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SANDRINE

Mexico City, Mexico | Member Since 2011

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  • The Indispensable Milton Friedman: Essays on Politics and Economics

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lanny Ebenstein
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Milton Friedman is one of the most famous economists in history. His writings and theories on everything from capitalism and freedom to deregulation and welfare have inspired movements, influenced government policies, and changed the course of America’s economic history. Now, acclaimed Friedman biographer Lanny Ebenstein brings together 20 of Friedman’s greatest essays in The Indispensable Milton Friedman: Essays on Politics and Economics.

    SANDRINE says: "Every prime minister should read this book!"
    "Every prime minister should read this book!"
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    Would you listen to The Indispensable Milton Friedman again? Why?

    I already did! There is so much to learn from this book, that it is good to listen to it a couple times to retain all the wisdom it contains.


    What about Traber Burns’s performance did you like?

    Perfect intonation. Warm voice.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The open letter to Bill Bennet written in 1989 and still valid today; actually all that M. Friedman announced in 1989 (and previously in 1972) came true! Had they listened to him, our world would have been a less violent one!


    Any additional comments?

    A must read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
    Overall
    (2097)
    Performance
    (1775)
    Story
    (1753)

    Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

    Teddy says: "Barely Made It Through This One"
    "Very useful!"
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    What insight do you think you’ll apply from What Every BODY Is Saying?

    I'll pay more attention to details when I speak to people and adapt the way I interview employees taking into account what Joe Navarro suggests.


    Any additional comments?

    Obviously, one has to be careful not to over interpret the body language of our peers. The life long experience of the author cannot be acquired just by listening to his book, but only by the careful practice of keener observation.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tender Is the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (41)

    Tender is the Night is based upon the author's unhappy marriage, and was written as he was experiencing the tragedies of his wife's nervous breakdown and his own decline.

    G. Smalley says: "An Uplifting Decent"
    "Wonderfully mind bugging!"
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    Where does Tender Is the Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the top.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tender Is the Night?

    The end, that is everything but what you expected from the beginning.


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

    The feeling that the characters are close friends.


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

    There are many!


    Any additional comments?

    Very enjoyable listening!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated By Daniel H. Pink
    Overall
    (301)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (205)

    A book that will change how you think and transform how you live.Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people – at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and the world.

    Randall says: "This should become required reading"
    "Interesting new perspective about motivation"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Drive to be better than the print version?

    I bought both! It was nice to read over the passages I liked best.


    What does Daniel H. Pink bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His personal voice!


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Drive?

    Focus more on the intrinsic factors that motivate people in the 21st century.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy reading how he explains why lawyers are fundamentally unhappy people!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
    Overall
    (1275)
    Performance
    (1100)
    Story
    (1104)

    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    john says: "More man, less tech, might have made a better book"
    "More and more wonderful as you read on!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    The fact that I use so many of the products he created made it all the more interesting to get to know who he was and how he came about creating the Mac computers and the iPod, iTouch, iPhone, iPad, etc. Using his products makes my life more enjoyable. I am glad that he had so great ideas and that he was so tough on his team to always come up with the best! I am also very glad that he fought his cancer so fiercely to keep doing what he liked best, coming up with iTune and the iPad. He reached his goal, thanks to him, sharing became easier, and the world is a better place to live!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dinner

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Herman Koch
    • Narrated By Clive Mantle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    A summer's evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse - the banality of work, the triviality of holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son.

    Ilinca says: "excellent novel, excellent narration"
    "Captivating with a surprising twist at the end!"
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    If you could sum up The Dinner in three words, what would they be?

    Tasteful, spicy and bitter!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The wife of the narrator because she is the synthesis of all the other characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I strongly recommend this book, the story has a very good suspense, nothing is what it seems to be, the setting of a family dinner in a high class restaurant is perfect to dramatize a fantastic satire of our society.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • John Adams

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1843)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (804)

    McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

    Davis says: "An outstanding biography"
    "More of our politicians should read this book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to John Adams the most enjoyable?

    The wonderful life experience of great man


    What did you like best about this story?

    The parallel established with Thomas Jefferson.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The wonderful relation he shares with his wife, her support, his trust.


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

    It is a bit long for that, but I was captivated and dedicated every free moment to hearing it!


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful page of the making of the USA.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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