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  • My Song

  • A Memoir
  • By: Harry Belafonte, Michael Shnayerson
  • Narrated by: Harry Belafonte, Mirron Willis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Belafonte grew up, poverty-ridden, in Harlem and Jamaica. His mother was a complex woman - caring but withdrawn, eternally angry and rarely satisfied. His father was distant and physically abusive. It was not an easy life, but it instilled in young Harry the hard-nosed toughness of the city and the resilient spirit of the Caribbean lifestyle. It also gave him the drive to make good and channel his anger into actions that were positive and life-affirming. His journey led to the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he encountered an onslaught of racism but also fell in love with the woman he eventually married.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Khafre on 12-30-11

Great historical and entertaining book!!!

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Reviewed: 08-19-16

Really enjoyed the content, details about public personalities and candid expression. This book had a cadence that made it exciting from beginning to the end. Awesome work!

  • The Fine Art of Small Talk

  • How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills - and Leave a Positive Impression!
  • By: Debra Fine
  • Narrated by: Debra Fine
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 267
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    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 223

Nationally recognized communication expert, keynote speaker and trainer, and best-selling author Debra Fine reveals the techniques and strategies anyone can use to make small talk - in any situation. Do you spend an abnormal amount of time hiding out in the bathroom or hanging out at the buffet table at social gatherings? Does the thought of striking up a conversation with a stranger make your stomach do flip-flops? Do you sit nervously through job interviews waiting for the other person to speak?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful but not entertaining

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-25-15

Excellent book!!!

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Reviewed: 09-29-15

Gentle instructions of how to become a skilled small talker. The most important skill I have learned so far. I noticed immediate change, thank you!!!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Black Titan

  • A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire
  • By: Carol Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Susan Spain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 127

A.G. Gaston, the poor grandson of slaves, was born in the Deep South in 1892. Over the course of his extraordinary life, he amassed a fortune of over $130 million and a vast business empire. The story of his remarkable life is written with eloquence and grace by his niece, an Emmy¿ Award-winning journalist and her daughter, who holds degrees from Yale and Harvard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Black Gold = Standing Ovation

  • By 2Fresh on 01-20-16

Wow!

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Reviewed: 08-27-15

A life well lived a story well written and a book well spoken. Thank you for such an awesome audiobook experience this has changed my life as a black man but more importantly as a business man. Wow!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Business Secrets from the Bible

  • Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance
  • By: Daniel Lapin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700

It's safe to say that nearly everyone is seeking a happier, more successful life. So then why do so few attain it? Business Secrets from the Bible proposes a new way to view and approach success—one based upon key concepts from the Bible that are actually surprisingly simple. Written especially for those seeking success in the realms of money, relationships, and spirituality, this book encourages listeners to realize their common mistakes, come to terms with them, and turn those mistakes into future triumphs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient Jewish Wisdom, Success God's Way

  • By Jamazon on 09-17-14

Five stars +

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Reviewed: 04-21-15

Two words best describes this book: Life changing.

This book had been added to my way foundation of life. Daniel Lapin is very wise.

  • Naked Statistics

  • Stripping the Dread from the Data
  • By: Charles Wheelan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,829

From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Basic, but very well explained

  • By Philo on 05-17-13

I now get the concept of statistics

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Reviewed: 03-26-15

Very good explanation of stats in plain language and real world examples that were easy to picture in my minds eye.

  • The Last Founding Father

  • James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness
  • By: Harlow Giles Unger
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 478

In this lively and compelling biography, Harlow Giles Unger reveals the dominant political figure of a generation. A fierce fighter in four critical Revolutionary War battles and a courageous survivor of Valley Forge and a near-fatal wound at the Battle of Trenton, James Monroe (1751 - 1831) went on to become America's first full-time politician, dedicating his life to securing America's national and international durability.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Readable, but more hero worship than history

  • By Robert Bartel on 12-22-10

Beautiful illustration of a man larger than life

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Reviewed: 02-24-15

It felt like I personally knew every character, the sad moments where melancholy and equally, the triumphant moments were met with literary sentiments of victory. Superb!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • John Adams

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 30 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,258

McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An outstanding biography

  • By Davis on 07-10-06

Beautiful man, beautiful life, a beautiful work

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-15

Captured my attention from beginning to end, really felt like I was present and was overcome with emotion during challenging periods as if they were occurring in real time. A great work of bringing the past age to life in the present age.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A. Lincoln

  • A Biography
  • By: Ronald C. White Jr.
  • Narrated by: Bill Weideman
  • Length: 27 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

In this important new biography, Ronald C. White, Jr. offers a fresh and fascinating definition of Lincoln as a man of integrity - what today's commentators are calling "authenticity" - whose internal moral compass is the key to understanding his life. Through meticulous research, utilizing recently discovered Lincoln letters, legal papers, and photographs, White depicts Lincoln as a person of intellectual curiosity, comfortable with ambiguity, and capable of changing his mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Insight into Lincoln

  • By Julieann on 02-17-10

Great man and a great book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-15

Good from beginning to the end. Really felt like I was there during all those tense situations that tested this giant of a man. He really rose above and proved greater than the challenges he faced.