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Joecool

JMae

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  • Secrets of Closing the Sale

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Zig Ziglar
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (151)

    All of us are involved in selling every day. Whenever we present a product or a principle, inform a client, or instruct a child, we are engaging in the art of effective persuasion. Allow America's master of the art of selling to explain proven, practical sales techniques all of us can use every day.

    D. Gamble says: "Dated materal"
    "Zig phoned this one in"
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    What disappointed you about Secrets of Closing the Sale?

    This was just a rehash of previous material, spliced together. I was really disappointed and I am huge Zig Zigler fan. First two hours were painful and boring none of Zig's normal charm. Two hours in it switched to stuff he had recorded in the 80's, that I had heard before.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (5225)
    Performance
    (4423)
    Story
    (4394)

    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
    "Really interesting"
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    Where does The Power of Habit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I gave this book a high rating even though it kind of read like a text book, but the material was so interesting that I had to keep listening and have found myself referring to it often since. A really good book for helping you figure out why people do what they do.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If This Isn't Nice, What Is: Advice for the Young

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Scott Brick
    Overall
    (973)
    Performance
    (837)
    Story
    (835)

    Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut’s words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers and listeners of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their "long-delayed puberty ceremony".

    Joseph Warren says: "Witty Humor and Priceless Insight"
    "Aweful"
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    What would have made If This Isn't Nice, What Is better?

    Never wasting my time starting it. Two hours of my life I will never get back.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Ken Follet "Fall of Giants"


    What didn’t you like about Kevin T. Collins and Scott Brick ’s performance?

    I liked both performers but they couldn't save this festering pile of guano. First book I have got from audible that I just couldn't finish.


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

    It's only redeeming quailty was that I got it for free.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks...: And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
    Overall
    (1279)
    Performance
    (754)
    Story
    (750)

    It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he's here to help us get our collective balls back.

    Brett says: "Hilarious Book"
    "Carolla is a genius"
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    What made the experience of listening to In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks... the most enjoyable?

    It was like sitting down with a good friend and just listening to him tell it how it is. I have found myself talking about this book with so many people and Carolla's views are just good old fashion common sense. Something to many people lack these days.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed hearing how the author became sucessful, even when every excuse was given to him not to be. Shows you with hard work and drive anyone can make it in this country.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    He has an extremely funny rant about cake vs pie.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monstrous Regiment: Discworld #31

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1010)
    Performance
    (494)
    Story
    (498)

    War has come to Discworld...again. And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, insufferably arrogant, strictly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its ability to beat up on its neighbors. This time, however, it's Borogravia that's getting its long-overdue comeuppance, which has left the country severely drained of young men.

    omahonycm says: "Who's who?"
    "Funny Story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Pratchett has a amazing ability to make you think about ... everything. He makes you see the humor in so many sterotypes and beliefs that people have.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Briggs???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Stephen Brigg's is one of my favorite readers. I have listened to 4-5 books that he has read and I look for him as the reader.


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

    You won't stop laughing at this book, unless someone kicks you in the socks (listen to the book to get that reference)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inkheart

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Cornelia Funke
    • Narrated By Lynn Redgrave
    Overall
    (1877)
    Performance
    (707)
    Story
    (710)

    Imagine it were possible to bring the characters from a book to life. Not like when you listen to an audiobook with such enchantment that the characters seem to jump off the pages and into your bedroom...but for real. Imagine they could actually climb out of the pages and into our world. Then imagine if those characters brought their world into ours.

    Cynthia Lee Reneau says: "EXCELLENT!!"
    "Awesome"
    Overall

    I was never a fan of Vanessa Redgrave as an actress, as a reader though, she was amazing. Every character voice was clear and you knew who was talking. The delivery was excellent. I wish the producer would have used her for the rest of the series. Great story, great reader. I would recommend this book to everyone.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16864)
    Performance
    (13293)
    Story
    (13370)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "One of the best books of all time"
    Overall

    This book is for adults that like characters that are in real danger. Don't get attached to anyone. you never know who's head will end-up on a pike

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Wee Free Men: Discworld Childrens, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1326)
    Performance
    (494)
    Story
    (495)

    Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk's local Nac Mac Feegle, aka the Wee Free Men, a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny.

    Richard says: "First Sight and Second Thoughts"
    "Great for adults also"
    Overall

    Got this book for a road trip to entertain the kids. I found myself laughing along with them. Great book. It was my first exposure to this author. It won't be my last.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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