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  • Predictably Irrational

  • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,884

In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched, well written, & well read

  • By Stephen on 03-18-08

Great perspective, similar to Freakonomics

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

If you could sum up Predictably Irrational in three words, what would they be?

Love having another perspective to turn common sense on its head. Any business person should listen to this and remind themselves how there are so many other drivers impacting consumer behavior - great listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Instant Humor: How to Be Funny Instantly!

  • INSTANT Series
  • By: The INSTANT-Series
  • Narrated by: The INSTANT-Series
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 17

So you want to be funny...or funnier?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Major disappointment

  • By Kookla Girl on 04-25-18

very short - but very cheap

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

Would you try another book from The INSTANT-Series and/or The INSTANT-Series?

Good quick tips and a very quick 40 min listen to remind yourself how to be better interactive with folks in your network and more memorable in group situations.

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,686

Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Brilliance

  • By Vanessa on 02-08-07

It's a classic pop-psychology read

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

Where does The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a great book - key to better understanding all relationships and really great for considering your own spousal relationship. Very applicable and good real-life examples. Hearing from the author himself lends an element of credibility to it all.

  • Chatter

  • Small Talk, Charisma, and How to Talk to Anyone, The People Skills & Communication Skills You Need to Win Friends and Get Jobs
  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Reloj
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 170

Chatter will show you step by step how to become the person who can build intimate rapport with anyone they meet, expertly work a room, win instant friends, and project a winning image that people will flock to. This isn’t a book of one-liner conversation topics and generic "you can do it" tips that other books would have you believe will make you successful. Through my 20 Chatter principles, you will learn to master skills that will make you shine in everyday interactions.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The author gives types to sound like a douche bag

  • By K. Rose on 01-11-17
  • Chatter
  • Small Talk, Charisma, and How to Talk to Anyone, The People Skills & Communication Skills You Need to Win Friends and Get Jobs
  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Reloj

Short and to the point

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Good tips in this listen. Nothing but solid self-help here, but worth a quick listen.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Road to Character

  • By: David Brooks
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, David Brooks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,811

With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous best sellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The Social Animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rich, textured stories

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-15

Very heady stuff and great historic perspective

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

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

I wouldn't call it "easy listening" but it is highly educational. I learned a lot about important historical figures. LOVED the narrator. Very thought-provoking.

  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,519

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not funny, boring and could not wait for it to end

  • By Robert on 08-10-11

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

Tina Fey is great. Hearing her stories is fun and provides easy listening that helps keep me feeling light hearted while sitting in miserable traffic.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,221

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good enough to speed through, not enough to rave

  • By JD on 12-02-14

Hands down my fave audio book to date

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Yes Please to be better than the print version?

Amazing to hear Amy tell us her story. It felt interactive like she was sitting next to you talking over coffee. I liked it better than Tina Fey's Bossy Pants.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Social Wealth

  • How to Build Extraordinary Relationships by Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network
  • By: Jason Treu
  • Narrated by: Anne Marie Silvey
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Everything we create in life is with or through other people. No one does it alone.We value our experiences and relationships with other people above everything else. So settling for less than you deserve. Your legacy comes down to becoming rich in all your relationships. Relationships are our true "wealth" and currency in life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good tips, already inspired me to act

  • By Eli on 03-09-17

Common sense stuff with a lot of author plugs

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

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

I was hoping for something a little more philosophical and not so "self-helpy" - this did not meet my expectations but had good common sense techniques and ideas.

Has Social Wealth turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes.