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Marion

Donvale, Australia

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  • The Intelligent Entrepreneur

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bill Murphy
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (390)
    Story
    (389)

    In 1998, three Harvard Business School graduates - two men and one woman - turned down six-figure salaries at big corporations, bet on themselves, and launched their own new companies. By their 10-year reunion, their audacity had paid huge dividends. They'd made many millions of dollars, created hundreds of jobs and left their mark on the world. The Intelligent Entrepreneur tells the compelling and instructive story of how these three young founders did it.

    Mark C Walker says: "Disappointing"
    "For the hardcore Entrepreneur"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Well, I have to say, that whiles I thought that I am sort of an entrepreneur, because I run my own little business, I learned that I am in no way in the league of this book. It was way over my head. So it was a waste of my time now, but it may be useful later.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure yet


    What three words best describe Fred Berman and L. J. Ganser ’s voice?

    wonderful , clear and articulate


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    If it is a movie, rather that a documentary , then yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3354)
    Performance
    (2023)
    Story
    (2047)

    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

    Linda says: "Marvelous Book & Expressive Reader"
    "one of the best little book in the world"
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Alchemist?

    The fact, that diamonds of life wisdoms were wrapped up in a beautiful, cute and easy little story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Alchemist?

    When he, the boy, took the opportunities in the crystal shop.


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

    No I haven't, but he performs wonderful.


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

    Yes, but then I want to listen to it again and again, in bits, so I can "get it" .


    Any additional comments?

    This book is on the same line as "the richest man in Babylon " and " Who moved my cheese"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children Series

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jean M Auel
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (37)

    THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES concludes the story of Ayla, her mate Jondalar, and their little daughter, Jonayla, taking readers on a journey of discovery and adventure as Ayla struggles to find a balance between her duties as a new mother and her training to become a Zelandoni - one of the Ninth Cave community's spiritual leaders and healers.

    eva says: "One word - Repetition"
    "Soap Opera"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Some one that has not read the first story.


    What could Jean M Auel have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not gone in to little household and baby holding details,
    but have a confrontation, meeting and understanding with the Clan.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If the voice would have been a younger one.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Change the reader of the book, and do not make it sound like a sunday dinner meeting.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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