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  • Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success

  • Building Blocks for a Better Life
  • By: John Wooden, Jay Carty
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 322

Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden and Jay Carty know that when it comes down to it, success is an equal opportunity player. Anyone can create it in his or her career, family and beyond. Based on John Wooden’s own method to victory, Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success reveals that success is built block by block, where each block is a crucial principle contributing to life-long achievement in every area of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyed this book. Simply amazing book.

  • By RashaanDJX on 07-27-15

Coach Will Always be ..... Coach!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-11

Coach Wooden was a man who was truly ahead of his time in so many ways!

He not only was a "great maker of men and young people", he was a visionary and someone who "walked the walk and talk the talk".

They don't come along very often like Coach Wooden.... we can all learn some valuable lessons on life from Coach!

  • China, Inc.

  • By: Ted C. Fishman
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

China today is visible everywhere: In the news, in the economic pressures battering America, in the workplace, and in every trip to the store. Provocative, timely, and essential, this dramatic account of China's growing dominance as an industrial super-power by journalist Ted C. Fishman explains how the profound shift in the global economic order has occurred, and why it already affects us all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • China status update

  • By Dave Larson on 02-16-06

China!!!... They Are For Real!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-11

I have read many books on China and the fact that they are poised to be the next economic superpower in the coming (if not currently) years.

I agree, and unless America gets "it's house in order" soon, we'll be so indebted to China that it won't be the least bit fun for us.

Great book and stayed tuned to China!

  • The China Fantasy

  • How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression
  • By: James Mann
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Does America's policy toward China make sense? In this vigorous look at China's political evolution and its future, James Mann explores two popular scenarios: a gradual spread of democracy and human rights, or an eventual upheaval. Mann poses a third scenario: What will happen if Chinese capitalism continues to evolve and expand, but the government fails to liberalize? And why should this matter to Americans? Mann explores this possibility and offers a startling vision of our future with China.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Over Simplified

  • By Elton on 06-09-07

Great Overview of Chain on the Rise!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-11

I have read several books lately on China and it's oncoming economic might. It's true, and this book does a really good job helping us to understand that.

  • Boys Adrift

  • Factors Driving the Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
  • By: Leonard Sax
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140

Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. Fully one-third of men ages 22 to 34 are still living at home with their parents, about a 100 percent increase in the past 20 years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college. Family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax presents practical solutions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Startling, well-researched view...

  • By KnightRanger on 08-14-08

Must Reading for the Salvation of all Young Men!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-11

This is one of the best books and overviews of the distressing state of our boys and young men in this country. There's a lot of work to do, but there are solutions, and this books offers up some great ones!

We need to take it seriously how our young men are losing ground and that something has to be done!

I highly recommend this book!

  • The Art of Political War and Other Radical Pursuits

  • By: David Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

In a book that will shatter the complacency of establishment conservatives, David Horowitz shows how Bill Clinton's generation, having mastered the art of political war, has spent the last 10 years clobbering the conservatives in and out of government. The best-selling author of Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes has the strategy to fight back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Politics 101 At It's Best!

  • By James on 08-14-11

Politics 101 At It's Best!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-11

I'm a "political junky" at this point in my life and I really enjoyed reading this book by David Horowitz.

He make sit easy reading by breaking down the various aspects of the political landscape that we all face.

Enjoy a good read and have a good time... then get active and make a difference!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Anatomy of Pleasure

  • By: Dr. Victoria Zdrok
  • Narrated by: Dr. Victoria Zdrok
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

Here's a head-to-toe guide to understanding human sexuality that explores psychology and techniques aimed at improved lovemaking - a comprehensive guide to the sexual receptivity of the human body. Each technique that men and women need to know to become true experts in bringing sexual joy to their partners is set forth in detail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • beginners through masters..

  • By Perry Gallagher on 03-08-09

I Never Knew I Had So Much To Learn!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-11

I have had quite a bit of experience in the areas of sex and sensuality, but in reading this book, I realized that I really know very little in what it takes to pleasure my partner.

Wow... what an "eye opener"!!!

A great book and a must read for anyone even remotely interested in learning a few more things in regards to pleasing your partner!

  • Amish Grace

  • How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy
  • By: Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

The remarkable response of the Amish Community to the horrific shooting of 10 schoolgirls at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania in October 2006 stunned the larger world. Amish Grace tells the incredible story of this community's reaction to the senseless shooting and explores its profoundly countercultural practice of forgiveness.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I wish I could un-hear this book

  • By Sara on 01-29-14

Imagine A World Full Of Amish Grace!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-11

As a person of Christian faith, I thought that I had it in me to be forgiving and full of faith, but I don't think I can hold a candle to the Amish.

Wow... I admire my Amish Brothers and Sisters in their ability to maintain such a focus and faith. I know that they are not perfect, but if we could adopt just a few more aspects and disciplines of the Amish faith, this world could be such a better place!!!

A very good read!!!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Age of Empathy

  • Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society
  • By: Frans de Waal
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Is it really human nature to stab one another in the back in our climb up the corporate ladder? Competitive, selfish behavior is often explained away as instinctive, thanks to evolution and "survival of the fittest", but in fact, humans are equally hard-wired for empathy. Using research from the fields of anthropology, psychology, animal behavior, and neuroscience, Frans de Waal brilliantly argues that humans are group animals.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Lot Of Things In Common With Our Animal Friends!

  • By James on 08-14-11

A Lot Of Things In Common With Our Animal Friends!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-11

I enjoyed reading The Age of Empathy because it really hit home with me since I am a vegetarian and it was an "easy leap" to understand the empathy and compassion of animals and how it can easily apply to humans.

I think there is a lot to learn here in this very good read!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,325

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a how to guide ..

  • By Ricardo on 03-19-13

Excellent Book Right From The Start!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-10

I thought that Greene's book on the 48 Laws of Power really laid out an easy to follow pathway of understanding how much power we all have and how to best use it to our benefit while at the same time creating mutually beneficial relationships. I don;t know if most people will feel comfortable in implementing a lot of the techniques because it does call for some sacrifice and courage, but it people are willing, they can have so much more power about themselves and find themselves enjoying a more enjoyable life.

Power is not a bad thing if it improves the quality of ones life and the lives of others along the way.

I really enjoyed reading it.

  • It's Never Crowded Along the Extra Mile

  • 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace
  • By: Wayne W. Dyer
  • Narrated by: Wayne W. Dyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Drawing upon the lessons of great teachers such as St. Francis of Assisi, Viktor Frankl, Jesus Christ, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Buddha, Dr. Dyer helps you discover that you can achieve true inner peace and success by integrating ten powerful "secrets" into your life that can transform your everyday existence into a path for spiritual enlightenment.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Read An Original Thinker

  • By Steven Rosgen on 04-27-09

Wow... A Game Changer!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-10

There are few books that really have the ability to take hold of you and say "this is the way to go". Dyer gives such a commanding presentation in his book that can be helpful to anyone who wants to take a few extra steps to make their lives all that much more fulfilling.

Dyer doesn't come across all "preachy" but instead has a "conversation" with his audience in a way that makes you feel that you can do the things necessary to help make you life even better!

A wonderful read and I'd recommend it to everyone!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful