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André

I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.

ORLANDO, FL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
    • Narrated By Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No - it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the best-selling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.

    Jeannette says: "A very helpful listen!"
    "NOTHING NEW"
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    I've read Mindsight 6 months ago. And I thought this one would be an interesting pick. I got disappointed. Too much psychology and too little brain science. Repetitive and slow. I had to put at 1 and 1/2 speed to enjoy the listening. There better books out there.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By A.G. Lafley, Roger L. Martin
    • Narrated By LJ Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (102)
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    This is A.G. Lafley’s guidebook. Shouldn’t it be yours as well?Winning CEO A.G. Lafley is now back at the helm of consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble. If you want to know the strategy he’ll use to restore P&G to its former dominance, read this book.

    André says: "Could have been better"
    "Could have been better"
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    Stories are compelling. When the authors tell stories (like Olay) the book is a good one, but when they become philosophical, the book turns to abstraction and does not grab attention.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Influence: Science and Practice, ePub, 5th Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Robert B. Cialdini
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
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    Widely used in classes, as well as sold to people operating successfully in the business world, the eagerly awaited revision of Influence reminds the listener of the power of persuasion. Cialdini organizes compliance techniques into six categories based on psychological principles that direct human behavior: reciprocation, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.

    Dubito Ergo Sum says: "This book will change the way you see the world."
    "Classical"
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    I always wanted to read Robert Cialdini's Influence but my credits were short. Then, at an Audible's sale I saw the book and bought it. And I was glad I did. Despite the book being "old"- published in 1984, and many other books were based on its instructions, Influence is still fresh. Reciprocity, Commitment &Consistency, Social proof, Authority, Liking and Scarcity still work! And very well indeed. The narrator, Lloyd James, fits perfectly with the book.
    Read or listen to this book, and thank Cialdini for this masterpiece.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Collins
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
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    Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

    CharlieSeymourJr says: "Stick it out even if you don't run a large company"
    "Refreshing!"
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    I should've read Good to Great years ago, but the bad reviews by some writers (who said that the book was full of flaws) dissuaded me to. Last week I bougth the book at an Audible's sale and what a good surprise I had! The book is FANTASTIC! Entertained me and taught me a lot. I really don't think that the book has flaws. Jim Collins persuaded me to buy the whole collection of his books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Azim Jamal, Harvey McKinnon
    • Narrated By Joe Geoffrey
    Overall
    (115)
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    (97)
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    This practical and visionary guide helps you discover that the more you give, the more you have. The Power of Giving provides a wealth of down-to-earth ideas, exercises, and real-life stories that reveal to each listener the unique gifts he or she has to give, including kindness, ideas, advice, attention, hope, and more, and the many ways you can benefit from giving them, from better health to better job prospects.

    J. Johnson says: "Intellectual Mush"
    "Giving to others is powerful"
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    Can you give to others part of your time, part of your money or part of your knowledge to help others? The authors argue that you can and have lots of reasons to do so. It is a good book, with scientific researches and real meaning to life. Give it a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Get Up!: Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By James A. Levine
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson, Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
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    That the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office environment. But few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of modernity's increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. In Get Up!, health expert James A. Levine's original scientific research shows that today's chair-based world, where we no longer use our bodies as they evolved to be used, is having negativeconsequences on our health.

    Dean says: "Great motivation to get moving."
    "Fantastic!!"
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    Get Up! Is a great book! There is a lot of scientific data backing it up and the story itself is compelling. Why are we sitting so much and playing so little? Get up and exercise, and have fun.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Great Masters: Beethoven - His Life and Music

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Greenberg
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    Have you ever wondered how the lives of great composers-especially when set against the social, political, and cultural context of their world-influences their music?After listening to this perceptive series of eight lectures on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, you will likely find that you hear his work in an entirely different way, your insight informed by new knowledge of how Beethoven was able to create masterpieces from the crises of his life.You'll learn about the years of progressive hearing loss-ultimately to produce total deafness-and the understandable agony and rage such a fate would bring upon a composer. About his deep depression over the end of his relationship with the woman he calls his Immortal Beloved. About his pathological hatred of authority, his persecution complex, even delusional behaviors.But you'll also learn how each of these crises, and many others, served to drive Beethoven inward, to reinvent himself and redeem his suffering through art, creating disruptive works of profound passion and beauty that reinvented the nature of musical expression in the Western world.

    Daniel Neal says: "The strangest rabbit hole yet!"
    "Excellent Biography!"
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    This Great Master: Beethoven-- His Life and Music is a great find. The biography is non linear, told by a prizewinner professor, Robert Greenberg. The professor is a great enthusiast of Beethoven, and that shows in his lectures. He accompanies the biography with Beethoven music, and points out why that sonata is good, or not so good, and what was happening to him in that time. Great listening!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Stephen Guise
    • Narrated By Daniel Penz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (186)
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    (159)
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    One afternoon - after another failed attempt to get motivated to exercise - I (accidentally) started my first mini habit. I initially committed to do one push-up, and it turned into a full workout. I was shocked. This "stupid idea" wasn't supposed to work. I was shocked again when my success with this strategy continued for months (and to this day). I had to consider that maybe I wasn't the problem in those 10 years of mediocre results. Maybe it was my prior strategies that were ineffective, despite being oft-repeated as "the way to change" in countless books.

    Sara says: "Breaks Things Down Into Tiny Do-able Bits"
    "Mini Habits May Work for You (and Myself)"
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    Although it is a small book and the writer tries hard to fill it up with scientific knowledge, the soul of Mini Habits is simple: create few-- up to 4-- mini habits, even laughable ones (like do one push up), and follow the script (or don't break the chain).
    And yes, it may work.
    I did something like that when I was writing my first book. At the time I was a resident at a cardiology hospital, my wife was pregnant, and I told myself: write one page a day and please don't break the chain. Most of the days I wrote 3 pages, and couldn't get hold of myself. I completed the book before my daughter was born.
    Now for my second book I cannot write one page a day-- It seems too much effort. I have 2 kids, many patients to see, well, almost impossible (or so I think). And I postpone. I know that I could find time to write. Maybe if I told myself: "write 5 LINES each day" I could had completed my second book years ago.
    Good idea, Stephen Guise!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Night

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Elie Wiesel
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

    Jacobus says: "A quality production of a gripping tradegy"
    "Brilliant Night!"
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    Night, by Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is great book to read. His words are gentle, but he speaks of destiny, cruelty, disease, death. The ignorance about the diabolic nazi, the ghetto, the deportation, the cattle car, the starvation, the injustice, are still ringing in my ears, as well as to many who had read the book. I've got in touch with the book when I was a naive teen, but the audible version is much, much better.
    The narration by George Guidall, at first sounded strange, hard to listen, but, when I got accustumed I reconsidered, and thought that it fitted just right with the gloomy atmosphere of the story.
    The crude reality of a tragic war told by a gifted writer, and very much worth listening and never forgotten.

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jon Kabat-Zinn
    • Narrated By Jon Kabat-Zinn
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    It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us - sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress-reduction program, this groundbreaking audiobook shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit.

    Anna Dresner says: "Nice Introduction, but the Heart of it is Missing"
    "Slowing Down Time Itself"
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    Sometimes we gotta listen to something like that: soothing, motivational, relaxing, healthy. Better, we gotta listen to it on a regular basis. The book focus on concentrating in the moment, instead of thinking about the past or wondering about the future. We have to listen to our body, learn how to breathe, being fully there.
    Jon Kabat-Zinn has a penetrating voice that convinced me to practice mindfulness.
    Great book!

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Peter C. Brown
    • Narrated By Qarie Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
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    (379)
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    To most of us, learning something 'the hard way' implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head and will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

    André says: "FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW HOW TO LEARN"
    "FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW HOW TO LEARN"
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    Make it Stick, I think, is the best book that teaches how to learn-- the strategies, what really, really works, not only empirical data, but the researches, the scientific data. Do you think that reading all over again is a good plan to ace tests? Think again. There is so much good information that in the middle of the book I had to buy the written version. But don't be mistaken, the audible version delivers it all.
    Make it stick is a must! Everybody who wants to increase brain power, that has a limited time to study, has to listen/read it.
    Excellent book!

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    63 of 64 people found this review helpful

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