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tenacious_mrz

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  • Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Pamela Ryckman
    • Narrated By Pamela Ryckman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    More women are running major companies than ever before. While still far too few in number, these female heads of industry are the forerunners of a radical shift in power now underway. During the past few years, women's groups have been coalescing in every major American city. Formidable ladies across professions are convening at unprecedented rates, forming salons, dinner groups, and networking circles, and collaborating to achieve clout and success. A new girls' network is alive and set to hyperdrive.

    tenacious_mrz says: "A bit shallow"
    "A bit shallow"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Listening to this book provoked some good thought and I agree with the author's premise that women should have a strong network, or "inner circle" of trusted professional mentors and friends. However, I kept hoping for greater depth.


    Has Stiletto Network turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Do you think Stiletto Network needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No - ryckman got the point across: women now, more than ever, need to advocate for each other and themselves; "sitletto networks" can be the springboard for professional advances


    Any additional comments?

    Would like to have heard "higher profile" case studies or evidence advancing the premise

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Piper Kerman
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4181)
    Performance
    (3750)
    Story
    (3775)

    With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money 10 years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to 15 months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424 - one of the millions of women who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system.

    Mark says: "My favorite book of the year, so far"
    "Terrible performance by narrator"
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    Narrator's accents were horrible, made me want to cringe.
    Shortcomings of the performance aside, I enjoyed the book after binge-watching the TV show and trying to determine which characters and story lines were real vs. created for the TV show. I'd hoped there'd be more commentary on the US justice system made in the book (opposed to the show) and perhaps some call to action by the author - but alas, this is Kerman's memoir based on her experiences whilst in prison not an explicit diatribe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Prince of Tides

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2402)
    Performance
    (1537)
    Story
    (1543)

    Spanning 40 years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

    Ella says: "A "Prince" amongst novels"
    "I can't do this piece justice"
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    Where does The Prince of Tides rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably the best one yet. The author says it best in his preface, to paraphrase, Conroy didn't set out to write a best seller, but the narrator, Frank Muller made it a work of art.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sheryl Sandberg
    • Narrated By Elisa Donovan
    Overall
    (3464)
    Performance
    (2969)
    Story
    (2984)

    Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

    Cynthia says: "Lean In, Lead On"
    "Warning: Sheryl Sandberg girl crush will result"
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    If you could sum up Lean In in three words, what would they be?

    You go girl


    Have you listened to any of Elisa Donovan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The performance was adequate, however I much would have preferred to hear it read by the author. Lean In is a personal piece, I wish to have heard it in the authors voice


    Any additional comments?

    As a young woman in business I felt this book to be very relatable on a professional and personal level (I see in myself many qualities, desires and yes, flaws too, that are discussed). Ms Sandberg took a calculated risk joining Facebook and hearing her story,her reflections on leadership, success, women and business were thought provoking and inspiring

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Kevin Cook
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    On the 50th anniversary of her murder, Kevin Cook presents the real Kitty Genovese. She was a vibrant young woman - unbeknownst to most, a lesbian - a bartender working (and dancing) her way through the colorful, fast-changing New York of the ’60s, a cultural kaleidoscope marred by the Kennedy assassination, the Cold War, and race riots. Downtown, Greenwich Village teemed with beatniks, folkies, and so-called misfits like Kitty and her lover. Kitty Genovese evokes the Village’s gay and lesbian underground with deep feeling and colorful detail.

    ricketsj says: "Myths aside, still a fascinating story."
    "An incredible story"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book goes beyond the normal discussion of the case and the bystander effect to reveal anecdotes rarely otherwise mentioned and very much unknown, including the unbelievable backstory on the murderer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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