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  • Manipulation: 21 Proven Techniques to Secretly Manipulate, Persuade and Influence Anyone

  • By: Leonard Moore
  • Narrated by: Gene Blake
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69
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    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

Maybe you've been led to believe that brainwashing other people is something that can only happen in movies. Maybe you think that taking advantage of the subconscious mind is something only crazy people would try to do. The truth is, as human beings we're imperfect. We have weaknesses. And if you study and get to know these weaknesses you'll have a huge power in your hands. When you master the right manipulation techniques, the real ones, it is completely possible to influence other people's thinkings and make them do what you desire.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A silly book Nothing useful

  • By Eitan Eshed on 04-21-18

Awful. Save you credits or $$

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-01-18

I couldn’t finish it, it was ridiculous and terrible and read in a way that makes you feel like your listening to an old radio show. Not even ironically good.

  • Strega

  • A Burke Novel, Book 2
  • By: Andrew Vachss
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

Andrew Vachss’s implacable private eye has a new client, Strega. She wants Burke to find an obscene photograph and that search will take him into the ocean that flows just beneath the city, an ocean whose currents are flesh and money, the anguish of children and the pleasure of twisted adults. It is a place that Burke can visit only at the risk of his sanity and his life. But between the power of Strega and his own sense of justice, there is no turning back.

In Strega one of our most acclaimed crime writers gives us a thriller that might have been imagined by Dante. For this is a tour of hell with no stops left out, conducted by a novelist who writes with the authority of the damned.

“It’s wonderful. The words leap off the page. The plot is fresh. The principal character is original. The style is as clean as a haiku.” — The Washington Post Book World

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is better here than on first book

  • By Mark on 11-15-14

Would have been 5 Stars

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Reviewed: 03-03-15

I would have given it 5 stars across the board, but the Strega character was an obtuse annoyance at best. BUT she wasn't in the story very much, so I got to really enjoy it without being distracted by Strega's bologna. I liked all the other characters and can't wait to see what jobs they pull off next. I recommend Vachss and the Burke series to anyone who loves a gritty P.I. with a good heart and a band of criminals who represent the idea of honor among thieves!

  • Uncle Janice

  • By: Matt Burgess
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

On any given day, Janice Itwaru might be found trolling the streets of Queens for drugs. Janice is an "uncle" - an undercover narcotics officer - trying to meet the impossibly high quota of drug busts needed to make detective, or be sent back down to uniformed patrol. So Janice is out there in her secondhand hoochie skirt, trying to get potential drug dealers - criminals, addicts, dumb kids, whomever - to commit a felony on her behalf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Uncle Janice

  • By Brandon Cole on 02-02-15

The characters were well developed then it ends.

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-15

I'm disappointed in this book. It had great potential, the characters were wonderful and believable, BUT the story left so many things undone. Why develop a character with such depth and detail, only to end the entire story the way you'd end a chapter? It feels like half a book. The narrator was great. She NAILED the accents. I'm from the area where the character lives and works and she made me laugh out loud at her accuracy. Truly outstanding. The storytelling was detailed and drew me back to my old neighborhood, it really was so- THE END. That's how disappointing the ending was!!!!!

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