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Joel

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HELPFUL VOTES
11

  • Eye of the Needle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Eric Lincoln
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2050)
    Performance
    (1117)
    Story
    (1121)

    One enemy spy knows the secret of the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin - code name: "The Needle" - who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Just OK by Follett Standards"
    "Wonderful, Suspense and History"
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    This is one of Follett's best. History told memorably through fictional characters whose
    lives entertwine unexpectedly. Great writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rory Vaden
    • Narrated By Rory Vaden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (96)

    Do you ride the escalator or do you take the stairs? No matter how you define success, it always requires one thing: self-discipline. But as popular speaker and strategist Rory Vaden explains, we live in an "escalator world", one that's filled with shortcuts, quick fixes, and distractions that make it all too easy to slide into procrastination, compromise, and mediocrity. What seems like an easier path is really much harder in the end - and, most important, it won't take you where you want to go.

    Darren says: "Read It... Live By It."
    "Persevere!"
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    The author spends just a little too much time promoting his own company, but the numbered points he makes to the reader make this book outstanding. There are few
    shortcuts to hard work and the rewards that come with accomplishing it and with learning
    to persevere needs to be drummed home with every young person. Great read.
    Glad I bought this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wind is Not a River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Brian Payton
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (18)

    A gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in which a husband and wife, separated by the only battle of World War II to take place on American soil, fight to reunite in Alaska's starkly beautiful Aleutian Islands. Following the death of his younger brother in Europe, journalist John Easley is determined to find meaning in his loss. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Helen, after an argument they both regret, he heads north from Seattle to investigate the Japanese invasion of Alaska's Aleutian Islands, a story censored by the U.S. government.

    Joel says: "Fantastic Writing"
    "Fantastic Writing"
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    You wont regret buying this book! Listening to it made me want to workout so that I
    could learn what would happen next. You will find yourself routing for the main characters.
    As good as the writing in Seabiscuit, Boys in the Boat and Unbroken.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1392)
    Performance
    (1266)
    Story
    (1277)

    Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

    Janice says: "Do you believe in miracles??"
    "Fantastic!!!"
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    A page turner, this true story is by turns fascinating, heartbreaking, redemptive. I cheered for Joe Rantz every hour of my listen. You will not regret buying this book. The
    writing is genius. The narration is superb. The story is unforgettable. Best book I have bought ever (next to Seabiscuit and Unbroken).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Formula 50: A 6-Week Workout and Nutrition Plan That Will Transform Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By 50 Cent, Jeff O'Connell
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    With obesity rates soaring and fitness levels declining, superstar rapper 50 Cent offers an all-access pass to his premium plan for lifelong fitness. Through metabolic resistance training, 50 Cent’s six-week fitness plan breaks down the barriers between traditional weight training and cardio workouts, accelerating fat loss while building muscle. Coauthored with Jeff O’Connell, editor-in-chief at Bodybuilding.com, the book delivers a payoff that goes beyond six-pack abs and flab-free pecs.

    Joel says: "Terrible on Audio and Boring"
    "Terrible on Audio and Boring"
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    I tried hard to give this book a chance because somewhere in it there probably is a message about perseverance and fitness, but he takes so long to get to it (couldnt get
    past Ch. 2.....the recitation of boring studies and the name dropping go on and on.....).
    And his "50 reasons" are really ten repeated 5 times each. I have tried to return it, as it is eligible for return, but although Audible invites us to switch books if we are unhappy with an eligible (for return) book, there is no process for making a return. So how serious can they be about this "benefit?"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fitness Confidential

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Vinnie Tortorich
    • Narrated By Vinnie Tortorich
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (354)

    America's Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. For over 20 years, Vinnie has been Hollywood's go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit fast. Now, in this hilarious and often R-rated memoir, he holds nothing back. What's the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What's the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? In Fitness Confidential, Vinnie tells all.

    Robert says: "The best fitness book I've ever read"
    "Fantastic Page Turner"
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    Extremely entertaining but most importantly he got to the point in a nutshell and did not spend hours in ambiguous recitation of boring studies! I never heard of Vinny before, but now I follow him. If you want to lose weight avoid sugar and grains because what you eat
    matters most. And if you want to be fit, get off the couch and exercise.....just do it! His
    message is wonderfully simple and clear. The supporting material where he demonstrates
    with stories from his own life was icing on the cake. I have bought this book now on audio, kindle, and two hard copies for my sons. You won't regret buying it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12043)
    Performance
    (7993)
    Story
    (8028)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Annie M. says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Fantastic! Genius Writing & Narration!"
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    Generally I dont bother writing reviews, but this is THE best written book since I bought my first audiobook (Seabiscuit) on tapes to play in my car many years ago. This girl is gifted!
    And the subject of this book will inspire us all.....truly an example that "we all know adversity......how we meet it makes the difference."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seduction and Snacks

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Tara Sivec
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (341)
    Story
    (338)

    Claire is a 20-something, single mom who grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life. When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time. With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim-to-none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

    Angela says: "Very Good"
    "Engaging and fun read for gym workout."
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    Story was interesting, fun and light. Another great read for time on the elliptical. Only complaint is the almost constant blasphemy when there are less distracting ways to express emphasis, surprise, excitement....Don't call heaven unless you really need to.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • And One Last Thing...

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2796)
    Performance
    (2152)
    Story
    (2149)

    Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

    Ducky says: "For me this was such a HOOT!!!"
    "Excellent narration. Kept me on my toes at gym."
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    The narration and the story were great. I worked out longer at the gym just so I could get the next chapter always, but the ending was less than satisfying with the main character slinking off like a whipped puppy on the 'high road' theory.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Skinnygirl Rules: For Getting and Staying Naturally Thin

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Bethenny Frankel
    • Narrated By Bethenny Frankel
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    An audio exclusive companion to Bethenny Frankel's Naturally Thin and Skinnygirl Recipes for a Naturally Thin Life!.

    Anna says: "Powerful"
    "Not Good"
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    Narrator sounds like a chicken on speed. Intro is more than 40 minutes
    long and repetitive, repetitive. When she finally gets to her "points" they
    are the same old things from a thousand other diets. Not a good buy.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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