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Mike

Lilburn, GA, USA | Member Since 2017

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  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John le Carré
    • Narrated By Simon Russell Beale
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (151)

    It is 1962: the height of the Cold War and only months after the building of the Berlin Wall. Alec Leamas is a hard-working, hard-drinking British intelligence officer whose East Berlin network is in tatters. His agents are either on the run or dead, victims of the ruthlessly efficient East German counter-intelligence officer Hans-Dieter Mundt.

    DARBY KERN says: "Brian Cox is great but..."
    "Fun, short, exciting story with great narration"
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    Where does The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Dramatised) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Really good narration, made it a fun listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Story was exciting. Kind of hard to understand, so the audio made it a lot easier. My son had this book for a school project, listening to it made it much easier to understand.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst: Now filmed as The Mercy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nicholas Tomalin, Ron Hall
    • Narrated By Philip Bird
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In 1968 Donald Crowhurst was trying to market a nautical navigation device he had developed and saw the Sunday Times Golden Globe 'round the world sailing race as the perfect opportunity to showcase his product. Few people knew that he wasn't an experienced deep-water sailor. His progress was so slow that he decided to shortcut the journey, falsifying his location through radio messages from his supposed course. Everyone following the race thought that he was winning, and a hero's welcome awaited him at home in Britain.

    Mike says: "Wallowing in failure"
    "Wallowing in failure"
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    Story

    An Abridged version would be better. An interesting story, however having to live through his total failure isn't the best learning experience. The reader did a good job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty
    • Narrated By Matt Walton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1071)
    Performance
    (923)
    Story
    (921)

    During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. This is the story of a preacher's kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship - six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. This book is full of revelations.

    Sam Motes says: "Zen of coaching"
    "Lots of basketball"
    Overall
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    I read the book to learn about leadership and some other learnings about things Phil Jackson is known for, like meditation and mindfulness. it's in there, but you have to wade through a lot of basketball stories to find it. More basketball than anything else. if you like the Bulls and Lakers you will find it interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Phil Knight
    • Narrated By Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20805)
    Performance
    (18736)
    Story
    (18729)

    In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

    Brock says: "A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir"
    "excellent on many levels."
    Overall

    entertaining and well-written inspirational. I might never buy a sore other than Nike. very good narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ben Fountain
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (868)
    Performance
    (782)
    Story
    (780)

    A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents - caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew - has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. For the past two weeks, the Bush administration has sent them on a media-intensive nationwide victory tour to reinvigorate public support for the war. Now, on this chilly and rainy Thanksgiving, the Bravos are guests of a Dallas football team, slated to be part of the halftime show.

    Richard says: "Moving, Poignant, Ironic Tale of Young Vet"
    "Crude and waste of mental energy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I almost put it down but struggled through. got some laughs oof me. But, really just a crude book not worth spending time on it. I hope none of it rubbed off on my. The reader did a good job with the voices though.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149527)
    Performance
    (137979)
    Story
    (137843)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "LOOK BOOBIES"
    "thrilling, hard to put down"
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    great story, hard to put down. a little technical at times, engineers would love it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Simon Sinek
    • Narrated By Simon Sinek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15383)
    Performance
    (13240)
    Story
    (13161)

    Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.

    A. Yoshida says: "Inspire to find why you do what you do"
    "great perspective, motivating, leadership"
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    great book on leadership. good read. Have me a new view to motivate myself and lead others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (6619)
    Performance
    (6112)
    Story
    (6075)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth ( The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Doggy Bird says: "Excellent performance of Graham Greene classic"
    "Great story, many different levels to the story"
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    What did you love best about The End of the Affair?

    Complexity. Many levels and angles to the book and story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great narration. Great story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he starts reading the diary.


    Who was the most memorable character of The End of the Affair and why?

    Sarah.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Matthew B. Crawford
    • Narrated By Max Bloomquist
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (665)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (434)

    Shop Class as Soulcraft brings alive an experience that was once quite common but now seems to be receding from society - the experience of making and fixing things with our hands. For those who felt hustled off to college, then to the cubicle, against their own inclinations and natural bents, Shop Class as Soulcraft seeks to restore the honor of the manual trades as a life worth choosing.

    Ray says: "Mercedes Have No Dipstick"
    "Interesting-not well organized-no takeaways"
    Overall

    I'm an accounting/finance guy who loves to tinker with cars and stuff. So I loved the concept of the book and enjoyed the stories about how the author progressed with his career. However, the book bounces around and is not well organized. Some details not needed. And I keep waiting for the author to sum it all up with some solid takeaways...never happened, just a rushed finish.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Aristotle

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By A. E. Taylor
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Few philosophers have so extensively influenced thought and language as Aristotle. His conception of the universe pervades Christian theology. Knowledge of his thought is necessary to understand Bacon, Galileo and the modern scientific view of nature, as well as Dante and many passages from Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton. Many phrases such as "liberal education" and "theory" contrasted with "practice" originated with this student of Plato and tutor of Alexander the Great. Writing to inform the beginner and stimulate the expert, eminent scholar A.E. Taylor presents a searching analysis of Aristotle's thought, including classification of the sciences; formal logic; theory of knowledge; matter and form; the four causes; God; physics; biology; sensation; ethics; theory of the state; the fine arts. He also considers Aristotle's provincialism, errors regarding the nervous system and astronomy, and defense of slavery.

    Kirk says: "Worthless"
    "As dry as the desert"
    Overall

    A quite dry book. Don't recommend listening to it unless you are trying to fall asleep to a guy with a dry brit accent.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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