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  • The Entitlement Cure

  • Finding Success in Doing Hard Things the Right Way
  • By: Dr. John Townsend
  • Narrated by: Dr. John Townsend
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Today we live in a culture that says, "My life should be easy and work well for me". This attitude, called entitlement, influences our most important institutions: family, business, church, and government. Its effects are devastating, contributing to relational problems, work ethic issues, and emotional struggles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book

  • By Galia Ismakova on 05-23-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

cute narratives but not very practical or helpful, sadly disappointing. helpful if you run a business and you want to optimize staff output

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

  • And Other Conversations About Race
  • By: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Narrated by: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black, white, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A magnificent tool for life.

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-17

Truth today

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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: 08-02-18

Tough to listen to, but the truth is always in season. Learned so very much. well reasoned

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dialogue

  • The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, and Screen
  • By: Robert McKee
  • Narrated by: Robert McKee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

In Dialogue, Robert McKee offers in-depth analysis for how characters speak on the screen, on the stage, and on the page in believable and engaging ways. From Macbeth to Breaking Bad, McKee deconstructs key scenes to illustrate the strategies and techniques of dialogue. Dialogue applies a framework of incisive thinking to instruct the prospective writer on how to craft artful, impactful speech.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Class you Wish you took in Writing

  • By Josiah on 12-05-16

Be Prepared to Learn a lot, or You Might Miss Out

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Any additional comments?

I'll admit, this book had a lot of information that I wasn't completely ready for. It talks about writing novels, scripts, and plays, and I was amazed by how much this book had to say. It was a good book, and I will go back to it again to make sure I understand everything.

My only complaint is that the male actor (not Robert McKee) who appeared in certain scenes wasn't that good. He read for several roles and barely put any effort into putting any variety in his voice. He sounded almost exactly the same all the time. However, the female actress was very good in my opinion.

  • Story

  • Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
  • By: Robert McKee
  • Narrated by: Robert McKee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531

Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress, and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese, and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives, and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required Listening

  • By Steve Taylor on 10-05-09

Short, Sweet and so so Good

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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: 01-20-18

Any additional comments?

You will learn a lot in 6.5 hours. He takes it step by step and you learn how to build characters, write and economize dialogue in your script, and how to build your story around the genre you want to create. He uses examples from big-name classic movies and shows but does not completely rely on them to get his point across. Great guy, great content, great book.

  • Allegedly

  • By: Tiffany D. Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875

Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn't say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary, and the jury made it official. But did she do it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, GREAT narrator, ending a bit unreal.

  • By Gary on 03-12-17

Be prepared....

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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: 04-18-17

Get ready....but truth is you can't get ready for what happens in this book. Nothing