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Rick

Heath, Texas, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Boys Adrift: Factors Driving the Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Leonard Sax
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (887)
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    (511)
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    (510)

    Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. Fully one-third of men ages 22 to 34 are still living at home with their parents, about a 100 percent increase in the past 20 years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college. Family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax presents practical solutions.

    neil says: "A Must Read If You Have A Son Under 30."
    "A MUST READ !!!"
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    What did you love best about Boys Adrift?

    Dr. Sachs has a very compelling theory suggesting that there are 5 critical elements that are major factors in the alarming number of men in America that are unmotivated and lack initiative. The changes in early childhood education, the frequent use of ADD medications for young boys, the lack of male role models, and other factors are laid out in a very easy to digest style. He references many patients he has seen, and offers an extensive number of research studies worldwide to support his theory. This would be especially valuable for parents of young boys who are showing behavioral issues where the signs are pointing toward ADD medications. Learning what current brain research shows will make you think more than twice about medicating with Adoral or Ridilin. And for those who are interested in learning about alternative early childhood programs and same sex education, there are some eye-opening examples and case studies.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Artfully presented case examples.


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

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Being George Washington

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (565)
    Performance
    (493)
    Story
    (497)

    If you think you know George Washington, think again. This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever. It's a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all.

    Louis says: "Much more than I expected!"
    "What an inspiration."
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    If you could sum up Being George Washington in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent dramatic historical fiction. I was captivated the entire book.


    What about Ron McLarty’s performance did you like?

    The writing style is SUPERB!


    Any additional comments?

    What a remarkable story. The care taken to assure historical fact was excellent. It flowed beautifully throughout. I am extremely impressed.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Sociopath Next Door

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Martha Stout
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    Overall
    (2751)
    Performance
    (1735)
    Story
    (1733)

    We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

    Taryn says: "Reinforces what you have already known"
    "VERY well done."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already recommended this to several colleagues.


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

    No. This is the first one of her's I have listened to.


    Any additional comments?

    I learned a great deal about this condition - very eye opening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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