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Listen to the Authoritarians

Scottsdale, Az, United States | Member Since 2014

  • 7 reviews
  • 33 ratings
  • 485 titles in library
  • 28 purchased in 2015

  • Decision Points

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By George W. Bush
    • Narrated By George W. Bush

    In gripping, never-before-heard detail, President Bush brings listeners inside the Texas governor's mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for numerous historic and controversial decisions.

    shirley K. Bigham says: "straight forward"
    "I liked it despite myself"

    I once broke up with a girl friend because she voted for this guy. I'm not his biggest fan but what I believe is that he was doing the best he could given his skill set. It's surprisingly religious. Not my cup of tea. Perhaps I should have expected that... I believe he believes what he wrote. I don't necessarily believe that it's as simple as he describes. He's very black and white. That said, he faults himself in situations in which he deserves it and he's candid about a lot of events that allowed even me, a hater, to find him very human and almost endearing. Interesting book no matter your views. I recommend it.

    61 of 74 people found this review helpful
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Simon Sinek
    • Narrated By Simon Sinek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.

    A. Yoshida says: "Inspire to find why you do what you do"
    "This book changed everything for me"

    It explained for me why I'm such a nut about stuff when everyone I know doesn't really care or isn't as moved by an experience or product as I think they should be. Im just more in touch w my lambic brain.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    There have been many books - on a large and small scale - about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half genius, half jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike.

    Douglas Vincent says: "Contextual, Insightful, Inspiring"
    "I just finished and I'm ready to start it again."

    To say I'm an Apple fan is about as much of an understatement as I know how to make so I'm very biased but finally Steve comes to life in a way that makes sense...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Undisputed Truth

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman
    • Narrated By Joshua Henry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon - Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most thrilling and ferocious boxers of all time - and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior.

    Brock says: "Fascinating story about a train wreck of a life"
    "Top 5 book"

    I have a couple hundred books in my library, have listened to most of them start to finish but nothing has left me sitting in my running car, not being able to turn it off like this one... Unreal.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated By Kevin Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

    Mike says: "Enthralling and authentic story of valor in combat"
    "The worst reader on audible"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The guy who reads this book, with his psycho-pathological over-enunciation of every word, is the most distracting, horrifying thing that could happen to an otherwise interesting book. How anyone could enjoy this is beyond me. I would honestly rather listen to a cute-voiced 5 year old read this than this clown. He's just soooooo terrible. Marcus, for the love of god, have it re-recorded by a normal person.

    How could the performance have been better?

    DIFFERENT READER!!!!!! Without the fake over-exaggerated accent. I can BARELY listen. I've heard amazing things about this book, which is the only reason I even trying to push through this nightmare reader.

    Could you see Lone Survivor being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?


    Any additional comments?

    I will never buy any other book in which BOZO the psycho-pathological over-enunciator reads. It's just so unbelievably bad.

    32 of 46 people found this review helpful
  • The 50th Law

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By 50 Cent, Robert Greene
    • Narrated By 50 Cent, Robert Greene
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a "bible" for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin', as well as examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing the 50th Law.

    Andre says: "Great Book!!"
    "one of my favorite audibles/books of all time"

    This book is absolutely amazing. Remove fear from your life and live in the fullest manner possible. Not exactly a how to guide for removing all of this excess fear but the examples are incredible in typical Robert Greene fashion.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dr. David R. Hawkins
    • Narrated By Dr. David R. Hawkins

    The publication of Power vs. Force by Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., reveals to the general public secret information heretofore only shared by the author with certain Nobelists and world leaders. Analyzing the basic nature of human thought and consciousness itself, the author makes available to everyone the key to penetrating the last barrier to the advancement of civilization and science and resolving the most crucial of all human dilemmas.

    Paul says: "Great book, good audiobook...."
    "If you're at all interested..."

    I almost didn't buy this yesterday because of the scathing reviews of Dr. Hawkins' reading...

    I'm glad I followed my gut on this one and purchased it. I listen to my audiobooks on my iPhone at triple speed with Audible's app. I can consume voraciously this way. For this book, I had to slow it down to 2x speed not because of Dr. Hawkins' reading but because the information is so dense. But at three times and twice the speed I had no trouble understanding him. I'm just sensing a lot of snobbery in the other reviews.

    The information is mind blowing. It's all I can think about and I'm only on Chapter 3. Good luck!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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