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Charles

chansenjr

Hyde Park, UT, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Roy Baumeister, John Tierney
    • Narrated By Denis O'Hare
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (370)

    For years, our concept of the self and well-being has been dominated by the notion of self-esteem, while the old fashioned value of willpower has been disparaged by psychologists who argued that we’re largely driven by unconscious forces beyond our control. In Willpower Baumeister and Tierney turn this misinformation on its head to reveal self-control as arguably the single most powerful indicator of success. Baumeister discovered that willpower actually has a physical basis to it....

    Arken says: "Self-help without the hooey"
    "Excellent book"
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    Mind opener for sure. Great narration. Listened to it twice. My wife loves it too.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27922)
    Performance
    (14499)
    Story
    (14552)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Incredible narration"
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    This book is written so well and narrated even better. The best narration I've ever heard. Very well written. The story is great and riveting, but nothing super original where you can't stop reading it like Hunger Games, etc. I definitely recommend this one. It's a good solid safe purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of the Flies

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By William Golding
    • Narrated By William Golding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1011)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (546)

    Marooned on a tropical island, alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, and devoid of adult supervision or rules, a group of British boys begins to forge a society with its own unique rules and rituals.

    Raisa says: "Great story - bad narration"
    "The worst narration ever"
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    No offense to the author who reads this, but he is somewhat elderly to the point where it feels like a lecture and one has a hard time listening intently. It's very monotone, slow, not pronounced clearly. Couldn't stand even 30 minutes before canning this book. Great story, but terrible naration. Nice intro by the author, but that's the only worth you get for your money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 65 Signs of the Times

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By David Ridges
    • Narrated By David Ridges
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    The return of the long-lost ten tribes, a new Jerusalem being built, heavenly messengers from beyond this life.... It may sound like fantasy, but according to the scriptures, all of these things will really come to pass before our Savior comes again. In fact, these signs were designed by the Lord to alert true believers to his imminent return. The question is, Will you recognize the signs?

    Charles says: "Great for Latter-Day Saints"
    "Great for Latter-Day Saints"
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    Thoroughly enjoyed this lecture. Wished it was the whole book instead of just an hour or so of lecture. Very pleasant narration. My wife also loved it and was bummed when it was over.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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