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  • Naked Money

  • A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters
  • By: Charles Wheelan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

Consider the $20 bill. It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth $20? In the third volume of his best-selling Naked series, Charles Wheelan uses this seemingly simple question to open the door to the surprisingly colorful world of money and banking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, Witty, Easy to Understand, & Well Read!

  • By Ken Beller on 04-30-16

Now I understand how money works

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

Excellent audio with perfect narration.
I have listened to a number of books talk about money, however this one seemed to cover a lot of ground in an engaging way.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

  • The Forgotten War That Changed American History
  • By: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Brian Kilmeade
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784

When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting history - terrible narrator

  • By School Nurse Cindy on 12-08-15

Narrator so bad stopped listening to it

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

I listen to over 50 audio's a year and this was the worst audio reading of book ever.
There was emphasis at the end of almost every sentence.
Not sure if story was good or not because it gave me such a headache I stop listening to it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dreamland

  • The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
  • By: Sam Quinones
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,355

In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America - addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Truth Finally Told

  • By Perkyanne on 04-09-16

Great audio, repetition brought down rating

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

Reviewed: 11-30-15

Great eye opening, compelling story worth reading. It could easily have been a 5 star if 1/4 of the repeated material was removed. The repetition caused confusion and made the story drag in parts.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • In the Plex

  • How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
  • By: Steven Levy
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,859

Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, I get Google

  • By Gwozdz on 09-13-11

Audio delivers on its pubishers summary

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

Reviewed: 11-13-14

Excellent audio that held my attention the whole way through. I liked that it was not a puff piece and got a true look from a business perspective at where Google started and what they have succeeded and failed at.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Singularity Is Near

  • When Humans Transcend Biology
  • By: Ray Kurzweil
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 24 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,120

For over three decades, the great inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone, but was for me.

  • By Gary on 05-21-12

Mind blowing ideas and the narration was fine

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

Reviewed: 12-31-13

Audio was very long (24hr) , he seemed overly optimistic about his predictions and there were parts where this dragged on.
That said I gave this a 5 because of the many new ideas he exposed me to.
Ideas that change the way I will look at life.
I also liked the way he backed up his ideas.
I was nervous of the narration due to the reviews, but found it was not an issue for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Power Questions

  • Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others
  • By: Andrew Sobel, Jerold Panas
  • Narrated by: Andrew Sobel, Jerold Panas
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 340

Skillfully redefine problems. Make an immediate connection with anyone. Rapidly determine if a client is ready to buy. Access the deepest dreams of others. Power Questions sets out a series of strategic questions that will help you win new business and dramatically deepen your professional and personal relationships. The book showcases 35 riveting, real conversations with CEOs, billionaires, clients, colleagues, and friends. Each story illustrates the extraordinary power and impact of a thought-provoking, incisive power question.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but performance is lacking.

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-14-13

Excellent Audio on Questions

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

Reviewed: 06-17-13

I was already sold on the importance of questions before listening to this audio. While there were some great new questions, it was more the way he presented them that gave me a different angle and made them sink in a little deeper. Highly recommended.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Meatier Marketing Copy

  • Insights on Copywriting That Generates Leads and Sparks Sales
  • By: Marcia Yudkin
  • Narrated by: Marcia Yudkin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Unleash the power of words to sell.It's easier to attract potential customers and persuade them to buy when you understand your audience and respect the nuances of language. Discover how to select tone, details, imagery, numbers, facts, verb tenses, punctuation, pronouns and more to create rapport and inspire an opt-in, an inquiry or a sale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most useful book I have ever read/heard.

  • By Ronald D Cook on 01-06-12

Packed with Copywriting ideas

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

Reviewed: 06-08-13

Short packed with solid information about copywriting. I will be listening to this one again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Five Elements of Effective Thinking

  • By: Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,110

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren't a special breed--they just use their minds differently.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be Prerequisite for College!!!

  • By R. Lewis on 07-03-14

Delivers on its Title

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

Reviewed: 06-08-13

Excellent audio, short and packed with actionable ways to think differently. I will listen to this one again.

44 of 51 people found this review helpful

  • Decisive

  • How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963

In Decisive, the Heaths, based on an exhaustive study of the decision-making literature, introduce a four-step process designed to counteract these biases. Written in an engaging and compulsively listenable style, Decisive takes readers on an unforgettable journey, from a rock star’s ingenious decision-making trick to a CEO’s disastrous acquisition, to a single question that can often resolve thorny personal decisions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Wothwhile Advice - get you WRAP on

  • By GH on 03-27-13

One of the top audio's I have heard this year!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-13

One of the top audio's I have heard this year. So many great actionable advice on decision making provided in an engaging format. While it is hard to remember all of them you don't have to. They have the main points summarized on-line for those who purchase their audio. While I have heard bits and pieces of many of these ideas in other audio books this one brought the best ones together and was able to expand on them. If you enjoyed their previous work (Made to Stick or Switch) then you will not be disappointed by Decisive. Unlike many other authors each book is very different and they do not repeat themselves.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Spy the Lie

  • Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception
  • By: Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, and others
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681

Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences. As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world’s best at recognizing deceptive behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, with one disappointment

  • By Kim on 08-07-12

Learn some tells to lies& ways of asking questions

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

Reviewed: 11-24-12

Offers some great tells when someone maybe lying as well as some insights into effective ways of asking questions. It is short with some good stories. Forbes has a good review.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful