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  • How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour

  • By: Les Leopold
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

This book gives you the answers in a twelve-step guide to accumulating vast riches the way hedge fund managers do - by playing trillion-dollar poker with a marked deck. Through each easy step, you'll learn the sleight of hand and disregard for basic morality you'll need to move from making tens of dollars an hour to millions an hour!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading title for this political rant

  • By Christopher R. Doelle on 05-26-13

Deceptive title

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

Reviewed: 10-05-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who is interested in listening for hours to a misguided individual who does not understand economics discuss ethics and morality.
If you are of low intelligence, paranoid, like socialism or conspiracy theories you may enjoy this book.

Has How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour turned you off from other books in this genre?

I am interested in financial books. However this was not a financial book, it was an ethics book.

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

Reading was good. Content was not.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour?

I would not publish this book. It is absolute rubbish.

Any additional comments?

The title is deceptive, it contains no information on how to make a million dollars a hour.
It is an eight hour rant about the ethics of hedge funds. I think it is more unethical to publish a book with a deceptive title than for a hedge fund to allocate capital to support economic growth.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Nerdist Way

  • How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)
  • By: Chris Hardwick
  • Narrated by: Chris Hardwick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,782

Nerds: Once a tormented subrace of humans... Now captains of industry! You don’t have to be a stereotypical geekwad to appreciate the tenets of Nerdism and to make your innate talents for overanalysis and hyper-self-awareness work for you instead of against you. Join Nerd superstar Chris Hardwick as he offers his fellow “creative-obsessives” the crucial information needed to come out on top in the current Nerd uprising. Success is the most satisfying - and legal - form of vengeance there is. And you can achieve it when you follow the Nerdist Way,

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a disciple of The Nerdist Way!!

  • By Heather on 07-02-14

The Meathead Way

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

The title of this piece of trash is a misnomer.

The author/narrator constants swears to the extent is painful to listen. F--- this, F--- that.
His verbal skills have more in common with a street thug, than a supposed nerd.

It would be ok, if the information conveyed between the constant stream of profanity was of any use. However, his "self help" advice is both shallow and obvious. Eg. "Don't listen to negativity from your brain. It is just a brain f---"

No scientific evidence is given in regards to any of his self help advice.

I could only recommend this for individuals of low IQ, who enjoy listening to swearing.

The nerdy aspect of this audiobook are the references to RPGs, video games, Dungeons and Dragons.

3 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Crimson Cavalier

  • By: Mary Andrea Clarke
  • Narrated by: Anne Cater
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Georgiana Grey is a sore trial to her upright brother Edward: independent, outspoken and determined to follow her own path regardless of the cost to her social position and reputation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator is great

  • By Judith on 08-20-08

Creme de La Crime Period Piece

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

Reviewed: 11-14-11

This is a fun and engaging novel from Mary Andrea Clarke. Set in Pre-Regency London, The Crimson Cavalier combines gallantry, humour, and skulduggery in an eminently readable debut. Once I got into it I couldn't put it down. Let's hope that the Crimson Cavalier will ride again!

  • The Happiness Advantage

  • The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
  • By: Shawn Achor
  • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,347

Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Putting Positive Thinking To Work

  • By Sara on 10-29-14

Latest Harvard Uni research.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-11

Latest scientific reasearch on happiness straight out of Harvard University. Presented in such a way that is both relevant and helpful to individuals.

  • Spark

  • The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
  • By: John J. Ratey
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,407

Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spark

  • By Kathleen on 11-02-08

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 10-06-11

Brilliant book solidly grounded in relevant exercise science. Presented in an entertaining and interesting manner.

  • Healing at the Speed of Sound

  • How What We Hear Transforms Our Brains and Our Lives
  • By: Don Campbell, Alex Doman
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

At this very moment, you are surrounded by sound. Pause for a minute and try to listen to it all: the chatter of a passing conversation, the gentle whoosh of air vents, noise from a nearby street, someone turning the pages of a book, birds chirping in the trees.We rarely pay attention to everything we hear, but every noise in our environment has the ability to change our mood, decrease our productivity, even affect our health. While sound can heal, both emotionally and physically, it can also hurt us.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No Science, No Advice, Pure Fluff.

  • By Hammy on 10-06-11

No Science, No Advice, Pure Fluff.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-11

Great concept for a book, however did not deliver.
Non-scientific garbage. 100% Fluff. Eg. Music can make you feel calm, creative etc.
No advice other than to choose music which appeals to you.
Would have prefered scientific studies into how it transforms the brain.
Maybe this book would appeal to those interested in crystal healing, auras, feng shui etc.

4 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wept

  • By Tanya Tear on 10-22-13

No laughs here

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

Reviewed: 07-25-10

Not funny. The author details the adversity he faced growing up as a young homosexual. Not a comedy at all. Very sad at times. Was not expecting an autobiography.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful