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  • The Wisdom of Compassion: Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Victor Chan
    • Narrated By Rich Orlow
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    The Wisdom of Compassion offers rare insights into the Dalai Lama’s life and his efforts to translate compassion into action through deeply engaging, behind-the-scene stories about his interactions with remarkable people from all walks of life. This is the Dalai Lama at his most human, and most humane. We see how he approaches the world with playfulness, optimism, and a profound empathy for the suffering of others. Through his own conduct, he shows us the tangible benefits of practicing kindness, forgiveness, and compassion.

    Mike says: "Interesting anecdotes about the Dalai Lama"
    "Calming, insightful, and wonderful"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a fantastic way to start your day. There isn't a real narrative which normally bothers me, but didn't here. This is a collection of experiences and encounters with an amazing human being.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5954)
    Performance
    (5548)
    Story
    (5547)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Paige says: "Not his Wheal-house"
    "Dull and uninspired"
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    What disappointed you about Redshirts?

    The characters are just as dull as their scifi counterparts with a storyline that's equally uninspired. There's an attempt to be "meta" but it all comes across as uninteresting. There are many characters, none of whom you care much for. So when they do die it's no great loss.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11030)
    Performance
    (10281)
    Story
    (10286)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "Slow Start, But Makes Up For It"
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    What did you love best about Ready Player One?

    While the first bit of the book reads like Biblical genealogy with all its lists of 80's cultural icons, the story really takes off afterwards. If you're into video games, it's fantastic. If you're into 80's films, it's fantastic. If you're into sci-fi and mega-corporation conspiracy theories, it's fantastic. It's a fun story that I almost quit, but am glad I stayed the course.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Extraordinary Leadership

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Robin Sharma
    Overall
    (1525)
    Performance
    (879)
    Story
    (872)

    In a constantly changing, hyper-competitive world, leadership is more important than ever. Yet few people have what it takes to inspire, develop, and guide others. In this presentation, Robin Sharma shares the leadership lessons that he gives to clients such as Nike, Microsoft, and NASA.

    Mrs says: "Di's point of view"
    "Banal, rambling, and trite"
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    What didn’t you like about the narrator’s performance?

    The author spends the first 6 minutes just trying to convince the listener of why they should listen to him. I kept thinking, "Shut up and let your insights legitimize you if there are any." And, sadly, there are none.This is like any other self-help book out there. It's cotton candy empowerment techniques. Gems like "everyone's a leader" and "change is scary, but necessary" are things I'd read on Buzzfeed or some other shallow blog.For substantive insights into leadership and affecting people check out "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg or "Switch" by Chip & Dan Heath. Leave Mr. Sharma to keep trying to legitimize himself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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