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  • The Art of Investing: Lessons from History's Greatest Traders

  • By: John M. Longo, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John M. Longo
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758

The Art of Investing: Lessons from History's Greatest Traders profiles over 30 men and women at the pinnacle of the investing field, including Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio, John Bogle, Peter Lynch, George Soros, T. Rowe Price, Jr., Linda Bradford Raschke, David Dreman, Michael Burry, and others involved in such ventures as value stocks, growth stocks, mutual funds, index funds, hedge funds, commodity futures, private equity, sovereign wealth, distressed assets, and more.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Should be titled:. Bios of hedge fund managers

  • By Najel on 08-25-17

A lot of good information

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

Wonderful information on how investors made their fortune, and how different each individual approach how to invest.
I️ definitely worth another listen

  • Into the Fire

  • A Night Prince Novel
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831

For nearly 600 years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now, falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad's new bride against him. A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kinda Disappointed

  • By Kelsey M. Gilmer on 03-30-17

Fast pace as always

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

I read some of the reviews before I heard the audiobook and thought I would be disappointed but I wasn't. A lot of loose ends were completed and some of the characters have found their just rewards.
I found the story captivating and also frustrated when Leila again gets captured, stabbed or some other trouble from which she always comes through, but yet the story is still exciting.

  • Happy This Year!

  • The Secret to Getting Happy Once and for All
  • By: Will Bowen
  • Narrated by: Will Bowen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

A practical, yet inspirational work that proposes it’s the inner world of our psyches that determines happiness, not outside forces. We have control over our own happiness and this powerful book offers concrete advice on how to tap into it and nourish it all year round. The author focuses explicitly on the positive ways we can establish a higher set-point in our thoughts, speech, and actions, resulting in greater sustainable levels of happiness. Regardless of what the year and your life may bring, we can become measurably and sustainably happier.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More of the Same

  • By LJM VO on 03-01-14

Wow. A book that guides you to be happy

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

A delightful book that give steps on being a happy person. The author talks about habit that give us positive results and how what we think gives us what we see. We are the ones that decide how happy we are.

  • The Dictator's Handbook

  • Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics
  • By: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,782

For 18 years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest" - or even their subjects - unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Think you understand politics, think again!

  • By Michael on 07-01-14

An excellent book about the how government works

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

If you could sum up The Dictator's Handbook in three words, what would they be?

Important for today

What other book might you compare The Dictator's Handbook to and why?

Nothing is like this

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, to much information to take in, in one setting

Any additional comments?

This is what is happening to this country now

  • Blood Vow

  • Black Dagger Legacy, Book 2
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018

The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in the deadly battle against the Lessening Society. Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter - and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When an aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he's unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SIMPLY OUTSTANDING - NEVER A DULL MOMENT &..

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 12-08-16

10 out of 5

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

I never get tired of reading or listening to the BDB. The stories are witty, funny and deal with problems we all deal with in a great way. I love how everyone gets along and how each story includes everyone that have come before and I love that there are new characters. And last but not least it hard to stop read or listening to the story once I start.

  • On Second Thought

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Sands Xe, Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920

Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married - she's even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn't anticipate is for Eric to blindside her with a tactless breakup he chronicles in a blog - which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her half sister, Kate, who's already struggling after the sudden loss of her new husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Story!!

  • By VickyJ on 03-19-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

Loved everything about this book, the plot, the characters, the narrators. This story makes me happy and reminds me a lot of Robyn Carr, who I love.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Life She Wants

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,365

In the aftermath of her financier husband's suicide, Emma Shay Compton's dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients' life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City, and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband's crimes. She is left with nothing. Only one friend stands by her, a friend she's known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn't easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Distraction

  • By Cynthia on 03-07-17

Another great story by Robyn Carr

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

Reviewed: 10-31-16

What a giving story, it had its challenging moments, but it was still a story about forgiveness and love, and it will make you feel good at the end.
There are few authors that I automatically buy and listen to because they are real and uplifting stories with caring and loving people in them and Robyn Carr is one of them. I start with Virgin River and have read almost all of her stories and have never regretted it.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Great St. Mary's Day Out

  • A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721

Everyone deserves to get away for a bit. Even the miscreants at St Mary's. Astonishingly, Dr. Bairstow has declared a holiday. Even more astonishingly - he's paying for it. Needless to say, there are strings attached. They have to record the 1601 performance of Hamlet, with Shakespeare himself in the role of the Ghost. It doesn't go well, of course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saint Mary's Meet Shakespeare

  • By Richard S. Swol on 05-08-17

To much fun

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

It's like Denis the Menace in a group, you never know what kind of trouble they'll find and then how are they getting out of it. Max, Peterson and Malcolm are my favorite.
This has something to do with Shakespeare.

  • Blood Kiss

  • Black Dagger Legacy, Book 1
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,445
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,221

The legacy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues in a spin-off series. Paradise, blooded daughter of the king's first advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood's training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself...be herself. It's a good plan until everything goes wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BDB Spin Off Does Not Disappoint!

  • By Cheri on 12-04-15

More J.R.Ward stories

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

Reviewed: 03-25-16

What made the experience of listening to Blood Kiss the most enjoyable?

It's a new beginning in the BDB universe and new characters that inspire and grow before your eyes.

What other book might you compare Blood Kiss to and why?

Lover Reborn, it a parallel between Butch and Marisa and Craeg and Paradise, both men from the working class and both women from the upper class. I love that both women became stronger for walking away from what they were suppose to do.

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

Excellent narrator, he does a great job bringing the BDB world alive.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Of course,but the stories are so long that I can't

Any additional comments?

I love all the plots, it keeps me wondering what next.

  • America and the New Global Economy

  • By: Timothy Taylor, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Timothy Taylor
  • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Globalization continues to be a force in our economic climate. And the origins of this globalized economy, its effects on important contemporary concerns, and its future trends are just a few of the intriguing issues you explore in these 36 lectures. Go beyond the economy of the United States and examine the recent history of economies in other countries and regions. As you journey with Professor Taylor through the last 50 years of world economic history, you'll explore international perspectives on the new global economy and develop a richer understanding of our increasingly interconnected world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive; dates from around 2008

  • By Philo on 08-29-13

Excellent explanation about Globalization

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

Reviewed: 03-25-16

If you could sum up America and the New Global Economy in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring teaching tool

Who was your favorite character and why?

Professor Timothy Taylor, he brought the global economy to reality and explain why certain countries aren't going anywhere.

Have you listened to any of Professor Timothy Taylor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No laughing or crying, but a sense that the only way some of these impoverish countries are going to prosper will be if the governments allow change to occur and stop using the US as a scapegoat for their lack.