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  • Rejection Proof

  • How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection
  • By: Jia Jiang
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,574

Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. Despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed and spiraled into a period of deep self-doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Never Waste A Rejection!

  • By Gillian on 05-30-16

helpful information.

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

I recommend this book to everyone, not just those in business. there are many different strategies and ideas that are well presented and explained.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,049
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,548
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,484

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gift to be treasured

  • By David Shear on 07-09-14

great listen

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

This book is one of my favorites it was very well preformed. The pacing was good, accents added not distracted.

Between many of the chapters, there was a weird musical interlude. I didn't much care for those, but that is a personal preference, I'm sure.

  • Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World

  • The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
  • By: Jennifer Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Taylor Mali
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set off from England aboard the ship Endurance, intending to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Instead, Endurance becomes icebound and sinks 100 miles from land, leaving Shackleton and his men to fight brutal perils on ice, land, and sea...or die trying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shorter account with some colorful voices

  • By Levi on 05-02-03

amazing story

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

This story was well written and well read. It is short but amazing. Thw spoilers at the beginning helped me enjoy the story . I wanted to learn more after hearing this book.

  • Devil of the Highlands

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Marianna Palka
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858

They call him the Devil.... He is the most notorious laird of Scotland: fierce, cold, deadly...and maybe even worse. Yet Evelinde has just agreed to wed him. Anything, she thinks, is better than her cruel stepmother. Though Evelinde should be wary of the rumors, she can't help but be drawn to this warrior...for the Devil of the Highlands inspires a heat within her that is unlike anything she has ever known.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Eeyore

  • By Rebecca on 07-20-11

good story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-10

Preface: I am a Lynsay Sands fan. I like her humor and her way of story telling.

Story: I found myself laughing out loud many times in this story. Without many spoilers, the situations that the characters find themselves in were nicely orchestrated. Good times.

Reader: I liked the Scottish burr, but it wasn't consistent. She was pretty monotone and did not use consistence voices for the characters, although sometimes it seemed like she tried. 3 out of 5 for reader, although, she didn't stop me from listening to the story.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Tell Me Lies

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

Maddie Faraday's life would be perfect if it weren't for her cheating husband, her suspicious daughter, her gossipy mother, her secretive best friend, her nosy neighbors, and that guy she lost her virginity to 20 years ago.

In Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Crusie dishes up a funny, sexy, suspenseful novel about small-town secrets, big-time betrayals and the redemptive power of love, laughter and chocolate brownies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful!

  • By Mattie on 08-15-10

didn't finish it:

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-09

Before you read my review, know that I like Jennifer Crusie. She writes super fun books and I have liked most of the books that she has written (of course some more than others). That being said also know that I didn't finish the novel- I couldn't. Maybe someday I will because I own it, but I was not expecting the book that I got. According to the summary, I expected lighthearted, funny, etc. Not so. I didn't laugh once. Nothing that happened was funny to me-- and I got about half way into the book. Cheating on a spouse isn't funny-- especially when a child is involved. Hitting or beating a spouse isn't funny. And I think I was supposed to be glad that the heroine of the story had a "man friend" to comfort her, but I really wasn't. I didn't like the characters. I was so disappointed with the story, that I had to stop reading the book. That is why I gave it a low rating. The reader was great, though. And I will still look forward to Crusie's books. And since this book, I have read some of hers that have hard topics, that she faces well, I just wish I hadn't purchased or read any part of this one.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Cut and Run

  • By: Ridley Pearson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36

Six years ago, witness protection marshal Roland Larson did the unthinkable: he fell in love with a protected witness, Hope Stevens, whose testimony was to put away prominent members of the Romero crime family. When Hope's plan to "cut and run" is interrupted by both the government and the mob, she disappears into a new identity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Kathy on 07-15-08

if you like that sort of thing . . .

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-09

I couldn't finish this book for graphic violence (including violence to children). It was super intense, in my opinion, and I REALLY wanted to finish it. But I just couldn't. After every hour or two, I had to turn it off and wash the dishes or something, just so I could feel better. I like the narrator though. So, if you like that sort of thing, happy reading!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Seduction of a Proper Gentleman

  • By: Victoria Alexander
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield, Roz Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

To break a centuries-old curse, beautiful, headstrong Lady Kathleen MacDavid knows she must ignore every rule of propriety by seducing - and marrying - the Earl of Norcroft. So she sets off for London, braving scandal and ruin to achieve her goal...until a crazy bump on the head makes her forget nearly everything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • had to skip to the end.

  • By lyd on 07-17-09

had to skip to the end.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-09

I liked the male narrator . . . but I struggled with listening to the woman. And instead of reading the gender parts, they just switched sections, which disappointed me. After a while, I had to just skip to the end-- I think that if you want to read this story, the old fashioned way might be the best. Happy reading.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crazy For You

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

Quinn McKenzie has always lived what she calls a "beige" life. But when Quinn decides to change her life by adopting a stray dog over everyone's objections, everything begins to spiral out of control. Now she's coping with dog-napping, breaking and entering, seduction, sabotage, stalking, and more secrets than she really wants to know.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Abridging leaves a lot to be desired.

  • By Victoria on 05-25-11

creepy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-09

I enjoyed this book, but it wasn't the typical Jennifer Crusie book to me. I didn't see much depth in the romantic part of the story. I wasn't really fond of the "hero." He was kind of a jerk, in my eyes-- and didn't really redeem himself and I didn't get why she liked him so much. The other characters were pretty fun, and some of the situations made me smile (which is why I gave the book a relatively high rating). Some situations were kind of intense, which makes for a fun book. Don't want to spoil anything, but I think it was a relatively fun read.

Narrator was great to my ears!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Heart of Fire

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby Sirois
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

A fabulous lost Amazon city once inhabited by women warriors and containing a rare red diamond: it sounded like myth, but archeologist Jillian Sherwood believed it was real, and she was willing to put up with anything to find it - even Ben Lewis. Ruffian, knock-about, and number one river guide in Brazil, Ben was all man - over six feet of rock-hard muscles that rippled under his khakis, with lazy blue eyes that taunted her from his tanned face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of humor, adventure, and passion

  • By Lady M on 12-13-12

good times.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-09

I rather enjoyed this story. It was predictable in places, but that didn't get in my way of enjoying it. It reminded me of Romancing the Stone- just a sort of romantic adventure. The characters were pretty fun. Some of them were pretty one- dimensional, some were more deep.

The narrator kind of bugged me. She read it fine, but the way she pronounced some words (and the Latino names) kind of made me giggle-- and it wasn't supposed to be funny. So, 3 stars for her. But, her reading didn't detract from the story for me.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • City of Bones

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ari Graynor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,907
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,674
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,715

When 15-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing, not even a smear of blood, to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Stars because it actually gets worse....

  • By Theodore on 01-31-14

wow.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-09

I couldn't "put it down." There is some fun dialog and adventure. Neat monsters and characters. I liked the characterizations and interpretations of mythological creatures. I like the edge that the author took me to- a little uncomfortable, yes, but it was a fun time, none the less. (I don't want to be more specific, so as to not spoil it).

The narrator was okay. Just to grade her, perhaps 3 stars. The voices weren't very consistent--

0 of 1 people found this review helpful