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J. P. Donlon

NY, USA | Member Since 2014

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  • 189 titles in library
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  • The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Shermer
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    The Mind of the Market will change the way we think about the economics of everyday life. Drawing on research from neuroeconomics, Michael Shermer explores what brain scans reveal about bargaining, snap purchases, and how trust is established in business. Utilizing experiments in behavioral economics, Shermer shows why people hang on to losing stocks and failing companies, why business negotiations often disintegrate into emotional tit-for-tat disputes, and why money does not make us happy.

    J. P. Donlon says: "Disappointing on many levels"
    "Disappointing on many levels"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The behavioral psychology info was quite interesting, but I feel the author never really tied any of it to the market or economics. There were some ties pointed out, for sure, but certainly not enough to support the ostensible aim of this book.


    What didn’t you like about the narrator’s performance?

    TERRIBLE! Authors should not narrate their own books. Disjointed sentences, poor flow, dismal delivery. I genuinely think this book would have gained a full star had it been read by a professional or had I simply read the dead tree version.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13885)
    Performance
    (6142)
    Story
    (6183)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    CynNC says: "Captivating"
    "Amazing"
    Overall

    I rarely listen to an audiobook more than 12-15 hours long. Heck, I give up after 2-3 hours if the book isn't truly engrossing. On top of that, I find that fiction books often make worse audiobooks than nonfiction.

    That said -- I listened to every minute of this book and wanted more! I was enthralled and entertained the whole way through. I cannot believe it was 40+ hours!

    The first thing I did when I was finished was download the sequel (World w/o End)and start in on another masterful 40+ hour story.

    Do not be afraid of this book's length. It is excellent material! The narrator is phenomenal too. He has a great voice, consistent characters, and excellent emotion.

    If you like the historical medieval or fantasy genres (no fantasy here though) you WILL enjoy this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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