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Suzanne

Ames, IA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Piers Steel
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (53)

    Using a mix of psychology, science, self-help, and a decade of groundbreaking research, Dr. Piers Steel, internationally recognized as the foremost authority on procrastination, explains why procrastination is dangerously on the rise and tells us how to overcome the destructive patterns that affect our health and happiness to create more positive lives.

    Sean says: "A mixed bag with few concrete techniques"
    "Aggressive, Accusatory, Awful"
    Overall

    The style of writing is aggressive and accusatory. The author writes "YOU put things off", "YOU don't enjoy work".

    Actually, no, I don't.

    I wanted some tips to motivate my graduate students and help them avoid pitfalls, but I'll have to look elsewhere. This finger wagging toward the reader was pervasive, not just used once or twice to emphasize a point. I found this style of writing offensive.

    7 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Colin Tudge
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    For more than a century, scientists have raced to unravel the human family tree and have grappled with its complications. Now, with an astonishing new discovery, everything we thought we knew about primate origins could change. Lying inside a high-security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world's leading natural history museums, is the scientific find of a lifetime - a perfectly fossilized early primate.

    Michael says: "Hype and Spin are Nauseating"
    "Had about 20 pages worth of material"
    Overall

    This book was repetitive- presumably because it actually had very little to say. I didn't finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Origin of Species

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Charles Darwin
    • Narrated By David Case
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (83)

    One of the most famous and influential books of its (or any) time, The Origin of Species is, surprisingly, little read. True enough, most people know what it says, or think they do, at any rate. The first comprehensive statement of the theory of natural selection, it does, indeed, provide the basic argument and demonstration of what we think of as Darwinism.

    billfish says: "I loved it"
    "Case is tedious"
    Overall

    I found this book very enlightening and fascinating. However, the narrator sounds pretenious and bored. He emphasis is odd and very hard to listen to. Try LibriVox.com for this title if you want a better reading of it.

    25 of 31 people found this review helpful

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