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David

SUDBURY, MA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bob Knight, Bob Hammel
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking, a classic best seller, has inspired an optimistic perspective for millions of Americans. Now, in an inspirational and entertaining rebuttal, the legendary basketball coach Bob Knight explains why "negative thinking" will actually produce more positive results, in sports and in daily life. Coach Knight, the second-winningest coach in NCAA history with 902 victories, explains that victory is often attained by the team that makes the fewest mistakes. His coaching philosophy was to instill discipline by "preparing to win" rather than hoping to win.

    Elyse says: "Just as Trite as Positive Thinking"
    "Rambling and worthless"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Power of Negative Thinking better?

    If he could have made a point every now and again, that would have been an improvement


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    ?


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

    Good reader, bad book


    What character would you cut from The Power of Negative Thinking?

    Bobby Knight


    Any additional comments?

    Just awful. It's just random rambling thoughts. When a book has "Approach to Achieving Positive Results" in the subtitle, I would expect to find... an approach? But there was none.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stragglers: An Incredible True Story of Survival from the Korean War

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Charles Smith
    • Narrated By Sean Kilgore
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Armed with M1 rifles, bayonets, and a few hand grenades, young soldiers from different units, operating without command, come together as The Stragglers. Take a journey into the trenches in this fascinating true story of a group of misplaced soldiers fighting courageously as other American troops withdrew from the city of Chinju, South Korea. Charles C. Smith recalls the story of his 17-year-old self, the lone survivor from a battle that took place more than 50 years ago.

    Clifford says: "Important Read"
    "Poorly written and poorly read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Rush Limbaugh fan


    Would you recommend The Stragglers to your friends? Why or why not?

    no. Author did not do enough research, just pleaded with his audience to do his research for him. Far too many details were left out.


    What didn’t you like about Sean Kilgore’s performance?

    He restarts sentences and mispronounces words.


    What character would you cut from The Stragglers?

    not relevant.


    Any additional comments?

    His praise for right wing conservatives was irrelevant to the story being told and distracted from it. His current political beliefs do a disservice to his comrades who died in battle in Korea - it is their story which should be told, not today's politics left or right.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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