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L. Persyn

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  • Social Media 101: Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Chris Brogan
    • Narrated By Chris Brogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    With Social Media 101, you can quickly bring your business up to speed on the most effective social media marketing strategies. In this one-stop guide based on years of research, longtime blogger and best-selling author Chris Brogan compiles all the tactics and tools you need to get up and running with social media while avoiding the pitfalls.

    Eran Gal says: "Good Start"
    "Please hire a professional"
    Overall

    Note to authors: Please hire a professional to read your books!! Chris Brogan takes a deep breath between each sentence and it just doesn't flow. Sometimes I will take pages of notes from a book. I only wrote three sentences from this one. The questions at the end of each section started to annoy me.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The House of Tomorrow

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Peter Bognanni
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Sebastian Prendergast lives in a geodesic dome with his eccentric grandmother, who homeschooled him in the teachings of futurist philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller. But when his grandmother has a stroke, Sebastian is forced to leave the dome and make his own way in town. Jared Whitcomb is a chain-smoking 16-year-old heart-transplant recipient who befriends Sebastian and begins to teach him about all the things he has been missing, including grape soda, girls, and Sid Vicious.

    L. Persyn says: "The House of Tomorrow"
    "The House of Tomorrow"
    Overall

    The House of Tomorrow is about a sheltered boy cared for by his grandmother who is raising him to save the world, through the teachings of Buckminster Fuller. Through a series of events, he is befriended by a punk rock kid. The interactions between these two young boys are hilarious. Sebastian is naive and practical, and has a hard time following the sarcastic remarks made by Jared, who has been through more than the typical teenager.

    The audio version is very well done. The narrator captures the innocence of Sebastian and the sarcastic tone of Jared perfectly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    Overall
    (4899)
    Performance
    (1530)
    Story
    (1542)

    Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

    Kerry says: "Witty and Wonderful"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall

    Eat, Pray, Love is about a recently divorced writer who journeys to Italy, India and Indonesia to heal and find herself again. I thought this was an entertaining memoir and enjoyed reading about the places she visited.

    I think she did an excellent job narrating the book and I don't think anyone could have done it better. There were many characters in the book and she did the various accents very well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5938)
    Performance
    (3851)
    Story
    (3865)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    FanB14 says: "Artful Surprise"
    "Will make you laugh and cry"
    Overall

    Whether you are a dog lover or not, you will love this book.

    The Art of Racing in the Rain is about a philosophical, television-watching dog named Enzo, who dreams of the day he becomes a man. He gives us his wise (and comedic) observations of the world as he helps his owner, a race car driver who faces a series of heart-wrenching experiences.

    This is a book you almost have to listen to. There is a part of the book that involves a voice synthesizer that had me laughing out loud. I don't know if the written word would have had the same effect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Folly Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Lyssa Browne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (95)

    Folly Beach, South Carolina, has survived despite hurricanes and war. But it's the personal battles of Folly Beach's residents that have left the most scars, and they are why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own. To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy a local bookstore, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her husband.

    L. Persyn says: "You won't want to get out of your car"
    "You won't want to get out of your car"
    Overall

    Karen White's intriguing novel perfectly blends mystery and history. The mystery begins with notes written in the margins of books. The notes take a young widow on a journey to the 1940s as she discovers the secrets of a South Carolina family. Once you start listening you won't want to stop...I found myself sitting in the car, wondering what was going to happen next.

    This book is also about book lovers, which always helps me identify with the characters. On Folly Beach encouraged me to do more research about Folly Beach, WWII and life in the 1940s.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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