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Think!: Why Crucial Decisions Can't Be Made in the Blink of an Eye
I agree with the premise of this book, which is that we can't allow critical thinking to fall by the wayside, which it is in danger of doing in Americ ...more
Oct 23, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
The Art of Happiness at Work
The narrative takes the form of a discussion between Cutler and the Dalai Lama on the nature of finding satisfaction in one's occupation. The content ...more
Jul 07, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
Bright Shiny Morning
A sort of anatomy of Los Angeles: various listings of facts intertwined with fictional narratives about L.A. residents. The fictional parts are great; ...more
Jun 30, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
My Stroke Of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
Creates new meaning for the phrase "change your mind." Though her voice is not pleasing, author Jill Bolte Taylor's reading of her own experience as a ...more
Nov 09, 2009
Nov 08, 2009
Clapton: The Autobiography
Never been the hugest fan of Eric Clapton, though he's certainly got some good music. This autobiography is pretty fascinating and engaging, all the m ...more
Jun 24, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
The Bell Jar
Between the melancholy subject matter and Maggie Gyllenhaal's doleful and detached vocal intonations, I found myself driven to depression and anxiety ...more
Jan 2008
Apr 22, 2009
High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed
Horrifying, compelling. Kodas weaves the story of his own ill-fated attempt to climb Everest (scuttled due to petty and inexplicable rivalries within ...more
Jun 19, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
I can't possibly oversell this audiobook, read by Jeremy Irons, whom I could listen to all day long (five stars on that basis alone). But Nabokov of c ...more
May 03, 2009
Apr 19, 2009
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
Fascinating book on the psychological aspects of staying alive in extreme survival situations. Compellingly written and read, though he lost me a litt ...more
Dec 04, 2009
Nov 28, 2009
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
I have no idea what Jon Kabat-Zinn said in this abridged version of his book. Which is ironic. If I were to tackle it again, I would most certainly re ...more
Jul 31, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
The Monster of Florence
A labyrinthine tale centering on the investigations surrounding a series of horrific murders in the Florentine countryside during the 1970s and '80s. ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Oct 09, 2009
Hitler's Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil's Pact
Interesting, but too scattered in organization to be effective as an audiobook.
Jul 06, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
The Poe Shadow
Decent story, though the silly accent the reader used drove me a little nuts.
Jan 2008
Jul 01, 2009
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)
Not a work of art, but definitely fun and engaging. Admittedly, it's hard having heard Michael C. Hall as Dexter to hear someone else read the part. I ...more
Jun 10, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People
Simple and straightforward guide to basic financial health and investing. I recommend the audiobook if you want a good introduction to these concepts; ...more
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 24, 2009
The Leader's Way: The Art of Making the Right Decisions in Our Careers, Our Companies, and the World at Large
Content was fine, focused on right view and right action and how these can be applied to business and economic responsibility. Unfortunately the book ...more
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
K2: Life and Death on the World's Dangerous Mountain
I'm always fascinated by these stories; this book is no exception. The reader is good, although this particular piece is hampered by an audio presenta ...more
Apr 28, 2010
May 02, 2010
What Should I Do with My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question
Overall this contains good information, research, and stories, but Po Bronson chose to read this book himself, which was a major mistake. It makes eve ...more
Jan 2008
Jul 01, 2009
Maria Conchita Alonso's seductive, accented voice brings this novel of Spanish conquistadors and a young native girl to vibrant life. There is also ma ...more
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Jan 27, 2009
Tyrannosaur Canyon
Jun 04, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
A People's History of the United States
Jun 07, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
Stationary Bike
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Jan 10, 2009
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