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  • The Big Short

  • Inside the Doomsday Machine
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,050

Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar’s Poker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and Engaging

  • By Jay on 03-23-10

Important but I got lost in the audio

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I know that this topic is important but I got lost in all the names and what was going on.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,106

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Priorities

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

This book is one of those books that so kindly reminds you that you will die one day, and since you are mortal you only have so much time to love X number of things. Remember to not waste your love on things that are meaningless. Thanks Mark.

  • Boundaries

  • By: Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
  • Narrated by: Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Christians often focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limitations, allowing others to take advantage of their kindness. Authors Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer Biblically-based ways to take control of your life and set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book!

  • By Hudsonriverspeaker on 03-21-03

Great principles

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

Reviewed: 03-02-15

This book has great principles, I agree with what they have to say generally. The story format of teaching is hard for me, but studies show it sinks in more that way. I would recommend this book to people that regularly feel obligated by others.

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  • The Sicilian

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 426

Michael Corleone is returning to the U.S. after the two-year exile to Sicily in which listeners left him in The Godfather. But he is ordered to bring with him the young Sicilian bandit, Salvatore Guiliano, who is the unofficial ruler of northwestern Sicily. In his fight "to make Sicilians free people", the young folk hero, based on the real-life Giuliano of the 1940s, has made both the police and the Mafia his enemies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration too fast

  • By Heather on 08-03-12

Best manly book ever

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

Loved hearing the inner thoughts that you just can not get out of a movie. Second only to the original "The Godfather".

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Getting to Yes

  • Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
  • By: Roger Fisher, William Ury
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,201

Getting to Yes is a straightorward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting taken - and without getting angry. It offers a concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict - whether it involves parents and children, neighbors, bosses and employees, customers or corporations, tenants or diplomats.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I Could Go to Four and One-Half Stars

  • By John on 01-14-12

Articulated what we all know. It helped me focus.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

If you could sum up Getting to Yes in three words, what would they be?

Efficient, effective, yes.

What did you like best about this story?

I feel like I just went from baby negotiator to toddler! Before I could grunt and cry to get what I needed, but now I have words to articulate exactly what I am thinking. This has helped me when I am talking to others because instead of taking the time to think through what the other person is saying I can sum it up by saying "oh, they are using aggression, maybe apply some negotiating jujitsu here".

Which character – as performed by Dennis Boutsikaris – was your favorite?

The "real life" examples in book were hard for me to relate with, and I think there was a handful of gloating going on. It was not to difficult to come up with my own personal examples as well though.

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

The way the book makes things so black and white and turned each negotiation into a step by step process, if they say try to attack you personally then you..., it makes you want to negotiate everything everywhere! Just to try out different tactics in different situations.

Any additional comments?

Great book, it was good to re-read a chapter or two right before any negotiations that I had planned for that day, just to get the juices flowing.

23 of 24 people found this review helpful