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United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 13 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 138 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Derek Sivers
    • Narrated By Derek Sivers
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (355)

    When anyone can start a business (when everyone is running their career like a business), it begs a question. This is your one chance at life, you can have anything you want, what is worth doing? Most people don't know why they're doing what they're doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own. They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won't make them happy. Anything You Want is a manifesto about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters.

    Richard says: "Short and poignant"
    "Worth a listen"
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    I enjoyed the author's straight forward style and honesty. I appreciated that he shared some of his failures and mistakes as well as his successes.

    The author's narration I found a bit too laid back, and his view a bit Utopian, but that mindset was a critical part of his success.

    A short easy read that is well worth it. You will definitely pick up some good stuff.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rant

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By various
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (453)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (214)

    Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the New York Times best-sellers Fight Club and Lullaby, is known for his edgy novels, and Rant is no exception. Palahniuk presents this fictional biography of Buster "Rant" Casey in a series of vignettes told by the people who knew him best. As intricate as a spider web, Rant succeeds in recounting the story of one man's life only through the eyes of others. But the question remains, "Who was Rant Casey?"

    Michelle says: "dark and disturbing"
    "Waste of Time"
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    Did not enjoy the book. It was well read, but the story lacking. Typical Palahniuk, long gross out tangents that don't really add much to the story. Similar blue print to much of his other writing, in that he uses gross out details and a twisting plot line to insult/belittle faith and establishment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Watch My Back

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Geoff Thompson
    • Narrated By Simon Trinder
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    After nearly being killed in a gang attack, and almost killing one of his attackers, he was forced to reassess his relationship with violence. After writing down his experiences, Geoff discovered a flair for writing. This is the story of an ordinary man who faced his fears and took himself from bedsit to best seller but very nearly got killed on the way. Geoff Thompson is now the author of over 30 books, a stage play and a BAFTA winning short film.

    G says: "FREAKING AWESOME BOOK - BEST AUDIO BOOK SO FAR"
    "FREAKING AWESOME BOOK - BEST AUDIO BOOK SO FAR"
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    I really am not sure where to start - this book - the story, the reading, everything about it is freaking amazing!

    It's a gritty story of a very tough man. It's a story of a scared young boy and later man facing and conquering his fears. It's a story of a man chasing and realizing his dreams. It's a treatise on fear and adrenalin affects on a person. By the end of the book you just want to freaking meet this guy.

    Just get the damn book already and listen to it. It really is that good. And the narrator ROCKED! Best read book I have listened to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Why Men Hate Going to Church

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David Murrow
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    David Murrow's groundbreaking new book reveals why men are the world's largest unreached people group. With eye-opening research and a persuasive grasp on the facts, Murrow explains the problem and offers hope and encouragement to women, pastors, and men. Why Men Hate Going to Church does not call men back to the church - it calls the church back to men.

    G says: "An honest view of church from a man's perspective"
    "An honest view of church from a man's perspective"
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    I really liked this book. While I think it was not as bold nor did it go as far as I think it should have, at least it raised an honest point about how church is custom made for women with small children and kryptonite for men.

    If you are a Christian man and wonder why you have a hard time getting amped up for church and how to fix it - this book is a great place to start.

    Reader was a bit low key for the material.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Ann Patchett
    Overall
    (3092)
    Performance
    (2559)
    Story
    (2574)

    We are excited to present our members with a gift that is truly unique: an original essay, available exclusively here at Audible, written and voiced by best-selling author – and fellow listener – Ann Patchett. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a very real love story, and one that is much more about the journey than the destination.

    Lee says: "Was this our holiday present?"
    "Boring and dull reading style"
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    A very boring read. A woman who stumbles through numerous bad relationships finally lucks into a great man that fell for her when he could have likely done much better.

    Reader is very monotone.

    It was free at least.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Undead Situation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Eloise J. Knapp
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (381)
    Story
    (382)

    When the end finally occurred, everything about it was cinematic. The dead came back and ate people, civilization collapsed, and no one could do a thing. But Cyrus V. Sinclair couldn’t care less; he’s a sociopath. Amidst the chaos, Cyrus sits back and contemplates the gore stained streets and screams of his fellow man with little more emotion than one of the walking corpses. With his cache of guns and MREs, he rather likes the idea of hunkering down in his Seattle apartment while the world ends outside.

    Robert says: "Unique Zombie Tale"
    "Complete and utter disappointment"
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    I love zombie/apocalyptic stories, but this is just a waste. The story was weak, characters dull and undeveloped. There is barely any part for the zombies to play in the story at all. And plenty of technical errors to top it off.

    If you like zombie stories, try Day by Day Armageddon. Much better story and better performed.

    Only upside is there is a story excerpt at the end which is better than the main story.

    Pass on this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kris Jenner...and All Things Kardashian

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Kris Jenner
    • Narrated By Marcia Strassman, Kris Jenner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (72)

    Kris Jenner executive produces and stars as matriarch on the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E!, now in its fifth smash season. Here, this ambitious businesswoman who has catapulted her family into the public consciousness reveals what it’s like living under the celebrity spotlight and touches on themes of love, loss, marriage, divorce, and motherhood.

    Carol says: "Not narrated by author"
    "Diary of an attention whoring parasite"
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    Kris Jenner is a master marketer and does have some work ethic, but really has little else to offer. Her entire fortune comes from riding the coat tails of others. She totally screwed over her first husband who gave her any/everything, she used her second husband's accomplishments to build a business on, whored out her entire family to a reality tv show and now is selling a book largely based upon her friend's murder.

    Very drawn out - the book could have been much shorter. I also really tired of all the name dropping and vacuous descriptions of everything as either "amazing" or "fabulous".

    The narrator did a good job.

    Recommend getting from the library if you can instead of lining her pockets.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dave Ramsey
    • Narrated By Dave Ramsey
    Overall
    (1062)
    Performance
    (942)
    Story
    (938)

    If you’re at all responsible for your company’s success, you can’t just be a hard-charging entrepreneur or a motivating, encouraging leader. You have to be both! If you’re at all responsible for your company’s success, you can’t just be a hard-charging entrepreneur or a motivating, encouraging leader. You have to be both! This book presents Dave’s playbook for creating work that matters; building an incredible group of passionate, empowered team members; and winning the race with steady momentum that will roll over any obstacle.

    Steve says: "Excellent insights for building a great business"
    "GREAT BOOK"
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    This was an incredible book. Very inspiring and challenging.

    Dave's delivery is funny and raw - he does not deliver in a sophisticated manner - he is real and honest.

    This is the best business leadership book I have ever read - and I have read quite a few.

    I highly recommend this book if you are unhappy with your current employment condition, looking to start your own business or own your business already.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It's Not About the Coffee: Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbucks

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Howard Behar
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (53)

    Howard Behar is one of three top executives who have helped shape one of the most recognized companies in the world: Starbucks. A widely acclaimed leader, Behar, with his signature energy, smarts, high expectations, and belief in people, has become a symbol of the soul and candor of the Starbucks culture.

    Chris R. Holmes says: "Top Level Leadership"
    "Very drawn out"
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    This book had some good ideas/concepts in it, but it was very drawn out. The content could have easily been condensed by at least half without losing any of the meaning. I have started listening to Dave Ramysey's Entreleadership book and it is much more entertaining and to the point. Enjoying it much more.

    It has a similar theme, but goes deeper in a more interesting way, and Dave has a funny and entertaining delivery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By J. L. Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2369)
    Performance
    (1693)
    Story
    (1690)

    The first book of Day by Day Armageddon took us deep into the mind of a military officer and survivor as he made a New Year's resolution to start keeping a journal. The man kept his resolution and brought to us the fall of humanity, day by day. We see the man transition from the life that you and I live to the prospect of fighting for his very survival against the overwhelming hordes of the dead. We see him bleed, we see him make mistakes, we witness him evolve.

    RGH says: "For Zombie Lovers"
    "Not as good as first installment"
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    I really enjoyed the first Day by Day Armageddon. It kept me interested and a bit on edge as I listened.

    This has the same narrator, but somehow it just did not keep me on edge like the first one. The storyline continues and has some interested twists, but it was just missing something.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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