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Troy

Durham, NC, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 43 titles in library
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  • Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty
    • Narrated By Matt Walton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (192)

    During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. This is the story of a preacher's kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship - six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. This book is full of revelations.

    Sam Motes says: "Zen of coaching"
    "Insider information you won't find anywhere else"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Eleven Rings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eleven Rings?

    Conversation with MJ and Kobe


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Conversation with MJ and Kobe


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like basketball it is a must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer's Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Allan C. Weisbecker
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    In 1996, Allan Weisbecker sold his home and his possessions, loaded his dog and surfboards into his truck, and set off in search of his longtime friend and surfing companion, Christopher, who had vanished into the depths of Central America. In this rollicking memoir of his quest from Mexico to Costa Rica to unravel the circumstances of Christopher's disappearance, Weisbecker intimately describes the people he befriended, the bandits he evaded, and the waves he caught and lost en route to finding his friend.

    charlie says: "Great Surf Adventure Story"
    "Great read about adventure"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to In Search of Captain Zero the most enjoyable?

    The sense of freedom you get from the book and the insight into the surfing lifestyle.


    What other book might you compare In Search of Captain Zero to and why?

    The Motorcycle Diaries.


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

    Nothing that I can speak of but it was read well.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Great read for someone into surfing or adventure seeking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Herd Me!: I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Colin Cowherd
    • Narrated By Colin Cowherd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (87)

    In this age of billion dollar athletic marketing campaigns, “feel good” philosophy with no connection to reality, and a Sports Media echo chamber that’s all too eager swallow whatever idiotic notion happens to be in vogue at the moment, it’s tough to find people who aren’t afraid to say what they’re really thinking.

    Troy says: "Great book, Repeats majority of themes from radio"
    "Great book, Repeats majority of themes from radio"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you listen to You Herd Me! again? Why?

    No, great book but no need to listen again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Colin Cowherd


    Which scene was your favorite?

    N/A


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to Colin Cowherd's podcast religiously and have gained a ton of insight on life and sports from his perspective. I think he is the most thought provoking personality on radio and made me reanalyze many aspects of my personal and business life. The book is essentially a condensed version of all the themes of his radio show so I would recommend it to anyone who is interesting in American sports or bettering themselves.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James Tobin
    • Narrated By Charles Constant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at the age of thirty-nine, people wept to think that the young man of golden promise must live out his days as a helpless invalid. He never again walked on his own. But in just over a decade, he regained his strength and seized the presidency. This was the most remarkable comeback in the history of American politics. And, as author James Tobin shows, it was the pivot of Roosevelt's life-the triumphant struggle that tempered and revealed his true character.

    Martha says: "Captivating and Informative"
    "Insightful but can be monotonous at times"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Man He Became the most enjoyable?

    Insight into the life of FDR and the way he powered through his challenges.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way he proved that regardless of handicap, a person can rise to the pinnacle of society.


    Which character – as performed by Charles Constant – was your favorite?

    FDR.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a read if you are figuring out how to overcome a handicap or want insight in to the life of FDR.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Short Guide to a Long Life

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By David B. Agus
    • Narrated By David B. Agus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    One of the world's leading doctors and best-selling author presents the simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy, and productive life. Dr. Agus believes that our foundation for optimal health begins with the daily habits we keep - and that we can build upon that bedrock with inexpensive, widely accessible drugs that have been proven to work while ditching false promises, such as vitamins and supplements.

    Troy says: "Not worth $10 or 3 hours of your time"
    "Not worth $10 or 3 hours of your time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the book provided health and scientific insight that a layperson wouldn't already be able to figure out themselves, i.e. tell me something more than just not to smoke, drink in moderation, eat fruits and vegetables and get plenty of sleep.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    An economic nonfiction book


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not take 21 minutes of the 3 hours introducing the book, provide more detailed health insight that someone doesn't already know and minimize the number of repetitions. I am a general contractor and I feel like I already have the knowledge to write this book and I could have done it in about 12 pages.


    What character would you cut from A Short Guide to a Long Life?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    If you are really looking for real insight into healthy living and optimum longevity I HIGHLY recommend Joel Fuhrman's Eat to Live. It provides TONS of information that is backed up by scientific research. A word of caution though- it may take the joy out of many of the things that you thought were healthy but are actually killing you.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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