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  • Why Should Extroverts Make All the Money?

  • By: Frederica J. Balzano Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Shy people and introverts generally avoid actively propelling themselves into the public eye. They would much rather work quietly behind the scenes. But is that enough? In our age of increasing workplace competition and seemingly relentless self-promotion, some experts assert that it will be the more "extroverted" personality types, those who speak out at meetings and give charismatic presentations, for example, who will succeed in the business world. But why should extroverts make all the money?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Useful but too long

  • By Douglas on 06-05-07

Useful but too long

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-07

Just finished the audiobook “Why Should Extroverts Make All the Money?”. It was a little repetitive but it was worth going through. The author talked of the networked world we live in and the importance of building connections and managing your own career. In many ways, through the examples, the book was geared to those starting their own businesses and in particularly consultancies. Yet, it is useful for just about anyone who has introverted tendencies. I’d give in 3 out of 5 stars. Would have given it 4 out of 5 but I felt it was 1-2 hours too long. Hours 4-5 in the audiobook were the best.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Chekhov

  • 11 Stories
  • By: Anton Chekhov
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

With amazing insight, Anton Chekhov wrote of the lives of the Russian common man as well as the landowner. He established the style of the modern short story and influenced many great writers, including George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Katherine Mansfield, and Virginia Woolf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suble is the byword

  • By JerryT on 08-07-05

Good if you like the Naturalist School

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-05

Sure the stories are plan and ordinary and YES Chekhov certainly knows how to word paint most excellently, but in the end I find the works empty; not as rich as works written from the Romantic school. After listening, it left me saying "what's the point"?

4 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Every Move Must Have a Purpose

  • Strategies from Chess for Business and Life
  • By: Bruce Pandolfini
  • Narrated by: Bruce Pandolfini
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Fluid and elegant, yet rigorous and rule-bound, chess is a game that seduces, confounds, and hooks. Now, world-renowned chess master and Fortune 500 business consultant Bruce Pandolfini shows readers how chess principles can be simply and logically applied to any business or life situation. No specific chess knowledge is needed, but after reading Every Move Must Have a Purpose, you will share with the most astute chess players the secret to thinking on your feet.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Adversarial, two-dimensional approach to business

  • By Atl Chris on 04-18-05

Interesting Stories, but Little Practical Impact

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-05

Don't believe anyone who says this book is deep. It does give you something to think about however. The principles might (but also might not) be good to role around in your subconscious when doing business strategy. Most likely, the book will educate you a little more on some basic philosophies of chess... perhaps not so much business.

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  • Market-Driven Management

  • Using the New Marketing Concept to Create a Customer-Oriented Company
  • By: Professor Frederick E. Webster
  • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Managers will find a bold new approach to integrating the marketing concept with all phases of...

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Business Neophyte Book (I think)

  • By Douglas on 04-28-05

Business Neophyte Book (I think)

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-05

The author walked through a history of the modern Marketing profession in a rather dry manner. Perhaps there was some good things in the book... but it was too much (boring and "duh" for those already in the profession)... I didn't finish the book. Perhaps a shorter Abridged version would have been good.

  • Receiving Love

  • Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved
  • By: Harville Hendrix Ph.D., Helen LaKelly Hunt Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Harville Hendrix Ph.D., Helen LaKelly Hunt Ph.D.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

This groundbreaking audiobook from the best-selling authors of Getting the Love You Want and co-authors of Giving the Love that Heals is the first to address the biggest unexplored issue facing couples today: Most of us are better at giving love than accepting it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Theory

  • By Douglas on 04-28-05

Interesting Theory

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-05

The author talk of how a relationship is a place where you find healing from your past [childhood]. Very interesting points and some things were enlightening, however the authors only cover part of the realm of topics that make for a good relationship and I'm not convinced that they truly spelled out how to "Receive Love". Worth a listen however.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Atlas Shrugged , Volume 1

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent listen, despite its length.

  • By Brett on 01-28-03

Excellent but Not Better Have Time on Your Hands

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-05

This is one of th most significant books I've ever read. But you must have time on your hands. At 30+ hours for all volumes, it's a big one!

  • Goals! How to Get Everything You Want Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible

  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649

Hundred of thousands, even millions, of men and women have started with nothing and achieved great success. Renowned leader Brian Tracy presents the essential principles you need to know to make your dreams come true. Here is the simple, powerful, and effective system for setting and achieving goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best when listened to many times

  • By J. Sherman on 05-22-04

Brian Tracy Does it Again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-04

I have never heard anything of Brian Tracy that I have not loved.

You can't listen to it just once. There's just too much there. He presents the material in a simple, practical, and yet deep way that you can both act on and listen to over and over again; catching more each time.

He is my current favorite in this genre; master of Psychology and Self Improvement.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Finding Your Sacred Contract

  • By: Caroline Myss
  • Narrated by: Caroline Myss
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

This workshop, recorded live in Chicago, Illinois, focuses on how to find your life's mission, or "Sacred Contract." By coming to know your mission, you can live your life in a way that makes best use of your energy. Finding out where you invest your energetic currency can show you how to manage your power as opposed to being managed by it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Visual required

  • By Gene on 10-09-03

Interesting concepts; a little too Buddhist for me

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-04

I got something out of the content as it offers some ideas/techniques and concepts for finding the "center" for your reality. I'm not into some of the spiritual aspects that the author believes (spiritual reading for instance); yet there were some things to take out of the material.

I agree with some of the other reviews; this lecture could have used visuals (or the lecturer could have more clearly used words to laying the discussed "archetypes"). In the end I felt like, because in particular the archetypes described were not clearly laid out, that it was an infomercial for the author's books. In that respect, I was disappointed. I feel that the material should have been more clearly laid out in the lecture format and if we like the content enough, we'd be drawn to further content (in the author's books).

There was something to be gained from the material, but I can't help but thing there are better things out there that are better as a stand alone product.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Digital Fortress

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,415

When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh...

  • By Amy on 06-19-04

Accurate to reality... no. Entertaining, yes.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-04

I agree with one of the reviews that spoke of inaccuracies in how the NSA probably works in reality. Yet, I found it fun - a good listen.

  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Markheim

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Here are 2 classic thrillers by a master of suspense. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde> explores the split nature of man. Dr. Jekyll, a respectable man, transforms into an alter ego named Mr. Hyde who carries out all the wickedness Dr. Jekyll represses. In the body of Mr. Hyde, Jekyll finds freedom from the bonds of social convention but soon finds himself lured deeper into violence, and ultimately murder. The second tale, Markheim, tells of a robber named Markheim who murders a shopkeeper on Christmas day. Award-winning British narrator Ralph Cosham does justice to these 2 bone-chilling tales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Misinterpreted and misunderstood

  • By Ruthanne Davis on 04-11-14

Must reads essays on the nature man

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-04

These classics are that for a reason. I found the thought provoking content behind the plot substantial; must listens when you get a chance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful