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Roanoke, VA, United States

  • 2 reviews
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  • Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dee Jacob, Suzan Bergland, Jeff Cox
    • Narrated By Linda Weber

    Now, from the AGI-Goldratt Institute and Jeff Cox, the same creative writer who co-authored The Goal, comes Velocity the book that reveals how to achieve outstanding bottom-line results by integrating the world's three most powerful continuous improvement disciplines: Lean, Six Sigma, and Goldratt's Theory of Constraints.

    Tom Miller says: "A business novel!"
    "Lacks content"
    What would have made Velocity better?

    If you're looking to learn about LSS, or Six Sigma, don't waste your time. In fact, there's very little usable business content in this book at all. The points they make are valid and there are one, or two highlights, but mostly, it's just a thin story, told in a business setting.

    Would you be willing to try another book from the authors? Why or why not?


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Actually, the narration was very good and made a very mediocre work fairly interesting.

    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I was expecting more meat on the bone.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

    Ellen says: "At last - The Definitive Recording!"
    "No Brainer! Series Review."
    Would you listen to The Fellowship of the Ring again? Why?

    I've already listened to the series twice and will again and again. I'd already read the books several times and, along with The Hobbit, are my favorite.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fellowship of the Ring?

    Too many to choose, literally.

    Which character – as performed by Rob Inglis – was your favorite?

    Thankfully, Gandalf. It's very clear that the cast of Peter Jackson's films were required to listen to these recordings as most of the film's characters sound very close to Inglis performance. Particularly McKellen's Gandalf and Rhys Davies' Gimli. Inglis' Gandalf is distinctive, wise and very believable.

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

    Again, this isn't the Book of the Century for nothing. Far to many tremendous moments to choose one. If I had to choose one, it would perhaps be when Gandalf reveals himself to members of the Fellowship in Fangorn.

    Any additional comments?

    While not as good as reading them yourself, Inglis does manage to capture the true spirit and intent of the work and fleshes out the characters in an extremely vivid manner. The songs, which appear throughout Tolkien's works are likely the most difficult to render, but Inglis delivers solid performances throughout, with the possible exceptions of female voices, such as Lady Galadriel.

    The perfomance of the creature Gollum becomes somewhat tiresome in the second half of Two Towers and likely represents Inglis' least inspired character.

    Overall however, this is a must listen for any LOTR fan and very good for someone wishing to become one and who simply cannot make the time to read the books themselves. The advantage of reading for yourself is that, particularly in the case of these books, the landscape is just so incredibly vast that listening to someone else is a little constricting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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