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Jeb

CINCINNATI, OH, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Jung: A Very Short Introduction

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Anthony Stevens
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (45)
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    (42)

    Anthony Stevens argues that Jung's visionary powers and profound spirituality have helped many to find an alternative set of values to the arid materialism prevailing Western society.

    Edgar says: "Very nice - will not be disappointed"
    "Jung's thinking is transformative"
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    A clear, comprhensive and compelling introduction to Jung's theories and approach to the individual's major project in life: Individualtion. Good narration - highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Joseph E. Stiglitz
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (417)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (353)

    The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation's wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that "their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live." Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable. He examines our current state, then teases out its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy, and for globalization. He closes with a plan for a more just and prosperous future.

    Grant says: "Dense, but important."
    "Important and clearly presented"
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    Stiglitz lays out a compelling view of our increasingly unequal society. Causes, implications, and how we might address the problems are discussed with clarity. While this issues from the "liberal" side of the political spectrum - it is one to read if a balanced view of our current political debate is desired.

    8 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Peter D. Schiff
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (71)

    From both an economic and monetary perspective, the United States is a house of cards; impressive on the outside, but a disaster waiting to happen beneath the surface. In a relatively short period of time, the country has gone from the world's largest creditor to its greatest debtor; the value of the dollar has declined; and manufacturing has given way to non-exportable services.

    Paul says: "Wrote late 2006 and predicted 08 and 09 VERY well"
    "Incredible prediction of 2008 collapse"
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    Published in early 2007, Crash Proof foretells with astonishing accuracy of the global fiancial meltdown of 2008. Schiff did not attempt to call the timing - only the consequences. He was dead-on. I give four instead of five stars only because this book would have been the "best thing you ever read" - if you read it in early 2007. Now that it is after-the-fact it still retains an important and powerful analysis of our econmic world. An area where Schiff's pridictions have not fully taken shape involves the value of the US dollar (which he said would crash - but it hasn't really), as well as the price of gold (which he said would skyrocket - which it has but maybe not in full measure).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lyndsay Faye
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1384)
    Performance
    (1042)
    Story
    (1035)

    Breathless and painstakingly researched, this is a stunning debut mystery in which Sherlock Holmes unmasks Jack the Ripper. Lyndsay Faye perfectly captures all the color and syntax of Conan Doyle’s distinctive nineteenth-century London.

    connie says: "the best of both Holmes"
    "Fabulous! Holmes and Watson are back."
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    Dust and Shadow is a must for Holmes fans. Faye captures these characters in a way that is pitch perfect to Connan Doyle's originals. The story is fantastic as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Dostoevsky is primarily known for his monumental works like Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. However, he also wrote many excellent shorter works that embody the same exploration of human psychology on a smaller scale. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man is one of his best short pieces. No less a writer than Virginia Woolf says of Dostoevsky, "Out of Shakespeare there is no more exciting reading."

    Jeremy says: "Inspiring"
    "Incredibly imaginative"
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    Dostoevsky's gift as a story-teller is on display in "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man". Zimmerman is ideal for narrating FD.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
    Overall
    (41)
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    (23)
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    (23)

    Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, is Mary Shelley's passionate and Gothic tale of terror, in which a man's desire to know the unknowable sweeps him into a living nightmare. Victor Frankenstein's experiments with life itself give birth to an extraordinary force with the potential for either good or evil.

    Kindle Customer says: "Excellent Narration"
    "A great story and excellent narrator"
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    Kenneth Branagh bring this classic tale to life! (slight Frankenstein pun...) Excellent. If you like this also try Branagh's version of Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Where Love Is, There God Is Also

    • UNABRIDGED (34 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    Leo Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists for such works as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. He also wrote a number of outstanding short stories. This is one of his best.

    James says: "Thought provoking"
    "Great short story"
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    If you are looking for a compelling short story with a superb narrator - this is a good one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Great by Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
    Overall
    (882)
    Performance
    (735)
    Story
    (735)

    The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. The new study: Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins’s prior work by its focus on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.

    K. Donath says: "Real Insight!!"
    "Methodology seems flawed"
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    Collins is a good researcher and his books reveal some truths. But I am not so sure about the methodology: i.e. find a handful of the “best” performers, then identify the key reasons they out-do everyone else, and then explain everything in terms of these key reasons. The potential error is that one could find that the key attribute of the “best” salespeople is that they tend to wear black shoes – and therefore to succeed in sales - wear black shoes. So Southwest and the other focus companies did do well during troubled times, but there may be other unsuccessful companies that did as well in applying Collins' principles.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, Robert B. Cialdini
    • Narrated By Blair Hardman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (494)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (179)

    Whether you are in advertising, marketing, management, on sales, or just curious about how to be more influential in everyday life, Yes! shows how making small, scientifically proven changes to your approach can have a dramatic effect on your persuasive powers.

    00doc says: "Interesting and useful."
    "Solid"
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    The book presents well researched behavioral responses. It is concise and a minimum of fluff - so I found it useful and interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Time to Kill & The King of Torts

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (737)
    Performance
    (595)
    Story
    (593)

    The life of a 10-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime, until her father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

    Paul Cragin says: "Lively voices tell gripping plot"
    "Not so gripping"
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    These stories move along, but in both cases the plot-line lacks believability. King of Torts in particular seems an unrealistic journey. Somewhat entertaining - but I was glad when it was over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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