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David

Mountain view, Ca, United States

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (4916)
    Performance
    (2018)
    Story
    (2010)

    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Anita says: "Excellent Insights"
    "this book is ok"
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Stephen R. Covey and/or Stephen R. Covey?

    I don't think so unless my paradigms change.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen R. Covey again?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narration was like listening to a Rottweiler bark.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger and disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Very old school approach. Lot of personal problems without understanding why. Very left brain oriented. Unsuited for today. Lacks depth and meaning...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Einstein: His Life and Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3441)
    Performance
    (1428)
    Story
    (1437)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

    Henrik says: "Surprise: Two books in one!"
    "narrator is aweful"
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    Performance
    Story
    Were the concepts of this book easy to follow, or were they too technical?

    not technical enough and when you choose a narrator who explains technical intricacies of the subject please choose someone who does not gobble and zip through the entire subject. i can detect a bit of a show off in the narrator. he really is better suited for narrating american civil war heros or presidents from that era. someone else with more clear intonation when it came to tech stuff should have narrated this book. I am very dissopointed. what an extraordinary material and what poor performance by narrator. he was much better as dick chaney then einstein and his thearies of relativity.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Edward Herrmann?

    someone who has more passion for phisycs for sure. edward showed more enthusiasm when talking about personal relationships that when it came to discribing the genius of einstain, that is so said. i hate the narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    it told me that great minds do not rely on what is confirmed by their sicieties, instead they examin everything to suit their way of life. that living alone without female hosemates gives one a trampeline into discoveries beyonds ones imaginations, that swiss as well as german societies were nationalistic. that america is a periphery.


    Any additional comments?

    one must put a conciouse amount of effor and time into selecting a suitable narrator. its not what people say it is how they say it that makes all the difference. I thought narrator sounded too old. i can detect hemoroid in his voice and a bit of disinterest in the physics itself.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (10573)
    Performance
    (9118)
    Story
    (9082)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "walter isaacson"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    hey walter, this message is for you.

    i can't help but notice your negative tone of voice every time you mention steves veganism or fruterianism. also when you spoke of the pepsi exec your mouth filled with


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    everything about steve jobs, his life style etc.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    not at all


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes things that steve did just to get his point across


    Any additional comments?

    narrator sucks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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