Jefferson City, MO, United States | Member Since 2011
I purchased this book with high expectations; however, those expectations really were not met. What I expected was a teaching of the Kabbalah, however, what I received in this books was a rehash of information that I had already learned though many other sources. If the reader (listener) of this book had no knowledge of Jewish mysticism, they might find it interesting; however, without such knowledge, I fear the reader (listener) would become bored, and most likely wouldn't finish this book.
The narrator did a good job, it was presented in a very basic and simplistic way that is steeped in long stories to illustrate the most basic concepts that most people already know.
I didn't find one
Most likely not. Rabbi Cooper may be a wonderful teacher and speaker in person; however, his style of talking and teaching really doesn't come though well on a audible book.
Wonderful topic and I could see the topic being made into a lecture series but I couldn't find "entertainment value" to a general audience.
The story. The narrator spoked as if you and he were in a living room or a den simply having a wonderful conversation.
The narrator was the main character and the storyline really doesn't use other characters as anything other than additional decoration to the story line.
The book is almost presented as a debriefing transcript.
I liked the entire story and the "factual way it was presented." If however, I was not truly interested in the subject, I would never have finished it. Most of the narration is presented in a monotone and the other characters are very flat. Mr. Colacci's performance would be greatly enhanced if he performed the story with his voice rather than presenting it in a "give me the facts, just the facts."
Life in the shadows
I will listen to this book over and over again. Why? Simple this is packed full of specific tools, methods, styles, and how to frame anything to your advantage.
Imagine being able to go into a meeting, and have the entire group hanging on every word you say. If you implement the information in this book you will achieve just that and much more.
The presentation was like I was sitting down with Oren and he was talking directly to me. I absolutely love it
I was totally captivated by his performance and to be honest I forgot I was listening to a performance. Stephen Bowlby did a great job.
There are many parts of this book that made me smile, laugh, and have WOW moments.
A must read!
Examples of why certain things, like urban myths, and advertising copy sticks in our minds. Writing sticky copy is a science and in this book the formula for making anything sticky is spelled out. This book is worth thousands if not millions of dollars in the right hands.
The performance is fantastic. Kahlenberg is a consistent performer and his voice, tone, and intonation really adds to the listeners enjoyment of the book
I will use it for sales presentations, lectures, and when speaking to the media
Okay I admit it I am a Bruce Lipton fan. I enjoy having a book that makes me question and think. Once again Lipton comes though. I love this book and you will be happy if you read or listen to it.
All of Bruce Lipton's book have the same feel. His writing is very consistent. The complex theories, concepts, and ideas are presented logically, clearly, and in a very easy to understand conversational tone.
I love listening to Steve Bhaerman voice. I feel that I receive deeper meaning listening while I am working.
Fantastic read. I highly recommend it
This is one of the more interesting books I have listened to. The reason is the author in my opinion tried to be objective, neutral, and present both side of the story in a fair and balanced approach, and by the nature of the topic that is difficult to do.
too many characters to mention
no, but his voice is fantastic
The overall structure. Regardless, if it is a religion or not, it is a business, and apparently a well oiled machine.
Absolutely. This book combines a conspiracy, with a mystery, and news headlines to create a book that will rivet you to your seat. There is no doubt that Glenn Beck is a master story teller, but in this book he believably lays out how the United States has been slowly changed, the constitution has been chipped away and this may be the last call American get before we actually lose everything that we have taken for granted for way too long.
The way the story is told quickly transforms the listener from a passive listener into an engaged listener. It is almost as if the narrator and characters are speaking directly to the listener over dinner.
James did such a splendid job I cannot pick one
Yes and that was a real issues. This audio book is so well done that I was listening to it at work between clients, during breaks, and to and from my home. When I got home I wanted to listen to it so badly that my wife actually got mad at me because it was cutting into family time. This is a GREAT book.
I love audio books but this one should be reserved for a weekend, or a long road trip because you really won't want to stop listening to it.
I was a Leader Without a Title for years and years, but I didn't know it. This book explains the principles that if followed will lead one to achieve excellence in everything they do. A great book for adults, teens and even older children.
I liked that simple fact that it is told in parable form. The author created a fictional story that contained each and every concept to become a Leader Without a Title and in the process of becoming a LWT one will achieve true happiness and fulfillment. Because the story is told in a very engaging parable form the concepts are easy to remember, easy to apply, and easy to adapt into anyones life.
Holter Graham's performance was award winning. Changing the voices slightly to provide emphsis on the personality of the character. Giving the characters a 3D persona. I could almost feel as if I know each character so well that if they walked passed me on the street I would know them instantly.
This is a book that you will want to listen in one sitting; however, unless you are making a long road trip or taking a cruise it would be difficult to. This is a book that you have to stop and just think about. The concepts of the LWT are easy; however, the ramifications of actually implementing them are profound. I find that I want to listen to this book several times more to be sure that I have squeezed every drop of information out of it.
I wish everyone would listen or read this book and them implement the lessons it teaches. Our world would be an entirely different place a much better place if all of us were LWT.
Steve Jobs was a creative, innovative, and complex individual who mastered the art of marketing. Most people who read this last sentence would say of course just look at Apple; however, the great success story was the way Steve Jobs marketed himself. The public persona that we all know, isn't what he was really like. This is the mark of a true master of marketing.
The story starts off with the "Story of Steve Jobs" that we all know, and then the author begins to unwrap him. Like peeling away the layers of an onion, we finally get to the core of who Steve Jobs was, and more importantly why he was the way he was. There is absolutely no doubt that he was a creative genius; however, he was also ruthless, demanding, and many time treated the employees as parts required to get a project completed. His explosive temper, his laser beam focus, and attention to detail all combined to make him the success he was.
The author includes a lot of lessor know facts about Steve Jobs such as how he approached Apples main competitor Microsoft CEO Bill Gates for a loan to keep Apple in business once he returned to Apple after being fired by the board of directors. Why Steve Jobs did not want to pay dividends to the shareholders of Apple corporation opting for increasing the actual value of the company and the companies shares while amassing billions of dollars in cash in the Apple bank accounts so that cutting edge technology could be purchased by Apple.
As I finished listening to this book it dawned on me that the image of Steve Jobs that he so skillfully crafted as a nerdy kid with the ability to envision future technology isn't fact at all. Rather Steve Jobs too technology that other created and combined several difference technologies together to create a totally new product that used the old technology to achieve a totally new experience. As I finished the last moments of the recording, I was reminded of something that my doctorate advisor once said. A genius is a person who looks at the ordinary and sees the extraordinary. That sums up Steve Jobs life.
The experience bought more feeling and depth to Steve Jobs. Not the image of Steve Jobs, but the real human Steve Jobs.
Apple unwrapped, the story of an American Genius
This audiobook removes the excuses that people offer for failure. Failure to live life to the fullest. Potential isn't affected by economic means, the type of family one comes from, the advantages or disadvantages of social class. If it did then Steve Jobs would have been a huge failure. Rather Steve Jobs listened to his heart, and found something he loved to do, and became so good at it that people paid him to do it.
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