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Mark A. Jones

Springfield, MO
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  • Verbal Judo, Updated Edition

  • The Gentle Art of Persuasion
  • By: George J. Thompson PhD, Jerry B. Jenkins, Lee Fjelstad - foreword, and others
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,650

When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you’re in control. Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you're talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. For more than a generation, Dr. George J. Thompson's essential handbook has taught people how to communicate more confidently and persuasively in any situation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kept thinking it was already started

  • By Kim Dushinski on 05-24-17

Copsucker

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

the police would enjoy this book, and anyone who believes they are nothing but a slave to authority.

What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

quit spending the entirety of the book sucking up to their major contributor.

What three words best describe Keith Szarabajka’s performance?

on his knees

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Verbal Judo, Updated Edition?

The diatribe that we should live in a police state and that we are too ignorant to be free to not harm others.

Any additional comments?

It has some decent material laid out from a police perspective. However it's nice to get inside the head of their authoritarian mentality of "I have a badge so succumb to my greatness." Not a fan, however if the author could have presented the material without a copsucker mentality; possibly I could have learned more...

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  • A Spontaneous Order

  • The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society
  • By: Chase Rachels
  • Narrated by: Graham Wright
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society is an astonishingly concise, rigorous, and accessible presentation of anarcho-capitalist ideals. It covers a wide range of topics including: money and banking, monopolies and cartels, insurance, health care, law, security, poverty, education, environmentalism, and more! To enjoy this compelling listen requires no previous political, philosophical, or economic knowledge as all uncommon concepts are defined and explained

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, shame about sleep-inducing audio

  • By Mike Blain on 10-23-16

starts excruciatingly textbookish, finishes free.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

Once surviving the first few chapters, it became a joy. it's nice to hear anarchy defined and intelligently defended.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful