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Danny Derby

largo | Member Since 2011

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  • Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving & Thriving with the Self-Absorbed

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Wendy T. Behary
    • Narrated By Jo Anna Perrin
    Overall
    (72)
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    (61)
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    (56)

    Disarming the Narcissist is a step-by-step guide to treating and communicating with narcissists with compassion and empathy in a way that still preserves the listener's personal boundaries and sanity.

    A User says: "Extremely helpful"
    "Good read for people dealing with Narcissist"
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    If you are a therapist this is a good read for your clients (even those who are narcissists). Very informative and gives a taste of Schema therapy.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Getting to Commitment: Overcoming the 8 Greatest Obstacles to Lasting Connection (And Finding the Courage to Love)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Julia Sokol, Steven Carter
    • Narrated By Steven Menasche
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (16)
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    (15)
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    Getting to Commitment offers understanding, inspiration, and a concrete plan of action for any woman, man, or couple who is ready to tackle the eight most destructive demons that make people run from loving relationships.

    Danny Derby says: "Simply put - a great book!"
    "Simply put - a great book!"
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    What did you love best about Getting to Commitment?

    The book covers different aspects of commitment issues, I am a researcher in this area and found the book down to earth, informative and practical!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Gregory Boyle
    • Narrated By Gregory Boyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (426)
    Performance
    (377)
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    (378)

    As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration.

    Jeremy says: "Perhaps the best book I've read in years."
    "Boyle fosters love and compassion towards others"
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    If you could sum up Tattoos on the Heart in three words, what would they be?

    As an atheist I found myself enjoying this book about god and love. Gregory Boyle shows how simple our basic needs are and how when these are meet they can foster change. Boyle believes in his Homies more than they believe in themselves and this is their key to their change!
    The book talks about God, but truly shows how connecting with others is the essence!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Boyle himself is a character!Funny, loving and a heart full of hood compassion


    Any additional comments?

    I really loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Virgin Suicides

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Narrated By Nick Landrum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (693)
    Performance
    (442)
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    (444)

    This nationally best-selling novel from Pulitzer Prize-winner Jeffrey Eugenides was adapted into an acclaimed film by Academy Award-winner Sofia Coppola. A haunting yet wickedly funny tale, The Virgin Suicides has captivated countless readers with its intoxicating portrait of lost innocence. A brilliant fusion of dark humor and tragedy, it is an atmospheric, allegorical masterpiece about five oppressed, suicidal sisters and the boys who dream of rescuing them.

    Lexi Lou says: "Read this if you want to enjoy this audiobook"
    "little to do about much"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    no, in my sense it is touching on a big subject in a shallow way


    Was The Virgin Suicides worth the listening time?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crime and Punishment

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (444)
    Performance
    (285)
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    (286)

    In this intense detective thriller instilled with philosophical, religious, and social commentary, Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon a desperate and impoverished student when he murders a despicable pawnbroker, transgressing moral law to ultimately "benefit humanity".

    Mubarak says: "Excellent Excellent Excellent!"
    "Toooooo loooong"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    cutting it in half would have improved the book


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    you get a sense of how a crime can haunt you and over time make you a crazy


    What three words best describe Anthony Heald’s performance?

    great


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1984: New Classic Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (2336)
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    George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

    Jay Stone says: "Enduring Classic"
    "Chilling yet great book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to 1984 the most enjoyable?

    This is a pretty scary book about the "big brother" and his attempts controlling people by controlling their thoughts, feeling and even language. It is a sad reminder to dark regimes that still hold power in some counties


    Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I also listened to "the picture of Dorian Gray" another great classic


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This book will make feel what psychological torture is about!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Jonas Jonasson
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1302)
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    (1151)
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    (1169)

    After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

    Sylvia says: "Full of Surprises and Unexpected Events"
    "One of the funniest books I ever read"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I laughed through this book. The book describes two stories, one of Allan Karlsson, a100 years old man at present, and the other of the unfolding of his life. His life would not shame a James bond movie, tied with historical events and figues and seasoned with a great sense of humor that brings to life differant historical figures. I surely recommend this one!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gruffalo

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated By Hal Hollings
    Overall
    (96)
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    (60)
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    A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark woods when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat, but smart enough to know this - so he invents...the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worries. After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo...is there?

    Ann says: "Clever story, fun performance."
    "One of my favourites"
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    Julia Donaldson write great children's books and this one is one of her best!
    I love to read it to my kids and to myself, I guess I still a child deep down. A mouse with wit faces and handles different animals in the woods and faces a monster with great wisdom. I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4056)
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    (2529)
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    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "Crazy and compelling"
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    The plot of this story is crazy, yet it is very compelling to read. Good and evil are neither so good nor evil; they unite with great British humor in an attempt to save the world from destruction. Well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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