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Jerry

Jerry

TITUSVILLE, FL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Daniel G. Amen
    • Narrated By Daniel G. Amen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (151)

    BRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORK. In this breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with.

    Tonny says: "How to stretch 2.5 hours of material to fit 11"
    "A drug to fix every problem!!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Just not a great listen for me. You will enjoy it if you wish to have the functions of each area of your brain explained in great length. This is followed by a listing of symptoms that may be associated with dysfunction in a particular area of your brain followed by the drugs that can make you whole. I am sure this will be helpful to many people but it was not what I had in mind. I enjoyed Amen's other work as I found it more practical for my needs.


    If you’ve listened to books by Daniel G. Amen before, how does this one compare?

    I preferred would have rated change your brain; change your life four stars. I found it to be more practical.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Daniel G. Amen?

    Perhaps


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

    No


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Simon Sinek
    • Narrated By Simon Sinek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (423)
    Story
    (426)

    Why do only a few people get to say "I love my job?" It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

    Mark says: "Absolutely great"
    "Confirm you liberal political views!!!"
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    What would have made Leaders Eat Last better?

    The author's worldview comes shinning through.He is quick to share his views (as facts) that Ronald Reagan is the reason that companies experience lay offs and Newt Gingrich is the reason our current elected officials bicker. After siting several republicans as causing trouble he finally sites Bill Clinton for a mistake. Then he immediately gives Bill an out saying he is a baby boomer. He failed to provide any excuses for the supposed failings of conservatives.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Anything this guy did not write.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    He makes a few good points that I would have further developed if he had not continued to push his political ideals. I am honest enough to state that I would not have been offended if the shoe were on the other foot, but I regret spending money and time listening to his drivel.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9-11 Saved American Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jose A. Rodriguez
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (101)

    Since the death of Osama Bin Laden, interest in counterterrorism is at an all-time high. Most people don’t know that Bin Laden’s death is the culmination of years of covert operations and tactics largely overseen by Jose Rodriguez and built on by his successors. Rodriguez’s sometimes controversial tenure as Chief of the Agency’s Counterterrorism Center involved CIA officers capturing and detaining key senior Al Qaeda operatives and implementing Enhanced Interrogation Techniques....

    Rebecca says: "Not politically slanted as I expected"
    "Thoughtful and well delivered"
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    Where does Hard Measures rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best


    What other book might you compare Hard Measures to and why?

    American sniper


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

    The details concerning advanced interrogation techniques


    Any additional comments?

    Well written and delivered by a great narrator. I found it to be informative and enjoyed the revelations of his work within the CIA as well as a few details concerning his personal life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Until Tuesday

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Luis Carlos Montalvan
    • Narrated By Luis Carlos Montalvan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (735)
    Performance
    (571)
    Story
    (577)

    A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. In constant physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank; he argued; he cut himself off from those he loved. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever....

    Char says: "Very Good Book"
    "Counting the minutes until it was over....."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different story


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A Manhattan ghost story


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Not bad, but he has a monotone delivery.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment..


    Any additional comments?

    I hesitate to criticize this book based on a couple of factors. First, I respect Luis' service to our country and feel he deserves to be honored solely based on his military experience. Second I absolutely love dogs, and generally, stories about dogs. As I type my two collies are urging me to "go get the paper".
    I left this audiobook with the strong sense that Luis sees himself as a victim in almost every phase of his life. He focuses on how he has felt discrimination and/or injustice from restaurant owners, bus drivers, the military, his parents, and others. There is a lot of emphasis placed on just how bad he has it in every phase of his life.
    As a disclaimer to my final point I am conservative in my politics. Perhaps others will embrace Luis' affinity for Al Franken and president Obama.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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