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Greg

Starthmore, AB, Canada | Member Since 2005

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  • The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Should Not - and Put Ourselves in Great Danger

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Daniel Gardner
    • Narrated By Scott Peterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (720)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (423)

    From terror attacks to the War on Terror, bursting real-estate bubbles to crystal meth epidemics, sexual predators to poisonous toys from China, our list of fears seems to be exploding. And yet, we are the safest and healthiest humans in history. Irrational fear is running amok, and often with tragic results. In the months after 9/11, when people decided to drive instead of fly - believing they were avoiding risk - road deaths rose by 1,595. Those lives were lost to fear.

    Kristopher says: "A rational assessment of the world we live in"
    "Excellent!"
    Overall

    I have always beleived in the mantra "be careful of what you fear" as I have seen so many people go to great lengths to avoid products, situations or events that they feared - irrationally.

    The author lays out the logic that I have tried to express in a simple, easy to understand manner.

    Great listen!

    15 of 16 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
    (4675)
    Performance
    (4124)
    Story
    (4150)

    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"
    "Riveting, Malcolm Gladwell is truly worth it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does David and Goliath rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best if not the best


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way he weaves his story and how he explores each side of the issue.


    What about Malcolm Gladwell’s performance did you like?

    His vocal inflection makes him a very interesting person to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Charles Gasparino
    • Narrated By Thomas M. Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    The ongoing tumult in financial markets and the global economy began when some of our most esteemed financial institutions, our government, and even average citizens abdicated their collective responsibilities, eventually selling out investors and selling off the American Dream itself.

    Christopher says: "It takes effort to distill the "big picture""
    "Spellbinding!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Sellout again? Why?

    Excellent detail and structure laid out as a story, very well written.


    What about Thomas M. Perkins’s performance did you like?

    Great voice and enunciation.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton
    • Narrated By Murphy Guyer
    Overall
    (1194)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (92)

    Getting to Yes is a straightorward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting taken -- and without getting angry. It offers a concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict -- whether it involves parents and children, neighbors, bosses and employees, customers or corporations, tenants or diplomats.

    John says: "Beats a new age CD for falling asleep"
    "The content is king"
    Overall

    I agree the narrator was somewhat dry. I bought the book to learn and I did learn a great deal. What I found interesting is how this material actually applies to the sales process long before you get down to what people normally consider the negotiation stage. The determining of common interests and outcomes is something most fail to do at the outset of establishing any business relationship. Something these guys identify right up front.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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