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  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,182
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14,189

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Creepy

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I enjoyed this short thriller. I suggest you listen at night; maybe rainy night. If driving, try the scenic way :)

  • The Four Tendencies

  • The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)
  • By: Gretchen Rubin
  • Narrated by: Gretchen Rubin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816

Best-selling author Gretchen Rubin ( The Happiness Project; Better Than Before) reveals the surprising truth about the four hidden personality types that drive everything we do. Learn how to understand yourself better - and also how to influence others more effectively.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Useful to know 4 tendencies when dealing w/ people

  • By A. Yoshida on 09-23-17

Personality Indicator

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I'm not sure how scientific this book is and whether the methodology used is credible, however I believe it is a very interesting book and can shed a light on the different types of personalities.

It led me to think about my behavior repeatedly to check whether my personality fits the description because sometimes I would skew towards another one. I guess it has to do with a certain mindset

I think this is something that requires further research and investigation. Also, it can be integrated with other personality type indicators such as MBTI to provide a wider view in the subject

  • Esther Perel's Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,927

For her latest Audible Original, Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love, Esther Perel invites you to listen to private and intimate conversations exploring the evolution of relationships. Hear six sets of people at different points in their quests for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a stepmother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a nonbinary child desperate to connect with their single mother, and more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Nearly as Good as the Podcast

  • By LAX2NRT on 10-09-18

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

I just couldn't connect with the book. I tend to be very technical with my readings and focus on business and self improvement. I see it fit more to my teenage years!

  • The Servant

  • A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership
  • By: James C. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Tony Pasqualini
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

In this absorbing tale, you watch the timeless principles of servant leadership unfold through the story of John Daily, a businessman whose outwardly successful life is spiraling out of control. He is failing miserably in each of his leadership roles as boss, husband, father, and coach. To get his life back on track, he reluctantly attends a weeklong leadership retreat at a remote Benedictine monastery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FINALLY!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-16-17

General Ideas

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

I read many books about self-motivation, self improvement and business, thus my low review of the book might have been influenced by this fact!

I decided to buy this book, having seen the high reviews and read some. I thought it would bring forward a thick substance to an well-treaded subject course, but I was wrong.

The book lacks focus and more about reinforcing certain perceptions the author has about leadership and managed to engrain this into his cast.

I would classify this in the beginner's guide section more than gaining real knowledge if you are an avid reader (listener).

  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,101

Start with Why shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way - and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with why.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a 15 minutes book turned into few hours

  • By Sandy Rice on 02-22-18

Start with Why didn't even start!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

I listened intently to the book and all the way was trying to extract meanings and teachings that I can apply to my life. Unfortunately, the book came mainly as thoughts and fables that carry a resemblance to what the author is trying to affirm.

I would have liked the author to present better rationale to our streamline of thinking such as building a scenario or extrapolating answer gradually for a certain dilemma.

The subject is great. Book is not!

  • Get a Grip

  • An Entrepreneurial Fable - Your Journey to Get Real, Get Simple, and Get Results
  • By: Mike Paton, Gino Wickman
  • Narrated by: T. David Rutherford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

Eileen Sharp and Vic Hightower were frustrated. After years of profitable, predictable growth, Swan Services was in a rut. Meetings were called and discussions held, but few decisions were made and even less got done. People were pointing fingers and assigning blame, but nothing happened to solve Swan’s mounting problems. It felt as though they were working harder than ever but with less impact. The company Eileen and Vic had founded and built for 10 years was a different place. It just wasn’t fun anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-Changer

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-21-18

Not fit for audio

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Too technical and lots of abbreviations but the story could have simplified as the story didn’t have to be that detailed!

  • 7L: The Seven Levels of Communication

  • Go from Relationships to Referrals
  • By: Michael J Maher
  • Narrated by: Michael J Maher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575

The Seven Levels of Communication tells the entertaining and educational story of Rick Masters, who is suffering from a down economy when he meets a mortgage professional who has built a successful business without advertising or personal promotion. Skeptical, he agrees to accompany her to a conference to learn more about her mysterious methods. Rick soon learns that the rewards for implementing these strategies are far greater than he had ever imagined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great advice, difficult reader

  • By Jennifer Alynn-Perri on 04-12-17

Shuffles all the cards

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Great book for word of mouth people. I would have preferred the hard copy but still it’s a good start

  • 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 3,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,946

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

Eye opener

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

As simple as the words of this book, I never grasped the concept of dictatorship before. Great book for life and work

  • Power vs. Force

  • The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior
  • By: Dr. David R. Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Dr. David R. Hawkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,453
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053

The publication of Power vs. Force by Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., reveals to the general public secret information heretofore only shared by the author with certain Nobelists and world leaders. Analyzing the basic nature of human thought and consciousness itself, the author makes available to everyone the key to penetrating the last barrier to the advancement of civilization and science and resolving the most crucial of all human dilemmas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, good audiobook....

  • By Paul on 09-10-09

Map of Humanity

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-18

This book is a must read.

I believe Dr. Hawkins when he claims that raising our score on the map of consciousness as humanity shall bring forth prosperity and happiness to all mankind.

We need to see beyond the material dimensions of our life, actions, thoughts and spread forgiveness and joy if we can.

If you’ve been buried under a bulk of workload and can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, this is a book for you.

However, please be careful; it’s loaded with psychological jargon and Dr. Hawkins dull narration style won’t help. Also, you might need to listen to the book more than once. When I read it for the second time, it was almost as if I’m reading it for the first time.

  • The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time

  • How Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and Others Made Radical Choices That Changed the Course of Business.
  • By: Verne Harnish, Editors of Fortune, Jim Collins (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Decisions equal success - nothing happens until one is made. Businesses make millions of decisions every day. But once in a great while a leader makes a truly game-changing decision that shifts not only the strategy of a single company but how everyone does business. These big decisions are counterintuitive - they go against the conventional wisdom. In hindsight, taking a different direction may seem easy, but these bet-the-company moves involve drama, doubt, and high tension.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and left you wanting more

  • By Bill Redfield on 02-02-17

Well researched book

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

I enjoyed this book. It’s a very easy listening with lots of nuggets and ideas to build on. Highly recommended