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Danny Derby

largo | Member Since 2011

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  • 17 reviews
  • 187 ratings
  • 393 titles in library
  • 41 purchased in 2015
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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
    (97)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (76)

    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.

    N 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
  • Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life: A Psychologist Investigates How Evolution, Cognition, and Complexity Are Revolutionizing Our View of Human Nature

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Douglas T. Kenrick
    • Narrated By Fred Stella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (42)

    Between what can be learned from evolutionary psychology and cognitive science a picture emerges. In Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life, social psychologist Douglas Kenrick fuses these two fields to create a coherent story of human nature. In his analysis, many ingrained, apparently irrational behaviors—one-night stands, prejudice, conspicuous consumption, even art and religious devotion—are quite explicable and (when desired) avoidable.

    Laurie says: "Rather dated and self-aggrandizing"
    "an intro to sociobiology"
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    i had this book for a long time and finally got to readcit, written in a fun to read way. it is highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clockwork

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
    Overall
    (621)
    Performance
    (549)
    Story
    (550)

    A tormented apprentice clock-maker - and a deadly knight in armour. A mechanical prince - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil... Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening and suddenly life and the story begin to merge - almost like clockwork...

    David says: "A modern clockwork fairy tale"
    "clock work...."
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    great book, short and to the point, a tiny mystery. good for a short listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cop Town

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1087)
    Performance
    (917)
    Story
    (925)

    Atlanta, 1974: It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job, and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out to be a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt she'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind.

    Ronna says: "Women cops in bigoted 1974 Georgia"
    "cop story"
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    this is anice book, but it is a bit long. build up slow but with a twist and a nice ending

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shawn Achor
    • Narrated By Shawn Achor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1969)
    Performance
    (1197)
    Story
    (1185)

    Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

    Roy says: "Very Informative Application of Positive Psycholog"
    "very positive!"
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    positive psychology, easy read with great tips, easy to apply in to daily living. will improve your life if u try it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roots of Buddhist Psychology

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jack Kornfield
    Overall
    (304)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (159)

    The Buddha said many times that just as the great oceans have but one taste, so do all the true teachings of the dharma: the taste of freedom. Jack Kornfield's The Roots of Buddhist Psychology is an invitation to drink deeply of these teachings; to taste the wisdom that flows from the heart of Buddhism's most useful ideas on the interior life and what brings awakening, freedom, and happiness. Jack Kornfield opens this eternal view of the mind for all listeners in this collection.

    Eric says: "Fantastic read"
    "great intro "
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    this is a great calming intro to the buddhist psychology and its deapth. i loved it...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I, Claudius

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert Graves
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (1640)
    Performance
    (898)
    Story
    (907)

    Here is one of the best historical novels ever written. Lame, stammering Claudius, once a major embarrassment to the imperial family and now emperor of Rome, writes an eyewitness account of the reign of the first four Caesars: the noble Augustus and his cunning wife, Livia; the reptilian Tiberius; the monstrous Caligula; and finally old Claudius himself. Filled with poisonings, betrayal, and shocking excesses, I Claudius is history that rivals the most exciting contemporary fiction.

    Chris says: "Unsurpassed, addictive brilliance"
    "great hitorical novel"
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    if you are in to history, this book is for you. the real game of thrones

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Casanova

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Giacomo Casanova
    • Narrated By Benedict Cumberbatch
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (150)

    The first part of the Memoirs of Giacomo Casanova, a special film tie-in version. The film, starring Heath Ledger as Casanova with Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller, will be released in UK February 2006.

    Siobhan says: "Abridged?! No!"
    "good read !"
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    it is a classic but still a bit hard for the modern reader. worth reading

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Long Way Home

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Saroo Brierley
    • Narrated By Vikas Adam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (414)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (381)

    At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

    Jan says: "Hard book to rate... 3 or 4?"
    "wonderfull book, amazing story. i wad captivated."
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    makes one wonder about chance and how sometimes the impossible is just around the corner

    0 of 0 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
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    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.

    Shilpa says: "Enlightening ! learnt so much !"
    "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
    (612)
    Performance
    (535)
    Story
    (538)

    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

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