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  • How to Talk to Anyone

  • 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
  • By: Leil Lowndes
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean, Leil Lowndes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,417
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,647
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,625

What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It could do with some editing

  • By Gudrun on 04-29-16

Uses very theoretical language

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Giving lots of examples, rather than speaking in theory.

Has How to Talk to Anyone turned you off from other books in this genre?

A little bit.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joyce Bean and Leil Lowndes ?

Groven Gardner

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

The idea is good and should be worked on.

  • No Good Men Among the Living

  • America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes
  • By: Anand Gopal
  • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America's war on terror. He follows a Taliban commander who rises from scrawny teenager to leading insurgent, a U.S.-backed warlord who uses the American military to gain personal wealth and power, and a village housewife trapped between the two sides who discovers the devastating cost of neutrality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great job of reporting!

  • By L. Maranto on 06-23-15

awesome story about a peculiar country. very well

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

very well documented account of the middle east. loved this book. will read again. h

  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb

  • 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Richard Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 37 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642

Here for the first time, in rich human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan. Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly - or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than 25 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow... Grade A+ ... Exceptional.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-16

Good book, but unorganized.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

Any additional comments?

The book is very good, however it is also unorganized. The book keeps jumping from subject to subject in the course of a couple minutes. The chapters are not organized by content, but by random story telling. One chapter is about Einstein, the next is about the holocaust, the one after that is about a different scientist.

Compare this book to Rise and fall of the third reich, which is organized. Every part has a topic, which is divided into further topics, then sub-topics. The book is very easy to navigate despite the complex nature of the subject that it is explaining.

This book is important and talks about the politics, science, and history, which is why I'm not returning it. I have to read this book several times before actually understanding what is being talked about.

  • Destiny Disrupted

  • A History of the World through Islamic Eyes
  • By: Tamim Ansary
  • Narrated by: Tamim Ansary
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184

Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other. As Europeans colonized the globe, the two world histories intersected and the Western narrative drove the other one under. The West hardly noticed, but the Islamic world found the encounter profoundly disrupting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Explains the clash between Islam and the West

  • By Blake on 03-26-10

Exceptional in every way

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

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

informative, correct, and easy to understand.

What did you like best about this story?

It was simple, informative, and accurate.

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

Too long to do so.

Any additional comments?

One of the best history books on any topic.

  • Breaking the Cycle

  • Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame
  • By: George Collins MA, Andrew Adleman MA
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Anyone who has struggled with sex addiction knows that living with constant sexual compulsions can be extremely difficult. But summoning the courage to find help for this condition can be even more of a challenge. If addictions to pornography, strip clubs, massage parlors, prostitutes, phone sex, or chat rooms have made you feel trapped, this book can help you find a way to break free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect book for this

  • By theoriginalsubguy on 11-18-15

This book HELPS

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

Any additional comments?

This book deserves 10/10. Listening to it consistently has cleansed my mind of sexual thoughts. It's given me a healthier mind. When I stop listening to this book for a week, I end up relapsing, but then I start listening at least an hour a day again, and I no longer feel like I'm a slave of my sexual desires.

I struggle with depression, so masturbation offers a temporary way to relieve stress, and gain pleasure, but it's bad long-term. Thank God for this book.

The road to recovery is long, and steep, but this book functions as a rope that keeps you from falling back down.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Sealed Nectar

  • Biography of Prophet Muhammad
  • By: Darussalam Publishers, Safiur Rahman Al Mubarakpuri
  • Narrated by: Bilal Abdul Kareem
  • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him, are severe against the disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (fore heads) from the traces of prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurah (Torah).

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audio Damaged

  • By eric on 04-17-18

Great

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

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

It is top 5

What did you like best about this story?

It was well told, and organized. The audio was good.

Which character – as performed by Bilal Abdul Kareem – was your favorite?

I don't know.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Make It Stick

  • The Science of Successful Learning
  • By: Peter C. Brown
  • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,908

To most of us, learning something 'the hard way' implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head and will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW HOW TO LEARN

  • By ANDRÉ on 11-22-14

Self-Testing + Studying with Intervals

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

Reviewed: 01-01-17

What did you love best about Make It Stick?

The book had 2 main ideas. Self-testing and studying in intervals is good. Beyond this, it was mostly just scientific studies, and personal stories supporting this point.

The most substantive part of the book was the final chapter, if only the entire book had been that good!

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Self-Testing + Intervals between studying is good for learning.

  • The Wisdom of Success

  • The Philosophy of Achievement by Andrew Carnegie & Napoleon Hill
  • By: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Greg Eschmeyer, Dude Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 439

This is the original interview between Andrew Carnegie and Napoleon Hill. Hill used this interview as the basis of his world famous book Think & Grow Rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audiobook so far

  • By C. Drogaris on 12-13-16

very exceptional self improvement book

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

one of the best, most insightful book on self improvement you will ever listen to.