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William

Dallas, TX, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    • Narrated By George Carlin
    Overall
    (935)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (193)

    Following his two New York Times best sellers, Brain Droppings and Napalm & Silly Putty, comes George Carlin's third audiobook, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, a riotous journey through the mind of one of America's premiere comic observers.

    Dana Wolfe says: "Wonderful!"
    "Build Your IQ While Laughing"
    Overall

    Fortunately Mr. Carlin is not running for President, as his perspective is way out of the "mainstream". His cynacism and his almost God-less agnosticism combined with a carefully delivered, gratuitous raunch, can be a challenge to the most open minded of God fearing folks. However, brandishing a super-sharp intellect, and a subtle but real concern for the well being of humanity, George presents insightful alternative points of view, the consideration of which is immensely rewarded with continuous, uncontrolled bouts of liberating laughter.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Have Space Suit, Will Travel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Will McAuliffe, the Full Cast Family
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (940)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (415)

    A journey of 167,000 lights years begins with...a bar of soap? Fasten your zero gravity restraints for Robert Heinlein's novel of intergalactic adventure, a story that carries teenager Clifford "Kip" Russell from his job as soda jerk to space-suit winner to alien abductee! Along the way Kip is joined by a pint-sized genius named Peewee and an empathetic alien creature known as "the Mother Thing."

    Laura says: "My kids voted this one of the best"
    "Historical Science Fiction"
    Overall

    With the paradox of instant inter-galactic space travel while using slide rules for calculations, this book is a period snapshot, a philosophical comment on the human dilemma of survival and growth as a species, a great science fiction, and an excellent book for pre-teens. I listened to this book with my kids and thoroughly enjoyed it and valued the obvious quality of its ability to stimulate thought.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Memoirs of a Geisha

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Arthur Golden
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3627)
    Performance
    (955)
    Story
    (964)

    In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

    Stephanie says: "Best Book in a while"
    "Masterful telling of a masterpiece story"
    Overall

    The depth of the the history, culture, and humanity expessesed in the telling of this astonishing life story cannot help but to enrich you long after you have listened to the last of this book...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Executive Briefing: The Power of Persuasion

    • NONE (54 mins)
    • By Dr. Robert Cialdini
    Overall
    (473)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Cialdini provides fascinating insight into how people avoid the work of making decisions and why they comply with requests in business settings. He has identified six principles which are so powerful that they generate desirable change in the widest range of circumstances.

    Kathleen says: "Top EXPERT on Persuasion"
    "Principles Confused with Tricks"
    Overall

    While the underlying insights into human social behavior are indeed on the order of genius, it seems a shame to see them presented in the context of how we can better manipulate others. Can we not take knowledge of humanity and use it to a better purpose?

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Man's Search for Meaning

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (2043)
    Performance
    (1009)
    Story
    (1019)

    Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

    Ann Marie says: "I will isten again and again"
    "Insightful and Illuminating. Foundational."
    Overall

    I had not heard of Dr. Frankle, but listening to his story and the lessons learned about human nature provided profound insight, and created a sense of this man's permanent prominence in the field of Psychiatry. The practical examples of filling man's "existential vacuum" with meaning were extremely useful. Some of the stuff toward the end is a bit difficult to follow, but overall, I found this book to be serendipitously foundational to my next read which was Covey's "Seven Habits." Perhaps it should be a pre-requisite to the study of Covey.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad's Advisors: The ABC's of Getting Out of Debt

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Garrett Sutton
    • Narrated By Garrett Sutton
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    Learn how to trade bad debt for good debt and maximize credit in this step-by-step guide. Get the details on the fastest ways to wipe out bad debt, as well as simple strategies to maximize one's credit rating. Whether trying to get out of debt, or making sure one's credit is in the best shape possible, listeners will discover that this book can be worth thousands of dollars!

    Kristopher Ames says: "Start by NOT Buying this Book"
    "No Fluff - Just the Facts."
    Overall

    This book thoroughly explains the realities of getting into and out of debt. You may already have much of the information provided, but additional information is given and masterfully weaved together to provide a context that can help you to get a good grasp on how you can reverse your own debt situation. You are given a realistic view of how you can, over time, turn your "bad" (usless) debt into "good" (leveraged) debt thus reversing your personal debt situation. From an raw information standpoint, I found the dissertation on how credit scoring works quite illuminating.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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