Shaq. Anytime there's a story about athletes and money its either a outrageous contract or bankruptcy. Shap is generous and a business man. He comes across warm, insecure and honest. His honestly shines through over and over allowing readers/listeners to know him on a different level and care about his story.
Shaq is bigger than basketball and lives like it. He has unwritten rules that define him: loyalty, honesty, and charity.
Whenever he talk about helping out children. Shaqaclause or bringing snow to LA.
Shaq's love for his family. Though Shaq refuses to admit it, he was what many would consider to abused by his step-father. Shaq loves his step-father anyway and sees through the abuse to what Phillip Morris is trying to teach Shaq. Phillip Morris had wonderful lessons for Shaq to learn but an abusive way to teach lessons. I have profound respect for Shaq because he understood that and learned through the abusive relationship.
Yes, O' Reilly continues to show his chops for narration.
Killing Kennedy, Killing Lincoln. I thing the reasons are obvious.
When I read I tend to miss a lot of verbal inflections and without those I tend to miss what is actually meant. O' Reilly makes everything clear with his words and his voice.
There is a moment at the very beginning of the book when O' Reilly says that Jesus came to save the world and not condemn it. This is John 3:17, spoken by Jesus to the Pharisee, Nicodemus, who Jesus had been calling hypocrites because they had forgotten to love. I think we forget to love too often. I think there are two kinds of Christians, those who know John 3:16, and those who know John 3:16 & 17.
The book doesn't contain the Sermon on the Mount, only a mention of it. For a book that attempts to explain who Jesus was, why He died and became famous leaving out His greatest teachings is terrible judgement.
Also, I understand why O' Reilly and Dugard never refer to Jesus as Jesus Christ. It is a big turn off for people who don't believe He was. The author's believe it's better read and buy the book without the Christ part than to not read it at all. As a practicing Christian I disagree. After all if Jesus wasn't the son of God than He was crazy because He told everyone He was and horrifically abused for it. To surrender the acknowledgement that Jesus was God so people learn His teachings is to surrender His teachings making them pointless.
Yes, Mr. Hill is excellent as the narrator.
Killing Kennedy, both audio books have tremendous narrators and give a more personal perspective of the subjects.
He sounds like a reporter; his voice almost perfectly takes the character of McCallum's writing.
I laughed a lot.
I grew up in Illinois during the 90's, obsessed with MJ. After listening to this book, Lard Bird has become my favorite player. I was excited anytime Larry became the focus of the book.
Yes and I will. Phil Jackson teaches his players about life and not just basketball, that's why his teams worked and why they swear by him. This isn't a basketball book, though there is a ton of basketball in it. It contains priceless wisdom for young men and aspiring leaders.
It made me think.
I work for a non-profit in the St.Louis area counseling boys from under-serviced areas in St.Louis. This is a book I recommend for them to read. They love basketball, they respect the name Phil Jackson and they take this book's live lesson's to heart when they read it. I highly recommend this book for young men.
I would but as a book not an audio book. Schiff made several interesting observations and has what I would consider sound investing advice that is widely agreed on. He advocates investing for cash flow, compound interest, etc. I would recommend it while advising not to take everything Schiff says at the gospel truth and to read the actual book because the narrator is terrible. As sound as Schiff's investing for cash flow instead of capital gains advice is, he suggests we should legalize prostitution, abolish the income tax and minimum wage. He knows more about the income tax and minimum wage than I do, he may bet right. I rarely say someone has a stupid idea but legalizing prostitution is STUPID. There's no other word for it. Every reason Schiff advocates for legalizing prostitution (healthier, less abused prostitutes, fewer arrests, tax revenue) is completely untrue as study after study have proven. The idea is so ridiculous, irresponsible, inconsiderate, uninformed and maybe even sexist it makes me question everything else Schiff says.
Schiff writes that Warren Buffett plays politics. When Wyman reads it he sounds disgusted, and makes it seem as though Schiff is a hateful, jealous wine-bag.
No. He's terrible. His performance sounds like a 12 hour complaint. It is so bad that one must have an IQ above 120 or maturity level of a wise man to block it out and listen to Schiff's ideas for what they were and not as a list of complaints.
Yes, to make sure what I learned sticks and to hear O'Rielly say nice things about a democrat.
Bill O'Rielly, Jackie and even JFK. I'm 25, I didn't really know much about any of them. Jackie is enchanting, her character is so perfect it seems like she's made up. As O'Rielly tells it JFK goes from cheating husband and cowardly president to a wonderful father, husband and strong leader.
85% of communication is nonverbal. His tone, the inflections in his voice add to the mystique of the Kenndys. I could hear the admiration in his voice for JFK and Jackie. When JFK failed O'Rielly was matter-of-fact but when JFK succeeded, again, O'Rielly's admiration shown through.
All the fun of Bill O'Rielly without most of his opinions.
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