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Jim S.

Shiloh, IL United States
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  • Bull's-Eye

  • The Power of Focus
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,312

Clarity, Focus, and Concentration: Three strong attributes needed to hit the bull's eye! And just as you can develop your physical muscles through hard work and concentration, you can develop your mental muscles through continuous repetition. Bull's Eye will teach you how to unleash your powers for success and accomplish more in the next few months than many people do in a lifetime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good Step-by-Step

  • By Gillian on 06-15-16

Great summary of Tracy's ideas.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

great listen and can be used as a overview of his longer books. I enjoyed it.

  • In Sheep's Clothing

  • Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People
  • By: George K. Simon
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 794

Dr. George K. Simon knows how people push your buttons: your children---especially teens---are experts at it, as is your mate. A coworker may quietly undermine your efforts while professing to be helpful, or your boss may prey on your weaknesses. Manipulative people have two goals: to win and to look good doing it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great enlightenment for confused codependents

  • By Darcy on 05-20-14

This book is very educational and I enjoyed it.

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

Reviewed: 12-18-13

Would you listen to In Sheep's Clothing again? Why?

Yes. It has very good information. On the first listening I felt like a lot of the examples didn't apply to me, but I plan on listening again to see if i missed anything.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Motivation & Inspiration for Success

  • Meditation & Affirmations
  • By: Joel Thielke
  • Narrated by: Joel Thielke
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

Get motivated and increase your focus to achieve your goals, inspire yourself, and be more proactive with this Meditation and Affirmations collection, Motivation & Inspiration for Success from certified hypnotherapist, Joel Thielke. Designed to be listened to at any time of the day, these meditations and affirmations for motivation, focus, and positive, proactive thinking are perfect to listen at home or even at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Motivation and Fun to listen to.

  • By Jim S. on 12-18-13

Very Motivation and Fun to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 12-18-13

Would you listen to Motivation & Inspiration for Success again? Why?

Yes. It does inspire me and improves my motivation. I listen to it often.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Encyclopedia of Bad Jokes

  • By: Robert Hollenbach
  • Narrated by: Jack Carter, Sharon McNight, Art Metrano, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 7

This is an equal opportunity recording! No race, sex, ethnic group, religion, profession or recreational activity escapes the slings and arrows of this outrageous compendium of jokes, barbs and fabricated anecdotes. From mother superiors to ventriloquists, from hat-check girls to senators, everybody gets a dose of not-so-gentle humility in the course of this merciless, raunchy performance.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Opppses

  • By Steven on 06-14-18

Some Good Jokes

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

Reviewed: 11-25-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Jokes were OK but the sound effects and silly voices were irritating.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Reading of the Jokes could be improved.

  • The Charisma Myth

  • How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
  • By: Olivia Fox Cabane
  • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileione
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,973
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,336

What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent treatment of a fascinating topic.

  • By Gare&Sophia on 12-05-12

Very good.

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

Reviewed: 10-28-13

What did you love best about The Charisma Myth?

Had very excellent advice and ideas but it did seem to drone on with some of the examples.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Get People to Do What You Want

  • How to Use Body Language and Words to Attract People You Like
  • By: Gregory Hartley, Maryann Karinch
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

In business, school, romance, or your neighborhood, it is valuable to know what attracts people, what repels them, and what makes them tick. How do people see you? And how do you see others? In the new book, -Get People to Do What You Want, you'll find the practical answers to these questions and in the process, discover how to win people over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not A Self-Help Book

  • By Ray on 12-29-11

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 10-28-13

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

It had some good stuff but did not seem to have information on how to apply the information.

  • Hold on to Your NUTs

  • The Relationship Manual for Men
  • By: Wayne M. Levine
  • Narrated by: Wayne M. Levine
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

Being a man is a full-time job, especially when you're married or in a relationship. Hold On to Your N.U.T.s-The Relationship Manual for Men can help build a life that fulfills both you and your partner by showing you how to confirm the ideas and causes you support - your Non-negotiable, Unalterable Terms. Your N.U.T.s become the framework for how you conduct your relationships, whether you're committed to spending more one-on-one time with your kids or not hiding out at the office to avoid problems with your wife.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worth listening to

  • By Jim S. on 10-08-13

Worth listening to

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

Reviewed: 10-08-13

Would you try another book from Wayne M. Levine and/or Wayne M. Levine?

Yes, I would give it a try. It got annoying with the constant use of the acronym NUTS. The book has some good ideas. But sometimes I wonder when I read a book like this "What is the womans role in the relationship?" You could almost boil down the book to "Kiss her butt and do anything and everything for her and hope she is happy".

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • By: Daniel Goleman Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,502
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,471

Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. This fascinating and persuasive program argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, ignoring a crucial range of abilities - emotional intelligence - that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good material but bad presentation

  • By Steve James on 06-04-06

Very mind opening.

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

Reviewed: 08-21-13

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

Yes. It explains the topic very well. Understanding emotions is one of the most important things someone can learn and this book explains it very well.

  • Brain Droppings

  • By: George Carlin
  • Narrated by: George Carlin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

Grammy Winner for Best Spoken Comedy Album
Performed by George Carlin himself, and filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny.

New! Don't miss our AudibleComedy combo, featuring original humor from standups Greg Proops and Steve Marmel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like the Carlin of late...

  • By Terri A. on 12-12-11

Very disapponting

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

Reviewed: 08-21-13

What disappointed you about Brain Droppings?

George Carlin came across as a very negative bad person. It had some good observations but was not funny at all.

Has Brain Droppings turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, just George Carlin.

How could the performance have been better?

Material and performance was pretty bad.

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

Disgust. Why do many comedians think uttering the work F@#ck is funny. It is a word. Get over it. Just because someone says it does not mean everyone is going to howl with laughter.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Jealousy

  • Why it Happens and How to Overcome It
  • By: Paul Hauck Dr.
  • Narrated by: Bob Sinfield
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Jealousy can invade every relationship, whether it be with husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, family or friends. If we love others and need their love in return we can all suffer from the pain of jealousy. Dr Hauck believes jealousy is a self-defeating emotion which drives away the love we crave. He explains what makes us feel jealous, and shows us how we can control it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I dont even know how to thank the writer

  • By christopher on 12-06-14

Very good ideas for overcoming jealousy

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

Reviewed: 08-21-13

Would you try another book from Paul Hauck and/or Bob Sinfield?

Yes. It was good.

Would you be willing to try another book from Paul Hauck? Why or why not?

Yes I would.

Did Jealousy inspire you to do anything?

To work at overcoming any jealous feelings I get. The book helped me understand the underlying cause.