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Stephen

A Big Fan of Non-Fiction and Business Books as I am always looking to learn something New!

Jacobus, PA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Finch
    • Narrated By David Finch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (103)

    At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, "What is wrong with my husband?!" In David Finch's case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David's ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, his lifelong propensity to quack and otherwise melt down in social exchanges, and his clinical-strength inflexibility. But it doesn't make him any easier to live with.

    Patrick says: "I wish I had read this many years ago"
    "Amazing book on relationships. Must read!!!"
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    Even if you do not have anyone with special needs in your family, you will still love this story and laugh out loud.

    As a man on a quest to improve my marriage and relationship with my family (my daughter's needs are on the autism spectrum scale as well) this books story really hit home. I learned a lot about what goes through others minds, the fact they go through the same challenges too. It was an inspiring story, expertly told by the author and it was hysterically funny. You will love this true story! its a must read (hear!)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    Overall
    (3737)
    Performance
    (2376)
    Story
    (2405)

    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

    Joanna says: "A quest for dreams come true"
    "Wonderful Story & Love listening to Jeremy Irons"
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    Story

    Was a simple story that drew you in while sharing valuable life lessons. A great example to follow. Also having Jeremy Irons as the narrator was amazing. I couldn't stop listening to it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ken Robinson
    • Narrated By Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (673)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (363)

    The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the 21st century.

    Lori says: "Think and Win!"
    "Text Book on Creativity and Finding your Passion!"
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    While this books focuses on creativity and excelling once you found your passion, its an enjoyable book due to its humor and story telling. Quite simply this is going to appeal to so many listeners, give it a try. You'll be glad you did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agenda 21

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (599)
    Story
    (605)

    Just a generation ago this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of UN-lead program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as the 'Republic'. There is no president. No congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the Authorities. Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that 18-year-old Emmeline has ever known.

    J. Johnston says: "OK Thriller with an Important Message"
    "Good, Entertaining Story that educates too"
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    I do not read / listen to a lot of fiction, but I did enjoy this book. The narrator did a good job of "playing" the different characters. There was a lot of build up, but leaves a lot of ending up to your own imagination. The disappointment of the ending soon passes as the truth of the actual treaties and agreements come to light that this work of fiction was extrapolated from.

    Overall, not a bad book and one that good or bad, you are bound to learn from.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crash Course on Successful Parenting: 13 Dynamics of Raising Great Kids

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Larry J Koenig
    • Narrated By Jon Gauger
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Successful Parenting is an excellent primer on the most important characteristics of parents who raise healthy and happy children. Beginning with the biggest fears that parents report, the books deals with dynamics of what it takes to understand your child at the various ages of life, the 4 things all children need no matter what their age, the gift of consistency, the commitment of time, the blessing of spiritual nurture, establishing traditions, healthy boundaries at the various ages, and more!

    Katrina says: "Great Parenting Book"
    "Great Basic Book. Broad but not deep"
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    Great beginners guide for those on a journey to being a better parent. It covers many topics and has some good ideas mixed in. Also love all the recommendations to other books on each topic for those looking to go deeper or to the next level. Easy to listen to and learn from. If someone is looking for help on certain parenting topic, this book may not be the answer, if you just need a starting point on parenting, then this is truly the book to start with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Chris Anderson
    • Narrated By Chris Anderson
    Overall
    (2466)
    Performance
    (1209)
    Story
    (1202)

    The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

    Christopher says: "A fascinating listen"
    "Amazing, educational book that is so Enjoyable"
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    What did you love best about FREE?

    Read by the author and its it full of amazing info and stories of how marketing has evolved over time and just how much of an impact the concept of "free" has had on us. Such a joy to listen to.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Easy to listen to and to relate with


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Love the story of how Jell-o became Americas Favorite Dessert!


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Only 3 pricing points in marketing: Less then Free, Free, or Something. The biggest mental point to get a consumer over for a sale is going from Free to 1penny


    Any additional comments?

    Must read book for any marketers or business person looking to increase sales and creatively increase sales and revenue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extraordinary Leadership

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Robin Sharma
    Overall
    (1522)
    Performance
    (876)
    Story
    (869)

    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"
    "Jam packed with good info"
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    Would you listen to Extraordinary Leadership again? Why?

    Yes, there is so much info in there and it goes so fast. You'll need (and want) to listen to this audio several times over.


    What other book might you compare Extraordinary Leadership to and why?

    Great tips similar to that of Zig Zigler, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn and many others


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    Very energetic and conversational.


    Any additional comments?

    Short audio but filled with great, useful info to be worthwhile.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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