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Roger

Christies Beach, Australia

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  • Call Me Ted

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ted Turner, Bill Burke
    • Narrated By Ted Turner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (74)

    An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is truly a living legend, and now, for the first time, he reveals his personal story. From his difficult childhood to the successful launch of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no details or feelings and takes the reader along on a wild and sometimes bumpy ride.

    loix says: "Under-hyped"
    "Fascinating story read by the man himself"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this and was pretty dissapointed when I completed all 18 hours worth of audio - only because it was over. Much of it is fascinating, and Ted had me laughing throughout as well. I really find business self-help titles to be pretty boring, this on the other hand was very inspiring. His personal life is quite a failure really, but there's much to be learned from here, with his energy, vision, and people skills. The Time Warner details at the end were a downer I thought, he seemed to go into too much detail and it seems the events are maybe still a bit raw. His early life and sailing, CNN etc stories we're absolutely awesome. I'm looking forward to listening to this again sometime. Easily the best audiobook I've listened too. This makes me want to get the book - though there's a great richness hearing this story in Ted's own southern accent. Hard to beat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death by Love: Letters from the Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Driscoll
    • Narrated By Mark Driscoll
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Real people. Real sin. Transformed lives. A compilation of heartfelt letters that explains Jesus' work on the cross, read by coauthor Mark Driscoll. Death by Love is a unique audio experience on the cross of Jesus Christ. While many studies of the cross discuss the finer points of the doctrine of the atonement, what is often lost are the real-life implications of Jesus' death for those who sin and are sinned against.

    Jason says: "Letters written as the Biblical authors did it"
    "Great deep meaty content, but boring & I love MD!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Really theologically deep book, with a very good format of 12 letters exploring various issues of sin for people. I thought that as Driscolls such a great preacher, his reading style would also hold up, but sadly it's pretty tough going. I had to rewind a lot as I struggled to pay attention. Still the content is great for looking deep into how Jesus death and resurrection can restore even the most broken of lives. I may get the book later just to go back over it properly - but the audiobook was pretty dry with Mark's reading style - just to monotonous for a whole book. Sorry Mark.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith
    Overall
    (1785)
    Performance
    (757)
    Story
    (750)

    Listen to the incredible national best seller that is changing people's lives - and increasing their net worth. Also available:
    The Millionaire Mind.

    Stephen Dix says: "Its OK to drive a Taurus!!"
    "Good wisdom, needs more real estate focus"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Overall, some amazing truths in this book, certainly the research indicates long term trends that still hold up despite the fact the data in circa 94/95. The principle of long term investment, and spending less than you earn is sheer gold and impossible to argue with. The one thing that made no sense was a whole detailed focus on car purchases. They should have talked about real estate and real estate investment. That is the one glaring ommission, especially given that real estate has been a huge factor in the fortunes of so many millionaires. Apart from that, a decent and worthwhile read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

    • ABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Michael Korda
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (94)

    Michael Korda's Hero is the story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth, and gripping biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile, including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes, made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia".

    Ron says: "Excellent book and narration"
    "Amazing story, good narration"
    Overall
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    This was a fascinating story. I've been ignorant for so long about the legend of Lawrence of Arabia. It's an amazing tale, and there's plenty of detail. There's a few academic and dry spots near the end, but it is a pretty good intro to the whole story. I found myself Googling for more info at the end of it (and this is a long book too). I really enjoyed it, the british narrator seems to really fit the tone of the writing too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Michael E. Gerber
    • Narrated By Michael E. Gerber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1971)
    Performance
    (762)
    Story
    (769)

    In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business, from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.

    Christopher Burbridge says: "Life Changing, I Gotta Say"
    "Good content, cheesy narration."
    Overall
    Performance
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    The guy narrating sounds like an old Werther's ad. It's not bad, but it's got cheesy music at certain points and a fairly slow style of narration. The content is good though. Sometimes these books end up feeling pretty patronising by the time you're 3/4 of the way through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Allen
    • Narrated By David Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2637)
    Performance
    (1305)
    Story
    (1271)

    From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

    Greta says: "Get the "Paper Book" instead."
    "Good content, narration just okay"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The content is great, though you can get the gist of it without having to go through every detail. The narration was a bit boring for me, and came complete with some cheesy music to intro and outro the book as well. Apart form that, the system is pretty great, even if you can only pick up a few things about it - as I've done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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