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Russ

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  • Assholes: A Theory

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Aaron James
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. Try as we might to avoid them, assholes are found everywhere - at work, at home, on the road, and in the public sphere. Encountering one causes great difficulty and personal strain, especially because we often cannot understand why exactly someone should be acting like that.

    Kirsten says: "Not sure what I expected…"
    "A funny philosophical treatise with some history"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Assholes in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, pedantic treatise


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

    The narrator conveys a crispness to the analysis which would be less obvious if reading.


    What did you learn from Assholes that you would use in your daily life?

    Who they are, what they are, how to avoid them, deal with them and why they frustrate us so much.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a modern day philosophical treatise. The analysis is detailed. The arguments are deep and require reflection to be appreciated. If you are looking for a funny, easy to read book, this is NOT it. If you are looking for a mind-bending discussion on a seemingly trivial topic, you will thoroughly enjoy this.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Extraordinary Leadership

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Robin Sharma
    Overall
    (1525)
    Performance
    (879)
    Story
    (872)

    In a constantly changing, hyper-competitive world, leadership is more important than ever. Yet few people have what it takes to inspire, develop, and guide others. In this presentation, Robin Sharma shares the leadership lessons that he gives to clients such as Nike, Microsoft, and NASA.

    Mrs says: "Di's point of view"
    "Good ideas but a bit discombobulated"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Extraordinary Leadership? What did you like least?

    Robin shares a lot of great leadership ideas in a very short and concise framework.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Robin Sharma? Why or why not?

    Yes, but hoping it would be a bit more organized.


    What aspect of the narrator’s performance would you have changed?

    Narrator (Robin) was great from a delivery perspective.


    Who do you think would benefit most from listening to Extraordinary Leadership?

    Aspiring leaders who are incredibly driven.


    Any additional comments?

    Robin takes a shot-gun approach in this piece. He presents a lot of good ideas and concepts but does not develop them to the level where you can apply them to your career. The listener is encouraged to sign up to the web site and other fee-based materials so this work comes off as a bit of marketing. With that said, this work is worth listening to at least once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gary Chapman
    • Narrated By Gary Chapman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3144)
    Performance
    (1909)
    Story
    (1909)

    Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

    William says: "Highly Recommended"
    "Reading this should be required to get married."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts in three words, what would they be?

    Achieve marital bliss


    What other book might you compare The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts to and why?

    None


    Which character – as performed by Gary Chapman – was your favorite?

    N/A


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    We each have different needs and grow up with different perceptions of what love is.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish I had read this book years ago.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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