Slow. I think she means to entice you to hope something happens at some point but, after 3 hours, nothing is happening.
Assured, calm, robotic.
The descriptions of the areas were good.
There is nothing going on in the book. She keeps hinting at something but, I don't know what it is. She seems enamored with the setting but doesn't have any explanation or emotional connection as to why...just a blank mysteriousness. I, also, have a lot of difficulty understanding some of the brogue and it's very distracting as she reads forward while I'm trying to decipher it.
Probably not. I couldn't relate to the characters at all.
I couldn't connect with the story. I found the mysterious, airy mental qualities of the main character overdone and weaving that with the story didn't work for me.
I couldn't relate to the characters at all.
Dunno. I only got through 3 chapters.
I was stunned with how emotionless the narration was. A very heartbreaking event happens in the book and the narrator sounds like she's reading a job description. No pause...steady rhythm...reading right through it. After just completing one of Sarah Drew's performances I'd have to say it was close to the opposite.
My daughter recommended this book to me (she read the paper book) and said it was excellent. I'll probably go that route.
An astonishing book with a compelling story that rewired my thinking about nature vs. nurture.
I listened to and wrote a review of this series a couple of years back when my business was first starting out. Now, two years having gone by, I thought it would be good to come back and tell how this series has made an effect.
Back when I first started my business, I really didn’t have much of a vision as to what makes up a successful businessperson: how they think, what they focus on, how they get what they need. Not having an idea of what that was, I was nervous. Would I make the right choices? Would I focus too much on one thing and miss something else? These books were my first glimpse into that black box of the successful business person’s mind. The affect has been wonderful. No other book or audiobook resonates with me with as much consistency. In this series, you hear it straight from the businessmen. Their rhetoric is, it seems to me, straight from their heart. They talk about the significant events that happened to them, that they made happen and the way they pulled it all together. From time to time they interject a powerful point that they learned and you ‘get that’ without having to learn it the way they did. Throughout my days I hear their voices talking to me when circumstances and opportunities come up to me. Those voices provide common sense and guidance that I use to help me to make better choices. It has helped me immensely and encouraged me when things are hard.
The author has done a wonderful job of arranging the interviews, first by subdividing the interviews into topics and then providing the entire interviews in the latter books. The important topics are brought back to you several times and that’s good because it makes it stick.
Bottom line, I recommend this book most heartily. I still enjoy listening to them and I would challenge someone to find an audiobook series that contains as much material.
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