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  • Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (446)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (168)

    Jane Austen's most popular novel, originally published in 1813, some 17 years after it was first written, presents the Bennet family of Longbourn. Against the background of gossipy Mrs. Bennet and the detached Mr. Bennet, the quest is on for husbands for the five daughters. The spotlight falls on Elizabeth, second eldest, who is courted by Darcy, though initially she is more concerned with the fate of her other sisters.

    Marilyn Pearse says: "Pride and Prejudice"
    "Worth listening to over and again"
    Overall

    I have read the book but do so much traveling that I wanted to hear it read and the narrator did a superb job of each character. She kept the intent of the Author.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4609)
    Performance
    (2249)
    Story
    (2251)

    In The Tipping Point, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in society happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.

    Marian Hanganu says: "Exceptional!"
    "The Tipping Point a hasty generalization"
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    Where does The Tipping Point rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    in the top 10. The information and examples are specific and examine and analyze success.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I think the way Malcolm Gladwell shows how things culminate together and how small things matter. I particularly like the example of the woman who spots trends.


    What does Malcolm Gladwell bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    the inflection and tone of his voice suggest what he finds more relevant. I have a hard time reading due to my own medical conditions so I like that I can listen and absorb the book in one fell swoop.


    What???s the most interesting tidbit you???ve picked up from this book?

    the stickyness factor. I have three small children and it never occured to me.


    Any additional comments?

    I like how the general reader can asimilate and understand the concepts and then see them in every day life and possibly apply them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outliers: The Story of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9792)
    Performance
    (4315)
    Story
    (4321)

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    S Prabhu says: "Excellent book; well adapted for the audio format"
    "Are you an Outlier, special, talented or just lazy"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Outliers to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely, you can hear the sections and point the Author makes that might have otherwise been obscure.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Outliers?

    The rice farmers in China. No man who gets up before the sun fails to make his family wealthy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The visual scene of the textile industry in the 1920s. Families working together, doing everything to make a business work.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the book and the premise was well written and persuasive. The idea that kids born the first three months of the year have a natural advantage and then get more attention that leads to developing that advantage into a skill is acceptable. I didn't like the contstant leap from culture to professions to historical examples that continue to validate the point that success or talent is a simple formula. There seemed to be a part of insistience rather than convincing me. Great information and fantastic analysis.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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