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XEVEN

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  • The Secret of the Seven Seeds

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David Fischman
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The Secret of the Seven Seeds tells of the successful entrepreneur and writer David Fischman's struggle with his out-of-control life. In this fascinating and instructive audiobook, he reveals his personal story through the fictional character Ignacio Rodriguez.

    morton says: "This is a path to happiness!"
    "Pretty good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Secret of the Seven Seeds rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Upper half


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret of the Seven Seeds?

    Not to be overly caught up in the sensationalism of meditation but more onto its ability to help


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

    I love this narrator
    He sounds similar to Chris Ryan and Brian Emerson
    A good narrator often makes or breaks the audio book and Marosz is definately one of my new favorites!!!!!!!!


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Secret of the Seven Seeds?

    Meditation


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jane Velez-Mitchell
    • Narrated By Elizabeth White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (75)

    On June 9, 2008, the butchered body of Travis Alexander was found in his Mesa, Arizona, home. The grisly nature of his death made instant headlines: With 29 knife wounds, his throat slit, and a gunshot to the head, Travis was left to die. The prime suspect in the case was Alexander's ex-girlfriend, the attractive and soft-spoken Jodi Arias. Though Arias initially said that she was nowhere near the scene of crime, little about this case was as it seemed, and before long she had been caught lying to police. As the investigation progressed, her lies evolved multiple times before finally resting on an appalling claim: She had killed Travis in self-defense.

    Tracy says: "Intriguing!"
    "Slanted"
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    What disappointed you about Exposed?

    This is for surely one of the worst books I have ever bought
    Any good who done it book should be neutral on delivery and let the reader decide for themselves. For the intense hatred the author feels for the defendant.. It's amazing as she has doubtless made a fortune by using Jodi's name in her book?!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Also interesting how amazon asks useless questions that doesn't even apply to the book review.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I would hate to see what a 13 hour book looks like physically.WOW must be as big as an encyclopedia. Way too long should have been abridged .... That is if it was actually worth buying and reading which it certainly wasn't!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Exposed?

    Again this so called author was way too biased for my taste.. I mean there are only two people that know the true facts of the case.For someone to profit from anothers misery and misfortune is as sick and sad as it gets


    Any additional comments?

    only gave it one star because you have to
    Picture perfect by Shanna Hogan was much better
    Even the youtube clips were better than this book

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By James Cramer
    • Narrated By James Cramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (92)

    Tired of false promises about getting rich quickly, promises that lead to reckless decisions, the stepping stones to the poorhouse? How about trying something different? How about going for lasting wealth based on thirty-five years' worth of insights from Jim Cramer, a grizzled stock veteran and host of CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer . . . How about getting rich carefully?

    Steven says: "Great Stock Mkt. Analysis with Timely Trends"
    "Great as usual"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully to be better than the print version?

    Yes for me because i cant stay focused enough to read a book for a long period of time


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


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

    Experience,emotion,perspective,the feeling that may not be convyed if it were someone just reading it


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

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Cramer know’s his stuff and all of his books I have found helpful to learn about companies,markets,investing and trading. His analysis and experience,in the field is much needed as you sure wont get many insights from so called guru’s that operate behind tightly locked doors unless of coarse you pay 3.5Million to have dinner. ;)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Steven Drobny, Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (29)

    This updated edition of Inside the House of Money lifts the veil on the typically opaque world of hedge funds, offering a rare glimpse at how today's highest paid money managers approach their craft. Now with new commentary, author Steve Drobny takes you even further into the hedge fund industry. He demystifies how these star traders make billions for their well-heeled investors, revealing their theories, strategies and approaches to markets.

    Mike says: "Good insight into the mind of a successful trader."
    "Definitely Top of the list"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you love best about Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets?

    Actual Ideas from successful Traders/Investors and even somewhat recent time periods


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets?

    The general depth of the traders/investors mindset and lots of decent ideas


    Which character – as performed by James Langton – was your favorite?

    BAHAHAHAHAAHA Chapter 15 voice over Heckle and Jeckle AHAHAHAHA =]


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

    Yeah but too long for that


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed Market wizards by Jack Schwager with the in depth interviews and this book to me was very similar in structure.. and in even more of a recent time frame.. With over 470 books in my audio library and 95% of those in finance .. this one definitely ranks among the top tier that I will certainly listen to multiple times... Very well done!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sean Carroll
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    Scientists have just announced an historic discovery on a par with the splitting of the atom: The Higgs boson, the key to understanding why mass exists has been found. In The Particle at the End of the Universe, Caltech physicist and acclaimed writer Sean Carroll takes readers behind the scenes of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to meet the scientists and explain this landmark event.

    Matthew says: "A History of Modern Particle Physics"
    "INTERESTING"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Particle at the End of the Universe the most enjoyable?

    Jonathan Hogan is my favorite Narrator he simply makes it enjoyable to listen to 11 hour book


    What other book might you compare The Particle at the End of the Universe to and why?

    Good question. I just got finished listening to the mirror earth the intense level of high technology,research,dedication that has been invested in money,time is overwhelming.This book also made me want to go back and re-read Dance of the photons


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Hogan – was your favorite?

    Himself


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

    125 GEV gigavolt =125,000,000,000Billion Volts OHHHHH YEAH BABY


    Any additional comments?

    Im not a physicist but it would/will be very interesting to see how many real in the know physicist will actually comment on this book.. Forsurely as many that work at cern and around the world there seems there would be at least a few that would leave comments on this book giving it a thumbs up or down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Against the Herd: 6 Contrarian Investment Strategies You Should Follow

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Steve Cortes
    • Narrated By Ross Douglas
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    The public needs to think independently and not be duped, particularly because those who are selling their messages or promoting their ideas have a plethora of powerful media through which to do so. Against the Herd presents six contrarian views of major events that will shape the future. Steve Cortes of CNBC pulls no punches in explaining these trends. Many will find his views counterintuitive and even controversial. Some will find his forecasts alarming. But open-minded readers who are willing to heed his well-informed advice will find it illuminating, beneficial, and profitable.

    XEVEN says: "TV ADDICT"
    "TV ADDICT"
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    What disappointed you about Against the Herd: 6 Contrarian Investment Strategies You Should Follow?

    Sounds like this guy wrote this book while watching television and labeled his points with the thesis of the movies


    Has Against the Herd: 6 Contrarian Investment Strategies You Should Follow turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    What didn’t you like about Ross Douglas’s performance?

    Too fast and just didnt seem to fit with the context


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment
    Its seems that if a person has been in this industry as long as he claims he would be able to provide more useful information.
    Gold Bubble? “REALLY” Gold has been going vertical since the year 2000 and has had a +14% increase from it yearly average price since then.
    Dont buy stocks? “REALLY” The Dow has returned +30% since 2000
    I am sure you will never get that from your beloved bonds
    Many other examples but wow I wonder what this guys portfolio looks like!


    Any additional comments?

    BOTTOM OF THE LIST

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jack D. Schwager, Bruce Kovner, Richard Dennis, and others
    • Narrated By Jack D. Schwager
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (130)

    What separates the world's top traders from the vast majority of unsuccessful investors? Jack Schwager sets out to answer this question in his interviews with superstar money-makers including Bruce Kovner, Richard Dennis, Paul Tudor Jones, Michel Steinhardt, Ed Seykota, Marty Schwartz, Tom Baldwin, and more in Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders.

    Jason says: "Definitely should be in your top 3 must reads"
    "ESSENTIAL"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Market Wizards the most enjoyable?

    The superb insight and experience of the contents


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Schwager because he knew exactly what questions to ask.


    Which character – as performed by Jack D. Schwager – was your favorite?

    Himself


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Well worth the money


    Any additional comments?

    Again I have over 400 books in my audio library and 95% of them are on stocks,finance,investing,economics.
    This is one of the best one that I have bought ie’ the top 1%. I have been studying the stock market for about five years now and a how to book with insights and things a person can actually apply to their trading/investing tool box are very few and far between. This book is pure knowledge/experience of some of the great’s including Jack Schwager himself. For him to share his knowledge and that of traders/inverstors that have inspired him is truely a blessing. If you want your trading/investing to return dividends well worth the expense of this book and beyond this is definetly one that you will want to read/rememebr and apply!!!

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Star Rising: The Revolutionary Birth of the Texas Republic

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By William C. Davis
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    No historian has been able to capture so elegantly the factors influencing the formation of the state of Texas. Three-time winner of the Jefferson Davis Award, William C. Davis precisely describes the spirit of the times during this momentous period. The conflicts between Anglo Texans, native Tejanos, and Mexican officials that led to war come to life with invigorating detail.

    Phil says: "Disappointing"
    "Jobathan Hogan Rules"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES This is one of my earlier audio books I had purchased.Being a Texan I felt it was informative interesting and impressive


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Good info about Houston, but Crockett is always a guy’s favorite


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Hogan – was your favorite?

    ALL


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

    Alamo


    Any additional comments?

    A narrator often makes or breaks the book and Jonathan Hogan is probably my favorite =]

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tall Ships Down

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Daniel S. Parrott
    • Narrated By Chris Ryan
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    For all its romance, the tall-ship renaissance has a tragic side. Working from official documents, survivor and expert interviews, and his own tall-ship experience, Parrott re-creates the losses of five sail-training vessels: the 316-foot Pamir (1957), 117-foot Albatross (1961), 117-foot Marques (1984), 137-foot Pride of Baltimore (1986), and 125-foot Maria Asumpta (1995). He vividly re-creates each final voyage and then explores the roles played by ship stability, structural integrity, weather, human error, and standards of risk in tragedies at sea.

    XEVEN says: "PERFECT NARRATION"
    "PERFECT NARRATION"
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    If you could sum up Tall Ships Down in three words, what would they be?

    CHRIS RYAN EXCELLENT


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tall Ships Down?

    I dont remember


    Which scene was your favorite?

    N/A


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    I only bought this book because i had noticed that Chris Ryan was the narrator. I havent heard him narrate a book in a long while and was very excited to hear he is still alive, as he is my favorite narrator =D Great Job Mr. Ryan keep up the outstanding work!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenet and the City of Boulder

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lawrence Schiller
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    If you are eager to read John and Patsy Ramsey's new release about the mysterious death of their daughter JonBenet, you won't want to miss Perfect Murder, Perfect Town. Schiller creates a portrait of an inscrutable family thrust under the spotlight of public suspicion and an affluent, tranquil city torn apart by a crime it was unprepared to deal with.

    Christine says: "all police work"
    "Pretty good"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Perfect Murder, Perfect Town in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting,informative, thought provoking


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Oh our small foreign faction forgot duct tape, rope,and a note pad AHAHAHAHA =]


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Ego versus politics versus assumptions versus lies versus the truth


    Any additional comments?

    Yes It is very interesting that even though Schiller never digs deep into the possibilty of the landscaper commiting the murder yet it is the landscaper/yard man that was first mentioned talking to JohnBenet and then again the question that she asked him about the roses mentioned at the end of the book as well.I just wonder if Schiller had his own personal suspitition?? who knows? Nevertheless the book was quite interesting despite the overwhelming internal problems that exist within the Boulder police department and their so called justice system.. I mean this was pathetic that there were so many people that seemed to be more concerned about their personal ego’s than focusing on the objective of getting the job of justice completed.One would hope and expect that if people got paid every day and made a career out of law enforcement,and judicial matters that they can and would be able to A) find out who killed her, B) bring them to justice, C) Carry out a proper trial. As we see now 17 years later that none of this has ever occured nor probably will it ever. This case is doubtless a reflection on Boulder Colorado,their law enforcement, and their judicial system which has failed thier citizens not to mention JohnBenet MIGHTILY
    The intense level of inexperience,ignorance,imaturity,is a complete shame.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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