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Daryl

Cypress, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 71 titles in library
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  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5333)
    Performance
    (3295)
    Story
    (3313)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "More relevant today than ever"
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    Where does Atlas Shrugged rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a the top of the list of all audio books so far, and arguably at the top of my list of all-time books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relevant way the author handles the idea of Socialism and Communism against the backdrop of a crumbling society.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The point where Dagny Taggart wakes up in the valley where all of the industrialists are hiding.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Paul Kengor
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Paul Kengor's God and Ronald Reagan made presidential historian Paul Kengor's name as one of the premier chroniclers of the life and career of the 40th president. With The Crusader, Kengor returns with the one book about Reagan that has not been written: The story of his lifelong crusade against communism, and of his dogged and ultimately triumphant effort to overthrow the Soviet Union.

    Daryl says: "Whether you like Reagan or not...."
    "Whether you like Reagan or not...."
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    Whether you like Reagan or not, you will miss him after reading this book, especially when considering the state of affairs today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jack Welch and the GE Way: Management Insights and Leadership Secrets of the Legendary CEO

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Robert Slater
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    Jack Welch's innovative leadership strategies revived a lagging GE, transforming it into a powerhouse with a staggering $300 billion-plus market capitalization. In writing Jack Welch and the GE Way, author Robert Slater was given unprecedented access to Welch and other prominent GE insiders. What emerged is a brilliant portrait that tells you what makes Jack Welch tick.

    Paul Miranda says: "Simplistic"
    "Avoid this one and choose others instead"
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    There are many great Jack Welch books out there. This is not one of them. I didn't bother to finish it because there was no reason or need to do so.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Six Sigma Way: How GE, Motorola, and Other Top Companies are Honing Their Performance

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Peter S. Pande, Robert P. Neuman, Roland R. Cavanagh
    • Narrated By John Lescault
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Cost reduction, productivity improvement, customer retention, these are the promises of the Six Sigma quality management system. The Six Sigma Way reveals how GE, Motorola, and numerous other companies are successfully using Six Sigma to fine-tune products and processes, improve performance, and increase profits. Now you can learn the roadmap for implementing Six Sigma in your manufacturing or service organization.

    Patrick says: "a struggle"
    "Painful but necessary"
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    If you are in the corporate world, you need to make yourself aware of these things. This book however is a bit painful, and the subject matter could probably have been handled better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Consequences of Ideas: Understanding the Concepts that Shaped Our World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By R. C. Sproul
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    Sproul's survey of the ongoing impact of history's most influential philosophies urges listeners to take prevailing cultural mind-sets seriously...because ideas do have consequences. The greatest thinkers of all time are impacting us still. From public-policy decisions and current laws to world events, theology, the arts, education, and even conversations between friends, history's most influential philosophies have wrought massive consequences on nearly everything we see, think, and do.

    Robert says: "A Clear Explanation of Fundamental Philosophy"
    "Excellent"
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    This is the first book that I have listened to more than (3) times and I am still drawing new things from it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Builders of Empire: Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717-1927

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs
    • Narrated By Brett Barry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    They built some of the first communal structures on the empire's frontiers. The empire's most powerful proconsuls sought entrance into their lodges. Their public rituals drew dense crowds from Montreal to Madras. The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons were quintessential builders of empire, argues Jessica Harland-Jacobs.

    A User says: "Great read if you are a Masonic history enthusiast"
    "Interesting for the Masonic student"
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    This is an interesting text for the Masonic student; however, very likely dry and uninteresting for everyone else. The book chronicles how Masonry spread with the empire and contains many interesting details, but the book itself is wordy and requires a fair amount of effort on the part of the listener. I would recommend this to any Mason for general knowledge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Edward Klein
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (658)
    Performance
    (587)
    Story
    (585)

    It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama’s toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.

    Michael says: "Obama Fans Aren't Going to Like This Book!"
    "And yet, he was re-elected....."
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    This is not a scholarly work, nor is it possible to substantiate some of the claims that this book makes. However, if even part of this book is true, then it does not bode well for America that he is still in power.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Better Angels of Our Nature: Freemasonry in the American Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Michael A. Halleran
    • Narrated By Jack Chekijian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    One of the enduring yet little-examined themes in Civil War lore is the widespread belief that on the field of battle and afterward, members of Masonic lodges would give aid and comfort to wounded or captured enemy Masons, often at great personal sacrifice and danger. This work is a deeply researched examination of the recorded, practical effects of Freemasonry among Civil War participants on both sides.

    Daryl says: "Excellent choice for any Civil War collection"
    "Excellent choice for any Civil War collection"
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    This is a excellent read for anyone interested in the Civil War, and especially for anyone interested in personal stories from the conflict. Some parts may not be clear to the non-Mason, but Masonic brothers will well understand what is being discussed.

    This will enhance any audiobook collection and is definitely something that one will listen to more than once.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jack: Straight from the Gut

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Jack Welch, John A. Byrne
    • Narrated By Mike Barnicle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (554)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (137)

    Jack Welch lifted GE from a conglomerate with a market value of about $12 billion to one of the world's largest and most widely-admired companies, with a market value of more than $500 billion. In Jack, the author reveals the strategies and philosophies that put him at the top.

    Plato777 says: "Truly inspiring!"
    "Must Have for the Career Professional"
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    This book is a must-have for the career professional. Not everyone is willing to make the all-out sacrifice to be CEO of a global organization, but there are plenty of take-aways for everyone who is building a career and a life.

    Jack Welch has been a role-model for the way I think and behave since I first heard of differentiation. I actually resigned from a position when I realized that I was in the bottom 10% of an organization and moved to a place where I could be firmly in the critical 70%. Now, I am examining what it takes to be in the top 20% of my discipline so that my contributions are long-lasting and meaningful.

    If you buy one business book this year - this is the one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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