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  • Blink

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (121)

    Intuition is not some magical property that arises unbidden from the depths of our mind. It is a product of long hours and intelligent design, of meaningful work environments, and particular rules and principles. This audiobook shows us how we can hone our instinctive ability to know in an instant, helping us to bring out the best in our thinking and become better decision-makers in our homes, offices, and in everyday life.

    Mark says: "Good but flawed"
    "Stunning but Gladwel spoilt us with Outliers"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Blink to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the fact that it is author read gives it a feel of authenticity. I don't have to judge emphasis or pronunciation (not a native English speaker)


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The book confronts one with everyday realities which is presented from a new perspective.


    Which character – as performed by Malcolm Gladwell – was your favorite?

    He does himself rather convincingly :-)


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

    It held my attention, but not to the point where I could not pause. I liked it - binding enough to hold me yet autonomous enough in its coherence that the interruptions inevitable in my life did not significantly detract from the value even though I can only listen for ~40 minutes at a time


    Any additional comments?

    Outliers spoiled it for us as this is somewhat less wow but by any other standard it is great. Sometimes I got the feeling the point was belabored as it was already stated yet only paraphrased later, but there were also times when the extra angle added more insight.
    All n all a valuable listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Plague Dogs: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Adams
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (77)

    After being horribly mistreated at a government animal-research facility, Snitter and Rowf escape into the isolation—and terror—of the wilderness. Aided only by a fox they call “the tod,” the two dogs must struggle to survive in their new environment. When the starving dogs attack some sheep, they are labeled ferocious man-eating monsters, setting off a great dog hunt that is later intensified by the fear that the dogs could be carriers of the bubonic plague.

    Jefferson says: "Canine Spartacus and Fool in the Lake District?"
    "Keep swimming!"
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    Where does The Plague Dogs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 10!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Plague Dogs?

    Seeing myself in the crazy one :-)


    Which character – as performed by Ralph Cosham – was your favorite?

    Crazy dog!


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

    yes and no. Yes for content - no for practicality


    Any additional comments?

    same rhythm as watershed down & duncton Woods so you will forget about real life for a while :-)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Perfect

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Laura Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (491)
    Performance
    (431)
    Story
    (434)

    What would make the perfect man? That's the deliciously racy topic that Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends are pondering one night at their favorite after-hours hot spot: Mr. Perfect. Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted - or will just muscular do? As their conversation heats up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnight sensation, spreading like wildfire at work and sizzling along email lines. But what began as a joke among friends turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered....

    Judy says: "Oldie but Goodie!"
    "Not quite perfect but darn close"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, nice one to spend a few hours with.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mr Perfect obviously! :-) Wish I had his patience


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

    Laughed quite a few times


    Any additional comments?

    Good example of how a relationship can benifit from at least one party staying calm

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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