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Fear is the mind Killer, so Face Your Fear

Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan | Member Since 2012

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  • 18 reviews
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  • The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Trevor Corson
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (145)

    Trevor Corson takes us behind the scenes at America's first sushi-chef training academy, as eager novices strive to master the elusive art of cooking without cooking. He delves into the biology and natural history of the edible creatures of the sea, and tells the fascinating story of an Indo-Chinese meal reinvented in 19th-century Tokyo as a cheap fast food.

    David says: "I want to see Top Chef: Sushi on the Food Network"
    "I never thought a sushi book would be interesting!"
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    What did you love best about The Story of Sushi?

    the understanding and level of detail the Japanese have put into the understanding of taste and health.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The New Zealander. I like his driving ways.


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

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the intricate taste of sushi


    Any additional comments?

    You will enjoy the book. you learn about sushi and that what we generally have in america is not traditional Japanese sushi

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1967)
    Performance
    (1714)
    Story
    (1722)

    Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

    Syzokel (Itacv2) says: "I really enjoy listening over and over again."
    "I see why this is a must read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Rich Dad Poor Dad to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What other book might you compare Rich Dad Poor Dad to and why?

    The Millionaire Next Door


    Which character – as performed by Tim Wheeler – was your favorite?

    Robert Kiyosaki


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

    A foundation to building wealth.


    Any additional comments?

    It is very basic and this book will not solve everything, but it will lay a foundation to begin building wealth upon

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Hampton Sides
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    Overall
    (396)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (158)

    In the fall of 1846, the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people's chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come to see if the rumors were true, if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies.

    russell says: "Unforgettable"
    "Wow! A great history listen"
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    If you could sum up Blood and Thunder in three words, what would they be?

    THE KIT CARSON


    What other book might you compare Blood and Thunder to and why?

    I cannot think of one. I had no idea how influential Kit Carson was on American history


    What about Don Leslie’s performance did you like?

    The knowledge was great, but the story sometimes dry. Don really kept me entertained.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was stunned how little I knew about how the west was won.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise of Nine

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Marisol Ramirez
    Overall
    (711)
    Performance
    (641)
    Story
    (652)

    Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others.... I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others - including John. But so are they....

    Christopher says: "Entertaining Story"
    "The continuation of a fun series"
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    Would you listen to The Rise of Nine again? Why?

    No. Though it is a fun listen, it is a one and done.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    9. He is fun and chaotic.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    9.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was fun. It did make me laugh in parts


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steven Levy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3104)
    Performance
    (2254)
    Story
    (2263)

    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    Jeff says: "Great for the stories."
    "Fun, interesting, and arguably biased"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of In the Plex to be better than the print version?

    Yes. The print was utterly boring.


    What other book might you compare In the Plex to and why?

    There are several. This was a book had the "blessing" of Google and it shows. Google is always in the right or misunderstood within the book. I like Google a lot and accept this as part of business. The book did allow a amazing amount of insight into the world of Google which I enjoyed


    What about L. J. Ganser’s performance did you like?

    He livened up a poor read.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Six

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan, Marisol Ramirez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1020)
    Performance
    (903)
    Story
    (915)

    I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.

    Jose says: "Better than the first"
    "It's a fun listen"
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    What did you love best about The Power of Six?

    There was not a part I loved, but I did enjoy the constantly engaging story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    9 was my favorite character. He was a little bit a fun chaotic character.


    What about Neil Kaplan and Marisol Ramirez ’s performance did you like?

    IT was read very well and he transitioned between characters seamlessly.


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

    Aliens save earth


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Millionaire Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith
    Overall
    (593)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (217)

    To become a millionaire, you have to think like one. The Millionaire Mind shows you how. Also available: The Millionaire Next Door.

    Sean says: "No Millionaire Next Door"
    "This is how the wealthy think and act"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Millionaire Mind the most enjoyable?

    I am a financial adviser and no book is as close to this book as to how wealthy people think and act.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Millionaire Mind?

    The story of the doctor was so incredibly true.


    Which character – as performed by Cotter Smith – was your favorite?

    The doctor


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I do not know if folks really realize most of the uber wealthy do not flaunt it. The car shopping section in a way moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book to everyone who has not figured out cash flow

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grass for His Pillow: Tales of the Otori, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2826)
    Performance
    (697)
    Story
    (693)

    The exhilerating tale of Takeo continues in book II of the internationally best-selling Tales of the Otori trilogy, a sweeping saga set in a mythical, medieval Japan.

    RacerX says: "Good book. First one was better"
    "A great sequel"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Grass for His Pillow in three words, what would they be?

    A great sequel


    What did you like best about this story?

    Kaede's strength


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Gray and Aiko Nakasone ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. They are getting better


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The coldness of Fujiwara was shocking. He is like a serial kller in disguise


    Any additional comments?

    A beautiful sequel

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6237)
    Performance
    (2367)
    Story
    (2376)

    A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Wonderful epic story"
    "The Best Otori Book"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Across the Nightingale Floor again? Why?

    Yes. It is that compelling


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Takeo - He is complex


    What does Kevin Gray and Aiko Nakasone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The emotion conveyed in their voices


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Maybe not moved, but stunned at Kenji's cruelty


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must read book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brilliance of the Moon: Tales of the Otori, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2215)
    Performance
    (733)
    Story
    (739)

    In the final installment of the Tales of the Otori, the young Takeo meets his destiny, fulfilling the prophesy: "You were born into the Hidden, but your life...is no longer your own."

    William T. Katz says: "Good trilogy. Book 3 is weakest."
    "It had me on the edge of my seat"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Brilliance of the Moon to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Takeo - He was the most intriguing.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Gray and Aiko Nakasone – was your favorite?

    Takeo


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    The plot twists were, very, very good. A very emotional and compelling book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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