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  • 26 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me About E-learning

  • By: John Araiza
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

As you sit here reading this description, there are probably several things you wish your present self could go back and tell your younger self about life. I'm right there with you and that's why I wrote this book. These are the things I would have told my younger self about e-learning and creating e-learning courses. They would have saved me valuable time, money and a lot of frustration.... These tidbits of advice can be used by any person who has ever considered creating e-learning or has ever been involved in the e-learning process. Follow my advice and watch your e-learning flourish!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I needed for a career change

  • By JenniferKouyou on 05-03-17

Just what I needed for a career change

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Loved Learning the eLearning instructional designers love to share and are addicted learners! Some quick tips

  • The Chalice and the Blade

  • By: Riane Eisler
  • Narrated by: Riane Eisler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Riane Eisler believes that war and the "war of the sexes" are concepts neither divinely nor biologically ordained. Join the author as she reconstructs a prehistoric culture based on partnership rather than domination and traces the roots of the global shift to patriarchy. Eisler, an acclaimed scholar, futurist, and activist, also presents new scripts for living based on a more socially, economically, ecologically, personally, and spiritually balanced society. This script is in direct opposition to the tension and violence typical of what she calls the dominator model. Her vision is the partnership model, which today is struggling to reemerge. This program is an important contribution to that struggle.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • the chalice and the blade

  • By Anne on 07-25-08

Best idea ever

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

I recommend every human to understand the ancient past, the potential of a Partnering society vs. the destructive Dominator society. I hung on every word, which was difficult due to the low quality recording, but I liked the author's reading. It took me nearly half a century to begin to piece together these concepts and what a wonderful gift to have this interesting multi disciplined academic present these fascinating and world saving theories.

  • A Curious Mind

  • The Secret to a Bigger Life
  • By: Brian Grazer, Charles Fishman, Brian Grazer - introduction
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 876

From Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly "curiosity conversations" that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows - from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Me,Me,and Me

  • By Don Rankin on 07-12-15

Curiosity is about to get cool

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

Reviewed: 03-28-16

This book was engaging all the way through. The premise is that curiosity can drive a successful life in work, relationships, innovation and connections. I bet will will see more on this topic. Book much more relaxed and interesting than many of the ivy league social psychologists that I read.

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  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,330
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,586

Readers and listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Biggest Inspiration In a Long Time

  • By Gillian on 09-23-15

For the real Maker who dares to be free, Pulitzer Prize worthy

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

I sobbed all the through because I had never deeply considered the life as a real creative was burdened by the notion of pain for art, with gift of divine inspiration, & old idea of having a genius opposed to not being one. Gilbert gave mind blowing creative life hacks. I have a new motto to serve me after hearing her ideas, I read this along with a Berne Brown book, Rising Strong,and that combo read was a fascinating eye opener too.

  • Yes, And

  • How Improvisation Reverses "No, but" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration - Lessons from the Second City
  • By: Kelly Leonard, Tom Yorton
  • Narrated by: Alan Winter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 144

The Second City has launched the careers of celebrated comic performers such as Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert and produced award-winning content. But it's the actual improvisational process developed and honed over the years by The Second City that has become its legacy. Players master an ability to cocreate in ensembles using philosophies that celebrate a "yes, and" approach.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The title is the best part

  • By Erica M. on 04-05-15

Concepts that are life changing

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

Reviewed: 05-24-15

Written for a business audience, yet teaches new ways of thinking that may change you forever. Truly listening as a means of comedic survival on the stage, listening to all ideas, all ideas of equal value, supporting all in the group, uplifting the talents and skills while supporting the whole person are enormous life changing skills & business skills

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  • I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

  • By: Courtney Maum
  • Narrated by: Sam Deveraux
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 121

Despite the success of his first solo show in Paris and the support of his brilliant French wife and young daughter, thirty-four-year-old British artist Richard Haddon is too busy mourning the loss of his American mistress to appreciate his fortune. But after Richard discovers that a painting he originally made for his wife, Anne, has sold, it shocks him back to reality and he resolves to reinvest wholeheartedly in his family life - just in time for his wife to learn the extent of his affair.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not feeling enlightened

  • By JenniferKouyou on 07-31-14

Not feeling enlightened

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

Reviewed: 07-31-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The first half was a page turner. I was sufficiently entertained.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would develop the women characters. I would develop the lover Lisa in particular and not throw her away so easily by the stories narrarator. I would take the insights from the very end and disperse them in the second half. The installation "art" was disturbing.

What three words best describe Sam Deveraux’s voice?

Sounds Like Colin Firth, or is it Hugh Grant?

Did I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You inspire you to do anything?

It made me think, but did not make me have new thoughts.

Any additional comments?

Dialogue and the main character's thoughts tell the story. This was a useful format to stay in one man's head, albeit an annoying head.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman Warrior

  • Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
  • By: Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Narrated by: Ming-Na
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

Acclaimed author Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior broke new ground when it was first published 35 years ago, weaving autobiography, history, folklore, and fantasy in to a candid and revelatory story about the daughter of Chinese immigrants in mid-20th century California.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilariously Vicious; Touchingly Empathetic

  • By Kenneth on 08-28-11

Wow, engaged as if I were little Maxine Hong

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

Reviewed: 07-31-14

Where does The Woman Warrior rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top, one of the best. A new cultural awareness was gained

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Woman Warrior?

I loved the actress reading the book. I think she must have done it perfectly. I was very moved at the passages where we heard Maxine comment on the stories as a young person in CA growing up Chinese-American in 60s/70s.

Which character – as performed by Ming-Na – was your favorite?

all were well done

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

loved Kingston's anger

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,892
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,916

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boy, am I in the minority on this one.

  • By Bonny on 11-04-13

A long strange Journey, feels rewarding

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

Reviewed: 07-31-14

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

Yes. A grand story of a boy with a devastating loss, a horrific terrorist type event in NYC, a long journey, and finally coming to terms with the art, the antiques, the memories that help him make sense of life. Sad.

What did you like best about this story?

The Actor's work. I loved the writerly passages making me understand a scene, but mostly the thoughts and revelations of the main character at different times in his life. I think the dialog was well done, but I hate the "You Knows"

Which character – as performed by David Pittu – was your favorite?

The deadbeat dad, Larry Decker's girlfriend and Boris, the Russian best friend. David did these voices perfectly. The woman's voice for Pippa and other feminine females were not quite right, but passable (e.i., a teen sounding like a man in drag)

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

The long writerly descriptive passages. I jotted down several on scraps of paper,

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,003
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,949

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gift to be treasured

  • By David Shear on 07-09-14

I started talking like Sissy's Jean Louise "Scout"

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

Reviewed: 07-31-14

Would you listen to To Kill a Mockingbird again? Why?

I would listen again in the future with my daughter. I was able to hang on every word, every word counted and it is an easy book to discuss on numerous topics.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked what felt like a secret look into the past, in America, in the South. I could put myself in everyone's shoes. I could see how oppressive religion was as well sexism, racism, and even education. I could see why our retired generation pines for the past and I can see the progress we have made. Atticus Finch was ready to teach the reader or listener many life lessons, no matter how old.

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

Wow, She was amazing. I think her cadence was something I could not have perfected in my head while reading. I live and grew up in South Carolina, but it is different. Best performance of my numerous audible.com listens.

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

Sorry, but i would not want to listen to any book for 12 hours straight, unless I am sick in bed. I did finish in about three days, however, and loved every word.

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

  • By: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,281

Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall ( Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Better to look at the sky than live there"

  • By W Perry Hall on 02-12-14

Curiosity quenched

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

Reviewed: 07-31-14

Would you try another book from Truman Capote and/or Michael C. Hall?

Looking forward to my next book by author or narrator.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

maybe more enjoyable would have been the ambiguous ending implying a glimmer of Holly growing into something interesting

Which character – as performed by Michael C. Hall – was your favorite?

male lead / narrarator

Was Breakfast at Tiffany's worth the listening time?

Yes

0 of 1 people found this review helpful