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Steve Hawkins

MIDVALE, UT, United States
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  • The Tipping Point

  • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,735

In The Tipping Point, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in society happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sociology for the masses.

  • By Dean on 10-28-10

inspiring

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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: 10-23-18

gladwell is great to listen to, but I usually want to go buy the print copy to mark up and study again after

  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

  • By: Erika L. Sánchez
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992

Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga's role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for Chigonas who audible.

  • By Bexy77 on 05-21-18

Wonderful!

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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: 10-15-18

I probably especially enjoyed this as a teacher of Latina teens. I keep asking my students to read it so I can talk about it with them. I think it's really motivating and relatable to teen readers, but still good writing. The narrator was excellent! Sometimes her Mexican accents sounded Indian (surprisingly), but she really sounded just like my students in her teen voice.

  • Not That I Could Tell

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Strawser
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 500

When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. It's a rare kid-free night, and they're giddy with it. They drink too much, and the conversation turns personal. By Monday morning, one of them is gone. Everyone knows something about everyone else in the quirky small Ohio town of Yellow Springs, but no one can make sense of the disappearance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant - yet thrilly - companion to jogging

  • By Allexia Martin on 04-02-18

not as good as (or comparable to) gone girl

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

waited the whole book for it to get good. at the very end it did, but it still took too long. all character development, which was good, but I was hoping for more of a thriller. also the narrator's voices for men and children are annoying.

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,999

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating (if not an outlier)

  • By KHarrang on 11-21-08

be grateful for your privilege- a alternate title.

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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: 12-23-17

Such a thought-provoking book. Malcolm is a great narrator too. really makes you rethink the meaning of hard-work and debunks the myth of the self-made man.

  • Why Not Me?

  • By: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling, Greg Daniels, B. J. Novak
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,390

In Why Not Me? Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or, most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love mindy

  • By green ice cream garden on 04-24-17

very relatable and validating

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

very relatable and validating to a sassy bubbly b**** like me. her narration and attitude was flatter than expected. I imagined her voice more animated and expressive when reading the paper book to myself silently. still bookmarked a ton of her thoughts.

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

  • By: Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,416

Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do not buy the audible version.

  • By Tamara on 09-14-17

life changing, a real revelation

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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: 05-17-17

the science behind why relationships do and do not work is so helpful. the clouds have been lifted!

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