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Abe Lincoln

Maryland, USA | Member Since 2009

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  • 166 titles in library
  • 28 purchased in 2014
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  • Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kim John Payne, Lisa M. Ross
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (86)

    From internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne comes an eloquent guide that seeks to help parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their individuality to flourish.

    Kathy K says: "A worthwhile listen for new parents"
    "Good Information/More Research Wanted"
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    Where does Simplicity Parenting rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    75th percentile


    What did you like best about this story?

    this book resonated well with my current family situation.


    What about Arthur Morey’s performance did you like?

    The inflection and melody of his voice seemed to appropriately match the story line.


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

    Yes. The simplification of "Speaking Less" was poignant for me.


    Any additional comments?

    What made this book more interesting for me was the overlap and reinforcement of similar concepts in "The Paradox of Choice." I highly recommend that book as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Memory of Earth: Homecoming, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1149)
    Performance
    (627)
    Story
    (630)

    High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet, to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats...to protect them, most of all, from themselves.

    Harry says: "Entertaining approach to SciFi"
    "Good book, but not Card's best work"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Memory of Earth the most enjoyable?

    Card does a great job of creating vivid and believable characters. I had a sense of visualizing and being swept away with the plot and characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Memory of Earth?

    The Murder of the antagonist by the hands of the innocent.


    What does Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Stefan did an excellent job of changing voice inflection for each character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The ending was anti-climatic compared to Ender's Game. I think I expected more that a retreat into the wilderness.


    Any additional comments?

    The book contained so many biblical references and many near quotes from the Bible, it felt like Card had an agenda to regurgitate religious teaching through his story. While that idea of communicating a religious message is not bad, other fictions that are not so blatant with quote and illusions to a biblical based faith do as good or better a job of communicating a faith based meaning without being so obvious (e.g. Chronicles of Narnia). I thought the many quotes and Oversoul were so religious in nature that it was hard not see a direct correlation to Biblical tone and distract the reader from the sci-fi plot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Dan Heath, Chip Heath
    • Narrated By Charles Kahlenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1577)
    Performance
    (705)
    Story
    (713)

    In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

    Jeremy says: "Even Better Than Made to Stick"
    "Well Constructed, Thought Provoking and Practical"
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    What did you love best about Switch?

    Switch contains a comprehensive approach to dealing with culture change and/or behavior change that seems applicable to just about any situation...large or small. The real life examples and research make the observations and techniques meaningful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Switch?

    One memorable moment would hard to define in this book. The childhood nutrition problems encountered and solved in Vietnam where probably one of the daunting and fulfilling from my perspective.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I'm an auditory learner, so I get a lot from most audio books. In this case, the narrator's voice had good inflection and a good rhythm, even at 1.25x normal playback speed.


    What did you learn from Switch that you would use in your daily life?

    The most practical idea for my situation was "find the bright spot"...a concept about showing how an existing desirable behavior turned out well; the antithesis of this is nagging about how good a theoretical behavior change is the right thing to do (without any evidence of the outcome except an emotional appeal).


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