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steve

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kearny, NJ, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Graveyard Shift and Other Stories From Night Shift

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Glover
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (94)

    Consummate master of his craft, Stephen King has kept millions awake past midnight shivering at tales that probe the shadows and reveal the dark side. Now listeners can chill to this second dramatic unabridged production of short stories from his best selling book, Night Shift. It brings Stephen King's demonic stories fully to life - and the terror even closer to home.

    Kelley says: "Overall good investment"
    "Maybe it's just me"
    Overall

    I got this book because it had so many good reviews on the website but overall, I thought this book was just okay but then again, maybe it's just me?

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Gung Ho!: Turn On the People in Any Organization

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By Sheldon Bowles, Ken Blanchard
    • Narrated By Agnes Hermann
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (71)

    Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, co-authors of the New York Times business best seller Raving Fans, are back with Gung Ho! Here is an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace. It is a must-read for everyone who wants to stay on top in today's ultra-competitive business world.

    steve says: "Can't wait to put into practice"
    "Can't wait to put into practice"
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    Learned soooo much from this title and I can't wait to begin to put this into practice to see if it really works. Great book on "working together" and it should be fun coming up with creative ways to show my workers about the importance of their work, autonomy and cheering others on!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Spencer Johnson
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    Overall
    (321)
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    (111)
    Story
    (112)

    If you're a bit too comfortable with routine, it's time to listen to the bestseller everyone's squeaking about, Who Moved My Cheese?. You'll hear how to cope with change before the competition turns your business into runny Brie.

    Cathy Dopp says: "Cheesy, but relevant"
    "A Cheesy Tale"
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    Who Moved My Cheese is a cute tale about change itself and how those who resist change can get left behind while those who embrace change can blossom and in fact, those who embrace change may even become better for it. In a specific example covered in the book, they were so worried about change that they didn’t even realize that the change could lead more cheese and in some cases, better cheese altogether. To put this in our own terms – while change is fearsome because of the unknown, one also needs to realize that the “unknown” doesn’t necessarily mean bad or worse and in the book we see that in this case - change happens and it’s a good thing for all.

    While this is just a fun tale, the analogy is one we can all learn from and relate to. In all walks of life and in whatever we do in life, humans will face change and how they deal with that change will affect them for better and/or for worse depending on the person. That said – move with the cheese and if you are able to embrace change you can become a better person from it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Matthew Dixon, Nick Toman, Rick DeLisi
    • Narrated By Rick DeLisi, Matthew Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (32)

    Conventional wisdom holds that to increase loyalty, companies must "delight" customers by exceeding service expectations. Some focus on dazzling them at the cost of neglecting to solve basic service problems - a big strategic mistake. Through extensive research and surveys, the authors have concluded that loyalty has much more to do with how well a company delivers on its basic promises than on how dazzling its service experience might be.

    steve says: "Rough narration but excellent material"
    "Rough narration but excellent material"
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    While I thought the narrator made this title hard to listen to as he sounded so robotic, I must admit - I was blown away by the material. (That said - the narrator does get better as the book goes on.) Overall - this is an excellent book, it's very educational and anyone working in customer service needs to read/listen to this twice!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Lebowski and Philosophy: Keeping Your Mind Limber with Abiding Wisdom

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By William Irwin, Peter S. Fosl (editor)
    • Narrated By Darren Stephens
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
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    (8)

    Is the Dude a bowling-loving stoner or a philosophical genius living the good life? Naturally, it's the latter, and The Big Lebowski and Philosophy explains why. Enlisting the help of great thinkers like Plato and Nietzsche, the book explores the movie's hidden philosophical layers, cultural reflection, and political commentary. It also answers key questions, including: The Dude abides, but is abiding a virtue? Is the Dude an Americanized version of the Taoist way of life? How does The Big Lebowski illustrate the Just War Theory?

    steve says: "The Book Abides"
    "The Book Abides"
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    So the book isn't that good BUT hearing all of the funny quotes from one of the funniest movies of all time makes it completely worth it. Some interesting perspectives here and there as well - and the narrator is good too. Now that I'm done writing this, I think I'll go watch the movie again!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
    Overall
    (7288)
    Performance
    (2541)
    Story
    (2561)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

    P. C..S. says: "A Worhty Read"
    "Really Good!"
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    After hearing about how great this book was, I decided to give it a chance and found that this book was completely not what I was expecting. Yet, I still thought this was a really good listen. The author, who is also the narrator, does a terrific job with the narration. He is also an excellent writer as this book was creative and well-written. It takes the reader/listener on a roller coaster ride of emotions and I couldn't get enough of it. Two thumbs up!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Making of Slap Shot: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Hockey Movie Ever Made

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jonathon Jackson
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
    Overall
    (16)
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    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Even 30-odd years after Slap Shot's release, diehard hockey fans can still recite scenes of dialogue by heart, making lines like "putting on the foil" just common argot for the devoted. Yet many may be surprised to learn that the true story behind the making of the film is as captivating as the film itself. In The Making of Slap Shot, veteran sports writer Jonathon Jackson lets fans not only relive just how the film was made, but brings to light surprising facts (i.e., Al Pacino was the first choice for the role of Reggie Dunlop.

    steve says: "Three Thumbs Up!!!"
    "Three Thumbs Up!!!"
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    I love the movie (not the sequels) and I love hockey so, naturally I picked this title up immediately and couldn't have been more pleased. A great behind the scenes look into one of my favorite movies. Excellent narrator too. Stop reading this and just purchase it already!!! If you liked the movie then you will not be disappointed!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Season in Time: Super Mario, Killer, St. Patrick, the Great One, and the Unforgettable 1992-93 NHL Season

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Todd Denault
    • Narrated By Ken Maxon
    Overall
    (10)
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    (10)
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    (10)

    Twenty years after the fact, the mere mention of the 1992-93 NHL season brings back vivid memories for hockey fans across North America. The last time that the Montreal Canadiens hoisted the Stanley Cup, Wayne Gretzky's last appearance in a playoff final, and Mario Lemieux's most inspirational season, these years are rightly considered some of the greatest in NHL history. Now, in A Season in Time, acclaimed hockey writer Todd Denault looks back to those heady days.

    DAVID says: "EPIC READER FAIL!!!"
    "Excellent Book"
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    I thought this book was great. Such a fun listen about an excellent time for the sport I love. Listening about Gretzky, Doug Gilmour, Grant Fuhr, Mario and all the other players I grew up watching and loving was incredible. That said, the narrator had a great storytelling voice but I'm not sure he was able to pronounce one name correctly, which is really annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patient Zero: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4793)
    Performance
    (4058)
    Story
    (4048)

    When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

    Kim Venatries says: "Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more."
    "Okay story, excellent narrator"
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    I'm not too into zombie stories but this one had an interesting twist in the reasons why. I won't be continuing on with this series but I will listen to a few of the Walking Dead audio books to see how they compare. Also, the narrator for this book is excellent, one of the best I've ever listened to at Audible and I will certainly look into other books he did.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Bee Wilson
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (358)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (315)

    Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious - or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing the startling history of objects we often take for granted. Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson offers unprecedented insights.

    Amazon Customer says: "Intriguing history of everyday utensils"
    "Consider another book"
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    Don't get me wrong this book had some interesting facts and in particular I really enjoyed the second half and listening to the parts about the history of forks and even sporks was great. I also liked the part about the history of ice and the element of science into cooking and how the kitchen has developed over the years. Other than that though, I’m sad to say that this book really bored me, especially the first part. The narrator, a British woman, was also to my disliking as I found her accent adding to the boredom that I got from the material itself.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Game: 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ken Dryden
    • Narrated By Ken Dryden
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans.

    steve says: "Outstanding book for all hockey fans"
    "Outstanding book for all hockey fans"
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    Excellent book for hockey lovers! Personally, I love the sport, and I know a lot about this specific era, so for me it was worth it. I especially loved the second part of the book while the part on the history and on the evolution of the rules for the game was excellent. The different strategies in comparing Canadian hockey versus the Russians' style of play was also great. However, if you aren’t a fan of Dryden or if you aren’t old enough to know about the players during his era that he discusses you may find this listen a little boring as Dryden is somewhat dry as a narrator. Nevertheless, I loved the book and was left wanting to hear more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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