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Ryan

JUNEAU, AK, United States

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  • 5 reviews
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  • 24 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2014
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  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • ABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (22)

    Robert Littell creates a multigenerational, wickedly nostalgic saga of the ClA - "The Company" to insiders. The fictional and historical characters of Robert Littell's novel reveal much of the nearly 50 years of this complex and powerful organization. At the heart is a mole hunt involving the CIA, M16, KGB, and Mossad, a stunningly conceived trip down the rabbit hole to the labyrinthine Alice-in-Wonderland world of espionage, a "world where things have no names".

    Caryl says: "Narration good, story complex held my interest"
    "couldn't get into it"
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    Narration was a bit weird for me, the accents and all. The story just never seemed to go anywhere. Gave up about midway through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dale Carnegie
    • Narrated By Andrew MacMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10174)
    Performance
    (4801)
    Story
    (4789)

    You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

    Ralph says: "This is well worth listening too! Main points are."
    "inspiring for anyone who works with anyone"
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    Everyone should read this book. The audible version is good. The narrator sounds like he could be Carnegie. The mini-stories throughout are great in themselves.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outliers: The Story of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10299)
    Performance
    (4751)
    Story
    (4765)

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    S Prabhu says: "Excellent book; well adapted for the audio format"
    "interesting but not enough"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Interesting information but I got bored of it halfway through. Probably just not my cup of tea.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3950)
    Performance
    (3565)
    Story
    (3590)

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    Emily - Audible says: "My Top Pick for 2012"
    "Claire Danes does great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Claire Danes just does a fantastic job with this - brings the character and story to life. Only wish there was more to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3404)
    Performance
    (3116)
    Story
    (3142)

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby....

    Darwin8u says: "Simple, Beautiful, and Exquisitely Textured"
    "Jake nail it"
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    Great story, classic american prose, done right by Jake Gylenhall. One of the few that I could listen to a 2nd time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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