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  • The Pride and the Anguish

  • By: Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

In November 1941, Lt Ralph Trewin, DSC arrives at Singapore as second-in-command of HMS Porcupine. To the shell-shocked Trewin, the gun boat and her five elderly consorts symbolise the ignorance and blind optimism he finds in Singapore.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me...

  • By Kristoffer on 03-21-15

Not for me...

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

Reviewed: 03-21-15

Liked Unbroken quite a lot. This one I thought was similar, but it wasn't. Narrator did a fine job though...

  • Remote

  • Office Not Required
  • By: Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 746

The "work-from-home" phenomenon is thoroughly explored in this illuminating new audiobook from best-selling 37signals founders Fried and Hansson, who point to the surging trend of employees working from home (and anywhere else) and explain the challenges and unexpected benefits. Most important, they show why - with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo - more businesses will want to promote this new model of getting things done.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed Rework but this book was a disappointment

  • By Paul on 10-08-15

Pros of working from home

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

Reviewed: 04-23-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Remote to be better than the print version?

Audio and paper(digital) version basically offers the same...

What was one of the most memorable moments of Remote?

I liked that this is by someone who practices rather than simply preach.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Eat Move Sleep

  • How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes
  • By: Tom Rath
  • Narrated by: Tom Rath
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 989

In Eat Move Sleep, Tom Rath delivers an audiobook that will improve your health for years to come. Quietly managing a serious illness for more than 20 years, Tom has assembled a wide range of information on the impact of eating, moving, and sleeping. Written in his classic conversational style, Eat Move Sleepfeatures the most proven and practical ideas from his research. This remarkably quick listen offers advice that is comprehensive yet simple and often counterintuitive but always credible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm conflicted about this

  • By SamanthaG on 01-07-14

A story of someone who made a life change

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

Reviewed: 04-23-14

Would you try another book from Tom Rath and/or Tom Rath?

Probably not. I felt he had to say what he needed here and anything else would just be repeating with different words.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Eat Move Sleep?

Its a good point that many small changes can lead to great change.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ender's Shadow

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,691

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Card

  • By L. on 10-10-05

Good story but seems a bit forced...

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

Reviewed: 04-23-14

Where does Ender's Shadow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its good entertainment if you liked Enders Game.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The amount of detail and dept seems greater in Enders Game, giving it a bit of sequel flavor...

Any additional comments?

Do not read this without reading Enders Game. Without that as context there are to many loose ends...

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,998
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,806
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,806

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

Large and complex

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

Reviewed: 04-23-14

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

This was a great and complex story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There are many interesting characters, but I think you need to read the second book to understand why so many seemingly unrelated stories needs to be told.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Different narrators pronounce names differently is a bit amateur. They should talk this over before narrating the book.

Any additional comments?

Only reading book one is like stopping half way trough...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mud, Sweat and Tears

  • By: Bear Grylls
  • Narrated by: Tom Patrick Stephens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and a grandmaster's karate training camp in Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational

  • By Lincoln on 09-13-12

Better than I would have thought

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

Reviewed: 03-21-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Its quite good simple entertainment.

What about Tom Patrick Stephens’s performance did you like?

He did quite well.

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

Not so much - it is a fairly simple book, and while its a good story it lacks the level to become really inspirational.