This audiobook walks listeners through one of the most perilous events of the second decade of this century--the effects of the global financial crisis on Greece and how close the country came to bankruptcy and ruin. Leighton Pugh narrates this work as if it were an unsolved mystery. The author was Greece's finance minister, and his account of how global powers treated him and... Read More
Stephen R. Thorne captures the optimism in this invitation to make your organization a crucible for human growth instead of a place where learning is stifled and spirits are deadened. His phrasing and pacing have the energy needed to open bureaucratic minds and give hope to leaders who have become complacent or cynical about helping people grow. Using the examples of three... Read More
Acclaimed musical theater and voice pro Daniel Maté performs miracles with this guide to taking your work to the next level. His vocal personality is sparkling without stealing the spotlight, and his phrasing has the juice needed to keep listeners engaged. The author is a one-on-one business coach who likes to push his clients, so listeners will have to make a commitment to the... Read More
Tim Harford starts his list at the modern economy's absolute beginning--the plow. Narrator Roger Davis takes listeners through it with wit and enthusiasm, building interest in Harford's choices--such as the passport, the shipping container, and the disposable blade--and the logic behind them. He can amuse listeners with his reading of a convoluted train timetable, his voice... Read More
Ever wonder what it took for Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook to rise to iconic status? And whether that status is deserved--or lasting? In sharing THE FOUR's answer, narrator Jonathan Todd Ross effectively channels author Scott Galloway, a brassy entrepreneur whose anecdotes and insights occasionally include edgy comments, as if he were a professor trying to reach a younger... Read More
Artist Jeff Koons, financial wizard Warren Buffett, fitness coach Jillian Michaels, and 27 other leaders in their fields share their experiences and wisdom in this moving audio production. The three narrators chosen to read these first-person biographical sketches could not be more engaging or fun to hear. A surprising number of these achievers had rocky starts--they were... Read More
The author's earnest narration, combined with a perspective on work that rises above political rhetoric, makes this a must-hear audio for anyone concerned about poverty and the dignity of work. The grim tone in her otherwise clear performance is not altogether inappropriate, given the plight of people with no jobs or any means to feel like they are contributing members of their... Read More
An audio production of a newly revised book, this subversive and often funny lesson won't change your boss, but it will deliver a surfeit of wisdom and analytic tools that can help you manage what you can control--yourself. Narrator Brian Sutherland's performance is notable for his sturdy vocal tone and pacing that fits the material. Some listeners will notice that his phrasing... Read More
Harris exposes listeners to a damning critique of neoliberal capitalist culture and how it has wreaked havoc on his generation, the Millennials. Narrator Will Collyer understands Harris's tone and viewpoint and channels it consistently. His youthful voice carries the energy and emphasis of Harris's prose, bringing each point home. Collyer is particularly skilled at delivering... Read More
More than a communication lesson, this is expert advice is about how to influence others with a carefully structured personal narrative. Emily Woo Zeller's confident vocal style is perfect for this kind of lesson. She has a sensitive ear for the arc and momentum of the colorful stories the author uses to express her detailed ideas and strategies. Sounding both familiar and... Read More
Laurel Lefkow's beguiling narration is notable for lyrical phrasing that never sounds innocent and never betrays the power of this timely broadside about women's value in today's challenging workplaces. With a performance that sounds both intelligent and beautiful to hear, she is a wonderful choice for this message, which weaves in and out of the author's personal journey from... Read More
Narrator Christopher Lane's first few sentences sound so powerful that it takes a moment to shift one's attention to this audiobook's rich message. But once listeners start connecting with that message, they'll find his relaxed pace and total comfort with his craft perfect for the authors' advice. They looked at the best performers in athletics, the arts, and intellectual... Read More
Author Bregman presents a case for building a new utopia: a society with guaranteed universal basic income, an abbreviated workweek, and open borders to permit the free flow of people and reduce, if not eliminate, poverty. Narrator Peter Noble contributes an intelligent narration, notable for his British-accented voicing and thoughtful, deliberate pacing. He guides the listener... Read More
Two prodigious thinkers explain how the technology and communication revolutions have upended the way we seek progress in almost every area of life. Narrator James Foster’s enthusiasm and sensitivity to every nuance make this a compelling audio. With both steadiness and phrasing verve, he holds this book together, which is not easy when so much of the book’s ideological payload... Read More
Stephen R. Thorne captures the optimism in this invitation to make your organization a crucible for human growth instead of a place where learning is stifled and spirits are deadened. His phrasing and pacing have the energy to give hope to leaders who have become complacent or cynical about helping people grow. Using the examples of three companies, the authors explain how... Read More
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