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E. Smelser

Pullman, WA
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  • The 10X Rule

  • The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,111

Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected, and very happy it's not.

  • By ToddS on 09-19-13

Don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Each to his own, I could not live like this. I am more of the Dave Ramsey type... Lots of unsustainable hype and quite a marketing machine (to sell books and other products). Not worth the read...

  • Tales of Two Americas

  • Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation
  • By: John Freeman - editor
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt, Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

America is broken. You don't need a fistful of statistics to know this. Visit any city, and evidence of our shattered social compact will present itself. From Appalachia to rural Texas, the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest stretches to unimaginable chasms. In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Completed 7/2018

  • By E. Smelser on 07-04-18

Completed 7/2018

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

Good book about poverty, does not really cover the wealthy side of America. So I would say the title should be Tales of Poverty in America.

  • Old Harry's Game

  • The Complete Series 3
  • By: Andy Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Andy Hamilton, Jimmy Mulville
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Satan may rule the roost, but he's beset by the poor unfortunates condemned to sit out Eternity with him. Amongst them is the Professor, who is convinced that societies evolve and mature until Satan introduces him to Bill Clinton. There's also Scumspawn, with his large expanse of nothingness between the ears, as was always expected. And as for Satan himself, he is persuaded to attempt to improve his image on Earth, to remake Casablanca (with Bogart, Bergman, and a mutant alien) and starts a football match in Hell .

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • laugh out load entertainment

  • By E. Smelser on 06-20-16

laugh out load entertainment

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

Reviewed: 06-20-16

The actors are great, really better than a lot of movies who get awards. I have listened over and over just for the one liners which bring a smile. You won't need a lot of knowledge of culture, just some broad outlines of life and death. really worth every dime

  • Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully: Series 1

  • By: Eddie Robson
  • Narrated by: Hattie Morahan, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jan Francis, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

All four episodes, plus the pilot episode, of the BBC Radio sitcom about an alien invasion of a small village.

The episodes are “Taking Overs”, “Minimum Volume”, “Power Block” and “Little Green Lights”. Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully is written by Eddie Robson, and stars Hattie Morahan, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jan Francis, Peter Davison, Hannah Murray, John-Luke Roberts, as well as Katherine Parkinson, Dave Lamb and Don Gilet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • War of the worlds as written by Monty Python

  • By AZ Book Addict on 04-30-17

Entertaining, great British humor

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

Wish we had more comedies like this one, great character development. Great story, lots of fun.

  • The Wealth of Nations

  • By: Adam Smith
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 36 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 648

The foundation for all modern economic thought and political economy, The Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Scottish economist Adam Smith, who introduces the world to the very idea of economics and capitalism in the modern sense of the words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly accessible

  • By Monte on 03-12-12

Historical Perspective

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

Reviewed: 05-25-15

Where does The Wealth of Nations rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is in the middle of the books I have listened to, but it has an amazing historical perspective of being written in the time America was a colony of England.

Have you listened to any of Gildart Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but he is good.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, amazed at the thinking sometimes...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,489

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not funny, boring and could not wait for it to end

  • By Robert on 08-10-11

Tina Fey - The Right Story for the Right Person

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

Reviewed: 07-22-12

Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

So far I would put this book above the average audiobook I have listened to so far.

What did you like best about this story?

The book is well read by Tina Fey, I liked the context of and the clear progression of the audiobook. It was well laid out, and for a fan of Tina Fey it will be well liked.

Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is right on track with other Tina Fey's performances. I felt like I had met the real Tina Fey when I was done with the book, like we had gone out for coffee. She covered topics such as friends, family and parenting. All things I would probably talk about when I was out having coffee with a friend.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

How to succeed as a woman without compromise.

Any additional comments?

This book is really geared toward the young lady who wants to learn about how you can succeed without compromise. It has a lot of sarcasm that can be enjoyed by everyone. I walked away glad I had listened and with a smile.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil's Highway

  • A True Story
  • By: Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Narrated by: Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

The author of Across the Wire offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of Southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Part Death Physiology, Part Tragic Poem

  • By L. Lyter on 10-19-12

Graphic Details

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

Reviewed: 03-06-12

This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People that like the immigration topic might like this book as long as they have the ability to stomache the graphic details that are very well written and described.

Has The Devil's Highway turned you off from other books in this genre?

I would have never selected this book, it was reccomended by the civil rights committee. After completing this book, I would not reccommend it due to the very descriptive nature of 14 people passing away in the desert. A real eye opener about dehydration and heat stroke....

What about Luis Alberto Urrea???s performance did you like?

Great writer, great description, terrible graphic topic.

What character would you cut from The Devil's Highway?

None.

Any additional comments?

This book offers great details about the Yuma 14. Unfortunatly, the Yuma 14 are the 14 out of 26 people that died in the desert. This book offers graphic details on why and how the 14 died in the desert and how the remaining 12 were rescued by the border patrol. Thank goodness for the border patrol

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Blight Way

  • A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery
  • By: Patrick F. McManus
  • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 224

Bo Tully is the sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, where law enforcement is usually pretty mundane: tracking down truants running away from school, picking up country boys who've had a few too many beers. But Tully gets a little more than the country norm when an ex-con calls with the startling news that there's a corpse draped across one of his fences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT A TREAT

  • By Carl on 12-21-06

Adventure, characters, and fun

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

Reviewed: 11-23-09

Patrick McManus book uses his knowledge of Idaho to draw you into this adventure and mystery. I really enjoyed the discriptions of the parts of Idaho that I have visited and characters who live in these communities. This is a great mystery with a lot of fun attached. The conversations fit the community he is writing about. Giving you a good idea of how things work in a small town. Living in a small community I could relate to many aspects of small town life. Well worth the price and time.