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Nicholas Grimaldi

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  • The Art of Critical Decision Making

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Michael A. Roberto
    • Narrated By Professor Michael A. Roberto
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (143)

    Learn to approach the critical decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated eye with this fascinating 24-lecture series that explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective decisions. The heart of this accessible series is a thorough examination of decision making at three key levels. First, you'll look at decisions made at the individual level, where, among the many things you'll learn is that intuition is more than just a gut instinct and, in fact, represents a powerful pattern recognition capability.

    PHIL says: "Very rewarding, fulfilling its promise"
    "Very good"
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    What did you love best about The Art of Critical Decision Making?

    The content was very good. In fact, I am now going through the book again to take notes.


    What about Professor Michael A. Roberto’s performance did you like?

    This book sticks to the content, rather than repetition, lame stories, or anecdotes.


    Any additional comments?

    I think dry books such as these need to be read at 3x speed. If you've never tried it before, give it 15 to 20 minutes... and see how you like it. I think you will adjust and come to the conclusion I have, that 3x is the only way to go when you are listening to subject matter that can be dry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jerome Groopman
    • Narrated By Jerome Groopman
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (5)
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    (5)

    The search for hope is most urgent at the patient's bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope, or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search.

    Nicholas Grimaldi says: "GREAT!!!!!!!!!!"
    "GREAT!!!!!!!!!!"
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    Absolutely a great book. This abridged format is better than the unabridged. Most importantly, it is read by the author.

    A MUST read.

    Should be read by all audiences. This is a book that will add to all your life experiences. Vitally important for you to read!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jerome Groopman
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (18)

    The search for hope is most urgent at the patient's bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope, or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search.

    S. Marie says: "An elegant treatise on the power of hope"
    "ONLY read the book narrated by the author"
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    This book is outstanding. Be confident in giving it to anyone who is sick or has family members who are sick. However, there is a huge difference between the narrators. Only get the book that has the author as a narrator. Even though it is abridged, it is so much better! I have purchased both versions and have made my parents and siblings purchase it. Great book!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By David Aikman
    • Narrated By David Aikman
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    More than any other world leader in recent times, George W. Bush is a man of faith...a conservative Christian who has brought the power of prayer and the search for God's will into the Oval Office. His faith has proven to be a bedrock of strength and resolve during two of the most tumultuous years in our nation's history.

    Pm says: "A Welcome Alternative"
    "Great book"
    Overall

    I thought this was a great book. If you have read First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty, you will see that this book missed this whole aspect of GW's life. First Son is regarded as a great book that accounts for GW's life. It's really not that great if it left out a lot of the most essential part of his life. It is no wonder that the author of First Son was absolutely surprised (when interviewed) when Bush answered that his favorite philospher was "Christ".

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs: The Unknown Story of World War II's OSS

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Patrick K. O'Donnell
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    "A revealing look into the intrigue and extraordinary courage of our intelligence gatherers of World War II. A rare combination of suspense thriller and true heroism by a great American writer." (Clive Cussler, New York Times best-selling author)

    Nicholas Grimaldi says: "Great book..."
    "Great book..."
    Overall

    I really loved this book. It motivated me to buy a hard copy. It shows a history of a great group (OSS) of people who you won't find anywhere else. I was completely surprised that these "made for movie" type operations and people really exisited. From our men getting tortured and killed to OSS operatives knowing what would happen to the fate of some of the captures we received, this book is very graphic and extremely invigorating.

    I suggest it to anyone who is interested in history, the military, intelligence, or sacrifice.

    42 of 42 people found this review helpful
  • Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Mark R. Levin
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (459)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (92)

    The Supreme Court endorses terrorists' rights, flag burning, and importing foreign law. Is that in the Constitution? You're right: it's not. But these days the Constitution is no restraint on our out-of-control Supreme Court. The Court imperiously strikes down laws and imposes new ones purely on its own arbitrary whims. Even though liberals like John Kerry are repeatedly defeated at the polls, the majority on the allegedly "conservative" Supreme Court reflects their views and wields absolute power.

    James says: "A concise account of an originalist viewpoint"
    "Levin... the great one"
    Overall

    Mark Levin is a very smart person who writes with passion and accuracy. His book tackles a tough topic, which is fast becoming a topic of national concern. If you want to know more about the topic, this is the book to read.

    17 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Samuel P. Huntington
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (47)
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    (49)

    For anyone interested in foreign affairs, this book will catalyze debate, and not only for Mr. Huntington's concluding scenario for World War III. He sees how this could happen if the U.S. mishandles an increasingly xenophobic and truculent China. Chinese assertiveness, Huntington argues, rises out of its felt grievances against a relatively weakening West. After China, the gravest challenge to the West is resurgent Islamic identity.

    Phil says: "Well written Treatise"
    "Great book"
    Overall

    Definitely worth the read!

    5 of 14 people found this review helpful

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