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Megan

Walnut Creek, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated By Daniel H. Pink
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (624)
    Performance
    (531)
    Story
    (536)

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than 15 million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight. Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others.

    Gerardo says: "Lenghty book with a few solid tips on persuation"
    "Great insights into how sales roles have evolved"
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    I really appreciated the perspective on how sales roles and selling culture have shifted over time. There are often negative associations with professional salespeople, but this book makes it clear that influence skills are critical and we are all in the business of swaying decision-makers. I particularly liked Pink's focus on the shift from salespeople holding superior information to them needing to curate available data and recommend solutions for their clients. I see my sales team work through this daily, as our clients have the same or sometimes more data at their fingertips than we do.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Robert K. Massie
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (526)
    Story
    (523)

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.

    Elizabeth says: "Loved everyone minute!"
    "Thorough and engaging biography"
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    This is a little long, but very well researched and performed. Catherine the Great was a very interesting person, both personally and in terms of what she accomplished for Russia. This really helped me get through some long commute hours - highly recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas and Alexandra

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Massie
    • Narrated By Bryan Schmidt
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    The cast of characters says it all: Nicholas II, the last great Tsar of Russia; Alexandra, the self-willed wife; their son, Alexis, stricken with hemophilia; and the wild-man Rasputin - fight for their lives during the Revolution.

    Megan says: "Abridged to the point of NO content"
    "Abridged to the point of NO content"
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    The abridgment of this text is criminally short. Unfortunately, I bought this on my mobile phone and didn't see how short it was, or I would have known better. There isn't even enough content here for a Cliff's Note. In my opinion, it is extraordinarily irresponsible of Audible to be selling such an incomplete version of the text. Massie's books are great - this version does him a HUGE disservice.

    The only good thing I have to say about this is that the reader's voice is good. Pronunciation isn't great, but tone is lovely. Otherwise, this is a total waste of money.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (20177)
    Performance
    (15728)
    Story
    (15674)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Some great gems from Tina Fey"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. There are a lot of interesting tidbits about SNL and Fey's stint as Sarah Palin. It's great to hear all of these stories told in her own voice.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I got the most out of her "Rules for Improv" and the workplace - really insightful about how to collaborate and innovate in a group.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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