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Ashanti

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 7 reviews
  • 35 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 17 purchased in 2014
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  • The Five Elements of Effective Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (623)
    Performance
    (540)
    Story
    (538)

    The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren't a special breed--they just use their minds differently.

    Jose says: "Thinking that could leads to change"
    "Informative and a different approach to Study"
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    If you could sum up The Five Elements of Effective Thinking in three words, what would they be?

    Great insides from a Teacher's standpoint to provoke thinking and learning. Helpful for Students an alike to be better at anything.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great insides and samples to understand the process of thinking.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Insider tips of a Professor.


    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Jesse Boggs
    Overall
    (4251)
    Performance
    (1736)
    Story
    (1755)

    Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar’s Poker.

    Jay says: "Informative and Engaging"
    "watch out here we go again."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I could have done without listening to this audio book. Because its is just a reminder how this whole Money business is totally raked.


    What was most disappointing about Michael Lewis’s story?

    It makes me sick to my stomach to here how a few guy's in control making up there money game as there go.


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    It seems to me that Wallstreet is still the wild west...and I don't see this ever changing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Chris Anderson
    • Narrated By Chris Anderson
    Overall
    (2348)
    Performance
    (1105)
    Story
    (1098)

    The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

    Christopher says: "A fascinating listen"
    "Must read for online users,entrepreneurs in 2014."
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    Would you listen to FREE again? Why?

    yes, so many good expamples and stories about business in today's online world.


    What other book might you compare FREE to and why?

    What would Google do?


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

    I like to listen to his voice, he is a great story teller.


    If you could give FREE a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Free Lunch in the new World of online marketing.


    Any additional comments?

    well I say this book is a real jewel to read or listen to. You learn a lot and it gives you a great in depth knowledge of today's business models. Explained in a very easy to understand way even without having an MBA.
    The big exception in this AUDIO BOOK IS YOU GET VALUE FOR FREE!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Made to Stick

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Chip Heath, Dan Heath
    • Narrated By Charles Kahlenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2088)
    Performance
    (657)
    Story
    (660)

    Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

    Jeremy says: "Even Better The Second Time"
    ""Made to Stick" is a snooze fest!!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Downloaded about 35 audio books here in the last 2 years. Most of them are pretty good and many I had listed too even twice. All the same area of Science, History or self help.
    The title is the best part of the book. I really don't know where the Authors are going with the story All I know is that I have fallen asleep listen to this Book again and again.


    What was most disappointing about Chip Heath and Dan Heath ’s story?

    there is no Story to follow..just a bunch of short examples tied together.


    What didn’t you like about Charles Kahlenberg’s performance?

    Repeating the title Made to stick about 5000 times in the Book...ludicrous or with intention. Well it stuck, but not in a good way!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    none..oh yes..if you need someone to talk you to fall asleep..this is a great tool.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2069)
    Performance
    (1725)
    Story
    (1702)

    Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

    Niv says: "life changing one of the best I read"
    "Genius!!"
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    What did you love best about The Willpower Instinct?

    Written in a entertaining easy to understand way. Very funny and never a dull moment.
    The best book if you are looking for a roadmap for your life.
    Great insights in human behavior.


    Which character – as performed by Walter Dixon – was your favorite?

    I found myself in many of the characters that where potrait.
    Happy to know there is hope.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Ignorance is NOT bliss !
    Behind the curtain
    Human bevior.


    Any additional comments?

    Great narrator..easy to listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Michio Kaku
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (995)
    Performance
    (539)
    Story
    (532)

    In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, best-selling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own.

    Robert says: "Don't be afraid"
    "Are you ready for a Head spin?"
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    What did you love best about Parallel Worlds?

    Great to get up to speed if you have already knowledge in the subject matter of Physics.


    If you’ve listened to books by Michio Kaku before, how does this one compare?

    No this is my first one..I like to see him in Interviews.


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

    hard to answer...don't know.


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

    That I really don't know much about quantum physics. lol


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6662)
    Performance
    (2480)
    Story
    (2491)

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    Corby says: "Very informative, fun to listen to"
    "Getting hooked!!"
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    If you could sum up A Short History of Nearly Everything in three words, what would they be?

    This is my first audio book ever and thanks to this wonderful and entertaining book I am very happy I did.
    I could not stop listening since the way the stories where told in a great flow sometimes really funny that I just wanted to hear more and more.
    90% to the success of this book belongs to the great narrator Richard Matthew.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The crazy thing is that I had no favorite. Every chapter was told in a new way and even better way than the one before.


    What about Richard Matthews’s performance did you like?

    His flow of words and tone of voice. I love him...to me it is like he really just reads the book just to me.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Impossible but if I could..would love too. After all 3 parts to the Book..,each one 5+hrs
    total of over 15 hrs.


    Any additional comments?

    You need to get this one...if you are into History.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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