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  • The Razor's Edge

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (241)

    The Great War changed everything and the years following it were tumultuous - most of all for those who lived the war first-hand. Maugham himself is a character in this novel of self-discovery and search for meaning, but the protagonist is a character named Larry. Battered physically and spiritually by the war, Larry's physical wounds heal, but his spirit is changed almost beyond recognition.

    Dave says: "This book changed the way I look at life."
    "Couldn't finish this book...."
    Overall

    I felt compelled to write a review because I wanted to counter the one above - to offer a different perspective. I appreciate that this book was moving to some; however, I found this book to be boring and the narrator annoying. I didn't finish it.

    6 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Do the Work

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 25 mins)
    • By Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated By Steven Pressfield
    Overall
    (560)
    Performance
    (448)
    Story
    (445)

    Could you be getting in your way of producing great work? Have you started a project but never finished? Would you like to do work that matters, but don't know where to start?The answer is Do the Work, a manifesto by best-selling author Steven Pressfield, that will show you that it’s not about better ideas, it’s about actually doing the work. Do the Work is a weapon against Resistance - a tool that will help you take action and successfully ship projects out the door.

    Sara says: "Powerhouse of Motivation"
    "No nonsense"
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    This is a simple little gut check of a book. Simple and concise - he lists the challenges to success and them how to beat them. A good, quick read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • High Altitude Leadership: What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Chris Warner, Don Schmincke
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Leadership is often a risky, lonely role possessing nearly unbearable lows and fleeting highs. Despite this emotionally and intellectually draining roller coaster, a handful of leaders deliver stunning results, with great consistency. They push past current leadership trends in order to achieve the most extremely challenging goals. They don't fall prey to the platitudes or cliches we see so often see in leadership theory.

    John says: "An Excellent Leadership Book"
    "An Excellent Leadership Book"
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    This is the best leadership book I have read by a civilian. No BS. A lot of leadership books have 5 hours of useful content and 4 hours of fluff. This book doesn't. I felt like the entire book was top notch content.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Target America: Sniper Elite, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
    • Narrated By Brian Hutchison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (411)
    Performance
    (376)
    Story
    (373)

    When Chechen terrorists manage to smuggle a Cold War-era Russian nuke across the Mexican-American border, the president is forced to reactivate the only unit capable of stopping them: Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon and his brash team of SEALs and Delta Force fighters.

    Nina says: "Couldnt put it down! I had to know"
    "The Best Fiction Spec Ops Series"
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    The two books in this series are the best special ops fiction books that I have ever read. They are more realistic than most. These elite operators make mistakes and they die. They get soft for a second and they pay the price. Their families pay. The teams run out of time and resources at the end and people die, bombs explode. These guys speak like operators and relate to one another like the men they are. I highly recommend this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Where All Light Tends to Go

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Joy
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (81)

    The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually.

    Marci says: "Perfection"
    "Honest and gritty, not dark."
    Overall
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    So many of the reviews I have read about the book claim that it is dark. I found the story to be a brutally honest vista into an a part of America that I had never experienced. MacLeod Andrews does a phenomenal job with the narration and the writing is very good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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