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  • The Little Big Things

  • 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE
  • By: Tom Peters
  • Narrated by: Tom Peters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

"Years ago, I wrote about a retail store in the Palo Alto environs—a good one, which had a box of two-cent candies at the checkout. I subsequently remember that 'little' parting gesture of the two-cent candy as a symbol of all that is Excellent at that store. Dozens of people who have attended seminars of mine have come up to remind me, sometimes 15 or 20 years later, of “the two-cent candy story,” and to tell me how it had a sizable impact on how they did business."

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Really hard to listen

  • By Alexander on 06-03-10

Boring Book

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

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

I found the book very boring. He had list after list of things to do. His list went on and on and on for about 160 chapters. In past books, the author told stories about successful businesses. This book had very few stories and list after list after list after list of things to do.

Has The Little Big Things turned you off from other books in this genre?

This is probably the last Tom Peters book I will read.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Peters?

He is a fine narrator. The problem with the book has nothing to do with the narrator.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I really didn't find any redeeming qualities. I have found Mr. Peters past books to be very fine.

Any additional comments?

Save your money--don't buy this book.

  • The True Story of the Bilderberg Group

  • By: Daniel Estulin
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

Delving into a world once shrouded in mystery, this investigative report provides a fascinating account of the annual meetings of the world's most powerful people, The Bilderberg Group. Since first meeting in 1954 at the Bilderberg Hotel in the Netherlands, The Bilderberg Group has been comprised of prime ministers, presidents and the wealthiest CEOs of the world, all deliberating the economic and political future of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening!

  • By Randall on 03-14-12

Very Interesting!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I learned about a very influential group that I had not heard about prior to listening.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Author. He has been quite a hero to write such a book

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

No.

If you could give The True Story of the Bilderberg Group a new subtitle, what would it be?

A must listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Antifragile

  • Things That Gain from Disorder
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,607

In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How to focus on impact instead of risk

  • By E. Smakman on 05-03-13

What A Dull Book!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-12

What disappointed you about Antifragile?

Almost impossible to apply the author's findings to a practical application.

Would you ever listen to anything by Nassim Nicholas Taleb again?

Ablsolutely Not!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Extreme disappointment.

Any additional comments?

Total waste of my money!

7 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The Innocent: A Novel

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,277

Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disliked all the Sound Effects.

  • By Stan on 07-16-14

Will Hold Your Attention!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-12

What did you love best about The Innocent: A Novel?

This book is fast paced. It will hold your attention right to the end of the book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Chief Joseph

  • By: Candy Moulton
  • Narrated by: Jerry Sciarrio
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Chief Joseph, of the Nez Perce tribe, lived from 1840 to 1904. He became a legend through his heroic efforts to keep his people in their homeland in Oregon's Wallowa Valley. For years he tried to accommodate encroaching white men on his tribal lands, but finally gave up and attempted, in the fall of 1877, to lead his people safely to Canada.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Quick and Dirty

  • By Lady Pamela on 01-24-15

History Lesson

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

Reviewed: 07-02-12

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

This book is to much like reading a history book. The book for the most part is dull.

What was most disappointing about Candy Moulton’s story?

In stead of writing the book like a history book, it would have been more interesting to tell it has a story. A living story--not a dull recounting of the historical facts.

  • The Power of Storytelling

  • Captivate, Convince, or Convert Any Business Audience Using Stories from Top CEOs
  • By: Jim Holtje
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 39

A guide to crafting unforgettable, attention-grabbing business communications – from speeches and letters to business plans - using stories from the world's top business leaders. The world's foremost business leaders are also great storytellers. For example, industry titan Jack Welch has told how his mother instilled enough tough love and confidence in him to overcome the fact that he was the shortest kid in his class and had a severe stutter.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Redundant and repetative

  • By Cameron on 02-20-12

Not as good as I had hoped.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Spent more time telling really good stories. The stories were for the most part very short and not long enough to hold your interest.

  • The End of Illness

  • By: David B. Agus
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 217

Can we live robustly until our last breath? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In The End of Illness, David B. Agus, MD, one of the world’s leading cancer doctors, researchers, and technology innovators, tackles these fundamental questions, challenging long-held wisdoms and dismantling misperceptions about what “health” means.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The "techie" medicine needs!

  • By Window shopper 3000 on 01-31-12

Not Nearly As Good I Had Hoped It Would Be

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

Reviewed: 02-15-12

What disappointed you about The End of Illness?

His big pitch is to sell you on getting your blood tested by his company. Most of the information he gives in the book that is practical/down to earth has already been reported in every day news reports. Learned very little except that he owns a company that tests blood and this will be the new medicine in the next generation.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The reader was O.K.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The End of Illness?

Most of the entire first part.

Any additional comments?

Not worth listening to the audio.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful