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Mr. Richard J. Pawlak

Nesconset, NY United States
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  • Government Gone Wild

  • How D.C. Politicians Are Taking You for a Ride - and What You Can Do About It
  • By: Kristin Tate
  • Narrated by: Avalon Kingsbury
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

DC politicians ship our friends and family overseas to fight in wars we shouldn't be fighting. They monitor our emails, record our phone calls, and peer into our snail mail. They spend our hard-earned cash on things no disciplined family would buy. They tell us who we can marry and what we can put in our bodies. They throw us in overcrowded prisons for smoking pot. They take lavish trips around the world, staying in five-star hotels...and it comes straight out of our paychecks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Perspective.

  • By Mr. Richard J. Pawlak on 09-13-17

Good Perspective.

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Any additional comments?

The author does a good job pointing out how the government has become mislead and now interferes with our basic freedoms as United States citizens.

The author does put too much of herself and her stories in it making it a bit long-winded.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,138

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Any additional comments?

This is 7 hour audio book written to tell you to stop being lazy by counting backwards from 5 to 1 and then just doing the thing(s) you didn't want to do. I can't believe there is a book for this, never mind a 7 hour book. The only thing that amazes me more is that it has such a high rating. Are people really that lazy that they need a psychological trick to get them to move? What has the world come to? Geez!

The author rambles on and on about how lazy she has been in her life and how she needs to count to 5 to get moving. Then there are many other stories about people who are just as lazy and were helped by this method. I'm sorry, but I just don't get it.

  • Options 101

  • A Beginner's Guide to Trading Options in the Stock Market
  • By: Steve Burns, Holly Burns
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Steve has done the research so you don't have to. Many people think that options are too dangerous, but Steve effortlessly guides you through the principles of safe and successful options trading. These principles will help you build a strong trading foundation and keep you from succumbing to stressful situations that will cost you money. Don't over-leverage yourself, cause yourself unnecessary stress, and risk your capital.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Quick and General

  • By Mr. Richard J. Pawlak on 06-06-17

Quick and General

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

Any additional comments?

This is a quick review of stock options and is very general. I think it is more of a general overview as opposed to a beginner's guide. The information is good for 1 hour audio book although it is read a little quickly.

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  • This Fight Is Our Fight

  • The Battle to Save America's Middle Class
  • By: Elizabeth Warren
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Warren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101

The fiery US senator from Massachusetts and best-selling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Call to Action

  • By Jean on 05-11-17

A bunch of sob stories to promote an agenda

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Any additional comments?

In this book, Elizabeth Warren uses a bunch of sob stories to promote a socialist agenda.

She talks about people like the poor single mom who can't afford to feed her 4 kids (My Translation: A woman who can't keep he legs shut. The poor kids probably have different fathers and now she is raising this dis-functional family with tax payer dollars. Disgusting.)

Another one is the person who had unexpected expenses and was not able to finish college and is now jobless with a big student loan debt (My Translation: An immature kid with poor guidance learning life lessons the hard way.)

There are more sob stories about people who have a hard life. What all of the people in these stories seem to have in common is that they have all made really bad decisions and expect the government to take care of them now. They need to grow up. Life is what you make of it.

I'm not saying people don't need help in life. Obviously, some people are more capable than others but to suggest that SO MANY people are incapable of creating a good life for themselves is ridiculous. People seem to think they are entitled to so much. These are the lazy folks that are a drain on our economy. Again, life is what you make of it.

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  • The Perfectionist's Guide to Public Speaking

  • How to Crush Fear, Ignite Confidence and Silence Your Inner Critic
  • By: Matt Kramer
  • Narrated by: Gary Johnson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The book takes you on a journey through the eyes of the author, Matt Kramer, a perfectionist who was once petrified of public speaking. You'll hear about his embarrassing speaking moments as well as the raw, internal thoughts that once crept into his mind time after time. Lastly, you'll know after listening to this book that there is hope for you - that public speaking is not just for the Tony Robbinses of the world. It's for anyone who dares to break through their self-imposed barriers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helped Me Speak in Front of 100 People

  • By Sam on 10-01-18

Helpful

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

Would you try another book from Matt Kramer and/or Gary Johnson?

No

Any additional comments?

Contains some helpful info. The title is appropriate. Covers the aspects of giving a great speech.

  • Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

  • An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
  • By: Frank Bruni
  • Narrated by: Frank Bruni
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required reading for all parents of juniors

  • By Scott Pressly on 09-23-15

Too long

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

Reviewed: 09-29-16

Any additional comments?

I did not finish it. The point of the book seems to be that ivy league school are way over-rated. This I already knew. I don't need an entire book to tell me that.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Crippled America

  • How to Make America Great Again
  • By: Donald J. Trump
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Lowell, Donald J. Trump - introduction
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171

The audiobook will explore Trump's view on key issues including the economy, big CEO salaries and taxes, health care, education, national security, and social issues. Of particular interest will be his vision for complete immigration reform, beginning with securing the borders and putting American workers first.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Straight forward

  • By M. Miller on 01-05-16

Good Book

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

Any additional comments?

In this book, Trump explains his belief and plans on various topics such as imigration, economy, and foreign affairs. He has interesting and bold viewpoints but I can't say that they all make sense or that his solutions are even possible, expecially since he has no experience in politics and government. I bought it to find out more about Trump's beliefs and I didso the book has served it's purpose.

  • Making Marriage Work (Live)

  • By: Dr. John Gottman
  • Narrated by: Dr. John Gottman
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. He uses rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in detail over many years for unprecedented insight into the inner workings of successful relationships. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Liberating, and extremely helpful

  • By Donn Edwards on 06-15-07

Perfect overview of Gottman's research

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

If you could sum up Making Marriage Work (Live) in three words, what would they be?

It's a must-read. It is not everything you need to know to have a happy marriage but you can learn a lot from this book.

  • Wheat Belly

  • Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
  • By: William Davis MD
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,514
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,014
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,982

Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The program works, but the listen is technical

  • By Stacey Crummie on 11-30-11

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

Any additional comments?

Interesting discussion of how bad wheat is for your health and how it has contributed to the obesity epidemic.

  • Social Anxiety

  • Overcome Social Anxiety in the Workplace in One Week
  • By: Jennifer Alison
  • Narrated by: Susan Kruth
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Social Anxiety effects almost 20 million Americans, many of whom find working a difficult and at times impossible task. You are not alone. The good news is that it is totally treatable with the right knowledge, which this guide will teach you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really helped me to improve my anxiety struggle!

  • By Ben Robart on 08-23-16

Helpful book

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

What did you like best about Social Anxiety? What did you like least?

The book was pretty direct and did not contain a lot of fluff.

Any additional comments?

I bought the book in hopes of finding some useful information I could pass on to my young son to help him with his social anxiety. The book does a good job of recognizing social anxiety, discussing why it happens, and providing some good tips, but there is nothing mind-blowing here.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful