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Konstantine

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  • Shadow's Edge: Night Angel Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1865)
    Performance
    (1228)
    Story
    (1242)

    Kylar Stern has rejected the assassin's life. The Godking's successful coup has left Kylar's master, Durzo, and his best friend, Logan, dead. He is starting over---new city, new friends, and new profession. But when he learns that Logan might actually be alive and in hiding, Kylar is faced with an agonizing choice: will he give up the way of shadows forever and live in peace with his new family, or will he risk everything by taking on the ultimate hit?

    Brooke says: "Not his best, and NOT a great reader!"
    "Really surprised"
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    I thought it would be a lot better I will be honest I did nit give it a chance past half way but the love crap between him and Eileen was way way to much, didn't care about jarl, just was really lame honestly and I had high hopes from the first. It got cheesier like when he saves the girl from the three thugs by just making parts of himself appear- that was so dumb. And then how he says it's going to draw attention from all over the world it just feels like the rumors from that would not at all do that, like just forced. I don't know I just really couldn't like this one no matter how much I tried.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Plato: A Very Short Introduction

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Julia Annas
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    This lively and accessible introduction to Plato focuses on the philosophy and argument of his writings, drawing the listener into Plato's way of doing philosophy, and the general themes of his thinking. This is not an audiobook to leave the listener standing in the outer court of introduction and background information, but leads directly into Plato's argument. It looks at Plato as a thinker grappling with philosophical problems in a variety of ways, rather than a philosopher with a fully worked-out system.

    Konstantine says: "Just very unclear not well put"
    "Just very unclear not well put"
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    I listened to this book multiple times. I seriously could just be dumb. I totally and wholeheartedly agree with that. But I just wanted a good idea of what Plato was about, and even though the subject matter is quite difficult to explain I feel that I should have at least been able to grasp something. But I just couldn't so if you're really smart get but if you are not or are not in the mood to paste things together and listen multiple times do not get

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12546)
    Performance
    (10176)
    Story
    (10291)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "And see you don't get it"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have no idea people who are just really simple, like no negative connotation whatsoever and I bet the majority of people are smarter than me and I'm an idiot. But I just sit dumbfounded I don't know what to say this book was so boring so dumb so about nothing


    What was most disappointing about Patrick Rothfuss’s story?

    Everything. This book sucks. If you like erikson rr martin Abercrombie steer clear
    It's like Harry potter (which I loved) minus everything that makes Harry Potter good


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Super annoying teenage voice


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

    Extreme disappointment I thought it was going to be awesome


    Any additional comments?

    This is probably one of the worst books I've ever read, I sincerely mean this and have no reason to say so aside from the fact that it really was

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People: Over 325 Ready-to-Use Words and Phrases for Working with Challenging Personalities

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Renee Evenson
    • Narrated By Rose Itzcovitz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    It’s not the work that’s so hard - it’s the people. The micromanaging control freak. The boss who takes credit for everything. The coworker who regularly strolls in late and takes leisurely breaks.There’s no escaping problematic personalities. And there’s no point fighting or letting tensions simmer. Instead, learn to build positive, productive relationships with everyone in your workplace - and put your career on an unstoppable upward trajectory.

    Konstantine says: "Nope"
    "Nope"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something very different from this something that has with the title says it does


    How could the performance have been better?

    If there had been powerful phrases for dealing with difficult people


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there were some phrases for dealing with difficult people powerful or weak or whatever just some

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free Will

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Sam Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (449)
    Performance
    (398)
    Story
    (390)

    A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.

    Margaret says: "Fascinating debate!"
    "Doesn't make sense"
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    Simply doesn't make sense. The delay in machines picking up neural activity or whatever doesn't justify no free will. Author just says that it does says that it's that simple and then moves on. Makes the whole premise of the book kind of BS and weak. He quickly says it's because scans pick up this or whatever blah blah and that's why there's no free will but that point that he makes there doesn't make sense, he just moves on and speculates but that point that he moves on from is wrong.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • How to Win Any Argument

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Mayer
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The art of argument: It's mysterious and powerful. It's the art of having things go your way. But also it's the art of getting out of your own way. It's having The Moves. But it's also about having The Touch.

    John says: "In one ear, out the other, lots of mediocre advice"
    "Just doesn't do it"
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    Was hoping for a book with a few good debate tactics. This gets philosophical and nonsensical. You won't feel like you have anything to apply from this book in your next argument, it gives you nothing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10979)
    Performance
    (8413)
    Story
    (8463)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "Dude I just don't get it"
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    I like really really REALLY do not understand. I could not get one fourth into this book and it was the same with mistborn book one. I think Sanderson books are HEINOUS. WAY to much like WoT, that same no vulgarity-no swearing- fool headed boy ! Silly lummox girl! Wording.
    Like just so cheesy and when the characters contemplate stuff like the son getting mad that the dad doesn't step up and smack all those who are disrespectful, it's so repetitive and boring.

    His father was bla bla the most feared man who did this and this in the old kingdom, but he saw his father as weak and indecisive.
    Fast forward a page.
    He caught a glimpse of what the legends say his father was like.
    FF half a page, the legends describe a man who would never let this person talk like that, his father should say something and stick up for whatever
    FF a page, he was astounded and was going to tell his father stop being a coward (father cuts him off, saying no don't be foolhardy and hasty!)
    FF a page, his father was disappointing him
    FF a page, he wondered at why his father was doing this,
    FF a page, his father was magnificent / slated the creature,
    FF a page, he is furious his father let so and so talk crap about their methods and ideals.
    Chapter ends.

    Man these books are so boring !!
    Abercrombie, Martin, erikson, Lawrence, cook, and other similar author-fans beware!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Bonehunters: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (205)

    The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Sha’ik is dead. One last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y’Ghatan and under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. The prospect of laying siege to this ancient fortress makes the battle-weary Malazan Fourteenth Army uneasy. For it was here that the Empire’s greatest champion, Dassem Ultor, was slain and a tide of Malazan blood spilled. A place of foreboding, its smell is of death. But elsewhere, agents of a far greater conflict have made their opening moves.

    Joshua says: "Another Epic Installment!"
    "One of the best books I have ever read"
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    Like all of his other books. Unreal. Period. Can not get enough, action, characters, philosophical depth, seriously these books are legendary.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Warded Man

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2657)
    Performance
    (2002)
    Story
    (2016)

    Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

    Meloney says: "Brilliant"
    "Pretty good"
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    Kept me hooked for a few hours, idea of tattoos and runes and wards is cool but def could never get the sequel or continue with series in anyway. Didn't hate or dislike it at all just didn't create new interest or further interest in the slightest. Just didn't hit me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Company: Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1176)
    Performance
    (831)
    Story
    (834)

    Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead - until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her....

    Peter says: "Great Story, Narrator Takes Getting Used To"
    "Got it for a Malazan fix"
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    I got this book because Steven erikson always talks about it in interviews. I burned through his audio books and don't know what to do with myself until reapers gale comes out. The black company was really good and I have never come across a situation like this, where one book series copies another (not at all in a bad way) to such a large extent. From barrows to the magic system it blew my mind how much Steven erikson use things from this book.

    That being said, the Malazan books are way way better. The black company was unreal, please don't get me wrong, I am on the third or fourth audio book right now though and about to delete it with three hours left. It slowly failed more and more at giving me my Malazan fix.

    So if your like me, desperate for anything like Steven erikson, the black company can hold you off for its duration with glee. The second book too. I wouldn't go past that though it just gets a bit boring. The Malazan books have got me like a school girl though fiend-ing for the D.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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