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Chong Beng Lim

Malaysia
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  • No One Would Listen

  • A True Financial Thriller
  • By: Harry Markopolos
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Harry Markopolos, Frank Casey, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796

No One Would Listen is the exclusive story of the Harry Markopolos-lead investigation into Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme. While a lot has been written about Madoff's scam, few actually know how Markopolos and his team - affectionately called "the Fox Hounds" by Markopolos himself - uncovered what Madoff was doing years before this financial disaster reached its pinnacle. Unfortunately, no one listened, until the damage of the world's largest financial fraud ever was irreversible.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the story, but not the author

  • By Brock on 05-08-13

The best audio I have ever listened!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-17

This audio really engaged me and fired up my neurons. It's the best case study ever written.
The narrator was awesome and it seemed like a financial thriller playing in front of my very eyes! Harry Markopolos has become my new hero! He should replace TRUMP as US President!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Spark

  • The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
  • By: John J. Ratey
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,404

Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spark

  • By Kathleen on 11-02-08

Inspirational, entertaining and educatuonal

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-16

One of the best health books I have ever read and it has revolutionized my thinking about what exercise can do to mind and body. A must-read for anyone who wants to improve their brain capabilities and stretch their potentials!

  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,833

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I will isten again and again

  • By Ann Marie on 12-27-04

A great book

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

Love listening to the voice of the narrator. Pearls of wisdom abound in this audio book. I am going to listen to it again as it has been such a source of inspiration to me!

  • The Big Disconnect

  • Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
  • By: Catherine Steiner-Adair, Teresa H. Barker
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

As the focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen - children constantly texting their friends, parents working online around the clock - everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Easy availability to the Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from the unsavory aspects of adult life. Parents often feel they are losing a meaningful connection with their children. Children are feeling lonely and alienated. The digital world is here to stay, but what are families losing with technology's gain?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictably alarming & disconcerting

  • By William J Brown on 03-13-15

A Great listening

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

Reviewed: 09-18-15

A good books highlighting internet addiction about kids

The memorable was a toddler uttering her first own words, 'my phone ! my phone!'

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • MONEY Master the Game

  • 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
  • By: Tony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,119

Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries. More than four million people have attended his live events. Oprah Winfrey calls him "super-human". Now for the first time - in his first book in two decades - he's turned to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • tony robbins skeptic

  • By jeff rousseau on 02-18-15

95% not spoken by Robbins

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

Reviewed: 11-19-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It's in stark contrast when Tony's voice suddenly changed to Jeremy Bobb's. Jeremy's voice pales in comparison when compared to Tony's in terms of energy, motivation, and congruence. Jeremy's voice just lacks heart and soul. Sadly, Tony only narrated the first and last chapter of this audio book. It's hugely disappointing. I would have given 5 stars if the whole audio book had been narrated by Tony.

292 of 335 people found this review helpful

  • Top Brain, Bottom Brain

  • Surprising Insights Into How You Think
  • By: Stephen Kosslyn, G. Wayne Miller
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66

For the past 50 years, popular culture has led us to believe in the left brain vs. right brain theory of personality types. It would be an illuminating theory if it did not have one major drawback: It is simply not supported by science. In contrast, the Top Brain, Bottom Brain theory is based on solid research that has stayed within the confines of labs all over the world—until now.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not convinced

  • By Neuron on 12-06-14

pdf file

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

Reviewed: 12-01-13

If you could sum up Top Brain, Bottom Brain in three words, what would they be?

the pdf file is underneath the publisher's summary - Download the accompanying reference guide.

What other book might you compare Top Brain, Bottom Brain to and why?

The tony buzan 's list of brain books as they preach on right brain, left brain theory

Did Christopher Hurt do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I am still in the midst of listening.

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

I do not have the time to listen in one sitting

Any additional comments?

he pdf file is underneath the publisher's summary - Download the accompanying reference guide.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful