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  • Dying for a Paycheck

  • How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance and What We Can Do About It
  • By: Jeffrey Pfeffer
  • Narrated by: Pat Grimes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

You don't have to do a dangerous job to endure a health-destroying, possibly life-threatening workplace. Just ask the manager in a senior finance role whose immense workload required frequent all-nighters, leading to alcohol and drug addiction. Or the dedicated news media producer whose commitment to getting the story resulted in a 60-pound weight gain thanks to having no down time to eat properly or exercise. These individuals are not exceptions. Every industry is filled with them, and the costs, to both employees and their companies, is enormous.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Academic yet compelling

  • By Alexia I. Hudson on 01-17-19

Excellent presentation of a crucial problem

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Excellent presentation of a crucial problem. Anaysis is good, but propsed solutions could be stronger.

  • Don't Bite the Hook

  • Finding Freedom from Anger, Resentment, and Other Destructive Emotions
  • By: Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

Life has a way of provoking us with traffic jams and computer malfunctions, with emotionally distant partners and crying children - and before we know it, we're upset. We feel terrible, and then we end up saying and doing things that only make matters worse. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Pema Chödrön. It is possible to relate constructively to the inevitable shocks, losses, and frustrations of life so that we can find true happiness. The key, Pema explains, is not biting the "hook" of our habitual responses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always learning from Pema

  • By Kimm Harris on 05-23-18

Pema is great. Readings are a giant distraction.

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Pema is great the interposed readings are a giant distraction. Could not make it through the recording; but thankfully it skipped to the end.

  • The Jefferson Lies

  • Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson
  • By: David Barton
  • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

America, in so many ways, has forgotten: Its roots, its purpose, its identity - all have become shrouded behind a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation’s founding, and its founders, to fit within a misshapen modern mold. The time has come to remember again. In The Jefferson Lies, prominent historian David Barton sets out to correct the distorted image of once-beloved founding father Thomas Jefferson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Destroys the modernism revisionist dispersions

  • By Chris on 07-24-12

Terrible one-sided book that is not historical

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This is not history :-(

Unfortunately, I missed the negative reviews of the book.

Has The Jefferson Lies turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I like the other histories that I have bought from Audible.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No. Please provide a refund if possible.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Disrupted

  • My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble
  • By: Dan Lyons
  • Narrated by: Dan Lyons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663

For 25 years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession - until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't drink the Kool Aid

  • By Margaret on 07-03-16

Anazibg story and cationary tale for all

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

Dan"s book is an anazibg story and cationary tale for all about Silicon Valley and its future.