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Jay

WICHITA, KS, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • An Interview with Richard Dawkins (Unabridged)

    • ORIGINAL (16 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By David Freeman
    Overall
    (1330)
    Performance
    (436)
    Story
    (439)

    An interview with Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion. He is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. Dawkins was born in Nairobi of British parents and was educated at Oxford.

    Alfred says: "Let me think deeper about religions"
    "Very good interview. Very interesting"
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    it's brief, but a very good and interesting interview. If you want a taste of Richard Dawkins, listen to this interview.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1133)
    Performance
    (570)
    Story
    (562)

    Tribes are groups of people aligned around an idea, connected to a leader and to each other. Tribes make our world work, and always have. The new opportunity is that it's easier than ever to find, organize, and lead a tribe. The Web has enabled an explosion of all kinds of tribes - and created shortage of people to lead them. This is the growth industry of our time. Tribes will help you understand exactly what's at stake, and why YOU can and should lead a tribe of your own.

    April says: "Leadership"
    "Not a fan"
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    Sorry but just couldn't get into this book. A lot of other better books on the subject.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (4961)
    Performance
    (4376)
    Story
    (4400)

    In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

    Cynthia says: "The Art of (Unconventional) War"
    "Malcolm does it again"
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    I love Malcolm's books and this one is just as good as the rest. I always learn a lot from reading his books. Make's you think

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (141)

    What makes a great man great? Seven Men offers answers in the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. In this gallery of greatness, seven historical figures come to life as real people who experienced struggles and challenges that probably would have destroyed the resolve of most other men. What was their secret?

    Matt says: "Good or Great?"
    "Very good synopsis on 7 great men"
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    Very beneficial book by giving us guidelines on how these 7 men lived through some very tough times and came out as inspirations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By James C. Humes
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (155)

    In this book, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more. Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln.

    J. says: "WHAT SPEAKING IS ALL ABOUT"
    "Speaking made easier!"
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    Great incite into great men and how they managed to give such great speeches. I learned a lot of tips on how to deliver a good speech. Very glad I picked this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2681)
    Performance
    (1978)
    Story
    (1986)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    Jennie says: "Unbelievably riveting!"
    "Non Fiction is always better than Fiction"
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    I couldn't stop listening. Incredible story about incredible men on an incredible voyage. How in the world they managed to live in such terrible conditions, I still can't figure out and I heard every word of the story.

    If you think your world is rough right now, listen to what these guys lived through!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By David Stockman
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (96)

    David Stockman was the architect of the Reagan Revolution that was meant to restore sound money principles to the U.S. government. It failed, derailed by politics, special interests, welfare, and warfare. Stockman describes how the working of free markets and democracy has long been under threat in America and provides a surprising, nonpartisan catalog of the corrupters and defenders. His analysis shows how both liberal and neoconservative interference in markets has proved damaging and often dangerous.

    Michael says: "Loads of Information but problematic writing"
    "Should be a required read by all students!"
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    First, I have to say it's a bit long and David repeats himself a couple of times. But the description of political processes and why things happened in the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and now is instrumental in understanding what the issues are, why we face them, and how to change so this country can survive.

    You can't possibly understand the complexity of the political issues and financial troubles we have, until you read or listen to this book.

    Great job David!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark R. Levin
    • Narrated By Jason Culp, Mark R. Levin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (331)
    Story
    (342)

    Mark R. Levin has made the case, in numerous New York Times best-selling books - Men in Black, Liberty and Tyranny, and Ameritopia - that the principles undergirding our society and governmental system are unravelling. In The Liberty Amendments, he turns to the founding fathers and the constitution itself for guidance in restoring the American republic.

    Herb says: "We need to enhance the Constitution"
    "Here, Here!"
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    We need changes to our political system and government. Congress will never make the changes needed, so WE THE PEOPLE must do so.

    Here is how!

    Excellent ideas!

    2 of 3 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
    (4311)
    Performance
    (3722)
    Story
    (3701)

    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++++++++!!!!!"
    "Thanks for the inspiration and new understanding!"
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    I'm Quiet. Now i understand myself and people around me much better. A great listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2393)
    Performance
    (2000)
    Story
    (1973)

    Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

    Niv says: "life changing one of the best I read"
    "We can all use more Self Control. This book helps!"
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    I found this to be a very informative book. Very easy to listen to. I didn't want to stop listening. We all need better self control and this book will tell you exactly how to achieve it. I strongly recommend it.

    0 of 0 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
    (2239)
    Performance
    (1888)
    Story
    (1871)

    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 Informative!"
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    As a business owner, I have to deal with a lot of people. This book is a great start at understanding people's true intentions by reading their body language. I am sure their is more to learn, but I found this fascinating, informative, and insightful. The author is honest in saying that it is almost impossible to truly know if a person is being honest, but body language can help if you know what to look for.

    Make sure you have the pdf downloaded and available to look at. This is one book that might be better read than listened to because of the pictures referenced.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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