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Carmen

Sao Paulo, Brazil | Member Since 2013

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  • The Ten Faces of Innovation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tom Kelley, Jonathan Littman
    • Narrated By Stow Lovejoy
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (74)

    Tom Kelley, author of The Art of Innovation and the general manager of IDEO, the world-famous design firm, illuminates the strategies IDEO used to beat the devil's advocate and drive creativity throughout the organization.

    Damon says: "Great book!!!"
    "I don't understand the bad criticism"
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    Where does The Ten Faces of Innovation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd say it's in the top 5, definitely


    Any additional comments?

    I like to read reviews before buying the audiobooks, but reading a few of this book's reviews almost made me not buy it. I was in a Stanford design thinking course and the teacher recommended the book as additional reading, so I hardly could understand why a couple of people were so disappointed. They said the book didn't bring anything new, and I disagree. Of course different people understand about the subject in different levels, but the book is a great collection of suggestions and experiences that I doubt someone "already knows everything about it". If these people consider their experience so above average, I would invite them to think twice before reviewing, because they're not the target and their opinion might give the wrong impression to those wanting to listen to the audiobook. I strongly recommend it, I made hundreds of bookmarks and pretend to go back to them afterwards. Only one thing that I didn't like: for about 2 chapters, they change the narrator completely to a guy with a robotic voice that doesn't fit the content. They say nothing about that, and the old narrator comes back eventually (a great one, actually).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By B. J. Novak
    • Narrated By B. J. Novak, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (608)
    Performance
    (563)
    Story
    (567)

    B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes - only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins - turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother....

    Marci says: "It gets better, and better, and better, and better"
    "The ordinary becomes extraordinary"
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    Would you listen to One More Thing again? Why?

    Yes, it's a fantastic book and a light reading too, so I would read it again


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Because the narrator is the author, I guess no one could read it like him. Other than that, you can practically see him acting as he brings the words to life. The special feature of other artists also enriched the performance.


    Any additional comments?

    I love how BJ Novak has that comedian/writer eye for observing the normal and ordinary things with peculiar lenses. It's smart and fun, and it makes us stop to look at small things in the everyday life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Cain
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4007)
    Performance
    (3452)
    Story
    (3426)

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

    Teddy says: "Thought provoking and Uplifting.... A++++++++!!!!!"
    "Great content with a great narrator"
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    Would you listen to Quiet again? Why?

    Yes, definitely would listen again because there are so many details and researches, it's almost a reference book, really. I put as many bookmarks as I could so I will go back to important points, but it's worth a second (and third) reading to take it all in.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The way it's narrated, mixing examples with researches, is amazing and you can't stop listening to it.


    What does Kathe Mazur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator incorporated the book in such way that you feel like she's Susan Cain talking to you, and that's the best you can get, really.


    If you could give Quiet a new subtitle, what would it be?

    the essential role of people who are always backstage in life


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