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  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (2821)
    Performance
    (561)
    Story
    (573)

    The 4 Hour Work Week explains what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and why you should want to become one. It teaches you how to "kill" your job and design a life, the 80/20 rule and how it increases productivity, how to replace your dreams with goals, and more. Listeners can lead a rich life by working only four hours a week, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the lives they want.

    Tim says: "Some good ideas but, not so sure. . ."
    "buy the book"
    Overall

    I have enjoyed many Audible books over the past 4 years. I can't say this was one of them. The book came highly recommended so I thought I'd pick up the Audible version.

    I can't get beyond the narrator. To enunciate the first and last letter of 2 or 3 words per sentence, is for me simply impossible to listen to. That and the monotone of his voice made me quit. And I haven’t done that on over 100 books.

    Listen to the sample and then decide.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Searchers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alan Le May
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Alan Le May’s Western novels are widely considered classics in the genre, and the movie adaptation of The Searchers was named AFI’s Greatest Western Movie of All Time. When Martin Pauley and Amos Edwards return to their Texas homestead to find a burning ruin, they set out to find Amos’ missing daughter - and exact revenge on the Comanche responsible for the attack.

    Craig says: "A Mortal (Me) Writes of a Classic"
    "dated story"
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    and a 1 hr and 10 minute intro/worship review of John Wayne. Not worth the listen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steelheart

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6270)
    Performance
    (5852)
    Story
    (5875)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    D says: "He got the idea from a near traffic accident"
    "A comic dragged into a hopeless novel"
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    Up there as one of the worst I've been subjected to. Witless dialogue, Legolike characters, simplistic story.
    For me a waste of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Booze and Burn: Mangel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Charlie Williams
    • Narrated By James Clamp
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    In the second installment of Charlie Williams’ violent and darkly comedic Mangel series, Royston Blake’s gig as head doorman at Hoppers finds him yet again mired belly-deep in trouble. Blake has noticed a change in the behavior of Hoppers’ already dodgy clientele - the norm of beery violence and lechery has given way to trance-like stares and nonsensical blatherings. And when Doug the shopkeeper poffers him a bounty of 400 cans of lager and 400 smokes to bounce his teenage daughter’s undesirable boyfriend - an outsider with a curious pull on the youth of Mangel - Blake’s solace looks to be in the bag for at least a couple of weeks.

    K says: "Great book.How about a little last minute editing?"
    "Great book.How about a little last minute editing?"
    Overall
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    Loved the first installment. Am enjoying Booze and Burn.
    Word of warning to those of non British heritage, its heavy with British slang and expressions. I grew up in a British household so it was like being home.
    But the editing!
    Did no one do a last listen? Countless repeats including mistakes throughout the reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Mailman

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kevin Burke
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    Four-year degree in business.Trained in hand-to-hand combat. Works well with zombies.This is the resume of the last mailman on Earth. It is the near future, and the modern world we knew has been overrun and destroyed by reanimated corpses who hunt humans for food. Mankind has retreated to small pockets of civilization and practically surrendered to these walking dead. But one man routinely leaves behind the safety and comfort of his home in this new world in order to find the people and things we’ve long abandoned.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Another promising book about zombies"
    "Don't waste a credit"
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    A promising premise overshadowed by some of the worst dialogue I have ever encountered. And Kevin, a cross bow is not a repeating rifle.... one of many absurdities in this "story"
    Must be part of my "eat the food on your plate" upbringing but I had to force myself to finish this. And after I did? I have learned a valuable lesson. When a storey is this bad, chalk it up to a lesson learned and hit delete.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Up Country

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1795)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (606)

    In the latest from Nelson DeMille (author of The Lion's Game), Paul Brenner is called out of CID retirement to investigate the murder 30 years ago of an army lieutenant in Vietnam. Brenner's trip up country, with a beautiful American expatriate for company, will lead him to uncover an explosive, long-buried secret.

    James B says: "You Must Read Up Country"
    "Far too long!"
    Overall

    This book should have been a novella. Far too long on the musings of the main character. Other characters were wooden and not believable.
    I wanted a story with details of Vietnam, and ended up listening to an anti-commi rant for 20+hrs.
    I have only my self to blame for not giving up on it after 5 or 10 or 15 or even 20 hrs!
    But I read all the rave reviews and felt I must be missing something. I was … another book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Last of the Breed

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By David Strathairn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (236)

    This is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker....

    Jim says: "Louis Lamour Fan"
    "Last of the Breed"
    Overall

    Terrible story. Wooden characters. Stone lipped dialogue. I have read 40 + L'Amour books. Downloaded 4 from Audible. This book sucked large! I could not give a lower rating.
    Could have been a great story but simply droned on forever. And I did finish it much to my dismay when completed. Should have gone w/ my gut after the first 2 hrs.
    I've listened to over 200 Audible books. This makes the lowest 3 list, right beside The Lost Fleet;Dauntless and The 4 hr Workweek, Timothy Ferris.

    It always amazes me how some think certain books are good and others don't. Viva la'diference.

    It would help if when reading someones reviews if I knew what they liked... so..... I think these were outstanding, for me.
    Dune, Frank Herbert. Altered Carbon, Richard K Morgan. Bangkok Tattoo, John Burdett. The White Tiger, Aravind Adiqua.

    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4735)
    Performance
    (3252)
    Story
    (3288)

    Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

    Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

    AudioAddict says: "A hero with a sexy voice!"
    "Worst Audible book ever!!"
    Overall

    A personal fault of mine that I have to listen to the entire book, even one this tiresome.
    Its juvenile moralizing/philosophizing/religulous tone is teeth grating. After a couple hours this book was almost humorous, except for how bad it was.
    Since Audible deems that every book is worth at least one star I was forced to give it that. Which does not go to explain how it garnered the positive reviews it did.
    Hands down the worst book I have every listened to.
    I would not recommend this book to anyone.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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