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  • Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations

  • By: Michael A. Roberto, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Roberto
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866

Discover an essential handbook for strategies, concepts, and insights into the dynamics of transformational leadership in these 24 lectures, which take you on an in-depth examination of the leadership behaviors and capabilities essential to creating positive change in teams and organizations. Filled with case studies and lessons from leaders in business, politics, sports, and the military, as well as a range of specific skills and strategies you can put to use in your own career, this lecture series is an authoritative guide to successful leadership.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just over three stars

  • By Aaron Weber on 05-01-15

Wonderful listen

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

Reviewed: 02-19-16

Content was fresh, relevant, and applicable. Highly recommend it to any later at any phase in their development.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Leadership Challenge

  • How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, Fifth Edition
  • By: Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes
  • Narrated by: Barry Posner, James Kouzes, Sean Pratt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 457

The 25th anniversary edition of the best-selling business classic, revised and updated. For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling more than two million copies in over 20 languages since its first publication. Based on Kouzes and Posner’s extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today’s world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, learned.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, too many stories

  • By Joseph Ivy on 02-06-13

1 of my top 3 best leadership books of all times

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

Reviewed: 08-16-14

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

If you want the essence of leadership distilled with scientific precision with practical applications to use today, this is your book.

What other book might you compare The Leadership Challenge to and why?

John Maxwell's 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and call me a freak, but John Maxwell's Study Bible where he mines leadership gold out of the scripture. Leadership powerhouse books.

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

No, but this was good. Typically I hate books read by the author because there is nothing like a professional narrator, but this was good.

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

I did laugh when I built my interview question and answer study notes on the concepts of this book and described my leadership skills and abilities using the five major themes of this book, and got called for a second interview! I'm convinced speaking to the five themes will result in securing my next job.

Any additional comments?

Love the website and additional resources offered by the authors online and as an app.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Truman

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 54 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,288
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,289

Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman captured the heart of the nation. The life and times of the 33rd president of the United States, Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Mousy Little Man From Missouri Revisited

  • By Sara on 07-23-15

Superb book - worth the time investment

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

Reviewed: 01-05-14

If you could sum up Truman in three words, what would they be?

Imperturbable great leader

What was one of the most memorable moments of Truman?

His personal handling of his second campaign for the presidency. The whole world was against him and yet he believed in himself. Further he was cool, collected and in control of his emotions. His behavior was admirable and consistent.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed his initial experience as a Company Commander. Beautifully written to capture the essence of the experience.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

His understanding of the devastation the A-bomb would cause. He understood the gravity of his ability to annihilate life with the power of one decision.

Any additional comments?

Kudos David McCullough! This was a book every America should read.

  • Power Foods for the Brain

  • An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory
  • By: Neal Barnard
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Could that glass of milk affect your memory? Is that aluminum can increasing your risk for Alzheimer's disease? Can a banana be a brain booster? Everyone knows that good nutrition supports your heart and overall health, but did you know that certain foods can protect your brain and optimize its function? In Power Foods for the Brain, Dr. Neal Barnard reveals the suprising mealtime choices that can make a major difference in preserving and enhancing memory and brain health.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Audio Book Needs a PDF cookbook attachment

  • By Debra on 04-11-13

Worth the read

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

Reviewed: 09-23-13

What made the experience of listening to Power Foods for the Brain the most enjoyable?

Good narration and interesting material

What about Jeremy Arthur’s performance did you like?

Quite good

Any additional comments?

Fascinatingly informative about where garbage in our food and personal products comes from. Compelling book about eating a more plant-centric diet.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • A Voice in the Wind

  • The Mark of the Lion, Book 1
  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,164

This heart-stirring tale of a young slave girl, torn between her love for a handsome aristocrat and her faith in God, transcends genres with its awe-inspiring power and emotional intensity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An truly blessed author

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-09-09

Magnificent story

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

Reviewed: 07-22-13

If you could sum up A Voice in the Wind in three words, what would they be?

Encouraged me to be a better Christian

What did you like best about this story?

Hadassa's character

Which character – as performed by Richard Ferrone – was your favorite?

All - superb narration

Any additional comments?

I was disappointed with the ending

  • The Greater Journey

  • Americans in Paris
  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904

The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • McCullough takes it to the next level

  • By gregory m loyd on 07-12-11

Superb, par for the course for McCullough

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

Reviewed: 06-03-13

Would you listen to The Greater Journey again? Why?

yes, narration was outstanding and the stries make history absolutely come alive.

What did you like best about this story?

The depth of the characters

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

Yes, LOVE this guy. He was born to be a narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The passage on E. Washburn was masterful. So much depth to the story and the character. I found his story to be unique, powerful and brand new. Our country has been built upon the backs of brave and courageous Americans like Mr. Washburn.

Any additional comments?

History lovers this is a must read - absolutely captivating.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Destiny of the Republic

  • A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
  • By: Candice Millard
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,970

James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard

  • By Mel on 02-08-12

Fascinating book

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

Reviewed: 10-05-12

What made the experience of listening to Destiny of the Republic the most enjoyable?

Narration is excellent - real, believable and not hokey. The story is broad and engaging; the author covers a zillion details around the event of Garfield's assassination, and the story is engaging and fascinating. I never thought much about James Garfield, but after reading this book it is clear that he was a dearly beloved president, American war hero and gentleman. The character revealed in Garfield under hideous circumstances gives evidence that he was a man to be respected and even emulated. Candace Millard made history come alive. Riveting book!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Destiny of the Republic?

The description of how he endured the suffering - so gracious and honorable!

What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Fabulous narrator. He was able to change his voice for different characters, but it was never dorky. His narration made the story all the more rich.

Any additional comments?

Every American should know about this great leader and the story that brought about his tragic death.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lost in Shangri-La

  • A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
  • By: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,247
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,856

On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s best-selling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best use of a credit in quite a whlle.

  • By dan on 05-01-11

Terrific read!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-12

What did you love best about Lost in Shangri-La?

Captivating story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lost in Shangri-La?

The descriptions were graphic and make me long for the movie!

Which scene was your favorite?

The "snatch" was exciting!

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

Margret's quote about fear at the end of the book was powerful. The story was powerful!

  • The Wave

  • In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean
  • By: Susan Casey
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 349

For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dis​missed these stories - waves that high would seem to violate the laws of physics. But in the past few decades, as a startling number of ships vanished and new evidence has emerged, oceanographers realized something scary was brewing in the planet’s waters. They found their proof in February 2000, when a British research vessel was trapped in a vortex of impossibly mammoth waves in the North Sea - including several that approached 100 feet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great narrator

  • By Alexis on 09-26-10

Scientific enough

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-10

Okay so it is not chock full of science, but it is scientific enough for someone who had a few geology classes in college to be reacquainted with familiar terms and events. The book also follows some interesting surfers and their experiences riding giant waves. Personally I thought it was a nice mix of people and science. For any geology teachers out there, this book has extra credit written all over it.

  • Becoming a Resonant Leader

  • By: Annie McKee, Richard E. Boyatzis, Fran Johnston
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

A powerful case has been made for emotional intelligence and its role in leadership. As Annie McKee and Richard Boyatzis showed in their best selling books, Primal Leadership and Resonant Leadership, the best leaders use their emotional intelligence to create resonance with others.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Should have got the book this time

  • By P Merhar on 03-30-09

Audio - not for this book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-09

This is a great book, but it requires so much in-depth thought and asks so many questions that it is really not suitable, in my opinion, for audio format. This type of book must actually be read by turning pages

1 of 1 people found this review helpful