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  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,551

The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Aidan Gillen needs to narrate more books

  • By Angelina PM on 04-14-15

Well read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-15

The book was well read.
The narrator was pleasant to listen to. The content of the book is well known so no surprises there.

  • Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

  • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: The Great Courses
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023

Understanding our humanity - the essence of who we are - is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science. Why do we have bad moods? Why are we capable of having such strange dreams? How can metaphors in our language hold such sway on our actions? As we learn more about the mechanisms of human behavior through evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, and other related fields, we're discovering just how intriguing the human species is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Human And Loving It!

  • By Gillian on 07-28-15

Interesting and inspiring

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

This book felt like being back at university sat there listening to a favorite teacher.
Being from an engineering background, I don't have much knowledge of neuroscience. The lectures were well delivered, I had no problem understanding the concepts being presented and found it incredibly interesting.

32 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • Know What Makes Them Tick

  • How to Successfully Negotiate Almost Any Situation
  • By: Max Siegel, G. F. Lichtenberg
  • Narrated by: Clifton Duncan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Max Siegel started with none of the obvious advantages, yet again and again he built mutually beneficial partnerships - with peers, mentors, supervisors, and industry leaders - that took him to the heights of professional and personal achievement. He's managed some of the world's top recording artists, ballplayers, and race-car drivers and helped run some of the top organizations in sports and entertainment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to listen to

  • By Starmoirai on 05-05-15

Easy to listen to

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

The narrator style works well with the book's material.
The story is told in a very approachable manner. Very easy to listen to.

  • The Art of Manipulation

  • How to Get Anybody to Do What You Want
  • By: Omar Johnson
  • Narrated by: Phillip Hubler
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 41

We have all used forms of manipulation in our lifetime. For example, a child manipulating a parent by crying incessantly when that parent balks at the idea of buying them the latest toy, crying to the point where that parent just eventually wears down and gives in or altering our appearance with the intention of getting a specific reaction or getting others to perceive us in a certain way. We all have engaged in the art of manipulation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not impressed…

  • By Stephen on 10-24-15

The Narrator was terrible

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

Reviewed: 12-24-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who have had no western social interaction. Ever.

What was most disappointing about Omar Johnson’s story?

The material was very uninspired. The author makes vast generalisations based on western psychology cliches.

What didn’t you like about Phillip Hubler’s performance?

Monotoned and no punctuation was observed. The narrator was in such a hurry to get through the material, there was no pause to acknowledge the end of chapter nor the title of the following chapter.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Utter disappointment.

Any additional comments?

The best way I can describe it - This book sounded like an auctioneer was trying to sell a car.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful