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Nicholas Henkey

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The 3-Day Effect audiobook cover art

Almost exactly what the summary says

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

Reviewed: 07-07-19

I was expecting the author to get deeper into actual studies but the book is just a series of anecdotes. Anecdotes are fine when used to cement a concept to memory... they are not data. Metrics from 2 people are insufficient to quantify the benefits of spending time in nature.

Two Treatises of Government audiobook cover art

Awesome information, pivotal text

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

Reviewed: 05-10-19

I really enjoyed this book. Early modern British essayists had a world changing perspective. I like that they keep things direct, and even light sometimes.

Between Locke and Swift, this era used cannibalism as a reference point for civility. I find that makes the texts more entertaining... "did he really just use cannibalism to disprove the Divine Right of Kings?"

Never Split the Difference audiobook cover art

Fantastic Book

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

This is a great read and one of my favorites so far. My negotiation skills atrophied a bit since I listened to it but I will listen again soon. Used it shortly before going into a very important negotiation and it definitely helped.

Pimsleur Farsi Persian Level 1 Lessons 6-10 audiobook cover art
  • Pimsleur Farsi Persian Level 1 Lessons 6-10
  • Learn to Speak and Understand Farsi Persian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur

I'm glad I know some Persians...

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

I'm glad to have my girlfriend and her family to help me learn this. Apparently some of the pronunciations are out of Vogue in Terhan. Still, the program is helping me to learn more rapidly than they thought possible. I am starting to get the gist of conversations at family parties!

Enthusiastic recommendation for Pimsleur courses!

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products audiobook cover art

Fantastic Outline of Minimum UI Standards

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is very useful for how to think about app and website UI. This was part of my Grad School Curriculum and it was so helpful that I presented the information to my company for our own app development... So, yes, I would absolutely recommend this book to a friend.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No characters, just psychological tips and tricks for software development

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Lol, a film out of a well written technical guide?

Any additional comments?

Everyone should listen to this audiobook or read the text version. At the very least it may help you to form more healthy relationships with you computer appliances!

Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln audiobook cover art
  • Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln
  • 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers
  • By: James C. Humes
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz

Great Takeaways

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

What did you love best about Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln?

I loved the descriptions of how to speak smoothly and engage your audience while maximizing their attention and minimizing the number of brain cycles to understand your point.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln?

Use bullets and tie them into stories / Use odd numbers less than 100 / Use silence and soft tones to bring your audience to the edge of their seat

Have you listened to any of Norman Dietz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

N/A

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

N/A

Any additional comments?

For the life of me, I cannot remember the body language aspects of this book. Perhaps there are better sources for those aspects of public speaking

Pre-Suasion audiobook cover art

Fantastic Expansion on First Book

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

What made the experience of listening to Pre-Suasion the most enjoyable?

Cialdini expanded on the ideas from "Influence" from a framing perspective. Very necessary prequel to his first book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pre-Suasion?

Description of how a Japanese official saved many innocent Jewish lives during the second world war. The power of community is important and learned compassion is valuable in society.

Have you listened to any of John Bedford Lloyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

N/A

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

No. Never possible with this type of material if you want to learn it.

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Summary of Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini PhD audiobook cover art

Wait Before You Buy! It's A Summary

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

What was most disappointing about FlashBooks Book Summaries’s story?

I would never intentionally buy a summary of a Cialdini book. His work is usually well supported by primary sources and I like to know what those primary sources are.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Maybe as a recap after reading or listening to the full version.

Any additional comments?

When looking at this book on the App at the gym or when really busy, the icon makes it appear like it's the full version because "book(summary)" is super small. I purchased this book with a credit completely on accident because it was difficult for me to read the title when I was on a treadmill and I was using the icon as a heuristic identifier for which book to buy.

"SUMMARY" should be more prominent on the Icon to help others not to make the same pitfall.

To add insult to injury, when I purchased this book the Audible App (older version) would not let me purchase the full version. It said that I already owned it.

3 of 15 people found this review helpful