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  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Simon Sinek
    • Narrated By Simon Sinek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2435)
    Performance
    (1950)
    Story
    (1941)

    Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.

    A. Yoshida says: "Inspire to find why you do what you do"
    "Very Good Book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Start with Why to be better than the print version?

    I could listen to it in the car, plane, office....


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Start with Why?

    The whole concept of WHY


    Any additional comments?

    Its a good Listen / Read

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Happiness

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler
    • Narrated By Howard C. Cutler
    Overall
    (538)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (212)

    The Dalai Lama will tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there has always been the question. With the help of a psychiatrist, he now gets the message across in a context we can easily understand.

    Chris says: "very good listen"
    "BEST BOOK I READ (LISTENED) TO ALL YEAR!"
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    Where does The Art of Happiness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    #1 Best book all year.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It changed my perspective on how too look at the world. Very refreshing with good answers to hard questions.


    What does Howard C. Cutler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great Voice and they also have a collection of bells that start each chapter


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    How to Love and relate to all people. Changing how you think about the world. To sum it up " don't forget to stop and look around"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TextAppeal for Guys!: The Ultimate Texting Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Michael Masters
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (79)

    I promise you this, if you read this book and apply it's principles, you will have so much more success with women. Imagine, all of the cash you are leaving on the table by not understanding how to get what you want! Imagine, all of those dates, with so many hot girls that you didn't go on simply because you couldn't text right! Seriously, texting incorrectly can crush your chances with women permanently. I can't tell you how many women have vented to me their frustrations at what you are doing.

    Michael says: "Surprising"
    "One word review..... DouscheBag"
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    What would have made TextAppeal for Guys! better?

    I Match so I could burn it. ( Yes I know it was on Audio )


    What was most disappointing about Michael Masters’s story?

    Everything


    Would you be willing to try another one of R. C. Bray’s performances?

    NO


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    Hey Guys if you want to go to Douchebag University this is the book that will help you on your way. After picking up the book run on down to the Hummer Store and get yourself one of those big cars and start smoking cigars. This Author and Narrator come off as mega over confident. Google Zapp Brannigan from Futurama if you don't know the TV show and you will get an idea of what this book is about.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Men on My Couch: True Stories of Sex, Love, and Psychotherapy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Brandy Engler, David Rensin
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    When Dr. Brandy Engler opened her sex therapy practice for women in Manhattan, she got a big surprise. Most of the calls were from men. They wanted to talk about womanizing, porn addiction, impotence, prostitutes - and most of all, love.

    Rooster says: "Relashionship Book of the Year!!!"
    "Condescending, Stupid, Uninformative, annoying"
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    What would have made The Men on My Couch better?

    A Better narrator,


    Has The Men on My Couch turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO I am sure there are some good books on the subject out there


    What didn’t you like about Abby Craden’s performance?

    She tries to pull off this sexy voice that comes off condescending. New York Snob meets porn star.


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

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately the narrator was trying to sound sexy and it came off as annoying. I got through the first case study but it was filled with what I call filler and then the book goes off into her personal life. The book and author also had that upper Manhattan condescending tone like she was talking to all of us little people. I think the book might have some interesting case studies but I could not get through it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex: How Changing Your Everyday Habits Will Make You Hot for Each Other All Over Again

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Maggie Arana, Julienne Davis
    • Narrated By Ann M. Richardson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Honey, Baby, Sweetums, Pookie... Who knew those sweet, androgynous pet names are the first step toward a nonexistent sex life? And all those 'personal grooming' activities you used to hide... Believe it or not, sharing them with your partner puts you on the fast track toward killing a healthy sexual relationship. Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex is a smart, sassy, and honest guide for women of all ages, and looks at the root causes of sexual boredom in a revolutionary way.

    Matthew says: "This Book could have been a about 20 pages long"
    "This Book could have been a about 20 pages long"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If they would have gotten to the point. First lesson stop calling your spouse by pet names. they spent about 45-60 mins on this subject. OK I GET IT MOVE ON!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ann M. Richardson’s performances?

    No


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

    The Info was good but just over written? Like someone had a term paper that was suppose to be 500 pages long so they added filler.


    Any additional comments?

    I basically would listen to the rule in the beginning of the chapter and then fast forward about about 15 min to the next chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1764)
    Performance
    (1227)
    Story
    (1225)

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

    Mark says: "too much focus on academic in-fighting"
    "Crap!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think anyone on the far left would love it and anyone on the far right would hate it. I was hoping for some real substance but as other reviews state the books is about 20% about human sexuality and 80% bashing any other view other then their own. Big Business is evil, The catholic church and other Christians are evil, Men are evil because they hold most of the wealth in the country, and even fox news makes it into the book.

    I don't want to sound like a right wing wack job because I am much more liberal when it comes to social issues. This book is just crappy.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Slow Sex was great by Nicole Daedone, The next book is Sex & God :) hope that is better


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (5310)
    Performance
    (4496)
    Story
    (4468)

    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
    "THIS WILL NOT HELP YOU CHANGE PERSONAL HABITS"
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    What would have made The Power of Habit better?

    Showing us how to change our own habit behavior.


    Has The Power of Habit turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Mike Chamberlain’s performance?

    I purchased this book so that I could see about changing my own habits. This book drones on with example after example of how habits are formed but really says nothing about changing them. This book reads like someone thesis project in college including adding extra text to make the book thicker. Examples that could be written in about a paragraph go on and one for ever. Case studies that are 45 mins long just to make one small example.


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I usually force myself to listen to a book all the way through. I was about 75% done with this book when I just had to stop listening. I found myself in traffic yelling "Get on with it" and "ok I get the concept" I picked a few useful ideas up but it could have been a small informational flyer and not a book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Escape Velocity: Free Your Company's Future from the Pull of the Past

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Geoffrey A. Moore
    • Narrated By Rick Adamson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    From the world’s leading high-tech strategist comes the definitive road map to help established companies create next-generation growth.

    John says: "Best Strategy Book on Earth"
    "So bad I did not finish it."
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    Would you try another book from Geoffrey A. Moore and/or Rick Adamson?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Rick Adamson’s performance?

    Long winded .... It just droned on and on .... It was like Ben Stein in Ferris Bueller's day off ..... not to say the reader was doing a bad job... It was just a bad book ... YAWN


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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