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abigail

Seattle, WA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Howard Schultz, Joanne Gordon
    • Narrated By Stephen Bowlby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (442)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (322)

    In 2008, Howard Schultz, the president and chairman of Starbucks, made the unprecedented decision to return as CEO, eight years after he stepped down from daily oversight of the company to become chairman. Concerned that Starbucks had lost its way, Schultz was determined to help it return to its core values and restore not only its financial health, but also its soul.

    Carla says: "Interesting, but a bit annoying"
    "Couldn't finish it."
    Overall

    I was into this story in the beginning. It was interesting to hear how Starbucks started and how products came to life.

    However, I stopped reading it after the first half. It became too repetative and didn't have me hooked enough to continue.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1004)
    Performance
    (916)
    Story
    (925)

    Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

    Janice says: "Do you believe in miracles??"
    "How can a sports book be this good??!?!?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Boys in the Boat again? Why?

    Yes - it was suspenseful and fascinating.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I almost cried when Joe found his way back into the varsity boat and his team members welcomed him back. Beautiful scene.


    Any additional comments?

    What a story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3393)
    Performance
    (2059)
    Story
    (2084)

    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

    Linda says: "Marvelous Book & Expressive Reader"
    "Age old fable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I have always heard great things about this book, but am left wondering if I read the same book.

    I'm sure this was a great book about listening to your heart and working towards your goals a long time ago, but I have heard it all before. I did not get anything from this book that was new or memorable or ground breaking.

    Read it if you want, but I didn't not find anything special about it.

    However, Jeremy Irons has such a lovely dramatic voice. I would listen to another one of his.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34133)
    Performance
    (25290)
    Story
    (25633)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Remember the story is for a younger audience."
    Overall

    I read this book with high expectations. I forgot that it was written for teenagers, not 30-somethings. As long as you remember the target audience for this book, you will be fine.

    The idea is interesting. It's post-apocalyptica US-meets-reality-television. Some creative concepts and visuals came from this idea.

    The end became a little long and at times cringable, but don't give up. I was wrong about the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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