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Jeff

Spokane, WA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Word Smart II: Building an Even More Educated Vocabulary

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Adam Robinson, Julian Fleisher
    • Narrated By Adam Robinson, Julian Fleisher
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (24)

    Word Smart II takes up where Word Smart leaves off - with more important words you need to succeed in school and at work. And because this is an audio program, you won't have to worry about correct punctuation or embarrass yourself when you try to impress others with your growing mental lexicon.

    ankit says: "please add pdf file with this too..."
    "Just trying to hard"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More vocabulary words, less cutesy banter.


    Any additional comments?

    I learned a few new words, but about 90% of them are just too easy in this version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Trevor Blake
    • Narrated By Matthew Dudley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    How many self-help books are written by authors whose biggest success is selling self-help books? Three Simple Steps is different. Despite stock market crashes, dot-com busts, and the specter of recession, the author started a virtual company from home, using a few thousand dollars of his savings. A few years later, without ever hiring an employee or leaving his home office, he sold it for more than $100 million. As the economy slipped into another free fall, he did this again with a company in a different field. He accomplished this through no particular genius.

    Rob in Virginia says: "Consciousness ("Mentality") is the key"
    "Yes Man"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This guy comes across like Terrence the new age preacher from the movie Yes Man. Tolerated it through most of the book, but then he cited the conclusions of one of Europe's most renowned psychics as a source to back up some point....click. Any shred of credibility was lost. Can't finish the book. Complete waste of a credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Eric Greitens
    • Narrated By Eric Greitens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (765)
    Performance
    (577)
    Story
    (580)

    Like many young idealists, Eric Greitens wanted to make a difference. During college and afterward, he traveled to the world's trouble spots, working in refugee camps, serving the sick and the poor on four continents, from Gaza to Croatia to Mother Teresa's home in Calcutta, among others. Yet he could not prevent violence or save anyone from becoming a refugee; he could only step in afterward and try to ease the damage. So Eric joined the Navy SEALs and became an elite warrior....

    Kristopher says: "One of the best books on Audible"
    "A great example"
    Overall

    I had my teenage sons listen to when I was done, and they loved it as well. Eric sets a great example for us all. The story is educational, inspirational, and at times very funny. He is also a talented writer and a good reader. Out of the 170 titles in my library, I'd rank this in the top 5, easily.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brother Fish

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1368)
    Performance
    (679)
    Story
    (679)

    From the author of The Power of One comes an inspiring human drama of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history. Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay's new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life.

    Prsilla says: "And a Cast of Thousands!"
    "Humphrey Bower is the best in the business"
    Overall

    Another unique and interesting story by Courtenay. But also worth it just to hear Humphrey Bower's skill set as narrator. He was awesome in Shantaram, but to hear an Australian do a dead-on impersonation of an African American impersonating a Scot was amazing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beat the Reaper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Josh Bazell
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1164)
    Performance
    (456)
    Story
    (455)

    Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

    Chuck says: "Great book and great narrator"
    "Out of left field"
    Overall

    The unusual storyline, mixed with the author's sardonic wit made this a surprising, suspenseful, and really entertaining listen. Not for the faint of heart...I had to pull over because part of the descriptive in this book literally made me feel sick (you'll know which part). Even so, this book is now one of my favorites!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4808)
    Performance
    (2545)
    Story
    (2588)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
    "Myth Buster"
    Overall

    Both a remarkable story and bonanza of great information that will refute a lot of what you'll be fed in Runner's World articles and by the running "experts." I'm a marathoner, but the author's story and real world research and accounts described in this book completely changed what I thought I knew about running, eating, health and aging. It's a fascinating listen...and the only audible book I immediately re-listened to after I finished it the first time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Success Mastery Academy

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brian Tracy
    • Narrated By Brian Tracy
    Overall
    (805)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    Brian Tracy has spent more than 20,000 hours researching and reading on the subject of personal and business success. This is the most comprehensive and advanced seminar on personal success and achievement ever developed. This 16-segment audio program reveals how to set goals, make more money, simplify your life, and supercharge your career.

    J. Sherman says: "Best self help program on Audible"
    "Not his best"
    Overall

    I've been a huge fan of Brian Tracy but this one left me disappointed. I was expecting filet mignon and ended up with sausage. This is a poorly produced, sales-oriented mish-mash of his old stuff, which seems to be the key to his own get-rich-quick strategy of late.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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