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Adama Efuru

Dawn

Jamaica, NY | Member Since 2010

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  • Boardwalk Empire Free Bonus Material: The Speakeasy Guide to Prohibition Era Slang – Extended Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (522)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (403)

    Oliver Wyman reads The Speakeasy Guide and captures the rich atmosphere and enduring cultural influence of the roaring ‘20s. While the anecdote about Audible staffers stumbling out of an anonymous casino might be in doubt, one thing’s for sure – this fun listen is the bee’s knees.

    Kristi Richardson says: "It's the cat's pajamas!"
    "For wordanistas."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Boardwalk Empire Free Bonus Material to be better than the print version?

    I don't know about the print version of the book or the TV show. But this was fun to listen to.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Boardwalk Empire Free Bonus Material?

    I did not know that Dorothy Parker was so influential in the slang terms of 1920's. Thanks for that.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Think & Grow Rich - Mega Audio Pack

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Napolean Hill, Jamie McIntyre
    • Narrated By Jai Hutcherson, Bob Hennesy, Jamie Nesvold
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (75)

    Love Think & Grow Rich? Then get this Mega Audio Pack! It is simply the #1 Think & Grow Rich audio pack available in the world today. You get: >Think & Grow Rich, Think & Grow Rich updated for the 21st Century, What I Didn’t Learn At School But Wish I Had, Time Rich, What I Didn’t Learn From Google But Wish I Had; all these audio books for one low price!

    michael says: "...a very long sales pitch!"
    "Great potential BUT delivery is not good."
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    What did you like best about Think & Grow Rich - Mega Audio Pack? What did you like least?

    There is a lot of varied and somewhat helpful information.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have liked the book to be better organized so that I can listen to the relevant parts that I needed and then come back to the other parts as I needed them. (e.g. investments, real estate)


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    MAJOR pronunciation errors. Some repetition in the narration. The narrators reading is monotonous for the first 2 or 3 sections, and is extremely hard to stay awake with.


    Any additional comments?

    I would have liked a more lively reader for the base book "Think & Grow Rich".
    The second professional narrator-reader (I have only gotten through half of the mega pack) gave a much much better reading with more naturalistic intonation.
    The description of the book plays off the icon of "Think & Grow Rich" but the personal interests of the Jamie McIntyre should be made more fully clear. I understand that he may be very successful and even helpful but the majority of the book does not reflect ANY of the concepts of the base book.
    (I'm still trying to get through)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5257)
    Performance
    (2791)
    Story
    (2794)

    In The Tipping Point, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in society happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.

    Marian Hanganu says: "Exceptional!"
    "I'm glad I finally go this"
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    Would you listen to The Tipping Point again? Why?

    I listened to the book 3 times in a row. It is very interesting and each time I learned more about myself and was inspired.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3145)
    Performance
    (2757)
    Story
    (2784)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "For the rebellious child in us"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, because I wanted to know how she would write an "adult" novel.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The beginning was a little hard to follow the introduction of characters.


    What does Tom Hollander bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not sure really. I just can't sit down and read a book with my busy schedule so I prefer to read through listening.


    Do you think The Casual Vacancy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, the characters purposes I think we're filled completely.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a good book where the central theme is, again, around the children that we learned to care about as the main characters. The adults were very much either very regular, with regular problems and concerns, or overly dramatic like the "real housewives", whom I could not give two hoots about. How the children intertwined and manipulated the adult stories was the lasting effect of the book on me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Stroke of Insight

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jill Bolte Taylor
    • Narrated By Jill Bolte Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (699)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (376)

    In My Stroke of Insight, Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery, and the sense of omniscient understanding she gained from this unusual and inspiring voyage out of the abyss of a wounded brain. It would take eight years for Taylor to heal completely. Because of her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and most of all an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world.

    Lisa says: "very, very illuminating!"
    "insightful & interesting"
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    Would you listen to My Stroke of Insight again? Why?

    I would listen to this again in the future because in dealing with a person who has had a stroke it reminds me to be patient and teaches what to look for. I am sure there is more information that will be useful to me that was not immediately applicable in the first listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of My Stroke of Insight?

    One of the most informative insights was the admonition to allow for sleep so that the body and brain can heal. I had forgotten the restorative powers of rest & sleep and laughed thinking of the patients in hospitals and nursing homes who have to be woken up at the crack of dawn to get their day started. Although it is not comical it is funny that all they want to do is sleep until a reasonable hour.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, over many trips to and from the hospital.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. Thanks for writing it. I hope doctors, nurses and other clinicians etc in rehab facilities read this and keep it on their shelves for reference. It is a unique perspective into the process of

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Zach McLarty
    Overall
    (1074)
    Performance
    (633)
    Story
    (637)

    Is it possible to Reach your genetic potential in 6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Yes, and much more.

    Joshua says: "I knew this was abridged, but......."
    "Better than I thought"
    Overall

    I got this today and immediately listened to it during my workout and then while I was websurfing and writing a report. My interest was piqued by the author's appearance on The Dr Oz show. It has a great amount of information. It is also coupled with a PDF and reference to his website which both added value to the audiobook. I have not bought the book yet but I will at least take a look at it and see what I'm missing. However, I feel that this audiobook presented much more info than some of the other reviewers have stated. He presented the points stated in the review as promised. It was definitely worth the purchase. I look forward to seeing the results of the program on me. ;-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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