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  • My Inappropriate Life

  • Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults
  • By: Heather McDonald
  • Narrated by: Heather McDonald
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 193

In her hilarious New York Times best seller You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again, Heather McDonald recounted her adventures as an unwilling virgin in Hollywood. Now happily married with three wonderful kids, she shows that life as a grown-up - even a pretend grown-up - has its challenges. Heather’s a working mom with parents who live next door, a sister who keeps asking for one of her still-fertile eggs, and friends who are up to more hijinks than even Heather can handle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very hard to listen to!

  • By Edward on 03-13-13

Heather McDonald is hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-13

What did you love best about My Inappropriate Life?

Her stories are so funny because they are relatable. She is so normal even though she is in Hollywood, so all of the stories I thought “oh, I could totally see that happening!”.

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

I like when the author reads their own book, even if they are not 'professional' audiobook actors. The stories are even better in her own voice.

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

Yes, you could! I listened in 3 days: in the car, walking around, at the store, my earbuds were glued to my ears!

Any additional comments?

If you like her on Chelsea Lately, the book is 1000times better!

  • Defining Moments

  • When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right
  • By: Joseph L. Badaracco
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

This is a book about work choices and life choices, and the critical points, or defining moments, at which the two become one. A refreshing antidote to traditional feel-good, inspirational business ethics, it examines the right-versus-right conflicts that every business manager faces and presents an unorthodox yet practical way for you to think about and resolve them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting look at ethical business issues

  • By Carrie on 01-31-13

An interesting look at ethical business issues

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

Reviewed: 01-31-13

What made the experience of listening to Defining Moments the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the real life stories used as launching pads for specific ethical conflicts

Any additional comments?

I would have liked to have heard more real-life examples of business ethical situations. The book seemed to ask more questions than it answered, but that is the nature of ethics. There are no easy answers. If you are looking for an intro book about ethics in business I would recommend this book.

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  • The Signal and the Noise

  • Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't
  • By: Nate Silver
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,017
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,999

Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger - all by the time he was 30. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation’s most influential political forecasters. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Learn About Statistics Without All The Math

  • By Scott Fabel on 03-09-13

Interesting, educational, and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

What did you love best about The Signal and the Noise?

The real-world examples for each concept made complex theories and concepts easy to understand

Any additional comments?

If you want to learn about why things work in the world, this is a fantastic book! Get it, it’s worth it!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Information, Technology, and Innovation

  • Resources for Growth in a Connected World
  • By: John M. Jordan
  • Narrated by: James Lewis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

With all of the recent emphasis on "big data", analytics and visualization, and emerging technology architectures such as smartphone networks, social media, and cloud computing, the way we do business is undergoing rapid change. The right business model can create overnight sensations - think of Groupon, the iPad, or Facebook. At the same time, alternative models for organizing resources such as home schooling, Linux, or Kenya's Ushihidi tool transcend conventional business designs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By JohnInNC on 05-04-15

Case studies and real-life stories are great!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

Would you listen to Information, Technology, and Innovation again? Why?

This book has tons of examples, case studies, and real-life stories which make this book fascinating! Every point is followed with real example, which makes the book feel more like an interesting dialog.

Any additional comments?

Although great, it’s long! 15 hours is a lot to get through…but still worth it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wide Lens

  • A New Strategy for Innovation
  • By: Ron Adner
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

How can great companies do everything right - identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market - and still fail? The sad truth is that many companies fail because they focus too intensely on their own innovations, and then neglect the innovation ecosystems on which their success depends. In our increasingly interdependent world, winning requires more than just delivering on your own promises. It means ensuring that a host of partners - some visible, some hidden - deliver on their promises, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very insightful on big picture innovation

  • By Michael on 01-05-18

Great examples for each point!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

If you could sum up The Wide Lens in three words, what would they be?

Comprehensive, with lots of real world examples to demonstrate each point.

Any additional comments?

I bought this book to supplement my doctoral level class - Marketing Innovation - and it really helped me gain a 'full view' picture of innovation in business

  • I Know I Am, But What Are You?

  • By: Samantha Bee
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,220

Critics have called her “sweet, adorable, and vicious.” But there is so much more to be said about Samantha Bee. For one, she’s Canadian - whatever that means. And now, she opens up for the very first time about her checkered Canadian past. With charming candor, she admits to her Lennie from Of Mice and Men-style love of baby animals, her teenage crime spree as one-half of a car-thieving couple, and the fact that strangers seem compelled to show her their genitals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I gotta ramble.

  • By Megan on 01-08-11

Hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

Any additional comments?

One funny story after another! If you like the kind of comedy of The Daily Show (Samantha Bee is a correspondence), you will love this book.

  • Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,000

David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Subtly Funny Musings on Life Experiences

  • By FanB14 on 09-03-12

If you like This American Life, you'll like this!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-12

Any additional comments?

Laugh out loud funny. I had a hard time getting into the book years ago, but took a chance on the audio. Hear the author read the book makes it!

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