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SArt

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 5 reviews
  • 170 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 25 purchased in 2014
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  • The Jews: Story of a People

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Howard Fast
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    “There is no human being on the face of this earth exempt from the Jewish influence. For as long as there has been history, the Jew has wandered through it, shaping it at times, riding the current silently at other times, but always leaving his mark. History without the Jew? It is inconceivable.”—Howard Fast. His popular history brings the history of the Jewish people into focus, from Genesis to contemporary times.

    SArt says: "The Jews: Story of a People"
    "The Jews: Story of a People"
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    Great book and superb narration! The author is truly brilliant. A few times I felt that there is an exaggeration, but in general, it was clear that he is trying to be objective. I felt that his story unfolded in the best tradition "an honest tale speeds best being plainly told". I did not notice the moment when I realized that the story is a truly harrowing drama. I knew that the Jews have endured millenniums of persecution, but it did not even come to my mind that persecution was so cruel and repeated so many times.
    I feel enriched immensely by listening this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Alan S. Miller, Satoshi Kanazawa
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (86)

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission that determines much of what we do, from life plans to everyday decisions. With an accessible tone and a healthy disregard for political correctness, this lively and eminently readable book popularizes the latest research in a cutting-edge field of study: one that turns much of what we thought we knew about human nature upside-down.

    Ana Mohammed says: "Not bad but didn't live up to the reviews"
    "Populist's point of view"
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    The authors are giving unexpected point of view, but most of their theories are total crap.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Four Agreements

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By don Miguel Ruiz
    • Narrated By Peter Coyote
    Overall
    (1917)
    Performance
    (1018)
    Story
    (1018)

    In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

    sandy says: "The Four Agreements"
    "Not worthwhile to listen"
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    I was curious why it was rated so high. Written for kindergarten level, I did not learn anything new.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • County: Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David A. Ansell
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    This amazing tale is the story of one of America's oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From it's inception as a "Poor House" dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago's Cook County Hospital has been both a renowned teaching hospital and the healthcare provider of last resort for the city's uninsured. County covers more than thirty years of its history, beginning in the late 1970s when the author began his internship, to the "Final Rounds" when the enormous iconic Victorian hospital building was replaced and hundreds of former trainees gathered to bid it an emotional farewell.

    cheryl pierce-reid says: "Very Accurate account"
    "Boring"
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    This book is simply not smart. The author is a left radical. I could not finish it.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Geoff Colvin
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2102)
    Performance
    (1187)
    Story
    (1196)

    One of the most popular Fortune articles in many years was a cover story called "What It Takes to Be Great." Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field - from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch - are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades.

    Sasha L. Stowers says: "An Even-Handed Look At Talent"
    "Excellent book"
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    I bought this audio book because I like the narrator and just wanted to use this book to practice English pronunciation. I expected that the content will be boring repetition of mundane facts and there will be a bizarre theory to make mediocre readers comfortable that talent is not necessary. To my surprise, the author managed to give a very balanced view on the problem. There are a lot of nuances and I believe he got it right, deliberate practice for long periods of time is the key to success. So, I enjoyed listening this audiobook and find it to be insightful. Thanks!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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