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  • Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Buzz Bissinger
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Nordling
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    Given unprecedented access to La Russa and his team, best-selling journalist Bissinger captures baseball's strategic and emotional essence. We watch from the dugout as La Russa's Cardinals take on their archrivals, the Chicago Cubs, in a thrilling three-game series.

    Peter says: "Book with good premise follows through"
    "Run don't Walk"
    Overall

    This is a Wonderful book. This book will give you insights into baseball. You will never watch or listen to a Baseball game the same way.

    This book gives you the opportunity to get inside one of the most brightest minds in the game. You will have a whole new appreciation for the game and the way it is played. It is very well written and narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ryan Holiday
    • Narrated By Ryan Holiday
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (454)
    Story
    (449)

    We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

    Jason DeFillippo says: "Great book I wish I had 25 years ago"
    "We have become soft and weak minded"
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    What did you love best about The Obstacle Is the Way?

    The author, Ryan Holiday, surmises that many people give up too easy when faced with obstacles. With the emergence of technology and other advancements we have become soft and lazy. Many of the things we use to make our lives better have made us weak. We have lost our way and a lot of us are unable to generate fortitude to achieve our goals. According to Holiday,. "Great times are great softeners. Abundance can be its own obstacle." We have become easily stopped in the face of conflict and are becoming more unhappy.

    Holiday puts forth an approach for a generation that has too much and is stuck. It's more of an approach that gives the reader a new perspective for thriving amid chaos and dealing with everyday challenges. Holiday does not propose a recipe, a prescription or list of things to do. It's much more than that. It's more of an inquiry. Holiday invites the reader to reflect on the obstacles that are holding us back, making us unhappy and unfulfilled as humans. Holiday challenges us to reflect on how we discern our current set of problems. As we do so, we are able to understand the truth of our situation and separate out our our false preconceptions. As this occurs, we are able to see our obstacles with new eyes. We are able to change our relationship to our challenges and relate to them powerfully and viewing them as opportunities.

    Throughout the text the Holiday does a great job of sharing the collective wisdom of some of our greatest thinkers. It is not a treatise on their work. As Holiday introduces a distinction of a legendary philosopher, he also cites a real life case study of an individual who transformed their situation. Who changed their relationship to their situation and transformed it. He uses incidents of current day people as well as historical figures.

    I also purchased the hard copy of this book. It is on my desk and will serve as reference book. I also plan to give it as a holiday gift to my family, friends and co-workers.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11640)
    Performance
    (9036)
    Story
    (9095)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "Michael Connelly reader looking for a new series"
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    Any additional comments?

    Since I finished the Michael Connelly and Lee Child series of books, I have been looking for another series to entertain me while I travel back and forth to work. I was a little skeptical due to the mythical topic. I usually do not enjoy subjects based on mythical characters. These books are so much more than that. I trusted the reviews of the other readers and pushed the purchase button and I have never been more entertained. during my listening I have realized real life application from the plot.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Harry Bosch Box Set: 'The Narrows', 'Echo Park', and 'The Overlook'

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (1724)
    Performance
    (1193)
    Story
    (1173)

    Here are three award-winning Harry Bosch thrillers, all voiced by standout Broadway veteran Len Cariou: The Narrows, Echo Park, and The Overlook.

    Jami says: "nice collection -- one missing in the order though"
    "Driveway book"
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    Any additional comments?

    As most of MC's books I enjoy while making my commute. This book I book I was sitting in my driveway when I returned home because I could not stop listening. I would give it 5 stars overall but I have trouble with Len Cariou doing the voice of a women. He sounds too much like Uncle Charlie from the tv show, My Three Sons.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Drop: Harry Bosch, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (3247)
    Performance
    (2649)
    Story
    (2620)

    Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics....

    Joanne says: "A completely satisfying listen"
    "My First Harry Bosch Book."
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    If you could sum up The Drop in three words, what would they be?

    compelling, moving and exciting. I hope they are this good.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not a big fan of fiction but this was so intertaning. I cannot wait to listen to the entire series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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