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S.S.

St. Louis, MO USA | Listener Since 2008

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  • 7 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 43 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • The Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rhonda Byrne
    • Narrated By Rhonda Byrne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3861)
    Performance
    (1284)
    Story
    (1299)

    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"
    "Wonderful Listen"
    Overall

    The book does has some slow points and a few points that could have been done in a way that is more credible. But overall, it is outstanding. The book Think and Grow Rich has timelessly stated that the mind attracts what the mind dwells about. The Secret pulls historical references and provides an excellent guide to the spritual reasons on why thinking positively and focusing on the good in life are so important.

    I have seen these principles work in my own life and they bring happiness and prosperity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill, Julia Stone
    • Narrated By Christopher Burns, Jennifer Van Dyck
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Addressing both the male and female perspective, Babyproofing Your Marriage explores the impact of parenthood on marriage. It attacks the complicated subject by detailing the insights of and lessons learned by both men and women. Quotes from real people, bolstered by the author's own experiences as young mothers and wives, give the work a balanced and honest voice, fuelled by first-hand knowledge.

    S.S. says: "I recommend for Men to purchase for themselves."
    "I recommend for Men to purchase for themselves."
    Overall

    My opinion: written by women for men. A little one sided. If your a dude buying a book for yourself - it was eye opening and surprisingly did vindicate a number of my wifes statements which made me certain I was being manipulated. (supporting documentation for things like my doing the dishes "turned her on").

    The fact that I bought it and listened to it (and called my wife every night while travelling to discuss the subject matter) was beneficial and gave me an unemotional platform to suck some information out of her on her mental mechanics.

    I think it meant something to her that with our impending baby that I cared enough to listen to a book on our marriage. She even laughed when I called to tell her that the three female authors (who are a little short on the male perspective) were driving me nuts and I wanted to throw my iPod out the car window.

    There was about 45 minutes I was near throwing my iPod out the window of my car as I listened to three women who just couldn't agree with each other more. So brace yourself. Half of the recording is them repeating how many women attested to them that men "just don't get it".

    In the end I decided that it was smart that as a man I get the female perspective. I would not suggest listening to this if you are a woman. The male viewpoint may not be represented enough for it to be of value to you. As a matter of fact it could be a detriment. Had my wife bought it for me it would not have had the same affect.

    Overall, I did learn a few things and enjoyed using the subject matter to engage my wife and enjoyed relating a number of the topics to her.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Ilgiad

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Donald Katz
    • Narrated By Donald Katz
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Donald Katz takes us along on his path to physical fitness as he trains for a triathlon under the guidance of his personal sports-performance trainer, Steve Ilg. The Ilgiad is one of the fascinating profiles featured in The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories by Katz, an audible.com audio exclusive.

    S.S. says: "This is a SHORT story."
    "This is a SHORT story."
    Overall

    As a triathlon freak I'd hoped for a little more focus on the event. This is an authors story more of the interface with his unique Triathlon training than it is about the training or the event. It is a short, fun, listen, but is really a short story about two people moreso than triathlon.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The First Billion Is the Hardest

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By T. Boone Pickens
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (9)

    When Pickens left Mesa Petroleum at age 68 after a spectacular downward spiral in the company's profits, many counted him out. Indeed, what followed for him was a painful divorce, clinical depression, a temporary inability to predict the movement of energy prices, and the loss of 90-percent of his investing capital. But Pickens was far from out.

    Jack says: "Wisdom from one of the best"
    "Autobiography of T. Boone Pickens"
    Overall

    Book covers alot of information on Energy, but this truly is an autobiography of T. Boone. The book dwelves into a number of topics including his Philanthropic activity with Oklahoma State, etc. I appreciated the personal history, the story of "Boone" building his companies, and the parts relative to Americas energy situation. If the topics are of interest you'll probably love the book. There are a few slow points (such as the Oklahoma State stuff) which I could tell interested the Author (but I hadn't signed up for) which were unexpected. But overall an enjoyable listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Second Sight: The Inspirational Autobiography of the UK's Only Blind Medium

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sharon Neill
    • Narrated By Sharon Neill
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    In this revealing autobiography, Sharon gives an insight into many of the visions that have appeared to her over the years, with a glimpse of the dark and dangerous as well as the rewarding and uplifting.

    keynotes says: "Enjoyable listen"
    "Unique and interesting book"
    Overall

    At first I struggled with the Authors voice but after listening and understanding that this is one of the few books actually narrarated by the Author (who was born blind) it was a fascinating "read". It held my interst the entire way through and is obviously a topic which we would all find interesting. Seeing things from the other side, it is an interesting journey for someone born with this gift.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jim Cramer at the 92nd Street Y

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By James J. Cramer
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Adler
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Jim Cramer, host of the popular CNBC show Mad Money, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and earned a law degree from Harvard. He later founded his own hedge fund, where he received record returns. In 1996, he co-founded TheStreet.com, a financial news, commentary, and information site, for which he serves as a senior columnist and markets commentator.

    Jose says: "Booyah interview"
    "Unique Personal Interview with Jim Cramer"
    Overall

    This does touch on stocks but is really more of a personal history of Jim Cramer. Wasn't what I thought it was but was interesting and entertaining. He is a unique guy and there was not a dull moment in the program.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (680)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (126)

    People around the world have found inspiration in the story of Lance Armstrong - a world-class athlete nearly struck down in his prime, who fought back to win the world's most grueling test of cycling, the Tour de France. It's Not About the Bike is the amazing story of Armstrong's journey from inauspicious beginnings, through triumph, tragedy, transformation, and transcendence.

    Brenda says: "Inspirational"
    "Great Story and Held my Interest"
    Overall

    This was one of my first audio books. I enjoyed it greatly. Couldn't wait to get back in the car to hear the next chapter. Would recommend for anyone with or recovering from Cancer as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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