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  • Whistling Vivaldi

  • How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do
  • By: Claude M. Steele
  • Narrated by: DeMario Clarke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Miranda Legg on 06-11-16

Social Psychological Look at Stereotype Threat

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This book is an excellent look at stereotype threat - the awareness (subconscious and conscious) that we may be judged by stereotypes. Steele does an excellent job of pointing out how stereotypes influence all groups, and the physical and psychological measurable impacts that these stereotypes have on our daily lives.

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  • Forensics

  • What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646

The dead talk - to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crime Seen

  • By Mark on 09-02-16

Best Performance, Excellent Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-17

This book is written very well, giving a great history of the many sciences that have come together to solve crimes. But the performance is even better. The accents are simply amazing. Excellent performance.

  • Naked Statistics

  • Stripping the Dread from the Data
  • By: Charles Wheelan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,879

From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Basic, but very well explained

  • By Philo on 05-17-13

Recommend for any stats students

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-16

Excellent introduction to statistics. Begins with stories and entertainment and slowly transitions to a full fledged stats text with the reader hardly even noticing.

  • Chasing Shadows

  • Sekret Machines Series, Book 1
  • By: Tom DeLonge, A. J. Hartley
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634

The witnesses are legion, scattered across the world and dotted through history, people who looked up and saw something impossible lighting up the night sky. What those objects were, where they came from, and who - or what - might be inside them is the subject of fierce debate and equally fierce mockery, so that most who glimpsed them came to wish they hadn't. Most, but not everyone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brings it ALL together.

  • By Matthew on 02-07-17

Favorite book of 2016

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-16

This is by far the best book I read all year. Extremely engaging stories that intertwined flawlesly just like the fiction and fact in the book

  • The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

  • How to Get Big Things Done in Your "Workshop"...All Year Long
  • By: Eric Harvey
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

Need a role model for effective leadership? Try Santa Claus! Imagine the endless challenges that running his operation poses. There's juggling employees, equipment, facilities, resources, production, letter reading, scheduling, the big delivery, keeping everyone jolly - and the list goes on. It's mind boggling! How does he do it all? What are his secrets to success?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Bedtime Story for Everyone

  • By Empress Karen on 12-06-16

can't complain

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

would rate it lower but honestly it is everything it should be. silly business advice from the man in red.