This book started out fairly slowly, but then it was fantastic with the thoughts and ideas it presented and the research that backs them up. It confirmed what I saw as a Recognition Coordinator for a major corporation. The carrot approach can create a lot of problems if not done correctly. I saw cheating, people being demotivated when there wasn't a contest on, etc. What I like most about this book were the ideas on how to encourage "Drive". I am going to buy the physical book for this to keep as a reference.
This book has new ideas about tidying that I think will be very useful. For that reason, I gave it a 4 rating overall for usefulness. The writing is a bit boring and not very motivational. The reader sounds like she's "reading" it instead of narrating it. The main value in the book is the tidying methods, and those would be best gotten from the book so you have a reference to go back to as you go through the process. It would have been nice if the audio book had included a handout with key points from the process. I know the author might be against such a handout as more clutter, but in this case, it would be helpful to have the steps written down for reference.
This provides some interesting insights into the series. I liked the parallels the author drew with actual history. The narrator really enriched the material with his voices and dramatic readings of passages from the book.
He was a bit "reader-y" in spots, but he has a lot of great potential as a narrator. He did good voices and distinguished the characters nicely.
It was a sweet book, but (and I very rarely say this) it should have been shorter. The plot line and writing just didn't hold up well for 8 hours of listening, and I felt it was just kind of dragging on when I got to hour 5 or so.
I really enjoyed Luke Daniel's performance. He differentiated all the characters nicely and gave life to the story line. I would definitely listen to other books read by him.
This was a fun listen. It had a unique and interesting system of magic and some fairly interesting characters and plot line. However, despite the fact that it was unique and interesting, I didn't connect with it enough to want to rush out and buy the next book in the series.
The narrator. He did a good job with the voices and bringing the story to life. I liked the characters. They were interesting and charming. The plot line was well paced. I will read the second book in the series when it comes out.
I think things were nicely resolved while leaving a bit of a teaser for the second book in the series.
The book did read a bit like an afternoon special on the importance/benefits of being nice in a couple of spots, but they were thankfully brief. The story quickly moved on.
John Inman's writing was clever and the characters were interesting. However, the main character's, Stanley's, insecurities just got to be too much. At points I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep listening. Also, the character Roger says shyness is a medical disease like kleptomania. Certainly, social anxiety is medical, but shyness itself is more of a legitimate personality type. To me it would have been more romantic to have Roger accept Stanley for how he is than to compare his personality to a medical condition. Although, Stanley does obviously need lots of therapy for his deep seated insecurities and should probably address that before getting into any relationship. It was too weak a plot element to hang the story on, and it just got annoying.
I enjoyed the narrator, Tyler Stevens. He did a great job at distinguishing the characters, and his narrating was lively and interesting. It suited the story very well. I would gladly listen to another book narrated by him.
No. Absolutely not.
Yes, I would listen to it again. The characters are interesting.
This narrator's voice is pleasant, and he did a good job with different voices. However, he seemed to be reading instead of narrating occasionally. At first I wasn't sure I wanted to keep listening, but this was less of a problem as I continued with the book or perhaps I just got involved in the story line and overlooked it. I think with more practice he will be an excellent narrator.
I really enjoyed Elijah's narration. His reading voice is clear and lively with lots of personality.
I liked listening to this classic. Elijah's narration really brought it to life like watching a good play. The story itself is rich in details from the time period. Its a wonderful tale written by a master story teller. I like watching Huck grow as a character and figure out what he thinks for himself versus what society holds as truth.
The narration is very good, and the technique is very helpful. However, if you are like me and like to listen to audio books while cleaning house or exercising, get this one as a book. He has had frequent stops to go through a tapping sequence or ask questions you need to stop and think about. This is good information. However, since I listen to audio books while doing other things, I can't really stop and do these.
Nick Ortner's narration was very good. He has a pleasant, clear voice.
I would have preferred he put the instructional tapping sequences at the end of the book as a separate section and provided worksheets to go along with the guided questions. This would not interrupt the flow of the audio book if you are listening while driving, exercising, or other activities.
This has been my favorite series that I've listened to on Audible so far. The friendship between Royce and Hadrian is very well written and entertaining. The writing and narration effectively bring them and the world they live in to life.Its a fun series with lots of action and a variety of interesting characters. I would highly recommend this, and the other audiobooks in the series.
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