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  • To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated By Daniel H. Pink
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (528)
    Performance
    (457)
    Story
    (460)

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than 15 million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight. Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others.

    Joanne says: "Not for salespeople!"
    "Not for salespeople!"
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    What would have made To Sell Is Human better?

    Motivation not stats! I don't think I will be able to finish this. It is boring!, This is not for salespeople or someone who understands that we are all in sales.


    What could Daniel H. Pink have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More motivational, more sales techniques


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He didn't, the content was just not what I was looking for.


    25 of 36 people found this review helpful
  • Praying the Bible into Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Stormie Omartian
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    From best-selling and beloved author Stormie Omartian comes a unique collection of prayer insight accompanied by carefully chosen Scripture. Praying the Bible into Your Life gives readers the help they need to draw from God's power, truth, wisdom, and comfort for everyday guidance and decision making. These short but significant prayer starters and verses from each book of the Bible - Genesis to Revelation - encourage readers to seek inspiration from God's Word to enhance and expand their conversations with the Lord.

    Julie says: "Narrator great, content, not so much"
    "Good reference book but not good audio"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This is probably better in print. I have always like Stormie's books but this one has no narrative and is difficult to listen to consistently. Too easy to get distracted and not listen.


    Has Praying the Bible into Your Life turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Did not keep interest


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Bible verses are always important but these were too scattered


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lee Strobel
    • Narrated By Dick Fredricks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (616)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (246)

    Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis. Strobel challenges them with questions like. How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible? Strobel's tough questions make this read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be?

    Jeff says: "Interesting Approach to the New Testament"
    "too lenghty, not to the point, want to exchange"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More to the point, It is so lenghty is becomes background noise in my mind and I think I am going to mis the point. I am going to exchange for the abridged version and see if it gets better


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lee Strobel again?

    I'll try. I was excited about the subject matter but right now am disappointed.I do not like story type reads, too much misc talk for my liking.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Fredricks?

    ?


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Case for Christ?

    ? Can't get through it


    Any additional comments?

    Hopefully the abridged is more to the point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Mark Batterson
    • Narrated By Mark Batterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (69)

    Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path.

    Andrey L. Limonchenko says: "Excellent!"
    "Slow moving, had to skip through it"
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    What disappointed you about In a Pit With a Lion On a Snowy Day?

    Was very slow moving. The point came across but I feel like it could have been done in 5 minutes.


    What could Mark Batterson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Made it shorter, got to the point. Too many stories to get to the same point. Step out of your comfort zone, etc.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ann Voskamp
    • Narrated By Ann Voskamp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (184)

    In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. It's only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted... a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved - by God.

    Cara says: "Absolute Must Read"
    "Good message, hard to get through"
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    Would you try another book from Ann Voskamp and/or Ann Voskamp?

    Probably not. I can see that some would like her still but I don't. I don't enjoy non fiction or poetry. There was was too much story here for me. I am a "get to the facts" person. She is a story writer. That said, God did speak to me with the book. I have started the 1000 blessing journey. It is a great message! After the first chapter I had to force myself to keep going but in chapter 2 or 3 I heard the message and kept going to see what more God had to say through her for me.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Just too flowery


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I could have never read this as a book. I woiuld have given up, the fact that I could listen while I ran got me through it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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