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Brad

Brad Barkel

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  • Black List: Scot Harvath, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1271)
    Performance
    (1109)
    Story
    (1106)

    Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list. Members of Congress never get to see it and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn't come off - until you're dead. Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's name to the list. Somehow, Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has framed him and why they want him out of the way.

    Joshua says: "A Worthy Successor to 'Full Black'"
    "The Best"
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    If you could sum up Black List in three words, what would they be?

    Thrilling, Action, Suspense.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It's hard to stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    Thor is, in my opinion, the best thriller writer today. His books are accurate, but with just enough extra to make them exciting. He does a marvelous job of plot and character development, and I've never been bored with one of his books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Power Down: Dewey Andreas, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ben Coes
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1539)
    Performance
    (1181)
    Story
    (1189)

    There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

    Tommy says: "The best thing to happen since Mitch Rapp!"
    "Great book, looking forward to the next!"
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    If you could sum up Power Down in three words, what would they be?

    Thrilling, tense, excitement.


    What other book might you compare Power Down to and why?

    Any Brad Thor or Vince Flynn books. Similar type of character and plots.


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

    No, it's like 16 hours!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Tucker Max
    • Narrated By Tucker Max
    Overall
    (708)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (340)

    "My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole. I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with more women than is safe or reasonable, and just generally act like a raging dickhead. But, I do contribute to humanity in one very important way: I share my adventures with the world."

    C. Campbell says: "Holy crap my life sucks"
    "A Hilarious Tale"
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    What made the experience of listening to I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell the most enjoyable?

    The random stories he tells and the crazy situations this man gets himself into are priceless.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The story where he gets picked up from the airport by his buddy in Texas in a big truck.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tony Hsieh
    • Narrated By Tony Hsieh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2388)
    Performance
    (1439)
    Story
    (1462)

    In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

    Ben says: "Do one thing exceptionally"
    "Great Story, Learned A Lot"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Delivering Happiness?

    Overall this is a great book to learn Tony's story, how he grew up, what drove him, and what he did to create his company. There is so much good information to learn and model that I find myself re-reading this book every six months or so.


    Which character – as performed by Tony Hsieh – was your favorite?

    Uh, himself?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10050)
    Performance
    (9103)
    Story
    (9181)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "Good Story, Excellent Narration, Predictable"
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    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    Possibly, after reading two others the writer has become predictable.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dan Brown? Why or why not?

    Possibly, after reading two others the writer has become predictable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The location information and historical information is always a plus.


    Any additional comments?

    This series seems to be the same basic premise over and over again. They're not a bad read at all, but if you've read one you will quickly predict what will happen in the next.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The 80/20 Principle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Richard Koch
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (116)

    Learn the secret of success by achieving more with less. Find out how you can tap the hidden potential of the 80/20 principle in your life. Richard Koch is a highly successful entrepreneur and investor. His 80/20 Principle - that 80 per cent of results flow from just 20 per cent of the causes - is the one true principle of highly effective people and organizations.

    Ola says: "Tiresome to listen to"
    "Good Book, Difficult Narration"
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    Where does The 80/20 Principle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Middle of the pack


    What did you like best about this story?

    Part two is really the best part of this book. Part one basically lays out what the priniciple is, which you probably already know if you are wanting to read this book. I would skip to part two.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    British accent was difficult for me as an American.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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