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Randall Allen

Alamogordo, NM, US
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  • Never Enough

  • The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction
  • By: Judith Grisel
  • Narrated by: Judith Grisel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 86

From a renowned behavioral neuroscientist and recovered drug addict, an authoritative and accessible guide to understanding drug addiction: Clearly explained brain science and vivid personal stories reveal how addiction happens, show why specific drugs - from opioids to alcohol to coke and more - are so hard to kick, and illuminate the path to recovery for addicts, loved ones, caregivers, and crafters of public policy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Malcolm McColl on 02-27-19

Up-to-date and informative

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

The story is amazing but true. Some of the terminology I struggled with but the basic idea she gets across through many examples. It is amazing this girl is alive but it's incredible that she survived and secured a PhD

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Medical Marijuana Guide for You & Me

  • By: Magie Rolton
  • Narrated by: Trevor Clinger
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Marijuana - clinically known as cannabis, is a medicine prepared from the blossoming plant of cannabis sativa, which consists of five leaves. It has been known as an unlawful and prohibited drug for an extensive period of time. The very fact that medical doctors cannot recommend it openly is on account of the fact that the drug has a pick-me-up effect, in addition to causing an intense falsehood in an individual's perceptions of realism. It also produces a gloomy effect on the human body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If it makes you feel better then do it

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-28-18

Out of date, and robotic reader.

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

Out of date, and robotic reader. Facts remain the same. Nothing new here in science.

  • Top 7 Personality Challenges

  • Successful Communication Secrets for Differing Personality Types
  • By: Dawn Jones
  • Narrated by: Dawn Jones
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

Would you like to use your personality to successfully deal with intimidating people? Would you like to use your personality to motivate people to action? Perhaps you’d like to know if your personality is talking people into or out of your ideas, or even discover how the best leaders face personality challenges and succeed. Well now you can! Internationally acclaimed speaker and author Dawn Jones presents her incredible “Top Seven Personality Challenges,” along with how to communicate with success with each personality type.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's OK.

  • By Randall Allen on 01-06-13

It's OK.

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-13

Would you try another book from Dawn Jones and/or Dawn Jones?

No

What could Dawn Jones have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not narrated the book herself.

Who do you think would benefit most from listening to Top 7 Personality Challenges?

The information is condensed, so the person who wants a quick rundown on the subject would benifit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
    
    
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        Alan Cumming
    
    


    
    Length: 47 mins
    6,901 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,901
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,927
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,945

The season of gift-giving is here, and this year we've got something special for our members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Yuletide whodunit "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle". In this holiday-themed short story, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, follow the trail of a lost hat and a Christmas goose through the streets of London and into a rapidly expanding mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb! Love Alan Cumming

  • By Katherine on 01-03-13

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-06-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle to be better than the print version?

I have read the print version, and the audio version adds to the suspence.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle?

The narrator had the perfect accent.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The gorgeous goose

  • Listening Is an Act of Love

  • A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project
  • By: Dave Isay
  • Narrated by: Dave Isay
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,009
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,674

Drawn from the work of StoryCorps, the largest and most ambitious private oral history project in American history, comes this tapestry of the stories Americans have been sharing from their lives to leave behind to their loved ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching

  • By Debra on 11-23-12

Want to hear more!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-13

What did you love best about Listening Is an Act of Love?

True honest feelings that come right from the heart

What did you like best about this story?

Each individual story is a lasting one.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I got a lump in my throat most of the time, and laughed the rest of the time.

  • You Are Not So Smart

  • Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself
  • By: David McRaney
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,019

An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK - delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework. Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's official, I'm an idiot

  • By Christopher on 07-04-12

I'm glad I read this!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Things I wish I knew before college, high school, and life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of You Are Not So Smart?

Conformity and The Spotlight affect

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

No, this is better absorb chapter by chapter to think about what you heard.

Any additional comments?

Finally the book I was looking for.

  • Subliminal

  • How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
  • By: Leonard Mlodinow
  • Narrated by: Leonard Mlodinow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates, misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions, and misremember important events.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good

  • By Bob on 06-24-12

Informative piece, lots and lots of sudies quoted

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

Reviewed: 10-02-12

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

Yes, the information is valuable in understanding how others can manipulate our choices.

What could Leonard Mlodinow have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I liked that he read it himself.

Was Subliminal worth the listening time?

Yes, it was valuable in how the mind works, and how we remember our own experiences compared to others experiencing the same thing.It may not answer all the questions about ones self but it's a good portion of the puzzle of how we think we are thinking.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful