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  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,387
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,351

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Raises The Bar On True Crime Genre

  • By R. Squyres on 11-16-18

stellar storytelling and performance

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Reviewed: 11-27-18

This is more like a podcast than a book. That said, it is done so well and is better than a book because you get to hear the people and their real voices.

  • Option B

  • Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,792

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void,'" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Books is ok but completely misadvertised

  • By Alex Carpenter on 10-08-17

poignant and pratical

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Reviewed: 07-06-17

this book was excellent. it helps those who are grieving and those who love and are adjacent to those who've suffered a tragedy or lost someone close to them.

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29,704
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,709
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26,696

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

amazing

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Reviewed: 01-24-17

A memoir that reads like a novel. Inspiring and moving and entertaining all at once. LOVED it.

  • Killing the Rising Sun

  • How America Vanquished World War II Japan
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,532
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,640
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,600

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bill O'Reilly paints an amazing picture.

  • By Carmen Ohio on 07-16-17

loved it.

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Reviewed: 01-02-17

i loved this book. I have studied quite a bit about WWII, but learned so many new things and gained greater insights into so many aspects and the lives of those people who played pivotal roles at such a crucial time in human history.

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  • The Ideal Team Player

  • How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues: A Leadership Fable
  • By: Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,837

In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle's company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lot of talk about a simple concept

  • By Andrea on 09-05-16

An amazing book. Felt like it was written for me.

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Reviewed: 04-28-16

This is the best book I have read yet (and I've read a lot) on building a team and hiring. This books really breaks down what characteristics will predict success in an organization where teamwork is required and rewarded. I absolutely loved it.

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