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Amanda Gannon

Engineer in business school. I appreciate every genre but find business/professional reading and epic fantasy best suited to audio format.

Lutz, FL United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Devora Zack
    • Narrated By Karen Saltus
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    Devora Zack, an avowed introvert and a successful consultant who speaks to thousands of people every year, found that most networking advice books assume that to succeed you have to become an extrovert. Or at least learn how to fake it. Not at all. There is another way. This audiobook shatters stereotypes about people who dislike networking. They’re not shy or misanthropic. Rather, they tend to be reflective - they think before they talk. They focus intensely on a few things rather than broadly on a lot of things. And they need time alone to recharge.

    T. D. Morris says: "AWESOME !!!"
    "A book on introvert sterotypes"
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Devora Zack again?

    No.


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

    I have not heard the narrator before but I think she did a fine job with awful subject material.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an insulting book of introvert sterotypes. I consider myself an introvert and usually test far into the introvert spectrum on personality types. This book was a list of introvert 'qualities' and very weak examples of why that makes them better than extroverts. I would recommend any other book on networking over this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Craig Ferguson
    • Narrated By Craig Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1701)
    Performance
    (1084)
    Story
    (1083)

    In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

    Diane says: "Unabashedly Honest"
    "Great Book!!!"
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    What did you love best about American on Purpose?

    Craig Ferguson does a great job of honestly connecting with the reader. He is open, warm, and funny. I liken him to Rob Lowe as a memoir writer.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The hilarious tales of the hijinks he got himself into, usually followed by deep introspection. I appreciated that he did not try to gloss over past mistakes and that he was able to have a very positive outlook on some really awful situations.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book for a long run or a long commute; be warned, you won't want to put it down!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lin Salamo (editor), Victor Fischer (editor), Michael B. Frank (editor), and others
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (409)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (360)

    Irreverent, charming, and eminently quotable, this handbook - an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race - contains 69 aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain’s private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners; opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars.

    A. Yoshida says: "Silly and funny"
    "Well read, funny short stories by Mark Twain."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was entertaining. Good for a commute as you can easily pause and pick it up again. Well read.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Dragon Reborn: Book Three of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5896)
    Performance
    (3542)
    Story
    (3585)

    The Wheel of Time returns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Karl Knight says: "Top Quality Audio Entertainment"
    "Wonderful!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrators do a great job of bringing the book to life and giving each character a voice. Loial the Ogier is my favorite. Well written and well read book, great for a long road trip. I like to listen to books while I clean but this one was so engrossing I often found my self just sitting, absorbed in the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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