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  • Got to Give the People What They Want

  • True Stories and Flagrant Opinions from Center Court
  • By: Jalen Rose
  • Narrated by: Jalen Rose
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

Jalen Rose has never been quiet. Not as a kid growing up in Detroit in the '70s and '80s. Not as the brash, trash-talking leader of the legendary "Fab Five" at the University of Michigan. Not as the player under the stewardship of Hall of Famers Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas, and others throughout his 13-year NBA career. And certainly not as a commentator and analyst on ABC/ESPN and Grantland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book - a MUST download / read

  • By Terry on 10-08-15

Best book ever written

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Where does Got to Give the People What They Want rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've been a member of audible for 7+ years and have 300+ booksThis is the best - couldn't stop listening to it!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jalen is a great author and I hope he writes more books - maybe he has already

What about Jalen Rose’s performance did you like?

He's not your typical professional athlete

  • Raising Human Beings

  • Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child
  • By: Ross W. Greene
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

In Raising Human Beings, the renowned child psychologist and New York Times best-selling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great parenting advice!

  • By J. Reece on 05-09-17

Excellent Book for Teachers

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

Any additional comments?

I am a K-12 School Counselor and this is the kind of book I'm looking for as I work with kids with behavioral issues such as anger and inability to socialize with other kids and adults (I'm talking about students not school administrators). I'm interested in books with real life scenarios and this is the best book I've found thus far. What books do you recommend?

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Life

  • By: Keith Richards, James Fox
  • Narrated by: Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,905

Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ins and outs

  • By Jesse on 11-07-10

This Could have been a Five Star Book

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

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

I listened for about an hour and had to finally turn it off and return it.

Would you recommend Life to your friends? Why or why not?

I would not recommend it.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I got tired of hearing the word "basically" over and over until I finally turned if off and returned the book.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Life?

This could have been a fantastic book - Keith Richards has had an incredible life!

Any additional comments?

Why don't book publishers have better control over the way books are written and edited?

  • Creating Magic

  • 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney
  • By: Lee Cockerell
  • Narrated by: Lee Cockerell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

The secret for creating magic in our careers, our organizations, and our lives is simple: outstanding leadership, the kind that inspires employees, delights customers, and achieves extraordinary business results. No one knows more about this kind of leadership than Lee Cockerell, the man who ran Walt Disney World Resort operations for over a decade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, simple, lessons on leadership

  • By Garrett on 10-16-10

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 11-28-12

What did you love best about Creating Magic?

Something that resonated with me was the author describing his interactions as a young & less experienced manager with his employees and several occasions in which the employees retaliated against him. His wife made a suggestion "maybe you need to change a little something"<br/

What was one of the most memorable moments of Creating Magic?

The author wrote a letter of commendation to an employee and sometime later happened to be in the employee's home for a dinner or gathering and he noticed the letter had been framed and place prominently on the wall - demonstrating the positive benefits of praise and how employees respond to recognition

  • Crucial Conversations

  • Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
  • By: Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and others
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 503

"Crucial" conversations are interpersonal exchanges at work or at home that we dread having but know we cannot avoid. How do you say what needs to be said while avoiding an argument with a boss, child, or relationship partner? Crucial Conversations offers readers a proven seven-point strategy for achieving their goals in all those emotionally, psychologically, or legally charged situations that can arise in their professional and personal lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great communication tools!

  • By F. Webster on 08-17-06

excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-12-12

Where does Crucial Conversations rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent - I own 100 + audio books - I recommend this book.

Any additional comments?

I have listened to this book multiple times and so I recommend it (as opposed to the audio books I could not listen to or "wade through" even one time, or the books I did listen one complete time, however, have no intention to ever listen to again)As far as subject matter, I'm interested in benefits from talking about and addressing issues at work and in our personal lives (rather than silence and avoidance) and this book is an excellent resource - as is the book Crucial Confrontations by the same author.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Other Kind of Smart

  • Simple Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Personal Effectiveness and Success
  • By: Harvey Deutschendorf
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Emotional intelligence (EI) has been called “advanced common sense” and is proven to be a far better predictor of success than IQ. And unlike cognitive function, your emotional capacities are flexible, adaptable, and highly expandable. Filled with inspir­ing stories from companies who have tapped into the power of EI, along with profiles of people facing real-world dilemmas and easy-to-implement action plans, The Other Kind of Smart opens your eyes to crucial, yet often ignored, life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By john on 05-21-12

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-12

Would you listen to The Other Kind of Smart again? Why?

I've listened several times and highly recommend this book. I have 60-70 audiobooks and listen everyday.

This is my favorite book on emotional intelligence.

Next favorite would be the 4-5 books written by Daniel Goleman.

Least favorite are these two books: Emotional Intelligence Quickbook and Emotional Intelligence 2.0.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • 18 Minutes

  • Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done
  • By: Peter Bregman
  • Narrated by: Peter Bregman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 303

Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review column (one of the most popular columns on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month), 18 Minutes clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items that are truly the top priorities in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent advise, thought provoking and very helpf

  • By Jeff on 06-18-12

just okay

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

Reviewed: 10-07-11

What did you like best about 18 Minutes? What did you like least?

I've listened to it once and enjoyed the new concepts I learned and was not familiar with

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I've grown tired of hearing the word

Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Bregman’s performances?

No probably not

Could you see 18 Minutes being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Don't see that happening

1 of 8 people found this review helpful