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James

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  • Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (883)
    Performance
    (786)
    Story
    (773)

    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

    Jean says: "Tesla was a hundred years ahead of his time"
    "Revealing the magistracy of the wizard"
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    What did you love best about Wizard?

    I think Seifer did a great job at bringing about the times of Tesla. He really was there for a period that will forever change history. I also like how he wrapped it up with the beginnings of people coming to terms with Tesla's greatness. My takeaway, this genius needed a publicist and sales guy!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Thomas Edison, just kidding! It was Tesla of course.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

    He did a great job at carrying out a 22 hour read!


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

    It would've been a long sitting!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free: Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business: How to Launch and Grow a Business from Concept to Cash

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Michael Parrish DuDell, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Parrish DuDell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (355)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (314)

    From the ABC hit show "Shark Tank," this book - filled with practical advice and introductions from the Sharks themselves - will be the ultimate resource for anyone thinking about starting a business or growing the one they have. Full of tips for navigating the confusing world of entrepreneurship, the book will intersperse words of wisdom with inspirational stories from the show.

    James says: "A must read for any small business start up"
    "A must read for any small business start up"
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    What made the experience of listening to Free: Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business the most enjoyable?

    They spun tales from both the sharks and the successful contestants of the show to illustrate the importance of the advice that was being provided. The advice provided was both practical and simple to follow.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Free: Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business?

    The most enjoyable moments of everything around the shark tank is the success stories of others. It's hard not to get excited about your own start up when you see these other folks doing it. If they can do it, so can you!!!


    What about Michael Parrish DuDell’s performance did you like?

    He kept the performance about the book, not himself.


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

    F*&^%&ING SHARK TANK. ENOUGH SAID.


    Any additional comments?

    READ THIS BOOK IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT STARTING A BUSINESS OR IF YOU ALREADY HAVE. IT'S GREAT!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Autobiography of a Yogi

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Narrated By Ben Kingsley
    Overall
    (932)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (440)

    When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

    D says: "Spiritually Uplifting -- and entertaining!"
    "an enlightened adventure"
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    If you could sum up Autobiography of a Yogi in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, eye opening


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the glimpse into the eastern thought and the guru search that takes place.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There wasn't any particular scene that comes to mind, but I enjoyed when he would bring the stories of what was happening in the past to present times.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I think what I took away from this book was the necessity to not look at particular dogma, rather to encompass the world into your life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral - Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! - in America's Gilded Capital

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mark Leibovich
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (431)
    Story
    (424)

    The great thing about Washington is no matter how many elections you lose, how many times you're indicted, how many scandals you've been tainted by, well, the great thing is you can always eat lunch in that town again. What keeps the permanent government spinning on its carousel is the freedom of shamelessness, and that mother's milk of politics, cash. What Julia Phillips did for Hollywood, Timothy Crouse did for journalists, and Michael Lewis did for Wall Street, Mark Leibovich does for our nation's capital.

    John S. says: "They're out of touch ... and how!"
    "This Town makes me want to change careers!"
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    If you could sum up This Town in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, honest and fun


    What did you like best about this story?

    I hate to say this, but this book did for me what wall street did for so many back in the 1980s, it made me want to jump into the world he was warning us about! What a great read!


    What about Joe Barrett’s performance did you like?

    Cheesy, but the voices were great!


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

    Prepare yourself for the truth that we always knew, but never wanted to confront.


    Any additional comments?

    LISTEN OR READ THIS BOOK, IT IS AWESOME!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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