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F. J. Deyeso

New York, NY
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  • The Courage to Teach

  • Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
  • By: Parker J. Palmer
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

This book builds on a simple premise: good teaching cannot be reduced to technique but is rooted in the identity and integrity of the teacher. Good teaching takes myriad forms but good teachers share one trait: they are authentically present in the classroom, in community with their students and their subject. They possess "a capacity for connectedness" and are able to weave a complex web of connections between themselves, their subjects, and their students, helping their students weave a world for themselves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great content. Annoying performance

  • By M. Meyers on 10-12-13

Great read for anybody who teaches

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

By teaches I mean any time of knowledge transfer. Advisers, educators, or instructors at any level. If you are not in formal academia, the last chapters about reform may not be as relevant, but the early chapters are a must

Improve your communication, and increase your students retention and engagement. Not about technique, but about true learning/teaching relationship

  • Elements of Poker

  • By: Tommy Angelo
  • Narrated by: Tommy Angelo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Beyond statistics, beyond whether to raise, call, or fold, Elements of Poker reveals a new world of profitability for your bankroll and your life. You know tilt costs you money, but do you know how to make it go away? You know position is important, but do you really know how to profit from that knowledge? Elements of Poker is the distilled wisdom of a master. Published in 2007, this book is praised by poker pros worldwide as a timeless classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great version of a great book!

  • By Brian Angelo on 11-06-17

No matter your poker level

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

No matter your poker level, you will gain something from this audio book. Well read, in a vary easy style. Worth your time

  • Dangerous Odds: My Secret Life Inside an Illegal Billion Dollar Sports Betting Operation

  • By: Marisa Lankester
  • Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Dangerous Odds - a true crime thriller memoir - is the explosive, never-been-told, behind-the-scenes look into the world of illegal sports betting, revealed by an insider. Marisa Lankester, a young beauty with a privileged New York upbringing, stumbles into the back door of the largest illegal sports betting organization in the US, run by Ron (The Cigar) Sacco. Marisa, a thrill-seeker, maneuvers herself into this mob-run men-only bookmaking operation and becomes a trusted insider.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating story

  • By Chillwx on 07-02-18

Inside in a different way

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

This story does not focus on the day to day operation of a sports book. Its not a how-to. This inside look, deals with the personal side of running an illegal sports book in the late 80s to mid 90s. Interesting from that perspective, more like a dated history.

  • Poker Brat

  • Phil Hellmuth's Autobiography
  • By: Phil Hellmuth
  • Narrated by: Phil Hellmuth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

If you know Phil Hellmuth then you either love him or hate him! His rants, tirades, and lines like "I can dodge bullets, baby" and "If it weren't for luck, I'd win them all" are epic and have earned him the nickname "Poker Brat." However, whether you love him or hate him, he is undoubtedly the greatest poker player of our time. Phil is a global poker icon who holds every record at the World Series of Poker, including an extraordinary 14 world championships.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • "Perfectly Ethical".....what a joke!

  • By Pete on 12-25-17

interesting... BUT

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

I like poker, and have respect for Phil. His life story, especially the early years are interesting. I wish there was more depth into what was going on mentally during his tournament runs, and how he preps, and how a big time poker player financially handles the swings. Still worth the read/listen. Warning, towards the end, alot of names and products and whatnot, that aside, still entertaining.

Would have loved his wife's counterpoint to some of the events. Would have been a great touch.

  • The Disaster Artist

  • My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
  • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
  • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,419

Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau's scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, "I have to do a scene with this guy." That impulse changed both of their lives. The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero's laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make "the Citizen Kane of bad movies" ( Entertainment Weekly), which is now an international phenomenon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Have to Listen to This Book!

  • By Henry Strickler on 08-28-14

A MUST for fans of The Room

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

I have seen the new movie, and I can say, while the movie "The Disaster Artist" is entertaining. The Audiobook/book is better. I only wish, there was an epilogue, what they did from 2003 onward.


  • Sharp Objects

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,563

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

Not as good as Gone Girl

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-17

Some say this story has a twist, like Gone Girl. I didn't find this story to be that "twisty" or even that clever. The author does do a great job of bring complex characters to life, which makes the story interesting, but the lack of story disappoints

  • One of a Kind

  • The Story of Stuey 'The Kid' Ungar, the World's Greatest Poker Player
  • By: Nolan Dalla, Peter Alson
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Stuey Ungar dropped out of high school to become an underground card-table sensation, eventually taking out every top gin-rummy player on the east coast. Bankrolled by the Genovese crime family, Ungar went on to win the World Series of Poker a record three times. Then his luck began to run out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly One Of A Kind...

  • By Kasper on 06-16-09

A story of great success and great tragedy

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

Great great highs followed by even lower lows. An old soul with great abilities and a craving for constant action. Worth reading if you are a fan of poker stories, but not a poker instruction book

  • Molly's Game

  • From Hollywood’s Elite, to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker
  • By: Molly Bloom
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819

In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twenty something petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood had ever seen - she was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play. Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. Molly's game became the game for those in the know - celebrities, business moguls, and millionaires.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great until it’s Not

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-27-18

An interesting tale from a time gone by

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

What did you love best about Molly's Game?

I liked the tale that she told. Spoke of a different time, and a different place than today. The Financial Crisis, while not mentioned directly, was a small part of her undoing. This is also a cautionary tale, Molly was smart and hard working, but she didn't really know what she wanted, or where she was going. Everything ends, if you do not know where, then someone else will decide your fate.

  • You Have the Right to Remain Innocent

  • By: James Duane
  • Narrated by: James Duane
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

Law professor James J. Duane became a viral sensation thanks to a 2008 lecture outlining the reasons why you should never agree to answer questions from the police - especially if you are innocent and wish to stay out of trouble with the law. In this timely, relevant, and pragmatic new book, he expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen's constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good to know and remember

  • By Marie on 11-04-16

More than solid advice, but...

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

What did you love best about You Have the Right to Remain Innocent?

The story and advice are great, but best watched on the YouTube feed. I think the whole thing is 1 hour. Nothing wrong with the context, but is voice on the audible, just seems robotic. This format just doesn't work for him. The live audience is better for him and the telling of this material

  • The Perfect Range

  • By: Tyler Nals
  • Narrated by: Adam Schulmerich
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Want to make more money playing poker? Only 10% of poker players are profitable, but the solution is easier than you think. One of the most important and overlooked aspects of the game is your range. This pertains to what hands you will and will not play. Of course, everyone will play AA, KK, QQ, and AK, but how far should that range stretch?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My GoTo Book!

  • By Antjuan on 10-14-18

Solid ABC Donkey advice, BUT....

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not really! The advice was solid, for low-limit games, which is the audience, some of his stories focused on juvenile humor and cussing, while I have no issue with swear words, seemed pointless.

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

More about how he determined the range and playing ABC style poker. Stories make me think this guy is flippant, a jerk and not someone I would want to enrich his pockets by buying his products.

Do you think The Perfect Range needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I think it needed follow-up work as far as how thing range was selected, more on the rationale for this theory, and less on stories about rest stops and various bathroom incidents