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Carolyn

Memphis, TN, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time (Harvard Business Review)

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Tony Schwartz
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (151)

    Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better. From the October 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.

    Carolyn says: "Everyone Should Read This!"
    "Everyone Should Read This!"
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    Would you listen to Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time (Harvard Business Review) again? Why?

    I have listened to it several times and recommended it to many people I work with as well as my husband. It's message that we all have limited energy is a critical one.


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

    I changed some of the things I do in my life.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Spartan Gold

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1131)
    Performance
    (765)
    Story
    (779)

    Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's "lost cellar." Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found.

    C. Johnson says: "A little bit National Treasure..."
    "Another great companion for my runs!"
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    Another great companion for my runs! This book features two treasure hunters, Sam and Remi Fargo, who get sucked into an adventure when they spot a friend being taken away. The characters are believable but a bit over the top, which I like. The action carries through the book and includes history, puzzles and riddles in addition to gun-wielding enemies. The relationship between the two principles is both sweet and filled with respect for each other's abilities. They are tough cookies and I loved having them join me on my runs. They got me through some of the tough points I faced (which are nothing compared to their tough challenges and adventures)!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Race: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (831)
    Performance
    (695)
    Story
    (698)

    It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than 50 days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates - an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost - and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.

    Clint says: "Up, Up, Josephine..."
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    The Isaac Bell books are perfect entertainment while running and this was more of the same in that regard. I learned a good bit about early aviation and caught a bit of the excitement that my beloved must feel when he reads about this period. Overall that is one of my favorite aspects of these books. Cussler makes the world of the early 20th century come alive so well that I feel that I have a dual life spent there in the company of grand people with great courage. He takes a period I often see through scratchy black and white photos and makes it burst into full color and motion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (720)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (419)

    While scuba diving in Tanzania, Sam and Remi Fargo come upon a relic belonging to a long-lost Confederate ship. An anomaly about the relic sets them off chasing a mystery-but unknown to them, a much more powerful force is engaged in the same chase. Mexico's ruling party, the ultranationalist Mexica Tenochca, is intent on finding that artifact as well, because it contains a secret that could destroy the party utterly.

    Joanna says: "Lost Along the Way"
    "Another Great Adventure"
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    This is another great adventure novel featuring Sam and Remi Fargo, the intrepid diving, caving, and climbing treasure hunters. Of course I loved it and of course it made my runs so much better. This one was actually better than the first in this series. This time the mystery focuses on the Aztecs, a long-lost Confederate ship, and an American in Africa who may have been mad or may have found something amazing. The bad guys are truly bad and of course they get their comeuppance in the end. I'm a simple girl. Give me an adventure, a chase, bad guys, good guys, a lost treasure, and a historical mystery and I'm happy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdom: A Fargo Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (881)
    Performance
    (662)
    Story
    (669)

    Sam and Remi Fargo return for the thrilling third adventure in the acclaimed new series. In Spartan Gold and Lost Empire, Clive Cussler brought readers into the world of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, whose passion and instinct for treasure-hunting has led to extraordinary discoveries-and perilous journeys. Their next adventure, however, might be their most astonishing yet.

    John says: "A great story and set of hero's"
    "Great Escapes and Adventure!"
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    I love these adventures with Sam and Remi Fargo and this was the best one yet with some of their most creative and unlikely escapes from death-threatening situations. Also it introduces a new researcher who is quite engaging. I hope we see more of him in future books. This time it begins with Sam and Remi trying to rescue a friend but quickly turns into a treasure hunt before the bad guy can kill them or take the treasure for his own nefarious purposes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doomsday Book

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2137)
    Performance
    (1444)
    Story
    (1465)

    For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

    Sara says: "A Haunting First Book in the Series"
    "Haunting"
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    This is an incredible book, capable of bringing smiles and tears (often within the same few pages). It is not for everyone since the story it tells is horrific but the humanity of the characters and the gentle bits of humor ameliorate the horror of the black death and the epidemic in the future plot. I read it two months ago and it still haunts me. I can feel the warm breath of the characters breathing down my neck and they are never far from my thoughts. She is a masterful writer. The awards for this book are well-deserved. Just don't read it while depressed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter Walsh
    • Narrated By Peter Walsh
    Overall
    (520)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (195)

    When you think of what it will take to clean your house, are you so overwhelmed you throw up your hands and cry, "It's all too much"? If somewhere along the way you've simply lost the ability to keep your home organized and clutter-free, then It's All Too Much has the solution you've been searching for.

    Ro says: "Most Life-Changing Book I've Read in Years"
    "Good Advice but a Bit Pedantic"
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    The book contains a great deal of good advice on how to dig out from a mountain of stuff as well as how to avoid finding oneself back under the mountain in the future. At times I thought he was a bit of a scold, but I have to admit I got a lot out of it. He reinforces his ideas with some easy to remember phrases and this has proven to be far more valuable than I thought at the time I listened to it. I now say to myself when tempted in stores: "For something to be added, something else has to be gotten rid of. What shall it be?" and this has helped me save money and stay a bit neater. It was what I needed and I recommend it to anyone else who has a problem with stuff piling up. One suggestion: read it in segments and then focus on the room he discusses for a while. Don't swallow it in one great gulp.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (467)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (296)

    Dr. Suresh Jha, best known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen, dies in a fit of giggles at his morning yoga class when goddess Kali appears from the mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The only one laughing now is the main suspect, a powerful guru named Maharaj Swami, who seems to have done away with his most vocal critic.

    Margaret says: "All Aboard!"
    "Fun and entertaining"
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    This is a wonderful froth of a story with excellent narration that brings the story to life. There are no downsides. It is beautifully told with lots of detail, including lots of references to delicious food, which is always a plus for me. The sub-plot with the detective's mother was also a joy. The book combines the intellect and detection skills of Sherlock Holmes and the humor of Stephanie Plum (if she were a chubby Indian detective). I'm hungry for more from Tarquin Hall.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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