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Anthony

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  • High Rhulain: A Tale from Redwall, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques, Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    The otters of Green Isle have long been enslaved to the Wildcat Riggu Felis and his catguards, who torture the otters at every opportunity. The otters trudge on, waiting for the day their savior will arrive, the prophesized High Rhulain, who will lead them in battle and a return to glory. Meanwhile, young Tiria Wildlough, an ottermaid at Redwall Abbey, pines for her chance to learn the ways of the warrior, much against the wishes of her father.

    Anthony says: "Good.. not great"
    "Good.. not great"
    Overall

    Not in the same class as his first novels. Redwall was really very good. This novel did not add much to the series. A case of an author putting out books on a schedule rather than as a work of art.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jeremy Dean
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (355)
    Story
    (349)

    Say you want to start going to the gym or practicing a musical instrument. How long should it take before you stop having to force it and start doing it automatically? The surprising answers are found in Making Habits, Breaking Habits, a leading psychologist’s popular examination of one of the most powerful and underappreciated processes in the brain. Although people like to think that they are in control, the vast majority of human behavior occurs without any decision-making or conscious thought.

    Sara says: "No Sugar Coating Allowed"
    "Dissapointing - Repetative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Making Habits, Breaking Habits better?

    Less repetition better cohesion in the subject matter.


    Has Making Habits, Breaking Habits turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No the principals are universal. This author seemed to have "padded" to create a longer book. The information could have been covered in less than 3hrs of narration.


    What does Sean Pratt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator did a good job. His narrative was one good thing and kept me listening


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointing is a word that comes to mind after painfully listening to the end of this book. The salient information could have been covered in less than 2 hours. You will get some good insights if you can cope with the repetitive somewhat disjointed presentation of the information.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are able to distill the important parts of this book you will find good information

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself: Change Your Life Forever

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By Steve Chandler
    • Narrated By Steve Chandler
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (47)

    Live the life you've always wanted to live! 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself is packed with techniques for breaking down negative barriers and pessimistic thoughts that prevent you from fulfilling your goals and dreams. It's easy to get stuck in a humdrum life and only fantasize about what "could have been". Motivational speaker Steve Chandler helps you change that way of thinking to what "will be". His ideas will help you create an action plan for living out your vision.

    godfreygirl143 says: "I find the "boring" narrative very refreshing."
    "100 Ways to Motivate Yourself"
    Overall

    Many years ago, I listened to the audio tape it helped motivate me considerably. It has 100 practical actions you can perform to profundly help motivate you. A simple one is to create a tape of songs which make you feel happy then play the tape when you feel down, it is sure to put you in a good mood/frame of mind. Find the ones which work for you and listen to them daily.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2385)
    Performance
    (1329)
    Story
    (1338)

    When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and...a ride from his mom.

    Fiammetta Rey says: "Nice Book, Bad Audio"
    "Great read/listen!"
    Overall

    Great story. Enjoyable. My son and I listened to it nearly non-stop. It follows the previous books well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trickster's Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Trini Alvarado
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (209)

    Tamora Pierce brings readers another Tortall adventure! Alianne is the teenage daughter of the famed Alanna, the first lady knight in Tortall. Young Aly follows in the quieter footsteps of her father, however, delighting in the art of spying. When she is captured and sold as a slave to an exiled royal family in the faraway Copper Islands, it is this skill that makes a difference in a world filled with political intrigue, murderous conspiracy, and warring gods.

    Benjamin says: "STOP! WAIT!"
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    Great listen. Enjoyed every moment of it. Wonder why author has not finished series. Well worth your while to listen to.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Stanek
    Overall
    (1076)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (89)

    After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond.

    Will says: "Excellent -- one of the best!"
    "Boring"
    Overall

    It was difficult to follow the story. The characters were dificult to distinguish. All in all it was confusing to discern who was who. The story line was weak. I was disappointed, I will not listen to any more of the series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3876)
    Performance
    (1985)
    Story
    (2031)

    Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.

    Martha says: "Great Story!"
    "Great .. next please!!"
    Overall

    I absolutely enjoyed this book. My 13yr old son also enjoyed it. We listening to it non-stop. He keeps asking me when the next one will be out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Future for Investors: Why the Tried and the True Triumph Over the Bold and the New

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jeremy J. Siegel
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (36)

    From one of the world's top investing experts, and the best-selling author of Stocks for the Long Run, comes a book that challenges certain conventional wisdom. Based on groundbreaking research, The Future for Investors makes the case that as an investor you are better off with old, reliable companies, many of whose products have not changed for years.

    Thomas says: "Definately worth reading if you invest in equities"
    "Helpful for investing"
    Overall

    I found the book helpful. It agreed with my investment style of longer term investing rather than quick turn-arounds. Well worth listening to the "value" vs "growth" side of investing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Revenge of the Witch: The Last Apprentice, #1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    Overall
    (661)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (340)

    Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice. Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook's warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county?

    Mark says: "Loved it!"
    "Great!!"
    Overall

    Can't wait for the next one in the series, well worth listening to. I listened to it nearly non-stop, so did my 13yr old son.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • In Your Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tom Holt
    • Narrated By Raymond Sawyer
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Ever been offered a promotion that seems too good to be true? You know, the sort they'd be insane to be offering to someone like you. The kind where you snap their arm off to accept, then wonder why all your long-serving colleagues look secretly relieved, as if they've been let off some strange and unpleasant hook.

    Julie says: "If you enjoy...."
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall

    Definitely British humor, like Douglas Adams and Terry Prachett. Not earth shaking but enjoyable. You will listen to it to the end with a smile on your face.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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