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Carol Spellman

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Crush It! audiobook cover art

HOW DID THIS EVER MAKE ON AUDIBLE?!?!?!?

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This is my new "worst" book in my library, I do not know how Audible let this one sneak through. The author is a poor presenter who CONSTANTLY says "I am now talking off script..." the audible book is more of a rant than a reading of a book. Dear Audible you sell audible versions of books, not rants.

In Chapter 1 when the author has one of his verbal run ons "I think for my next book, I will write something on contradictions..." It had nothing to do with the book I thought I bought. That was it, STOP, REMOVE FROM DEVISE. I drove in silence rather than hear any more of it.
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK

What could Gary Vaynerchuk have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Read the book he wrote at least I might have listened to it. Some authors should NOT read their own work, this is one of those times.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Gary Vaynerchuk?

One of the many great readers that I trust Audible to read a book as it was written.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

ANGER.
I bought a book not a rant.

Any additional comments?

BAD BOOK but I blame Audible. How was this produced, it should have NEVER gotten past the producer?

College (Un)Bound audiobook cover art

A must read before your college search

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

Reviewed: 08-28-14

If you could sum up College (Un)Bound in three words, what would they be?

Not reading this book before your college/university search is like jumping from a plane and reading "Parachuting For Dummies" on the way down.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

THE FACTS are shocking

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

No

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

NA

Any additional comments?

Great author with a good selection for narration. Too often good books have had poor narrators

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Promote Your Book audiobook cover art
  • Promote Your Book
  • Over 250 Proven, Low-Cost Tips and Techniques for the Enterprising Author
  • By: Patricia Fry
  • Narrated by: Joyce Feurring

GREAT book HORRIBLE audible

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

Reviewed: 01-26-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This book was so good I bought the print version and found the time to read it as the audio version is the worst I have ever heard. I tried hard and repeatedly to get through it but just could not.

What other book might you compare Promote Your Book to and why?

Fry has done other good books and I would recommend them.

How could the performance have been better?

A different voice talent PERIOD

Do you think Promote Your Book needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The blog and continued work by this author is current.

Any additional comments?

I will NEVER even consider a book by this voice again.

52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads audiobook cover art
  • 52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads
  • What Fathers Can Do to Build a Lasting Relationship
  • By: Jay Payleitner
  • Narrated by: Jay Payleitner

Wish I had this 10 years ago

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

Reviewed: 05-07-13

Where does 52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a good parent guide and along with Girls Will Be Girls (a must read by J. Deaks) is a great combination

What was one of the most memorable moments of 52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads?

The structure is easy to follow

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

No

Any additional comments?

There is nothing wrong in being a better father and as an educator I find this information will make me a better teacher.

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