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Charles Rohrig

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  • Contagious: Why Things Catch On

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jonah Berger
    • Narrated By Keith Nobbs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (773)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (657)

    Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral? Word of mouth makes products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. It's more influential than advertising and far more effective. Can you create word of mouth for your product or idea? According to Berger, you can. Whether you operate a neighborhood restaurant, a corporation with hundreds of employees, or are running for a local office for the first time, the steps that can help your product or idea become viral are the same.

    Douglas C. Bates says: "A Primer on Viral & Memorable Marketing"
    "First audio book I may now buy hard copy!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Already recommended to two friends, a classmate, an instructor, and three coworkers. It has value beyond just being interesting. You can put these techniques to work whether you work in a small business, large corporation, start up, or teaching design students.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The author takes readers interested in the field of behavioral economics (Gladwell, Freakonomics) and makes it useful with clear business value. Listening to other "marketing experts" talk about viral campaigns is comical: "Make a funny video" "Be authentic" "Do something shocking"


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

    No


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

    At some points it was funny.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Gladwell don't give this a second thought, it is a no-brainer. Just buy it and thank me when you're done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Earth Awakens: The First Formic War, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    Overall
    (656)
    Performance
    (598)
    Story
    (597)

    Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel Ender’s Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.

    Charles Rohrig says: "Sets the Stage for Ender's Game"
    "Sets the Stage for Ender's Game"
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    What did you love best about Earth Awakens?

    Powerful ending, gets you charged for the Second Formic War! Keep in mind, there is still one more war before Ender - but the story concludes with a believable resolution and connects some of the dots between a pre-Formic era and that of Battle School.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Seeing Mazer develop and witness his initial recognition of the unique value that (gifted) kids can provide. Some of the tenets of Battle School gain their origin in this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the band was finally all together. After two novels of parallel story lines I was eager for them to be in the same room planning for an attack. All history of "only being a free miner" or a "corporate snake" is at last left behind with all focus on a high risk mission.


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

    Lem's holo to Victor; after all they had been through together and against each other - admitting that he truly appreciates and respects him.


    Any additional comments?

    Love the conclusion to this story arc. Being former military, and having directly worked with several other countries militaries, the bureaucracy is totally believable. I know the science is probably a bit much for academics to accept but if you have read the other 15-ish books in this series you should be beyond that. There are two reasons that this story did not get 5 stars: 1. There's only so many times that I can hear "I can't let you risk your life" and actually believe it. The characters are always in dire situations and I'd think by the time it's do-or-all-humans-die it's total war time and everyone is all-in, just accept the help and MOVE!2. I have been to China and know how prideful and protective a society/government they are, but the thought that they would STILL not ask for help after millions of their civilians are butchered by aliens is a stretch. If nothing else at least the Russians and maybe the North Koreans would be welcomed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7974)
    Performance
    (7307)
    Story
    (7382)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Teddy says: "I hate it when this happens"
    "Meet the new boss, Same as the old boss"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who disliked the first two books.


    Has Allegiant turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Insight into who was watching the city


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

    Really struggling to come up with something.

    The voice actors did a great job.


    Any additional comments?

    The follow up to the climactic ending to Insurgent was a tremendous let down. I got the same feeling as I have to "it was all a dream" type endings. Also, to think that the mysterious people beyond had ALMOST THE SAME PROBLEMS as the ones inside the city is naive. It's like there's a formula that was repeated one too many times. There were so many ways this book could have unfolded to have given more meaning, significance, and insight to the world Veronica built. Instead, you got a book that droned on too long in some scenes and sped through others, did not require reading the first two books in the series, and a story with so many situations where you're left thinking "well if they were smart enough to do Y, then why wouldn't they have thought of X or W?"

    Bottom line, I felt unrewarded for having read (or listened to) the first two books.

    Voice actors were excellent.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8174)
    Performance
    (4637)
    Story
    (4692)

    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    Joe says: "The Enderverse"
    "Great story but hugely different from Ender's Game"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Speaker for the Dead to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the philosophical and social problems that are presented in encountering an alien race, changing perceptions in society on what is heroic and what is horrific, and determining/predicting rebellions and revolutions.

    Just for those of you who are like me and haven't read any of this series... this story is VERY different from Ender's Game. I think I may have expected some more battles like Ender fought before. While still an excellent plot, it's very philosophical.


    What aspect of David Birney and Stefan Rudnicki ’s performance would you have changed?

    Their performances were excellent. However, there is a woman narrator who voices Ender's sister, Valentine... her voice tended to become somewhat annoying and overly dramatic at times.


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

    Maybe not in one sitting but I found myself waiting for a chapter to finish while sitting in my car in the parking lot.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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