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Pamela

Las Vegas, NV, USA | Member Since 2014

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  • Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Martin Lindstrom
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (86)

    Based on the single largest neuromarketing study ever conducted, Buyology reveals surprising truths about what attracts our attention and captures our dollars.

    Erik Cornelissen says: "What we think we know versus how we act in buying."
    "Very High Word to Idea Ratio"
    Overall

    I was eager to hear what Buyology had to say but after 2 hours, I still hadn't reached any of the main ideas. I am not a fan of abridged books, but I'd make an exception with this one. I kept thinking, "enough already, get to the point!" I think there is some good stuff here, but I couldn't take it; I need more intellectual engagement to make listening to a book rewarding. It's worth reading, but I'd recommend getting a version you can skim so you can focus on the main points and not invest too much time in the padding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23889)
    Performance
    (10444)
    Story
    (10521)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Totally Engaging"
    Overall

    Larsson's book is a compelling character study wrapped around a mystery. While some of the plot points may be predictable, the story line is much less important than the rich tableau that Larsson paints. If you are an action adventure person, this may not be for you. If you enjoy getting to know the characters, you will love it. It is all the more impressive that it is a translation from the original Swedish. Narrator Simon Vance is excellent and as key to the audio version as the author. (I may pick my next book from the ones he narrates. The narrator makes an extraordinary difference.) I enjoyed every minute. It's perfect for a road trip and I actually drove around several extra blocks after a 7 hour drive to get to the end of a chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ladies Who Launch: Embracing Entrepreneurship & Creativity as a Lifestyle

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Victoria Colligan, Beth Schoenfeldt, Amy Swift
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Ladies Who Launch is the first company to define the feminine approach to launching a business and to make the connection between starting a business and bringing creativity into your life with self-esteem and happiness. The nationally acclaimed Ladies Who Launch program has enabled thousands of women across the country to break out of the nine-to-five mold and thrive in entrepreneurial enterprises that reflect their true passions, skills, and desires.

    Diana says: "Does not make for a good audio experience."
    "Worth reading but needs editing for audio"
    Overall

    I would give this a much higher mark (4+ stars) for content than for listening experience. Great inspiration for women starting up. No revelations but very good encouragement and reframing of ideas. An ultimate 'you go girl' book. Good things to think about for raising daughters (ie relationship with money). However, the book includes MANY surveys, all of which are read out line by line, number by number. These should have been summarized as my mind wanders and loses the point every time. Listen if you don't have time to read, but read it rather than listen if you have a choice.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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