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Sean G. Graver

Lakewood, WA
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  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,501

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1.5x pace

  • By Derek on 05-17-16

Very academia-centric

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

Well written with good narration. Most of the focus is on the authors world of academia. While some of the concepts apply to other fields, the lack of experience in the tech, finance, or other industry leaves gaps in the application examples.

  • Twitter Power 3.0

  • How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time
  • By: Joel Comm, Dave Taylor
  • Narrated by: Joel Comm, Dave Taylor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Tweet your company to the top of the market with a tailored approach to Twitter. Twitter Power 3.0 is the newly updated guide that shows smart businesses and entrepreneurs how to use Twitter to their advantage. This book is the best business leader's guide to Twitter, with the most up-to-date information on trends in social media, branding, and competitive research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Bonny on 03-29-17

Pretty basic

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

Reviewed: 08-18-16

This is perfect for someone who is new to Twitter. If you're an experienced user, you may find it too basic. Towards the end, there are more advanced concepts and tools discussed, so fast forwarding through the first half may make it more enjoyable.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rule the Room

  • A Unique, Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Making a Successful Presentation
  • By: Jason Teteak
  • Narrated by: Jason Teteak
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Rule the Room is the product of Jason Teteak’s twenty-year experience as a trainer and coach. His thoroughly tested advice covers every presenter’s concerns, from hooking the audience immediately to entertaining them, and from overcoming your fears to handling questions. He covers every base - content creation, delivery, audience management - with an overview plus step-by-step instructions, review exercises, and scores of specific and practical tips.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I created and delivered a great presentation

  • By AMBER on 12-21-13

Lots of usable takeaways.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-15

Excellent coverage of many topics related to presentation skills. Not just concepts, but practical, usable methods and techniques that most anyone can use. Narration was about 99% perfect and the few mistakes did not distract
from the message.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy

  • By: Mike Huckabee
  • Narrated by: Mike Huckabee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

In Mike Huckabee's new book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, he asks the question, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times best-selling author explores today's American culture, drawing from his travels as a presidential candidate to present average, small-town people and families, and their optimistic resilience in the face of hard times.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Review

  • By Dorothy Ella on 02-13-15

Enjoyable and insightful

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

Reviewed: 04-30-15

Mike Huckabee covers a variety of topics with explanations of a conservative perspective. This is a wonderfully entertaining and insightful look at modern America and how we've changed during recent generations.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful