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Rosanne Purnwasie

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  • THINK Human Sexuality, Ch 1: Sexual Life Now

    • UNABRIDGED (28 mins)
    • By Kelly J. Welch
    • Narrated By Brian Fitts
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Unlike other brief texts, THINK Human Sexuality includes 18 chapters of content—giving instructors the flexibility to choose what they want to cover without the worry that skipping several chapters will mean leaving out hundreds of pages of content.

    Douglas says: "Informative and Concise"
    "Good Foundational Basics (entire textbook)"
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    What made the experience of listening to THINK Human Sexuality, Ch 1: Sexual Life Now the most enjoyable?

    The most enjoyable part of this experience was the fact that I could listen to each chapter individually. I won't be writing individual chapter reviews as this review will encompass my feedback on the entire textbook.


    What other book might you compare THINK Human Sexuality, Ch 1: Sexual Life Now to and why?

    There are a few textbooks out there specifically focused on General Psychology and General Physiology. This text focuses solely on Sexuality which I find unique. It is a foundational text so those of us with three degrees will find it introductory. I purchased the book as I was curious to see what were some recent publications and I was curious to read how inclusive texts are now since I completed my undergraduate degree in 2001. Much of the actual information I listened to was information that I was already familiar with through my work experience and/or other reading.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The author is a woman and the narrator is male. Some of the personal information written by the author thus was conveyed by a male which would have distracted the thinking process for a moment. This is unnecessary. The narrator should have been a female. The narrator also didn't sound like he was very interested in the subject matter. If I didn't really want to listen to the book, the narrator would have turned me off.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This was a textbook so there wasn't a real story to generate this kind of emotion.


    Any additional comments?

    Great introductory material, just change the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Daniel Goleman
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (491)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (154)

    Emotional Intelligence was a phenomenon, selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, in Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores an emerging science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most amazing discovery: we are "wired to connect", designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a "neural ballet" that connects us, brain to brain, with those around us.

    James says: "Good, if it didn't repeat"
    "Great presentation!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Social Intelligence to be better than the print version?

    The only reason I would reference the print version is if I need to quote a page number. I was very satisfied with the audio edition. Given my present situation, I would not have been able to sit down and read a text such as this.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not applicable


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

    I have not heard this narrator before and I am very pleased with his performance compared to some others who narrate texts. He uses inflections and pauses when required.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As this was a text, I was very pleased with the presentation. It did not produce any emotional reaction with the exception of some "Ah..ha" moments when explanations were elaborated.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book to any person who is involved in a "helping profession", parents, counsellors, religious leaders, and community leaders. This book will assist persons with raising their children and assist individuals to exercise preventative behaviours rather than reactive behaviours.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • In the Land of Difficult People: 24 Timeless Tales Reveal How to Tame Beasts at Work

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Terrence Gargiulo, Gini Graham Scott
    • Narrated By Terrence Gargiulo, Gini Graham Scott
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Once upon a time, people wrote fables featuring untrustworthy ravens, wicked wolves, insincere monkeys, and power-hungry lions. Told repeatedly through generations and spread throughout the world, classic stories abound in which noble heroes and heroines matched wits with these typically treacherous beasts. But what's that you say? You feel as though you're surrounded by just these sorts of characters at work? Well, you're not alone.

    Rosanne Purnwasie says: "Creative and Enlightening!"
    "Creative and Enlightening!"
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    What made the experience of listening to In the Land of Difficult People the most enjoyable?

    The fables and their association with real live examples of people was the most enjoyable but I can't help but to think that it is my own mental associations of putting people I know and work with in those positions of the


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, there can't be any one character that would be my favourite but whenever there is a mean person that ends up getting what he deserves in the end, I can't help but to smile.


    What aspect of Terrence Gargiulo and Gini Graham Scott ???s performance would you have changed?

    Terrence Gargiulo was more animated in his narration than Gini Graham Scott. Ms. Scott's performance almost lost me at the beginning and I was worried that her narration would not have kept my attention throughout the book. Mr. Gargiulo was very articulate and sometimes over emphasized at the wrong points but I was not disturbed as he kept my attention more than Ms. Scott. Ms. Scott sounded very tired.


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

    Yes it was. I am encountering difficult people in my workplace and if time permitted, I would have listened to this book in one sitting. I believe it only took me 2 sittings over a weekend while I was doing housework.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was very informative and I was very glad to have purchased it. I may even go back and listen to it again soon so that I don't lose the great perspectives that were provided. It was well-written.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Digital Fortress

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2117)
    Performance
    (646)
    Story
    (659)

    When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.

    Amy says: "Meh..."
    "Imaginative and Creative!"
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    Where does Digital Fortress rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks among the best that I have listened to thus far. It has a creative storyline and most of all, it was read very well by the narrator. I didn't get lost or sleepy as can sometimes happen without good narrators.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favourite character has got to be Susan Fletcher. I do have to admit that this is a biased choice as she is a very accomplished woman and holds a significant position in a highly secure organization. She holds many responsibilities but most of all she is well respected by men in the organization. She is someone that I respect and commend being a woman who is also accomplished and can relate to her with respect to the characteristics revealed.


    What about Paul Michael???s performance did you like?

    He read the book with great enthusiasm and interest. I could hear it in his voice. This brought out all of the suspense and drama into the arena of performance rather than just feeling as though he was reading it because he had to.


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

    There had to be many moments but the end brought me great relief. After all of the events that brought the blood pressure up and the heart racing, it was nice to relax and hear the end worked out in a calm and relaxing atmosphere, and informative and educational as well.


    Any additional comments?

    Although the book was written in 1998, it still held its modern relevance within 2011 when I listened to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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