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Dan

Grand Haven, MI, United States

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  • The Problem Is YOU: How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Conquer Self-Defeating Behavior

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By John Burke
    • Narrated By Jason McCoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    This book won't help you with self-defeating behavior. It's easier to spend your life procrastinating, sabotaging relationships, not finishing tasks, fearing failure and keeping other bad habits than it is to change. Just stay the way you are. This is how the voice of self-defeating behavior works on you. It works against your goals and interests in a way that you never get what you want. Opportunities are missed, your habits continue, your relationships don't flourish, and your life becomes one big regret.

    Dan says: "A waste of time and money"
    "A waste of time and money"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one I can think of


    What was most disappointing about John Burke’s story?

    The assembly of words does not a book make. This book is a joke, actually. Here's the kind of sage advice it gives ~ If you're having problems with your relationships, perhaps you should look at them and see what you can do differently to make a change." Really??


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator, to his credit, isn't bad. He just has total crap to work with on this one.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Problem Is YOU?

    If I cut out all of the useless, convoluted ramblings, there'd be about 3 pages to the book. It would also be helpful if the author would've tried to assemble the ideas in a logical progression instead of jumping erratically from one subject to the next, with no rhyme or reason.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a sad trend that some "authors" and I use that term very generously here, are using the tactic of spending 9/10ths of their book to describe or list assorted problems and their possible permutations. But then, they have little or no solutions. THIS is one of those books. I really, REALLY tried to be fair and give it a chance, but finally couldn't take it any more, popped out the CD and threw it in the trash. The correct title to this book should be, "The Problem is This Book". Don't say you weren't warned!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Get on the First Page of Google: In Under 5 Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Mathiesen
    • Narrated By Michael Mathiesen
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    How to Get on the First Page of Google is a complete system of how to get your business in the top of the first page of Google and all the other search engines in under five minutes. But more importantly, unlike all other audiobooks on this subject, this audiobook gives the listener the most successful business model on the internet today so that when your business pages are found on the first page of Google, you have a chance to get rich.

    Dan says: "This is nothing but a bad informercial"
    "This is nothing but a bad informercial"
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    What disappointed you about How to Get on the First Page of Google?

    If I could get a refund, I would. This is just a not-so-cleverly disguised sales pitch for this guy's multi-level-marketing company. I thought because of its release date, that it might be relevant


    What could Michael Mathiesen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not write it


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Mathiesen?

    Anyone. In addition to the fact that this 'book' is BS, he's a total bore to listen to.


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

    None.


    Any additional comments?

    Buyer beware

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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