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Luke Ruebbelke

Phoenix, AZ | Member Since 2013

  • 4 reviews
  • 48 ratings
  • 511 titles in library
  • 34 purchased in 2015

  • Amped: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Wilson
    • Narrated By Robbie Daymond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities - and rights - of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, 29-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world - or destroy it.

    D says: "No Michael Crighton but still worth a listen"
    "A really clever book all the way to the end."

    The book started out a little slow and I felt like I was required to be a little long suffering with the main character but the resolution was well worth it. I felt like the last twenty minutes of the book made it all worth while.

    The plot was clever and the characters were quite interesting. A really great read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ryan Holiday
    • Narrated By Ryan Holiday

    Best-selling author Ryan Holiday, the acclaimed marketing guru for American Apparel and many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians, explains the new rules and provides valuable examples and case studies for aspiring growth hackers. Whether you work for a tiny start-up or a Fortune 500 giant, if you're responsible for building awareness and buzz for a product or service, this is your road map.

    Fabrizio says: "Not as actionable as many would expect"
    "Bonus content FTW"

    The book is a pretty easy read but the expanded, bonus content is where I felt I got my money's worth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha: A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life: Build More Muscle. Burn More Fat. Have More Sex.

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By John Romaniello, Adam Bornstein
    • Narrated By John Romaniello, Adam Bornstein

    Are you a guy who's interested in building rock-hard muscle, erasing your belly fat, boosting your testosterone, and having more mind-blowing sex than you thought possible? If so, then Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha was written specifically for you.... In his new book, celebrity trainer and Men's Health expert John 'Roman' Romaniello teams up with expert Adam Bornstein, former editor for both Men's Health and LIVESTRONG. Together, they reveal the secrets they've discovered that will give any man - no matter how old you are - a chiseled body .

    Brock says: "Haters Should Try it First"
    "Frat House Fueled Hyperbole - Anemic Delivery"

    This book was full of anecdotes and hype designed to whip you up into a frenzy but after listening to over half the book, I had no idea how to hack my hormones, do a single better lift or anything useful for that matter.

    Apparently a 'real world guide' means a ton of stupid bro talk and allusions to how much sex you should be having. I gave up after half the book and feeling like the big reveal was just around the corner only to be replaced by another useless anecdote.

    It should be called Infomarketing: Engineering an Unreal Guide. Next!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Ghostman

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Roger Hobbs
    • Narrated By Jake Weber

    When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who's occasionally called Jack. While it's doubtful that anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity, or even if he's still alive, he's in his mid-30s and lives completely off the grid, a criminal's criminal who does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with.

    Hassan says: "Authentic And Full of Action!!"
    "Quite Entertaining!"

    I thought this book was quite entertaining. A few observations...

    1. The lack of relationships was criticized but in the context of a 'ghost man' I thought this was appropriate. The main character was ruthlessly pragmatic and ultimately unencumbered by emotional attachments.

    2. There were similarities between Jack Reacher which was a plus since I am a huge fan of Lee Child. Just more of a good thing.

    3. For me, personally, there were plenty of moments in the book where I was pleasantly surprised at the way the way the scenes played out. It was slick and clever.

    So all in all, a solid freshman effort that I would recommend to anyone.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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