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Charl

Stellenbosch, South Africa

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  • Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Scott Belsky
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (175)

    How the world's leading innovators push their ideas to fruition, time and time again. Edison famously said that genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration. Ideas for new businesses, solutions to the world's problems, and artistic breakthroughs are common, but great execution is rare. According to Scott Belsky, the capacity to make ideas happen can be strengthened by anyone willing to build their organizational habits and harness the forces of community.

    Amy says: "Great book. Great plan. Needs more Belsky."
    "Terrible Narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Making Ideas Happen better?

    This audio book needed a much more energetic narrator


    What was most disappointing about Scott Belsky’s story?

    I have no idea if the story is any good, I stopped it after 5 minutes.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Don Hagen?

    I'm unfortunately not familiar with many of the narrators available.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Making Ideas Happen?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to fall asleep, then this is the book for you. Definitely not suitable for one's commute.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2993)
    Performance
    (1790)
    Story
    (1796)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "The most beautiful story!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Power of One?

    I loved the story. So rich in every detail.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Peekay obviously, followed by Doc, Absoloodle!


    Have you listened to any of Humphrey Bower’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not yet, will try some others.


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

    Made me cry a few times, and a couple fo chuckles.


    Any additional comments?

    Do yourself a favour and read this. Beautifully read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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