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Christopher Vasques

Boston, MA
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  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,907
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,565

A corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him, for a mission more dangerous than the one he's recovering from: to get a defecting chief of R&D-and the biochip he's perfected-out intact. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties-some of whom aren't remotely human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where've you been all my life?

  • By Michael on 01-18-11

I am blown away

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Reviewed: 01-02-19

This is one of the greatest books I’ve ever read. I thought it would be just another Neuromancer, which was good, but this was so much better. So eloquently written. Poetry. I just finished it and I want to do it all over again.

  • Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In

  • By: Brett Bartholomew
  • Narrated by: K Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

In the world of strength and conditioning, learning how to move others not just physically, but also psychologically and emotionally is paramount to getting the most out of them. People are the ultimate performance variable, and understanding how to effectively blend knowledge of proper training with the nuances of human behavior is integral to helping athletes achieve their ultimate goals. Unfortunately, while much attention has been given to the science of physical training, little attention has been given to the science of communication.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration was distracting.

  • By 4-Pack on 01-24-18

Excellent

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Reviewed: 12-02-18

I wasn’t expecting this book to be as good as it was. Probably the best coaching book Ive ever read. Even if you dont coach athletes, this is an incredible coaching book.

  • The Game Changer

  • How to Use the Science of Motivation with the Power of Game Design to Shift Behaviour, Shape Culture, and Make Clever Happen
  • By: Dr Jason Fox
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Use the science of motivation with the power of game design to unlock motivation and drive progress in your organisation. There are two conventional ways to approach motivation: set goals and try to change attitudes and beliefs (which takes a lot of personalised effort); or develop incentives and rewards to inspire effort (which takes a lot of money).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the absolute best books I have read on motivation psychology, period.

  • By Christopher Vasques on 10-11-18

One of the absolute best books I have read on motivation psychology, period.

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Reviewed: 10-11-18

I have read an endless number of books on motivation psychology, and a comparably large number of books on game design - this book manages to do both better than most. Beyond that, the humor and subtext of Jason’s writing is top flight. Finally, someone has elected to rise above the stuffy foo foo fluff to deliver something of complete and total value. Well done, sir. Thank you.

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  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,167

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-12-09

Cant believe people buy this guys books

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Reviewed: 05-30-18

I bought this because it was recommended to me. I couldn’t bear finishing it. This is some of the worst writing I
have ever tried to force myself through. That may sound harsh but I have read and watched scifi and fantasy for all of my breathing life - this is absolutely basic predictable garbage. I wanted to like it. I really did. Maybe his books are better now? I know this is a bit older. Sorry Brandon. I know you’re successful and all, but I am not a fan. The way you write dialogue, your use of adverbs, and cardboard characters were too much. Ugh. Sorry I’m trying to qualify here but maybe it is just sounding mean.