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dubai, United Arab Emirates | Member Since 2014

  • 4 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 23 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2015

  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Kerry Patterson
    • Narrated By Joseph Grenny

    Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene 10 years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book. Now, the authors have revised their best-selling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation.

    Michael says: "There is something useful here"
    "Quite helpful"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Chapter 8: How to get back to the save conversation when somebody blows up. Breaks down to techniques, which would be applicable in this case and detailed layout helps to understand each technique implementation

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

    Book includes plenty of samples related to everyday life of different type of people. Some of them concerned me as well.

    Any additional comments?

    Though technical part is very useful and informative, eventually it overwhelms listener. Good relative samples, but I suggest to shrink technical aspect of the book as all skills are hardly to be absorbed by listener.
    Overall a great book as a first step to learn to manage crucial conversation. Special recommendation to those who are not talented in a crucial conversation, but eager to learn related skills.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Isabella: The Warrior Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kirstin Downey
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Whether saintly or satanic, no female leader has done more to shape our modern world, in which millions of people in two hemispheres speak Spanish and practice Catholicism. Yet history has all but forgotten Isabella's influence, due to hundreds of years of misreporting that often attributed her accomplishments to Ferdinand, the bold and philandering husband she adored.

    Linda Erlich says: "Good Biography! Learned so much about the Queen"
    "One of the greatest book I have read"
    What made the experience of listening to Isabella: The Warrior Queen the most enjoyable?

    Author used strong expression to attract listener and take him into the life of Medieval Spain and connect him with great Historical events and characters. Chronological order of book is quite appropriate: covering age prior Isabella's birth and reign, which helps to understand cultural base of the region and ending up describing destiny of her successors, helping to assess contribution of Isabella's ruling to the European future as a whole and Spain in particular. Although accuracy of historical facts can't be proven in any historical books, author of this book strives to adhere to the known historical facts with maximum accuracy. Easy to listen, thanks to both author and narrator. Inspiring book due to personality of the Queen and the way author displayed it.
    I would definitely include the book on the shelf of my most favorite ones.
    Thank you, Kristin Downey, for such enjoyable time with the Queen of Warrior!

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

    I haven't listened to any Kimberly Farr's performance, but narrator was brilliant! Appropriate pace and voice modulation emotionally attached to the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Strong Medicine

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Arthur Hailey
    • Narrated By Arthur Brown, Norma Brink, Paul Drehr, and others

    Celia de Gray makes inroads as the first saleswoman for Felding-Roth Pharmaceutical Company, but uncovers scandals, including inadequate testing of new prescription drugs and false advertising. She finds that her work, and her marriage to Dr. Andrew Jordan, pose difficult choices she didn't expect.

    The best-selling author of Hotel and Airport, Hailey here unlocks the doors of the giant drug industry for a frank, revealing glimpse of drugs, discoveries, deals, and deceptions.

    Amazon Customer says: "They Just Don't Produce These Like This Anymore"
    "I just love it!"
    Any additional comments?

    I love Arthur Hailey. It is so sad that amazon dont have more of his books available. I'd love to hear Airport, Hotel, and Final Diagnosis

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hilarious

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Louis C. K.

    Louis C.K.'s unique observations of everyday life go way beyond politically incorrect and his views of human behavior are more than hilarious in this stand-up event. Filmed at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI, C.K.'s performance proves he is every bit the title of his special.

    colleen says: "Funny but way too short"
    "Offensive and discusting jokes! Return!"
    Would you try another book from Louis C. K. and/or the narrator?

    Not at all!

    What was most disappointing about Louis C. K.’s story?

    Everything. At my first 6 mins of listening I wished I never heard these discusting jokes, which dont bring any pint of value of so-called humor. Even didnt bother to go on with listenening. Dont know how others can accept it, I cant. Very dissapointed by book. Wasting of money.

    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I didnt find any...

    Any additional comments?

    Author should be very careful with his jokes, as they could be not only abusive, but provocative for dark type character people!

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful

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