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  • How to Write a Book ASAP: The Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your First Book Fast!

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Garrett Pierson
    • Narrated By Tom Underwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (53)

    Discover inside secrets to writing and publishing a book fast. It doesn't matter if you want to write a novel or a non-fiction book: Garrett Pierson's tools and strategies will guide you step by step. There are many mind-boggling and complicated ways of writing a book at our disposal. This is not one of those. In fact, this book is perfect for someone who wants a simple, flexible, and streamlined approach to start, write, and complete a book fast.

    Pam says: "Surprisingly Useful"
    "A very bad listen, don't waste your money"
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    What would have made How to Write a Book ASAP better?

    I'm shocked by the good reviews, but maybe this book is their first on the subject. The author admits this is his 3rd book. His first 2 books you never heard of because they have sold few copies, check their poor sales rank on Amazon. This book is filled with amateur writing errors and then he plugs his high priced courses on "writing" constantly. Ever watch American Idol? Would you pay to learn how to sing from a karaoke singer?


    Has How to Write a Book ASAP turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It hasn't, I read enough books to know there is always good and bad work, especially now that there is "self publishing", but self publishing and places like CreateSpace, KDL and Audible good for the business overall. Buyers just need to be more careful now.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Hard to tell, he was dealt a bad hand (the book is littered with cliches too). For instance "your book" was said about a thousand times. It seemed it was in every paragraph and sometimes in 3 or 4 sentences in a row. If you combined a drinking game with the phrase you wouldn't get past the first few pages.


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

    Yes, it had an ending and I now have true example of what all the other books on how to write, warned about.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a question, will books like this lead to LOTS of 2am karaoke quality books?

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Joel Fuhrman
    • Narrated By Joel Fuhrman
    Overall
    (535)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (367)

    When Mehmet Oz has a patient whose life depends on losing weight, he calls on Joel Fuhrman, M.D. In Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Dr. Fuhrman offers his healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding radical amounts of weight quickly, and keeping it off.

    Joseph says: "The facts of what's healthy, and what's killing us"
    "One of the most important books ever written!"
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    Where does Eat to Live rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am closing in on 1500 books "read". Most of them I've actually listened to will exercising which I have done almost everyday for about 4 decades. Since I have read so many, I can be very critical of even average books. I can honestly say this is one of the best I've read because it has improved my life.


    What other book might you compare Eat to Live to and why?

    I've read dozens of diet books and hundreds of books on various other health matters. I research and blog on diet and health, so I read through new studies every week but NOTHING compares to what is in this book. More and more of the information in this book is being proven spot on as new studies unrelated to it are published.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Its a non-fiction book, so there are no scenes. Your programmers can remove this question from non-fiction books.


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

    "Medical profession spends billions to buy rights to a book, just to destroy it". If everyone read this book, the demand for medical care would crash.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought I was on the cutting edge of health and diet because I read everything, but this book put it all together for me. I've lost the last few stubborn pounds that I've had for a while and thought I would have until I died. My constant sinusitis cleared up by eliminating certain foods, I heard this could work before but never trusted the sources until Dr Fuhrman explained in a way that made me give it a shot. I've thrown out the steroids and will not have the expensive invasive surgery all my "specialist" insisted was the only way. Read this book, learn the truth and live a longer healthier life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Eric Ries
    • Narrated By Eric Ries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1499)
    Performance
    (1239)
    Story
    (1236)

    Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

    Zed says: "Great book, fascinating ideas"
    "6 hours to say what could have been said in 15 min"
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    What would have made The Lean Startup better?

    An editor. There is so much "waste" in this it nearly impossible to listen to. I have listened to hundreds, and this is the most boring, by far. I bought because of high ratings, were they all employees? Mind numbing bad, I'm sorry.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm not sure but I know it will be FAR more interesting than this.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Eric Ries’s performances?

    Absolutely not.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lean Startup?

    About 95% of it.


    Any additional comments?

    I started listening to audios when they were cassette tapes, then cd's etc. This is bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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