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Sean M. Sowles

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  • 52 ratings
  • 341 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2015
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  • It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Colin Powell
    • Narrated By Colin Powell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (475)
    Story
    (479)

    It Worked for Me is filled with vivid experiences and lessons learned that have shaped the legendary career of the four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. At its heart are Powell's "Thirteen Rules" - such as "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit" - that introduce his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others. A natural storyteller, Powell offers warm and engaging parables with wise advice on succeeding in the workplace and beyond.

    Jean says: "Great Story Teller"
    "Best book I have listened to in a long time."
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    Where does It Worked for Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I normally listen to Sci-Fi books, but I am ex military and wanting to move up into a leadership role at work. Mr. Powell has always been a role model for me so I thought I would take a listen to his book. I was pleasantly surprised that he is the narrator of this book. By far this is now my favorite book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Busy Bastards, because my work is full of them. They are not who you think. Read the book.


    Have you listened to any of Colin Powell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    I would love to have the time to sit down and hear this book all at one time. His answers fit perfectly into the military mantra that is already installed within me. I have listened to parts over already because I was in awe of how he expanded to deal with a situation.


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Powell’s book is a great read for any veteran that is transitioning into the “real world”.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6631)
    Performance
    (5720)
    Story
    (5712)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Different Narrator"
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    If you could sum up Ghost Story in three words, what would they be?

    Ride into afterlife


    What did you like best about this story?

    Harry being as sarcastic as ever.


    Did John Glover do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I was just disappointed in the narration. Not because John Glover did a bad job he was OK, I was just hoping it would have been James Marsters like all the other books. I have grown to love his character differentiating.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6692)
    Performance
    (6183)
    Story
    (6169)

    Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers.

    Nicholas says: "Hooked in an Instant"
    "Burst of laughter are bound to happen"
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    What made the experience of listening to Tricked the most enjoyable?

    This book was delightful to listen to while sitting in my cube at work doing mundane work. My burst of laughter over Oberon’s (Snuggle Pumpkin) witty banter was worth the wait for Tricked!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tricked?

    When Oberon talked about knocking a man down and humping his leg and making him his bi**ch.


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nope


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Coyote’s description of being swallowed head first and not dying until he hit the stomach acid. Loved IT!!


    Any additional comments?

    The combination of Kevin Hearne’s descriptive and humorous book with Luke Daniels narration is delightful and will draw you into the life of Atticus. If you have never read/ listened to any of Mr. Hearne’s book you are missing out!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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