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Ryan

SOUTH MORANG, Australia | Member Since 2010

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  • 42 titles in library
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  • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Anne Curzan
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (218)

    Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. But like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being.In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors.

    Anne T. Løvstuhagen says: "An truly entertaining introduction"
    "Short but Worth every second"
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    absolutely worth listening to, Some of the information in here was new to me, even as a seasoned reader of effective communication books.
    My only complaint is that I feel there was a lot more room for expansion on the topics... I believe her knowledge is far from tapped out and I'd love to hear more

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steven Levy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2942)
    Performance
    (2115)
    Story
    (2123)

    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    Lynn says: "A Rip Snorting Story"
    "Became a chore Very Soon On"
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    What disappointed you about In the Plex?

    It was very Name and Date heavy... It got in the way of the story... All I heard was a blur of names of people who worked there or attended certain events...


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Dr. Anthony A. Goodman
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (126)

    We all want to discover the secret to a long and healthy life. But how do you incorporate the secrets of personal wellness into the unique demands of your own schedule? What information would a knowledgeable and compassionate family physician offer someone looking for a reference guide to healthy living? These 36 comprehensive lectures offer you practical and expert advice that allows you to make your own personalized choices about healthy living, as well as ways to apply that knowledge to your lifestyle.

    Stephanie says: "There is no Bibliography"
    "Facts without too much heresay"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    He discusses what the research says... what he think is secondary


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, even at 1.5x this is a monster book/course at 36 hours... Has taken me a month of intermittent listening


    Any additional comments?

    I love his ability to quote real studies... whilst I have not looked into all of them, I have read up about a couple and his take away matched my own.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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