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Justice Campbell

Charlotte, NC
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  • Character Building

  • By: Booker T. Washington
  • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

In Character Building are 37 addresses that Booker T. Washington gave before students, faculty, and guests at the Tuskegee Institute. These addresses take the form of timeless advice on a number of subjects. These talks are delivered - in the motivational and uplifting manner one would expect from this American icon - on education, ethics, morals, deportment, spirituality, and the dignity of labor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a pearl!

  • By L.Freeman on 05-13-17

All about the school and race, not character

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

The narrator is great, but the content is very poor. Most of the content is focused on the college the speeches were written for. Very little of the book is actually focused on “character”. The book is a bait and switch. When the speech is not focused on the school, it’s about race and not about character. It seemed apparent to me the high ratings of the book are given as support for a racial leader rather than as a true critique of the substance of the material - which is greatly lacking and deceptively titled.

  • The Secret

  • What Great Leaders Know and Do
  • By: Ken Blanchard, Mark Miller
  • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

At one time or another, everyone in a position of authority, whether in a multi-national corporation or a local volunteer group, wonders what the key to great leadership is. Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller explore that important question in this revealing business fable. They uncover the secret that great leaders already know and detail what you need to do to truly inspire and motivate others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Serve Is The Best Form of Leadership

  • By James on 09-17-13

Good idea, too long

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-18

Simple, but great idea - that could have been amply states and explained in 30 minutes. The addition of “story” elements to a simple list wastes time. Narrator was subpar - trying to inject excite into a rather boring and cardboard tasting story dialogue.

  • The Art of Happiness

  • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler M.D.
  • Narrated by: Howard C. Cutler M.D.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423

The Dalai Lama will tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there has always been the question. With the help of a psychiatrist, he now gets the message across in a context we can easily understand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good listen

  • By Chris on 01-04-05

Very good

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

How does one judge a book? If you learn and implement one good concept in your life, I call that a good book.
It would be extremely difficult for anyone with an open mind to listen to this book and not find at least one good concept or belief that would enhance their life.
For me, it is the thought that believing that intimacy may only be found with a romantic partner. A thought pervasive in western culture. To the contrary, the view expressed that I will implement is that any human interaction is a chance of intimacy, respect for another’s dignity, and doorway to a possible friendship. Compassion. Every interaction is an opportunity to grow it and show it.

  • The Son of the Wolf

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: John Chatty, Jim Roberts
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Jack London gained his first and most lasting fame as the author of tales of the Klondike gold rush. This, his first collection of stories, draws on his experience in the Yukon. The stories tell of gambles won and lost, of endurance and sacrifice, and often turn on the qualities of exceptional women and on the relations between the white adventurers and the native tribes. Stories included are: "The white Silence," "The Son of the Wolf," "The Men of Forty Mile," "In a Far Country," "To the Man on Trail," "The Priestly Perogative," "The Wisdom of the Trail," "The Wife of the King.""An Odyssey of the North."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Justice Campbell on 05-23-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

John Chatty’s narration of these tales of rugged places and times is fantastic. His voicing of the various characters and gravelly tone are perfect. The stories themselves stir the heart of men - back to nature, endure the wilderness, the nature of relations between man and woman, and the goodness and depravity in men’s hearts are themes explored.
*It is unfortunate though that the final story, which is an hour long, is voiced by Jim Roberts - my personal choice for worst ever narrator - lifeless, queerly accented - his reading makes the last tale unlistenable - at least to me.
Nonetheless, this story set is well worth the addition to any collector whom enjoys tales of the old west or mans struggles in the wilderness.
Although not at all like these tales, Jack London’s book “Martin Eden” should not be missed - it’s phenomenal and unforgettable. A must for anyone interested in what made Jack London one of the highest selling and best authors of the 20th century.

  • Martin Eden

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Martin Eden, Jack London’s semiautobiographical novel, is about a struggling young writer. It is considered by many to be the author’s most mature work. Personifying London’s own dreams of education and literary fame as a young man in San Francisco, Martin Eden’s impassioned but ultimately ineffective battle to overcome his bleak circumstances makes him one of the most memorable and poignant characters Jack London ever created.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Jack London book.

  • By j daly on 11-26-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

A masterpiece. Happy. Sad. Inspiring. Dooming. A man lives by purpose and what is to happen once purpose is realized? A book you will never forget. Plumbing the depths and heights of a life.

  • Gulliver's Travels: A Signature Performance by David Hyde Pierce

  • By: Jonathan Swift
  • Narrated by: David Hyde Pierce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,594

A Signature Performance: Four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce delivers an air of lovable self-importance in his rendition of the classic social satire that remains as fresh today as the day it was published.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute

  • By Rose on 01-16-11

Great performance. Great book.

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

Compares modern society and men to inhabitants of different lands the narrator visits. A scathing commentary. The narrator catches the intent and wit of the author - while using perfect timing and tone for the all the humorous happenings of the story.

  • Social Intelligence

  • The New Science of Human Relationships
  • By: Daniel Goleman
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432

Emotional Intelligence was a phenomenon, selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, in Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores an emerging science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most amazing discovery: we are "wired to connect", designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a "neural ballet" that connects us, brain to brain, with those around us.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, if it didn't repeat

  • By James on 12-20-06

The best of Goleman’s EQ books

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

EQ, EQ at work, and primal leadership are groundbreaking, yes - explaining and formulating concepts on a relatively new way of looking at measuring people. How well do we get along. The EQ Quickbook by Travis Bradberry is actually better than all those books because it takes all their concepts, explains them and shows how to work on them - saving you huge amounts of time. On the other hand - social EQ- this book, is different - it’s better than the other Goleman books. It breaks down EQ in many contexts such as kids, family, friends. It’s well written and very thought provoking. Of all goleman’s EQ books, I really enjoyed listening to this one the most.

  • The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book

  • By: Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
  • Narrated by: Thom Pinto
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and chaotic personal lives, each of us is searching for effective tools that can make our schedules, behaviors, and relationships more manageable. The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book shows us how understanding and utilizing emotional intelligence can be the key to exceeding our goals and achieving our fullest potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book

  • By Jean on 07-30-07

Far better than Goleman

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Daniel Goleman authored Emotional Intelligence, Working with Emotional Intelligence, Primal Leadership, and Social Intelligence. After listening to all three consecutively and now this book, EQ Quickbook, i found Quickbook to be far superior by far. Quickbook takes the core concepts of all the Goleman books, lists them, explains them is clarity and depth, and goes further to provide an outline of precise steps to take to increase your EQ. If your goal is to increase your EQ, THIS is THE book to get and take notes on.

  • Not Nice

  • Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty... And Start Speaking up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, and Unapologetically Being Yourself
  • By: Dr. Aziz Gazipura PsyD
  • Narrated by: Dr. Aziz Gazipura PsyD
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Are you too nice? If you find it hard to be assertive, directly ask for what you want, or say "no" to others, then you just might be suffering from too much niceness. In this controversial book, world-renowned confidence expert, Dr. Aziz Gazipura, takes an incisive look at the concept of nice. Through his typical style, Dr. Aziz uses engaging stories, humor, and disarming vulnerability to cut through the nice conditioning and liberate the most bold, expressive, authentic version of you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than excellent!

  • By Le Magicien. on 04-02-18

awful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Talks about self constantly. Seriously needs editing. 18 hours of talking about his life. Rambling. Get wild at heart or no more mr. Nice Guy - 2 far better books. The rational male or models are two other great books on the same subject. This book sucked.

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  • Skill with People

  • By: Les Giblin
  • Narrated by: Pat Reilly
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Are you having problems with the boss? Wishing you could be a better spouse? Not communicating well with your employees? Having trouble building business relationships? Or would you just like to improve your people skills and your ability to make strong, lasting impressions on the men and women you meet every day? The solution is Skill With People! Les Giblin's timeless classic has what you need to get on the fast track to success at home, at work, and in business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very short but to the point

  • By A. Z. on 01-28-15

Fantastic, buy it

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

This book is brief and direct, but well thought out. The principles are fleshed out just enough so you can listen and immediately start working on improving. It’s takes dale carnegies win friends and influence people, but adds significantly more - in a just over 31 minute book. Fantastic. Buy it.