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James

Seattle, WA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • An Interview with Richard Dawkins (Unabridged)

    • ORIGINAL (16 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By David Freeman
    Overall
    (1315)
    Performance
    (424)
    Story
    (426)

    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"
    "Interesting Points Of View"
    Overall

    I only listened to the preview sample of this book and I feel that it would be really good read. Dawkins presents some interesting points of view, but a person of faith myself I feel comfortable with where I'm at and where I'm going.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success: Building Blocks for a Better Life

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By John Wooden, Jay Carty
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (68)

    Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden and Jay Carty know that when it comes down to it, success is an equal opportunity player. Anyone can create it in his or her career, family and beyond. Based on John Wooden’s own method to victory, Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success reveals that success is built block by block, where each block is a crucial principle contributing to life-long achievement in every area of life.

    George says: "This really could have been a pamphlet"
    "Coach Will Always be ..... Coach!!!"
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    Coach Wooden was a man who was truly ahead of his time in so many ways!

    He not only was a "great maker of men and young people", he was a visionary and someone who "walked the walk and talk the talk".

    They don't come along very often like Coach Wooden.... we can all learn some valuable lessons on life from Coach!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • China, Inc.

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ted C. Fishman
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (56)

    China today is visible everywhere: In the news, in the economic pressures battering America, in the workplace, and in every trip to the store. Provocative, timely, and essential, this dramatic account of China's growing dominance as an industrial super-power by journalist Ted C. Fishman explains how the profound shift in the global economic order has occurred, and why it already affects us all.

    Dave Larson says: "China status update"
    "China!!!... They Are For Real!!!"
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    I have read many books on China and the fact that they are poised to be the next economic superpower in the coming (if not currently) years.

    I agree, and unless America gets "it's house in order" soon, we'll be so indebted to China that it won't be the least bit fun for us.

    Great book and stayed tuned to China!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By James Mann
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Does America's policy toward China make sense? In this vigorous look at China's political evolution and its future, James Mann explores two popular scenarios: a gradual spread of democracy and human rights, or an eventual upheaval. Mann poses a third scenario: What will happen if Chinese capitalism continues to evolve and expand, but the government fails to liberalize? And why should this matter to Americans? Mann explores this possibility and offers a startling vision of our future with China.

    Elton says: "Over Simplified"
    "Great Overview of Chain on the Rise!"
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    I have read several books lately on China and it's oncoming economic might. It's true, and this book does a really good job helping us to understand that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boys Adrift: Factors Driving the Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Leonard Sax
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (829)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (462)

    Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. Fully one-third of men ages 22 to 34 are still living at home with their parents, about a 100 percent increase in the past 20 years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college. Family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax presents practical solutions.

    Kirt says: "Startling, well-researched view..."
    "Must Reading for the Salvation of all Young Men!!!"
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    This is one of the best books and overviews of the distressing state of our boys and young men in this country. There's a lot of work to do, but there are solutions, and this books offers up some great ones!

    We need to take it seriously how our young men are losing ground and that something has to be done!

    I highly recommend this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Political War and Other Radical Pursuits

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David Horowitz
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    In a book that will shatter the complacency of establishment conservatives, David Horowitz shows how Bill Clinton's generation, having mastered the art of political war, has spent the last 10 years clobbering the conservatives in and out of government. The best-selling author of Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes has the strategy to fight back.

    Bob says: "A must read to make sense of the 2012 election"
    "Politics 101 At It's Best!"
    Overall

    I'm a "political junky" at this point in my life and I really enjoyed reading this book by David Horowitz.

    He make sit easy reading by breaking down the various aspects of the political landscape that we all face.

    Enjoy a good read and have a good time... then get active and make a difference!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anatomy of Pleasure

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dr. Victoria Zdrok
    • Narrated By Dr. Victoria Zdrok
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (28)

    Here's a head-to-toe guide to understanding human sexuality that explores psychology and techniques aimed at improved lovemaking - a comprehensive guide to the sexual receptivity of the human body. Each technique that men and women need to know to become true experts in bringing sexual joy to their partners is set forth in detail.

    Perry A. Gallagher says: "beginners through masters.."
    "I Never Knew I Had So Much To Learn!"
    Overall

    I have had quite a bit of experience in the areas of sex and sensuality, but in reading this book, I realized that I really know very little in what it takes to pleasure my partner.

    Wow... what an "eye opener"!!!

    A great book and a must read for anyone even remotely interested in learning a few more things in regards to pleasing your partner!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    The remarkable response of the Amish Community to the horrific shooting of 10 schoolgirls at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania in October 2006 stunned the larger world. Amish Grace tells the incredible story of this community's reaction to the senseless shooting and explores its profoundly countercultural practice of forgiveness.

    R. Whitten says: "Turned heartbreak into hope for me"
    "Imagine A World Full Of Amish Grace!"
    Overall

    As a person of Christian faith, I thought that I had it in me to be forgiving and full of faith, but I don't think I can hold a candle to the Amish.

    Wow... I admire my Amish Brothers and Sisters in their ability to maintain such a focus and faith. I know that they are not perfect, but if we could adopt just a few more aspects and disciplines of the Amish faith, this world could be such a better place!!!

    A very good read!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Frans de Waal
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Is it really human nature to stab one another in the back in our climb up the corporate ladder? Competitive, selfish behavior is often explained away as instinctive, thanks to evolution and "survival of the fittest", but in fact, humans are equally hard-wired for empathy. Using research from the fields of anthropology, psychology, animal behavior, and neuroscience, Frans de Waal brilliantly argues that humans are group animals.

    James says: "A Lot Of Things In Common With Our Animal Friends!"
    "A Lot Of Things In Common With Our Animal Friends!"
    Overall

    I enjoyed reading The Age of Empathy because it really hit home with me since I am a vegetarian and it was an "easy leap" to understand the empathy and compassion of animals and how it can easily apply to humans.

    I think there is a lot to learn here in this very good read!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The 48 Laws of Power

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert Greene
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    Overall
    (1377)
    Performance
    (879)
    Story
    (884)

    Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers.

    Ricardo L. says: "Not a how to guide .."
    "Excellent Book Right From The Start!"
    Overall

    I thought that Greene's book on the 48 Laws of Power really laid out an easy to follow pathway of understanding how much power we all have and how to best use it to our benefit while at the same time creating mutually beneficial relationships. I don;t know if most people will feel comfortable in implementing a lot of the techniques because it does call for some sacrifice and courage, but it people are willing, they can have so much more power about themselves and find themselves enjoying a more enjoyable life.

    Power is not a bad thing if it improves the quality of ones life and the lives of others along the way.

    I really enjoyed reading it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It's Never Crowded Along the Extra Mile: 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Wayne W. Dyer
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (94)

    Drawing upon the lessons of great teachers such as St. Francis of Assisi, Viktor Frankl, Jesus Christ, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Buddha, Dr. Dyer helps you discover that you can achieve true inner peace and success by integrating ten powerful "secrets" into your life that can transform your everyday existence into a path for spiritual enlightenment.

    A User says: "Read An Original Thinker"
    "Wow... A Game Changer!"
    Overall

    There are few books that really have the ability to take hold of you and say "this is the way to go". Dyer gives such a commanding presentation in his book that can be helpful to anyone who wants to take a few extra steps to make their lives all that much more fulfilling.

    Dyer doesn't come across all "preachy" but instead has a "conversation" with his audience in a way that makes you feel that you can do the things necessary to help make you life even better!

    A wonderful read and I'd recommend it to everyone!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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