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  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,673
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,755
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,722

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

A Modern Day Crime Epic - Riveting!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Knew nothing about the Silk Road but Nick Bilton brings it to life big time.

  • Running Man

  • A Memoir
  • By: Charlie Engle
  • Narrated by: Charlie Engle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734

After a decade-long addiction to crack cocaine and alcohol, Charlie Engle hit bottom with a near-fatal six-day binge that ended in a hail of bullets. As Engle got sober, he turned to running, which became his lifeline, his pastime, and his salvation. He began with marathons, and when marathons weren't far enough he began to take on ultramarathons, races that went for 35, 50, and sometimes hundreds of miles, traveling to some of the most unforgiving places on earth to race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unexpectedly excellent book

  • By Ric Walton on 03-22-17

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

If you could sum up Running Man in three words, what would they be?

Keep Running Charlie

What did you like best about this story?

I didn't know who Charlie Engle was or much about the world of running. What makes Charlie's life interesting is that he's experienced his share of twists and turns. From drug addict to ultra marathoner to doing jail time, it's really the story of an ordinary guy who has been able to do extraordinary things

What about Charlie Engle’s performance did you like?

Simple and direct.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Charlie's moment in jail is an inspiring testimony to his persistence.

Any additional comments?

The ending could have been better! It just kinda went into the acknowledgements.

  • Born Standing Up

  • A Comic's Life
  • By: Steve Martin
  • Narrated by: Steve Martin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,023

In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Andrew on 11-30-07

Really & Truly Boring

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

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

Hard to say. The story was pretty dry.

What was most disappointing about Steve Martin’s story?

His life doesn't reflect the zaniness of his work. While I get that, his life actually sounded quite boring outside of his career and rather unremarkable.

How could the performance have been better?

He sounds very unenthusiastic and flat.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Born Standing Up?

hard to say

Any additional comments?

Watch his movies, but avoid this book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ready, Set...PROCRASTINATE!

  • 23 Anti-Procrastination Tools Designed to Help You Stop Putting Things off and Start Getting Things Done
  • By: Akash Karia
  • Narrated by: Matt Stone
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 201

Do you find yourself often putting things off till "tomorrow"? That book you wanted to write? "Tomorrow". That email you're supposed to send? "Tomorrow". That project you said you'd start yesterday? "Tomorrow". DISCOVER how to Stop Procrastinating & Start Getting Things Done.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't wait, don't waste your money DUDE

  • By Tim W on 02-18-16

Vital Information but Matt needs a better mike!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

What made the experience of listening to Ready, Set...PROCRASTINATE! the most enjoyable?

Practical advice for the diehard procrastinators

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was just ok, but the voiceover artiste Matt should really get a better microphone and room to record in. The recording sounded echoey and a little on the less professional side, which was a shame.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Elephant to Hollywood

  • By: Sir Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Sir Michael Caine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Sir Michael Caine is loved not just for his many films, but for his warmth, honesty, and humour in describing every aspect of his life from his humble South London beginnings to performing alongside the greatest Hollywood actors of the day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Sherrill on 02-10-13

An Original

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

Reviewed: 08-20-14

What did you love best about The Elephant to Hollywood?

I first read Michael Caine's biography What's It All About? which tracks Caine's upbringing from the working class to Hollywood. That was quite a while ago, and I was glad to update myself with his spoken version. And who better to tell Michael Caine's story than Michael Caine? It's a long story but he's had an amazingly long career - it's personal enough and a testament to his determination to make it in spite of the odds. Mostly enjoyable. You can't fault the non-events that are inevitable in an autobiography like this....PS I'm going to miss Sir Michael Caine when he's gone. They don't make stars like him anymore.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There is only one leading man here.

  • What Makes Us Healthy?

  • Understanding Mystical Law and Your Parallel Reality
  • By: Caroline Myss
  • Narrated by: Caroline Myss
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

In What Makes Us Healthy? best-selling author and internationally renowned speaker Caroline Myss delivers a thought-provoking live lecture on the current state of our health, exploring the mystical forces that create disease or wellness. Describing our evolving - and often misguided - relationship with well-being, Myss explains that to truly be healthy, we need a better understanding of ourselves and the factors that influence our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great listen!

  • By Doaa on 03-03-13

Potent Subject - But Maybe Not the Best Execution

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

Reviewed: 08-20-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I can understand the negative reviews of this audiobook / lecture. Caroline Myss does meander here and there and I lose her train of thought now and then. It's apparent that Caroline knows what she wants to say but something is left out. I think this could have been edited a bit for repetition. Caroline pulls no punches in this one - it's hard and almost confrontational, underscoring the urgency of her message. She starts strong - meanders - and ends strong. This is the voice of someone who is concerned about the state of humankind and it shows. I felt this in my gut.

What was one of the most memorable moments of What Makes Us Healthy??

It's all about the truth and being true to ourselves...hover over me God.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Caroline Myss?

Of course. But would be good to figure out how to differentiate one book from another! There are similar themes.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Caroline is one of the most passionate speakers there is.

Any additional comments?

Listen and learn!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Language of Archetypes

  • Discover the Forces that Shape Your Destiny
  • By: Caroline Myss
  • Narrated by: Caroline Myss
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

Have you ever felt that your life was guided by larger forces? Unseen but very real energies that influence every direction your life takes? In her renowned work as a medical intuitive, Caroline Myss examined the patterns of hundreds of archetypes that exist in human consciousness, and found that each of us has a "sacred support team" of 12 primary archetypes. Once identified, these archetypes allow you to discover your highest purpose, what she calls your "Sacred Contract".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truely awesome value, you NEED this book.

  • By Alan on 12-05-08

Caroline Myss Rocks

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

Reviewed: 11-03-13

What did you love best about The Language of Archetypes?

Caroline Myss is a Master of dissecting who we are and addressing our calling in life. The Language of Archteypes fills in the missing pieces. Caroline's straight talking, down-to-earth way of embracing and expanding on a complex subject is at once powerful, and focussing.

What other book might you compare The Language of Archetypes to and why?

Haven't heard anything like it.

  • Self-Esteem

  • Your Fundamental Power
  • By: Caroline Myss
  • Narrated by: Caroline Myss
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

What is self-esteem? A type of confidence? Or something far greater? In Self-Esteem, best selling author Caroline Myss casts a new light on this often misunderstood subject, redefining self-esteem as an actual core power that is essential to our evolutionary progress.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe a little too simple. Can be helpful.

  • By LilyM on 11-02-12

The One & Only Caroline Myss

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

Reviewed: 10-12-13

Would you listen to Self-Esteem again? Why?

Self Esteem is a complex yet essential subject. Caroline Myss brings a lot of insights into the subject, but being a speech - the listener will have to focus on her points and insights.

Caroline Myss has a lot to offer. She is one of the most profound and unique minds in the field of self-help, self-realisation and healing today.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Self-Esteem?

We can't elevate our self-esteem by knocking others. Plus simple meditations about dealing with negative comments.

What does Caroline Myss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Caroline Myss is Caroline Myss. She walks and talks the talk. It's a very personal subject for her. However, that said, sometimes we need to review details as there are layers to the information she is presenting.

What did you learn from Self-Esteem that you would use in your daily life?

Quite a few things.

1 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul

  • How to Create a New You
  • By: Deepak Chopra MD
  • Narrated by: Deepak Chopra MD
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

Fifteen years after his number-one New York Times best seller, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra revisits "the forgotten miracle" - the body's infinite capacity for change and renewal. You cannot take advantage of this miracle, Chopra says, unless you are willing to completely reinvent your body, transforming it from a material object to a dynamic, flowing process.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Lisa on 02-24-10

Deepak's Best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-10

This is perhaps the most relevant and up to date book I've heard from Deepak Chopra. Highly recommended. Yes - you may have to get used to his accent if you're American. I'm Asian and have no problems with his words. What he has to say is excellent.

25 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Extraordinary Leadership

  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,783
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,751

In a constantly changing, hyper-competitive world, leadership is more important than ever. Yet few people have what it takes to inspire, develop, and guide others. In this presentation, Robin Sharma shares the leadership lessons that he gives to clients such as Nike, Microsoft, and NASA.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Listen!

  • By Sami Bunia on 09-17-12

Download It!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-09

Robin Sharma gives good advice and he's down to earth and warm. So in short, this is a good pep talk for all leaders - and would be leaders. Some of us don't have a choice, but Robin gives some simple words to live by in an emphatic way.

So to sum up: He's Passionate, It's Free, What are You Waiting for? Download!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful