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  • Fool's Quest

  • Book II of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,822
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613

The harrowing adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer and his enigmatic friend, the Fool, continue in Robin Hobb's triumphant follow-up to Fool's Assassin. But Fool's Quest is more than just a sequel. With the artistry and imagination her fans have come to expect, Hobb builds masterfully on all that has gone before, revealing devastating secrets and shocking conspiracies that cast a dark shadow over the history of Fitz and his world - a shadow that now stretches to darken all future hope.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's with the Fool's weird accent?

  • By M. Casale on 08-11-15

Excellent Adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-28-16

Robin Hobb's Fitz books don't disappoint. The characters are well drawn and interesting. The action goes in unexpected directions. I just wish there were not several more years before the next book in the series.

This book is most appropriate for mature audiences.

  • Spark

  • The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
  • By: John J. Ratey
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458

Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scientific and motivational

  • By Roman on 12-17-09

Highly Motivating

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

Reviewed: 12-01-11

I have been looking for something more to help push me past my psychological barriers to exercise. This was just what I was looking for. The detailed explanations of exactly how exercise helps to promote healthy brain function has gotten me out the door and on the move far more effectively than anything else I had tried. As an educator, I also found it highly interesting and motivating.

  • Incognito

  • The Secret Lives of the Brain
  • By: David Eagleman
  • Narrated by: David Eagleman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307

In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries. Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Take....

  • By Douglas on 10-30-13

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 11-06-11

As an educator, I found this book fascinating. It definitely helped expand my understanding of how the brain works. I am especially interested in David Eagleman's idea of the "prefrontal workout" and how that could be translated into education.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Man Whisperer

  • By: Rick Johnson
  • Narrated by: Rick Johnson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

A man whisperer is a woman who can use her subtle powers of persuasion to help her man become his very best. With humor and plainspoken common sense, Johnson helps women deal creatively with those annoying little habits while focusing on building his strong points. He also shows women why some tactics just don't work. Any woman who wants her marriage to be stronger will benefit from this enlightening book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Communication

  • By Manmohan on 01-25-10

Good Information

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-10

There is good information in this book--especially for someone who has never done any study into the distinctions between men and women. There is a decidedly Christian bent to the message, but it does not detract from the author's message even if you have different beliefs.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Switch

  • How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
  • By: Dan Heath, Chip Heath
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,794

In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even Better Than Made to Stick

  • By Jeremy on 02-24-10

Excellent Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-10

I loved this book! It is excellent for anyone who is up to changing their own life or is responsible for change in an organization. It definately gave me much that I will use in my quest to provide quality education to children. I've already used many of the suggestions in my own life.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful