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Jeff

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  • 8 reviews
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  • Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Matthew Latimer
    • Narrated By Lincoln Hoppe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    As a young political geek, Matt Latimer dreamed of one day heading to Washington to work for a conservative president and usher in another Reagan Revolution. With the support of his slightly mortified liberal parents, he tried to do just that - but his youthful exuberance began to cool as he moved up the rungs of power.

    Vargas says: "Informative and Engaging"
    "huh?"
    Overall

    Told from the perspective of a man who was something that amounted to a page in the white house, we are graced with his perspectives and opinions on politics, current events, and modern historical figures. The book came across as childish and the only thing that could have devalued the narration was the narrator himself. I was surprised to find that it was not the author actually reading the book. Very poor on both ends. I learned about this book through a Fresh air interview. The interview was much better than the book. The portions with Rumsfield were somewhat insightful but that was always clouded by the writer's shallow perspectives. You will find no major speeches authored by this fellow. He was more of a cue card type of writer making cocktail blurbs for famous people.

    On the other hand, folks who are fans of Sarah Palin will find this a literary masterpiece.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Rule: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Robert Crais
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (656)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (227)

    The organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union are bound by what they call the thieves' code. The first rule is this: A thief must forsake his mother, father, brothers, and sisters. He must have no family - no wife, no children - because only other criminals are his family. If any of the rules are broken, it is punishable by death.

    Mystery Addict says: "Not Elvis but a good listen"
    "Horrible Writing"
    Overall

    This book suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks! Really bad writing. I get embarrassed by what I am listening to even though I am all by myself.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Tyler Cowen
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    How will we live well in a super-networked, information-soaked, yet predictably irrational world? The only way to know is to understand how the way we think is changing. As economist Tyler Cowen boldly shows in Create Your Own Economy, the way we think now is changing more rapidly than it has in a very long time. Not since the Industrial Revolution has a man-made creation - in this case, the World Wide Web - so greatly influenced the way our minds work and our human potential.

    Jeff says: "Awful!!"
    "Awful!!"
    Overall

    I have no idea how this book was created. I have NEVER shut down an audible selection without at least getting halfway through it. This one was unbearable. At one point the author is literally explaining in depth how an ipod is organized with playlists and favorites. Keep in mind, most of us are listening to this on an ipod or mp3 player. The other chapters were no better. Very, very, poor content!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Reza Aslan
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    The hijackers who attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting a cosmic war. According to award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, by infusing the United States War on Terror with the same kind of religiously polarizing rhetoric and Manichean worldview, it is also fighting a cosmic war, a war that can't be won.

    Sangho says: "Good read but could have been better"
    "I wish the book were as good as the introduction"
    Overall

    This was a hard one to finish and held a subtle bias. According to the author Christian fundamentalists are dangerous because they follow their scriptures while Muslim fundamentalists are dangerous because they do not. It was interesting to get his perspective on western fundamentalism but in the end there was not enough objectivity for my desire to make this a useful study.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern World Was Created

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By William Bernstein
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    In the breakthrough spirit of Against the Gods, William Bernstein's The Birth of Plenty has the topical uniqueness and storytelling panache to literally create its own category and reader. Based upon the premise that mankind experienced virtually zero economic growth from the dawn of time until 1820, this provocative, big-picture book identifies the four conditions necessary for sustained economic progress.

    JOSHUA HELMAN, M.D. says: "Entertaining and Educational"
    "Rich title...poor book"
    Overall

    The author presented a lot of information that was interesting but the title leads one to belief there will be more depth than is actually there. In the end we get too much information, go down too many rabbit trails, and fail to really hit the point of what we were hoping to find in the book. Well done, but it all seemed like an introduction.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Investing & Wealth Management: Stocks, Real Estate, Tax, & More

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy, Chris Widener
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    It's like a multi-session retreat on building wealth. You'll have access to the world's leading investors, motivators, tax experts, and real-estate specialists. From early retirement to financial freedom, this audio suite offers hours of inspiration and practical steps to power-up your influence while creating multiple streams of income and improving your "wealth mentality".

    Jeff says: "Disregard the title..."
    "Disregard the title..."
    Overall

    This was really dreadful. The first hour or so was ok but then it just went down, down, down. Eleven hours of fluff, motivation speak. The title leads one to believer there is some real financial planning substance here. There isn't. Some of the stories were so ridiculous it was sad. Motivational speak from some very shallow people.

    45 of 46 people found this review helpful
  • Top Performer: A Bold Approach to Sales and Service

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen C. Lundin
    • Narrated By Carr Hagerman
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    In Top Performer, you'll meet Jim, a disciplined but uninspired sales manager. In London, on vacation, (his first in years) he meets Top Hat. In an engrossing conversation, Top Hat tells him about a legendary Dublin busker/street performer called the Rat Catcher, who engages his audience and effortlessly charms them into parting easily with their change. Top Hat then gives Jim an envelope to bring to the Rat Catcher as a form of introduction. Jim is incredulous, and even a bit suspicious.

    Jeff says: "missed the mark"
    "missed the mark"
    Overall

    I was really expecting more. Halfway through the book I was guessing what the final conclusion would be and thinking surely that's not where he is going...surely he has more to say than that. Wrong. That was all there was to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 50 Success Classics

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Tom Butler-Bowden
    • Narrated By Richard Davidson
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Discover the books that have already enriched millions. This unabridged guide to the literature of prosperity and motivation surveys 50 of the all-time classics, giving you their key ideas, insights, and applications, everything you need to know to start benefiting from these legendary works.

    jbgirl says: "Best Valued Audiobook I've Bought"
    "This was really bad..."
    Overall

    I was looking for a real sampling of the 50 classics. Instead I get a book report on each of the books. Not good at all. I enjoy these books for the motivation this provides. Each new sample kept me feeling that I had been suckered.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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