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Douglas Williamson

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  • Many Lives, Many Masters

  • The True Story of a Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and Past-Life Therapy
  • By: Brian L. Weiss M.D.
  • Narrated by: Brian L. Weiss M.D.
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823

Dr. Brian Weiss is a highly respected psychiatrist from the mainstream of the medical establishment. Catherine is one of his most difficult cases, a 27-year-old woman racked by phobias and anxieties. In the course of Catherine's treatment, Dr. Weiss makes a startling discovery. Under hypnosis, she recollects, in vivid detail, events from past lives ranging from the prehistoric times and ancient Egypt to the 20th century and the fires of World War II.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't get the abridged version

  • By Julesles on 06-02-12

Keep am open mind, change your life

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Facinating peek into the unknowable. Worth the time. Time well spent. 15 words yet? no.

  • Be the Business

  • CIOs in the New Era of IT
  • By: Martha Heller
  • Narrated by: Martha Heller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Remember the '70s? Way back then, IT was a mainframe that sat in some room and only a few people had a key. Flash forward a decade, and IT was a limited set of systems irrelevant to the vast majority of employees and customers. But today, all of the sudden, technology belongs to everyone. Because of the suddenness of this revolution in technology adoption, most IT organizations have not had enough time to evolve into a "comfortable integration" with the rest of the company.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Collaboration is Essential

  • By craacken on 04-25-18

Intersting perspective

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-17

I sense a disturbance in my force. The ideas press red here go against my natural instinct. I think it's good advice.

  • It's So Easy

  • And Other Lies
  • By: Duff McKagan
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

In 1984, at the age of 20, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle - partly to pursue music, but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then-decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In LA only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as "Slash." Soon after, the most dangerous band in the world was born. Guns N' Roses went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book just may save a life.

  • By Katrina Hamilton on 10-16-16

fills in the gaps

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-17

Any GnR fan needs to hear this perspective. A great tale which explains what happened to those guys who made such great music. a bit repetitive on the drug use...but a great view into Duff life Thanks man.

  • Confessions of a Successful CIO

  • How the Best CIOs Tackle Their Toughest Business Challenges
  • By: Dan Roberts, Brian Watson
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Today's Chief Information Officers must be an entirely new breed of technology leader. With ever-changing demands from the business, and in an increasingly technology-centric business environment, CIOs must find game-changing innovations and process improvements that make a real impact on the bottom line. Business executives need their CIOs to be real partners - speaking the language of the business and donning their strategist caps - not just commodity managers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A high-level view

  • By O. D. S on 09-07-16

A very useful peek into the lives of others.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Loved it. Encourages the spirit that lies within me. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 stupid 20 word minimum

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,476

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

Well timed read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-16

Great work by Mr. Irons. We will all need this talk at some point in our lives. Thank you.

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

  • A Leadership Fable
  • By: Patrick Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,615

In keeping with the parable style, Patrick Lencioni begins by telling the fable of a woman who, as CEO of a struggling Silicon Valley firm, took control of a dysfunctional executive committee and helped its members succeed as a team. Story time over, Lencioni offers explicit instructions for overcoming the human behavioral tendencies that he says corrupt teams. Succinct yet sympathetic, this guide will be a boon for those struggling with the inherent difficulties of leading a group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good concepts and great medium to convey them...

  • By Niket Parikh on 10-27-05

Teamwork, a rare thing...

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

Great way to express the path to synergy from a collection of individuals. Awesome and effective.

  • The Phoenix Project

  • A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  • Narrated by: Chris Ruen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,565

Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in 90 days, or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of the Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theory and Practice merged

  • By Peter on 11-23-15

A Fable indeed!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

Great representation of the last 13 years of my career...except for the fairy tale ending.

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