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  • Crucial Accountability

  • Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, 2nd Edition
  • By: Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron Switzler, and others
  • Narrated by: Kerry Patterson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

Hold anyone accountable. Master performance discussions. Get results. Broken promises, missed deadlines, poor behavior--they don't just make others' lives miserable; they can sap up to 50 percent of organizational performance and account for the vast majority of divorces. Crucial Accountability offers the tools for improving relationships in the workplace and in life and for resolving all these problems--permanently.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Understand Why People Violate Expecations

  • By Savanna on 08-11-15

Severely choppy audio

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Great content, awful audio. If they revise the audio book then it will be totally worth while.

  • The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Ambreen Razia
  • Narrated by: Ambreen Razia
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,693
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,455

You’ve heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl, but what about a Hounslow Girl? Definition of a Hounslow Girl: a young Muslim woman who wears hooped earrings with her headscarf and grapples with traditional values while hustling her way through urban London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is a bold and provocative one-person play, written and performed by Ambreen Razia. From the joys of traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, this is a comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age, told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim girl. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Standard coming of age with Islamic slant

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Meh. Couldn't get into it.

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

The narrator did a very realistic acting job. But that means this is basic an hour of panicky, angsty, ten dreams. I found it distractingly irritating to listen to and never got into the narrative.

So... Meh.

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,499

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1.5x pace

  • By Derek on 05-17-16

Modesty more useful than saying "concentration is important"

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

The book starts off strong with a description of the type of work that benefits from deep concentration, but becomes less convincing and less valuable as it goes on to explain how to change your workplace behavior. Then it totally jumps the shark with a chapter of hating on social media.

Read it for approximately the first 5 chapters, then put the rest of your time to better use.

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,511

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly on 03-04-17

A lame piece of literature that's kinda fun

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

It isn't so much a book as a rather one-dimensional thought experiment overlaid with a pretty thin plot. It's reasonable summer reading - but just barely.

  • The Big Burn

  • Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
  • By: Timothy Egan
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267

In The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with The Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America, a tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating history of early Forest Service

  • By P. Bergh on 11-11-09

Conservative history does not get any better than this

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I've been searching for informative and gauging books about the conservation movement and so far this stands high above everything else I've turned up.

  • Deep Survival

  • True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death
  • By: Laurence Gonzales
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

After her plane crashes, a 17-year-old girl spends 11 days walking through the Peruvian jungle. Against all odds, with no food, shelter, or equipment, she gets out. A better equipped group of adult survivors of the same crash sits down and dies. What makes the difference?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating 1st Half, Cynical 2nd Half.

  • By Alex Curtis on 07-05-14

Great resource for intermediate Adventurers

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

If you have even a modest amount of experience in adventuring or outdoor exploring, this book will explain and reinforce some of the things that you have experienced in tight moments.

In my opinion, the most valuable part of this book for most people will be the early chapters where the author explores reasons that people behave the way they do.

I've led a lot of outdoor youth programs in some remote areas and every time before I go out on a large venture or program now, I reread or listen to this book. The repetition and humility is very useful.

  • Domain Driven Design

  • How to Easily Implement Domain Driven Design - A Quick & Simple Guide
  • By: Jason Scotts
  • Narrated by: Chris Brinkley
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 32

I want to thank you for checking out the audiobook Domain Driven Design: How to Easily Implement Domain Driven Design - A Quick & Simple Guide. This book contains proven steps and strategies on how you can implement the domain-driven design approach in your projects to bring out better results. Through the domain-driven design approach, you and your project team will better understand the domain that you aim to serve and communicate in a common language that can ensure harmony and team work with your group.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Practically zero information value

  • By Peter on 07-21-16

No idea who would find this helpful...

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

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

Maybe as passing background for a student going into an OOP 101 class?

Any additional comments?

This book does nothing more that indicate that the author has a working knowledge of DDD - it does not provide the listener with any actionable information or impart a concise understanding of what DDD is. It does not explain how DDD might uniquely affect software development. It does not give examples of techniques for distributing DDD knowledge except to discourage UML diagrams and say that "pictures" and "documentation" can be useful.

This book is so general in it's description of DDD and discussion of software development strategies, that nobody in the industry will learn anything (much) new. It is so technical that nobody outside a the development world will get any value from it either.

Unfortunately I can't find any other DDD audio books so I spent the $2.75 or whatever. I didn't think I'd regret spending $3, but it turns out I'm wrong. Put your $3 towards a hardcopy of Eric Evans book.

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