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Bob Watson

Sapulpa, OK | Member Since 2012

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  • 45 reviews
  • 55 ratings
  • 100 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • Red Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Thomas Harris
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (211)

    An innocent family are the latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings that no one understands, and no one can stop. Nobody lives to tell of the unimaginable carnage. Only the blood-stained walls bear witness. All hope rests on Special Agent Will Graham, who must peer inside the killer's tortured soul to understand his rage, to anticipate and prevent his next vicious crime. Desperate for help, Graham finds himself locked in a deadly alliance with the brilliant Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the infamous mass murderer.

    Molly says: "SERIAL Killer ~ how does he choose his victims?"
    "Not what I expected"
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    What would have made Red Dragon better?

    More Hannibal Lector


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    An Innocent Man by John Grissom


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The Narrator was great. The story was boring.


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

    Not Really


    Any additional comments?

    It should not have been part of the Hannibal Lector series of books when he's only mentioned in couple of paragraphs. I wish that character would have been a larger part of the book.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Elseerian: The Chronicles of Lumineia, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ben Hale
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (268)
    Story
    (269)

    The assassination of heroes was once a warning... for an invasion that nearly destroyed the world. Nations were slaughtered, cities were erased from existence, and defending armies were crushed into oblivion. In weeks, all life stood on the verge of extinction. But the end did not come. Instead the black horde vanished, leaving terrified survivors... and rumors. As the centuries passed the holocaust faded into legend, and finally myth. Across the southern sea a gifted young man is completing his training.

    Andrew Stone says: "Loved this book!"
    "Not my style"
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    I thought I would take a chance on a fantasy book, and it was everything feared it may be. If you are a fan of this genre I am sure it is wonderful. It was like the audio book of an RPG video game. RPG's are boring enough to play let alone listen to.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Replay

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ken Grimwood
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (834)
    Performance
    (499)
    Story
    (505)

    In 1988, 43-year-old Jeff Winston died of a heart attack. But then he awoke, and it was 1963; Jeff was 18 all over again, his memory of the next two decades intact. This time around, Jeff would gain all the power and wealth he never had before. This time around he'd know how to do it right. Until next time.

    Jonathon says: "Entertaining and more than worth the price!!"
    "Hated It!"
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    I listend to about two hours of this crap, and that is all I could handle. It seems like an interesting concept, but it was boring on every level. If you grew up in the 60's it may appeal to you. I hated the fact that there was very little dialogue, but rather the author droned on and on about every minute detail. I hate that style of writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer: John Cleaver, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dan Wells
    • Narrated By John Allen Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (247)

    John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic "normal" behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them.

    M. Mott says: "Great, if visceral book, terrible narrator."
    "Mildly Entertaining"
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    This was an ok book. Not great, but not bad. The narrator has been beat up pretty bad in other reviews. I think reason the narrator didn't work is because the main character is a 15 year old boy, and his narration was just not believable. It especially atrocious when he did female voices. I actually felt embarrassed for the narrator. This is the first book in a series. I will not listen to the rest of the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am America (And So Can You!)

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen Colbert
    • Narrated By Stephen Colbert
    Overall
    (1801)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (429)

    What The Daily Show is to evening news, The Colbert Report is to personality-driven pundit shows. Colbert brings his sarcastic charm to a half-hour report, tackling the important issues of the day and telling his guests why their opinions are just plain wrong. Stephen stands for "truthiness" and his American right to copyright that word and claim ownership of it. The author describes this as a simple audiobook from a simple mind: Stephen Colbert's.

    Ty says: "Funny, but disappointing."
    "Classic Colbert"
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    If you like The Colbert Report, you will love this book. It is dripping with sarcasm, and satire.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Phantoms

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (882)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (510)

    They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.

    Crystal says: "GREAT story. HORRIBLE narrator!"
    "Classic Koontz"
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    Great Dean Koontz book! Very entertaining! Well worth the credit! This is my 4th Dean Koontz book, and it is my second favorite next to Twilight eyes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (638)
    Performance
    (581)
    Story
    (575)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Amanda says: "SHOCKED!"
    "Blah, Blah, Blah"
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    If you like obsessively descriptive authors then you would love this book. I hate it when writers are trying to add words for the sake of filling the book. It takes at least 4 hours for the book to take off. Now if it were a 25 hour book I would be ok with that, but it is an 8 and half hour book. The book is extremely dark and disparaging. I hated it! The only good thing about the listen was the narrator he did a great job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trust-Based Selling: Using Customer Focus and Collaboration to Build Long-Term Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Charles H. Green
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    Learn from Charles Green, co-author of the best seller The Trusted Advisor how to deserve and, therefore, earn a buyer’s trust. Buyers prefer to buy from people they trust. However, salespeople are often mistrusted. Trust-Based Selling shows how trust between buyer and seller is created and explains how both sides benefit from it.

    Bob Watson says: "DRY!"
    "DRY!"
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    The content is actually very good, but this is by far the driest sales book I have ever read or listened to. It did reaffirm what I already knew about the sales process, but it put me to sleep in the process.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monsters of Men: Chaos Walking, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Patrick Ness
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl, Angela Dawe, MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (119)

    As a world-ending war surges to life around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projected will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast.

    Fay says: "Best book in the trilogy"
    "The first book sucks you in."
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    This is the first series I have listened to. The first book was great, but the second and third were too much misery, and not enough victory. The series drones on and on about misery. The ending left me mad for days. Very disappointing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8510)
    Performance
    (2763)
    Story
    (2829)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Frank says: "Not his best"
    "Dan Brown does it again."
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    Dan Brown is so consistent. I have read all his books, and I know exactly what he is doing all throughout all of his books,and he still surprises me at the end. This book is no different. Paul Michael is a brilliant narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emotional Intelligence for Sales Success: Connect with Customers and Get Results

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Colleen Stanley
    • Narrated By Lyn Landon
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (18)

    Even skilled salespeople buckle in tough selling situations - getting defensive with prospects who challenge them on price or too quickly caving to discount pressure. Those are examples the fight-or-flight response - something salespeople learn to avoid when they build their emotional intelligence. Studies have shown that emotional intelligence (EI) is a strong indicator of success. In Emotional Intelligence for Sales Success, sales trainer and expert Colleen Stanley shows how closely EI is tied to sales performance and how salespeople can sharpen their skills to maximize results.

    Andy says: "This book is awesome and want more!!"
    "One of the Best Sales Books I have read"
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    This is One of the top 3 sales books I have ever heard, and I have read a lot. It is not your typical Rah Rah sales book (thank God)! She really explains a lot of techniques and the psych0logy behind them. A must listen for anyone in management or sales.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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