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Jim

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
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  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,363

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

The Reference Manual of Human Relations

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-04

The fact that this book was published in 1936 and is still a top seller today says a lot more than I can manage to convey in this review.

The book is filled with sound practical advice. It is probably the best book ever written on human relations. Anyone and everyone should find it to be a valuable guide, whether in personal, family, or business relationships. Despite the title, which some may consider overly aggressive by todays'standards, the practices discussed in the book are in no way manipulative. To the contrary, this book helps you learn the art and skill of conversation and persuasion through attentiveness to, and consideration of others.

This is not a story that you listen to once and get rid of it. It is a reference manual that you will be able to use and refer to for years to come. I own it in hardback, as well as on cassette (remember those?) so I was excited to see a digital version made available from Audible. I bought it immediately and now look forward to being able to enjoy it again and again on my MP3 player.

498 of 535 people found this review helpful

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • By: Mark Haddon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,446

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Unexpected Gift.

  • By Amanda on 12-07-11

Up there with Life of Pi

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-04

If you like Life of Pi, you'll probably like this one. Like LoP, its a story told through the eyes of a young boy. (It is also narrated by the same narrator).

I'm not much of a reviewer, but I really enjoyed it and I highly recommend it for your next book selection!

29 of 40 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

  • An Unauthorized Autobiography
  • By: Chuck Barris
  • Narrated by: Chuck Barris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

In this "unauthorized autobiography" - now a film starring Drew Barrymore, George Clooney and Sam Rockwell - Gong Show host Chuck Barris claims he spent two decades as a covert CIA assassin. "Though Barris' reputation as a wacky TV show host doomed this literary venture when it was originally published, it is in fact a remarkably well-crafted and entertaining book, both unflinchingly personal and at times laugh-out-loud funny," says Publishers Weekly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Three Thumbs Up!

  • By Jim on 12-23-02

Three Thumbs Up!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-02

Barris blurs the lines between fact and fantasy and the result is an entertaining and often hysterical read. The book cleverly flips between Chucky-baby's recounting of his true life TV career, and a farcical tale of his secret life as a CIA assassin. The reader is left to his wits to figure out where one stops and the other begins. Mindless nonsense, no doubt, but I highly recommend it for its cleverness, humor and novelty.

24 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Seabiscuit

  • An American Legend
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Laura Hillenbrand beautifully renders this breathtaking saga of one horse's journey from also-ran to national luminary. Seabiscuit: An American Legend is an inspiring tale of unlikely heroes, a classic story of three embattled individuals overcoming the odds in the Great Depression.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged = Awful

  • By Andrew on 09-12-03

One For The Roses

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-02

This was my favorite book of 2002. The story is amazing. You couldn't write better fiction than this true-life tale. Each of the characters; horse, jockey, trainer, and owner all provide heroic tales in their own respect. The author does such an incredible job describing the racing action that you can almost feel the ground rumble as the horses pound their way down the home stretch. The narration is also excellent, and this adds to the excitement. Before reading this book, I had never been to a horse race but after reading it, I had to go to the races just so I could experience it firsthand. Don't wait for the movie, this is a great book!

23 of 24 people found this review helpful