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  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1271)
    Performance
    (1034)
    Story
    (1015)

    Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

    A. Yoshida says: "Feel good therapy session"
    "Wholeheated life, really worth considering!"
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    What did you love best about The Gifts of Imperfection?

    The learning that perfection is not a goal in itself, as a one-eyed focus on that will foster a guilt ridden stressful life where you are always focusing on what others think of you and your performance.


    Have you listened to any of Lauren Fortgang’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't, but I enjoyed this performance.


    What did you learn from The Gifts of Imperfection that you would use in your daily life?

    My biggest takeaway from this book is that I need to learn to relax and rest in who I am rather than try to be someone else to please. But there are many other insightful things to learn from listening to this audiobook.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fuzzy Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3873)
    Performance
    (3403)
    Story
    (3403)

    In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling."
    "Fun story, great narration by Wil Wheaton"
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    What did you love best about Fuzzy Nation?

    The "western style" feel to the story and how Wil expertly brings the characters to life as real people with temperaments and grudges.


    Would you recommend Fuzzy Nation to your friends? Why or why not?

    Of course! I'd tell them to relax, kick back and dream of a place far far away in the outback part of the galaxy where people still do mining using explosives.


    What does Wil Wheaton and John Scalzi (Introduction) bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Their interpretation of the human and alien characters. I never would have attributed that way of sounding and speaking to a "fuzzy" had I just read the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but fortunately my commutes are not that long


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Enneagram

    • NONE (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Helen Palmer
    • Narrated By Helen Palmer
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    In this fascinating program, Helen Palmer introduces a vital system of sacred psychology capable of stunning insights into our lives and loves. This Enneagram is a model of 9 central passions used in varying forms by Buddhists, Sufis, and Christians. In this comprehensive introduction, Palmer covers topics such as the 9 personality types, history and origins, how to recognize your type, the role of attention and awareness in type, how your type can give you spiritual direction, dynamics of type interaction, how to avoid mis-typing others, and much more. Here is a priceless opportunity to overcome the veil of illusion that limits your perception to only one-ninth of reality.

    connie says: "useful information, but..."
    "Understand yourself and your relationships better"
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    What did you love best about The Enneagram?

    The Enneagram provided me with a new perspective on what characterizes me from a "type of person" perspective and how understanding myself and other persons in context of the nine different personality types makes it a lot easier to discuss and focus on my relationship.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I wouldn't have minded if someone else than Helen Palmer herself had narrated the book, as she speaks quite monotonously.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It gave me an AHA experience


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gary Chapman
    • Narrated By Gary Chapman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3014)
    Performance
    (1793)
    Story
    (1794)

    Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

    William says: "Highly Recommended"
    "Mandatory reading for all couples!"
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    Where does The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In terms of importance of the message, The Five Love Languages ranks among my top five audiobooks. In addition it was very well narrated by the author, so in all respects a very good audiobook. I can recommend it to everyone old enough to think about relationships :-)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    One of the cases in the book is of a married couple who had been married for many years in the form of just living together, but this couple were still able to pick things up and revitalize their marriage. A very encouraging case!


    Have you listened to any of Gary Chapman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of 'Intangibles' in Business

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Douglas W. Hubbard
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (153)

    Anything can be measured. This bold assertion is the key to solving many problems in business and life in general. The myth that certain things can't be measured is a significant drain on our nation's economy, public welfare, the environment, and even national security. In fact, the chances are good that some part of your life or your professional responsibilities is greatly harmed by a lack of measurement---by you, your firm, or even your government.

    Douglas C. Bates says: "Let go of "I don't know""
    "How to create solid business cases for intangibles"
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    Would you listen to How to Measure Anything again? Why?

    For sure I will listen to it again to capture the finer points of the arguments made as some of them are requires a return to the math of my high school and college years.

    My job resolves to a large degree around being able to assist my business stakeholders with identifying opportunities and risk and being able to quantify these in business cases. And in that light, this book was a very welcomed input to that work which in many case can be quite frustrating when it comes to the so called "intangibles".


    What other book might you compare How to Measure Anything to and why?

    I don't know any that does when it comes to an approach based on mathematics and statistics


    Have you listened to any of David Drummond’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first of David Drummond's performances I've hear, but he did very well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It's a book on mathematics and statistics, so feelings are not the focus, but yes it was in general very encouraging to realize that it is actually possible to get a grip on things that seem quite elusive.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Solaris: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Stanislaw Lem, Bill Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated By Alessandro Juliani
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2194)
    Performance
    (1778)
    Story
    (1795)

    At last, one of the world’s greatest works of science fiction is available - just as author Stanislaw Lem intended it. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Solaris, Audible, in cooperation with the Lem Estate, has commissioned a brand-new translation - complete for the first time, and the first ever directly from the original Polish to English. Beautifully narrated by Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica), Lem’s provocative novel comes alive for a new generation.

    Burns says: "A comment on negative reviews"
    "Top notch on all parameters"
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    What made the experience of listening to Solaris the most enjoyable?

    The combination of the story and the narrator's portrayal of the different characters made this audio book really enjoyable and as I also bought the whispersync'ed Kindle book it was really easy to get into the book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The depths of the characters and their internal struggles combined with the alien context they were in.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where the main character reconciles with the strangeness of his reproduced wife and comes to love this new person


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Sometimes you need to travel far to get in touch with your inner self


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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