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Glenn

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Member Since 2009

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  • 14 reviews
  • 25 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2014
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  • Siddhartha

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Firdous Bamji
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (528)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (327)

    Siddhartha is Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse's most famous and influential work, a novel of self-exploration that will linger in your mind and spirit for a lifetime. A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself.

    Ramanujam says: "Very Interesting to Listen"
    "Simple and meaningful"
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    I liked how this went through the ups and downs of a persons life... it has hidden meanings and provokes thought and reflection in ones own life. This is a great addition to a persons collection of self help books, the meaning of life, people searching for something more. It is easy to listen too in a story book fashion. Nice change of pace from the "do this, do that" type self help books

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9532)
    Performance
    (8651)
    Story
    (8722)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    linda says: "Well, I don't know what I was expecting"
    "Like it .. not love it"
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    It is a simple story line, easy to figure out what is going on .. didn't need to listen to closely. I enjoyed it but not like I enjoyed Angels and Demons ... This book is not in the same category of good. So it was an okay book. If you like Dan Brown you will like it not love it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Demon Under The Microscope

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Thomas Hager
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1515)
    Performance
    (827)
    Story
    (822)

    The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine.

    John Mertus says: "A pleasure in listening"
    "Great History Lesson"
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    What intrigued me about this book was vivid descriptions of what it was like before cures where found, the big business of finding cures and the foresight of inventors. The book was a great mix of medical facts, the human condition, the passion of people, the culture of the time and key events that helped cures happen. This is a must for any history buff who loves seeing all aspects of history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (3226)
    Performance
    (2289)
    Story
    (2296)

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Tale of Momumental Evil, Stupidity and Hatred"
    "History buffs will love this"
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    My dad also listened to this and he loved it. It can be a bit repetitive at times and sad from a humanity perspective. I liked the book but could only take the depraved nature of the history in bit sized chunks. With that aside there is not a piece of the Nazi history that is not talked about ... very in depth ..... well spoken ....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1312)
    Performance
    (678)
    Story
    (673)

    Toru Okada is going through a difficult time. He is without a job, his cat has disappeared, and his wife is behaving strangely. Into this unbalanced world comes a variety of curious characters, a young girl sunbathing in a nearby garden; sisters who are very peculiar indeed; an old war veteran with a violent, disturbing story. Okada retreats to a deep well in a nearby house. And the story unfolds.

    Shelley says: "Bizarre"
    "Whacked out story but good"
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    This is a crazy story .... it is a life story book on drugs .... I am not sure how to describe this except to say if you like weird stories that take you on strange drug like detours then you are good. I liked its strangeness ... the story was vivid and compelling ... I did find myself going from engrossed to apathy as the story went from interesting to far to bizarre for my taste but the weirdness did not last long

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4743)
    Performance
    (2153)
    Story
    (2161)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Audiophile says: "An Epic Medical Novel"
    "A nice surprise"
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    I purchased this because it was on sale and boy was I glad I did. This book is a "life story" book that weaves its tales throughout the life of the main character. It was an easy listen that also got you really involved with the characters. If you like life stories you will like this one....

    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
    Overall
    (1989)
    Performance
    (1288)
    Story
    (1281)

    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?

    Anaxamaxan says: "Good info, over-the-top narration"
    "A must for all leaders"
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    This book describes what traits and characteristics great leaders have in common is does this with great stories about the companies and leaders themselves. A must read for all business people and people who aspire to be a leader. Heck at a minimum it will help you judge what type of leader your own boss or CEO is.. maybe it is time to look for greener pastures or stay where you are ......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eben Alexander
    • Narrated By Eben Alexander
    Overall
    (1652)
    Performance
    (1437)
    Story
    (1451)

    On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

    Kelly says: "Compelling"
    "Listened to this more than once"
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    If you like books that looks at unearthly concepts from a scientific view point or in this case from a scientific mind then this is one book you will love. This book describes the actual experience along with all of the science that tried to disprove it but couldn't. This is the type of book that can sway people who are on our close to the fence about things beyond this world

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
    Overall
    (2082)
    Performance
    (1763)
    Story
    (1742)

    Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

    Teddy says: "Barely Made It Through This One"
    "Hard Listen"
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    Not sure if I really got anything from this book except reading body language takes many years of practice and if you are not an expert like this guy then don't really try it .... If you are looking for techniques for reading peoples body language this maybe disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dzogchen Ponlop
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Dzogchen Ponlop
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (266)

    There's a rebel within you. It's the part of you that already knows how to break free of fear and unhappiness. This rebel is the voice of your own awakened mind. It's your rebel buddha - the sharp, clear intelligence that resists the status quo. It wakes you up from the sleepy acceptance of your day-to-day reality and shows you the power of your enlightened nature. It's the vibrant, insightful energy that compels you to seek the truth.

    Glenn says: "Buddhism for the Western World"
    "Just another Buddha book"
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    If you have a read Buddha books before then you will not learn anything new here. This would be good for people new to buddha and tells the concepts in a more modern way. It does not provide any insights or practices but more of an "Intro to Buddha"

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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