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  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,348

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I was a little disappointed

  • By Megan on 09-22-14
  • Eat That Frog!
  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy

Surprisingly Good

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Most "getting crap done" books are long on theory and convoluted organizational ideas. They tell you you need to do something but never tell you how. This book is extremely effective at laying out what you need to do to be effective and then gives specific examples of what to do specifically to reach your goal. There is probably nothing new about the fundamental ideas, rather this book distinguishes itself in the implementation of the ideas.

What other book might you compare Eat That Frog! to and why?

Manager tools podcasts.

What about Brian Tracy’s performance did you like?

Effective narrator, nothing distracting.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Eat That Frog!?

Probably focusing on top three things I do to add value at work.

Any additional comments?

Concise, not larded down by unnecessary info. I will read again in the near future.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

  • By: Kevin R.C. Gutzman
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Instead of the system that the Constitution intended, judges have created a system in which bureaucrats and appointed officials make most of the important policies. While the government claims to be a representative republic, somehow hot-button topics from gay marriage to the allocation of Florida's presidential electors always seem to be decided by unelected judges. What gives them the right to decide such issues? The judges say it's the Constitution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best PIG to date

  • By Matthew Groom on 05-16-08

Should be called Incorrect Guide to Constitution

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

What disappointed you about The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution?

I try to be kind in reviewing books and practice what my parents taught me: if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. I am sensitive to the fact that every book is someone's artistic creation and baby. I make an exception here because I fear people may purchase this book with the belief it may be educational. This book is most certainly not educational. Essentially this book cries over the spilled milk of American history and lays the misinterpretation of the Constitution at the feet of the judiciary. At certain points the author ignores what actually happened in history or the words of the Constitution itself. For example, the "necessary and proper" clause does not actually mean the Congress has the power to pass those laws necessary and proper to carry out the Constitution. The most frightening example of mischaracterization was saved for Marburry v. Madison, one of the most important cases in American Jurisprudence. The author stated the most important concept taken from the case want the power of judicial review, but rather, the power of a court to lecture elected officials. This statement is not only wrong but patently absurd. The three branches of government and various political factions had always lectured and fought with each other. This case most certainly did, in fact, establish the power of judicial review.

What could Kevin R.C. Gutzman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Get facts straight, stop trying to force an agenda down my throat, accurately report historical events, accurately report holdings of court decisions and outcomes, provide counter point, pick one.

What does Tom Weiner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

N/A nothing was wrong with narration.

What character would you cut from The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution?

N/A

Any additional comments?

I purchased this book assuming it would be light or funny or satirical or at least educational. I really looked forward to listening to the book and was sad to find this was mostly an agenda driven rant. If I could give 0 stars I would. :-(

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • 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 2,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,860

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

If you like stats you will love this book

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

I generally enjoyed the book for its interesting stories. While I do not particularly like statistics, I do appreciate their value. Unfortunately, a large part of the book is dedicated to some of the statistical formulas which were extraordinarily dry and I did not understand it at all. Some things are better in audio books, some things are worse... Math is definitely worse!
If you like math or statistics, I think you would enjoy the book very much. If, like me, you don't like math, you will probably enjoy parts of the book but tune out for several hours in the middle.

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,814

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally! Thank you Audible!

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

Hadn't read it in years

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

Reviewed: 03-02-15

I read this book about 20 years ago and it was surprising to me how well it has held up over time. Bilbo's adventures were very entertaining and Tolkien has great pacing. He has great detail but doesn't lard his pages with detail for the sake of giving detail.

  • The Modern Scholar: Evolutionary Psychology I

  • The Science of Human Nature
  • By: Prof. Allen D. MacNeill
  • Narrated by: Allen D. MacNeill
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

“Why do we do what we do?” In this thought-provoking series of lectures, Professor Allen D. MacNeill examines the surprising - and sometimes unsettling - answers to this most basic of human questions. The remarkable new field of evolutionary psychology takes a scientific approach to the evolution of human nature. Analyzing human behavior in relation to food, clothing, shelter, health care, and sex, Evolutionary Psychology proves an immensely stimulating exploration of human endeavor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow...

  • By Douglas on 11-04-12

Very entertaining and interesting

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

Reviewed: 02-27-15

Narrator was very good and helped get through some of the dryer material. I was familiar with most of the material and have heard most of the concepts in the past but it still kept my attention very well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Torture and Impunity: The U.S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation

  • By: Alfred W. McCoy
  • Narrated by: David Halliburton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Many Americans have condemned the "enhanced interrogation" techniques used in the War on Terror as a transgression of human rights. But the United States has done almost nothing to prosecute past abuses or prevent future violations. Tracing this knotty contradiction from the 1950s to the present, historian Alfred W. McCoy probes the political and cultural dynamics that have made impunity for torture a bipartisan policy of the U.S. government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terribly depressing

  • By a on 02-09-15

Terribly depressing

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

As a starting point, this book is absolutely one-sided. I would have loved to have heard some counter-points and arguments as it progresses. That said, if 1% of the allegations set forth in the book are true then American policy is pointing us to be no better than another totalitarian state.

I thought the specific examples were very good, if chilling. I also thought the mostly chronological telling lent itself well.

It is a very depressing book and, while I did enjoy it and it was informative, I'm glad it's over. I withheld 5 stars overall because there was no counter-point to the arguments of the author and because the narrator seemed to have an unusual number of mis-pronunciations.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • U.S. Marshals

  • Inside America's Most Storied Law Enforcement Agency
  • By: Mike Earp, David Fisher
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Blending history and memoir, retired U.S. Marshal Mike Earp - a descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp - offers an exclusive and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the most storied law enforcement agency in America, illuminating its vital role in the nation's development for more than two hundred years. Setting his own experiences within the long history of the U.S. Marshals service, Earp offers a moving and illuminating tribute to the brave marshals who have dedicated their lives to keeping the nation safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fav Uncle US Federal Marshal, book was dead on!

  • By Sandy N. on 11-24-15

Lots of stories

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

Reviewed: 01-18-15

I was looking for more of a history of the U.S. Marshall service and, although there was some history, most of it was stories. The stories were thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable and made the book go very quickly. I wish that there was some more history but still loved the book.

  • You Can't Make This Up

  • Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television
  • By: Al Michaels, L. Jon Wertheim
  • Narrated by: Al Michaels, Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir, one of television’s most respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Book...Simply Fantastic !

  • By JW on 12-16-14

Very fun and interesting life.

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

Reviewed: 01-03-15

Would you listen to You Can't Make This Up again? Why?

I would probably not listen to this book again because the story was wonderfully interesting but not the type you want to hear again and again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of You Can't Make This Up?

I loved the Tommy Lasorda story and I bought the book for his stories about John Madden. I wish there were more of those.

Have you listened to any of Al Michaels and Ray Porter ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Have not listened to any other books by Ray Porter.

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

You Can't Make This Up.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the stories and wish there were more. Very fascinating.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Nemesis

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,774
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,221

Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner

  • By Sez on 07-12-14

Love the story of Franks

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

Reviewed: 01-03-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Monster Hunter Nemesis to be better than the print version?

Have not read the paper version.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Monster Hunter Nemesis?

The elevator scene with Franks and his agents or the aftermath scene in the basement where of MHI after Franks and a certain werewolf fought.

Have you listened to any of Oliver Wyman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

All of Oliver Wyman's performances are consistently excellent.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I very much enjoy how Larry Correia has the core monster hunter books and now two other books focusing on other main characters.

Any additional comments?

Very good use of a credit. Mit is fascinating how Franks has evolved from the very first hospital scene with Pitt until now.

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  • Negotiation Genius

  • How to Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table
  • By: Deepak Malhotra, Max H. Bazerman
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

From two leaders in executive education at Harvard Business School, here are the mental habits and proven strategies you need to achieve outstanding results in any negotiation. Whether you've "seen it all" or are just starting out, Negotiation Genius will dramatically improve your negotiating skills and confidence. Drawing on decades of behavioral research plus the experience of thousands of business clients, the authors take the mystery out of preparing for and executing negotiations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Michael on 11-06-07

A definitive book on negotiation

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

Reviewed: 04-02-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Negotiation Genius to be better than the print version?

I've not read the print version but the audio version is excellent.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Negotiation Genius?

I appreciated the frequent specific examples of a concept or how to apply a concept. I also appreciated his breakdown of what type of things need to be done in advance of a negotiation, what to do during, and then follow up afterward.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is definitely NOT a book you want to listen to in one sitting. The material is great but it is very dense. Small doses of 20 -30 minutes worked best for me.

Any additional comments?

This is the best book on negotiation I've read aside from Getting to Yes. Highly recommended.