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  • Management and Leadership

  • Skills & Styles, Development Books
  • By: Knight Writer
  • Narrated by: Knight Writer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Management and Leadership: Skills & Styles, Development Books shows you what it takes to be an extraordinary leader in today's society. We look at everything from strong management skills in the business world to strong leadership skills in the business world - and yes, there is a difference! Learn from elite political chiefs, world-class sports and performance coaches, body-language and vocal-tonality specialists, as well as persuasion and likability experts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Credit well spent

  • By James on 12-30-16

like listening to the Agent in the Matrix

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

distracting narration made it hard to focus on the details of the book summaries presented

  • The Shadow of What Was Lost

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,302

It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs, once thought of almost as gods, were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a standout in the fantasy genre

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-15

A sensational read that keeps you guessing

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

james islimgton creates a stunning world with vibrant charactersvand details that will fully immerse you

  • The Hollow Boy

  • Lockwood & Co., Book 3
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623

As a massive outbreak of supernatural visitors baffles Scotland Yard and causes protests throughout London, Lockwood & Co. continue to demonstrate their effectiveness in exterminating spirits. Anthony Lockwood is dashing, George insightful, and Lucy dynamic, while the skull in the jar utters sardonic advice from the sidelines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Right in line

  • By dadinUT on 09-26-15

an average adition to the series

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

i love the previous books. they had a good ending that felt satisfying and told you more about the final ghost (s) they faced. the hollow ghost who ends thos book feels unremarkable. the new narator is also a harsh adjustment to those who listened to the previous book (s). it was not bad but the book felt like it had fallen off track from what it's predecessors had laid out. to much romance and jealousy and not enough of what drew many in to begin with, the over-arching mystery.

  • Dreamer's Pool

  • Blackthorn & Grim, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Natalie Gold, Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983

In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she'll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help. Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, pretty solid narration

  • By Anya on 11-19-14

the opining prince made me want to retch

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

to much bad drama, and overdone internal monologue. if there had been better editing this might have had more of s story

  • Reckoning

  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

In New Orleans, a pair of undead serial killers is about to turn Mardi Gras into a horror show - unless the immortal hitman Bones can hunt them down first. From Jeaniene Frost comes a thrilling novella featuring characters from her New York Times bestselling Night Huntress series. Originally appeared in the anthology Unbound.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Urgh this was a frustrating read.

  • By Leah on 07-03-14

aweful with grating naration

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

What disappointed you about Reckoning?

naration was so bad I just hated listening, even though its hardly more than an hour - never finished while awake, looking to return this as a complete waste of time

What could Jeaniene Frost have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

a completely different narrator, someone that can pull off an accent without grating the nerves. less gore, more story

How could the performance have been better?

narration was so bad - the accents were cringey and grating - get someone who can pull if off without sounding like a juvenile american actor failing at an Oliver Twist impression

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no, it was a complete waste

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Stolen Songbird

  • By: Danielle L. Jensen
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer, Erin Moon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174

For five centuries, a witch's curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Ccile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dance Magic Dance

  • By Mari on 10-14-15

quite possibly the worst "French-ish" accent ever

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Reading it might have been better - the narration by Erin Moon was simply horrible. It's so bad I won't go on with the series. Story itself was alright, but a little too YA simplistic, and waaaaaay too much of the female protagonist fretting over self-worth.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Interesting take on different fantasy worlds of humans, trolls and magic.

How could the performance have been better?

Erin Moon did the worst "French-ish" accent I've ever heard. Truly horrible - just skipping the attempt at all would have made it so much better. Her breathy contrivances of male characters, and wretched portrayals of some royal characters put me off entirely. Horrible narration makes it impossible for me to finish the book and I won't go on with the series.

What character would you cut from Stolen Songbird?

The miserable royal uncle, but this could be due to the narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Laiden's Daughter

  • Clan MacDougall, Book 1
  • By: Suzan Tisdale
  • Narrated by: Erin Jones
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 882

Betrayed by lies told before her birth, Aishlinn is raised by a harsh and cruel stepfather. Her life is forever changed one horrifying night when she is forced to flee England for the safety of the Scottish Highlands. Rescued by a fierce band of highland warriors, Aishlinn soon learns that honorable men do exist. She finds a strength she never knew she possessed and it will be tested to the limits when she is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision…allow the English to kill those she loves, or surrender for the crime she committed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-09-18

No, just don't waste a credit.

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

Poorly written and horrible characters, I couldn't finish and still feel the burn of a completely wasted credit.

  • Cursed

  • The Watchers Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: S.J. West
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 887
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 824

Lilly Rayne Nightingale always felt like Fate was trying to wipe away her existence through a series of odd, near fatal incidences. Luckily, her best friend Will was always one step ahead of Fate preventing her from being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Will was her knight in shining armor until he broke her heart after their one and only kiss. On Lilly's first day of college, she meets Brand Cole. Intrigued by Brand, Lilly must decide whether or not she can give up her adolescent fantasy of being reunited with Will and allow Brand the opportunity to conqueror her heart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn’t stop listening???

  • By Katherine on 09-14-14

Too much weeping, helpless maiden.

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

If you went in for Bella in the Twilight series you'll probably love this. She's weeping into someone's chest or sobbing through monologues in nearly every chapter. Prone to disaster and targeted for virginal death. The boys are irresistibly drawn only to her, falling over themselves to profess their perfect devotion. Although the author took care to slam sparkly vampires, this shtick was nearly unbearable due to ridiculous sudden saves from ludicrous situations.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sunshine

  • By: Robin McKinley
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 812

There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it's unwise to walk. Sunshine knew that. But there hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and she needed a place to be alone for a while. Unfortunately, she wasn't alone. She never heard them coming. Of course you don't, when they're vampires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolutely riveting, addictive tale

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-30-08

the bones of a good story are here

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-10

But it's never quite fleshed out. The narrator stumbled with the conversational tone of the author, which was very disapointing and rather annoying. There were several good stories started in this novel, none of which were ever thoroughly pursued and I had to go back several times to get the details which were often hidden in a tangent conversation in the herion's head. I suspect these might have been funny and may find a hard copy to explore some other time, but again the narrator was not able to do justice to this type of writing and came accross more cynical and whiny than comical.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful