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Charles

NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA | Member Since 2009

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  • The Magic of Believing

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Claude M. Bristol
    • Narrated By Jason McCoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (192)

    Millions of success-oriented people fom all over the world have turned to the no-nonsense, time-tested motivational techniques described in The Magic of Believing to achieve all their long and short-term goals: a better job, a happier marriage, or simply a good night's sleep. Now it's your turn to put Claude M. Bristol's special "magic" into your life and into action. Bristol's tough-minded, hard-hitting messages speaks directly to you.

    Prometheus Worley says: "Loved it..Loved it...Loved it!!!!"
    "Good information. Challenging Narration"
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    Story
    Would you listen to The Magic of Believing again? Why?

    Maybe. I liked the information, but had a tough time listening to the narrator's voice. It was grating.


    What aspect of Jason McCoy’s performance would you have changed?

    I would have a different narrator. His voice is tough to take in head phones.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. Mostly, just OK.


    Any additional comments?

    This is pretty standard law of attraction fare. Not bad, just common now. I realize this is an older book, but most of the techniques can be found in even older books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Abundance Matrix: Manifesting a Life Full of Wealth and Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Craig Beck
    • Narrated By Craig Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    Imagine if the story of the genie of the lamp was true, but instead of three wishes there was no limit to what you could ask for! The genie just kept appearing and granting what your heart desired. There is a secret that is shared by the world's wealthiest and most successful individuals: a real life genie that delivers your dreams to you, before you even get a chance to wish for them. However, unlike the fictional story of Aladdin there is not just one lamp. This gift is available to anyone who is prepared to open his or her mind.

    jacques says: "very helpfull"
    "A waste of time and money"
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    Story
    What would have made The Abundance Matrix better?

    If it had been anything other than rehashing basic self-help, law of attraction techniques that every other "self help guru" tries to peddle. Just listen to Napoleon HIll's "Think and Grow Rich." That is the source all of these marketers get their content. And Craig Beck even gives the bare minimum. Just a total waste of time and money. I will never bother with anything by this author again and would strongly discourage any audible listeners from wasting their money (or credits) and an hour and a half of their time on this garbage.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing by Craig Beck...ever.


    How could the performance have been better?

    He could have hired a professional narrator, but then he would have lost some of his profits.


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

    Well, all I had to do was delete it. There was nothing to throw away. So, I guess there's that.


    Any additional comments?

    Never waste your time or money on anything by this author. He is churning out rehashed self-help content and doing a poor job at it to boot. This was one of the biggest wastes of time and money I've ever encountered on Audible. And, yes, I'm a long time listener.

    4 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jonathan Leaf
    • Narrated By Rick Silversmith
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    In this blast from the past, Leaf exposes the lies and busts the myths propagated by the liberal establishment. Did you know that the civil-rights movement did little to improve the lives of average African Americans and that most Americans actively supported the Vietnam War and the draft?

    Charles says: "More opinion than fact...."
    "More opinion than fact...."
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    Would you try another book from Jonathan Leaf and/or Rick Silversmith?

    No. It's mostly just opinions by someone who doesn't like the view of 60's culture.


    Has The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes. I expected the "politically incorrect" part to be non-biased facts.


    Did Rick Silversmith do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    If he was going for an opinionated curmudgeon, he nailed it.


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

    It was on sale.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're looking for fact based political incorrectness - and I was - skip this series. Over all, it was just not that good.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated By Kyf Brewer
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. Yet those wind-torn hours represented only the first stage of the relentless triple tragedy that Katrina brought to the entire Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Mississippi to Alabama.

    Leonora says: "Unabridged version"
    "A good start"
    Overall

    I lost my home in Lakeview to Katrina and the federal, state, and local bureaucrats. This abridged version of The Great Deluge is a good introduction for anyone interested in a clear picture of what happened before and after Katrina. The unabridged text offers a much more complete description as it contains supporting references. My one big complaint about the audio version: it would have been nice if they had hired a narrator who bothered to study local pronunciations. That probably only matters to a local.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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