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TJS

Seattle, WA USA | Member Since 2006

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  • The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jonathan Gottschall
    • Narrated By Kris Koscheski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It's easy to say that humans are "wired" for story, but why? In this delightful and original book, Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling. He argues that stories help us navigate life's complex social problems.

    C. Telfair says: "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night..."
    "Nothing New"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Storytelling Animal?

    It was a rehash or compilation of a common understanding of narrative


    What could Jonathan Gottschall have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    explored ideas instead of just regurgitating summaries of what was already known


    What three words best describe Kris Koscheski’s performance?

    Upbeat but monotonous


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Presentation Masters: Communication Mastery in Speeches, Meetings, and the Media

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Made for Success
    • Narrated By Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown, and others
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (15)

    Finally, a comprehensive resource to help you master speaking techniques and more. Learn from the world’s legendary professional speakers as they teach you how to tell your story, deliver a public speech, combat stage fright, control non-verbals, and persuade an audience. Even with the most difficult speaking subjects, learn how to use humor, quotes, and statistics to highlight a point.

    TJS says: "Two, three people worth listening to. Worth $5"
    "Two, three people worth listening to. Worth $5"
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    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More speakers with actual content. I wasn't looking for motivational speakers and how to think positively or how to co-opt others into being self-promotional together.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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