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Sami

Addicted to audible. One the best things that happened to me

Halifax, Canada | Member Since 2010

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  • 16 reviews
  • 21 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • Army of One: FREE Star Force Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By B.V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    Overall
    (1482)
    Performance
    (1346)
    Story
    (1356)

    In BV Larson's "An Army of One" the Macros of the Star Force series invade from the skies, forcing a nanotized assassin into a deadly decision.

    Sami says: "Powerful scenario and smooth follow up"
    "Powerful scenario and smooth follow up"
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    Although I haven't read the series Star Force, I didn't find it difficult to follow with "Army of one". It is well written and I look forward to start listening to the series. Highly recommended.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Andrew Carnegie
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Andrew Carnegie was an immigrant, a poor boy who worked in a cotton mill, a man who amassed a great fortune as a steel baron and then became one of the most generous and influential philanthropists the world has ever known. His famous dictum, that he who dies rich dies disgraced, has inspired philanthropists and philanthropic enterprises for generations. During his own lifetime, he put his ideas into action by creating a family of organizations that continue to work toward improving the human condition.

    Sami says: "The narration ruined it!!"
    "The narration ruined it!!"
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    I was disappointed because the book is great and written in such simple, articulate and easy language, however the narration is horrible! It is the same tone all the way that eventually my mind drifts away and he doesn't finish the sentences right so one might find two different stories narrated as if they are one!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
    Overall
    (1270)
    Performance
    (1095)
    Story
    (1099)

    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    john says: "More man, less tech, might have made a better book"
    "My wife's iPhone"
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    When my wife had her Nokia more than five years ago, whenever she needed to change her ringing tone, she would ask me to do it. The minute she got her first iPhone, she was all over it at so much ease and at that time I thought: "Gosh, the guy who invented that must be brilliant!!".

    This biography literally changed my life prospective and made me see so many things I never did! What can I say?! it made me a rebel and I'm no longer tolerant to pitiful mistakes. Steve is the pinnacle of self declaration and confidence. His management style is so effective it could turn around cultures of countries (not companies) in matter of years.

    This is beyond a must read for any person looking for what is missing from our life these days: passion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dave Ramsey
    • Narrated By Dave Ramsey
    Overall
    (2679)
    Performance
    (1079)
    Story
    (1076)

    Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

    Gladis says: "Awesome advise"
    "The Total Life Makeover"
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    I have to admit that I don't have troubles planning my financials and this isn't why I bought the book; I bought it because of the author's style in narration.

    I don't have to tell you how exciting the book started and when Dave started spelling out the baby steps, I found this book having real solutions to debt issues in all of its kinds. His advice was sincere and real because he has been there himself... Twice.

    I would listen to this book again. If not for a great advice, surely to have fun listening to him

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It's Possible

    • ORIGINAL (58 mins)
    • By Les Brown
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    In this program, Les Brown provides a foundational key that can propel you to your next higher level. There are times in life when it seems hard to actually affirm that you can make it; and that you can actually overcome that particular obstacle and attain that new height. You can’t always say I know I can and keep integrity with yourself and your true feelings. What you can use as a benchmark and a place to always fall back to is “It’s Possible!”

    Vincent Musschoot says: "Charismatic speech"
    "It sure wakes you up on the road !!"
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    This is my first listen to Les Brown. It was very much what I had expected (although I thought he pushed it sometimes with his weird laugh) but I do think it was short and sweet. As a motivational speaker, Les does bring forward great thoughts for the mind and soul. Above all, listening to him is most entertaining and brings much hope in one's abilities and faith.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fuzzy Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3777)
    Performance
    (3312)
    Story
    (3311)

    In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling."
    "A legal thriller"
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    I listened to this thriller because I have some kind of affection to sci-fi and the ratings were high. The narrator really drew me in immediately with a very passionate voice and the story started building up. It took great twists and turns almost I lived it. The nice thing is that it turned into a legal thriller; I guess I learned a lot there.

    I is worth your credit if you enjoy happy endings

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Legion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3273)
    Performance
    (2968)
    Story
    (3027)

    Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

    Joshua says: "The only flaw..."
    "It is a thought more than story!"
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    I'm not sure if this is a fantasy or flash of thoughts that the writer had and tried to put in words! To help the reader of this review, then if you like to hear couple of new ideas (two to be exact) then I can put them now in two sentences and you may skip on the story!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28848)
    Performance
    (22066)
    Story
    (22209)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Great Listen"
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    I was contemplating writing a bad review first, then I changed my mind! I have to admit the second part didn't have the same impact as the first one, however there has been a lot of innovation and diversity in the story that I felt compelled to write a good review. The sequence of events is well ramped up and logical.

    I just started with the third and from the 16K plus positive reviews, I can't wait to go all the way till the Capital is brought down!

    It is worth your credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Dev Patnaik
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    In this essential and illuminating book, top business strategist Dev Patnaik tells the story of how organizations of all kinds prosper when they tap into a power each of us already has: empathy, the ability to reach outside of ourselves and connect with other people. When people inside a company develop a shared sense of what's going on in the world, they see new opportunities faster than their competitors. They have the courage to take a risk on something new.

    Kathleen says: "Great ideas badly read"
    "The missing link to success"
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    I believe in empathy and its role in building organizations. Actually, empathy is the real driver for the success of families, organizations and countries for that sake!

    The book is surely entertaining, but the narrator makes it boring! I tend to drift away because of the low tone consistent voice.

    I can surely relate to the content and do advise especially hard working managers that sometimes don't seem to understand where is the problem to read it. this is the missing link

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34097)
    Performance
    (25262)
    Story
    (25603)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Amazing Life Experience"
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    I'm a science, business, psychology books person and long time ago, decided to buy a novel and didn't finish listening to it although I tried. I came across The Hunger Games as a best seller so I thought it is time to lighten up and give it a try... IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT... not really but it took me sometime to adjust and I was hooked.

    I can't say what hooked me exactly but everything about it is wonderful and carefully studied. For that, I think it is a masterpiece.

    Give it a try. Your One Credit would be well spent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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