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Eva Rose

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  • The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Simon Baron-Cohen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cowley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
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    (145)
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    Borderline personality disorder, autism, narcissism, psychosis, Asperger's: All of these syndromes have one thing in common---lack of empathy. In some cases, this absence can be dangerous, but in others it can simply mean a different way of seeing the world. In The Science of Evil, Simon Baron-Cohen, an award-winning British researcher who has investigated psychology and autism for decades, develops a new brain-based theory of human cruelty.

    Douglas says: "A fine primer..."
    "Thought Provoking"
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    Simon Baron Cohen is a specialist in Autism, and he referred to Autism a bit in the book and I'd be really interested to read more of his work in this field. His book was quite thought provoking. In my personal interpretation of the book, it seems Mr. Cohen believes evil is not a spiritual matter at all, but rather a chemical/medical one. "Evil" doesn't really exist, it's just that some people have lower levels of empathy.
    He also seems to advocate for criminals who commit crimes due to their mental illnesses to have less severe punishments, since they can't help being sociopaths/psychopaths, or as Mr. Cohen would say, low on empathy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Let Him Chase You: A Simple Guide for Women Who Want Both Long-Lasting Love and Respect in Their Relationships with Men

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By L. Lynn Gilliard
    • Narrated By L. Lynn Gilliard
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    Are you the pursuer or do you let men pursue YOU? The answer is the difference between you becoming a side toy for a man to play around with or a girlfriend with a title and eventually a woman who any man would be eager to call his wife.

    Michelle says: "You're the prize"
    "Very helpful information for a lot of women"
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    No disrespect to the author, who has written a book which I'm sure can be helpful to a lot of women, but she has a very heavy regional accent (Brooklyn?) and the presentation…Well, think of a middle-schooler reading her book report. Also, there was piano music playing in the background. I think this audiobook could have been much better if a professional narrator/reader had been hired.


    Any additional comments?

    The author straightforwardly identifies many dating and relationship pitfalls that modern women encounter. But many of them I couldn't relate to, such as: dating men who have "baby mama drama" with the mothers of their illegitimate children, or guys who can't get a "regular" job at a company due to their criminal record! But if these problems apply to your particular dating pool, then this book would be helpful.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jim Marrs
    • Narrated By Dave Courvoisier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
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    (78)
    Story
    (76)

    Best-selling author and legendary conspiracy researcher Jim Marrs, who has investigated the recent financial crisis, the JFK assassination, and the national socialist takeover of America, now takes on his biggest subject: the history of mankind. Offering mind-blowing information that will radically alter the way we think about the world and our place in it, Marrs goes beyond the revelations of his classic Alien Agenda, interweaving science and authentic archaeological finds with provocative speculation to show how human civilization may have originated with nonhumans who visited earth eons ago.

    Randi says: "Absolutely Astonishing best book I've ever heard"
    "Utter rubbish"
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He spoke too fast. There was so much information, but it was presented too fast to process.


    Any additional comments?

    There wasn't much "evidence" given to support the title. There were a lot of anecdotal stories, but that's about it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jo Piazza
    • Narrated By Jean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
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    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    Why do celebrities get paid so much more than regular people to do a job that seems to afford them the same amount of leisure time as most retirees? What do Bush-era economics have to do with the rise of Kim Kardashian? How do the laws of supply and demand explain why the stars of Teen Mom are on the cover of Us Weekly? Find out.

    Peter Williams says: "Great read if interested in the economics of fame'"
    "Eye opening!"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Celebrity, Inc.?

    Who knew Oscars were campaigned for like the presidency? As much money, spin-doctoring, and rhetoric goes into an Oscar campaign as any run for office. I'll never look at the Academy Awards the same way again!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Firoozeh Dumas
    • Narrated By Firoozeh Dumas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (73)
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    (71)

    In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father's glowing memories of his graduate school years here.

    Jerry says: "The melting pot, next generation"
    "Funny and heartwarming!"
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    What did you love best about Funny in Farsi?

    I loved seeing the U.S. through the eyes of a little girl from Iran.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Firoozeh's Dad, and how much he loved the U.S. from his times as a college student .


    Any additional comments?

    I hope more of my compatriots (Americans) will read this book, and understand that people are not the politics of their country. I'm thankful that Firoozeh's family had a great experience in the U.S. and that people were warm and friendly to them. Not all foreign immigrants have the same experience, and that is a shame.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
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    In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

    Cynthia says: "The Art of (Unconventional) War"
    "Brilliant!"
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    It turns out disadvantages don't have to be disadvantageous! Mr. Gladwell gives thought provoking case histories of people who've triumphed over great obstacles in life. I've thoroughly enjoyed Gladwell's previous books and this was no exception. I love that he narrates his books himself. He has a pleasing voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Law and Disorder: The Legendary FBI Profiler’s Relentless Pursuit of Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Douglas, Mark Olshaker
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
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    (32)
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    For 25 years, John E. Douglas worked for the FBI, where had a brilliant and terrifying career getting inside the minds of notorious killers. Written with Mark Olshaker, Law and Disorder is Douglas’ most provocative and personal book yet. In it, he addresses every law enforcement professional’s worst nightmare: those cases where, for one reason or another, justice was delayed - or denied.

    Villarreal says: "Intersting and Informative"
    "Another great one from John Douglas!"
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    This is the 3rd book by John Douglas I've read or listened too. Mr. Douglas brings so much heart to his subject of criminal profiling and justice. In this book he focuses on both the prosecution and defense of the convicted, and brings up some very interesting points concerning methods of convicting people based on flawed or outdated "science". This is a great book for anyone interested in law and law enforcement, or the many facets of the debate on the death penalty in America. He also goes into how the media affects investigations and trials. I found it very thought provoking. I only wish Mr. Douglas had narrated it himself as he did for his other audiobooks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs)
    • By David Nasaw
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (164)
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    (156)

    Joseph Patrick Kennedy - whose life spanned the First World War, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the Cold War - was the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. The father of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy, 'Joe' Kennedy was an indomitable and elusive figure whose dreams of advancement for his nine children were matched only by his extraordinary personal ambition and shrewd financial skills.

    Robert says: "Wonderfully entertaining and engaging"
    "Commissioned by the Kennedy Family..."
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    Any additional comments?

    It should be noted by anyone who is interested in this book that the author mentions in the beginning that he was commissioned by the Kennedy family to write this book. That information was not in the description, so I was a bit disappointed to find that out after I had already purchased this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jacob Tomsky
    • Narrated By Jacob Tomsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (351)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
    (329)

    Jacob Tomsky has worked in hotels for more than a decade, doing everything from valet parking to manning the front desk. He's checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late check out, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your mini-bar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. And in Heads in Beds, he pulls back the curtain on the hospitality business.

    colleen says: "credit worthy"
    "Absolutely fantastic!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book! Narrated by the author (always a plus!), this book discloses the ins and outs of the hotel business (really great tips if you're a frequent traveler) in an interesting and entertaining way, and with dashes of philosophy here and there. The author does have a degree in philosophy, after all!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The author, "Tommy" (who also narrates this audiobook). I loved hearing about all the escapades of an accidental hotel employee.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Girl Problems

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Babe Walker
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (74)

    Babe Walker, center of the universe, is a painstakingly manicured white girl with an expensive smoothie habit, a proclivity for Louboutins, a mysterious mother she's never met, and approximately 50 bajillion Twitter followers. But her "problems" have landed her in shopping rehab - that's what happens when you spend $246,893.50 in one afternoon at Barneys. Now she's decided to write her memoir, revealing the gut-wrenching hurdles she's had to overcome in order to be perfect in every way, every day.

    Kimberly says: "Hysterical"
    "Not really a memoir"
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    Any additional comments?

    Maybe I'm stupid, but when I read the blurb for this book on audible saying "Babe Walker has managed to create one of the most enjoyable, unforgettable memoirs in years." I just believed that it was a memoir (and that it would be enjoyable). It is not. Babe Walker is a completely fabricated, fictional character. I began to suspect such about 2 chapters in, because it's simply not believable.

    No matter, I thought, since I enjoy satire. I'll give it a try. I thoroughly enjoyed Leslie Gornstein's book "The A-List Playbook: How to Survive Any Crisis While Remaining Wealthy, Famous, and Most Importantly, Skinny" which is a work of satire along the same lines. It was clever and funny. This book is NOT. I didn't find it funny or enjoyable, and the narration is 6 hours of that completely annoying "vocal fry".

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Open: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Andre Agassi
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (864)
    Performance
    (376)
    Story
    (372)

    From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned.

    Patrick says: "Just an Incredible Story!"
    "Interesting Autobiography"
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    I'm not a tennis fan but I do love a good autobiography. I found Agassi's life story very interesting, and his telling of his story comes from an honest and humble place. Although I definitely wouldn't call it a "tell all". He was very respectful in talking about his relationships with Streisand, and for the most part, Brooke Shields, although his disdain for her is evident. The only thing I didn't like about it was the constant, unending play-by-play of seemingly every tennis game he's ever played. But those parts would probably be interesting to anyone who loves tennis. All in all I found it a good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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