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  • The Outsiders

  • Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
  • By: William N. Thorndike
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029

In The Outsiders, you'll learn the traits and methods striking for their consistency and relentless rationality that helped these unique leaders achieve such exceptional performance. Humble, unassuming, and often frugal, these "outsiders" shunned Wall Street and the press, and shied away from the hottest new management trends. Instead, they shared specific traits that put them and the companies they led on winning trajectories: a laser-sharp focus on per share value as opposed to earnings or sales growth; an exceptional talent for allocating capital and human resources; and the belief that cash flow, not reported earnings, determines a company's long-term value.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear, structured presentation. Well narrated. Worth a listen!

  • By Anurag K. on 09-01-15

Another HBR case study book.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

Amazingly conformist and thin on insight for such an interesting subject. Great if you've got billions to work with.

  • The Comfort Food Diaries

  • My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart
  • By: Emily Nunn
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother's sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiancé, and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security. After a few glasses of wine, heartbroken and unmoored, Emily - an avid cook and professional food writer - poured her heart out on Facebook. The next morning she woke up with an awful hangover and a feeling she'd made a terrible mistake - only to discover she had more friends than she knew.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Narration

  • By Yvette Z Vandermolen on 11-25-17

One of my most favorite books

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

Simply wonderful. Just wonderful. Well written, beautifully read, and full of magic, meaning and meals you'll definitely want to cook.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,606

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

Good, necessary, but...

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

If you could sum up 12 Rules for Life in three words, what would they be?

A rational argument for common sense - except when its made from an overly religious perspective.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A case for Christianity, made by a very smart, but very angry person.

Any additional comments?

I genuinely liked about 80% - and think Jordan's voice is extremely necessary in the world. I just didn't expect it to be an argument for Christianity, so was disappointed.

43 of 65 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Moments

  • Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466

While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to create your own defining moments

  • By A. Yoshida on 12-15-17

A predictable case for not being predictable

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

Ironically the book is the opposite of what it recommends. Formulaic case studies for banks, pharma and charter schools.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Potlikker Papers

  • A Food History of the Modern South
  • By: John T. Edge
  • Narrated by: John T. Edge
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

The Potlikker Papers tells the story of food and politics in the South over the last half century. Beginning with the pivotal role of cooks in the civil rights movement, noted authority John T. Edge narrates the South's journey from racist backwater to a hotbed of American immigration. In so doing, he traces how the food of the poorest Southerners has become the signature trend of modern American haute cuisine. This is a people's history of the modern South told through the lens of food.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book of the year!

  • By Philip J. Dempsey on 06-12-17

tremendous

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

This is such a great and important book. Thank you so much for writing it and publishing it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Braiding Sweetgrass

  • Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
  • By: Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many thanks for this gift

  • By Jessica Mayer on 01-04-17

One of the most important books of our time

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

Any additional comments?

Words we all need to hear and a book that provides moral, ethical and spiritual substance to what we all know in our hearts to be true.

  • Positive Thinking Affirmation

  • Daily Subliminal Messages to Help You Stay Positive
  • By: Stephens Hyang
  • Narrated by: Robert Gazy
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Everyone wants to live a life full of meaning, purpose and success. Yet, you clutter your mind with limiting thoughts of can't do this, can't do that, it's too high, too far, too greater to achieve. Divided into two sections, Subliminal Affirmations and Laws of Attraction guide, this audiobook will show that your subconscious is the most powerful tool to help alter your life in a positive manner.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • wrong type of mental programing

  • By Felix Del Barrio on 04-05-16

wrong type of mental programing

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

overtly religious and submissive - hardly positive. Good though if you are interested in Orwellian brainwashing techniques.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,810
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,739

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

ugh

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

A good structure. Nice characters. But packed full of the obvious and cliché. Not sure how this made it to a NYT best seller.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,983

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Absolutely brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

one of my new all time favourites. a beautiful story wonderfully told and superbly narrated.

  • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Minnie Goode
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,463
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel!

  • By Wayne on 01-01-18

slow going

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

Reviewed: 03-12-15

Really slow to build. Nice premise though. Narrator was an interesting choice - but not sure if it was a good one.