have one, but not enough people do. If you're a boss, or hope to become one, or have a less-than-great boss, then this is the book that could change your career-and your life.

    Eugene says: "A Fine Piece of Work"
    "It's okay..."
    Overall

    The info is good and I enjoyed listening to it while I tuned out traffic, etc., but the format (of the audiobook) is like a lot of lists, and not a lot of useful application advice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • VocabuLearn: Danish, Level 1

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs)
    • By Penton Overseas, Inc.
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    VocabuLearn is the only audio language learning system designed to teach the way you learn best...concentrating on vocabulary and helpful expressions. This three-hour program contains over 1,500 commonly-used words and expressions - the building blocks of language. Best of all, no textbook is required!

    Ingrid says: "Slow and tedious"
    "Slow and tedious"
    Overall

    If you don't already have some other reference (written or verbal) then the heavy vocabulary is meaningless. I did not find it easy to memorize words and then try to put them together. If you want to learn Danish all-audio, go with Pimsleur. And yes the pauses between English and Danish are excrutiating. But if all you need is vocabulary or a refresher, this would probably work.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job: 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter
    • Narrated By Jim Ward, Deanna Hurst
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    The real secret to making money and reaching financial independence is not staying an employee, but starting a company and quickly developing it. This book is for aspiring entrepreneurs who need to know how to take those first crucial steps.

    Ingrid says: "Common sense overview"
    "Common sense overview"
    Overall

    I have an MBA and have started businesses. This is a good briefing on some common sense - and some not-so-common-sense - guidelines for being prepared to make the leap off the precipice. Consider this audiobook one of the ropes holding your parachute in place. Combined with other, perhaps more detailed educational materials, Before You Quit Your Job can be helpful to its intended audience: those who feel entrepreneurial desires but have lived in the E/S quadrant most of their lives.

    41 of 42 people found this review helpful

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