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  • Crucial Conversations

  • Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
  • By: Kerry Patterson
  • Narrated by: Joseph Grenny
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,001

Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene 10 years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book. Now, the authors have revised their best-selling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • There is something useful here

  • By Michael on 11-20-13

Wow! Amazing book!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-15

I can't believe how useful and practical this book is. I found myself struggling to finish it, simply because I wanted to continually backup and "hear that chapter one more time."
Joseph Grenny's delivery is terrific. As an audio book narrator myself, I am a tough critic. Grenny hit a home run.
This is the type of content that should be included as mandatory education for young people. This could change the world.
Thank you!

  • Simplify

  • Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul
  • By: Bill Hybels
  • Narrated by: Kelly Ryan Dolan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Overscheduled. Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Too familiar? You are living at a velocity you know deep down is unsustainable. Your life is off course - too crammed with busyness, too out of focus. You keep waiting for things to get better, but they never do. In Simplify, best-selling author Bill Hybels identifies core issues that drive this kind of living and offers action steps to help you live a better way. By eradicating clutter from your inner world, you can experience immediate rewards: greater energy, clearer purpose, richer relationships, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for those too busy to read

  • By Henry Maicki II on 06-08-15

Great Information, Great Performance

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

Reviewed: 10-28-14

If you could sum up Simplify in three words, what would they be?

There are so many great ideas and so much practical advice here. Bill Hybels really knocked this one out of the park. Bill: Thanks for your years of service and for following God's call to lead. I wish I was geographically close enough to be directly involved in your ministry.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Simplify?

"Stupid Rubs Off" is my new mantra!

Any additional comments?

I was a little bit disappointed, initially when I learned Bill Hybells did not perform the recording himself. But I was pleasantly surprised by Kelly Ryan Dolan's delivery. At times I started to believe it was actually Bill's voice. Great job Kelly!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Patton

  • The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,144

General George S. Patton, Jr., died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost 70 years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident - and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton will take listeners inside the final year of the war and recount the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bill O'Reilly "Phoned It In" - Poor Performance

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-28-14

Bill O'Reilly "Phoned It In" - Poor Performance

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

Reviewed: 10-28-14

What did you love best about Killing Patton?

The story was very engaging. A lot of very interesting history tidbits. Where do they get this stuff? I loved it.

Any additional comments?

I was so disappointed in Bill O'Reilly's performance. At times I wondered if he had even READ the material before. His delivery was consistently poor throughout. At times he slurred. There were mispronunciations and numerous things that just should not have passed quality control. Is there no one that has the spine to say to Bill "Hey, can we back up and take that paragraph again?"

20 of 24 people found this review helpful