I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. I thought the little accounts were fascinating. I could have listened to much more.
The most memorable parts to me are those that talk about the amazing accomplishments of the CIA when I've never heard of most of these stories before.
I thought the narrator was solid but not outstanding.
Its a little long to listen to this in one sitting but maybe three or four.
I've not read the print version but the audio version is excellent.
I appreciated the frequent specific examples of a concept or how to apply a concept. I also appreciated his breakdown of what type of things need to be done in advance of a negotiation, what to do during, and then follow up afterward.
This is definitely NOT a book you want to listen to in one sitting. The material is great but it is very dense. Small doses of 20 -30 minutes worked best for me.
This is the best book on negotiation I've read aside from Getting to Yes. Highly recommended.
I would suspect a novice might enjoy it more than anyone who knows anything about negotiation.
The narrator did a fine job.
I hate to give bad reviews because I can appreciate the work that goes into writing and publishing a book. That said, this book is terrible and I hate to think that novices to negotiation would read this and think themselves equipped to negotiate. This book is full of meaningless platitudes with little, if any direction of what to do. The only thing worse than the platitudes was terrible advice such as "try to negotiate the bill for services". To be sure, you can try to negotiate the cost of services with you attorney, accountant, or contractor after the service is complete. Even if you get a smaller bill you will likely ruin a professional relationship and if you do it a couple times you will get the reputation for this type of behavior. The only reason I'm not giving this book 0 stars is that there are a couple bits and pieces of decent information. The information isn't new or unique, you can find it in any other book on negotiation, but at least they are present here. If you want a better book on negotiation try "Negotiation Genius" by Deepak Malholtra and Max Bazerman.
I love Matthew Berry and I love his stories on his podcast, I was surprised that so many of the stories he used were not fun or interesting. I really didn't think it was fun or funny that people make losers in their fantasy football leagues get terrible tattoos, etc. I also just don't care a whole lot about Berry's college leagues.
Not at all. If Berry puts out another book I'll give it a try.
I think Matthew Berry is a good story teller, he has a good voice, you can tell he enjoys what he does and talking about what he does.
I did enjoy this book, I love the characters, I really enjoy Tufo's writing AND I found it to be less compelling than the other books.
I would probably recommend the read the book if they love the series, otherwise stop at 6.
Weird question... No
Love the series, lover the characters, love the author, I think it's a little hard to keep things going sometimes.
Did not read print version.
Several parts of the book stuck with me. I loved the opening sequence, the children's basketball story, and the Martin Luther King story. All of the stories are just so captivating.
There is no one moment I found moving, instead I found one story after the next to be riveting.
I think this is his best book yet.
I did enjoy the many little stories he told.
It was similar to Matthew Berry's fantasy football book in that both used a variety of short stories.
My favorite parts were the discussions on Alex Rodriguez and Basketball.
You wouldn't make a film of this.
I was a little disappointed that he's talked about virtually all of this on his radio show so there was very little in the way of surprises.
I would recommend this story to friends who were interested in the NFL.
The personal accounts of players were fascinating and bone-chilling, particularly the Troy Aikman story.
I listened to this book a little at a time because parts were fascinating and other parts were very heavy on medical or people I didn't care about so I needed to break things up.
I enjoyed the book but they could have cut it down by a couple hours.
I would recommend this to a friend because it is a solid and entertaining book. I especially enjoyed that the characters thought they had done something good in the first book resulted in terrible consequences here in the second book.
I would compare this book to Warbreaker only to the extent that Sanderson always uses different and interesting magic systems.
This is another great performance by Michael Kramer.
I did want to listen to the entire book in one sitting but it was far too long to do so in less than several days.
I enjoyed the development and evolution of the characters and the game of cat and mouse between Vin and Ruin.
The fight between Vin and Ruin as well as the fight between Marsh and Elend
Another great performance.
Not likely because the pace was slow bordering on monotonous.
I was pleased with the ending.
This wasn't my favorite Michael Kramer performance. He is a great voice actor but none of the characters were great in this book.
I suppose the main character because he is one of the few people that makes it through the book.
I wanted to enjoy the book but I had a hard time getting into it. As the book progressed it felt like a series of unrelated events loosely tied together by flat characters until they die off. I think the author is talented and he is very detailed in many of his descriptions, but the timeline of the book seems to be about 12 hours and the audio book is close to 10? I got a little bored despite the action.
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