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manaf

I am a plastic surgeon by trade A father by heart A trader by necessity A teacher by passion A child by curiosity

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  • The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything... Fast!

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Josh Kaufman
    • Narrated By Josh Kaufman
    Overall
    (451)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (386)

    In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition: how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct complex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By completing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you'll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. What do you want to learn?

    Grady says: "Finished the thesis early in the book"
    "a diary not a road map"
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    What disappointed you about The First 20 Hours?

    Totally hogwash , this book has nothing to do with practical life. In my opinion a scam


    What was most disappointing about Josh Kaufman’s story?

    Not a road map rather a look what i did without an ounce of proof


    What didn’t you like about Josh Kaufman’s performance?

    Scam


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    First chapter


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Principles of Economics: Business, Banking, Finance, and Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Peter Navarro
    • Narrated By Peter Navarro
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (40)

    This course introduces both macroeconomics and microeconomics.

    Robert says: "Excellent, and mainstream"
    "a good introductory coarse"
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    Where does The Modern Scholar: Principles of Economics: Business, Banking, Finance, and Your Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    basic understanding of economics is an important skill needed for any person today this is a great starting point


    What other book might you compare The Modern Scholar: Principles of Economics: Business, Banking, Finance, and Your Life to and why?

    not sure


    Which character – as performed by Peter Navarro – was your favorite?

    not applicable


    If you could give The Modern Scholar: Principles of Economics: Business, Banking, Finance, and Your Life a new subtitle, what would it be?

    basic economics


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Frank I. Luntz
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (54)

    Dr. Luntz offers more than 70 new “words that work” for private one-on-one meetings with your boss, for public presentations to hundreds of colleagues, or for television appearances that reach millions. There are more than three dozen specific lessons and recommendations—and each one directly illustrates the nine essential action-oriented principles of winning at every level: People-Centered, Paradigm-Breaking, Prioritizing, Perfection, Partnerships, Passion, Persuasion, Persistence, and Principles.

    Amazon Customer says: "Instructs and Inspires"
    "not the smash hit i hoped for"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    not really i rather recommend Goals by Brian Tracy . this was not as educational as i hoped


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Do you think Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    not realy


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Nerd's Guide to Being Confident

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Manson
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (631)
    Story
    (630)

    Everyone knows confidence when they see it; but seemingly no one can actually describe what goes into it or how to get it. The Nerd's Guide to Being Confident is an unconventional way of looking at one of the most basic and obvious human traits and what one can do to gain a little more of it without feeling like a phony. Laughter included.

    Anthony A. says: "A More-Than-Pleasant Surprise"
    "don't waste the credit"
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    Would you try another book from Mark Manson and/or Fleet Cooper?

    no an extremely superficial representation of human motivations and psychology


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    a parenting book


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Fleet Cooper?

    no one


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Nerd's Guide to Being Confident?

    the whole book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Scott Huettel
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (99)

    Behavioral economics is the study of decision making, and of the related themes of valuation, exchange, and interpersonal interactions. Using methods from psychology, sociology, neurology, and economics, behavioral economics sheds light one of the most fundamental activities of human life: the decision process. In 24 insightful lectures, you'll learn how behavioral economists look at decision making and explore a set of key principles that offer deep insight into how we evaluate information and integrate different factors to make decisions.

    Saud says: "Stating the Obvious"
    "under dillvers"
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    Would you try another book from The Great Courses and/or Professor Scott Huettel?

    it started strong and promising but fizzled at the end , it jumped between subjects rather than be sequential


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    disapointed


    Did Professor Scott Huettel do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    not applicable


    Do you think Behavioral Economics needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Nurture Assumption

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Judith Rich Harris
    • Narrated By Paula Parker
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    What makes children turn out the way they do? Why is it that good parents don't always turn out good kids? Judith Rich Harris questions the assumption that nurture is the crucial factor. Using examples from folklore, literature, and scientific research, Harris puts forth the electrifying theory that children aren't socialized by their parents, they're socialized by other children. It is what happens outside the home, while kids are in the company of their peers, that matters most.

    Luc says: "Excellent book... on print."
    "Hmmm only genes mater ????"
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    Would you try another book from Judith Rich Harris and/or Paula Parker?

    tough the author presents a strong argument there are other aspects of why we turn out the way we are besides genes


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    it is not a story it is science


    Did Paula Parker do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    yes


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    not applicable


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    Overall
    (1637)
    Performance
    (752)
    Story
    (745)

    Everyone wants to be an influencer. We all want to learn how to help ourselves and others change behavior. And yet, in spite of the fact that we routinely attempt to do everything from lose weight to improve quality at work, few of us have more than one or two ideas about how to exert influence. For the first time, Influencer brings together the breakthrough strategies of contemporary influence masters.

    Ahmed says: "Not the book for everyone"
    "a land mark book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Influencer the most enjoyable?

    the insights are great
    will definitely listen to it a second time to remember all the gold nugets


    What other book might you compare Influencer to and why?

    goals by Brian Tracy

    both books give you an approach to one of life's greatest tasks


    What about Eric Conger’s performance did you like?

    its ok


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

    niether


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Doctor Eileen Kennedy-Moore
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Drawing from the her extensive clinical experience-as well as personal experience as a mother of four-these 12 lectures provide a deeper understanding of your child's development and ways to address common stumbling blocks with compassion.

    rekram29 says: "Enjoyable. Will listen to this again and again."
    "kids don't come with a manual"
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    If you could sum up Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids in three words, what would they be?

    it is a good book over all helps in moment of despair while u are trying to raise happy kids


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    no charecters this is not fiction


    Have you listened to any of Doctor Eileen Kennedy-Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    this is the first


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    get kids to learn to reminisce and re live good times and memories


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Food: A Cultural Culinary History

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Ken Albala
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (191)

    Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Epicure Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin said it best: "Gastronomy governs the whole life of man."

    SamanthaG says: "Very interesting course"
    "do you know how resturants started ?"
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    If you could sum up Food: A Cultural Culinary History in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing entertaining enlightining


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Food: A Cultural Culinary History?

    The origin of the word resturant


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    A product of love and passion

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jonathan Haidt
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2019)
    Performance
    (1155)
    Story
    (1140)

    This is a book about 10 "Great Ideas". Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations - to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives.

    David says: "Exceptional synthesis of psychology and philosophy"
    "understand your brain"
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    If you could sum up The Happiness Hypothesis in three words, what would they be?

    Know thy self know thy self


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not applicable here


    Which character – as performed by George K. Wilson – was your favorite?

    Not applicalbe here


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    The poor little rider on the elefant


    Any additional comments?

    Good read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1834)
    Performance
    (1281)
    Story
    (1279)

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

    Carolyn says: "Strawmen and Ad Hominems"
    "know they self on steroids"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Amazing scholarly work . Amazing insight into the human condition. Know they self on steroids


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sex at Dawn?

    So many aha moments must listen


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    N A


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

    Aha now i understand


    Any additional comments?

    Must listen may save families

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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