LISTENER

Paul

  • 12
  • reviews
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 18
  • ratings
  • Effective Communication Skills

  • By: Dalton Kehoe, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dalton Kehoe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show, many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication. These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • seriously eye opening

  • By Luke on 05-05-2017

More than a conversation starter.

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

Reviewed: 25-11-2018

Loved it, letting it ferment for a week or two and then listen to it again. Highly recommend this audio.

  • Chaos

  • Making a New Science
  • By: James Gleick
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

James Gleick explains the theories behind the fascinating new science called chaos. Alongside relativity and quantum mechanics, it is being hailed as the 20th century's third revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm glad that's cleared up.

  • By Paul on 22-10-2018

I'm glad that's cleared up.

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

Reviewed: 22-10-2018

A very thought-provoking book, I thought that it touched on a lot of matter related to Taoism. It took me a few chapters to understand a lot of what was being presented, however, after a while, I built up an understanding of the "concept" that was being presented. If you are a thinker, I would highly recommend this book/audio.

  • The Science of Mindfulness

  • A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
  • By: Ronald Siegel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Ronald Siegel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Ever noticed that trying to calm down often produces more agitation? Or that real fulfillment can be elusive, despite living a successful life? Often, such difficulties stem from the human brain's hardwired tendency to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Modern science demonstrates that this survival mechanism served the needs of our earliest ancestors, but is at the root of many problems that we face today, such as depression, compulsive and addictive behaviors, chronic pain, and stress and anxiety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy listening

  • By Y Skoryk on 12-08-2016

XClent

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

Reviewed: 24-07-2018

Loved every minute. Highly recommend this experienced and novices . Translates the Eastern experience into Western understanding impeccably.

  • Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You

  • By: Peter M. Vishton, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Peter M. Vishton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

The brain is an astounding organ, and today neuroscientists have more insights than ever about how it works - as well as strategies for helping us live better every day. These 24 practical lectures give you a wealth of useful strategies for improving your well-being. By presenting evidence-based "hacks" for your brain, Professor Vishton empowers you to take charge of your life and perform better all around.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Jon on 25-01-2017

Listening to it again.

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

Reviewed: 21-06-2018

Absolutely loved it. If you want to know what goes on in your head then I highly recommend this audio.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
  • By: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-tested collection of practical techniques for managing moods and modifying undesirable behaviors through self-awareness, critical analysis, and goal-oriented change. CBT illuminates the links between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health and uses those connections to develop concrete plans for self-improvement. In 24 engaging half-hour lectures, you'll build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with the expert guidance of Professor Satterfield of the University of California, San Francisco.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit dull, and slow reading, but interesting info

  • By Brendan on 05-03-2016

Major rewiring in progress.

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

Reviewed: 22-05-2018

Absolutely love this book. After listening to The New Psycho-Cybernetics, I came across this fantastic audio book, who would think that one's outlook and one's inward look could advance so much in such a short time. I won't be giving this one back for a while as I want to listen to it again and again. Thank you very much Audible.com and The Great Courses.

  • The Second Machine Age

  • Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
  • By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies — with hardware, software, and networks at their core — will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great read, but lacked the wow factor

  • By Anand Balasubramanian on 18-09-2018

It's a keeper!

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

Reviewed: 23-04-2018

Where does The Second Machine Age rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've just reached the Pro reader level and I've got a long way to go before I'm finished, if ever. I rate this book in my top 3 so far. I highly recommend this book!

What other book might you compare The Second Machine Age to, and why?

The only similar book that I've listened to (another top 3) is The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab. Both books don't pretend to have all the answers and makes one want to research more of the same.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I like how the authors can see the evolution that may be.

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

If I had had the time I would have. One day I will find that time and listen all the way through.

Any additional comments?

Just get it and listen, the wider this spreads the better for all.

  • Elon Musk

  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,135

South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An underwhelming narrative of a really cool guy

  • By Michael on 17-06-2016

An eye opener!

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

Reviewed: 15-03-2018

Would you consider the audio edition of Elon Musk to be better than the print version?

As I haven't read the printed version I am unable to compare the two, it rocks.

What did you like best about this story?

The depth of the story and the unbiased approach really made this worth listening to.

What about Fred Sanders’s performance did you like?

Fred really seemed to make the subjects come to life, sometimes I almost forgot that he was the narrator.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

An imagination of fantasy made into reality.

Any additional comments?

I found myself arriving at my destination and I would continue listening to this for goodness knows how long spellbound before I would snap out of it and turn the ignition off in my car.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously?

  • By Anonymous User on 30-01-2018

Tell it like it is!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2018

What did you like most about The 5 Second Rule?

Not only gives a concept to follow, also give an analysis of the why, when and wherefore.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Love the stories and how they relate to how the whole idea works for you or me!

Have you listened to any of Mel Robbins’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I watched some youtube videos by Mal while researching the author before committing to downloading.

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

The stories helped me to relate to the concept and how it could and is helping me.

Any additional comments?

Thankful for the extra videos and free resources on Mal's web site.

  • The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide

  • For Entrepreneurs and Business Advisors
  • By: Kirk Phillips
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide explores this innovative financial paradigm, one that is so contrary to our existing money model it's like experiencing life on a new planet. Bitcoin is a trustless system, a public transaction ledger controlled by no one, with no third-party banks, no central banks, no long-term inflation, no crazy bank and credit cards fees, no bank withdraws without your permission and the ability to send value nearly instantaneously to anyone anywhere in the world from the comfort of your home or office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very intriguing rabbit hole to descend into.

  • By Paul on 03-02-2018

A very intriguing rabbit hole to descend into.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-2018

Where does The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Sit's up there with the best of them.

What other book might you compare The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide to, and why?

The only book that I "would" compare this with would be, Think and Grow Rich, not for context but for depth and analysis.

What does Stephanie Murphy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I've listened to this book twice so far, I think that if I had been reading it I would need another few readings before I attained the understanding I have from listening to Stephanie's narration.

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

The author has a sense of humour that I can relate to.

Any additional comments?

A lot of information to digest, the link for the supplementary material doesn't work, so I had to find and contact the author. Kirk was very obliging and sent me the material without hesitation.

  • The Art of War [Blackstone Version]

  • By: Sun-Tzu, translation by John Minford
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver, Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture, a lucid epigrammatic text that reveals as much about human psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. The influence of Sun-Tzu's text has grown tremendously in the West in recent years, with military leaders, politicians, and corporate executives alike finding valuable insight in these ancient words.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • old time fav

  • By Krystal on 08-03-2018

Kings, politicians, generals and cannon fodder.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-2018

Would you try another book written by translation by John Minford and Sun-Tzu or narrated by Ray Porter and Lorna Raver ?

One never steps in the same river twice. I thought the mix of eastern, western, ancient and modern translations was an important perspective.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I thought the ending was somewhat predictable.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Ray Porter and Lorna Raver ?

An improvement could be made by having both narrators being recorded at the same volume.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Now that I've listened to the book I think I will have to watch the doco on the book.

Any additional comments?

No matter where or when one comes from, Rulers think they have dominion over the lands and the people to do with as they wish. War along with business is a ruthless and unforgiving environment.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful