You no longer follow H. Gschwindt De Gyor

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow H. Gschwindt De Gyor

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

H. Gschwindt De Gyor

Henrik de Gyor

Northern Virginia, USA | Member Since 2010

7
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 7 reviews
  • 69 ratings
  • 121 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2015
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Henry A. Crumpton
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (184)

    A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert here tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career while illustrating the growing importance of America's intelligence officers and their secret missions. The Art of Intelligence draws from the full arc of Henry Crumpton's espionage and covert action exploits to explain what America's spies do and why their service is more valuable than ever.

    Anne says: "Looking for a place in History?"
    "Insider perspective on the modern world of intel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Art of Intelligence?

    An insider perspective of the world of intelligence and modern warfare as they hunt for the most wanted terrorists. Crumpton pinpoints the differences between multiple agencies he collaborated with over the years from education, technology, tradecraft, protocol, dealing with politics, decision making as well as working with the private sector.


    What did you like best about this story?

    An insider perspective of the world of intelligence and modern warfare. The reasons behind introducing drones and their evolution into effective predators is described in great detail. Fascinating look into use of data to improve decision making. The story is surprisingly revealing.


    What about David Colacci’s performance did you like?

    The narration was direct and purposeful, but not droning.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were some beautiful uses of data described. The collaboration between government agencies described is awe inspiring. There is some parts of prayer and deep patriotic feelings by the author.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Napoleon Hill, Sharon Lechter (editor)
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller, Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (757)
    Performance
    (653)
    Story
    (650)

    In 1938, just after publication of his all-time best-seller Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill revealed that he had broken the Devil’s Code, forcing him to confess his secrets. The resulting manuscript - Outwitting the Devil - proved so controversial, it was hidden for more than 70 years. Now, Sharon Lechter brings us this important book, annotating and editing it for a contemporary audience. Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Hill digs deep to identify the greatest obstacles we face in reaching our personal goals....

    Chelsea says: "the most powerful information of your life"
    "One of the best audiobook I have heard to date"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    All should read/listen to this book. Archived for over 70 years, it is surprisingly relevant today. Maybe not surprising because human nature has not changed regardless of time and technology. It is short, to the point and will hit a chord regardless of age and experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3730)
    Performance
    (2187)
    Story
    (2202)

    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
    "Learn what happens to us after death"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Stiff is a very complete, informative, mostly unemotional story of researching what happens to human bodies after death from the normal to the weird, religious to scientific, old to futuristic means of processing dead human remains. Not for the faint of heart, but very much for the curious. Check out Stiff if you want to know more and had questions about certain means of processing dead human remains, it will enlighten (not in the religious sense) and educate you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19558)
    Performance
    (16235)
    Story
    (16846)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Susan says: "Fifty Shades of Bad Writing"
    "Be careful what you ask for"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    With the readership for this book, I was recommended this book by someone at work. With the soon to be released movie, I thought I would entertain the idea to see what all the fuss was about.
    Now I know. Not for the faint of heart, this book explores a very dark side of sex, pleasure and desire between a dom and a sub. Find out what price they pay to explore this rarely talked about world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Snow Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    Overall
    (4699)
    Performance
    (4121)
    Story
    (4161)

    This classic tale is a fantastical fable of two dear friends - one of whom goes astray and is literally lost to the north woods, while the other undertakes an epic journey to rescue him. This charming, strange, and wonderful story is a timeless allegory about growing up and the challenges of staying true to one's self, and it served as the wintry inspiration for the blockbuster hit Frozen.

    Sara says: "Strange & Fascinating"
    "Beautiful story revisited"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    If you like brief, but beautiful fictional stories which remain timeless, listen to this one. Inspiration for recent animated movies, this story is a classic by every meaning of the word. Enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Geoffrey James
    • Narrated By Brett Barry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Contrary to popular belief, the business world is not that complicated. While every industry and every profession requires specific expertise, the truth is that the "business of business" is relatively simple. In Business Without the Bullsh*t, listeners will learn surprising but tried-and-true secrets about being an extraordinary boss, about coping with annoying coworkers, and navigating the thorny problems that recur in every workplace.

    H. Gschwindt De Gyor says: "To the point"
    "To the point"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book has plenty of tips and tricks to deal with or ignore the BS which happens in most businesses.

    If you want a long winded answer and storyline with extra unnecessary drama for each point, skip this book and keep shopping (you are likely not shopping for a business book. Try novels and other fiction instead).

    If you want a usable reference guide to deal with a lot of typical BS in the business world, get this book. Learn and enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Todd Henry
    • Narrated By Todd Henry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (94)

    It isn't enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today's marketplace, all of us, regardless of our role, have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand. Business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to establish effective practices that unleash your creative potential. Born out of his consultancy and his popular podcast, Henry has created a practical method for discovering your personal creative rhythm.

    H. Gschwindt De Gyor says: "Becoming and maintaining the Accidental Creative"
    "Becoming and maintaining the Accidental Creative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I have been listening to Todd Henry's excellent podcasts The Accidental Creative for over year. This book has some very helpful hints to generating creative ideas on a regular basis and optimal ways to managing your work/life balance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Accidental Creative?

    There are some nice real world stories that illustrate his points about his kids and people Todd has met.


    What about Todd Henry’s performance did you like?

    Since Todd is the voice behind his podcast series I knew his audio book would be a be a good listen, easy to understand and gives good advise in managing things.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this audio book and the podcast series The Accidental Creative as well.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.