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Vera

Eagle Mountain, UT, United States

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  • 4 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 21 titles in library
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  • The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Twyla Tharp
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (92)

    All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with 32 practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable 35-year career.

    Kindle Customer says: "A much-needed shout-out to good habits"
    "Wordy, overacted, not easily applicable"
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    Would you try another book from Twyla Tharp and/or Lauren Fortgang?

    I would not purchase another book by Twyla because she focuses way too much on dance and doesn't convey it well to other aspects of the creative world. I would not purchase another book read by Lauren because she overacts and drawls on, making a read that should only be a few hours into an excruciating 6 or 7.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Twyla Tharp again?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lauren Fortgang’s performances?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    There was nothing helpful or insightful for me. I was hoping for a book that would give me some guidance or a few good techniques, but this book is more like her patting herself on the back for solving some of her own problems. Her problems are very specific to producing dance and choreography, which doesn't translate to my creative problems at all.


    Any additional comments?

    Was bored out of my skull listening to this one.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dale Carnegie
    • Narrated By Andrew MacMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9953)
    Performance
    (4604)
    Story
    (4589)

    You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

    Ralph says: "This is well worth listening too! Main points are."
    "Great for anyone who wants to improve themselves"
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    Would you listen to How to Win Friends & Influence People again? Why?

    There's so many good lessons in this book I plan on listening to it several times a year and plan on buying the book as gifts for friends.


    What about Andrew MacMillan’s performance did you like?

    Very personable clear voice, excellent diction, conversationalist read instead of a script read.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt like a light went on. I can already spot people that have read this book and applied its principles in their lives. I'm more confident.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, everyone should read it and apply some or all of it's principles to their lives. It would make the world a much better place.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Click-Clack the Rattlebag: A Free Short Story Written and Performed by Neil Gaiman

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (1986)
    Performance
    (1820)
    Story
    (1823)

    "Click-Clack the Rattlebag", a subtle, witty, deceptive little tale, is your Halloween treat from Neil Gaiman and Audible, FREE through October 31. It's not available anywhere else, and for a limited time, each download from Audible benefits educational charities at DonorsChoose.org. Lock the doors, turn off the lights, and enjoy!

    Daryl says: "WHY WHY WHY"
    "Enjoyable, suitable for Halloween"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Click-Clack the Rattlebag in three words, what would they be?

    Rich, colorful, predictable


    Would you be willing to try another book from Neil Gaiman? Why or why not?

    Yes, I enjoy his style of writing and want to see what all the fuss is about.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the scene where the little boy grasps his hand and the guy feels like a responsible adult, which is then starkly contrasted by the ending scene where it is now the little boy's hand that is holding on tightly with assurance.


    If you could rename Click-Clack the Rattlebag, what would you call it?

    The Stories of Children


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyable listen, it was predictable, but maybe it was supposed to be. It makes it so you anticipate what is to come, then sit back and watch it happen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pathfinder: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne, Don Leslie, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2867)
    Performance
    (2177)
    Story
    (2194)

    Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him - secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

    Paul says: "Story OK, Narration Mixed"
    "Slow to start"
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    If you could sum up Pathfinder in three words, what would they be?

    Wait for it


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    None


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Didn't have a favorite


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I got tired of the slow pace and uneventful parts, also got annoyed with a lot of the excessive arguing/debating and circle logic. The characters got irritating.


    Any additional comments?

    I was irritated that Rigg's education became the vehicle of coincidence that got him out of trouble too many times. It was just too convenient to put him in a spot that looked bad, then he magically performs his way out of it flawlessly. He goes from being someone who has no need to hide anything besides his path seeing ability to someone with many sides and too much to hide in the span of a day or two on the road.

    I liked the story, but was really annoyed with the weird space ship story. That bit of story line didn't become interesting until the very end of the book, and then it seemed that it was pretty unnecessary.

    I'm hoping book 2 is better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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