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Carrie

Dallas, TX, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • The Power of Positive Confrontation: The Skills You Need to Handle Conflicts at Work, at Home and in Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Barbara Pachter, Susan Magee
    • Narrated By Barbara Pachter, Susan Magee
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (16)

    When slighted, misunderstood, cut-in-front-of, annoyed, taken advantage of, or treated rudely, most people avoid their bosses, ignore co-workers, change hairdressers, complain to friends, shout and pound their fists. They often miss the most positive, effective alternative of all: confronting positively. Now, for everyone who was never taught, or never realized, that between "bully" and "wimp" is a range of behavior that is positive, dignified, and effective for dealing with life's bothersome situations.

    Tina says: "Overstating the Obvious"
    "Wish I'd read it years ago."
    Overall

    I wish I'd learned this stuff as a teen--as a preteen! Refresher courses in college and after would have been nice, too. I've heard the same basic advice that Pachter and Magee give from a number of other sources, but this book goes into useful depth and detail on how to apply that advice at home, on the go, and on the job. Pachter offers up a practical course in conflict resolution that becomes assertiveness training... or vice versa? This self-help book translates well to the audio format, and its content is delivered in manageable and memorable chunks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Still Procrastinating: The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Joseph Ferrari
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone, Joseph Ferrari
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    There are all sorts of reasons people procrastinate. What are yours? This book draws on scientific research on procrastination conducted over more than 20 years by the author and his colleagues, to help you learn what stops you from getting things done so that you can find the solutions that will really work. Contrary to conventional wisdom, chronic procrastination is NOT about poor time management, but about self-sabotaging tendencies that can prevent you from reaching your full potential.

    Laura says: "It's Just a Character Flaw"
    "Very useful"
    Overall

    A bit of the how-to, and a bit more of the why. Solid material; wide coverage. I give it 4 stars because the areas I found most interesting are the author spent the least amount of time on. But I will be listening to this one again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Finch

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (109)

    Mysterious underground inhabitants known as the gray caps have reconquered the failed fantasy state Ambergris and put it under martial law. They are controlling the human inhabitants with strange addictive drugs, internment in camps, and random acts of terror. The rebel resistance is scattered, and the gray caps are using human labor to build two strange towers. John Finch must solve an impossible double murder for his gray cap masters while trying to make contact with the rebels.

    Pie says: "Awesome."
    "Not my genre, but..."
    Overall

    An interesting and engaging book. I had no idea where it would take me, which was fun for a change. It was like Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep), but with fungus. Lots, and lots of fungus.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
    • Narrated By Paul Baymer, Susan Duerden, Roselyn Landor, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3517)
    Performance
    (1662)
    Story
    (1669)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The best book club you’ve never heard of – but will be eager to join, courtesy of a full cast of true characters. January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb....

    Kent says: "MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!"
    "I wish this book would never end."
    Overall

    Stellar audio performances bring each character to unique and charming life in this delightful epistolary novel. I know and love these characters, and they, and Guernsey, and World War II, become real in a way few other books manage. I laugh, I cry, I learn. When I finished listening to this book for the first time, I did something that I have never done before--or since: I immediately listened to it again.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Strange Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Lili St. Crow
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (76)

    Dru Anderson is a very special girl - even if she doesn't always feel it. Gifted with "the touch", Dru travels about with her dad, hunting all manner of things that go bump in the night. But then her dad turns up dead - or, er, undead - and everything changes.

    leanne says: "Realistic and I love it!"
    "More teenage vampires..."
    Overall

    Honestly, I listened to this because the description sounded fluffy and fun, supernatural, but not more of the same old, same old. I was hoping it wouldn't be another vampire book. And it is fun, though angsty, and the mythology takes a few different twists and turns that I really enjoyed, but.... it's basically another vampire book. This one was enjoyable, but I am currently bored of vampire books...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darkfever: Fever, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2369)
    Performance
    (1346)
    Story
    (1353)

    MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary 21st-century woman. Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.

    Dana says: "Stick with it!"
    "Engrossing, but..."
    Overall

    This was enjoyable fantasy with engaging characters. But, be warned--the sequels get very, very graphic and sexually explicit. Far too explicit for my taste. Far too gruesome. I still get a little queasy just remembering it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14092)
    Performance
    (10735)
    Story
    (10743)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "A Pleasant Surprise"
    Overall

    Private eye noir with wizards and magic. I was a bit leery of yet another Charlaine Harris or Stephenie Meyer clone, but this book is neither. Butcher's universe is gritty and real, and his magic and creatures remind me of historical alchemy and folk tales rather than stereotypical sword-and-sorcery fantasy.

    What I truly loved about this audio book, though, was the narration. I'd have enjoyed this book if I read it. But I didn't read it--I listened to it. James Marsters' superb narration pulled me into this story from the very beginning, bringing Harry Dresden alive in my MP3 player. I will be listening to more from James Marsters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trading in Danger: Vatta's War, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (754)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (436)

    The first of the acclaimed Vatta's War books, the exciting military science fiction series that features a swashbuckling spaceship-captain heroine who mixes commerce with combat.

    L'Aura says: "Highly Recommend"
    "Dangerously Dull"
    Overall

    For those who love the classic game "Monopoly," I can see where this book might appeal. Our heroine buys, sells, and delivers trade goods. We hear about each transaction, each contract negotiation, each piece of merchandise, in detail. Excruciating detail. The action scenes are few, fast, and furious. The protagonist, though potentially interesting, never quite coalesces into a unified personality, just as the plot never quite coalesces into a coherent arc. If this entire book were condensed into 3 or 4 chapters, it could work as an introduction to a larger story. As a stand-alone book--it's dull, dull, dull. Granted, this is the first in a series, and might work better in that context. For people like me who equate "Monopoly" with "Monotony," however, the first book was so dangerously dull that we'll probably never pick up the sequels.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Quicksilver: Book One of The Baroque Cycle

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble, Kevin Pariseau, Neal Stephenson
    Overall
    (1886)
    Performance
    (1129)
    Story
    (1156)

    In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.

    David says: "Be aware of what you're getting into"
    "Story or History?"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book immensely, but I have no idea what the plot was supposed to be. As a fictionalized account of the early developments of science and rationalism in 1600s England and America, this book was fascinating and sometimes hilarious. As a novel with protagonists, antagonists, and conflicts--well...I spent the first 2/3 of the book waiting for the story to start, and the rest thinking, "Wait, that's it?" And yet, listening to this book, as I did, as an episodic narrative of 1600s England and America--it was absolutely fascinating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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