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Ireland | Listener Since 2006

  • 6 reviews
  • 16 ratings
  • 35 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Self Reliance

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated By Alana Munro

    The most thorough statement of one of Emerson's recurrent themes, the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency, and follow his or her own instincts and ideas. It is the source of one of Emerson's most famous quotations, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." This essay is a considered a watershed moment in which transcendentalism became a major cultural movement. An American classic.

    Daniel says: "Difficult to Follow Due To Poor Narration"
    "Terrible Narration"

    If you would like to have this Emerson classic as an audiobook, please please do NOT buy this version. The narration is absolutely awful. The narrator, while having good clear diction, reads the book as if there is a comma every third or fourth word. This becomes extremely tedious within a very short time. In fact, I would say it creates a barrier to understanding the content of the book, which was not written in modern english.

    A good narration should be transparent and not get in the way of a book. However, in this case, the narrator's pauses every third or fourth word made comprehension of the content a struggle. It sounds like a computer is reading it. If I could have given this narration zero stars, I would have.

    The only good thing I can say about this version is that is was really cheap and I didn't waste too much money on it. I will look for another version. The one enjoyment I got out of it was knowing I had the power to press the stop button on my player.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dip

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point: really hard, and not much fun at all. And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you're in a Dip: a temporary setback that you will overcome if you keep pushing. But maybe it's really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.

    Andrew says: "Seth Should Have Quit"
    "Compact and to the point."

    Great book and well read. No fluff or padding as it was straight down to business with getting his points across. I really liked the author's lively reading style too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Message: The New Testament in Contemporary Language

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Eugene H. Peterson
    • Narrated By Kelly Ryan Dolan, Carol Nix

    This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need to be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.

    Tracy A. says: "Real Life Bible"
    "Interesting without being Authoritative"

    The Message is a decent alternative version of the bible in modern day english. However, a word of caution - don't base any of your theology on this as it is a very general and loose translation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter Walsh
    • Narrated By Peter Walsh

    When you think of what it will take to clean your house, are you so overwhelmed you throw up your hands and cry, "It's all too much"? If somewhere along the way you've simply lost the ability to keep your home organized and clutter-free, then It's All Too Much has the solution you've been searching for.

    Anne says: "Not too much now!"
    "Very Helpful & Insightful"

    This is an excellent book on removing clutter from your life. His explanation as to the reasons people feel comfortable with clutter is really an eye opener. My only criticism and the reason I did not give this book 5 stars is simply that at 7 hours length in audio format, it is just too long. An abridged version under 3 hours would have been much more appropriate for the average listener. I say this because I feel some chapters are not really relevant to most people. Apart from that it is an excellent insightful book.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The 60 Second Procrastinator

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeff Davidson
    • Narrated By Jeff Davidson

    Are you frustrated by your own tendency to put things off until they become major issues? Kick that procrastination habit in one minute flat! There is no better time than the present to get motivated and get organized! The 60 Second Procrastinator is a simple, effective, hands-on guide that you can use to dismantle habits and mindsets that are barriers to productivity.

    Dawn says: "My most listened to management book"
    "Some Good Tips"

    This book is contains 60 chronologically ordered ideas for overcoming procrastination. Some of these ideas are quite good and each idea will not suit each person. This book is not so much a motivational book but rather a book suggesting various strategies to overcome inertia and lack of action. This is not a quick fix book as all the ideas contained within will require action on the readers/listeners part.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 17 Lies that Are Holding You Back and the Truth that Will Set You Free

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Steve Chandler
    • Narrated By Steve Chandler

    "It's who you know." "I don't have time." "I'm too old." "That's just the way I am." These crippling statements deny our power to change our lives. In this program, the celebrated author of 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself teaches you how to stop telling yourself these lies that prevent you from being your best.

    Sonscope says: "Excellent Content"
    "Excellent Content"

    This book is full of great tips and insights. I didn't give the book a 5 star rating because I felt the reading could have been a little more animated. However, I have to stress that this is just a minor quibble. Once I got into it, I forgot about that and focused on the excellent and insightful content. I have already recommended this book to a few of my friends. This is definitely one that should not be passed by.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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