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Richard

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  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alice Schroeder
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (705)
    Performance
    (414)
    Story
    (411)

    Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha."

    Richard J. Riker says: "2,220 well-invested minutes!"
    "ndick"
    Overall

    well written.. a very good listen..

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (4263)
    Performance
    (3764)
    Story
    (3779)

    In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

    Cynthia says: "The Art of (Unconventional) War"
    "Another Gladwell success"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of David and Goliath to be better than the print version?

    so easy to listen too... information is so interesting.. and Malcolm is a fabulous narrator ..


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Carlotta Walls Lanier
    • Narrated By Peter Fernandez, Lizan Mitchell
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In 1951, Carlotta Walls Lanier was one of the nine African-American students to integrate Little Rock High School, and the first to earn a diploma. Here she provides a firsthand account of her experiences - including the bombing that rocked her home, the constant threats she and her classmates faced, and the pressure and bullying her parents endured.

    Richard says: "A Mighty Long Way"
    "A Mighty Long Way"
    Overall

    Courageous story told exceptionally well. This book should be a must read in every High School Social Study or History Class in the USA. We must not forget.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Less Than Victory: A Novel of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jeff Shaara
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (124)

    After the success of the Normandy invasion, the Allied commanders are buoyantly confident that the war in Europe will be over in a matter of weeks, that Hitler and his battered army have no other option than surrender. But despite the advice of his best military minds, Hitler will hear no talk of defeat. In mid-December 1944, the Germans launch a desperate and ruthless counteroffensive in the Ardennes forest, utterly surprising the unprepared Americans who stand in their way.

    Greg says: "A Must for WWII aficionados! Best of the trilogy!"
    "No Less Than Victory"
    Overall

    Another brilliant look into the people and their emotions in the drive toward Berlin. Hard to stop listening to this one too.. Great Listen.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Leslie T. Chang
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (121)

    A book of global significance that provides new insight into China, Factory Girls demonstrates how the mass movement from rural villages to cities is remaking individual lives and transforming Chinese society, much as immigration to America's shores remade our own country a century ago.

    Roy says: "Cumulative Effect"
    "The rest of the story"
    Overall

    Having traveled in China and Taiwan and visited many factories from the late 1980's to the present time, this book tells 'the rest of the story'... what I have wondered about on each of my factory visits... who are these people that are working in the factories? and where did they come from?, what are they thinking?, etc. And it tells the personal struggles of the 20th Century for a highly sophisticated culture. I wish every high school student in the USA would read this.

    2 of 2 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
    (9767)
    Performance
    (4291)
    Story
    (4297)

    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"
    "Outliers"
    Overall

    Classic Gladwell. Well researched, thought provocative, extremely well read.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jeff Shaara
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (133)

    General Dwight Eisenhower once again commands a diverse army that must find its single purpose in the destruction of Hitler's European fortress. His primary subordinates, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery, must prove that this unique blend of Allied armies can successfully confront the might of Adolf Hitler's forces, who have already conquered Western Europe.

    Richard says: "The Steel Wave"
    "The Steel Wave"
    Overall

    This book should be required High School reading. You feel the emotions, the stress, the pain of war from both sides.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1058)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (321)

    Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century, 1951, in the middle of the United States, Des Moines, Iowa, in the middle of the largest generation in American history, the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, his is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24-carat memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero.

    David says: "Fun, but not for squeamish"
    "Remember when"
    Overall

    for anyone growing up in the 50's and 60's this is a must read... true humor... reality... a superb read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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