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Adam

Beecroft, Australia

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  • I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Joel Osteen
    • Narrated By Joel Osteen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (297)

    Broken into 31 segments, this audiobook defines the most powerful blessings in Scripture and encourages readers to declare one each day for a month. The declarations will affirm God's blessings in the area of health, family legacy, decisions, finances, thoughts, outlook, and overcoming obstacles.

    Amazon Customer says: "Inspiring and Uplifting"
    "Confessing and professing our destiny"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - it is inspiring to be reminded that those who say and think they will achieve something in life, are often the ones that do. Here Joel gets us praying/declaring our future. I find the 10 to 20 minutes a day a refreshing start to my day!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
    Overall
    (1328)
    Performance
    (1144)
    Story
    (1152)

    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    john says: "More man, less tech, might have made a better book"
    "A Diamond in the Rough"
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    If you could sum up Steve Jobs in three words, what would they be?

    Grating, Genius & Determined


    Any additional comments?

    At first I almost stopped a third of the way in but am glad I persisted as the genius comes out more as you see why he did what he did, transforing not only the computing industry but also the music industry, not to mention the Pixar excellence.Its also an eye opener that high CEO's can be jerks and genius's all in one. He changed my world without me even knowing it, thank you, Steve Jobs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22646)
    Performance
    (14022)
    Story
    (14168)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Ended an Original Story"
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    Would you listen to Ender's Game again? Why?

    Yes - because it is an interesting story from a young persons perspective - 'the adults wont step in to help, they never will' which is like life isnt it, we must press on - perhaps without anyone's help.

    Again an original story with some captivating consepts when considering it was written in 1985, sorry Apple, you didnt invent the tablet computer as much as you like suing others because you think they copied you but perhaps Orson Scott Card, like other Sci fi writters, thought of the concept long before you did.


    What other book might you compare Ender's Game to and why?

    The Princess of Mars - far better than the movie


    What does Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great Narration


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    you fart eater (try saying that to someone who is angry at you - am guessing they will just start laughing)


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic of Thinking Big

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David J. Schwartz
    • Narrated By David J. Schwartz
    Overall
    (1359)
    Performance
    (578)
    Story
    (574)

    Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and - most important of all - find greater happiness and peace of mind.

    Brittany says: "Life-changing literature."
    "Great motivational book"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Magic of Thinking Big the most enjoyable?

    Covers confession, leadership, vision, goal setting, etc. plus give good life examples, will read it again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (89)

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

    Carolyn says: "If you only own one audio book, this is it!"
    "Inspiring look at out history"
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    If you could sum up A Short History of Nearly Everything in three words, what would they be?

    Who and what was discovered first.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall well researched and facinating story of our discoveries around the world. I didnt like the last chapter on evolution, I am a christian so I shouldnt like it anyway but Bill re-affired my dislike for it with all the contradictions and theories or should I say scientific assumption of evolution, why call it evolution when "guesswork in order to deny God's existance" is a more appropriate title, someone needs only go outside and look at the beautiful world to realise God's handy work. The rest of the book was facinating and excellently researched, fully recommend the first 75% of the book!

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17939)
    Performance
    (16231)
    Story
    (16357)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Interesting Novel with new ideas"
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    If you could sum up Divergent in three words, what would they be?

    Utopia not perfect


    What other book might you compare Divergent to and why?

    The Hunder Games as it is similar teen novel with a fight to survive and find one self


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

    Trish - the main character, good solid realistic person, far better than the irritating hunger games lead Katniss who could never make up her mind, Trish on the other hand may struggle in life but doesnt have the yoyo character of Katnis.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Life not as you know it - Phycological thriller.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Firelight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sophie Jordan
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (617)
    Performance
    (528)
    Story
    (535)

    Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a drakia descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Took my breath away"
    "Original ideas for the story"
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    Would you listen to Firelight again? Why?

    It was an enjoyable listen, I liked the concept presented.Wasnt too teeny orientated but the brief vague ending leaves you needing to read the next one which since I enjoyed it so much will get the next one.


    Which character – as performed by Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

    Good strong characters, kind of reminds me of how family can be, good and bad!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inspired By...The Bible Experience: Old Testament

    • UNABRIDGED (65 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Inspired By Media Group
    • Narrated By Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding, Samuel L. Jackson, and others
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (247)

    Like never before, you can experience the beauty and life-changing power of the Bible. Unique among audio Bible productions, The Bible Experience is a captivating performance of the Bible presented by a stellar ensemble of today's top-name actors, musicians, clergy, directors, and award-winning producers. This historic production also features a cinematic musical score, unparalleled sound design, and the highest production values.

    Clay says: "Worth It!!!"
    "Great dramatised bible readings, brings the bible"
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    What did you love best about Inspired By...The Bible Experience?

    I love the difference in accents, being Australian I found it great listing to. I also enjoyed the stories that had extra sounds and even the sound of a crowd - help bring it to life. 10/10


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dating Evolution Mastery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Greg Dean, Heath James
    • Narrated By Greg Dean, Heath James
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Here is a complete, mindblowing psychological overhaul for long-term success with women. You will be taken on a psychological freakshow journey where everything you understood about dating will be turned on its head.

    Adam says: "Great as a Duo Narrators"
    "Great as a Duo Narrators"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good for people in a desert of trying to go on a date and great ideas for having fun trying to go on a date.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The jokes and some insites into what women want


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27618)
    Performance
    (21418)
    Story
    (21626)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "Good but not as good as the first book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Mockingjay to be better than the print version?

    I have only listened to these books, not read them but the audio presentation is amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mockingjay?

    Some of the twists in the book including the hard statements on the characters made during the story.


    Which character – as performed by Carolyn McCormick – was your favorite?

    Katnis & Eeffie Trinket


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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