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  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,854

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

Still relevant after all these years

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-17

A few simple principles taught in this book will drastically improve all your relationships: business, family, friends, prospective employers.

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,780
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,710

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Outlander! How you take over my LIFE!

  • By DebbieK on 07-21-14

Can't get enough of Claire!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-16

I loved the story, the history, and the performance of this audiobook. So much fascinating history is woven together with heart-rending relationships.

  • Shameful

  • By: Dicey Grenor
  • Narrated by: Monica Reed
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Thirty-nine-year-old Joanne accidentally meets Alex, a 16-year-old stud who gradually coalesces with her family. This wouldn't ordinarily be a problem except Joanne feels vulnerable to Alex's charms since her husband has been away for months. Throw in Joanne's 14-year-old daughter, who falls for Alex immediately, and you got a recipe for disaster.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good writing poorly narrated

  • By MelissaRaptorSk8 on 04-28-16

Good writing poorly narrated

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-16

The story is taboo, and it takes twists and turns through the psyche of a disturbed woman and her misguided romance. It is very well written! The narration, however, has the pace, cadence, and tone of an anchor reading the evening news. It sounds forced and artificial. The book in print would be better because the reader will imagine the characters with different voices rather than hearing how Monica Reed used the same voice register and speech patterns for all characters and the narrator alike.

Disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,410

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Caution: coarse language

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-15

The vulgar language in this book nearly made me stop listening, but the narrators performed it well.