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  • Defining Moments in Black History

  • Reading Between the Lies
  • By: Dick Gregory
  • Narrated by: James Shippy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baba Gregory is an Awesome Teacher

  • By Terrance on 11-01-17

MANDATORY READING/LISTENING

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

If you are a person of color, you need to listen to this book. I don't agree with everything that Dick Gregory says but I do believe most of it. Over the years I have listened to dozens of audio books. This is the first time I am listening to one for the 2nd time.
I am also making it my business to revisit some of the stuff presented here and doing my own research as well.
The book is very intriguing. As a person of color I am both inspired and disturbed by whats presented.
This book is definitely in my top 5.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,895

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too many examples, not enough ideas...

  • By Felix on 04-11-12

Mandatory Listening

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

Reviewed: 05-22-13

Would you listen to Outliers again? Why?

I would most definitely listen to Outliers again. The case studies presented are intriguing. The book is well researched and presented and it never gets boring. There is no padding or unnecessary presentation of facts. The author who is also the presenter (which in itself is pretty impressive) does not beat around the bush but gets straight into it.

I really enjoyed this title. It has such broad appeal that people from various disciplines would find merit in what the author has to say. Its mandatory reading/listening whether you are in HR, The Military, Info Tech, Sales or whatever your walk of life is. You should just pick up this book. For me its an instant classic and I am going to see what else Mr. Gladwell has to offer.

  • The Power of Purpose, The Power of Vision

  • By: Doctor Myles Munroe
  • Narrated by: Doctor Myles Munroe
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 400

This one-of-a-kind presentation will change your life. Listen as Dr. Myles Munroe helps you to unveil your vision and purpose in life to achieve maximum success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • clearity of vision

  • By michael on 11-15-11

Expected More

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

Reviewed: 06-14-12

What did you like best about The Power of Purpose, The Power of Vision? What did you like least?

I liked the message but it felt a bit short. I honestly expected more. I would say there is about 40 minutes of solid content here.

Would you recommend The Power of Purpose, The Power of Vision to your friends? Why or why not?

Its a good listen but it wont be on top of my list of books I would recommend. I am inspired and encouraged by the message since it reminded me of what I need to do.
Now that in itself is worth the price of admission but its not on the top of my list.

What three words best describe the narrator’s voice?

Energetic, Purposeful, preachy

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

No

Any additional comments?

It felt like a good meal that needed a desert. It would leave you a bit hungry. I think this material should be bundled with something else.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What Every BODY Is Saying

  • An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People
  • By: Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,580
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,909
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,888

Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Let Me Hear Your Body Talk

  • By Cynthia on 07-06-13

KEPT ME INTERESTED

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

Reviewed: 06-01-12

Would you consider the audio edition of What Every BODY Is Saying to be better than the print version?

I did not read the printed version but the audiobook was not bad at all.

What did you like best about this story?

The book itself is well paced. The author keeps you interested by giving you snapshots of things to come.

What about Paul Costanzo’s performance did you like?

He did the best with what he had.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It got a bit tedious at times and every now and then I did get the impression the author was padding to make up a required word count. All that said it was worth the listen.

Any additional comments?

I had hoped he would examine certain aspects of body language in more detail but this was not the case. I would say this book is an excellent introduction or guide to those not at all familiar (as I was) to the subject. This is a worthy buy.