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  • The Science of Likability

  • 27 Studies to Master Charisma, Attract Friends, Captivate People, and Take Advantage of Human Psychology
  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Wes Super
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 910

In The Science of Likability, you'll get all that and more. I've taken 27 seminal scientific and psychological studies and broken them down, so you can use their findings to your advantage. Every piece of advice in this book to increase your social standing and likability factor is 100% backed by in-depth, peer-reviewed research. You can get a new haircut and wardrobe, and you even learn funny jokes. But likability is something more. It's subconscious, and it's the small signs that signal our brains to let their guards down and embrace others.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Simple guide to be liked

  • By A. Yoshida on 02-08-18

Generally common knowledge

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

A good primer if not a review of books like Dale Carnegie, How to win friends... or even Think and Grow Rich.
if your challenged with difficult work relationship (s), would be a good book to read and internalize.

  • In Vino Duplicitas

  • The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire
  • By: Peter Hellman
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

After bursting onto the scene in 2002, Rudy Kurniawan quickly became the leading purveyor of rare wines to the American elite. But in April 2008, his lots of Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis red burgundy - dating as far back as 1945 - were abruptly pulled from auction. The problem? The winemaker was certain that this particular burgundy was first produced only in 1982.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read Especially for Wine Lovers

  • By Kathryn on 09-17-17

details of international intrigue

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

I think more information about the international money-laundering efforts by the family would have been a little bit more interesting.

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  • A Mind for Numbers

  • How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
  • By: Barbara Oakley
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838

Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful!

  • By moka1327 on 02-18-15

Inspiring for those who did poorly in school.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Would you consider the audio edition of A Mind for Numbers to be better than the print version?

I bought the audio book for my commute and loved it. One reason is the pointers for approaching the science of math and how to embrace the development of the skill. I have since embarked on a graduate degree in analytics.
Like weightlifting or learning a language, we can overcome the fear and prejudice from our childhood with a little reorientation.

What three words best describe Grover Gardner’s performance?

Grover Gardner's performance was good. I also liked the intro by the author.

  • Project Management for Dummies

  • Second Edition
  • By: Stanley Portny
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54

More than two-thirds of American companies use teams to execute their most important projects, making project management a highly valuable skill for advancing your career. Project Management For Dummies, Second Edition introduces you to the principles of successful project management and shows you how to motivate any team to gain maximum productivity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Does not translate well into an audiobook

  • By Derek on 10-06-13

Don't buy this if you are in project management.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

This is a shallow book. Project management book can be largely bullet point treatises on the stuff you do in project management. This is barely that and certainly not a good audible book.

  • The Like Switch

  • An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over
  • By: Jack Schafer PhD, Ph.D. Marvin Karlins Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,799

The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI's National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Billy G. Gruff on 05-14-16

Things we need to relearn as we get older.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Any additional comments?

So when you change jobs, or start a new project and begin working with new teams, you should listen to this book. We take for granted things that new relationships need to establish trust and alignment. If you have been working with a static group for a long time, over three years, and find yourself in a new team or in a new position, this book would give you pointers on how to focus on primary relationship building tasks again. Basic and sometimes obvious but good things to think about and will help you from assuming everyone 'get's what you are talking about'.

  • The Inevitable

  • Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
  • By: Kevin Kelly
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,258

Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives - from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture - can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predicting is hard, especially about the future

  • By Michael on 02-20-17

Putting AI into perspective. Don't Freak Out!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

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

Looking for a sobering perspective on automation, artificial intelligence and guidance for my recently graduated son. This book hit my requirements on all three counts. I am a mature professional who has recently decided to pursue a graduate degree in Information systems with a focus on data analytics. Currently reading everything on machine learning and the potential of automated intelligence on the economy. This book gives broad, unbiased assessments of current trends.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The major character is all of the working force who plan on working for longer than 12 years. A must read.

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,753

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

only if you like war stories...

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

the nuggets for general non military public are too scarca and buried in the Navy Seal team travelogue.
I regret wasting a credit on it. Bad.

  • How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

  • Tales from the Pentagon
  • By: Rosa Brooks
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Rosa Brooks - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Once, war was a temporary state of affairs - a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today America's wars are everywhere and forever: Our enemies change constantly and rarely wear uniforms, and virtually anything can become a weapon. As war expands, so does the role of the US military. Today military personnel don't just "kill people and break stuff". Instead they analyze computer code, train Afghan judges, build Ebola isolation wards, eavesdrop on electronic communications, develop soap operas, and patrol for pirates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must-Read for Military and other Govt Leaders

  • By bettsgjb on 10-06-16

New look at the economic complex of the military!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

I devoured this. I also recently have been recommending to my son that he seriously consider enlisting. He is a college grad who cannot find work. The military is paying more competitive salaries than the private sector since 2008.

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  • The Hacked World Order

  • How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age
  • By: Adam Segal
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

The Internet today connects roughly 2.7 billion people around the world, and booming interest in the "Internet of things" could result in 75 billion devices connected to the web by 2020. The myth of cyberspace as a digital utopia has long been put to rest. Governments are increasingly developing smarter ways of asserting their national authority in cyberspace in an effort to control the flow, organization, and ownership of information.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong narrator for material

  • By Locnar on 02-21-17

Reduced my activity online

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

If you could sum up The Hacked World Order in three words, what would they be?

Read this just as FB was revealed to have been grooming the news for users. I suspected it all along and in a world of highly polarized politics and talking heads intoxicated with constantly reaffirming world views, I decided to reduce my overall exposure by shutting down my information i=on social media sites.
LinkedIn, FB and Twitter as senseless wastes of time as well.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Extent that our information is not secure and the ignorance of our legislative body to understand or do anything about ti.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shakespeare

  • The World as Stage
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too Little, Too Short

  • By Charles L. Burkins on 11-30-07

wonder ful! Bill Bryson got his English accent bac

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

this is a personable biography that sweeps away the theories of authorship. I loved it.