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Gordon Meyer

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  • The Executive Voice Trainer

  • By: Jeffrey Jacobi
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Jacobi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

In today's fiercely competitive business world, the way you speak can be as important as the way you dress. Get an extra edge to advance your career with this step-by-step program, which builds on the natural qualities of your voice. Learn to add variety to your delivery, lose an accent, or overcome such common speaking problems as nasality or hoarseness. With his unique vocal workout approach, professional voice trainer Jeffrey Jacobi will help you to speak with strength and power - even over long periods of time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good start.

  • By Hasnul on 02-05-04

Best if you have an accent

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-04

The exercises are good, if slightly over-repeated, and the advice is sound. However, over half of the book is dedicated to overcoming regional accents. If you already have a "midwest" accent, as I do, then you'll be bored (and perhaps annoyed) during lengthy sessions on how not to drop R's, correct slow Southern-based speech patterns, and not say "axe" for "ask".

19 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • The Art and Skill of Conversation

  • By: Edward L. Fritsch, Nathan P. Rosenblatt
  • Narrated by: Edward L. Fritsch, Nathan P. Rosenblat
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

At a loss for words? Let 2 of America's top communications experts provide you with the practical techniques and strategies you need to conduct a winning conversation in any business or social situation. This powerful program will enable you to initiate, conduct, and close a successful conversation anytime, anywhere.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not as advertised

  • By Baron on 05-21-03

Misleading title and description

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-04

I feel that the descriptiion is quite inaccurate, this is more of a "self-help" book than it is about conversation. The narration is poor, the advice is not insightful, and a lot of time is devoted to topics that really don't relate to conversational tactics and abilities.

The other reviews are right, don't waste your time/money. I wish I would have taken their advice, learn from my mistake.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • 7 Money Mantras for a Richer Life

  • How to Live Well with the Money You Have
  • By: Michelle Singletary
  • Narrated by: Michelle Singletary
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The best financial planner Michelle Singletary ever knew was Big Mama, her grandmother. Big Mama raised Michelle and her four brothers and sisters on a salary that never reached more than $13,000 a year. Yet at her death, Big Mama owned her own home, had paid off a car loan, and had a beautiful collection of Sunday-go-to-meeting church hats and a savings account that supplemented her Social Security check and small pension. Most important, she had taught Michelle 7 Money Mantras for a Richer Life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 7 Ways To Stretch Out A Book

  • By Gordon Meyer on 03-05-04

7 Ways To Stretch Out A Book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-04

If you're completely new to money management, and have never read a Time magazine or USA Today article on the subject, you'll learn something. Otherwise, only buy this audiobook if you want a light-hearted surface-level review of common-sense practices. For example, don't lease cars. Pay off high-interest credit card bills first. Don't be ashamed of clipping coupons. Don't lend money to people who won't pay it back.

It's rather impressive how the author milks nearly 5 hours out of repeating the same things over and over.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Beginner's Guide to Healthy Eating

  • By: Andrew Weil MD
  • Narrated by: Andrew Weil MD
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 12

Is it possible to eat what you want and remain healthy, happy, and energetic? In The Beginner's Guide to Healthy Eating, Dr. Andrew Weil - America's most trusted natural health physician - teaches the essentials of how to eat for optimum health and pleasure, distilled into one information-packed and easy-to-absorb audio course.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beginner's Guide to Healthy Eating

  • By Ninip on 08-28-03

Woo Woo Kitchen

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-03

The best part about this book is its short length. Rather than being pratical, its a romp thru the land of buzz words, chemical compositions, and Luddite theory regarding the danger of microwaves and processed foods.

If you've already bought into this perspective, then you'll probably dig this book. If you're looking for useful everday advice, or skeptical about the whole organic/whole earth food approach, dont' bother.

12 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • Gods and Generals

  • A Novel of the Civil War
  • By: Jeff Shaara
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara's classic Civil War novel about the men who led the fight at the Battle of Gettysburg, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning best seller. Now in Gods and Generals, Jeff Shaara carries forward his father's vision in an epic story that traces the lives, passions, and careers of these great military leaders from the first gathering clouds of the Civil War.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hold out for unabridged version

  • By Kevin Christy on 03-07-03

History made entertaining

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-03

While it is somewhat disappointing that this is an abridged version, it actually works out pretty well. Hard core history or civil war listeners will want to wait for the complete work. But for the rest of us, this gives a not-too-long chunk of good story, interesting narrative, and colorful language.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jennifer Government

  • By: Max Barry
  • Narrated by: Patrick Frederic
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

In Max Barry's twisted, hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations; employees take the last names of the companies they work for; The Police and The NRA are publicly-traded security firms. Jennifer Government is a Catch-22 for the New World Order, a satire both broad and pointed, deeply funny and disturbingly on-target.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take Off Your Blinders

  • By Roger on 04-24-03

Stick with it

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-03

The story gets better as it goes on, so don't give up when you first start this book. The narrator is the biggest problem at first, he sounds like someone doing a poor Phil Hartman imitation, but by the end you realize he was perfect casting. Enjoyable and entertaining.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful