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adriano

I think I love audio-books because I love learning! Learning opened (ans still do) new frontiers in my life .

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  • Kiss and Make-Up

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gene Simmons
    • Narrated By Gene Simmons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (89)

    There would have been no KISS without Gene Simmons, the outrageous star whose superlong tongue, legendary sexual exploits, and demonic makeup have made him a rock icon. KISS and Make-Up is the wild, shocking, unbelievable story, from the man himself, about how an immigrant boy from Israel studied to be a rabbi, was saved by rock and roll, and became one of the most notorious rock stars the world has ever seen.

    Karen says: "Loved it"
    "Story of Kiss from the perceptive of Gene Simmons."
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    Would you listen to Kiss and Make-Up again? Why?

    No. Once you know the story ...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kiss and Make-Up?

    Gene Simmons sexual life was "unusual".


    What about Gene Simmons’s performance did you like?

    Having Gene reading the book brings lots of energy and credibility.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ups and downs of Ace Frehley.


    Any additional comments?

    At a certain point I became tired of having Gene Simmons as the cleverest guy in the room. Looks like everything he did was successful and he never has had fear nor frustrations.He hasn't put much importance to the fact that the make-up and the "evil figure" inevitably defined the existence of the band. But who cares? They sold over 80 million albums and played over 2,000 shows to millions of loyal fans !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Pollack
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Analogies are far more complex than their SAT stereotype and lie at the very core of human cognition and creativity. Once we become aware of this, we start seeing them everywhere - in ads, apps, political debates, legal arguments, logos, and euphemisms, to name just a few. At their very best, analogies inspire new ways of thinking, enable invention, and motivate people to action. Unfortunately, not every analogy that rings true is true. That's why, at their worst, analogies can deceive, manipulate, or mislead us into disaster.

    adriano says: "Interesting subject ... boring book!"
    "Interesting subject ... boring book!"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from John Pollack and/or Sean Pratt?

    I don't think so. I had no "Aha moment", inspiration nor new insights listening to this one.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Ninja Innovation: The Killer Strategies of Successful Businesses by Gary Shapiro


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Pratt’s performances?

    A good narator although sometimes sounded monotone.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. All the stories he used has already been well told: Henry Ford, Speedo Shark, Wright brothers, Great Train Robbery, etc


    Any additional comments?

    John Pollack touches the subject from a superficial perspective. Most of the examples he uses are bonded the American culture, dismissing a broad anthropological (universal) view.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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