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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,107 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Scott Adams Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9780060898021
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Why do all modern managers do the same bizarre things? Are these methods taught in business schools? Do managers learn by watching more experienced managers? Is it the result of mentoring?

None of the above!

Every manager learns from the same source: Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook. This valuable management handbook teaches new managers how to transform themselves from bitter and bewildered "little people" into fully functioning, paradigm-spewing management zombies.

In this indispensable guide, Dogbert reveals the many vital skills needed by managers in their daily lives, including:

The power of verbal instructions-sound like a boss while maintaining complete deniability!

Empty promises of promotion-enjoy all the motivational benefits with none of the costs!

Pretending to care-learn to hear without listening!

Company newsletter-communicate without the risk of conveying information!

Competition-experience the joy of setting your people against one another!

Decision making-be a leader without making any decisions!

Incentives-inspire employees by giving them worthless knick-knacks!

Remember: Leadership isn't something you're born with. It's something you learn by listening to Dogbert tapes.

A world-class consultant and bestselling author, Dogbert has spent much of his life giving advice to gullible people with disposable incomes. His brain has many more crevices than yours, so you'd better do what he says. Download and start listening now!

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  • “This book presents the world of work from the manager’s perspective. Adams’ voice sounds like the guy in the cubicle next to yours, who has learned to deal with corporate bureaucracy while poking fun at it. With just the right touch of sarcasm in his reading, Adams will have you laughing.” 

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  • “Adams lets loose Dogbert, a caricature of the management guru types responsible for turning those in charge into ‘fully functioning, paradigm-spewing management zombies.’ Dogbert offers secrets on how to act like a manager, motivate employees, communicate, get ahead, understand compensation programs, establish staffing levels (get rid of employees), and most important, be happy as a manager.” 

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  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney J. | 2/19/2014

    " She get a lot right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy C. | 2/18/2014

    " Not like his other books-more of a thriller than a comedy/mystery. About 3/4 through the book I had guessed at some of the ending, but his writing is still highly enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/18/2014

    " I love, love, love Kenneth C. Davis' books! Always educational and entertaining! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 2/17/2014

    " Very good introduction to the war. Davis does an excellent job of outlining events from much earlier that led to the conflict. He has a firm understanding of topics and explains in such a way that the completely uninitiated would have a good understanding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 2/16/2014

    " A stand alone thriller from the writer of the Andy Carpenter series. A lot of twists and turns in the plot..you're never able to guess what is going to happen. A really good story, but I missed Andy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 2/13/2014

    " I enjoyed the story but read it during a busy week and had to put it down more than I would have liked...which made me feel like I had to recap a few times when I picked it back up. There was also a time or two that I felt extra characters being introduced was overwhelming for my brain because I didn't know how intricate to the story they were going to be and I wasn't sure if I needed to remember their names. Again, busy week, so maybe any other time it wouldn't have been so much to digest. But I really liked the premise and I adore this writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vince Carter | 2/13/2014

    " Readable and interesting presentation of the why and what happended in the form of snapshots and anecdotes from the participants to make their character come alive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 2/8/2014

    " Good book on understanding both sides of the Civil War. It also gives a timeline of other events going on at the time & really personalizes the war. If you've never learned much about the Civil War this is the perfect book because its very easy to read and full of rich information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johnny | 2/8/2014

    " Well, it was hard to decide how many stars to give these books. I usually read Ann Coulter books for the information that she presents with her hilarious voice. This book is more of a compilation of her notorious punchlines/comments. So, there was less actual political information in it, but it was very entertaining and a fast read. It was very fun, but if you want to read Coulter's very best, you should definitely read "Treason." It is one of the most eye-opening and interesting books I have ever read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 2/7/2014

    " Taking quotes from other books. She phoned this one in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Darrow | 1/29/2014

    " Good intro to the Civil War. Explains the background, major conflicts and results in a way that almost anyone could understand it. Includes many quotes from famous people of the era, but incorporates them into the narrative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janeal | 1/28/2014

    " Wow!! What an intriguing story this was. It had you guessing who the bad guy was the entire time. I really enjoyed it. I would've preferred less vulgarity, but other then that I enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie McHenry | 1/19/2014

    " If you are a fan of David Rosenfelt's "Andy Carpenter" series, stick with that!!! I love that series and have finished all nine so I thought I would read one of his stand alones, bad idea. The story wasn't bad, but it just wasn't up to par with the Carpenter series. No humor, no character development no love for his environment (as far as hometown is concerned) and no love of sport. There was the love of dogs but that was about it. Stay clear, and stay with Andy!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 1/19/2014

    " Sweet love story, original, believeable, somewhat "dated", but I enjoyed the plot and the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Stauffer | 1/19/2014

    " I absolutely love anything by Kenneth C. Davis. His history books are great for getting a solid grasp on main ideas, as well as giving you fun insights on old info lost in school. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mitzi | 1/18/2014

    " It was ok.....good easy read. The ending was rather amateurish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Squirrely G | 1/17/2014

    " Doesn't contain much that a true Civil War buff wouldn't already know, but the format makes for easy, bite sized, read-it-when-I-can entertainment! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ammorett | 1/14/2014

    " AMAZING! Ann Coulter goes straight for the jugular! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary Gunn | 1/14/2014

    " Sneeked this book from my mom's book stack when I was about 14. It was my first grown up romance and ohm'god! There was no going back to teenage love stories after this one! It's true ... you always remember your very first! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/12/2014

    " This was an interesting mystery. I don't get into the political side of things much, but is was interesting nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laila | 1/12/2014

    " If you are a liberal, you will hate, hate, hate this book. If you are conservative, you will find this book hilarious. I laughed out loud several times and couldn't put it down. My only criticism is I would like to have had more narrative and less quotes. I am curious to read her other books to see if they have more narrative and also to see what else she has to say. A fast, entertaining read for a libertarian or conservative. An abomination for a liberal, no doubt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nurjuwitasari Utami | 1/11/2014

    " Sosok tokoh utama cowo'y keren,udh cakep suka anak2 lg jg sabar kya'y.cowo ideal bgt deh.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vijayamanikandan R | 1/11/2014

    " Top Class "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah Daigneault | 1/10/2014

    " An interesting read about background facts of The Civil War. Easy to put down and pick up again later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kithill | 1/9/2014

    " Excellent and practical book on how to actually set boundaries with someone without cutting them off or giving in to manipulation "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 1/5/2014

    " I enjoy Coulter's rants because they're based on research and facts, however, I feel she'd have more of a receptive audience, if she weren't so abrasive in person and on paper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 1/3/2014

    " Really 3.5 stars. Most of the story raced along in typical Rosenfelt style - a touch of humor, a touch of menace - put the end seemed a bit too perfunctory and left me with a few too many unanswered questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/31/2013

    " I really like this book! It is a great collection of Ann's best quotes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 12/31/2013

    " Good book for just learning basic facts. For example, the difference between a canal and a fjord. A canal is man-made (think Panama, people) and a fjord is made by Mother Nature. Plus I just like saying the word "fjord", Pronunciation = fee-yord. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cinnamon | 12/26/2013

    " I had an older edition, which took away from the reading somewhat. Many countries mentioned are no longer. But the geographic information was sound and interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mohammed AlHelaibi | 12/25/2013

    " Hilarious. A must read for every executive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 12/11/2013

    " I really liked this book as steamy romances go and Sean was delicious. However, there wasn't a whole lot of substance to the story so I'm giving it a 3 for that reason (in spite of how much I enjoyed reading it). I will be reading more Sandra Brown in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 12/9/2013

    " Same as her others. i don't go to the discussions as most people who disagree with Ann hate her and can't seem to stay calm about it. Me? I like her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Winnifred | 12/6/2013

    " Now all has been made clear! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 12/5/2013

    " is this a duplicate listing? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolina | 12/1/2013

    " Good bathroom book, if you read in the bathroom... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/1/2013

    " this book was a page turner right from the first page..i couldn't put it down ... another knock out of the park for Sandra Brown "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elida | 11/29/2013

    " Considering the fact that I'm rather young.. this book was amusing. The storyline was fairly basic but what kept me giggling in the middle of the night were the hot steamy sessions. However, I do admit that it was a very enjoyable read and it's a nice book to read after a long day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/27/2013

    " As always with David Rosenfelt, an excellent read and great plot line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joey-Joey-Jo-Jo | 11/27/2013

    " I checked this out in hopes of solidifying my knowledge of the period, which has always been somewhat mushy. The book is a good overview; it's readable, factual, and avoids numbing military detail. I'm still not sure I'll remember it, but eh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/23/2013

    " This book is very interesting and taught me many geographical facts I never learned. Two flaws are 1)although the book has been reissued, it has not been revised (it stops at 1992) and, 2) a lack of maps. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margie | 11/22/2013

    " I'm pretty sure they spy on big oil for these stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 11/21/2013

    " Got bored. Gave up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Schubert | 11/20/2013

    " A very quick read and enjoyable. I gave it an extra star since the author owns 27 dogs. That gets any author an extra star. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hank Pharis | 11/19/2013

    " A good little intro/review to the Civil War. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 11/15/2013

    " Davis has several out in this series. This one does a good job covering the whole mess about our late loss! Try for the paperback or find a "like new" copy at your used book store. If the South does rise again, what will I do with all these Federal Reserve Notes? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Walsman | 11/14/2013

    " This book is very funny but I don't think it is beneficial to read. If you gain anything from this book besides laughter, it will probably be a more cynical attitude towards all of society. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mom | 11/10/2013

    " I am really torn on this one. I love finding out any information on the Civil War but this book had a very argumentative tone that put me off. And then I was unsure if this information was actually factual. I couldn't wait to get to the end so I could read something else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bella_eternity | 11/9/2013

    " *** REVIEW TO COME *** "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Plainjane26 | 11/9/2013

    " I didn't like this as much as another book of his that I read, but it was still decent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/8/2013

    " i think i know some managers who actually use this stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Libby | 11/8/2013

    " I'd owned this for a long time before I finally read it. It was a mostly-interesting survey of geography, but nothing that made a huge impression on me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 11/7/2013

    " Offensive and hilarious - the best combination! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Mishap | 11/5/2013

    " Don't know what it is but I enjoy these mysteries quite a bit. Oh, wait, it is New Mexico I love! Everything else is standard mystery I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janecia | 10/31/2013

    " Really good book,had me laughing all day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 10/28/2013

    " A non-series book for this author, but a good thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 10/27/2013

    " This book has an easy-to-follow format. Each section is really a question that gets answered; it's easy to read a little here and there. I learned a lot. Unfortunately, it's a bit dated at this point, but since I know that, I took some sections as not quite the truth anymore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ram | 10/27/2013

    " Damn so hilarious, yet brings out the satire and the truth about the organisation paradoxes and stupidity that exists in the corporate world. Very humorous and everybody who reads it would not deny the facts written as satire and mockery are indeed true! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 10/25/2013

    " Same rules apply as to other Coulter books. If you are sensitive to criticism or a staunch Democrat don't even try to understand Ann's opinions and humor. She WILL get under your skin. Interesting viewpoints delivered in a humorous, if somewhat Don Rickles fashion. Listened to the Audible version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 10/24/2013

    " Loved all the interesting facts. Good book to keep for reference. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 10/21/2013

    " While a I mostly agree with Ann Coulter politically, I think this book is a little too must Democrat bashing. It has a lot of great one-liners, though, and can be funny at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd Martin | 10/3/2013

    " A compendium of helpful management tips outlining strategies for doing little work, taking all the credit and inflicting mental anguish on employees. A must read for any budding manager ..... except mine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deede | 10/1/2013

    " I like this book. Not fabulous but good. Easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bradley | 9/27/2013

    " Wow. Political satire is alive and well. She even says many things I agree with. Who knew? Very interesting book. =0 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 9/25/2013

    " Mystery set in New Mexico. Nice fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 9/25/2013

    " I enjoyed her compilation of quotes. She has such a way of getting to the meat of any matter. It was a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 9/15/2013

    " This is one of Sandra Brown classic romances for an easy read. I enjoyed it. This is a bit low scale than her upscale contemporary thrillers "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aizawa Shiori | 8/27/2013

    " Not really interesting but good enough to fill my spare time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 8/12/2013

    " Excellent mystery series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 gRegor | 8/10/2013

    " I generally liked the idea of the story, but it felt rather monotonous for a while. Katharine, the protagonist, is basically either at work or at home and the same things kept getting re-hashed, so it did not feel like it was moving forward. The second half of the book picked up the pace a bit. While it kept my interest enough to finish it, I can't say the resolution was very surprising. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jmrathbone | 8/6/2013

    " For a town of 13,000 population, there is a huge amount of crime, but never fear, Kevin Kerney is on the job. There is more love interest in this novel, Sara is back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 7/9/2013

    " This may sound like a ridiculous book, but it is really concise and easy to understand. Sometimes you need something to overly simplify things to get the ball rolling, right? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 7/4/2013

    " Kind-of a silly book for me to read, since I was a history major in college and the Civil War was my "thing", but a book is a book! Informative but not too heavy-duty for beginners. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 6/23/2013

    " Tight murder mystery -- couldn't put it down -- 5 stars for those who like mysteries and if you don't, this one might change your mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murali Manohar | 6/14/2013

    " Now you can relate to what the management is thinking about while making those bizarre decisions. A very entertaining and funny book indeed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariah Smith | 6/5/2013

    " Davis gives simplistic views of geographic concepts, and he ties it together in ways that even children can appreciate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 6/1/2013

    " This is not my usual read but it was entertaining and unpredictable. It pits 2 demons who are vying for one woman against each other with certain rules they had to follow. She was to choose between them but they couldn't answer many of her questions, she had to discover answers on her own. It is an interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 6/1/2013

    " Not a lot of new material here, but well written and well read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 4/30/2013

    " I enjoyed this book of pirate stories. It gave insight about the Caribbean and life there. Many of my ancestors were master mariners, and seamen, sailing between Boston or Bcuksport or Barrington and ports in the Caribbean or Europe. Almost every family had someone lost at sea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lurple | 4/30/2013

    " I was given this book when I first became a manager. It becomes less funny when you bitterly realize it's 95% true. Still, it helped get me through some tough times at a hard, unpleasant job. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon | 4/30/2013

    " Coulter deals much more with the response to her views than party lines or issues. I was disappointed in the narcissism and had hoped to truly gain more information about her ideas and the facts they're based on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Echo | 4/22/2013

    " No. Seriously. I am reading this book. (And to think people accuse me of being liberal. Fascinating. Truly.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 4/8/2013

    " this book left me wondering about two things related to the plot, other then that it was a good read, but the author didn't tie up all the ends. So it was disappointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 3/20/2013

    " Clear writing and engaging. Only giving it three stars because I felt the last two chapters (out of six) were overly pushy (the one on global warming, but in Davis' defense this was published in like 1991) and unnecessary (the astronomy chapter, which was a little silly in a book about geography). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 3/16/2013

    " I got this at a booksale and thought it would be ok, but I actually learned some stuff and it was written with a good sense of humor, like "who killed the dead sea?". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 3/1/2013

    " Studying up for Jeopardy - exactly what I needed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 2/12/2013

    " This should be required reading for anyone considering a career of any kind. Period. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan | 2/11/2013

    " Just started reading this one today "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 2/6/2013

    " Great for tidbits of information on key events, and to get some details on each event as it transpired. The book does not flow like it does in "Battle Cry of Freedom," but it does its job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred Thompson | 2/1/2013

    " Have used these concepts in business and church contexts to teach people steps to take to change relationships. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alexandra | 1/19/2013

    " Lost interest, dry storyline for an adventure book, and I cannot see how a child would pick this up and enjoy it even though it is a children's book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Lawson | 1/16/2013

    " Becoming more and more of a Michael McGarrity fan every day! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 1/14/2013

    " A great book of facts but not a great audio book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 12/5/2012

    " Face to Face follows up on the message Cloud and Townsend outline in Boundaries. It's a practical guide on dealing with conflict and confrontations. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cassie ♥ | 12/5/2012

    " This was one of those--"landlord is hot,but I'm too into my career" books. Very cliche'. I actually don't read many books that are sexual in nature, so I found it "gross". (Read for challenge about a dancer.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 12/3/2012

    " Good communication tools, lose the religion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/20/2012

    " Along with being very educational, this book, like all of Mr. Davis' I have read, is also very entertaining! Even though I was a good student in school I was always a bit geography-challenged. As this book is titled, it is everything I need to know about the world but never learned! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 11/17/2012

    " Who couldn't benefit from this book? I don't know many people who like to have difficult conversations, but this book lays out why they are SO important and how to overcome your reasons for avoiding them. I learned a lot. Now, if I can just start putting it to use in daily life... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane Fanning | 11/15/2012

    " Wow! Intense suspense that was intensely personal. A terrific read for anyone who enjoys a thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 11/6/2012

    " Say what you want about Ann Coulter, but I think she's hilarious. Whether or not you agree with her politics, her writing is funny and compelling. I want to read on to find out what she has to say next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariag | 11/4/2012

    " The story twisted to the end. I enjoyed it alot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.M. Blevins | 11/1/2012

    " I didn't think I'd like this one, since I have a hard time with confrontation. It turns out to be the best, particularly since I have a hard time with confrontation. It made it easy for me to deal with things I've avoided for a lifetime. Amazing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 10/20/2012

    " This was a fast read--and fast paced. It is almost like an old western--don't ask me why--setting, terse lawman, something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 10/19/2012

    " Great book on how to have healthy confrontations. Easy to read... highly recommend this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 10/19/2012

    " Great read for the geography lover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene | 10/4/2012

    " It was a very sweet "bed" read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abasi | 9/27/2012

    " It's funny because it's true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene Wilson | 9/26/2012

    " An old book of Sandra Brown's - good story line - old setting - kind of "cute". Good story - "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalia Luneva | 9/11/2012

    " Very funny book, probably true for some of managers. Should be required to read for every manager now and again, just to make sure that they don't forget how we should not manage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Snorkle | 9/11/2012

    " I really wish they had been more photographs and maps, how can you have a geography book with only 5 maps? Other then that it was pretty good, if not a little lacking in some areas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 8/23/2012

    " It had some good funny lines here and there, but you have to like Scott Adams' humor to like it. I liked it, but I didn't love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charisma Perez | 8/15/2012

    " I pretty much Dogbert super power, what nonsense really>>>> very funny!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernice Chavez | 8/5/2012

    " It is a very interesting book and hard to put down and I have learned a lot of things I was very unaware of "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 8/2/2012

    " This is a story about a man who has been framed for killing his wife and for ploting a terrorist attack. He trys to hunt down the true evil-doers to clear his name. The final terrorist plot was predictable. I also thought that the author used too much profanity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 7/24/2012

    " The beginning and end are interesting, but the middle is very hard to get through. Davis' books are formatted so that the heavy material is a little lighter and easier to make sense of. A good concise history of a time most American's understand little about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moira | 7/21/2012

    " Cloud's work really is very good - solid, clear and useful. The kind of thing you wish you'd had at an earlier age. It has a Christian bent, which is fairly easy to integrate with one's own value system (only a problem if you have no values, but then...why would you be reading the book?) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris King | 6/29/2012

    " every movement needs someone like her, to force you to think through your beliefs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 6/15/2012

    " How to resolve differences/arguments well - fairly, so you'll be heard, so you'll hear the other person, so you'll both be better people and have a stronger relationship "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney | 6/12/2012

    " A book on politics that I adore. You must be conservative and have a sense of humor and this book will have you rolling on the floor about liberals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nusato | 6/9/2012

    " Anyone who takes telling pirate stories seriously should read this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 J.E. | 5/19/2012

    " Mean-spirited jokes for people who enjoy that sort of thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 4/28/2012

    " Now that I've read this book, I'm thinking that maybe being where I currently am -- as one of the employees working in R&D -- isn't the best choice. Maybe I *should* try to weasel my way into managing. This book gives me hope. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alexandra | 4/18/2012

    " Lost interest, dry storyline for an adventure book, and I cannot see how a child would pick this up and enjoy it even though it is a children's book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 4/8/2012

    " This book was a dirge. Yes..there's lot of stories. But they are told in a very dull and uneventful way that it reads almost like a history text book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 4/4/2012

    " Good book! Kept me guessing the whole time. A quick read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kimberly | 3/29/2012

    " I really dissappointing ending. I felt like I wasted time. I would not recommend this book. Happy I didn't pay full price for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 3/24/2012

    " Awesome book. This would make a real good movie. I could hardly put the book down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 3/11/2012

    " Again, I jumped into a series by getting the book on tape. Kevin Kerney is a police officer as well as a rancher in the high country of New Mexico. Good descriptions of the land, very believable characters, but not a 'gripping' story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marketa | 3/11/2012

    " I want to read it because I am sure this will help me at work as well as in life outside of work "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patience | 3/9/2012

    " This was my first thriller an am pretty satisfied with it. it definetly kept me on my toes. And it showed all sides of the story so that is definetly an A+ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa B | 2/27/2012

    " This is a must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 2/25/2012

    " I have read a couple of his other books, with Andy Carpenter as the main character and liked them. Picked this up on the new shelf at the library. It was pretty good, not heavy but held my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Gager | 2/19/2012

    " This is not the "right" cover but we had this book on our shelves when I was kid. The illustrations are tremendous and there's plenty of "lore" too. I think HP was N.C. Wyeth's father-in-law. Date read is "general". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 2/12/2012

    " excellent & practical resource that I highly recommend "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 2/11/2012

    " Great book. Dogbert is a dog full of knowledge on how to lead and motivate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 1/31/2012

    " An amusing way to spend a couple of days. I had fun trying to recognize various managerial actions in my past bosses. Okay, fine, and the current management. Remaining mum on how successful I was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 12/28/2011

    " This is the 2nd McGarrity I've read...I thoroughly enjoyed Judas Judge so I'm going to back-track to the earlier ones...reminds me of the Sanford/Logan Minnesota group so far as characters go...plot along the lines of Raymond Chandler...setting ala Tony Hillerman...worthy reads!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen McRae | 12/24/2011

    " The author actually did know quite a bit about the civil war and had some good stories and info in the book. i found the format the book was written in slightly confusing at times but overall it was a good read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce | 12/15/2011

    " I love geography,,,,I loved this book although I read it so fast I probably forgot lots of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Calvin | 12/8/2011

    " i liked the scenarios, but i wouldn't recommend this book because i found it to be heterosexist entirely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kira | 11/1/2011

    " one of my favorites of hers because the main girl in it is a ballerina. :) she writes really good love stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue johnson | 10/5/2011

    " I am enjoying this series more with each book. Really looking forward to the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily E. | 10/4/2011

    " Mind = blown. I'd thought I knew a lot about geography. But there's so much more. There's always more. Easy to read, humorous, fascinating, clever, engaging. Everyone should read this. Looking forward to reading the others in the Don't Know Much series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 9/22/2011

    " Dancer with an injury is forced to see the "other side of life".....the side other than dancing. Friends try to help with the healing process and show her that the life she has run away from has much more to offer than she ever realized. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/5/2011

    " Wildly snarky! Coulter is quite unapologetic in her views. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wes | 9/4/2011

    " Just read the title... that's enough to know that this is Ann Coulter at her best... she says it as it really is and that's why most Democrats detest her every word... she tells the TRUTH!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 9/3/2011

    " Started off well, but had a few plot discrepancies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 8/20/2011

    " I don't know what to say about this book besides saying it is funny and very very true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 8/19/2011

    " very useful, especially when it comes to learning about everyone's contribution to a difficult situation. sometimes we're quick to judge someone else, when we're part of the situation as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 8/2/2011

    " Not bad for an easy to read, quick mystery novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 8/1/2011

    " Another good book by these guys "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Letitia | 7/31/2011

    " I don't know how it's possible to turn anecdotes of the biggest names in piracy into a dry, uninteresting recitation of stories that are neither unique nor particularly scandalous, but this volume accomplished it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 7/23/2011

    " Should be read by anyone in corporate America at least once a year to keep from taking it too serioulsy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 7/21/2011

    " I love pirates. This book could use a modern-day editor to update it a little. Had a few slow moments and a lot of the language was outdated. Still fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Gager | 7/18/2011

    " This is not the "right" cover but we had this book on our shelves when I was kid. The illustrations are tremendous and there's plenty of "lore" too. I think HP was N.C. Wyeth's father-in-law. Date read is "general". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Cole | 7/14/2011

    " An informative book about the lives of pirates and buccaneers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Season | 7/3/2011

    " Is was an entertaining story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 7/2/2011

    " Someone gave this to me as a gag gift when I took Principles of Management in library school. While it's absolutely hysterical, it's also creepy -- if you've worked in the corporate world, you will have seen or been on the receiving end of the practices lampooned in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Cole | 6/22/2011

    " An informative book about the lives of pirates and buccaneers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 6/3/2011

    " Really great points. I couldn't agree with her more.

    I LOVE ANN COULTER!!!
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steven Shroyer | 6/3/2011

    " 4 words describe this book Complete and Utter Garbage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Larson | 5/31/2011

    " Although I missed the humor of the Myron Bolitar series, this first thriller of Rosenfelt's is a winner! Characters are well-drawn, and a surprise ending that was very satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemarie | 5/24/2011

    " Amazing book for having a mature confrontation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sparkie Allison | 5/20/2011

    " I have read dozens upon dozens of books on the Civil War. This is a great overview and has some fun facts probably not in other books. Every student should read this book. Excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nusato | 5/14/2011

    " Anyone who takes telling pirate stories seriously should read this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rick Bostian | 5/8/2011

    " Learned a few things I didn't know ... but it reads like a textbook. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 4/28/2011

    " Got bored. Gave up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 4/26/2011

    " I love pirates. This book could use a modern-day editor to update it a little. Had a few slow moments and a lot of the language was outdated. Still fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 4/17/2011

    " The usual Ann book. Caustic, confrontational in her polemicist style. Lots of pulls from her weekly columns and TV appearances with some added editorializing at the beginning of each chapter. As usual, entertaining and informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 4/16/2011

    " This book helped with those hard conversations "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benjamin | 4/7/2011

    " Pretty well written book but the diet made me bloated and feel horrible...must have done something wrong. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Calvin | 4/6/2011

    " i liked the scenarios, but i wouldn't recommend this book because i found it to be heterosexist entirely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon | 4/5/2011

    " a departure from the Andy Carpenter books, the dog angle is woven in slightly,but no where like his other books.
    An unknown entity is ruining tim wallace's life and has tangles with seemingly political motives, but maybe not...but maybe so... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 3/29/2011

    " Great book on how to have healthy confrontations. Easy to read... highly recommend this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nelson | 3/24/2011

    " great Book! Very fast pace action. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Threez | 3/19/2011

    " 338th - 2011

    - beli obral dari ibu kost - "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/31/2011

    " can't put down read! Will keep you guessing till the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lurple | 1/29/2011

    " I was given this book when I first became a manager. It becomes less funny when you bitterly realize it's 95% true. Still, it helped get me through some tough times at a hard, unpleasant job. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 J.E. | 1/13/2011

    " Mean-spirited jokes for people who enjoy that sort of thing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ilovebooks14 | 12/27/2010

    " She represents what's wrong with society. And that is unwillingness to accept other people's beliefs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 12/18/2010

    " Should be read by anyone in corporate America at least once a year to keep from taking it too serioulsy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannette | 12/4/2010

    " After being on Atkins for 3 weeks I finally got around to reading the book. If you're doing atkins, this book is a must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 11/30/2010

    " Occasionally, my attention was grabbed by some interesting details or facts, but my mind kept drifting, sadly. I'm sorry that I was not able to pay more attention to what I was reading due to the fact that I love pirates! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patience | 11/15/2010

    " This was my first thriller an am pretty satisfied with it. it definetly kept me on my toes. And it showed all sides of the story so that is definetly an A+ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dick | 11/12/2010

    " Quick, easy and exciting read. Keep you interested from beginning to end. Not the best written of books or the best developed of characters, but a good story with lots of twists and turns. The ending was too quick and neat. Makes for a good escape read. No real thinking or concentrating necessary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Cooper | 10/25/2010

    " [Audio] Don't know much about the historical accuracy of the book, but a fun read. Though full of adventure, it hints at the dark side of pirating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi King | 10/24/2010

    " A classic, but a classic book of tales for a reason - the adventures are still exciting and gripping, brusquely told, and colorful. Just don't depend on it for truth in piracy, for Pyle was seeking to sketch adventure tales, not the history that many have sought to read here and that Pyle imitated. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Letitia | 10/21/2010

    " I don't know how it's possible to turn anecdotes of the biggest names in piracy into a dry, uninteresting recitation of stories that are neither unique nor particularly scandalous, but this volume accomplished it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nurjuwitasari | 10/20/2010

    " Sosok tokoh utama cowo'y keren,udh cakep suka anak2 lg jg sabar kya'y.cowo ideal bgt deh.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 10/1/2010

    " An old book of Sandra Brown's - good story line - old setting - kind of "cute". Good story - "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 10/1/2010

    " I generally like Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series, but this stand-alone didn't do it for me. It gets two stars because it's an interesting enough read, but the entire story line is just ridiculously implausible, and that was a deal-breaker for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 8/26/2010

    " Very good introduction to the war. Davis does an excellent job of outlining events from much earlier that led to the conflict. He has a firm understanding of topics and explains in such a way that the completely uninitiated would have a good understanding. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 8/23/2010

    " this is most least favorite rosenfelt book. it is listed as a thriller, and so it is. Tim Wallace’s wife was killed in a boating accident several months ago—and one New Jersey cop is sure he did it. He didn’t. Not my "cup of tea" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cinnamon | 8/22/2010

    " I had an older edition, which took away from the reading somewhat. Many countries mentioned are no longer. But the geographic information was sound and interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddie | 8/19/2010

    " This is the 'secret' to achieving and maintaining weightloss. This way of eating is the most pain-free method of losing weight. Read this without pre-conceived ideas. I am recommending this to anyone who expresses the wish to lose weight! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gypsy Lady | 8/18/2010

    " Modern lawman mystery set in New Mexico. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 8/17/2010

    " is this a duplicate listing? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 8/9/2010

    " What Ann Coulter lacks in tact, she makes up for tenfold in insults and witty comebacks. I don't think she wrote more than 20 pages of this book...the rest is just quotations from her column and more extreme interviews. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 8/2/2010

    " Dancer with an injury is forced to see the "other side of life".....the side other than dancing. Friends try to help with the healing process and show her that the life she has run away from has much more to offer than she ever realized. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bradley | 7/26/2010

    " Wow. Political satire is alive and well. She even says many things I agree with. Who knew? Very interesting book. =0 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 louisa | 7/24/2010

    " From the locked cabinet at school. Read aloud. Pictures easily the best part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariah | 7/13/2010

    " Davis gives simplistic views of geographic concepts, and he ties it together in ways that even children can appreciate. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 7/5/2010

    " This book was a dirge. Yes..there's lot of stories. But they are told in a very dull and uneventful way that it reads almost like a history text book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aizawa | 6/28/2010

    " Not really interesting but good enough to fill my spare time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adriane | 6/9/2010

    " It's a smart approach to braking the cycle of addictive eating. It helps teach the difference between carbs, proteins and losing weight...for good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 6/2/2010

    " A good story that I enjoyed. I was able to finish it in just a couple of days because it really kept my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Parkerspammy | 5/31/2010

    " This was a fast read--and fast paced. It is almost like an old western--don't ask me why--setting, terse lawman, something. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ash | 5/26/2010

    " I have read her other books and this one is different in one way-no new material. If you have read her other books or her articles, then it's not worth it. It is basically the collection of her work, a complete and unoriginal review of all of the same things that she talks about all day long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susanne | 5/10/2010

    " This book is saving my life every day! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi King | 4/30/2010

    " A classic, but a classic book of tales for a reason - the adventures are still exciting and gripping, brusquely told, and colorful. Just don't depend on it for truth in piracy, for Pyle was seeking to sketch adventure tales, not the history that many have sought to read here and that Pyle imitated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 louisa | 4/28/2010

    " From the locked cabinet at school. Read aloud. Pictures easily the best part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Cooper | 4/19/2010

    " [Audio] Don't know much about the historical accuracy of the book, but a fun read. Though full of adventure, it hints at the dark side of pirating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 3/15/2010

    " This is the 2nd McGarrity I've read...I thoroughly enjoyed Judas Judge so I'm going to back-track to the earlier ones...reminds me of the Sanford/Logan Minnesota group so far as characters go...plot along the lines of Raymond Chandler...setting ala Tony Hillerman...worthy reads!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amie | 3/6/2010

    " I read this years ago when I went though my Atkins fad. The book pulled me in, hook, line, and sinker. I did Atkins for a while, then gave up when it became too boring and hard.

    Then I ate a box of donuts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 3/4/2010

    " The beginning and end are interesting, but the middle is very hard to get through. Davis' books are formatted so that the heavy material is a little lighter and easier to make sense of. A good concise history of a time most American's understand little about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 3/1/2010

    " Awesome book. This would make a real good movie. I could hardly put the book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/26/2010

    " I read this a bit ago but really remember liking it. It was a who-dunnit and I remember it keeping my attention. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 2/17/2010

    " Recycled stuff from her other books. She is funny at times, but this is sort of a cheap lets make a buck off of people sort of thing. nothing really original here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 2/8/2010

    " holy crap it works. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 2/5/2010

    " Contractor Tim Wallace's wife is killed when his boat is blown up. Police suspect Tim. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 1/23/2010

    " A revolutionary in his own right and an exceptionally smart man. Sadly, so often misrepresented and maligned by people who know nothing about him or his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 1/14/2010

    " ok so i havent really read he book itself but i LOVE the title!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 1/13/2010

    " A "who done it?" book. It was a Reader's Choice but I thought it was kinds lame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 12/27/2009

    " Tight murder mystery -- couldn't put it down -- 5 stars for those who like mysteries and if you don't, this one might change your mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 12/25/2009

    " Face to Face follows up on the message Cloud and Townsend outline in Boundaries. It's a practical guide on dealing with conflict and confrontations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 12/19/2009

    " I absolutely love anything by Kenneth C. Davis. His history books are great for getting a solid grasp on main ideas, as well as giving you fun insights on old info lost in school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 12/3/2009

    " I don't know what to say about this book besides saying it is funny and very very true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abasi | 10/14/2009

    " It's funny because it's true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 9/27/2009

    " I chuckled a lot, and laughed hard enough to lose my place a few times. Unfortunately, only a few. The book struck me as formulaic, and most of the punchlines came from well known jokes.

    I just expected a little more wit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Libby | 9/13/2009

    " I'd owned this for a long time before I finally read it. It was a mostly-interesting survey of geography, but nothing that made a huge impression on me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rasha | 8/26/2009

    " I tried this diet one day but I felt that it isn't the best one ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 8/19/2009

    " great summary
    wish I had this when I was in school "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 7/9/2009

    " Been there, done it, found it works as advertised. I got on, I lost wait. After a few months, though, you'll be ready to give your soul to eat the bun with your McDonalds burger.

    And once you give in... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/15/2009

    " I got this at a booksale and thought it would be ok, but I actually learned some stuff and it was written with a good sense of humor, like "who killed the dead sea?". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda | 6/11/2009

    " I tried this. I lost 90 lbs. and then plateued for 1 year. Then I gave up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 4/9/2009

    " It had some good funny lines here and there, but you have to like Scott Adams' humor to like it. I liked it, but I didn't love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elida | 3/29/2009

    " Considering the fact that I'm rather young.. this book was amusing. The storyline was fairly basic but what kept me giggling in the middle of the night were the hot steamy sessions. However, I do admit that it was a very enjoyable read and it's a nice book to read after a long day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 3/8/2009

    " A compendium of helpful management tips outlining strategies for doing little work, taking all the credit and inflicting mental anguish on employees. A must read for any budding manager ..... except mine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JM | 2/27/2009

    " I didn't think I'd like this one, since I have a hard time with confrontation. It turns out to be the best, particularly since I have a hard time with confrontation. It made it easy for me to deal with things I've avoided for a lifetime. Amazing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 1/10/2009

    "
    Another good book by these guys "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 1/4/2009

    " A great book of facts but not a great audio book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 12/11/2008

    " Loved all the interesting facts. Good book to keep for reference. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kira | 12/8/2008

    " one of my favorites of hers because the main girl in it is a ballerina. :) she writes really good love stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 11/5/2008

    " This may sound like a ridiculous book, but it is really concise and easy to understand. Sometimes you need something to overly simplify things to get the ball rolling, right? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 9/23/2008

    " Great for tidbits of information on key events, and to get some details on each event as it transpired. The book does not flow like it does in "Battle Cry of Freedom," but it does its job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 8/29/2008

    " This should be required reading for anyone considering a career of any kind. Period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce | 7/29/2008

    " I love geography,,,,I loved this book although I read it so fast I probably forgot lots of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 7/29/2008

    " I enjoyed this book of pirate stories. It gave insight about the Caribbean and life there. Many of my ancestors were master mariners, and seamen, sailing between Boston or Bcuksport or Barrington and ports in the Caribbean or Europe. Almost every family had someone lost at sea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 7/18/2008

    " Kind-of a silly book for me to read, since I was a history major in college and the Civil War was my "thing", but a book is a book! Informative but not too heavy-duty for beginners. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 7/3/2008

    " This book helped with those hard conversations "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 6/27/2008

    " Not a lot of new material here, but well written and well read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 6/11/2008

    " excellent & practical resource that I highly recommend "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 5/15/2008

    " Great book. Dogbert is a dog full of knowledge on how to lead and motivate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 5/1/2008

    " Great read for the geography lover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 4/15/2008

    " This is one of Sandra Brown classic romances for an easy read. I enjoyed it. This is a bit low scale than her upscale contemporary thrillers "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemarie | 4/14/2008

    " Amazing book for having a mature confrontation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Snorkle | 3/17/2008

    " I really wish they had been more photographs and maps, how can you have a geography book with only 5 maps? Other then that it was pretty good, if not a little lacking in some areas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 3/2/2008

    " This book is full of fascinating "I don't believe it" tidbits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/11/2008

    " I am enjoying this series more with each book. Really looking forward to the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mhulova | 2/3/2008

    " I want to read it because I am sure this will help me at work as well as in life outside of work "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 1/2/2008

    " How to resolve differences/arguments well - fairly, so you'll be heard, so you'll hear the other person, so you'll both be better people and have a stronger relationship "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 11/29/2007

    " Who couldn't benefit from this book? I don't know many people who like to have difficult conversations, but this book lays out why they are SO important and how to overcome your reasons for avoiding them. I learned a lot. Now, if I can just start putting it to use in daily life... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 11/12/2007

    " Davis has several out in this series. This one does a good job covering the whole mess about our late loss! Try for the paperback or find a "like new" copy at your used book store. If the South does rise again, what will I do with all these Federal Reserve Notes? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 9/24/2007

    " Sweet love story, original, believeable, somewhat "dated", but I enjoyed the plot and the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 8/27/2007

    " Good book for just learning basic facts. For example, the difference between a canal and a fjord. A canal is man-made (think Panama, people) and a fjord is made by Mother Nature. Plus I just like saying the word "fjord", Pronunciation = fee-yord. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 5/4/2007

    " Someone gave this to me as a gag gift when I took Principles of Management in library school. While it's absolutely hysterical, it's also creepy -- if you've worked in the corporate world, you will have seen or been on the receiving end of the practices lampooned in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/7/2006

    " Occasionally, my attention was grabbed by some interesting details or facts, but my mind kept drifting, sadly. I'm sorry that I was not able to pay more attention to what I was reading due to the fact that I love pirates! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 5/2/2002

    " It seems everyone I meet is hurting. This should give me insight for myself and to minister to others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 7/12/2001

    " One of the most pressing questions of all times: where to turn to in the middle of our difficult lives. This is a thought-provoking book that tackles some questions of hurting people. It leaves a striking message that life in Christ, together: that's our hope. "

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Author Scott Adams

Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, the comic strip that now appears in 1,550 newspapers worldwide. His first two hardcover business books, The Dilbert Principle and Dogbert’s Top Secret Management Handbook, have sold more than two million copies and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for a combined total of sixty weeks.