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Justin

Being a heavy equipment operator with long night shifts, good books are essential to me.

casper, WY, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • 16 reviews
  • 119 ratings
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  • 13 purchased in 2014
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  • Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Paul Midler
    • Narrated By Paul Midler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (188)

    It was a world gone wrong, one in which manufacturers thought little of manipulating product quality levels in order to save the smallest amounts, where savvy foreign business leaders were made to feel in control while they were taken for a ride by their partners, where entire manufacturing facilities sometimes vanished right into thin air... Welcome to Poorly Made in China!

    John says: "Hours of jaw dropping amazment"
    "Great insight"
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    Where does Poorly Made in China rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is different than most books as most true stories are so this is a great insight to its subject.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Poorly Made in China?

    The tricks that all the factories use to manipulate their customers


    Have you listened to any of Paul Midler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no, I was satisfied though


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    unseen profit


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1474)
    Performance
    (1348)
    Story
    (1340)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
    "Original story"
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    This book will keep you hooked until the finish. The narration is great the tempo moves right along and no excessive swearing. Don't hold back get the book, you will enjoy it til the end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
    Overall
    (2252)
    Performance
    (1927)
    Story
    (1912)

    In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

    Amazon Customer says: "Best in the Series"
    "It is hard to go wrong with Tana French"
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    This is a good book that builds an interesting situation with lots of mystery and emotions.The narrator is spot on and the story keeps a good pace, the story is a little dark but very good. I really enjoy the writing style of Tana French and all of her books are worth the credit needed to escape for a few hours. I say go for it use that credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (119)

    A masterful biography of the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations during World War II, Citizen Soldiers provides a compelling account of the extraordinary stories of ordinary men in their fight for democracy. From the high command on down to the enlisted men, Stephen E. Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories from men on both sides who were there.

    Jeremy says: "Required reading, excellent narration"
    "Just a great book"
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    I cannot add anything new to all the great reviews. Don't hesitate use a credit and you will be rewarded.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Paul Tough
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (313)

    The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what makes a successful child. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, economics, and psychology, Tough shows that the qualities that matter most have less to do with IQ and more to do with character: skills like grit, curiosity, conscientiousness, and optimism.

    Gregory says: "Heavy on Anecdotes, light on data"
    "Invest yourself in childrens lives"
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    I enjoyed this book and I agree with most points. I have 5 kids and have my own ideas. I enjoyed the book in this way, as long as we all try harder for the sake of our children things will improve for the future of the human race. We do need more attention on our children and that seems to be the spirit of this book. I say invest that credit and pay attention.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Missing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Chris Mooney
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Darby McCormick had known Melanie Cruz and Stacey Stephens forever. Best friends since childhood, the threesome had survived high school together. But one night in the woods, drinking beers to celebrate Melanie's 16th birthday, the three unsuspecting teenagers witnessed the grisly murder of a woman. Darby and her friends fled the scene, but they left behind a clue to their whereabouts, which only simplified the killer's revenge. It didn't take long to find them. This time, only Darby survived.

    Eric says: "Well Written, Well Read"
    "Good book, not great"
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    I enjoyed this book, but I wasn't hooked or engrossed in the story. The story had its good points, but I would pass on this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead by Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer?

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ann Rule
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (159)

    Loni Ann, Cynthia, Lauren, Cheryl, and Sara seemed to have it all - beauty, wealth, children, and a husband who they believed to be this perfect man - Brad Cunningham. He was handsome, charismatic, and mysterious. They adored him and tried to give him all he wanted. But he wanted everything: sex, money, and it seemed, their very lives. How long would it take before he finally got what he deserved?

    Lily says: "My house is clean, my dogs are exhausted!"
    "Wow, this was well done"
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    I cannot add much to all the great reviews, well done book with no dull spots. Spend that credit and you will be happy you did.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Sam Kean
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (2048)
    Performance
    (1272)
    Story
    (1277)

    Reporter Sam Kean reveals the periodic table as it’s never been seen before. Not only is it one of man's crowning scientific achievements, it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

    Ethan M. says: "Excellent, if unfocused"
    "Fun info that keeps your intrest"
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    I enjoyed this book and recommend it, with that said there were a few parts that took effort to get through. If you enjoy science you will no doubt like this book as I have, click on add to cart and enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Still Missing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Chevy Stevens
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1292)
    Performance
    (673)
    Story
    (683)

    On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

    Richard Delman says: "A singular voice; a horrendous story."
    "Story kept getting better"
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    This was a good story with lots of drama and good character building. The further the story went the better it got. I did not expect to like this book as much as I did, spend the credit and enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hissers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ryan C. Thomas
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    Overall
    (333)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (300)

    It's the last weekend of summer break in the small town of Castor, and four teenage friends are about to attend the most popular end-of-summer high-school party in town… with a massive wave of mutated undead about to crash the party. It's The Breakfast Club meets Resident Evil as the teens of Castor fight to stay alive.

    Mike Naka says: "stephen king of zombies"
    "Great narration to a fun story."
    Overall
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    The book has some language and gore, but not overdone. There were some funny parts and some good character building in the middle of an interesting story. The narrator really made this story a lot of fun in a few scenes that had me laughing out loud.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Island 731

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (129)

    Mark Hawkins, former park ranger and expert tracker, is out of his element, working onboard the Magellan, a research vessel studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But his work is interrupted when, surrounded by 30 miles of refuse, the ship and its high-tech systems are plagued by a series of strange malfunctions and the crew is battered by a raging storm. When the storm fades and the sun rises, the beaten crew awakens to find themselves anchored in the protective cove of a tropical island...and no one knows how they got there.

    Matthew says: "Beware of your next Pacific cruise"
    "Lots of action"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Less action bit more story


    Would you recommend Island 731 to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, the book still had good mystery and kept the flow going very well without any filler.


    Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

    Not a real strong character driven book


    Did Island 731 inspire you to do anything?

    Study more on plastic waste


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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