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Mark H. Maliniak

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  • The Second World War

  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 39 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
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    5 out of 5 stars 889

A magisterial, single volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known, by our foremost military historian. The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet events on opposite sides of the world had profound effects.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Concise, Interesting and Entertaining

  • By David on 16-08-12

detailed and often distressing...but ultimately co

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Reviewed: 03-08-18

A massive history of World War 2. My geography is not great so I would often get confussed as to where things happened. Details of events are chilling and upsetting.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,273

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The message is simple

  • By Margaret on 27-04-10

such a good book

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Reviewed: 15-06-18

Its worth a listen whatever your life stage is.
As a marketer I felt there were many take aways both for my personal life and work life, but also I felt some aspects I could apply to my output in terms of human psychology.

  • Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits

  • Real-World Strategies That Work
  • By: Ilona Bray J.D.
  • Narrated by: Colleen Patrick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    2 out of 5 stars 3

An affordable, plain English guide, Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits explains how to: work with individual donors; plan special events; solicit grants from foundations and corporations get media coverage; use the Web to further fundraising goals start a side business and much more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • its ok

  • By Mark H. Maliniak on 15-06-18

its ok

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Reviewed: 15-06-18

I have been in fundraising for 10 years - this book gave me some interesting insights - but overall I don't think its worth it - not if you have experience.
If you are new to fundraising - then this is a great book to start out with.
Its for an American audience - so bare that in mind as some of it is not relevant

  • Smarter Faster Better

  • The Secrets of Being Productive
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

In the international best seller The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, rigorous reporting and rich storytelling to explain how we can get better at the things we do. The result is a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By OGGFATHER on 08-04-16

got to read

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Reviewed: 15-06-18

Having listened to the first one - I had no hesitation in listening to this one and I was not let down.
Great story telling, great examples. As a marketer I feel there is so much stuff in here I could use (or test)
If you are not a marketer - then its just a great listen to understand why we do what we do.

  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,782
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371

Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her.

Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and 'Sarah Palin', Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, an audiobook that knows it's an audiobook

  • By PP Merge on 18-05-11

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 15-06-18

I could not think of a clever headline - I am not funny, but Tina Fey is.
Just to say production value on this book is superb! Music, even an audio clip from SNL.

Tina is as ever funny, and her stories about her life both private and public are really interesting.

thank you

  • The Princess Diarist

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved - plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a (sort-of) regular teenager.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable!

  • By Dan on 28-12-16

heart breaking<br />

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Reviewed: 14-06-18

hindsight is a great thing....and here I am listening long after she left us. mixture or heartbreak and more love. and not just for the golden bikini

  • Nevertheless

  • A Memoir
  • By: Alec Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Alec Baldwin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
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    4 out of 5 stars 144

One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Memoirs

  • By Patrick Morgan on 26-04-17

man crushes

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Reviewed: 12-06-18

i have had a healthy man crush on Alec for sometime....and having now listened to his memoir I feel moved by his story, his struggles and his outlook. Funny, revealing, moving and it also turns that, like me, he has his crushes too.

  • Thank You for Being Late

  • An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
  • By: Thomas L. Friedman
  • Narrated by: Mr Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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    4 out of 5 stars 87

From the Pulitzer Prize winner and number one international best-selling author of The World Is Flat, an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the 21st century. We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful book

  • By S K. on 28-08-17

mind blown

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Reviewed: 02-06-18

it's a long listen, but incredibly rewarding. I am not an economist or particularly political. But this book has opened my eyes and as someone who works in charity I have decided I want to focus my work on international education...as a result of listening to this.

  • The 1-Page Marketing Plan

  • Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd
  • By: Allan Dib
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 125
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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Warning: Do not listen to this book if you hate money! To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn't get done. In The 1-Page Marketing Plan, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • bloody marvellous

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-18

It's ok

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Reviewed: 29-05-18

I have read better and learnt more in my life. The concept of a one page marketing plan is quirky, but really this is marketing for beginners'.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Appendix missing

  • By Mark Pack on 22-07-12

incredible

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Reviewed: 24-05-18

Brilliant, moving, intelligent, thought provoking. Stories about habit that honestly surprised me and kept me listening.
Beautiful narration...always a good thing.