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  • History Decoded: The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Keith Ferrell, Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (124)

    Adapted from Decoded, Meltzer's hit show on the History network, History Decoded explores many fascinating and unexplained questions. Is Fort Knox empty? Why was Hitler so intent on capturing the Roman "Spear of Destiny"? What's the government hiding in Area 51? Where did the Confederacy's $19 million in gold and silver go at the end of the Civil War? Did Lee Harvey Oswald really act alone?

    debbie says: "I would rate as just OK!"
    "Not impressed"
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    What disappointed you about History Decoded?

    Anyone that can Google has nothing to learn with this book.


    What could Keith Ferrell and Brad Meltzer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Change their writing style.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Normally I enjoy Scott Brick but the material provided made him unlikable


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • How to Stay Motivated: Developing the Qualities of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Zig Ziglar
    Overall
    (928)
    Performance
    (651)
    Story
    (647)

    How to Stay Motivated provides you with clear and proven techniques to use to enhance relationships, improve your self-image, set and achieve goals, and so much more! Apply these winning steps from the motivational master himself to build a better, more productive, satisfying life for yourself and your family. Change your picture and change every facet of your life.

    Keran says: "Inspiring"
    "Went from inspirational chat to tent revival"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I get Zig's angle. I read his back story. What bothered me is his reliance on Christianity as a reason to believe in yourself.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Zig Ziglar again?

    Maybe


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    Zig is an entertaining story teller.


    Any additional comments?

    I fully agree with Zig's points about staying positive, seeing the excellence in yourself, and daily affirmations. What bugged me is in the second half of the recording, his heavy reliance on bible verses was distracting. He promotes living by the bible, while picking and choosing what parts to pay attention to and what parts to not discuss. With that approach, it becomes a magical fix-all when it really is not. I believe this logic can and has mislead many people sincerely interested in bettering themselves in business and personal affairs.

    I like Zig. He is a wonderful speaker with tremendous life experience. However, as an Atheist, I feel this book veered from motivational to propaganda in the second half.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert Wright
    • Narrated By Greg Thornton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (517)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (375)

    Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics - as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policies.

    Darwin8u says: "A Masterpiece of Science Writing"
    "Darwin deconstructed"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the book were actually more about psychology and less of a biography of Darwin.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Wright again?

    Maybe


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Greg Thornton?

    Yes


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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