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Joleen

Frazee, MN, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Start Something That Matters

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Blake Mycoskie
    • Narrated By Blake Mycoskie
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (193)

    What matters most to you? Should you focus on earning a living, pursuing your passions, or devoting yourself to the causes that inspire you? The surprising truth is that you don’t have to choose—and that you’ll find more success if you don’t. That’s the breakthrough message of the TOMS One for One movement. You don’t have to be rich to give back and you don’t have to retire to spend every day doing what you love. You can find profit, passion, and meaning all at once—right now.

    Thundersinspring says: "My eyes welled up several times!"
    "Great story of purpose and inspiration!"
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    If you could sum up Start Something That Matters in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring...Motivating...Challenging


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration is the one thing I had trouble with...his tone and reading style I did find annoying, I'm sad to say. I still listened to this audio twice because I was so encouraged by the stories and content but had to push myself passed the narration style. I appreciate that the author wanted to perform the reading but his choppiness and very predictable inflections at the end of every sentence made the audio part...sorry I have to say it...annoying.


    Any additional comments?

    I completely love the finding a deeper purpose stories of not only TOMS but many other stories included. It made me very envious of all the people that found their own purpose and greater purpose because it helped others. Very likely I will listen to this audio a 3rd time and hope inspiration hits me square in the face.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Mike

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Benedict Freedman, Nancy Freedman
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (58)

    A moving love story set in the Canadian wilderness, Mrs. Mike is a classic tale that has enchanted millions of readers worldwide. It brings the fierce, stunning landscape of Canada to life and tenderly evokes the love that blossoms between Sergeant Mike Flannigan and beautiful young Katherine Mary O'Fallon.

    Laurie says: "Lovely version of an old favorite..."
    "Better to listen when older vs. forced as an..."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I had to read this book in my 8th grade English class...and reading was not something on my want to do list of activities. So when my daughter received the same book assignment, I wanted to help her out and thought listening to audio will make it better. Just intending to be a member for those 3 months, I ended up enjoying listening vs reading. (I tend to gain weight by reading books so listening to the books solved that problem LOL)

    Back to Mrs. Mike, I sure appreciated the story better now than when I was forced to read it in high school. Mrs Mike is a great story. I feel in love with the characters and the story of their lives. It made me want to re-visit the classics from HS.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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