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Sandra

Edgwwood, NM, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Walter Kiechel
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    Imagine running a business without a strategy. It would be akin to driving blindfolded, to building a house without a blueprint. The concept of strategy changed all that, paving the way for the creation of the modern corporate world. The Lords of Strategy provides listeners with a deeper understanding of the world they compete in, and a sharper eye for what works — and what doesn’t — when forging strategy.

    Roy says: "Super Book of Narrow Interest"
    "Too much name dropping"
    Overall

    The author spends too much time name dropping of other people and promoting their books. Too much back and forth. Take too long to get to the point of the book. Would not recommend.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Lions of Lucerne

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    Overall
    (415)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (219)

    In a daring and chilling debut, Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action and a shattering climax, as one man is pushed to the edge.

    On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality. Thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed, and the vacationing president of the United States has been kidnapped.

    Don says: "Great listen"
    "Loved it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    If you are a Brad Thor fan please start with this book. This book helps set up the character to understand why he does what he does. Lots of action. It also gives a little history lesson.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Godfather

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Mario Puzo
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (525)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (481)

    More than 40 years ago, Mario Puzo wrote his iconic portrait of the Mafia underworld as told through the fictional first family of American crime, the Corleones. The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power. His command post is a fortress on Long Island from which he presides over a vast underground empire that includes the rackets, gambling, bookmaking, and unions. His influence runs through all levels of American society, from the cop on the beat to the nation's mighty.

    Dana says: "Huge fan of the movie, loved this audiobook!"
    "Great book"
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    If you saw the movie the godfather I recommend reading the book. The book has a lot of thing in it that relate to what most of us go through in life jelousy among family members, a sense of entitlement and betrayal. And shows when we are young we think we know things without seeing the bigger picture. Great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tom Franklin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1294)
    Performance
    (713)
    Story
    (721)

    Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were unlikely boyhood friends. Larry was the child of lower middle-class white parents, Silas the son of a poor, single, black mother - their worlds as different as night and day. Yet a special bond developed between them in Chabot, Mississippi. But within a few years, tragedy struck. In high school, a girl who lived up the road from Larry had gone to the drive-in movie with him and nobody had seen her again.

    Ann says: "Excellent story, terrific narrator."
    "Enjoyable read"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I liked the book because it dealt with racism and how people of color were and in some cases still treated in the south. How one half brothers have to come together to help the other to keep him out of prison. Great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Full Black

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1647)
    Performance
    (1324)
    Story
    (1335)

    Born in shadow and kept from heads of state, there are some missions so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. When one such mission goes horribly wrong, a wave of dramatic terrorist attacks is set in motion. Their goal: the complete and total collapse of the United States. With the CIA's intelligence abilities hobbled, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath launches an audacious plan to infiltrate the terrorists' network and prevent one of the biggest threats the U.S. has ever faced.

    Sean says: "More More"
    "Something to think about."
    Overall
    Performance
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    This book started off ok. But the characters in the book seem to be at war with themselves. The theme of it seem to have a 1984 theme. If you read this book, read 1984 as well. They both have similar themes.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mildred Pierce

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By James M. Cain
    • Narrated By Christine Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness and determination. She used those attributes to survive a divorce in 1940s America with two children and to claw her way out of poverty, becoming a successful businesswoman. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men and an unreasoning devotion to her monstrous daughter.

    P. Giorgio says: "Mildred -- you pierce my heart"
    "Dreams can come true"
    Overall

    I loved the book because even though it takes place during the depression it relates to today. She uses the skill she has to survive. Even when things are going wrong. This book is about life doesn't matter what era it is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Athena Project

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Marvel
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina's Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation's most elite counter-terrorism unit - the United States Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project. These novels will follow an elite team of female warriors....

    Sandra says: "Girls gone wild"
    "Girls gone wild"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the book. It's a different spin when women are involved. The science behind the whole thing is frightening. Lots of actions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Soldier

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alex Berenson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (1020)
    Performance
    (597)
    Story
    (596)

    John Wells may have left the CIA, but it hasn't left him. A mysterious call brings a surprise meeting with the aged monarch of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah. "My kingdom is on a precipice," he tells Wells. "Powerful factions are plotting against me, and my own family is in danger. I don't know who I can trust, but I'm told I can trust you."

    Book and Movie Lover says: "Curses! Islamists foiled again!"
    "Great"
    Overall

    Couldn't stop listening. Got a great history lesson out of the book. Some parts were a little drawn out but still great.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Narrows Gate

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jim Fusilli
    • Narrated By Joe Pantoliano, Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (88)

    A powerful epic novel in the spirit of The Godfather and On the Waterfront, Narrows Gate follows the lives of three men as they clash with the dangerous and seductive environment of a Mob-riddled New Jersey waterfront town before, during, and after World War II.

    James says: "Great fun!"
    "The Sopranos all the way"
    Overall

    This book shows how the mafia controlled things in the past to the present. Great read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Capitol Game

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Brian Haig
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (73)

    It was the deal of the decade, if not the century. A small, insignificant company on the edge of bankruptcy had discovered an alchemist's dream; a miraculous polymer, that when coated on any vehicle, was the equivalent of 30 inches of steel. With bloody conflicts surging in Iraq and Afghanistan, the polymer promises to save thousands of lives and change the course of both wars.

    Gary says: "Good Guys Win"
    "Enjoyed it"
    Overall

    Shows how corporate take overs can be a disaster. Greed can take over all rational being.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Tim Wu
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (723)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (416)

    Could history repeat itself, with one giant entity taking control of American information? Most consider the Internet Age to be a moment of unprecedented freedom in communications and culture. But as Tim Wu shows, each major new medium, from telephone to cable, arrived on a similar wave of idealistic optimism only to become, eventually, the object of industrial consolidation profoundly affecting how Americans communicate.

    Neil says: "Very interesting history, biased conclusions"
    "Something to think about"
    Overall

    This book gave me a lot to think about. It give a look into monopolies and how they are formed. How the government can play a role into breaking them up or let them continue business as usual.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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