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  • Moving Forward

  • Taking the Lead in Your Life
  • By: Dave Pelzer
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Self-help expert Dave Pelzer teaches listeners how to let go of the past, and use negative experiences to make them stronger when tackling the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What is this?

  • By John on 06-04-19

What is this?

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

Reviewed: 06-04-19

This is one of the least inspiring books on leadership I have ever read. Vacillating between personal stories of vindication and armed forces glory days stories stretched to apply, I am not sure that there is anything substantial to take away from this one.

  • The Ramayana

  • A New Retelling of Valmiki's Ancient Epic - Complete and Comprehensive
  • By: Linda Egenes, Kumuda Reddy MD
  • Narrated by: Deepti Gupta
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Here is one of the world's most hallowed works of sacred literature, the grand, sweeping epic of the divine bowman and warrior Rama and his struggles with evil, power, duplicity, and avarice. The Ramayana is one of the foundations of world literature and one of humanity's most ancient and treasured ethical and spiritual works. Includes an introduction by scholar Michael Sternfeld.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Retelling and Narration

  • By Kurt M. Douglass on 07-30-17

En Epic Tale

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

Reviewed: 03-30-19

The word epic does not seem to do this cosmic tale justice. While it is likely you have heard similar stories, the beautiful prose and moral teachings of this tale will lift you high. The story follows the rise of Rama, a hero who is at once more and yet exactly as he appears. Being forced into exile he finds his purpose in war with the Rakshasas and upholding Dharma.

  • The Introvert Advantage

  • How to Thrive in an Extrovert World
  • By: Marti Olsen Laney PsyD
  • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,870
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,609

The Introvert Advantage dispels common myths about introverts - they’re not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial - and explains how they are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation such as chitchat, phone calls, parties, or office meetings can easily become "too much". Most importantly, it thoroughly refutes many introverts’ belief that something is wrong with them. Instead, it helps them recognize their inner strengths - their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're an Introvert or not sure, you must read.

  • By Raul on 12-07-13

A good primer

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

This is a good list based guide to creating a healthy and effective way of interacting with the world while being true to your introverted nature.

  • A Farewell to Arms

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,178

The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is not unabridged

  • By Valerian on 06-17-11

Bon voayage

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

A swelling of hope amidst war crescendos and crashes with the full sweet sadness that only Hemingway can bring.

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  • Gordon Ramsay

  • On Top of the World
  • By: Neil Simpson
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Best known as the host of Fox's Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay is one of the most driven, successful, and irate chefs around. He has thrown Hollywood actresses out of his restaurants and is notorious for his anger, but his food has been served to numerous heads of state, and he is one of only three chefs in England whose restaurant is rated at three Michelin stars. Sometimes hilarious and frequently heartbreaking, this is Gordon Ramsay’s full life, from tenements and poverty to top-notch restaurants and fame.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Hilarious look into Ramsay’s life and career

  • By Todd on 06-13-14

Whats the latest news?

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-18

This read very much like a collection of celebrity gossip columns. Not a style that I found appealing.

  • Letters from Father Christmas

  • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, John Moffatt, Christian Rodska
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568

Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply? Every year, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write to Father Christmas, and the letters they received told wonderful stories of his adventures at the North Pole. These humorous tales are brought to life by Derek Jacobi as Father Christmas, John Moffatt as Polar Bear, and Christian Rodska as Ilbereth the Elf, complete with specially composed music.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun little read.

  • By James on 06-30-14

A fun peek

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-18

A fun peek into the life of of Tolkien telling stories for his children at Christmas time.

  • Captain Nemo

  • The Fantastic History of a Dark Genius
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Captain Nemo is the fictional life story of one of Jules Verne's most memorable characters from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Mysterious Island. It covers his boyhood friendship with the dreamer Jules Verne, adventures aboard sailing ships, battles with pirates, and survival on a mysterious deserted island. Each time he returns home to his beloved France, Captain Nemo shares the tales of his exploits with the struggling writer Verne.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By SA on 04-01-15

Steampunk Forest Gump

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

Kevin J Anderson has a unique voice for retelling or adding to the stories of others. This delightful steampunk Forrest Gump is a delightful romp through the 1800s and the works of Jules Verne.

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,874
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,837

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lizbeth and Bloomquist Live On

  • By Queen Kristina on 11-05-15

The web is spun

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

While this was a good read and gave some good insights into the world and characters we will have moving forward, this was clearly a set up to future stories with little payoff now.

  • The Privilege of Youth

  • A Teenager's Story of Longing for Acceptance and Friendship
  • By: Dave Pelzer
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

More than six million readers can attest to the heartbreak and courage of Dave Pelzer's story of growing up in an abusive home. His inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune. Now this former lost boy, who defeated insurmountable odds to emerge whole and happy, at last takes us on his incredible odyssey toward healing and forgiveness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Stacey on 02-12-19

A Window Into Life

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

This volume of the life of Dave Pelzer is a lot more like a memoir than a warning tale to others. While there is still hardship and prejudice, it is a familiar tale to all too many teens around the world.

  • The Last Jedi

  • Star Wars
  • By: Jason Fry
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,909

Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content. From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms - and perhaps lay down their lives - for the cause.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the film but still lacking

  • By I Kisala on 06-24-18

The story continues

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

Normally in a Star Wars movie novelization you expect a few tidbits...one or two extra scenes, a view inside characters heads. This novel includes enough to be almost a different tale altogether. The first 45 minutes of the audiobook are full on additions, and the explanations and even some events are vastly different. While this story may have divided some fans in the cinema, no discussion of its place in this saga cannot be fully measured without this tale as part of the conversation.

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