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  • Power Moves

  • Lessons from Davos
  • By: Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Adam Grant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,908

Power is changing. Private corner offices and management by decree are out, as is unquestioned trust in the government and media. These former pillars of traditional power have been replaced by networks of informed citizens who collectively wield more power over their personal lives, employers, and worlds than ever before. So how do you navigate this new landscape and come out on top?  Adam Grant, Wharton organizational psychologist, went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the epicenter of power, and sat down with thought leaders from around the world, to find out.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disorganized

  • By mike a on 01-16-19

Very academic

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

This book has good information but it is slanted to make a point at times. The advice and stories are very academic in nature with advice giving from someone who has spent time in the classroom and not on the front lines. The author interviews business leaders and leads them during the interview. Slightly over dramatic as well. In general it is worth a credit if you have some time to kill and you are a critical thinker and can wade through tide of influence.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Boys Adrift

  • The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
  • By: Leonard Sax
  • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A's, her brother, Justin, is goofing off. He's more concerned about getting to the next level in his video game than about finishing his homework.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Profound

  • By Sunny Blaine on 12-03-17

A Let down from the orginal

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I would like to start out by saying I have purchased at least 10-15 copies of the original. This new version really falls into the void of blog option. In chapter 7 leaks into political option. There is a clear lack of understanding with the over use of the title of the video game "Grand Theft Auto". The author has very good information about the addiction of video games and the dangers of games that fall into the same genre, but the constant attack on a single game makes it more of a personal attack and option about a particular game. In my option, buy the original and skip the new addition...



0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • David and Goliath

  • Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,298

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Art of (Unconventional) War

  • By Cynthia on 10-04-13

bummer. I was hopeful but not as good as others

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

this one missed the mark. to often the author took liberties with the stories that were simply not facts. he could have made the points without as many assumptions.

  • Teeth

  • The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America
  • By: Mary Otto
  • Narrated by: Suehyla El'Attar
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

Teeth takes listeners on a disturbing journey into America's silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility, and the troubling state of our public health.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Mouth--The Body, The Wallet, The Class Lines

  • By Gillian on 07-10-18

Better than an apple a day.

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

There was good information and the over all book was good. There were a few chapters where I felt like the author became a social warrior and allowed emotion over shadow the information being delivered. It was defiantly worth a credit and was easy to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Multipliers

  • How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
  • By: Liz Wiseman, Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: John Meagher
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325

We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the ones around them and always need to be the smartest ones in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Asipiration

  • By Elizabeth Hamrick on 07-24-17

there is a lot of sizzle not as much steak

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

there is alot of talk about how great the system works and if you are on one side you going to be successful and the other side is going to fail but there is little true process to follow.

its like saying man chocolate chips cookies are the best and you need flour, chips, and butter. now go make them.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,008
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,685
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,675

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was hoping for.

  • By ♡Louise♡ on 06-21-18

There is always one stinker

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I love this series from the first book. I hate I did not love this one. It is almost as if it came from a different author. If you have been following the series I would still get it if you have a credit to burn as there is information in it that you may wish you had in the next one. better luck on the next one.

20 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,834

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Spy Novel (with a few quirks)

  • By Aaron on 01-12-14

Beware ,the power of a scorn woman!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

The audio book was pretty good. The story did drag in a few places but over all it was good. The one thing that made want to crush my headphones was the bad advice the author received and thought it would be a good idea to keep intuiting the story with recipes.In a good part of the story and the WHAM its a cook book..... I hope the next book someone stopped this nonsense.

  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,310
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,522
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,353

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

Not the hard sale but a hard line.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

This is a great book for those who need to get things done. Maybe not the best book if your looking to have a win-win game. I learned a lot from thins book and will give it a second listen. There is just to much good info to take in for 1 listen.

The stories in the book are good and fit them need when used. Often books use stories that are to good to be true. That is not the case here.

I would recommend this book. I do not believe you will be sorry if you are looking to sharpen your communication skills.

  • Guardian Angels and Other Monsters

  • By: Daniel H. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Kirby Heyborne, full cast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

In this fascinating and fantastic collection, Daniel H. Wilson explores complex emotional and intellectual landscapes at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human life. In "All Kinds of Proof", a down-and-out drunk makes the unlikeliest of friends when he is hired to train a mail-carrying robot; in "Blood Memory", a mother confronts the dangerous reality that her daughter will never assimilate in this world after she was the first child born through a teleportation device.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent compilation!

  • By Jaime Alomar on 09-02-18

Could not get into mini stories (could be my issue

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Okay. I love Wilsons other books and this on is not bad but I was not one for mini stories. It seems like you get going and then your over. If that is your thing then you might really like this one. 3 stars for me is not a bad book but not one I would listen to a second time.

  • Treasure Island

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065

Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reflective adventure

  • By Tad Davis on 09-12-17

All time classic

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

I did not know I was buying a fully dramatized version but I'm glad I did. this was well done. if your a fan of the story it is a good listen.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful