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  • Option B

  • Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,452

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void,'" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Books is ok but completely misadvertised

  • By Alex Carpenter on 10-08-17

A Psychiatric Book

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

What made the experience of listening to Option B the most enjoyable?

I was interested in the book more because I was curious about how Sandberg recovered from the pain of losing her beloved than searching for advice to overcome adversity in life. However, the book did provide useful suggestions or skills for the reader when life hit rocks. I like the idea that when we are in doubt about ourselves, we shall not expand the impact to everything. We shall try to write-down good things we did, happy moments of life, etc. We shall always see positive outside of anything happens to us. Positive anything is better than negative nothing. The book promoted a very positive attitude to life, though hard to maintain.

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

Personally, I would like Sandberg to share more stories about her life aftermath.

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

No. This book is better to be digested bit by bit than in one setting.

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,014

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

A guy who out-beat his odds

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

Where does Hillbilly Elegy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I like the modest tone the author gave to this book. The book explained why people lived in the rusted belt would suffer from poverty, as it is due to lack of vision and lack of education. The book is insightful. The author used his own experience to reveal the dark side in Hillbilly Family. The author is very true to himself. He expressed his feeling to family, his thanks to grandma and this pain to have a mom who couldn't keep her own words.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author himself and his grandma, who had the vision of getting an education.

Which scene was your favorite?

The author's grandma unofficially adopted the author so that he could stay at her home.

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

Yes

  • Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements

  • The Search for the Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage
  • By: Mary Buffett, David Clark
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

Mary Buffett and David Clark clearly outline Warren Buffett's strategies in a way that will appeal to newcomers and seasoned Buffettologists alike. Inspired by the seminal work of Buffett's mentor, Benjamin Graham ( The Interpretation of Financial Statements, 1937), this book presents Buffett's interpretation of financial statements with anecdotes and quotes from the master investor himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great basic walk-through

  • By Philo on 07-26-12

Basic accounting knowledge

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

Would you listen to Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements again? Why?

This book explained the captions in Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Statements of cash flows. It provides some basic understanding of those account captions and suggested ratios for investors to look at. It also provides the ideal ratios for a company to be considered to have a durable competitive advantage. However, for a person, who already has basic knowledge about financial statements, you will find yourself wasting time listening to this.

What did you like best about this story?

The book is kinda old and I found some stories were dated.

What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

She dictated the book very well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.

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