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  • Soundview Executive Book Summaries, December 2011

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Stephen Wunker, Geoffrey A. Moore, Peter Senge
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This month, we'll hear summaries of three great business books: Capturing New Markets by Stephen Wunker; Escape Velocity by Geoffrey A. Moore; and The Fifth Disciple by Peter Senge.

    Mahmoud says: "Excellent narration, good content"
    "Excellent narration, good content"
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    Since you are on audible, so you love books but don't have time to read. May be also you have little time to listen to audio books, but listening to executive summaries will give you the idea, fair and square. You might loose a lot of the content along the way, but at least you would get to the point in 20 minutes for each book.

    More over, I loved having different narrator for each book, it kept me well awake and listening all the way.

    This was my first listen for this monthly production, and definitely worth the 4 credits. I especially likes the summary for "The Fifth Discipline". At least now I can tell if that book is worth of my credit or not, and when exactly would it fit in my reading plan.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Anne Hathaway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2021)
    Performance
    (1874)
    Story
    (1861)

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    Thug4life says: "Great for family car ride"
    "An excellent classic with outstanding performance"
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    My daughter just loves the movie, I had to take her to a "wizard of Oz" Play, not she loves to hear the book and mimic Anne Hathaway's narration...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Harvard Business Review, December 2011

    • HIGHLIGHTS (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    "When Rivals Merge, Think Before You Follow Suit" by Thomas Keil and Tomi Laamanen. "First, Let’s Fire All the Managers" by Gary Hamel. "The Power of Collective Ambition" by Douglas A. Ready and Emily Truelove. "The Ordinary Heroes of the Taj" by Rohit Deshpande and Anjali Raina.

    Mahmoud says: "Narrow Selection of articles, bad narration"
    "Narrow Selection of articles, bad narration"
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    Any additional comments?

    The December edition provided only 4 articles. That's a very narrow selection from the print edition. Yet, those 4 articles have an excellent content, as good as always expected from HBR.

    The narration was not good. I was confused several times because of it, especially of having no pauses between ending one article and starting another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John J. Ratey
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (2589)
    Performance
    (1627)
    Story
    (1609)

    Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

    Kathleen says: "Spark"
    "mostly useful"
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    If you could sum up Spark in three words, what would they be?

    very simply put:


    Would you recommend Spark to your friends? Why or why not?

    the book's 8 chapters were mostly out of interest. It started with couple of chapters that are usefull and general about how sports benefits the brain for a normal person, then it moved to stress and that was it. Most of the book after that discusses exercise and sports and their use for treating several disorders like attention, depression, anxiety, etc... It even discusses its impact on women for menapose.

    Than lastly it wraps up with some do-it tips and plan. Overall nice book, but you might not be interested to know how to treat disorders.


    Have you listened to any of Walter Dixon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    narration was good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    only the first 3 chapoters and the last one


    Any additional comments?

    What I hated most was that the chapter marks in the audio book was not proper (Chapter 3 starts in the middle of chapter 3, and so on)
    this was in both parts (1 & 2)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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