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Mark

Boulder, CO, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • 234 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ken Robinson
    • Narrated By Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (675)
    Performance
    (368)
    Story
    (365)

    The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the 21st century.

    Lori says: "Think and Win!"
    "Could be under comedy"
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    Just a great book that everyone should read. If you have teenagers moping about with little direction or worse you are a parent driving your children to achieve something - you should read this.

    I'm glad Ken Robinson also narrated this. In fact its hard to see how anyone could have got across his dry wit. There are some very funny segments in this book. As well as some very moving ones.

    The Element is actually a simple premise. It is explained clearly with some really good stories.

    My missing star is explained by the fact that too many of the examples came from the arts. To be completely compelling I think a more diverse set of people and their "element's" are needed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Cain
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4106)
    Performance
    (3538)
    Story
    (3516)

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

    Teddy says: "Thought provoking and Uplifting.... A++++++++!!!!!"
    "Thoughtful. Insightful. Quiet."
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    This is one of those books where I kept going; yes, that's me. I really liked the whole clear, methodical way the argument was made for the power of the introvert. The contrasts through history with how everyone has been told to be behave in order to be successful were really powerful.The links to several different strands of research were pretty compelling. It appears to be a well researched book and I didn't get the sense that research had been cherry picked simply to fit a theory created by the author. I felt she had gone out to seek answers. It'll be nice to see if even more research is done in this area in the coming yearsI initially thought the narrator was the author because her tone just matched the material perfectly. Hats-off to Kathe for that.My only real criticism was that the book seemed to go on a bit too long. It was close to beating a dead horse by the end.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Old Man's War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3998)
    Performance
    (2945)
    Story
    (2968)

    John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

    Michael says: "As good as Heinlein"
    "Good, but ..."
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    The first half or so of this book was fantastic. Great premise and great science fiction. It was very unique, quirky and funny.

    The narrator is very good throughout.

    But I felt the story kind of ran out. I get that this is the first of a series but the last portion of the book felt rushed and the ending was a little disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (5831)
    Performance
    (5293)
    Story
    (5309)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "Wow!"
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    This is one of those books I just bought based on the reviews. I'd never heard of the author before.

    And it blew me away from the very beginning. Such a unique story that was full of great characters and action. The plot seemed to unfurl like a flower. Complexity, twists and turns kept happening that were truly surprising.

    The narrator did a great job with all the characters and I think was a big part of why I liked the book so much.

    If you like any sort of action or fantasy you will enjoy this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3928)
    Performance
    (3661)
    Story
    (3656)

    Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in Book II of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so—successfully and in secret—since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s, but when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir.

    Paulette says: "Spellbound is Pure Magic"
    "Wow!"
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    This is one of those books I just bought based on the reviews. I'd never heard of the author before.

    And it blew me away from the very beginning. Such a unique story that was full of great characters and action. The plot seemed to unfurl like a flower. Complexity, twists and turns kept happening that were truly surprising.

    The narrator did a great job with all the characters and I think was a big part of why I liked the book so much.

    If you like any sort of action or fantasy you will enjoy this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wolf Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2036)
    Performance
    (1293)
    Story
    (1300)

    In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political powerEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn.

    S. Marie says: "A unique perspective of history"
    "Extraordinary"
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    The depth of history here is extraordinary. You feel like you are there. I did struggle a little with the sheer volume of characters (many of whom had titles and names that changed!) but learnt to just let the story flow over me and concentrate on Cromwell.Some have commented on the present tense as being a strange choice but I liked it - in fact I didn't really notice it thinking about it there is an immediacy about it. A sense that this is some fusty old history.A wonderful listen. I'm looking forward to the next two in the series - even though one is written yet!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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