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Mr. M Metwally

Listener Since 2003

  • 30 reviews
  • 281 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • Known and Unknown

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Donald Rumsfeld
    • Narrated By Donald Rumsfeld
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    With the same directness that defined his career in public service, Donald Rumsfeld's memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the Bush administration, 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It also features Rumsfeld's unique and often surprising observations on eight decades of history.

    Brooks says: "Inside view of five decades in politics"
    "Cognitive Illusion"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    A well articulated book from what seems to be a master communicator and an intellect. Secretary Rumsfeld certainly knows how to make an argument. It is difficult however to imagine that in this century with all the intelligence mechanisms and technology available to the US war decisions that led to the perish of hundreds of thousands of human beings were made on the intuition of a President and his Secretary of Defense. No wonder Secretary Rumsfeld had to use the second half of his bio to explain and defend the unjustified war. To better understand the case of Secretary Rumsfeld, I suggest you read or hear

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Bill Clinton
    • Narrated By Bill Clinton
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    President Bill Clinton gives us his views on the challenges facing the United States today and why government matters—presenting his ideas on restoring economic growth, energy, job creation, financial responsibility, resolving the mortgage crisis, and financial responsibility, and offering a plan to get us "back in the future business".

    Christine A. Haimann says: "Great and it all makes sense"
    "Good'Ol Bill alive and kicking"
    Would you listen to Back to Work again? Why?

    Yes, good and impartial analysis of the state of the affairs in the US.

    What other book might you compare Back to Work to and why?

    Common Wealth by Jeffrey Sachs, but Sachs book had significantly lot more beef on depth and breadth.

    Have you listened to any of Bill Clinton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    My Life (unabridged)

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

    Mr Clinton views of G8 countries as competitors when it comes to Government services, planning, and global positioning.

    Any additional comments?

    It is a good positive thoughts book where Mr Clinton decided to air his views against the rising tide of disappointment with the Democratic among the American people.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Harry Markopolos
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Harry Markopolos, Frank Casey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    No One Would Listen is the exclusive story of the Harry Markopolos-lead investigation into Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme. While a lot has been written about Madoff's scam, few actually know how Markopolos and his team - affectionately called "the Fox Hounds" by Markopolos himself - uncovered what Madoff was doing years before this financial disaster reached its pinnacle. Unfortunately, no one listened, until the damage of the world's largest financial fraud ever was irreversible.

    Brendan says: "Shocking, terrific"
    "An almost failed financial thriller"

    This book could have been an excellent reading/hearing if it was trimmed significantly to eliminate the repeating unnecessary in your eyes/ears chest beating by the Author. He really did not have to do this as it was implicit in the facts stated. He also wasted too much time and effort in trying to create a script for a financial thriller by repeatedly trying to show how scared he was that Bernie would plant a bomb under his hood. No kidding...that sounded like reading a Mafia novel. Ironically, in the interview Bernie gave from prison he claimed the Author was irrelevant!! Could have done a better job...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ambani, Oru Vetri Kathai

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Chokkan N
    • Narrated By Charles K

    Ambani made Abdul Kalam's words, "dare to dream", a reality 50 years before they were actually spoken! Each and every one of his dreams was out of the ordinary. He thought king-size. His tireless striving, his belief in himself, his deep faith in India, his respect for fellow-workers, his worship of the principle of work are all exemplars for the future.

    Mr. M Metwally says: "Buyer Beware: Not an English language book"
    "Buyer Beware: Not an English language book"

    I downloaded this book thinking that I will be hearing a book in English language about Ambani only to discover that the book is read in a non-English language. Unless you are a fluent Indian language speaker, don't waste your money. Message to Audible: since you are now selling non-English language books, kindly highlight the language of each Audible book so that long time Audible customers (6 yrs) like myself don't get disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jimmy Carter
    • Narrated By Jimmy Carter
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    Following his #1 New York Times best seller Our Endangered Values, the former president, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, offers an assessment of what must be done to bring permanent peace to Israel, with dignity and justice for Palestine.

    D. Cohron says: "A Story Not Told in the US"
    "Worth your time and money"

    President Carter has exhibited an extraordinary courage in writing this book which qualifies him for a second Nobel Prize

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell

    Why did crime in New York drop so suddenly in the mid-90s? How does an unknown novelist end up a best-selling author? Why is teenage smoking out of control, when everyone knows smoking kills? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? Why did Paul Revere succeed with his famous warning?

    Zentaro says: "An interesting listen"
    "Fantastic read"

    A book about common sense.. It's the best answer to the famous saying "don't be silly." It is true that "small signs of disorder..can be tipping points." The key question is obviously how to distinguish between a tipping point and a silly matter. This is where the book gave some insights. Worth the time, and the money..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of a Positive No

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By William Ury
    • Narrated By William Ury

    No is perhaps the most important and certainly the most powerful word in the language. Every day we find ourselves in situations where we need to say no: to people at work, at home, and in our communities; because no is the word we must use to protect ourselves and to stand up for everything and everyone that matters to us. This indispensable audiobook will give you a simple three-step method for saying a Positive No.

    Gryphon says: "Truly applicable"
    "Good book"

    A good book to listen to. A lot of valuable lessons...

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co.

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By William D. Cohan
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Discretion, secrecy, and subtle strategy were the weapons of choice at Wall Street investment bank Lazard Frères & Co. For more than a century, the mystique and reputation of the "Great Men" who worked there allowed the firm to garner unimaginable profits, social cachet, and outsized influence in the halls of power. But in the mid-1980s, their titanic egos started getting in the way, and the Great Men of Lazard jeopardized all they had built.

    Krystyn says: "Well written, but without a point"
    "Good stuff"

    A book with good insights into the M&A business. Good historical perspective and valuable lessons to those who have Wall Street aspirations. The Author however spent more time than he should have on irrelevant matters - maybe in an attempt to spice the book - but winded up diluting what could have been otherwise an excellent book.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Dana Vachon
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Tommy Quinn has just landed the job of his dreams as an investment banker at J. S. Spenser, as well as the perfect girl, Frances Sloan, the daughter of one of New York's oldest moneyed families. As he travels from the most exclusive ballrooms to the stuffiest boardrooms, from the golf links to the bedrooms of Park Avenue - and from the debauched yacht of a Mexican billionaire to the Ritalin-strewn dorm room of his younger brother - he finds that the job and the girl are not what they once seemed.

    Kent M. Erickson says: "Stupid and unbelievable"
    "Waste of time and Money"

    This book has nothing to do with mergers and acquisitions...nor with the investment banking culture. The title is grossly misleading. The book is a poor quality attempt to create an erotica story. Not worth the money, but more important not worth your time..if what you are seeking is some insight into the M&A world.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mark Skousen
    • Narrated By Patrick Cullen

    Here is a bold new history of economics, the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built a rigorous social science without peer.

    David says: "Fair Review of the Men Behind Modern Economics"

    Great book to hear. Broad overview of history of economics. Well written and interesting to hear. Well done for the author and the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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