I read this book about 20 years ago and it was surprising to me how well it has held up over time. Bilbo's adventures were very entertaining and Tolkien has great pacing. He has great detail but doesn't lard his pages with detail for the sake of giving detail.
Narrator was very good and helped get through some of the dryer material. I was familiar with most of the material and have heard most of the concepts in the past but it still kept my attention very well.
As a starting point, this book is absolutely one-sided. I would have loved to have heard some counter-points and arguments as it progresses. That said, if 1% of the allegations set forth in the book are true then American policy is pointing us to be no better than another totalitarian state.
I thought the specific examples were very good, if chilling. I also thought the mostly chronological telling lent itself well.
It is a very depressing book and, while I did enjoy it and it was informative, I'm glad it's over. I withheld 5 stars overall because there was no counter-point to the arguments of the author and because the narrator seemed to have an unusual number of mis-pronunciations.
I was looking for more of a history of the U.S. Marshall service and, although there was some history, most of it was stories. The stories were thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable and made the book go very quickly. I wish that there was some more history but still loved the book.
I would probably not listen to this book again because the story was wonderfully interesting but not the type you want to hear again and again.
I loved the Tommy Lasorda story and I bought the book for his stories about John Madden. I wish there were more of those.
Have not listened to any other books by Ray Porter.
You Can't Make This Up.
I really enjoyed the stories and wish there were more. Very fascinating.
Have not read the paper version.
The elevator scene with Franks and his agents or the aftermath scene in the basement where of MHI after Franks and a certain werewolf fought.
All of Oliver Wyman's performances are consistently excellent.
I very much enjoy how Larry Correia has the core monster hunter books and now two other books focusing on other main characters.
Very good use of a credit. Mit is fascinating how Franks has evolved from the very first hospital scene with Pitt until now.
I've not read the print version but the audio version is excellent.
I appreciated the frequent specific examples of a concept or how to apply a concept. I also appreciated his breakdown of what type of things need to be done in advance of a negotiation, what to do during, and then follow up afterward.
This is definitely NOT a book you want to listen to in one sitting. The material is great but it is very dense. Small doses of 20 -30 minutes worked best for me.
This is the best book on negotiation I've read aside from Getting to Yes. Highly recommended.
I would suspect a novice might enjoy it more than anyone who knows anything about negotiation.
The narrator did a fine job.
I hate to give bad reviews because I can appreciate the work that goes into writing and publishing a book. That said, this book is terrible and I hate to think that novices to negotiation would read this and think themselves equipped to negotiate. This book is full of meaningless platitudes with little, if any direction of what to do. The only thing worse than the platitudes was terrible advice such as "try to negotiate the bill for services". To be sure, you can try to negotiate the cost of services with you attorney, accountant, or contractor after the service is complete. Even if you get a smaller bill you will likely ruin a professional relationship and if you do it a couple times you will get the reputation for this type of behavior. The only reason I'm not giving this book 0 stars is that there are a couple bits and pieces of decent information. The information isn't new or unique, you can find it in any other book on negotiation, but at least they are present here. If you want a better book on negotiation try "Negotiation Genius" by Deepak Malholtra and Max Bazerman.
I love Matthew Berry and I love his stories on his podcast, I was surprised that so many of the stories he used were not fun or interesting. I really didn't think it was fun or funny that people make losers in their fantasy football leagues get terrible tattoos, etc. I also just don't care a whole lot about Berry's college leagues.
Not at all. If Berry puts out another book I'll give it a try.
I think Matthew Berry is a good story teller, he has a good voice, you can tell he enjoys what he does and talking about what he does.
I did enjoy this book, I love the characters, I really enjoy Tufo's writing AND I found it to be less compelling than the other books.
I would probably recommend the read the book if they love the series, otherwise stop at 6.
Weird question... No
Love the series, lover the characters, love the author, I think it's a little hard to keep things going sometimes.
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