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Pablo

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  • Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Daniel Goleman
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (517)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (179)

    Emotional Intelligence was a phenomenon, selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, in Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores an emerging science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most amazing discovery: we are "wired to connect", designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a "neural ballet" that connects us, brain to brain, with those around us.

    James says: "Good, if it didn't repeat"
    "Emotions and the brain"
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    What made the experience of listening to Social Intelligence the most enjoyable?

    It was a good rhythm and you don't get bored easily


    What other book might you compare Social Intelligence to and why?

    Emotions: freedom from anger, jealousy & fear by Osho, the reason is that it teaches you that you can control your emotions.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Social Intelligence?

    I have learned why I act in certain ways and how I can improve my life by understanding and handling those situations better.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shining

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2340)
    Performance
    (2180)
    Story
    (2198)

    Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

    Kristin says: "Don't expect the movie..."
    "I watched the movie first and I enjoyed the book"
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    I wasn't sure if I should buy the book since I had already watched the movie but Dr. Sleep was out on the streets and I was concern that I wouldn't understand it all.

    It was a big surprise because the book and the movie are different, but I love them both.
    If you are too much into details like me, or you prefer to know why certain things happen, you will love the book. If you prefer to use your imagination and create the story on your own stick to the movie (believe me, the book has details about the background of the Overlook hotel and Mr. Jack Torrance)

    For example, why the river of blood? Why Jack goes mad? What happened in the overlook before? In the book S.K. gives you a better idea of what is happening. Yes of course you kind of know the overall plot but believe me, it changes from time to time.

    The narrator does a fine job, he keeps it exactly at the point between just telling you the story and a hint of the feeling of the moment. I personally prefer this style, too much feeling add too much of the narrator perspective of the story, and too little will not add that extra punch

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13474)
    Performance
    (5882)
    Story
    (5958)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "The story is good and the voices complement it"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you have not seen the movies (like me) it is a good story about love and it never get boring, the story has a constant rhythm


    What does David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices, specially the old man are really good hint about the how the story is developed and the mood of the man.


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

    Circus love


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Cold Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Truman Capote
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2351)
    Performance
    (1142)
    Story
    (1140)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

    Lisa says: "Still the Best"
    "The story gets really good at the end"
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    What did you love best about In Cold Blood?

    I enjoyed understanding a bit more of the nature of this murderers


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

    Death is waiting around the corner


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't like the rhythm of the story, it felt slow at moments and I didn't want to keep listening to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Autobiography of Black Hawk

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Black Hawk
    • Narrated By Brett Barry
    Overall
    (1214)
    Performance
    (1044)
    Story
    (1037)

    This story is told in the words of a tragic figure in American history - a hook-nosed, hollow-cheeked old Sauk warrior who lived under four flags while the Mississippi Valley was being wrested from his people. The author is Black Hawk himself - once pursued by an army whose members included Captain Abraham Lincoln and Lieutenant Jefferson Davis. Perhaps no Indian ever saw so much of American expansion or fought harder to prevent that expansion from driving his people to exile and death.

    Darwin8u says: "A NO HOLD BARRED and unflinching narrative"
    "If you want to know about Black Hawk"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    There is not much worth content, I know the story was written by Black Hack himself but it feels like too simple


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have added more information about himself and what made him famous.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18159)
    Performance
    (16159)
    Story
    (16118)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Long story but it keeps you on the edge"
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    What made the experience of listening to 11-22-63 the most enjoyable?

    The way is narrated has added some spice to the story, it is more like a radio novel because they try to characterize the voices and sounds. Some people will enjoy this while some others not.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When George/Jake have poundcake for the first time with Sady :)


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (2328)
    Performance
    (1206)
    Story
    (1200)

    The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

    Bill says: "Excellent!"
    "Autobiografy and learning to write"
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    What made the experience of listening to On Writing the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed knowing the motivations of Stephen to write his books


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stephen was the most important character in the story because it is mostly an autobiography.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • El Quinto Acuerdo: Una guía práctica para la maestría personal (Un Libro De Sabiduria Tolteca): The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By don Miguel Ruiz, don Jose Ruiz, Janet Mills
    • Narrated By Rubén Moya
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    En Los Cuatro Acuerdos, don Miguel Ruiz revelaba cómo el proceso de educación, o «domesticación», nos hace olvidar nuestra sabiduría innata. Ahora don Miguel Ruiz, junto con su hijo don Jose Ruiz, nos ofrece una nueva perspectiva de los Cuatro Acuerdos y un acuerdo nuevo y poderoso para transformar nuestra vida en nuestro cielo personal: el quinto acuerdo. El Quinto Acuerdo nos permite adquirir una conciencia más profunda del poder del yo verdadero.

    Jacqueline says: "Excelente."
    "I like the concepts"
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    What made the experience of listening to El Quinto Acuerdo: Una guía práctica para la maestría personal (Un Libro De Sabiduria Tolteca) the most enjoyable?

    After the initial introduction, it explains some good points about the truth and what you imagine


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from El Quinto Acuerdo: Una guía práctica para la maestría personal (Un Libro De Sabiduria Tolteca)?

    I will be less affected by the toughts of other people


    Any additional comments?

    At the begining the book is slow but it eventually pick up

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rhonda Byrne
    • Narrated By Rhonda Byrne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3786)
    Performance
    (1221)
    Story
    (1237)

    It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Fragments of this Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. In this audiobook you will discover the Secret, and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want.

    Elisabeth says: "Good for an intro to the Law of Attraction"
    "It is a good motivation"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret to be better than the print version?

    It is easier to carry it on my trips


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret?

    When they give you an example of how you can use it and you realize you have use it some times too


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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