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The Stoic

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

This story speaks to the stoic in all of us. The underdog, facing insurmountable odds. Mark Watney represents man walking through hell with a smile. An inspiration. Combine this with a realistic reader and you get a 10/10 book.

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Truly Dreamy

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I love this book. The story is simplistic and beautiful. This alongside Jeremy Irons' performance creates a truly magical experience. 10/10 would recommend.

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Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

Phil Knight is not only an incredible entrepreneur but an equally adept story teller. Knowing the blood sweat and tears that went into creating Nike, I will always look at the brand with great respect and admiration for its founder.

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Riveting! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-13

What did you love best about The Count of Monte Cristo?

The words were so beautifully knitted together that it was such a pleasure to listen. The reader was fabulous!

What did you like best about this story?

The plot was epic- the classic hero's journey.

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

YES! Pillar's of the Earth, Portrait of an artist as a young man, World without end. This one is just as wonderfully narrated as the others.

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

Wait and hope.

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Learned a lot...giving up chocolate

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

Reviewed: 01-29-13

What made the experience of listening to The Willpower Instinct the most enjoyable?

The reader is terrific and the content relevant.

What did you like best about this story?

The research basis of the book gave me a very objective point of view of how to deal with my willpower challenges. Sleep, exercise, stress, sugar, the company you keep etc. all play into your daily choices and habits. It's important to pay attention, stay in the moment and focus on what is truly important to you.

What about Walter Dixon’s performance did you like?

Great voice, pace.

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

It made me give up chocolate easily and now cutting back on time wasting activities like the internet.

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Fantastic, Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 01-29-13

Would you listen to The War of Art again? Why?

Yes. I listened to it twice...in a row. The content is of complete value for anyone who seeks to express creatively and the reader is wonderful.

Any additional comments?

Highly Recommended.

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  • Daring Greatly
  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen White

Please let the author read her book!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-12

If you could sum up Daring Greatly in three words, what would they be?

Fantastic content but poorly narrated.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy Brene Brown's research but this book would have been enjoyable if not for the reader. She's a painful listen.

119 of 132 people found this review helpful

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Poor narration makes this a hard listen

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

Reviewed: 05-30-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Although the content was compelling, with all due respect to the author, his narration made it a hard listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dr. David R. Hawkins?

The woman who prefaced all the chapters in the book was way better than the narrator.

Was Power vs. Force worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

The narration was so bad I bought a digital copy of the book and will be reading it on my kindle instead.

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Too choppy and not an enjoyable listen

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-11

Each chapter switched readers and the story became a choppy mess. I'd recommend reading the book as this was not an enjoyable listen.

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An epic tale that will keep you up at night!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-08

Such an incredible piece of literature! The author is a master storyteller who weaves the lives of all his characters so intricately that you can't help but care for them. I ended up buying the book too and when I could not listen to the audio version, I read the book. It's that good! The only thing was that I was disturbed by a lot of the violence especially the numerous raping of women. I skipped those parts. Between listening to the 40 hour audio book and reading the 973 page book I was completely engaged in the story. Ken Follett is BRILLIANT! I recommend it highly!

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