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  • The Devil in Silver

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Victor LaValle
    • Narrated By Victor LaValle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    Pepper is a rambunctious big man, and, suddenly, the surprised inmate of a budget-strapped mental institution in Queens, New York. He's not mentally ill, but that doesn't seem to matter. On his first night, he's visited by a terrifying creature who nearly kills him before being hustled away by the hospital staff. It's no delusion: The other patients confirm that a hungry devil roams the hallways when the sun goes down. Pepper rallies three other inmates in a plot to fight back: Dorry, an octogenarian schizophrenic; Coffee, an African immigrant with severe OCD; and Loochie, a bipolar teenage girl.

    BK says: "very good but drags on"
    "very good but drags on"
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    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I like the story and enjoyed Victor LaValle's reading of it, but I think further edititing would enhance it -- too long, slow moving in the latter 1/3rd of the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Life

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Bill Clinton
    • Narrated By Bill Clinton
    Overall
    (1715)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (261)

    President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It is the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, and a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals.

    Drayton says: "Less than I expected"
    "this abridged version is too abridged!"
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    Performance
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    I like this, but I found the abridged reading to be lacking -- too much of a superficial survey, which left me wanting the "meat", not just this appetizer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ultimate Sales Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Chet Holmes
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (220)

    The only lasting way to enhance your productivity and growth is to focus on a handful of basic concepts and repeat them week after week - and teach your staff to do the same. This audiobook explains how to tune up virtually every area of your business systematically, with just a little disciplined focus. Spend an hour per week on each "impact area" of your business, and you will be astonished at how much you can accomplish.

    Sandy says: "Ok if you are selling carpet cleaning services."
    "very helpful and good listening"
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    Performance
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    This was very engaging. I did not find the reader's voice unappealing, in fact I found him just right for the text. The content is very helpful and actionable. I ended up purchasing the physical book so that I could continue to more easily use it as an ongoing guide to the ideas presented.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (138)

    Knowing what emotional intelligence is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a step-by-step program for increasing your emotional intelligence using the four core EQ skills—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management—to exceed your goals and achieve your fullest potential.

    Tori M. says: "This is a good READ."
    "too boring to listen to"
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    I just could not engage with the reader's voice. I think this is one that is better read than listened to.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Macbeth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1383)
    Performance
    (1149)
    Story
    (1146)

    Macbeth: A Novel brings the intricacy and grit of the historical thriller to Shakespeare’s tale of political intrigue, treachery, and murder. In this full-length novel written exclusively for audio, authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson rethink literature’s most infamous married couple, grounding them in a medieval Scotland whose military and political upheavals are as stark and dramatic as the landscape in which they are played.

    Beverly says: "Narrator choice inspired"
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    A great novelized version of Macbeth. As the author notes in the afterward, this version is just that -- a novelized version. Well worth listening to, the reader's voices and cadence are right on.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Scott O'Dell
    • Narrated By Tantoo Cardinal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (135)

    Island of the Blue Dolphins is the remarkable story of a strange and beautiful Indian girl who lives a serene and courageous life as the solitary survivor on an island off the California coast. Left behind when the rest of her tribe fled, she waits, year after year, for a ship to come for her. She fights for her very survival, building a shelter, hunting for food, and making weapons to stave off her enemies, the wild dogs who took her brother.

    A User says: "Best audio book I've listened too"
    "well worth it"
    Overall

    Great story, I listened to it with my 12 year old daughter. I liked it better than she did, but it's a good listen on a long car ride.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Grand Design

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1008)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (426)

    The most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and of life itself, once the province of philosophy, now occupy the territory where scientists, philosophers, and theologians meet—if only to disagree. In their new book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity.

    Brandi says: "Hawking succeeds in mind-blowing physics, real"
    "boring for a non-physics person"
    Overall

    I could not make it through this audiobook. I think I might have liked to READ this, but not listen -- way too boring.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5895)
    Performance
    (3811)
    Story
    (3825)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    FanB14 says: "Artful Surprise"
    "Great but very sad"
    Overall

    This was an excellent listen, but as others have said, VERY sad, often leaving me with a blue feeling after listening. But the dog, Enzo, his voice and perspective make it worthwhile. This would not be good for kids, or maybe even younger teens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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