The author describes her efforts to implement a meaningful sustainability initiative for Wales and the world at large. An educator and minister of the environment, sustainability, and housing in her tiny country, she's a wonderful narrator who sounds at once relaxed and passionate, likable and dignified. Her voice is a perfect vehicle for amplifying her humanitarian intentions... Read More
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
Mike Lenz narrates in the voice of a friendly postgrad tutor. He's engaging and informative--a smart choice for an audiobook that dissects the myth of the tech genius. According to the author, the mystique surrounding founders of companies like Uber and Groupon is partially a case of the Emperor's New Clothes. Lenz subtly sells that premise as Livermore deconstructs an array of... Read More
Internet marketing guru and podcast superstar John Lee Dumas is the Energizer Bunny in this high-impact guide to entrepreneurial success and financial abundance. He speaks incredibly fast, but his advice is always understandable, his ideas enlightening and affirming. These are practical, energy-conserving ideas, delivered with humanity and tireless enthusiasm. Dumas wants... 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
Narrator Nancy Wu's soft voice communicates the horror of a Chinese labor camp. This audiobook is based on a note that was smuggled into products shipped to the West by a laborer named Sun Yi. His story describes forced feedings and hours so long that a prisoner might choose to swallow a diode simply to fall ill and get out of work. Wu also captures the nagging thoughts of... 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
Narrator Nan McNamara is well matched to Andi Simon's facts, figures, and compelling stories aimed at urging women to bust through the myths that sustain the glass ceiling. Simon, a corporate anthropologist, has a unique angle on the power of stories and language to reinforce cultural status quos. She provides current research and references to relevant source material while... 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
In this excellent audiobook, organizational psychologist Adam Grant uses storytelling and research summaries to explain the value of staying open-minded when forming our beliefs. As narrator, he sounds enthusiastic without overselling his ideas and cheery without trivializing his thinking. His boyish timbre and casual approach will make listeners like him and appreciate the... 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
Computer science professor Cal Newport suggests alternatives to our inbox-centered work lives. Kevin Free offers a deliberative yet friendly narration. Free guides listeners through a theoretical framework arguing that one should begin the workday with deep, creative work and write email responses significantly later. Newport further suggests that organizations help staff by... Read More
Narrator Tavia Gilbert's voice is perfect for this intelligent exploration of risk by an international crisis analyst. Gilbert's mature, assertive tone fits the author's command of her topic. Even when sentences are packed with information, Gilbert's flawless phrasing makes them clear. Michele Wucker examines how gender and age, cultural and family norms, and economic status... Read More
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