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  • The Future of Success

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Robert B. Reich
    • Narrated By Robert B. Reich

    The dizzying exuberance of the Internet-driven marketplace offers unprecedented opportunities and an ever-expanding choice of products and jobs. This is a boon to us as consumers, but it's wreaking havoc in the rest of our lives. Using examples from everyday life, Reich delineates what success is coming to mean in our time and suggests how we might create a more balanced society and more satisfying lives.

    Kenneth says: "What you knew, but hadn’t articulated"
    "Food for thought"

    I heard this book, repeating some sections many times. I have followed Robert Reich even before he
    became Secretary of the Dept. of Labor. I have always enjoyed his erudite exposition of american economy
    and the choices we have to make to be part of such an economy. Therefore my review may be biased.
    The book is certainly a basket of fodder for mind to ruminate.

    14 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • Flags of Our Fathers

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Bradley, Ron Powers
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye

    In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

    Patti says: "History in Real Life"
    "Good book about the strength of character"
    Would you listen to Flags of Our Fathers again? Why?

    Yes, I am writing this review while considering to listen to it again. I listened to the book many years ago 4-5 and the one thing I remember is the dignity with which the central character, father of the author has lived his life.

    What other book might you compare Flags of Our Fathers to and why?

    There are many great books, Kite Runner, Namesake, John Adams and Truman by David McCullough, Quite, too many to list here. They all enrich you.

    Have you listened to any of Stephen Hoye’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Weekends at Bellevue

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Julie Holland
    • Narrated By Julie Holland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    His name was Joshua Silver. He was 23 years old, educated, and had an impressive vocabulary. The NYPD had found Joshua Silver naked in Times Square, barking like a dog.It was just another night for Julie Holland, the attending doctor in the world famous Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric emergency room.

    Gang of Four says: "Rings so True"
    "Good book to understand experiences of a physician"
    If you could sum up Weekends at Bellevue in three words, what would they be?

    I am listening to the second volume of the book and thus far I have to say that I am quite satisfied. You learn a lot, how practice of medicine/psychiatry affects physicians, how society expects health care system to deliver for very complex problems for a very low price, how personal relationships define physician's perspective on patients, life in general and society.Being a physician can be very exhausting. Keeping your sanity and looking at people as people and not as some machine is important.

    What about Julie Holland’s performance did you like?

    The book captured very well the day to day life at a psych ward.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Irrational Exuberance

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert J. Shiller
    • Narrated By Robert J. Shiller

    In this bold and potentially urgent volume, Robert J. Shiller, a respected expert on market volatility, offers an unconventional interpretation of recent U.S. stock market highs and warns that poorer performance may be in the offing. He tells us how we - as a society and individually - can respond. Hear an exclusive interview with Robert J. Shiller - FREE!

    Timothy says: "Very academic, but thorough and informative"
    "A good introduction to Market behaviour"

    I listened to the book twice, only to digest the material once again.
    It was very captivating to see how complex things are and how people
    try to explain in very simplistic terms. I wish I had listened to
    this book even earlier as it is a necessary book (in my opinion) to
    one's own understanding of investing and its rewards.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Promise of Sleep

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By William C. Dement
    • Narrated By Jeff McCarthy

    Healthful sleep has been proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity. And yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep - and the price of sleep deprivation. Dr. Dement takes us on a fascinating tour of the sleeping body and mind in this eye-opening program.

    Mark Freeman says: "Pretty good -- not great, but pretty good"
    "Very illuminating"

    A must read for anyone who is interested in leading a quality life. The author an expert in the
    science of sleep elaborates in very simple language the profound role sleep plays in our life.
    It helps us appreciate how by adhering to some simple rules we can turn around our lives for

    22 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Ava's Man

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Rick Bragg
    • Narrated By Rick Bragg

    Journalist Rick Bragg has built a soaring monument to the grandfather he never knew, and in the process created a powerfully intimate piece of American history as it was experienced by the working people of the deep South, a glorious record of a life of character, tenacity and indomitable joy, and an unforgettable tribute to a vanishing culture.

    Kate says: "Deeply moving"
    "A Transport into the past."

    I heard the book in 20-25 minute chunks over a period of 2-3 weeks. I liked the book and probably
    might hear it again when I have some time. The author paints a vivid picture of the circumstances
    in which he grew up one I should admit is a difficult one. Reminded me many times of my childhood.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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