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  • Happy This Year!

  • The Secret to Getting Happy Once and for All
  • By: Will Bowen
  • Narrated by: Will Bowen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

A practical, yet inspirational work that proposes it’s the inner world of our psyches that determines happiness, not outside forces. We have control over our own happiness and this powerful book offers concrete advice on how to tap into it and nourish it all year round. The author focuses explicitly on the positive ways we can establish a higher set-point in our thoughts, speech, and actions, resulting in greater sustainable levels of happiness. Regardless of what the year and your life may bring, we can become measurably and sustainably happier.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More of the Same

  • By LJM VO on 03-01-14

A Dud

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

This book didn't click for me. To heavy on Christianity and now troublesome references to celebrities (Bill Cosby, e.g.) that aren't exactly models to aspire to at the moment. Am Listening to Duhigg's "Smarter, Faster, Better" now and might try "How to Have a Good Day" by Caroline Webb in a similar vein.

Other suggestions i enjoyed were "Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation" and "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain" form the Great Courses series.

Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 - Free First Chapter audiobook cover art
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 - Free First Chapter

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends-and his own soul-Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond disappointed

  • By Lifelong Reader on 07-22-11

What a disappointment

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-11

Book one of this series was a bit slow for me, but after that the series really took off and I burned all my credits. Butcher really hit his stride and Marsters seemed to channel Dresden perfectly. Now I've been waiting with much anticipation for this next installment and, disaster. Marsters "not available." OK, steady, plenty of good readers.

No. Hopes dashed. Butcher is a cocky, smart-alleck. This reads like he's a fence post.

Guess I'll buy this one on Kindle and imagine Marster's narration. I'll spend my Audible credits on the Game of Thrones series. Tyrion Lannister comes to life over there, at least.

This is probably the most negative review I've ever left on Audible, and I'm sorry to have to do it. I mean no disrespect to Butcher who seems like a great guy, and I hear Glover is good in other contexts.

(PS, is it too late to grab Marsters from whatever comicon or nerdfest he's at and have him sit in front of a microphone for a few days?)

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Coming of the Third Reich

  • By: Richard J. Evans
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038

There is no story in 20th-century history more important to understand than Hitler’s rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. With The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard Evans, one of the world’s most distinguished historians, has written the definitive account for our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling and depressing

  • By Tad Davis on 06-30-10

Great book, terrible narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-10

This production of Richard Evans great book is seriously hobbled by poor narration. Odd pauses and hesitations totally pull you out of the narrative. The text itself is excellent. If you are interested in this topic, Defying Hitler is a great memoir with a wonderful narrator.

39 of 44 people found this review helpful

  • Is Paris Burning?

  • By: Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Few moments in history are as stirring as the Allied liberation of Paris. Yet few people are aware of how narrowly, and how miraculously, the city escaped Hitler's secret plan to reduce it to ashes. Is Paris Burning? reconstructs, in meticulous and riveting detail, the network of fateful events, day by day, moment by moment, that saved the City of Light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is Paris Burnning

  • By Ruth on 03-25-08

I enjoyed this book a great deal

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-08

Very compelling history. I had no idea how close Paris had come to destruction, saved by a German general disobeying direct orders from Hitler, and diverting allied troops intent on bypassing Paris on their way to Berlin.

  • Defying Hitler

  • A Memoir
  • By: Sebastian Haffner
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

When the famous German author Sebastian Haffner died at the age of 91 in 1999, a manuscript was discovered among his unpublished papers. The book was begun in 1939, but with the advent of World War II, Haffner had set it aside. His family made the decision to publish it, and the book became a best seller in Germany in 2002. Spanning the period from 1907 to 1933, it offers a unique perspective on how the average educated German grappled with the rise of Hitler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story of moral courage

  • By GLENN on 08-27-04

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-08

This is one of the best audiobooks I've purchased. An excellent view of how Hitler's Germany came to be from the perspective of an ordinary, that is to say incredibly talented and perceptive but not highly placed, German. Highly recommended.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful