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Omar

I love psychology, brain science, marketing, business start up books and some fiction.

Member Since 2011

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  • Alice in Wonderland

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (268)
    Story
    (263)

    Alice begins her fantastic journey by following an unprecedented White Rabbit with a pocket watch. While in the topsy turvy world of Wonderland, Alice takes advice from a caterpillar and attends a mad tea party. She meets the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon, and participates in a ludicrous courtroom scene. Each character has its own charming voice, as B. J. Harrison delivers one of his most whimsical performances.

    Amazon Customer says: "Such a good narrator!!!"
    "Over Dramatized!"
    Overall

    The plot is of course so dreamy and fancy. But the narrator over dramatization ruined my experience. But it is worth the couple of hours!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated By Patrick Egan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2102)
    Performance
    (1637)
    Story
    (1618)

    The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

    Mike says: "Difficult Listen, but Probably a Great Read"
    "THE best judgment and behavioral psychology book."
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    I have read/listened to a handful of books about judgment, decision-making, behavioral economics, and cognitive psychology. Now I have found "The Source"

    Daniel Kahneman practically invented those areas of research and after getting a Nobel prize for doing so, he finally decided to write for the ordinary person in a very understandable and enjoyable manner.

    Satisfaction guaranteed :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (845)
    Performance
    (691)
    Story
    (693)

    Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

    Darwin8u says: "A Clinician's eYe, but a Poet's HEART"
    "A MUST, but"
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    I have been always fascinated by the brain science, how the mind work and psychology. But I found myself always gravitating to the non-clinical side of it, but the cognitive and social sides, that is "How the normal minds work and how the average person behaves", so I thought a clinical cases book by the great Dr. Sacks can help. I WAS RIGHT.

    Why not 5 stars then? because the author didn't in some parts take into consideration that some non-professionals like myself would read it :) A lot of neurological terminology and drug names can sometimes get to my nerves.

    After all, a must.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1244)
    Performance
    (1078)
    Story
    (1085)

    Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

    C. Acevedo says: "I really enjoy listening over and over again."
    "Could have been better"
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    Great advice mixed with some unpractical tips, good narration weakened by dull examples. Could have been much better

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Richest Man in Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By George S. Clason
    • Narrated By Jason McCoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Travel back in time as George S. Clason takes you back to Babylon in his enlightening, insightful book on financial investment and financial success. The original version now restored and revised, this series of delightful short stories teaches economic tips and tools for financial success that have withstood the test of time and are applicable still today. Enjoy reading, and start saving today!

    Wayne says: "Do not under any circumstances buy this recording!"
    "Stay clear"
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    The book is supposedly a classic but very badly written, not coherent and rather dull.
    The old language and over dramatized narration didn't help.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wealthy Barber: Everyone’s Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David Chilton
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    A frequent guest on national TV and radio shows, David Chilton is widely praised for his ability to combine humor and common sense to show people the simplicity of sound financial planning. This updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books will help you straighten out the complex twists and turns of personal finance on the road to monetary independence. Chilton shows you how to get rich slowly and steadily - even if your salary is average!

    Martin says: "A good listen with useful advice"
    "mmmm..Amusing"
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    Amusing,that is about all!
    The performance is very captivating and very well "dramatized" but nothing much to the content. Most of the data and advise presented will be very well known to you if you have read any , I mean ANY, financial advice book before.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • George Carlin Reads to You: An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty'

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    • Narrated By George Carlin
    Overall
    (705)
    Performance
    (637)
    Story
    (632)

    If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. t's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits.

    Rick says: "Like a Cast of Thousands"
    "Just a collection"
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    I love George Carlin and I listened, watched and followed practically every appearance he made before. So, I didn't like this book!
    The book is just an un-coherent collection of lots of his performance using even the same phrases he used on stage so nothing new here.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week!

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Phil Town
    • Narrated By Phil Town
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (17)

    Before I became "Phil Town, teacher of investing principles to more than 500,000 people a year", I was a lot like you: someone who viewed individual stock investing as way too hard to do successfully. As a guy who barely made a living as a river guide, I considered the whole process pretty impenetrable, and I was convinced that to do it right you had to make it a full-time job. Me, I was more interested in having full-time fun.

    Sheila says: "Abridged inspiration"
    "Undoable"
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    Very optimistic view that paints a pink picture... but if you read enough on the topic elsewhere you will easily realize that Rule #1 is just a fantasy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Start a Running Routine and Become a Confident Runner: A Beginner's Guide to Running and Jogging

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Jay Walkins
    • Narrated By Claton Butcher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    It seems that weight loss and getting into shape is a universal goal for the majority of people in North America. One way to lose weight and get into shape for once and for all is through a serious running program. How to Start a Running Routine and Become a Confident Runner. Running, along with walking, are exercises that you can begin fairly quickly and easily. Notice that we didn't say that weight loss would be easy to accomplish, but then nothing worthwhile ever is.

    Omar says: "Wouldn't recommend it."
    "Wouldn't recommend it."
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    Very brief, very shallow and didn't really add much. If you spend couple of hours browsing Youtube for running guides you are better-off.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Derek Sivers
    • Narrated By Derek Sivers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (416)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (313)

    When anyone can start a business (when everyone is running their career like a business), it begs a question. This is your one chance at life, you can have anything you want, what is worth doing? Most people don't know why they're doing what they're doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own. They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won't make them happy. Anything You Want is a manifesto about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters.

    Richard says: "Short and poignant"
    "Listened to it 3 times!"
    Overall
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    The headlines says it all, the book is too good and to the point that you will want to re-listen to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4344)
    Performance
    (2135)
    Story
    (2168)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
    "Caballo!"
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    The book is a superb masterpiece and the most magnificent about it is how it related differently with each and every one of us... for me, I want to live Caballo's life :))

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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