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  • Speaking Peace

  • Connecting with Others Through Nonviolent Communication
  • By: Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Our words have the power to create profound healing or incredible suffering. Yet even with the best intentions, it is often difficult to express ourselves in ways that build harmony and trust. Speaking Peace presents a seminal four-part model you can use immediately to connect to the spirit of love and generosity within you and start contributing to the well-being of everyone you relate to.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Condensed repeat

  • By Kim Van Genderen on 08-24-17

Same stuff as his original book.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Great concepts, and well developed material. However if you’ve read his original book, there is no significant departure from it here.

  • Consider the Lobster

  • And Other Essays
  • By: David Foster Wallace
  • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace, Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How this differs from the other version

  • By Jonathan Penley on 12-26-17

So well written, but easy to get lost

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

The author’s style is to meander to a mind blowing point. In which case it’s often tough to hang in there for the payoff. I only got through this because it was an audio book.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Eggshells

  • By: Caitriona Lally
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Vivian doesn't feel like she fits in - and never has. As a child, she was so whimsical that her parents told her she was "left by fairies". Now, she is living alone in Dublin, where the neighbors treat her like she's crazy, her older sister condescends to her, social workers seem to have registered her as troubled, and she hasn't a friend in the world. So, she decides it's time to change her life. She begins by advertising for a friend. Not just any friend. She wants one named Penelope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Memorable character Vivian Lawler

  • By Jeff Lacy on 07-12-17

Great Perspective, A Little Meandering

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

If you are a person who enjoys stepping into a character’s life and journeying with them through the mundane to hear their thoughts and insecurities about it all, then this is the book for you.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Split Second

  • By: Douglas E. Richards
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,593

What if you found a way to send something back in time? But not weeks, days, or even minutes back. What if you could only send something back a fraction of a second? Would this be of any use? You wouldn't have nearly enough time to right a wrong, change an event, or win a lottery. Nathan Wexler is a brilliant physicist who thinks he's found a way to send matter a split second back into the past. But before he can even confirm his findings, he and his wife-to-be, Jenna Morrison, find themselves in a battle for their very lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Where do I start?

  • By Glen Grader on 05-31-18

Good Idea, Not Artfully Done

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

The concept of the book is very interesting. However, the writing is at times cringe-worthy. I found myself rolling my eyes at other times. The story is interesting enough but it seems a little formulaic in a thriller/mystery way. It's the comfort food of science and action writing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Anatomy of Peace, Expanded Second Edition

  • Resolving the Heart of Conflict
  • By: The Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535

From the authors of Leadership and Self-Deception comes an international best seller that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their own children and with problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to transform personal, professional, and global conflicts, even when war is upon us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of 600 in 30 Years!

  • By Dolf on 11-11-16

Great take on self help!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

This book is a narrative that unfolds the principles of self help. It's very well done. Worth getting if you're at all interested.

  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,992

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing author

  • By ReaderReader on 07-24-15

Best Fiction I've read to date

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

Reviewed: 11-17-16

This book really captures the internal world in the way we all wished fantasy and fairytales affected us as children. Characters are deep and well developed. The writing is excellent. Don't pass on this one.

  • The Rules of Supervillainy

  • The Supervillainy Saga Volume 1
  • By: C.T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,386
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,378

Gary Karkofsky is an ordinary guy with an ordinary life living in an extraordinary world. Supervillains, heroes, and monsters are a common part of the world he inhabits. Yet, after the death of his hometown's resident superhero, he gains the amazing gift of the late champion's magical cloak. Deciding he prefers to be rich rather than good, Gary embarks on a career as Merciless: The Supervillain Without Mercy. But is he evil enough to be a villain in America's most crime-ridden city?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!

  • By erobbins33 on 11-29-16

Mediocre story, undifferentiated narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

Any additional comments?

I received this book free in exchange for a review through audioblast. I've had my eye on this book for some time because of my enduring interest in comics. I had high hopes that this would be a book that showed the development of a supervillain character. I was looking forward to a book in the vein of Grossman's 2007 "Soon I Will Be Invincible".Unfortunately, the constant tawdry humor made the scenes that would deepen the character's context hard to engage in (for humor with development, see by David Wong's 2015, "Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits"). Furthermore, the world seemed a little underdeveloped, it was easy enough to get the idea for a society that embraces super-powered factions of good and evil, but I would have been interested in understanding more the structure of that society. This book may have been a fair read, but the narrator did not come through well. The main character is in constant dialogue with his telepathic cloak. However, the voices are so indistinguishable, I constantly had to pause and mentally review what was said and to who that would fit. Moreover, there is a Mexican character that is played so flat, that until it was explicitly stated I would never have conceived that he was Mexican, despite his name being "Diablo."This was a very good start in the effort. Perhaps his other books in the series are more developed. That said, if I had purchased this book, I would have asked for my money back.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Silicon Dawn

  • By: W.H. Massa
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

The world is still reeling from the devastation of the Omega Virus and struggling to rebuild. A growing android workforce has given rise to the Human Defense League and anti-AI sentiment is at an all-time high. Adam, the first of the new X-3000 models, arrives into this hostile world. Field-tested on the Luna colonies, now assigned to Earth, Adam is paired with homicide detective Jane Malveaux, who has little patience for synthetics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Silicon Dawn

  • By MANI on 01-13-16

Good story, but could stand to be longer.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Any additional comments?

I received this book for free from Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review of it, and while I don't know the context of this prequel from the latter books, I'd like to think it helped me to have fresh eyes for it. This book addressed the issues that would arise from robots being integrated into society, specifically from the perspective of the police. I thought there was a missed opportunity by avoiding considering the tension of some of the abuse of power that occurs in the office policemen hold, and putting that into contrast with robots' residing within set parameters. Perhaps this is addressed more in one of the later books. There were some deep undertones regarding human nature in this book, and I found it very thought-provoking for this reason. I valued the author's development of characters in the short time that he had. That said, I felt the book was too short. I thought it was a good story; however, I would weigh value of a good story and it's length to it's price.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Broken Eye

  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,752
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,746

Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loving this series!

  • By Lauren on 09-06-16

Solidified his place as favorite author.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

This is a fantastic story read by a fantastic narrator. Check out the rest of the series. They didn't get this narrator until book 2 though. Still great series.

  • Love, Magic, and Mudpies

  • Raising Your Kids to Feel Loved, Be Kind, and Make a Difference
  • By: Bernie Siegel
  • Narrated by: Bernie Siegel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

How much time with you do your kids need? How do you teach your children values? When kids misbehave, how do you mix appropriate anger and discipline with love? What are some ways to help children adjust to separation or divorce? Should you get a family pet? With a wealth of quotes, anecdotes, parenting tips, and his comforting, caring, down-to-earth tone, Dr. Siegel addresses the myriad questions that parents face as they strive to guide their kids to happy, healthy adulthood.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been written by any experienced parent.

  • By Daniel on 01-14-13

Could have been written by any experienced parent.

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

Reviewed: 01-14-13

Any additional comments?

For me, I lent this book credibility because it was written by a doctor. However, he is a pediatric surgeon, and does not have any apparent psychological background. He has interesting ideas and practices that might be helpful for some parents, but his expertise appears to come more from his experience as a parent than it does from research.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful