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P. Metz

Kent, WA America
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  • TraderMind

  • Get a Mindful Edge in the Markets
  • By: Steve Ward
  • Narrated by: Ben Carter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Become a savvy trader with a 'mindful' edge.... TraderMind is an essential resource for understanding and applying mindfulness-based approaches that help to enhance an individual trader's overall performance. Based upon extensive research and practical application in the real world of the trading floor, TraderMind includes methods, tactics and techniques to build and enhance awareness and insight, which help manage thoughts and emotions and maximize trading performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for traders

  • By Vtherock on 06-07-16

Standard Applications of Mindfulness

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

It is quite trendy to apply the concepts of mindfulness to any human endeavor and then write a book about it. Unfortunately, this book fails to add anything meaningful to either trading or mindfulness.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Millionaire Traders

  • How Everyday People Are Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game
  • By: Kathy Lien, Boris Schlossberg
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Trading is a battle between you and the market. And while you might not be a financial professional, that doesn't mean you can't win this battle. Through interviews with twelve ordinary individuals who have worked hard to transform themselves into extraordinary traders, Millionaire Traders reveals how you can beat Wall Street at its own game. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this book introduces you to a dozen successful traders - some who focus on equities, others who deal in futures or foreign exchange - and examines the paths they've taken to capture considerable profits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, worst narrator EVER!!!

  • By JD on 09-25-15

Narrator Gets a Bad Rap

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

A lot of the reviews express fairly negative opinions about the narrator for this work. I found her to be not as bad as I was expecting. Given the interview format of the book, changing voice slightly between speakers is actually pretty useful so the listener can tell who is speaking. She does read a few typos which can be a bit distracting, but overall, she conveys the material clearly and with an appropriate level of enthusiasm. I don't understand the seemingly strong reaction to a pretty standard narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trading in the Zone

  • Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline, and a Winning Attitude
  • By: Mark Douglas
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

Douglas uncovers the underlying reasons for lack of consistency and helps traders overcome the ingrained mental habits that cost them money. He takes on the myths of the market and exposes them one by one teaching traders to look beyond random outcomes, to understand the true realities of risk, and to be comfortable with the "probabilities" of market movement that governs all market speculation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most important trading book I own!

  • By Penelope Frey on 07-24-18

The Real Deal

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

If you're ready to stop making excuses for losing money trading, check out this book. Contains little to no technical trading information but is the best resource on trading psychology that I have found.

  • The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

  • By: Charles Eisenstein
  • Narrated by: Paul Geiger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 205

In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what's true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will change your life

  • By Joseph Arnold on 04-20-17

The Most Important Work of our Lifetimes

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

When I first read this book, I felt as if Eisenstein had written the book that had been floating around in my head for the last several years. In this work, the author draws on the totality of knowledge that has been gathered by humans over the course in history and his previous, lofty works to answer the all-important questions: "How did we get to where we are as a species?" "What needs to change in order to change the course of humanity and the planet?" "What can I do about this nagging feeling that something is wrong here?" and "How can one solitary human make a difference in this out-of-control world?"

Charles argues that the negative direction that this planet and our species is heading can be traced back to one root cause: the stories that we live by that we use to answer the questions "why am I here?" "who are we as a species?" and "what is the right way to live?" I picked this up right after finishing David Korten's "Change the Story, Change the Future," and this work illuminates both the current story we are living by and the one that we need to inhabit in order to change the course of human history.

Read this immediately and begin standing in a new story of humanity.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • What Einstein Told His Cook

  • Kitchen Science Explained
  • By: Robert L. Wolke
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,543
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,316

Why is red meat red? How do they decaffeinate coffee? Do you wish you understood the science of food but don't want to plow through dry, technical books? In What Einstein Told His Cook, University of Pittsburgh chemistry professor emeritus and award-winning Washington Post food columnist Robert L. Wolke provides reliable and witty explanations for your most burning food questions, while debunking misconceptions and helping you interpret confusing advertising and labeling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything you want to know about Kitchen Science

  • By Theodore on 04-29-12

More Puns Than Science

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

Reviewed: 12-03-14

Any additional comments?

This book ultimately falls short of what I expected. First, in an attempt to make the subject matter more entertaining, the author incessantly uses word play, puns, and revised old sayings. It's distracting and childish. At best these instances are cliche and at worst, they are just plain annoying. The most interesting parts of the book are the experiments the author designed to test some old wives' tales. Aside from that, the material is just rehashed work from others that came before him. Very little material that would be new for even an intermediate chef.

Also, he claims to not be a "nutritionist" several times to avoid making judgments about certain eating choices, yet has no problem defending refined sugars and grains, and spouting conventional wisdom about the detriments of saturated fats and red meat. As new studies reveal the connection between sugar and all types of diseases and health disorders and fat continues to be exonerated in study after study, this book will fall further into irrelevance like manuals on the flat earth or using leeches to treat disease.

  • A Patriot's History of the United States

  • By: Larry Schweikart, Michael Allen
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 50 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

Since the liberal revolution of the '60s and '70s, American history books have been biased toward the negative. They overemphasize America's racism, sexism, and bigotry while downplaying the greatness of her patriots. As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington, more on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II than on D-day or Iwo Jima. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America's true and proud history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • About What You Would Expect

  • By P. Metz on 05-06-12

About What You Would Expect

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

Reviewed: 05-06-12

What did you like best about A Patriot's History of the United States? What did you like least?

It was a refreshing departure from the "History" that is taught in colleges these days. It focuses less on racism, prejudice, and bigotry and more on politics, war, and the home. The obvious conservative bias makes it a little difficult to take seriously primarily due to the author's treatment of Clinton and George W Bush. Up until that point in the story, I was right with him in what seemed like a pretty fair assessment of major events in US history. The events of the recent past (with the exception of 9/11) don't seem as critical in the story of the country as other major past events, but one would not be able to make that determination based on the relative amount of time spent by the author in recounting this period.

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

This volume contains only stories you've heard before... occasionally with some new insight, but basically the same stuff you learned as an elementary and junior high schooler. Weren't there any unsung heroes in American History that aren't household names?

Which scene was your favorite?

The depictions of the Civil War and the New Deal provided insights and opinions that I had never heard before.

Was A Patriot's History of the United States worth the listening time?

It was quite long... but I spend a lot of time in the car. I wanted a start-to-finish history of the United States, and that's what I got. This can't be done in a shorter time period and still be worth listening to.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this for the younger generation who probably hasn't heard some of these stories due to the changing curriculum in primary schools and to anyone who is tired of hearing that American is history is simply a story of racial bigotry and hatred.

19 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Mindsight

  • The New Science of Personal Transformation
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198

From everyday stress to severe trauma, many obstacles to a full life can be overcome by developing what Dr. Daniel J. Siegel calls "mindsight," our ability to perceive the mind and literally redirect the flow of energy and information within our brains. Through this powerful capacity for insight and empathy, we can "rewire" crucial connections, create dynamic linkages, and open ourselves to relationships in a new way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK!

  • By Annie M. on 02-24-10

Lots of New Insight!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-12

What did you love best about Mindsight?

The format of the book was wonderful. The first part is an explanation of the science and theory behind the author's work and the second part was a collection of individual case studies that related each of the topics presented in the first half to real-world scenarios.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mindsight?

I remember hearing the second real-life story from the second part of the book and thinking, "oh my, that's me." I was driving at the time and had to pull over to take a breather. It was a rush of sudden realization of what was likely holding me back in my life and relationships. Very eye-opening.

Any additional comments?

Along with a few other Audible titles, this work does a great job of combining cutting-edge science with real world examples, and spiritual/eastern thinking. This book is excellent if you are stuck in life and wanting to figure out why and where to go from here in order to progress.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful