Senator Amy Klobuchar delivers the introduction, first chapter, and conclusion of her audiobook with intellectual confidence. The familiarity of her speech helps connect this richly detailed economics lesson with the likable Minnesota lawmaker. Nan McNamara narrates the remainder of the audio with more vocal color than the senator and equal skill with her often complex... Read More
The so-called dismal science has merged with psychology and neurology to study why people make all types of economic decisions. Systems biologist and economist David Orrell documents the current state of this research in this well-written audiobook. Narrator Al Kessel's vocal style is lyrical and enjoyable to hear, even when his melodic pitch patterns fluctuate in ways that... Read More
The author of this outstanding guide to starting and running a business narrates with a compelling blend of spontaneity and infectious determination. Ellen Bennett's story of her growth as an entrepreneur and her audible desire to succeed are the star components of this audiobook; she shares her dreams and the lessons she's learned with heartfelt honesty and quiet power. Her... Read More
Greg McKeown's British enunciation and slow pace create a tone of gravitas perfect for savoring his message that we make work too complicated and laborious. His intense performance is positively magnetic. Listeners won't want to miss any part of his arresting and well-argued ideas. We are more productive and happier, he says, when we avoid the oppressing clutter of... Read More
Narrator Joe Knezevich's boyish tone and gee-whiz optimism may seem out of sync with the dire realities of widening pay gaps and weakened employee bargaining power. But his vocal character is perfect for the author's intent--to help workers negotiate fair pay for themselves and become more knowledgeable about how business and our economy work. Knezevich has a broad and... Read More
Tiffany Aliche narrates her excellent personal finance guide with the slow and deliberate pacing of a teacher who wants every word and concept to be understood. Her earnest tone fits her mission to be of service to people who are naïve or inexperienced about money. Focusing on the basics, her 10 steps to financial competence are intuitive and easy to comprehend--strategies such... Read More
After a near collapse, Softway, an international marketing firm, transformed its culture by embracing the principles described by four of its executives in this stirring manifesto. Kelli Tager narrates with impeccable clarity at a pace that gives this work fitting energy. Her performance suggests the authors' respect for the employees who courageously took up the mission to... Read More
In this well-researched examination of all aspects of money, the host of an NPR personal finance podcast offers a primer on where it came from, how it works today, and where it's going. His brisk performance is easy to understand and fun to hear. Goldstein's broad grasp of his topic expresses itself in snappy vignettes full of colorful personalities that keep the momentum... Read More
The former head of President Obama's White House Domestic Policy Council draws on the stories of many prominent women of color to illustrate a timely message: Whether Hispanic, Asian, Black, or Middle Eastern, they faced a variety of obstacles when they became leaders and set out to make a difference. Munoz's narration sounds noble--as if she's carrying the weight of... Read More
Management superstar Ram Charan's prescient views on how today's consumer markets are organized are well served by a narrator Arthur Morey. In addition to his pitch-perfect interpretations of nuance, his steady pacing and serious tone convey respect for the intellectual weight of the author's expansive insights, providing a constant reminder that these views deserve close... Read More
Dan Woren's wonderful pitch and phrasing patterns provide a steady supply of positive energy to his narration. Lifted by his pleasing tone and flawless interpretations, his effortless performance makes this well-researched audiobook easy to hear and absorb. The authors deliver hard-hitting facts about the rapidly increasing industrial and consumer waste we create and the many... Read More
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