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ashley d kasper

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  • 51 titles in library
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  • The End of Your Life Book Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Will Schwalbe
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (465)
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    (405)
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    >"What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother.

    Mark says: "A good book, but not really for me."
    "A book lovers book"
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    Would you listen to The End of Your Life Book Club again? Why?

    I enjoyed the speaker and the story, but it could be a little sad/depressing at times. This may or may not be a good book for someone who is going through a similar experience with cancer or has a loved one with cancer.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Will Schwalbe? Why or why not?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wives of Los Alamos: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By TaraShea Nesbit
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (90)
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    (75)
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    (76)

    Their average age was 25. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago - and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab. They lived in barely finished houses with P.O. box addresses in a town wreathed with barbed wire, all for the benefit of a project that didn’t exist as far as the public knew.

    Amazon Customer says: "Tedious"
    "So close but so far"
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    This was a very hard book to listen to. It's a shame because it had an interesting basis, and had the potential to be very informative, but narrating from a communal perspective left the reader with no connection to the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What You Need to Know About: Project Management

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Fergus O'Connell
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (251)
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    (210)
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    Become a master of project management! This book will help you to learn to define projects, be it at home or at work, and will explain how to make them happen. Start to plan, budget, and execute your projects and learn which behaviours to adopt in order to be a good project manager.

    Joshua Mormann says: "Good Book, in a Great Series. Perfect Performance."
    "Good read for project managers"
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    I've been a project manager for 3 years and I still felt this book had helpful information that I could take and apply to my work daily. They say you don't really get something until you've heard it a few times, this rings true with project management methodologies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Consulting 101: 101 Tips for Success in Consulting

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lew Sauder
    • Narrated By Jeff Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
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    (32)
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    (32)

    Consulting firms hire bright people directly out of college or with industry experience to help their clients solve business problems.Consulting 101 provides you with 101 useful tips to optimize your professional performance and jump-start your consulting career with success.

    HomerKSA says: "anyone shifting to consulting or starting out MUST"
    "Great tips for new consultants"
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    This was great information that they don't tell you when you start consulting as a new member in the work force and/or new to consulting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mindy Kaling
    • Narrated By Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4869)
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    (4287)
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    (4300)

    Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

    Tabitha says: "Love it!"
    "Mindy is one of the girls"
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    I felt like I was hanging out with one of my best girl friends while listening to this book. Can't go wrong hanging with Mindy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Cal Newport
    • Narrated By Dave Mallow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
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    (323)
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    In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

    Taliho says: "Outstanding!"
    "Didn't do it for me"
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    I had a hard time latching onto this book. Had some good information, but not the most captivating / I want to take all the notes type of book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert H. Lustig
    • Narrated By Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (267)
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    (270)

    In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Robert Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation.

    ashley d kasper says: "Changed the Way I Eat"
    "Changed the Way I Eat"
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    I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about nutrition, how the body processes food/nutrients/sugars, and is looking for more education as a whole on the subject. I will say the beginning was a bit slow and some parts got very technical for a listener who has no background on anatomy/ body break down structures. I listened to those sections twice to try to understand the material. Once I made it past those rough patches though, I flew through the book. This book changed the way I look at and eat sugar and processed foods. I am so conscious of it all in the grocery store now, so it has changed the way I shop as well. Would definitely recommend.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6715)
    Performance
    (5599)
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    (5577)

    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
    "Learn Through Example"
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    What did you love best about The Power of Habit?

    Great lessons. I love learning by example, however it should be mentioned that this book is a compilation of examples for which the reader can read through.


    Would you recommend The Power of Habit to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. For anyone wanting to gain a greater understanding of habits and why we do what we do, and how to modify your habits from bad to good, this is a great read to get you started.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Habits are incredibly powerful and determine most of how you go about your day. You have bad habits and good habits. It is possible to modify bad habits to turn them into good, healthy habits, but it is tough. Habits linger and can be triggered. The key is to identify the trigger.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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