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  • 2 reviews
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  • 10 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Amaze Yourself: Take a Quantum Leap

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler
    • Narrated By Arika Escalona Rapson

    No matter how intelligent you are, or how creative or successful, there's still more you to be unleashed on all levels. Plus no matter how "limited" or "challenged" you might think you are, there's a charismatic, confident and far more capable version of you just waiting for an invitation to emerge. This self-discovery adventure has been crafted by a unique mentor to successful people from around the world. Dr Jill Ammon-Wexler, a doctor of psychology and pioneer brain/mind researcher, was among the first to bring practical genius-thinking brain training to the corporate world.

    Bayo Akinola-Odusola says: "Good tips and very helpful, practical reminders"
    "Kept falling asleep"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not many people who speak english. And not man who do not. It was just a boring book with no emotion from the narrator. Scratchy voice was irritating too. Sorry.

    What was most disappointing about Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler’s story?

    Very boring. An occasional gem in there. But it seemed like she took the best of Anthony Robbins, Wayne Dyer and Zig Zigler with the book "The Secret" ughhh thrown into a blender and made an audible soup out of it. Nothing new ,but then, what do I know. I kept nodding out. I love Anthony Robbins,Wayne Dyer John O'Donohue,Meister and 80% of the self improvement authors who even if they are repetitive,they are adding in a hidden gem of their own some place. The flashy cover was the only thing interesting about the book. Maybe Ive read too many self improvement books and Im saturated by now. Who knows?

    Would you be willing to try another one of Arika Escalona Rapson’s performances?

    Arika Escalona was the one who was putting me to sleep! Dr Jill just kept me there. One of the worst narrators. definitely an intelligent sounding woman, very sweet, but, as dull as dull gets.

    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I must say this book made me feel depressed. As if I lost my ability to enjoy the written word anymore. I felt like I need a Valium after trying to stay awake to it. I dare anyone to try to listen to this entire book without dozing off. Even 40% would impress me.I AM taking into account I have been using Audible and Kindle way too much this past month, so maybe it is harder to keep my attention than yur average reader.

    Any additional comments?

    This is not a good team for writing and narrating books. I literally kept waking up to go back to the beginning where I left off over 20 times and after I dozed off after laying in bed over 12 hours, I just became very depressed and said....never again! I wish Audible gave us a 60 min browse to see if the combo of narrator and author was really what we wanted to buy. Now I must go back and re-read all the reviews who pushed me into buying this. Were they relatives of both women? First book by Audible that made me this depressed. I felt Nurse Ratchett was going to come out and bash me over the head when the book finished, I had such a headache. Yet as I said, if you can stay awake, there is an ahhh hahhh every hour or so.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Geoff Colvin
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    One of the most popular Fortune articles in many years was a cover story called "What It Takes to Be Great." Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field - from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch - are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades.

    Sasha L. Stowers says: "An Even-Handed Look At Talent"
    "I kept falling asleep!"

    This book should be in the $2.99 bargain box at your local bookstore. I never heard anyone ramble for 7 hours on what could have been said in probably 10 minutes. I already knew it was nurture not nature. And I also know it takes about 10,000 hrs of practice to become an expert at most things. So I need him to ramble on that being intrigued and interested in your sugbject is the true determining factor? Let me sum up the book for you and you can send me just 1 dollar. Find something you will stick to,but make sure you love it so much that you will enjoy practicing 'after" you become great as well." Thats the entire book. Dont waste your time on this. The really sad part of this is that it lets you know that most of us who are not obsessive people have no chance at being great at anything. Why? Because if we practice as long as the next expert, but our normal mind is also thinking about other enjoyable things, you cant be great. Why do you all think the class nerds who had no interest in girls, sports, or anything exciting always became the most successful. Life is a rigged game, is the only lesson Ive learned after 7 hours.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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