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M. J. Lamb


Klamath Falls, OR, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • 14 purchased in 2015

  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John C. Maxwell
    • Narrated By John C. Maxwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over 50 years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself, The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself, and much more.

    Kimberly says: "What's Your Growth Plan?"
    "My dreams are great, your dreams suck"
    What did you like best about The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth? What did you like least?

    I thought he offered a lot of highly useful information. However, when he denigrated the ambitions of his musical director, without offering any useful guidance on how the guy could find something at least close to what he wanted, I discovered I stopped caring about how wonderful this guy was (which he was careful to let us know, oh, fairly often). I guess support people aren't supposed to have ambitions beyond their station. I just wonder what why Maxwell would have told his wife if say, she'd wanted to become a stockbroker.

    I tried to continue after that, but after he started explaining how great he was, and how he learned so much from other leaders (all of whom were male), then I felt he was no longer talking to me.

    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I'm sure there was lots of good information. But I was so turned off by how he treated his musical director that I really couldn't listen to him any more.

    What aspect of John C. Maxwell’s performance would you have changed?

    His performance was excellent. He has a great voice, and knows how to use it to deliver the material.

    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. But it's nonfiction anyway.

    Any additional comments?


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Unraveled

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Nicole Quinn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past - secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm's length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom. Miranda Darling isn't in trouble - yet. But she's close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction.

    "Am I insane? I loved this narrator..."
    Where does Unraveled rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very highly indeed. However, one should not drive while listening to that little scene right at the end of the opera (fans self vigorously).

    What other book might you compare Unraveled to and why?

    Any Courtney Milan book, I expect--I have come to look forward to her intensity and excellent writing, and occasional thunderbolts of humor. I also compare her work to that of Lois McMaster Bujold, who can make you laugh and break your heart in the same chapter.

    What about Nicole Quinn’s performance did you like?

    The different voices were especially good, though Ash's (the Duke's) voice and Dalrymple's voice were fairly close if they were in the same conversation.

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

    Too intense for that, and also, I have this horrible thing called a day job that would keep me from doing it, alas.

    Any additional comments?

    Now I will have to spend money on all the other books in the series. My poor Visa!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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