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James

Upland, CA, United States

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  • 15 reviews
  • 31 ratings
  • 36 titles in library
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  • An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mohandas (Mahatma) K. Gandhi
    • Narrated By Bill Wallace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (126)

    A holy man to Hindus, a hero to Muslims, and a criminal to the British, Mohandas K. Gandhi was an inspiring figure of the 20th century, a man whose quest to live in accord with God’s highest truth led him to initiate massive campaigns against racism, violence, and colonialism.

    Srinivasa says: "Great book, Good enough narration."
    "Determination"
    Overall

    The determination of one person and sticking to "personal" principles (vows) developed during youthful years.... Found this book motivational! (What can be accomplished in one life time with little concern for personal negative opposition or living comfortably; at times). I recommend this book if you like strong minded persons with many details!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Primal Management: Unraveling Secrets of Human Nature

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Paul Herr
    • Narrated By Jim Herrin
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    As human beings, we are fascinated by what makes us tick. We know that nature gave us certain biological appetites to ensure our survival, among those the need for water, food, sex, and love, but meeting these alone is not enough to ensure happiness. Scientists, and now managers, are realizing that people have a biological need to experience social rewards like praise, the thrill of innovation, and the satisfaction of acquiring new skills.

    Reid says: "difficult listen"
    "Emotion - The value of."
    Overall

    Very pleased to listen to this book from Paul Herr. Even if you are not in management for any corporation. This audio book clearly reads / listens as it is very-valuable to know what pleases people!! Paul includes his personal life experiences in this book which is a huge plus (for any author); in-order to assist in imparting useful information to us the reader; (as it is written from a "hands-on" type of working perspective). Thanks Paul for writing this book! Thank you everybody for reading my review! Hope this review helps in your decision to have a listen of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Cassidy
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (180)

    Behind the alarming headlines about job losses, bank bailouts, and corporate greed, there is a little-known story of bad ideas. For 50 years or more, economists have been busy developing elegant theories of how markets work - how they facilitate innovation, wealth creation, and an efficient allocation of society's resources. But what about when markets don't work?

    Ben says: "Way more than I expected"
    "Good explanation of economics"
    Overall

    Was very pleased to find this audio book very comprehensive on economics. Going forward from where we are today: This book also makes a valuable point very well - Stop the risky financial behaviors of the past... Make more use of our very knowledgeable economic regulators and ramp-up our overseeing of financial instruments and institution dealings on a much wider scope and in more depth, (a more wise moving forward from our recent financial troubled times). I some how feel this audio book may not be popular with many financial institutions.... (if there were to be many more banking and stock market security regulations created).

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Everyday Wisdom

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Wayne W. Dyer
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    Dr. Dyer reads his collection of over 200 insightful quotes and observations.

    Michael says: "Perfect!"
    "Instructional methodology of Motivation"
    Overall

    If an audio listener is able to get past Dr. Wayne Dyer's voice and piano plunking sound in the background, (within this version / copy of the audio book).... Dr. Dyer presents **great** *inspirational* thinking thoughts is this book. I do like Dr. Dyer's work and his speeches are very compelling. Dr. Dyer's personal life experiences and everyday conversational word usage are a priceless inclusion in his speeches and within this audio book! Have seen Dr. Wayne Dyer on at least one PBS channel some years ago... Just not sure his voice tone and levels function-to-this-books-benefit and Dr. Dyer's good-works credit in this audio book.... (Detracts from his good words provided here and there contemplation consideration by us the listener). Sorry about having to write about Dr.'s voice-audio level / method / voice-inflections. Thanks for your time in reading this!
    Good wishes to you with all your future audio book listens!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Think and Grow Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated By Jason McCoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Here is the famous Carnegie formula for money-making, based upon the Thirteen Proven Steps to Riches. It was organized through 25 years of research, in collaboration with more than 500 distinguished men of great wealth, who proved by their own achievements that this philosophy is practical.

    Syerah says: "AWFUL Narration!"
    "Human Thought-filled - Thinking book"
    Overall

    Hello:
    An audio book covering subjects such as; (not limited to), Science, Physiology and Religion; as a few simple already published school type of book subject source examples. Napoleon Hill and possibly including the book editors provide a main theme (to me); emphasizing removal of all our negative thoughts in our mind (one example is: Fear) and replace all negativity with positive thinking. This book topic coverage is not new to me; an audio book that reads / listens more like a "spiritual" renewal book; especially if you already possess a wide-view of religious theology-school subject understanding. Looking practically (good use) at this book; seems good to review these concepts covered in this audio book from time to time throughout our life... (Continued review). Seems more useful during times in our lives that are intensely focused with tending to surviving in the new-world financial disorder. (Good book promotion timing during our current financial times). ***An audio book wishing to have us readers feeling good about ourselves.**** {PLEASE NOTE: There are some way-out-there on the fringe of human-understanding areas covered in this audio concerning supernatural powers; that might make for some - turn-off - listening moments). So if you *really* have an issue with a few way-out-there topics. Such as human transcendental capabilities. This audio book may *not* be for you}****
    Thanks for reading! ****If you like motivational books; this audio book might be another worth investing some time with.*****

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Allen
    • Narrated By David Allen
    Overall
    (2686)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (246)

    From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

    Rick says: "Getting Things Done"
    "Write it down - Follow-through and file it away"
    Overall

    I agree with David's time and resources management practices! Question: Will we be able to be follow through as this audio books author David suggests, all the time?.... Good to keep trying and remembering David's steps to completing projects... Enjoy being more in control of your valuable time. Will appear more efficient and organized to other associates. (Actions applied from this book can be applied to work and home life - In my opinion).

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life (Harvard Business Review)

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Stewart D. Friedman
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (0)

    Integrate work, home, community and self to become a more productive leader and a more fulfilled person. From the April 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review.

    James says: "How to keep focused on business"
    "How to keep focused on business"
    Overall

    The primary interest in this audio download was to listen to a sample of what the Harvard Business Review is about... (To be honest here).
    After listening... I am interested in listening to other Harvard articles.... (before anymore Harvard reviewing - wish to listened to other business books covering economy (as one specific topic example).... Possibly additional Harvard magazine review time someday in the future. Thanks for making available the Harvard Business Review, here at Audible dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kevin Trudeau
    • Narrated By Kevin Trudeau
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    Kevin Trudeau blows the lid off a nest of deception and double standards concerning general and individual health in this new book, Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About. Kevin has risked government prosecution to bring you the full story of an intricate conspiracy.

    Chrisman J. Harris says: "patient of natural healing"
    "Please read the labels!"
    Overall

    Kevin does an outstanding job of reiteratively reminding us to read food product labels at all grocery and / or similar food product stores. Reading product ingredients was the take away I gained from Kevin's relentless reminder to -- read-the-labels -- of the products we wish to purchase. Make better choices whenever possible... If the label has more than three ingredients listed... or if we are unable to decipher the ingredient / chemical names... It is time to look for an alternative food choice... (as a couple of examples).
    Good advice Kevin provides; I am in agreement!! (Just makes sense. May not always be practical today with our currently available food. Kevin's energy put into this book is off the charts high scale! Thanks Kevin for providing this audio book... Much appreciated.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Harry Markopolos
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Harry Markopolos, Frank Casey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1437)
    Performance
    (737)
    Story
    (734)

    No One Would Listen is the exclusive story of the Harry Markopolos-lead investigation into Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme. While a lot has been written about Madoff's scam, few actually know how Markopolos and his team - affectionately called "the Fox Hounds" by Markopolos himself - uncovered what Madoff was doing years before this financial disaster reached its pinnacle. Unfortunately, no one listened, until the damage of the world's largest financial fraud ever was irreversible.

    Brendan says: "Shocking, terrific"
    "Applying a High-level of Ethics!"
    Overall

    Words will not bestow any justice to this audio book... (any review words written by me). One suggestion is to listen to this audio book at least twice in-order to better comprehend the inter-connected story elements put together like a puzzle by Harry and others to reach the ending of this book; (as of the date of this audio publication)! Easy to miss many parts of the story upon first listen... Please set aside some attentive listening time to better comprehend this multiple-people-involved to reach this books conclusion point.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • In Defense of Globalization

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jagdish Bhagwati
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In the passionate debate that currently rages over globalization, critics have been heard blaming it for a host of ills afflicting poorer nations, everything from child labor to environmental degradation and cultural homogenization. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes on the critics, revealing that globalization, when properly governed, is in fact the most powerful force for social good in the world today.

    anonymous says: "thoughtful book marred by a sub-standard reading"
    "Very Comprehensive on economy"
    Overall

    Jagdish does an excellent job on explaining economics from a world wide view (zoomed - out) on economics... Jagdish also has a genuine concern for the economically disadvantaged folks!! Great perspective Jagdish has! Thanks Jagdish for this audio book!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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