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Laura

Collinsville, VA, United States

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  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17643)
    Performance
    (13502)
    Story
    (13447)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "great!"
    Overall

    Really funny and full of heart. I'm sad because I couldn't stop listening to it and I finished it too fast.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Outliers: The Story of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9777)
    Performance
    (4300)
    Story
    (4306)

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    S Prabhu says: "Excellent book; well adapted for the audio format"
    "Interesting"
    Overall

    Yep. I enjoyed the book and thought it was a good listen. I was expecting some new information, not more of the same "successful people are successful because of their circumstances in life." I was hoping to learn something about what sets outliers apart from other people who were born into similar circumstances and never become successful. It didn't serve the purpose that I was hoping it would.

    All of that said, I thought that the stories were interesting and compelling, if not altogether inspiring or motivating. As usual, Gladwell's ability to story-tell makes this a fun, easy book to read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Hope in The Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ron Suskind
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    New York Times best-selling investigative journalist Ron Suskind based this book on his Pulitzer Prize winning articles about Cedric Jennings, a black youth struggling to survive one of D.C.'s toughest school districts. A moving portrait of inner city life, A Hope in the Unseen offers a view of life through the eyes of someone trying desperately to make his way up from the bottom.

    Laura says: "Great Story"
    "Great Story"
    Overall

    I had read the paper copy of this long before I decided to listen to it. It is a great true story and it is well worth the time it will take to get through it. I found myself rooting for Cedric and his dreams. It is very inspirational.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Who Moved My Cheese?: The 10th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By Spencer Johnson
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts, Karen Ziemba
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (276)

    The simple story of Who Moved My Cheese? reveals profound truths about change that give people and organizations a quick and easy way to succeed in changing times. Who Moved My Cheese? is an enlightening story of four characters who live in a "Maze" and look for "Cheese" to nourish them and make them happy. Two are mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two are mouse-size people named Hem and Haw.

    Alberto says: "Very practical"
    "Probably better to just read it"
    Overall

    You could read it from cover to cover in half an hour or less while sitting in your local bookstore or library. It's a great little story, but it might not be worth spending a credit on.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (7444)
    Performance
    (2210)
    Story
    (2199)

    In his landmark best seller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant, in the blink of an eye, that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept?

    Liz says: "encore!"
    "Very interesting"
    Overall

    I thought the material and anecdotal stories were great. It was a good introduction to a lot of psychological concepts. The sections about Gottman's love lab were particularly interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Steve Lopez
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (180)

    When journalist Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' skid row, he finds it impossible to walk away. More than 30 years ago, Ayers was a promising classical bass student at Juilliard - ambitious, charming, and also one of the few African-Americans there - until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by schizophrenia.

    Over time, the two men form a bond and Lopez imagines that he might be able to change Ayers' life. The Soloist is a beautifully told story of devotion in the face of seemingly unbeatable challenges.

    David says: "Fascinating true story"
    "Pretty interesting."
    Overall

    I loved the movie but I had a hard time getting through the audiobook. It is an interesting true story, but kind of long-winded and repetitive at times.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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