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Joel

Cedar Rapids, IA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Six Figure Second Income: How to Start and Grow a Successful Online Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jonathan Rozek, David Lindahl
    • Narrated By David Lindahl, Jonathan Rozek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (78)

    Here are proven methods for building an online income stream. Maybe you dream of making money with an online business, but haven’t tried so far because you’d have to quit your current job and enter the risky world of Internet startups. Or because you think you need lots of capital and way too much time. If these reasons sound familiar, Dave Lindahl and Jon Rozek beg to differ.

    Katrina says: "not quite second income"
    "A bit dated maybe"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    useful info, but got a bit dated (even if just by a few years). still very useful tips and ideas. worth the listen.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    uh, it ended.


    Which character – as performed by David Lindahl and Jonathan Rozek – was your favorite?

    no characters, not a story


    Who do you think would benefit most from listening to The Six Figure Second Income?

    "can do" people.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rise of the Alliance: Frontiers Saga, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ryk Brown
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (245)

    A new ally providing aid... An old ally joining the fight... Their resources growing with each passing day... Their homeworld finally on the road to recovery... Things finally seem to be coming together for Captain Scott and the Alliance as he takes his forces on the offensive. However, the Jung may in turn give him more trouble than he bargained for.

    Frank says: "Too short!"
    "the blue white jump flash washes yet again"
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    Please, for the love of god please come up with other words to use to describe the jump transition. Since you use that same phrase probably 40 times in this book please look for something else. Other than that I really like the books, the entire series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Strands of Sorrow: Black Tide Rising, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Tristan Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (385)

    A hardened group of survivors fight back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization. With the world consumed by a devastating plague that drives humans violently insane, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on a dark Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, the only hope for the salvation of the human race.

    Christopher J Bayne says: "Good ending to the series."
    "Good way to end a 5 star series."
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    This could have easily been titled "The book of Faith." Great way to round it out though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3652)
    Performance
    (3082)
    Story
    (3101)

    Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

    FanB14 says: "Adequate for Adults"
    "so much better than the movie"
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    I listen to this book first and really did enjoy it. As soon as I was finished I decided to go rent the movie was very disappointed. They simply removed about three major characters, and of the ones remaining they chopped this down to the point where it was almost not the same story. Granted I'm almost always a believer in the book is better than the movie but in this regards it's night and day...or maybe dark and light

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3555)
    Performance
    (2996)
    Story
    (3005)

    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

    Roger says: "Brilliant performances, moving story"
    "just not great for me - predictable ending"
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    Meh, predictable ending from far to soon in the book. Others will like it, but just wasn't for me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Richard Panek
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (730)
    Performance
    (557)
    Story
    (551)

    Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only four percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every star and planet. The rest is completely unknown. Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of the quest to find this “dark” matter and an even more bizarre substance called “dark energy”. This is perhaps the greatest mystery in all of science, and solving it will bring fame, funding, and certainly a Nobel Prize.

    Adam says: "Excellent survey of Cosmology and Astrophysics"
    "1/3 science, 2/3 history of whining scientists"
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    When I got this book I thought it was going to be talking about dark matter and dark energy and the concepts behind each but instead I got a book of the history of whining scientists about who is getting credit for what and going on and on and on and on and on and on about very little to do with dark matter or dark energy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Geekomancy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Michael R. Underwood
    • Narrated By Julia Farhat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (117)

    Ree Reyes’s life was easier when all she had to worry about was scraping together tips from her gig as a barista and comic shop slave to pursue her ambitions as a screenwriter. When a scruffy-looking guy storms into the shop looking for a comic like his life depends on it, Ree writes it off as just another day in the land of the geeks. Until a gigantic “BOOM!” echoes from the alley a minute later, and Ree follows the rabbit hole down into her town’s magical flip-side.

    Tracey says: "Only geeks need apply!"
    "Narrators voice made me grit my teeth"
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    What did you love best about Geekomancy?

    The story, it's a good story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ree. Obviously she's the primary character...but she's fun, witty, sexy, sweet, and something that every nerd wishes the girls he built up the courage to talk to would turn out to be.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Julia Farhat?

    Anyone. Her pitch was just at that level that felt like nails on a chalkboard


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    Nope

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shatter Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1053)
    Performance
    (950)
    Story
    (954)

    "You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own.

    Amanda says: "Don't let the sample fool you - So Good!"
    "Teen angst with 400 extra services of self doubt"
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    Would you try another book from Tahereh Mafi and/or Kate Simses?

    Probably not, at least not until I hear that her style has matured


    What could Tahereh Mafi have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not written it


    What three words best describe Kate Simses’s voice?

    Young, capable, sophomoric


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

    One of very few books I couldn't even finish


    Any additional comments?

    Nope

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The AdSense Code 2nd Edition: The Definitive Guide to Making Money with AdSense

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Joel Comm
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (40)

    Hidden on the Internet, scattered among billions of Web pages, are the clues to an incredible secret. For those who know the secret, the result is untold wealth. Each month, a small group of people put their knowledge of Google AdSense to use and receive four and five-figure checks from Google

    Joel says: "VERY outdated"
    "VERY outdated"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Entire chapters of this book are on topics that no longer exist.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Nope


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Yes, but since most is not relevant...


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing at all


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Update the book or stop selling it

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost: Paladin of Shadows, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Jeremy Arthur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (589)
    Performance
    (545)
    Story
    (550)

    Former SEAL Michael Harmon, Team Name ''Ghost'', retired for service injuries, is not enjoying college life. But things are about to change, if not for the better. When he sees a kidnapping, a series of, at the time logical, decisions leave him shot to ribbons and battling a battalion of Syrian commandos with only the help of three naked co-eds who answer to the names ''Bambi,'' ''Thumper'' and ''Cotton Tail.'

    Jenassecret says: "Military-Erotica! I want MORE!!!"
    "Needs some adult warnings"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think this book would help validate the existence of some in-bread back woods militia people.


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Ringo again?

    Absolutely, some of his other books are great


    Which character – as performed by Jeremy Arthur – was your favorite?

    Mike, the character, is great. The story itself isn't bad, it's just not the type of character I can really relate to


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

    When it comes down to the general views of dealing with underworld antagonist, I agree and would do much the same, but when it comes to raping 15 year old girls, etc., I really just was more turned off and thought "this is the kind of guy I'd have no problem putting a bullet hole in myself"


    Any additional comments?

    For adults only

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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