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André

I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite my short time.

ORLANDO, FL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Al Gore
    • Narrated By Al Gore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (133)

    Ours is a time of revolutionary change that has no precedent in history. With the same passion he brought to the challenge of climate change, and with his decades of experience on the front lines of global policy, Al Gore surveys our planet’s beclouded horizon and offers a sober, learned, and ultimately hopeful forecast in the visionary tradition of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock and John Naisbitt’s Megatrends. In The Future, Gore identifies the emerging forces that are reshaping our world....

    savi says: "Who said a book should be easy? Demanding but Amaz"
    "Listen to this book and change your perspective"
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    I am afraid. In THE FUTURE, Al Gore opened my eyes about how urgent we need to act. We are heading for a world of destruction, of poverty, of loss of jobs, thirsty and hunger. And we are the guilty ones. But we still can change the planet and our future. Listen to it and see the world in another light.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ian Leslie
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    We've come to misunderstand curiosity, mistaking diversive curiosity, our attraction to novel stimuli, as the real thing. This leaves us floundering in a world of Angry Birds, live tweeting, and fleeting, click-through distractions. Leslie shows how these distractions have led to a decline in deep, sustained quests for knowledge and understanding - what he calls epistemic curiosity - which relies on effort and persistence, and empathic curiosity, which leads us to wonder about the thoughts and feelings of others.

    André says: "Good book"
    "Good book"
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    Are you curious? Is curiosity really significant in our future and to the future of education? What drives us to be curious? Those are the questions that Ian Leslie tries to answer. Yes, he emphasizes that curiosity is not all, that we need to have the basis, the knowledge, first. But knowledge is linked as feedback loop to curiosity. Yes, we need to be curious to develop expertise. And there are types of curiosity, like novelty seeking (not so good) and a the much beneficial epistemic curiosity. It is a good book, enjoyable, captivating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Walter Mischel
    • Narrated By Alan Alda
    Overall
    (20)
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    (17)
    Story
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    In The Marshmallow Test, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life - from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way you think about who we are and what we can be.

    Bonny says: "Self-control is a skill we CAN develop!"
    "Well written, easy to read and effective"
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    Walter Mischel is one of the popes from the recent psychology. He designed the well known Mashmallow Test that proved that kids who waited for the researcher to come back and earned the second treat (instead of ringing the bell early to get only one marshmallow) did better in life than their peers. He found out that this was because of self control and executive function, and that it could be learned and enhanced. Ok, that is common knowledge, and I thought that the book was only about that test, but Walter Mischel goes way beyond that, creating links between the research and the current knowledge to write a great book.
    Go ahead! Listen to it. You will enjoy it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tom Rath
    • Narrated By Tom Rath
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (237)

    In Eat Move Sleep, Tom Rath delivers an audiobook that will improve your health for years to come. Quietly managing a serious illness for more than 20 years, Tom has assembled a wide range of information on the impact of eating, moving, and sleeping. Written in his classic conversational style, Eat Move Sleepfeatures the most proven and practical ideas from his research. This remarkably quick listen offers advice that is comprehensive yet simple and often counterintuitive but always credible.

    R. Townsend says: "Great Tips, Well Researched, but..."
    "THE SECRETS TO OLD AGE"
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    EAT MOVE SLEEP is a small book, but, if you follow it specially the basics (EAT- right food, Move- many times a day, and don't just seat there, Sleep- well, at least 8 hours a day), you will live a great life and die old.
    It really lifted my mood and when I finished it, I started to search for another book from the author, just to find out the his other books are even thinner. I will wait for his next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By William Davis
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (1931)
    Performance
    (1649)
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    (1627)

    Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Raw vegetables, eggs, meat and cheese"
    "I get it: WHEAT IS THE CAUSE OF ALL EVIL"
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    The author is a cardiologist like myself and he was diabetic until he discovered that wheat is the problem of today's world. Wheat causes acne, cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart failure, bloating, obesity.... and even death. You get it, right? Wheat is the cause of all evil. It is genetic modified and unlike "real" wheat, it spikes your blood glucose way higher, destroying your body and making a cascade of imune response.
    It almost made me change my diet.
    Why didn't I change?
    It is all speculation.
    Good book, but you should read it with double vigilance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Brendon Burchard
    • Narrated By Brendon Burchard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (145)

    From the author of the number-one New York Times and number-one audio bestseller The Millionaire Messenger, an electrifying and inspiring work that provides the keys to motivating yourself to satisfy your highest, most essential creative and intellectual needs. Burchard, a world-renowned motivational speaker and best-selling author, makes a compelling case that it's time for an entirely new approach to understanding what drives human ambition and achievement today.

    joshdiymusic says: "Simply, this book is a truly great work!"
    "I NEEDED TO RECHARGE"
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    This is the second book I listened by Brendon Burchard. I was a little bit down and it recharged my batteries. Some good ideas, others not so good, but overall it is worth the money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries About the Brain are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By R. Douglas Fields
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine, R. Douglas Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (112)
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    (113)

    Despite everything that has been written about the brain, a very important part of this vital organ has been overlooked in most books - until now. The Other Brain is the story of glia, which make up approximately 85 percent of the cells in the brain. Long neglected as little more than cerebral packing material ("glia" means glue), glia are sparking a revolution in brain science.

    Douglas says: "Some bit of knowledge in the field of neurology..."
    "The Other Brain: Glia"
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    This is an excellent book for those who like brain science. It is written by a neuroscientist, R. Douglas Fields, and treats about the forgotten brain-- glia, astrocytes, white matter, and how it is the missing link to breakthroughs in dementia, alzheimer, palsy,....
    The author dissects many diseases and their link to glia, complementing with a little bit of history and feedback by his own work.Very interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Simon Sinek
    • Narrated By Simon Sinek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (420)

    Why do only a few people get to say "I love my job?" It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

    Mark says: "Absolutely great"
    "Better than Start with Why"
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    This book has more content than his previous one "Start with Why". Has some interesting stories, feedback about hormones and stress, talks about the Circle of Safety and how the leader shouldn't think only about himself and his bonus, instead, should care about the people that he represents. Some stories I already knew (he does a good summary of the book Turn The Ship Around by David Marquet), but I did not lose interest.
    Good book, but not a breakthrough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Malala Yousafzai
    • Narrated By Archie Panjabi
    Overall
    (852)
    Performance
    (772)
    Story
    (774)

    When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

    Jan says: "So much more than expected..."
    "The Modern Anne Frank"
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    THIS IS NOT AN ORDINARY BOOK. And Malala is no ordinary girl. She came from a poor family; her father was a teacher who had enough grit to form his own school and was doing relatively well, growing bit by bit; her mother was illiterate (was, because, in the end, she was taking lessons willing to change that status). And they lived in Pakistan, the country where Bin Laden was found, Benazir Bhutto was killed and where talibans grew like cockroaches, disrupting the already turbulent life of its people. The Talibans preach religious extremism and they use of extreme measures (like destroying schools, killing innocent people, exploding centuries old statues...) to reinforce it.
    Malala describes in richness of details this gunpowder environment. And, with the backing of her father, she fights for girl's right for education. She shows her face, exposes herself. She shouts to the world... and we hear, but don't do a thing. Until she was shot in the head. She got operated but almost died anyway. With the help of great doctors, she was safe, but not with her usual smile, instead, with a distorted one. With another surgery she almost recovered completely. Anyway, she has the strength to keep fighting for world peace, for freedom and for a better world.

    "I am Malala" is very well written, emotions tinting every words. And Malala does a great job narrating it.
    This book reveals a young leader, one who is courageous enough to wrestle for what she believes in.
    Thanks for sharing, Malala.
    Thanks for being such a bright light where darkness prevails.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Write. Publish. Repeat.: The No-Luck Guide to Self-Publishing Success

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt
    • Narrated By Simon Whistler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (57)

    In 2013, Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt published 1.5 million words and made their full-time livings as indie authors. In Write. Publish. Repeat., they tell you how exactly how they did it: how they created over 15 independent franchises across 50+ published works, how they turned their art into a logical, sustainable business, and how any independent author can do the same to build a sustainable, profitable career with their writing.

    Monica Leonelle O'Brien says: "An organized version of the podcast"
    "Down to Earth"
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    "Write. Publish. Repeat." is a good book about writing that covers most topics about the work and has a good length (a little bit more than 10 hours). I had never heard about the authors, and, really, after their emphasis in their work, It killed my curiosity.
    The message from this book is simple: write a lot, publish and restart writing. Do this process over and over again and maybe you will earn a little bit of money from writing.
    It is a huge contrast between the last book I've listened "The Millionaire Messenger" by Brendon Burchard, where he says that everyone is an expert and can make a LOT of money from it.
    "Write. Publish. Repeat." is more down to earth and credible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Brendon Burchard
    • Narrated By Brendon Burchard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (101)

    In The Millionaire Messenger, Brendon Burchard pulls back the curtains on the once-secretive "expert industry" and shows how to become an influential and highly paid advice expert through websites, books, speeches, seminars, coaching, consulting, and online programs. Blessed to receive life's golden ticket - a second chance - after surviving a dramatic car accident, Burchard has dedicated his life to helping others find their voice, live more fully, and follow their dreams. By following his 10-step program, average, ordinary people can learn to become experts in anything they choose.

    kimbereley says: "Loved it. Inspriing"
    "Looks like "The Secret""
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    I did not know Bredon Burchard. But after I heard his story, that he gained millions of dollars, and that everyone can be rich and can be truly an expert, I was skeptical. So I google his name, and, yes, he is a best seller author, the gives interviews to many newspapers... How come?
    Well, manly he is a good guy. When he is speaking, he seems like a friend, manifests his mistakes and personal tragedies, and his book is like a fast paced chitchat (neither with enough substance).
    Really, The Millionaire Messenger is like "THE SECRET"-- you just have to believe (at least the writer believed and succeeded).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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