You no longer follow Sarah-Jane

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Sarah-Jane

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Sarah-Jane

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Member Since 2010

3
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 8 reviews
  • 70 ratings
  • 221 titles in library
  • 28 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • A Conflict of Interest: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2185)
    Performance
    (1778)
    Story
    (1792)

    Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Melinda says: "My 2 Cents"
    "Very dissapointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    To me this book was a character study of someone who is having an affair...and they just happen to be a lawyer.

    I missed the suspense that other reviewers have commented on. The story seemed straight forward and the twists while not anticipated were not shocking. The story really did not focus on the courtroom/law aspects but focused much more on the affair of the lead character.

    The book was read very well.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Myth-tery of Life: Myth Adventures, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Asprin
    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (63)

    When the queen makes him an offer he cannot refuse, master-magician Skeeve must use his powers to devise an escape before wedding bells start to chime, in the latest volume in the popular Myth series.

    Crystal says: "Skee Has a Lot to Learn"
    "Still great, but not as good as some of the others"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book really is another great book in the myth series. It just didn't seem to have the fast pace action of the other books. This book feels a bit more like a teenager finding their way book, rather than the usual quirky action books of the past. It still has the "how is he going to get out of this one" overall tone, but it just feels a bit flat compared to the other myth books. I'll definitely keep reading the series though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (5806)
    Performance
    (2775)
    Story
    (2775)

    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Scott says: "A true guide for life"
    "Very good - no problems with author/reader"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was worried with some of the other reviews complaining about the author's pronunciation and speed. However, after listening to the book I found his pace was actually very good for the material (and yes, probably a bit slower than most audio books, but not by much), and I really didn't notice any pronunciation issues.

    Overall, the book is excellent. Was it a life changing book? Probably not, but still an incredibly good book that really does cause you to look at your own life differently and others' opinions differently.

    I would strongly recommend this book to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Another Fine Myth: Myth Adventures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Robert Asprin
    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (509)
    Performance
    (464)
    Story
    (470)

    Start at the beginning, in Another Fine Myth, as Skeeve, an apprentice wizard, meets the demon Aahz. Though it's not love, or even like at first sight they form a connection - saving their lives - between them. Follow them in Myth Conceptions, as Skeeve and Aahz test their talent when they decide to take on an entire army themselves and continue on in Myth Directions. Then Skeeve finds himself alone with his own apprentice applicant, a king, in Hit or Myth and must deal with a medieval Mob!

    Chris says: "Don't myth these adventures!"
    "So much fun - Not your typical fantasy novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What other book might you compare Another Fine Myth to and why?

    I don't know of any book that is similar to the "Myth" series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes - it's a fairly short book with very good pacing. Good action with a wonderful dose of dry humor.


    Any additional comments?

    I read these books when I was young and wasn't sure I'd enjoy them as an adult. They are as much fun (maybe even more) than I remember. The humor is fun, the modern references really add to the "dimensionality" of the book. The reader really did bring the characters from my youth alive.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Myth Conceptions: Myth Adventures, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert Asprin
    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (223)

    After mistakenly being appointed court magician by a regent who should have known better, apprentice mage Skeeve must defend a kingdom from the mightiest invading army in the world.

    So, I Read This Book Today says: "Noah Takes It To The Next Level"
    "Exactly as expected."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Myth Conceptions again? Why?

    Yes - I read these books when I was younger and have enjoyed listening to them.


    Any additional comments?

    Very much a lead-on from the first book. If you liked the first book you'll like the second.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christopher Steiner
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (916)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (795)

    It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills - and maybe an advanced degree or two. These days, high-level tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These "bots" started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected.

    PHIL says: "Wide-ranging, non-technical"
    "Less technical than I would have liked"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I think this book could go deeper into the individual cases. It seemed to be a retelling of what mainstream news has already covered about the tech industry. The first parts of the book (the early stock market algorithms) were interesting history with a hint of the technology behind them with the later parts of the book not following history but rather retelling current events (rise of silicon valley's influence). Overall more of a history of computers taking things over similar to the industrial revolution.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5634)
    Performance
    (3120)
    Story
    (3128)

    Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorists worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

    Lesley says: "Flynn never disappoints"
    "Vince Flynn has gone back to action books"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    In a review of the previous Mitch Rapp book I had commented that the series seemed to be moving towards more politics and less action. This book was a marked deviation from that trend. It delivered exactly what I expected, a fast paced high action spy book. Very little discussion of Washington politics and lots of action.

    George Guidall once again does an excellent job of reading the book and really paces well with the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extreme Measures: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3192)
    Performance
    (1539)
    Story
    (1552)

    Mitch Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.

    F says: "Kickass Thriller - With Politics!"
    "Classic Mitch Rapp"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was absolutely classic Vince Flynn. The only complaint I have is I found Flynn is starting to write more about politics than about the exploits of a CIA super-spy. Still an excellent book though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.