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  • The Sociopath Next Door

  • By: Martha Stout
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,883
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,873

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Robert on 08-28-11

The Dog Got Walked More Often Because of this Book

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

Reviewed: 09-12-12

What made the experience of listening to The Sociopath Next Door the most enjoyable?

Was spellbinding to listen to - both the narrator and the content of what she spoke. I loved the insights that the author provided on sociopaths and the examples she gave of them were brilliant! I also loved the last chapter of the book - it resonated with me for quite a while as I ree

What about Shelly Frasier’s performance did you like?

Terrific, terrific voice! I could easily believe that she wrote the book because of the subtle nuances she gave to the dialoge in the book.

Any additional comments?

Like others before me have reviewed, this is an excellent book! I walked the dog more often because I couldn't wait to get to another chapter in the book, which I read during my dog walks.

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  • Money Secrets of the Amish

  • Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving
  • By: Lorilee Craker
  • Narrated by: Lorilee Craker
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

Take one thoroughly modern gal with a recessionary income problem, mix with the practices of a culture that has proved to be recession-proof, and what have you got? A financial planner in a straw hat. When writer Lorilee Craker learned that the Amish are not just surviving but thriving in the economic downturn, she decided to find out why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Listening Pleasure!

  • By Yaz on 08-04-11

Pure Listening Pleasure!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-11

I really loved this book. I've read and listened to quite a few books on "how to be frugal", but they all seemed to be written by people I honestly felt I would not hang out with if I met them in life. This book, however, gave me the exact opposite feeling. Lorilee, the author, has a wonderful self-depricating sense of humour and she does get the fact that the majority of people who are looking to save money are people for whom it does not come naturally.

I loved her anecdotes and found myself bursting into laughter with Lorilee's retelling of the financial mistakes she has made in her life. This book is incredibly inspiring and as I listened I would frequently bookmark and make notes on passages that resonated with me. I have recommended this book to my friends and family members who, like myself, need to start being mindful about our money but can't stand the smugness of most of the frugal-living authors out there.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful