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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Spanish, Level 2 audiobook cover art
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Spanish, Level 2

  • By: Linguistics Team
  • Narrated by: Linguistics Team
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

You're no idiot, of course. Neither is the team of memory and linguistics experts who have designed the world's most effective foreign language self-study course. International travelers, students, and business people can now learn to converse in a new language in less than half the time they expect.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile, but not easy.

  • By Russell on 11-11-05

Practice for your tongue and ear

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-09

I took Spanish in college, but to really get your brain around a language you need practice. The format they use is really great--a few words to start, with increasing complexity. The speed is about right, too. I think the bad reviews here are from folks who think they can pick up a program and magically absorb the ability to speak another language. Wrong. It's work, and you need to put some effort behind it.

Like I said, I think it is a great program, and it is giving me lots of practice and useful vocabulary.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Self-Coaching

  • The Five Essential Steps to Creating the Life You Want
  • By: Joseph J. Luciani Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Joseph J. Luciani Ph.D.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Nobody is born insecure, angry, bored, or depressed. The fact is, happiness is our natural state and, as psychologist Dr. Joseph J. Luciani explains in this warm, witty, and empowering guide, chronic unhappiness is just a bad habit, a habit that can be broken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Have an opend mind when listening to this...

  • By Jimyster on 12-10-05

terrible terrible terrible

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-05

I buy the concept of self-coaching, that's why I bought the book. 40 minutes into the program he is still trying to sell me the book. Irritating. He really likes himself, and spends a lot of time telling you how much everybody else likes him.

If he were to revise the book, it would be better if he cut the first bunch of positive subliminal suggestion that his book is the best thing that's ever happened to you and gets right to the self coaching nuts and bolts.

Obviously, I was disappointed.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

Animals in Translation audiobook cover art
  • Animals in Translation

  • Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
  • By: Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

How is Animals in Translation different from every other animal book ever published? Animals in Translation is like no other animal book because of Temple Grandin. As an animal scientist and a person with autism, her professional training and personal history have created a perspective like no other thinker in the field, and this is her exciting, groundbreaking view of the intersection of autism and animal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perhaps the best non-fiction book on Audible yet!

  • By James on 02-27-05

Best book I've heard on Audible

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-05

Do yourself a favor, hear this book.

I don't know what the guy who didn't like the narrator was talking about, I think she's doing a great job and her interpretation is fabulous. Granted, I have paused the book, done other things and come back to it, but I would not have enjoyed it nearly as much without her delivery.

If you have a problem accepting evolution, well, that is really a shame, and you won't like the book because you don't have the intellect and imagination to appreciate it. Personally, I think God loves this book too!! :O)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 1, Quantum Mechanics

  • By: Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrated by: Richard P. Feynman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

For more than 30 years, Richard P. Feynman's three-volume Lectures on Physics has been known worldwide as the classic resource for students and professionals alike. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as Einstein's general relativity, superconductivity, and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great lectures, but given at the wrong order

  • By Salvador E. Calderon on 04-04-10

Finally!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-05

I've been waiting forever for Audible to list Feynman's lectures. He was an incredible talent. I'm anxious for Audible to start carrying all 20 volumes. In fact, I was thinking about cancelling my membership, but now that I can start getting these physics lectures I want to stay on!! :o) *Science Rocks!!*

29 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • 100 Ways to Motivate Others

  • How Great Leaders Can Produce Insane Results
  • By: Steve Chandler, Scott Richardson
  • Narrated by: Steve Chandler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

100 Ways to Motivate Others is the culmination of many years of successful leadership coaching and training by best-selling author Steve Chandler and attorney Scott Richardson, and the natural follow-up to Steve's previous best sellers, including 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself. Chandler and Richardson have crafted a vital, user-friendly, inspirational guide for executives, managers, and professionals...and those aspiring to reach their level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can't Manage - you must Lead

  • By Arthur Held on 04-23-05

Always good sense

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-05

Steve Chandler does a good job of looking at attitudes, and reframing bad attitudes with useful ones so that the effort a person puts into something is productive. My only complaint about Mr. Chandler is that when is mimicing a person who is using faulty reasoning the tone he uses is both unbelievably irritating and at the same time condescending. He feels some of these people are whining, and they are, but ack. It's bad enough when people whine, but simultaneous whining and sneering is really hard to listen to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful