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Vasilika

dubai, United Arab Emirates

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  • 15 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Kerry Patterson
    • Narrated By Joseph Grenny
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (240)

    >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"
    Overall
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    Story
    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.

    2 of 2 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
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (12)

    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.

    Rose says: "A 15 hour lecture from my mother!"
    "I just love it!"
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    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.
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (131)

    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!"
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    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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