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  • Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Chrystia Freeland
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (66)

    There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Alarmingly, the greatest income gap is not between the 1 percent and the 99 percent, but within the wealthiest 1 percent of our nation-as the merely wealthy are left behind by the rapidly expanding fortunes of the new global super-rich. Forget the 1 percent; Plutocrats proves that it is the wealthiest 0.1 percent who are outpacing the rest of us at break-neck speed.

    Alsherif says: "For me, good for reading not listening"
    "Money sure Contributes To Happiness"
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    “Plutocrats” is one of the most appropriate books of the 2012 area. It deeply reveals the inequalities in our society. Far from been a critic of plutocracy, I find the book to be more of a window into the world of plutocrats. I couldn’t say that I’ve learned how to become wealthy in this book but, I can definitely say that it increased my understanding of their bubble. I would have loved Chrystia to talk a little bit about her and how she got access to all the plutocrats she interviewed.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    Overall
    (5405)
    Performance
    (4640)
    Story
    (4650)

    The season of gift-giving is here, and this year we've got something special for our members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Yuletide whodunit "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle". In this holiday-themed short story, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, follow the trail of a lost hat and a Christmas goose through the streets of London and into a rapidly expanding mystery.

    Katheryne says: "Superb! Love Alan Cumming"
    "Sherlock Holmes At One Of His Best"
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    I have always been a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes so my review is probably bias. This was another great mystery solved brilliantly by Sherlock. Quick fun book, flattery to the mind and I highly recommended it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Think & Grow Rich - Lectures by Napoleon Hill

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated By Napoleon Hill
    Overall
    (166)
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    (143)
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    (143)

    Make no mistake about it, listening to and following the principles of Think & Grow Rich will help individuals in all walks of life achieve their goals. For instance, former heavyweight champion and International Boxing Hall of Fame Ken Norton credited his winning ways to Think & Grow Rich. Norton's victory over "The Greatest", Muhammad Ali, in 1973 is a great illustration of how individuals can beat the odds, achieve their goals, and reach their fullest potential using the principles contained in this motivational book.

    Andre Williams says: "Not what you think"
    "Life Common Sense Guidance"
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    The audio of this book is horrible, very bad quality. The content is great gave me quite a lot to think about to make my life better and hopefully be successful.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dan Ariely
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (259)

    Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat? How do companies pave the way for dishonesty? Does collaboration make us more honest or less so? Does religion improve our honesty? Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but, in fact, we all cheat. From Washington to Wall Street, the classroom to the workplace, unethical behavior is everywhere. None of us is immune whether it's the white lie to head off trouble or padding our expense reports.

    Doug says: "You Cheat (and I Do Too)"
    "Educational"
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    I truly enjoy this book, and recommend it. One will enjoy it more than a fictional book and, one might be surprise the things one learns from it. The book reveals a true aspect of human nature and how we have a tendency to cheat and justify our actions. It is a requiem of tests/experiences in behavioral sciences. For a scientific mind, it is food for the soul.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Your First Listen

    • ORIGINAL (4 mins)
    Overall
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    Performance
    (8576)
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    Your Audible adventures begin right here.

    aareal says: "It was great"
    "Introduction"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Your First Listen to be better than the print version?

    Not really, audiobooks are fun to listen too but like movies, they don't help me memorize much. Ex: reading the name of the CEO of a Dutch bank or JP Morgan helps me memorize it better than having someone reading it to me. Overall it is a very enjoyable hobby especially if the narrator is good, you will live the book instead of just reading it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Your First Listen?

    How fast I finished the book. I must admit it feels effortless.


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    Love the narrator's intonations.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No this book is t the First Listen. No extreme reaction.


    Any additional comments?

    Loving this so far. Let me start my first true book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michelle Alexander
    • Narrated By Karen Chilton
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (282)

    In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

    Alisha says: "Great Book a must read for every American!"
    "Eye Opening Story but One-sided"
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    Where does The New Jim Crow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The book was quite informative. I truly love it, a little more than most books I have heard.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I was stunned by the statistics of the people that gets pulled over and the other aspect of the "War On Drug"


    What does Karen Chilton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She was a good narrator.


    If you could give The New Jim Crow a new subtitle, what would it be?

    A Dark Shadow Of Our Society


    Any additional comments?

    Michelle brought light on a very sad aspect of our society: Black men are disappearing and soon to be extinct. I love the fact that she was not just making allegations, she backed up all her statements with hardcore statistics. She was a little repetitive on few chapters but still I loved how she organized her argument. My only issue was the fact that she thought all the incarcerated people were victims. She was not willing to accept that some people purposefully accepted that life because it is the easy way out. And it gives them a shot at quick route to richness. No matter how small that number is, I think it is worth mentioning.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Sun Tzu
    • Narrated By Mike Borris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (304)

    This timeless text is required listening for any business person or athlete interested in strategy. It includes a soundtrack entitled "The Mysterious Sound of Wind In the Bamboo", a 43-minute collection of Zen-inspired Japanese music by the Matsu Take Ensemble.

    Kwinsee says: "Surprise change"
    "You Can Definitely Learn Something"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Art of War the most enjoyable?

    The different approaches Sun Tzu provided to win a battle.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Art of War?

    How it can be helpful/needed to be deceitful to win a battle and how incredible people become when they have their back against the wall.


    What three words best describe Mike Borris’s voice?

    Deep, Captivating, Appropriate


    If you could give The Art of War a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Secrets to win


    Any additional comments?

    This book though useful and knowledgeable, is a little outdated by nowadays war standards. It still provides good guidance about the basis needed to succeed and win wars/life. The ones I kept in mind were use of deception, discipline, rigorous training, and no true place for divine interventions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14381)
    Performance
    (11793)
    Story
    (12421)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "Girly but OK"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    The print is a little better plays better with your mind, your imagination.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fifty Shades of Grey?

    The suspense at the end was nicely put, but the story line in the book itself wasn't all that impressive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The taking of Anna in the boat house.


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

    The flight was beautifully describe and quite moving.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was not really what I expected. It was totally bias, completely based on how a woman feels during sex, all the emotions were overwhelming for me. I wish she added few guys points, talking maybe about his actual erection and size and stop portraying him as a minute man. The lack of description of the actual love act killed it a little for me. Overall still a good read. The audio was pretty good too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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