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  • The Omnivore's Dilemma

  • A Natural History of Four Meals
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,534

"What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great presentation of a moral dilemma

  • By MCRedding on 02-07-09

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-07

I have talked about this book to numerous friend's and have really been moved by what it said. This is not just a book, but a piece of our culture. I think it should be required reading.

  • The Long Tail

  • Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More
  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Nissley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

Our world is being transformed by the Internet and the near limitless choice that it provides to consumers; tomorrow's markets belong to those who can take advantage of this. The Long Tail is really about the economics of abundance, an entirely new model for business that is just starting to show its power as unlimited selection reveals new truths about what consumers want and how they want to get it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book, Flawed by Repition

  • By Jim on 03-17-07

Really Interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-07

This is a really interesting subject and he talks about it with a good use of facts and examples. It really got me thinking.

  • Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2

  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 23 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,915

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You see growth in the Author

  • By Theodore on 01-09-13

Great book

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-07

Really entertaining brain candy.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: Not Yet Known
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,096
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,673

The 4 Hour Work Week explains what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and why you should want to become one. It teaches you how to "kill" your job and design a life, the 80/20 rule and how it increases productivity, how to replace your dreams with goals, and more. Listeners can lead a rich life by working only four hours a week, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the lives they want.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good, but not that good

  • By Brandon Carlson on 05-11-07

Good book and pragmatic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-07

I really enjoyed this book. It has many practical websites and ideas. The core ideas of outsourcing and focusing on the truly important are great. The only caveat for me is that once you have kids, has traveling around the world lifestyle becomes less desirable. Also, so many books are telling everyone to quit their jobs. If everyone listened nobody would pick up the trash, put out fires, etc.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Magic of Thinking Big

  • By: David J. Schwartz Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: David J. Schwartz Ph.D.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,545

Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and - most important of all - find greater happiness and peace of mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple Learning

  • By Mario on 12-29-04

Great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-07

This book is very motivational and has good ideas. I don't know that the techniques were cutting edge, but are still very practical and enduring. I actually listened to the book twice.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful