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MiniMacMarla

Corbett, OR USA | Member Since 2007

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  • 199 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2014
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  • The Big Leap

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gay Hendricks
    • Narrated By Gay Hendricks
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (108)

    Most of us believe that we will finally feel satisfied and content with our lives when we get the good news we have been waiting for, find a healthy relationship, or achieve one of our personal goals. However, this rarely happens. Good fortune is often followed by negative emotions that overtake us and result in destructive behaviors.

    Monica Raven says: "Inspiring, useful, a little preachy but VERY good"
    "Intriguing"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Big Leap the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the notions presented, the positive outlook, and the authors committment.


    If you’ve listened to books by Gay Hendricks before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first listen


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    One man's view of the world


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not sold on the author's theories. He leaves a lot of room between here's a notion and here's how it plays out in the real world. It feels like there's a lot he's not saying. That's not to say that there aren't things to be gained from the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Goulston
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1144)
    Performance
    (906)
    Story
    (895)

    You’ve got a business colleague who’s hostile...a client who’s furious...a staffer who’s deeply cynical—how do you get people to do what you want in tough situations like these? In Just Listen, veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible.“Here's the challenge,” Mark says.

    Joseph says: "Not for everyone"
    "Great stuff"
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    If you could sum up Just Listen in three words, what would they be?

    Need to know


    What other book might you compare Just Listen to and why?

    A book like "Made to Stick' or 'Outliers' or 'Tipping Point." These books actually provide information that is usuable immediately and that you can listen to more than once and learn and books that I would purchase in hard copy to use as a reference.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Kevin Hall
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (43)

    We live our lives word by word - to build our relationships, to convey our points of view, to object to wrongs done to us or to others, to comfort our children and our friends. We also use the wrong words - sometimes unknowingly - and get ourselves into situations we'd rather not be in. As Stephen R. Covey points out in his introduction: "Words sell and words repel; Words lead and words impede; Words heal and words kill."

    Loralin says: "Highly Recommended and very inspirational."
    "A real stretch"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    An actual point to the book instead of a loose collection of ramblings about words.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm listening to "Quiet" right now.


    What does Patrick Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The pronunciations of some of the words.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Aspire?

    Nearly all of it.


    Any additional comments?

    The only reason I listened to it was to see if an actual point was ever made--none ever was made.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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