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  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,954
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,517
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,358

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

As good as the book was, the audio was even better

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

This book has lots of actionable information. I learned a lot of things that I will apply in everyday life, but I learned one thing that I know will help me in an upcoming negotiation, and probably a lot more things that will help me get a better result.

As good as the book was, the audio was even better. Michael Kramer definitely has a 'late-night FM DJ voice'!

  • Grit

  • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • By: Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,475

In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit". Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A 9 hour commencement address

  • By Grimjack on 05-13-18

Grit: doing hard things.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

This book inspired me to get back up and do hard things ... again. Amen.

  • Lunch at the Beach House Hotel

  • The Beach House Hotel, Book 2
  • By: Judith Keim
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Ann Rutherford's and Rhonda DelMonte Grayson's lives continue to be full of surprises as they run The Beach House Hotel, their small upscale hotel on the Gulf Coast in Southwest Florida. Things heat up when Tina Marks (Valentina Marquis, a famous young movie star) is sent to the hotel in secret to lose 25 pounds in eight weeks for her next starring role. As much as Ann and Rhonda want to help Tina succeed, the hotel is known for its delicious food as well as its promise of anonymity, and Tina is impossible to deal with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lunch at the Beach House Hotel

  • By Barb S on 10-19-16

A Great Beach Read!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

What did you like best about this story?

If you like Debbie Macomber's story style with layers of relationships, layers of romance - sometimes unexpected, and feeling like you are really visiting a new location, then you will love the Beach House Hotel series. I have read both Breakfast (print) and Lunch at the Beach House Hotel (audio) and enjoyed watching the friendships and romantic relationships of these women continue to build over the two books. I see strong potential for the next book to wrap up some tantalizing loose ends.

What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

The character Rhonda is a Jersey Girl and the reader, Angela Dawe, did an excellent job of giving Rhonda so much personality that she was on the verge of stealing every scene she was in - despite the fact that the narrative is never in Rhonda's point of view. Dawe provided a well balanced, articulate, excellent reading. (I 'read' a lot of audio books.)

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  • The Hero's 2 Journeys

  • By: Michael Hauge, Christopher Vogler
  • Narrated by: Michael Hauge, Christopher Vogler
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Make your story the best it can be on two levels. Hear each superstar teacher present his unique approach to story telling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this.

  • By Jane on 06-17-12

Another hit out of the park!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

I've heard Hauge live twice, and Vogler is a great addition. To me, the concepts presented here BC make "keeper" books and movies - the ones which stand out.

  • Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction

  • The Red Sneaker Writers Book Series, Volume 1
  • By: William Bernhardt
  • Narrated by: William Bernhardt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

"Writing is structure,” William Goldman said, but too often aspiring writers plunge into their work without grasping this fundamental principle. Story structure is one of the most important concepts for a writer to understand - and ironically, one of the least frequently taught. In this book, New York Times best-selling author William Bernhardt explains the elements that make stories work, using examples spanning from Gilgamesh to The Hunger Games.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Book is an Infomercial

  • By Crystal W. Rast on 03-11-15

Solid Advice

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

What made the experience of listening to Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction the most enjoyable?

I'm an experienced, but yet-unpublished writer. I found Bernhardt's advice kept me thinking on the track I wanted to roam. It reminded me of things I had already learned. He had great examples, but kept thing generic enough to apply to what I was writing.

What did you like best about this story?

I love that he's willing to send the diagrams that couldn't be represented in an audio book.

Any additional comments?

I enjoy Bernhart's humor - like suggesting you buy multiple copies of his books - and I found reading one of his books that he practiced there the ideas that he presents in this series.