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  • To America

  • Personal Reflections of an Historian
  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Reflecting on his career, Stephen E. Ambrose - one of the country's most influential historians - confronts America's failures and struggles as he explores both its moral and pragmatic triumphs. To America celebrates the men and women who invented the United States and made it exceptional.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A History Lesson like You've Never Had

  • By Kevin on 03-01-03

Ambrose is a fair historian

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-10

He really is a great story teller, which is the way history should be presented. What's more is that in this book he is very up front about the fact that he has changed his opinion on a few things over time. The facts that he presents haven't changed but his opinion has and that gives you the sense that he is always telling facts about history. He separates fact from his opinion. His candor is refreshing.

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  • The Only Negotiating Guide You'll Ever Need

  • 101 Ways to Win Every Time in Any Situation
  • By: Peter B. Stark, Jane Flaherty
  • Narrated by: Peter B. Stark, Jane Flaherty
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

In The Only Negotiating Guide You'll Ever Need, Peter Stark and Jane Flaherty, celebrated consultants to some of the country's top companies, take the dread out of persuasion. Their 101 winning tactics make powerful negotiating skills easy and accessible, giving you tools and knowledge you can put to use right away. Each tactic has a clever and memorable name, a true-to-life example of how to use it, and suggested counter tactics in case someone tries it on you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ive already made money from this book!

  • By Ernie on 03-15-04

Get a profesional narrator

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-06

The tips and stretegies in this book are fairly simple and common sense, which is good. But I think would be better suited for a flowchart or checklist. (Some sort of hardcopy). An audio book of a list is not too helpful.

Now, about the narrators, who are the authors... sometimes, it is beneficial to have the author read his/her own book (Dr. Phil, Morgan Sprulock for example). But in this case I think we could benefit from a professional reader, (especially one who is lacking a heavy midwest accent).

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  • Around the World in Eighty Days

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Jules Verne's incomparable Phileas Fogg races against time to win a sizeable wager. One adventure follows another in this memorable story rife with humor and strange encounters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

Typical Jules Vern (Which is a good thing!)

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-05

Like all of Vern's novels, you have to remind yourself that this was written in the late 1800's! He keeps you on the edge of your seat and is very detailed about the scenarios and settings. When reading Vern's books, the extensive detail is often too much for my taste. But THIS narrator does a great job getting through the details and makes it more of what Vern probably intended. And it's true, there are NO flying machines in this story and Fogg is not an inventor! He is far too mysterious for that! Great "read" that keeps you wanting more.

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