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Cesar

KATHLEEN, GA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Oh, the Places You'll Go!

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Dr. Seuss
    • Narrated By John Lithgow
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (78)

    Here is the incomparable Dr. Seuss' story of an unnamed "you" whose travels through the world involve a series of ups and downs. His ultimate success, however, is "98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed!"

    Cesar says: "Lovely effects!"
    "Lovely effects!"
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    Any additional comments?

    My 5-6 year-old son loves the narration. We have the book, but as English is not my first language, I wanted a good narration. And this is a very good one, very entertaining, with nice sound effects.

    The book is pretty short. What I've done several times is I open the book, put the audio, and move through the pages while it's being narrated.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steven Levy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2686)
    Performance
    (1896)
    Story
    (1903)

    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    Lynn says: "A Rip Snorting Story"
    "Interesting insight"
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    Would you listen to In the Plex again? Why?

    Yes. It's entertaining, and provides a good insight in the way Google people thinks.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm an IT guy, not particularly a lover for Google (or Microsoft or Apple) but it's a very interesting book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (10568)
    Performance
    (9113)
    Story
    (9077)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Very interesting (from an IT guy perspective)"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Steve Jobs to be better than the print version?

    Yes. This started me in audio books. The book was overwhelming and the audio was pretty easy to follow.


    Any additional comments?

    Very interesting for me, being an IT guy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Number the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (104)

    Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943, and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life.

    RaisinNut says: "People of all ages will enjoy this book."
    "Daughter loves it!"
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    If you could sum up Number the Stars in three words, what would they be?

    Daughter's absolute favorite!


    Any additional comments?

    My 10 year-old daughter loves this book, so I got it in audio, and she loves it. I have heard some parts of it with her, and it's good. I'd recommend it for parents who have daughters around that age that love books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cleaning House: A Mom's Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Kay Willis Wyma
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Do your kids think that clean, folded clothes magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes when you suggest they clean the bathroom? Do you think it's your job to pave their road to success? As parents, so often we hover, race in to save, and do everything we can for our kids - unintentionally reinforcing their belief that the world revolves around them. When Kay Wyma realized that an attitude of entitlement had crept into her home, this mother of five got some attitude of her own.

    R. Maize says: "Yes, yes, YES!!"
    "Don't recommend it"
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    What disappointed you about Cleaning House?

    My wife got this book and I knew I wasn't going to read it so I got it in audio to know what she was going to talk about. I didn't like it at all: my feeling is that this could have been a good magazine article, no longer than a few pages. She started reading it and dropped it after a few pages.

    My general impression is that there wasn't enough substance, that you could get the same level of information/knowledge in an informal talk with any mom. The subject of youth entitlement is attractive for me as a parent, but I'd look for more info elsewhere.

    Sorry to be hard with this review, I respect the time/effort that involves the creation of a book, but I'm totally disappointed in this audio.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sean Covey
    • Narrated By Sean Covey
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (140)

    An insightful new work from the multimillion-copy best-selling author Sean Covey and the FranklinCovey organization, based on their work with hundreds of thousands of employees and large companies. It unveils the essential disciplines proven to help businesses and individuals realize their most important goals.

    William says: "Excellent information"
    "Great content!"
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    What did you love best about The 4 Disciplines of Execution?

    I think this is a book backed with content, with experiences and insight.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 4 Disciplines of Execution?

    The simplicity they use to define the problems with execution.


    Any additional comments?

    I think it's a good book on the subject of Execution, implementing strategies that require people to change the way they do things.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child: Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Robert J. MacKenzie
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (50)

    Here is an essential manual for creating a positive, respectful, and rewarding relationship with a strong-willed child. Based on proven techniques and procedures, parents and teachers alike will welcome this book.

    Cesar says: "Very good advice ... hard to listen, but worth it"
    "Very good advice ... hard to listen, but worth it"
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    Would you be willing to try another book from Robert J. MacKenzie? Why or why not?

    The content was good and I think overall it gives you tools to be a better parent. In my case, I'm a father, I don't have that big of a problem with any of my kids but the themes discussed here are very applicable.

    I've already had a chance to apply these things in real life, and they work! I feel so happy to handle a situation very different of the ways I'd have used in the past, and obtained the desired results: kids do better, I feel much better, and we all communicate better at the end.


    What three words best describe Alan Sklar’s performance?

    I've read reviews where they criticize the narrator and for me it has never been an issue... but for this particular book I felt some tension and I felt that the voice didn't help. I can say that I was tired while reading the book, I think the narrator has a good voice, but it's just that the book was slower and it felt monotonous, repetitive ... I've been on the other side, also tired and hearing a super cheerful voice but didn't like it either. I'd have preferred a different voice, less deep.


    Any additional comments?

    I almost stopped hearing the audiobook, but I'm glad I finished it. It does have good applicable content. In my case it was a hard listen, but in the end I'd totally recommend if you have a strong-willed child.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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