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  • "They Say / I Say"

  • The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
  • By: Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein
  • Narrated by: Cyndee Maxwell, Tony Craine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

"They Say / I Say" identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. And, because these moves are central across all disciplines, the audiobook includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social sciences, and - new to this edition - writing about literature.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book needs a "companion", please.

  • By Gina M. on 09-08-14

Hard to Listen to....

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

Reviewed: 08-16-15

Would you listen to "They Say / I Say" again? Why?

This book was probably better in print, but the framework is a good model for teaching young students how to write more effectively. The audiobook was hard to track and difficult to follow their writing samples and examples.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Players First

  • Coaching from the Inside Out
  • By: John Calipari, Michael Sokolove
  • Narrated by: Chuck Montgomery
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

In Players First, John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball's most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about leadership, character, and the path to personal and collective victory. At its core, Calipari's coaching philosophy centers on keeping his focus on the players - what they need to get the best out of themselves and one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IU alum and fan...now loves Calipari

  • By Stephen S. on 04-16-14

A Calipari Convert....

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

Reviewed: 08-16-15

What did you love best about Players First?

I was never a fan of Coach Cal, in fact, I dispised him. HOWEVER, after listening to this book I am a convert. He talks about past and current players, gives great perspectives on teaching and coaching young men, and offers opinions on NCAA policies. I am now actually a fan of Coach Cal. Surprised to hear myself say that.

  • Beyond Basketball

  • Coach K's Keywords for Success
  • By: Mike Krzyzewski, Jamie K. Spatola
  • Narrated by: Mike Krzyzewski
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

For Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke University men's basketball team, certain words have special importance and force. Coach K uses them every day to energize, motivate, and teach his players how to be winners on the court and in every aspect of their lives. Now, in Beyond Basketball, he offers 40 short, hard-hitting audio essays that will educate and inspire. Each is centered on an important keyword and illustrated with anecdotes from his personal experiences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little disjointed

  • By Cathy Morison on 11-22-11

Yikes.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-15

What would have made Beyond Basketball better?

A little boring. It seemed like a series of buzzwords strung together with dry commentary following each of them. I am a fan of self-improvement books, especially those by coaches and sports figures. I could not finish this one.

  • How the World Sees You

  • Discover Your Highest Value through the Science of Fascination
  • By: Sally Hogshead
  • Narrated by: Sally Hogshead, Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

In How the World Sees You, author and personal branding expert Sally Hogshead applies the principles of fascination triggers to understanding "personality brands" - how individuals use different triggers to influence, persuade, and captivate others. You already know how you see yourself and the world. But how does the world see you? If you want to be heard and remembered, if you want people to take action on your ideas and opinions, then you need to get the full picture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authors Should Always Read Their Own Books

  • By Lotra on 07-08-14

Very interesting!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-15

Would you listen to How the World Sees You again? Why?

I have used this when managing students and coworkers. We use this framework for our annual evaluations.

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  • Quiet Strength

  • The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life
  • By: Tony Dungy, Nathan Whitaker
  • Narrated by: Tony Dungy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach. How is it possible for anyone to be successful without compromising faith and family? In this inspiring and reflective memoir, Coach Dungy tells the story of a life lived for God and family - and challenges us all to redefine our ideas of what it means to succeed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a man

  • By Marsh Buice on 09-23-07

Nice Job Tony.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-15

What made the experience of listening to Quiet Strength the most enjoyable?

It was exactly what I thought it would be. I have enjoyed listening to Tony Dungy on ESPN and watching him coach through out the years. This book felt like I sat down and had a Sunday morning cup of coffee with him.

Any additional comments?

If you have listened to him talk, it takes a lot to get him excited. The book is read by coach Dungy, which means that it maintains the same soft-spoken tone from start to finish. If you listen to it for a long time, your attention will wander if you are not careful.

  • Natural Born Heroes

  • How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628

After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A solid follow-up

  • By tony liebetrau on 06-14-15

Where is this going?

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

Reviewed: 08-16-15

What disappointed you about Natural Born Heroes?

Loved Born to Run, so maybe I was hoping for a second coming of the barefoot runner's manifesto, but this book dragged on and on with no destination in sight. Loved his first book, but couldn't catch lightening in a bottle twice.

Would you ever listen to anything by Christopher McDougall again?

Yes, of course. I would give him another try, but I could not finish this one.

  • You Herd Me!

  • I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will
  • By: Colin Cowherd
  • Narrated by: Colin Cowherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

In this age of billion dollar athletic marketing campaigns, “feel good” philosophy with no connection to reality, and a Sports Media echo chamber that’s all too eager swallow whatever idiotic notion happens to be in vogue at the moment, it’s tough to find people who aren’t afraid to say what they’re really thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, Repeats majority of themes from radio

  • By Troy on 01-20-14

Nice Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

I love The Herd on ESPN, so when I got the book I was hoping for more of the same. It was, and was everything else I hope for in a book by this guy...