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  • Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Neale Donald Walsch
    • Narrated By Neale Donald Walsch, Edward Asner, Ellen Burstyn
    Overall
    (572)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (379)

    Suppose you could ask God the most puzzling questions about existence, and God would provide clear, understandable answers? It happened to Neale Donald Walsch. Conversations with God is Neale Donald Walsch's account of his direct conversations with God, beginning in 1992 while Walsch was immersed in a period of deep depression. He composed a letter to God in which he vented his frustrations, and much to his surprise, even shock, God answered him.

    Karie says: "Finally!!"
    "Awesome!"
    Overall

    Since I don't read anymore I always listen to audiobooks. This one was awesome! It was so easy to listen to and went by so fast that I'm buying the next one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Sam Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (544)
    Performance
    (484)
    Story
    (484)

    From multiple New York Times best-selling author, neuroscientist, and "new atheist" Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.

    Tanyush says: "A lot of insights, great performance"
    "Don't waste your money"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Waking Up?

    It is almost completely empty of anything thought inspiring.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sam Harris again?

    Never


    Any additional comments?

    I got through half of this book and had to stop. I found almost nothing worth listening to. I few quips here and there that were somewhat amusing but the best way to describe it is "empty". Skip it. Really. If I hadn't been warned by a few reviews I would try to get my money back...

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Warrillow
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (165)

    A business parable about how to create a start-up that won't trap you when you want to sell it. According to John Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Thus, when the time comes to sell, buyers aren't confident that the company-even if it's profitable-can stand on its own. To illustrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small business owner named Alex who is struggling to sell his advertising agency.

    M. Muin says: "Good content, Very bad narration"
    "Get past the Narrator and it's Excellent!"
    Overall
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    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I read a few comments about the narrator but chose to listen anyway. The same guy reads Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich". This is an excellent book for an entrepreneur looking to sell their business. The story is well written and the points at the end are very valuable. The next release should have a different narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (1637)
    Performance
    (698)
    Story
    (694)

    In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less then 24 hours later, only one of those SEALs remained alive. This is the story of how team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

    Michael says: "Great listen"
    "Can't wait for the Movie!"
    Overall

    Great book. Read/listened like a movie. Can't believe what he went through. What a tough SOB. I'm glad there are people like Marcus protecting our country.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Norm Brodsky, Bo Burlingham
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (587)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (194)

    People starting out in business tend to seek step-by-step formulas or specific rules, but in reality there are no magic bullets. Rather, says veteran entrepreneur Norm Brodsky, there's a mentality that helps street-smart people solve problems and pursue opportunities as they arise. He calls it "the knack" and it has made all the difference to the eight successful start-ups of his career.

    morton says: "Practical Advice with Real Life Examples"
    "Instant confirmation of advice"
    Overall

    I'm in the process of starting my own business. I wasn't even done with the book before I received confirmation of Norm's advice. I just heard the part regarding having a relationship with a banker. I said to myself "I don't need a banker, I'm just starting small". The next day I spoke to a friend who had already started a successful business about how to finance the start up capital and one of his first questions was "Do you have a relationship with a banker?". Amazing. Needless to say I still have some work to do. Great Book! Very inspiring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated By Doris Kearns Goodwin, Richard Thomas
    Overall
    (1925)
    Performance
    (530)
    Story
    (538)

    We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

    Anders says: "wait for the unabridged version"
    "An extraordinary life cut short"
    Overall

    This is the first autobiography that I've downloaded. I listened to "Good to Great" by Jim Collins and how he said Lincoln was a Level 5 leader. Then I recently listened to "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill and how Lincoln was part of his Master Mind Group. The universe was telling me to get to know Lincoln.

    I did not want this book to end. It reads like a novel and is seamless in its history. This book gives you great insight into why Lincoln is one of the greatest men that have walked this planet. I felt sorry when the book ended and Lincoln could not reap the rewards for all of his hard work and sacrifice. Lincoln deserves every word of admiration that he's ever received.

    The narrator was excellent. His tone fit every moment. I've listened to books where the narrator is a robot and detracts from the experience. Not once do you hear him licking his lips or hear the saliva in his mouth when he speaks (listen to Stephen Covey read "The 7 Habits..." and you'll know what I mean).

    I'll probably wait a week or 2 and then listen to it again. Excellent!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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