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Adail Retamal

São Paulo, Brazil | Member Since 2010

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  • 95 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Chade-Meng Tan
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    Early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search Inside Yourself as a popular course at Google, intended to transform the work and lives of the best and brightest behind one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable businesses in the world... and now it can do the same for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop.

    Michael Davis says: "The narration is intolerable"
    "Good overview, practical and funny! :)"
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    Would you listen to Search Inside Yourself again? Why?

    Yes, I will listen to it again sometime in the future, while commuting. I have the paper version as well to get the detailed instructions for the practices.


    What other book might you compare Search Inside Yourself to and why?

    Roughly to other meditation and self-improvement books, but this one is a good compilation of what's out there, in a good mix and match way.


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

    This is my first time and I found it very good.


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

    It got me laughing in the streets, which was good to cause others to smile as well.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Beautiful Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sylvia Nasar
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (114)

    John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of 30, dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed "impossible" by other mathematicians. But at the height of his fame, Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and began a harrowing descent into insanity, resigning his post at MIT, slipping into a series of bizarre delusions, and eventually becoming a dreamy, ghostlike figure at Princeton, scrawling numerological messages on blackboards.

    James says: "Informative not entertaining"
    "A Beautiful Book!"
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    If you could sum up A Beautiful Mind in three words, what would they be?

    Worth the listening!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course, Nash himself, but his wife Alicia played a crucial role over all the plot, so she deserves a lot of credit for his remission.


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

    The narrator changes the voice intonation when quoting a man's voice, and Nash's voice in a special way, so it's really entertaining and it helps following a dialogue!


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

    Comparing to the movie, it's much better (as usual) and portraits the real issues and struggles.


    Any additional comments?

    It's not only about Nash's life, but the way the author contextualizes every relevant moment, providing background on places, people, science and world history, causes you to really immerse in that period of time, so you will be able to understand why and how the things developed the way they did. Great general knowledge update!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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