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Abdul

Ames, IA, USA

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  • Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1884)
    Performance
    (744)
    Story
    (745)

    Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed scenes, this is the occasion-ally shocking, often hilarious, ultimately definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime.

    Joe says: "Best Audiobook of 2010!"
    "Truly Fair and Balanced"
    Overall

    This book very well summarizes the Obama/Biden, Edwards, Clinton and McCain/Palin campaigns warts and all. It's nice to see truly fair and balanced information in the historical record of this campaign. Highly recommended for any news junkie, politico, historian, or journalist who really wants the inside scoop of the 2008 elections.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    • Narrated By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Overall
    (1395)
    Performance
    (567)
    Story
    (564)

    Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses.

    Martin says: "Gary delivers!"
    "Priceless Information"
    Overall

    This is a great book for specifics in how to use online social media to just about anything online. I'm applying the principles step by step. My twos criticisms are that Gary went on way too many tangents, and he's not an especially convincing reader. Having another reader would have greatly improved the listening experience.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rework

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1624)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (654)

    With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs who want to get out, and artists who don't want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages. It's time to rework work.

    Paul says: "Simple, Quick, Timely, Contrarian Advice"
    "Very Easy Read"
    Overall

    2.5 stars. This was a great book and beginning the journey to efficiency and simplicity. Highly recommended. Had I not read it directly after "The 4-Hour Workweek", I would have given it a higher rating.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (2335)
    Performance
    (1379)
    Story
    (1382)

    This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

    Jason says: "My favorite book for encouragement!"
    "Tim Ferriss is the MAN!"
    Overall

    This is perhaps one of the most impacting and life-changing book that I have ever read on pursuing your dreams, goals, and passions. Tim gives a very clear blueprint for designing your ideal lifestyle and the tips, tricks, and shortcuts that he provides are astounding. Perhaps the best 22 bucks I've ever spent. I've recommended it to everyone I know and many whom meet. If you're ready to get out of the Matrix, this book is for you.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Going Rogue: An American Life

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sarah Palin
    • Narrated By Sarah Palin
    Overall
    (751)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (155)

    In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race, providing a rare, mom's-eye view of high-stakes national politics - from patriots dedicated to "Country First" to slick politicos bent on winning at any cost.

    Mike & Jan Geihsler says: "Needed unabridged"
    "Horrible!!"
    Overall

    If you're looking for self-aggrandizing revisionism, this book is for you. Palin's voice is nasaly, he meter and tempo inconsistent, her facts twisted, and general demeanor is simply arrogant. This book was pure drivel. This is perhaps the worst book I have ever read or listened to. I tried to give it a fair hearing, but found myself choking down the first few chapters. I didn't want to continue on a failing course so I stopped reading it. Don't waste your time. I wish I could give it zero stars.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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