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Mark

Nashville, TN, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Heidi Grant Halvorson
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (94)

    Most of us have no idea why we fail to reach our goals. Now eminent social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson shows us how we can finally win by revealing how goals really work—and by showing us how to avoid what typically goes wrong.

    Claudia says: "Effective and intelligent information"
    "Logical and doable"
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    Performance
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    What did you love best about Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals?

    The author did an excellent job of conveying research in a readable, enjoyable way.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals?

    When the author talked about the effect of her research on herself, especially when it came to weight loss.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • House Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3039)
    Performance
    (1253)
    Story
    (1261)

    One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.

    Charlotte says: "Great book until the ending"
    "The ending was too abrupt"
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    What did you love best about House Rules?

    I loved the combination of the story being told by different characters in the book and the multi-voice recording. The readers did an excellent job.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked hearing each character's take on the events happening in the story.


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

    It is easier to keep track of who is saying what when it is a multi voice recording.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reactions.


    Any additional comments?

    The book progressed well until the end, which was too abruot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (7435)
    Performance
    (5667)
    Story
    (5681)

    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Shannon says: "Word Thief"
    "Best fiction book I have listened to"
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    What did you love best about The Book Thief?

    I loved everything about The Book Thief, from the story to the narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book Thief?

    One of the most memorable moments of The Book Thief is the last time Max is seen in the book.


    What about Allan Corduner’s performance did you like?

    Allan Corduner's performance gave the exact pace and dialect to the narrator's voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It touched me both ways.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Father and I Were Ranchers: Little Britches # 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ralph Moody
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (96)

    The Moody family moves from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Experience the pleasures and perils of ranching in 20th Century America, through the eyes of a youngster.

    Jean says: "1900 Colorado Ranching"
    "One of my all time favorites"
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    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Father and I Were Ranchers the most enjoyable?

    Great story, great narration, perfect combination.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ralph, was my favorite character. The story centers on him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes where Ralph's father gently molds the character of his son are my favorites.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end of the book is very poignant.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Chip Conley
    • Narrated By Chip Conley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Using brilliantly simple math that illuminates universal emotional truths, Emotional Equations crystallizes some of life’s toughest challenges into manageable facets that listeners can see clearly—and bits they can control. Popular motivational speaker and best-selling author Chip Conley has created an exciting, new, immediately accessible visual lexicon for mastering the age of uncertainty. Making mathematics out of emotions may seem a counterintuitive idea, but it’s an inspiring and incredibly effective one in Chip Conley’s hands.

    Jain says: "Extremely interesting"
    "A really unique pont of view"
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    What did you love best about Emotional Equations?

    I loved the author's passion for what he is talking about. He was all engaged.


    What other book might you compare Emotional Equations to and why?

    I would compare this book to Freakonimics and Outliers because it puts old understandings in a whole new light.


    Have you listened to any of Chip Conley???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to anything else by Chip Conley.


    What insight do you think you???ll apply from Emotional Equations?

    I will apply the equations from this book as I consider my own tensions in day to day life.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Timothy Keller
    • Narrated By Lloyd James, Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (216)

    Few subjects are as compelling-or as endlessly variable-as love and marriage. The Bible is filled with references to husbands and wives, from the story of Adam and Eve to advice in the New Testament, each open to interpretation. In The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and bestselling author of The Reason for God, uses the scriptures as his guide to show readers what God's call to marriage is, and why this is such a powerful call.

    Adam Shields says: "Now my most recommended book on marriage"
    "Good in parts, okay in the rest"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Meaning of Marriage the most enjoyable?

    The most memorable parts of the book were the personal stories. The marriage advice was okay, but getting to know the Kellers was best.


    What other book might you compare The Meaning of Marriage to and why?

    If you compare this book to Tim Keller's other books, this one is good by any standard except the one Tim Keller sets. This is a good book, but one of his weakest.


    What about Lloyd James and Marguerite Gavin ???s performance did you like?

    The readers did an excellent job.


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

    I did not listen to this book in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Do the Work

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 25 mins)
    • By Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated By Steven Pressfield
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (310)

    Could you be getting in your way of producing great work? Have you started a project but never finished? Would you like to do work that matters, but don't know where to start?The answer is Do the Work, a manifesto by best-selling author Steven Pressfield, that will show you that it’s not about better ideas, it’s about actually doing the work. Do the Work is a weapon against Resistance - a tool that will help you take action and successfully ship projects out the door.

    Luke J. Morris says: "Good Information"
    "I bought three copies for friends"
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    Where does Do the Work rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    It is one of the better audio books I have listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Do the Work?

    There are many memorable moments that I could detail, but that would take too long.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    One of my favorite parts was when he talked about the routine of creativity.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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