A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that unites the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly and scandalous guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge.
The narrator does a decent voice for the female character. The overall story does not focus on the killer’s perspective much. It opens up well, but most of it is a half-hearted attempt at police procedure. The characters are well developed, however there are way too many cliches and famous one-liner quotes in the dialog. I mean the book is swimming in cliches. Seriously, no one speaks this way in reality. I almost feel like Patterson’s grand kid got ahold of his computer and wrote this.
In the Chinese calendar, 1964 was the Year of the Green Dragon. It would be a challenging and eventful year for Bruce Lee. He would broadcast his dissenting view before the first great international martial arts gathering and then defend it by facing down Chinatown's young ace kung fu practitioner in a legendary behind-closed-doors, high-noon-style showdown. The Year of the Green Dragon saw the dawn of martial arts in America and the rise of an icon.
If you want a book that covers Chinese and Chinese-American history for 50% of the book, while touching on Bruce’s life and randomly zooming in on a few of his fights while staying true to an obscure writing style...enter wild tangents about other people’s fights who have very little to do with Bruce. Just not what was expected. Great narration! 👍
Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.
Not 5 stars, i am giving 5 stars overall because 4.5 is not an option. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a fuck is longer and a wee bit more informative. However, This author has several good points to motivate the reader to action which TSANGF does not do as well. Unfuck Yourself will get you moving fast and TSANGF will help keep you moving in the face of adversity.
Close That Sale! The 24 Best Sales Closing Techniques Ever Discovered is perhaps the most valuable small book in the world of selling and business today. In 25 fast-moving chapters, based on thousands of sales conversations, and the experience of more than 1,000,000 salespeople worldwide, you learn how to make more sales, faster than you ever thought possible.
These are the techniques from Psychology Selling and more. If you want to increase your sales and closing confidence, go for it.
Twenty years have passed since Darth Bane, reigning Dark Lord of the Sith, demolished the ancient order devoted to the dark side and reinvented it as a circle of two: one Master to wield the power and pass on the wisdom, and one apprentice to learn, challenge, and ultimately usurp the Dark Lord in a duel to the death. But Bane’s acolyte, Zannah, has yet to engage her Master in mortal combat and prove herself a worthy successor. Determined that the Sith dream of galactic domination will not die with him, Bane vows to learn the secret of a forgotten Dark Lord that will assure the Sith’s immortality - and his own.
Not only is this probably the best book in the whole Bane series with its only rival being book 1. It sets the stage for many more Sith stories to come and has a good ending as well.
Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework, and new fiscal concerns often lead to conflict, disappointment, and hurt feelings. In And Baby Makes Three, Love Lab™ experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman teach couples the skills from their successful workshops, so partners can avoid the pitfalls of parenthood.
The examples of couples were good. The writers unfortunately talk down to the readers as if we are children ourselves when we are actually adults with capable brains. The authors also include an overwhelming number of surveys. In the written version i may have just glossed over these, however in the audiobook that impossible because who knows when they will end. There multiple surveys with hundreds of questions for the listener (Ie very boring). On a side note, if you need a good night's sleep buy this book and put it on).
Once the Sith order teemed with followers. But their rivalries divided them in endless battles for supremacy - until one dark lord at last united the Sith in the quest to enslave the galaxy and exterminate the Jedi. Yet it would fall to another, far more powerful than the entire Brotherhood of Darkness, to ultimately realize the full potential of the Sith, and wield the awesome power of the dark side as never before.
I am so excited to read the next two Bane books. The only book which compares to this is Revan, but even that is not as good as this trilogy. This is by far the best Old Republic book. Told from the 1st person pov of a Sith...awesome 😳👍
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