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  • Joy, Inc.

  • How We Built a Workplace People Love
  • By: Richard Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Joy, Inc. offers an inside look at how Sheridan and Menlo created a joyful culture, and shows how any organization can follow their methods for a more passionate team and sustainable, profitable results. Sheridan also shows how to run smarter meetings and build cultural training into your hiring process. Joy, Inc. offers an inspirational blueprint for listeners in any field who want a committed, energizing atmosphere at work - leading to sustainable business results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hey Menlo.

  • By Stacey Colón on 03-25-16

Different Way of Working

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

The author gave me and the company I work for a lot to think about.

  • The Sun Also Rises

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: William Hurt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,579
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,977
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,978

The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the story introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Follow the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of the 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great actor, terrible reader, kills classic

  • By Kerry on 09-14-14

Best Audio Book Yet

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

Reviewed: 01-11-12

I have been listening to Audible for almost two years and this one was the best. William Hurt does a brilliant job of reading this story. I know it may seem lackadaisical in the sample but it fits the story perfectly.

The story itself is brilliant. Hemingway paints an impressionist picture of his characters. He does not tell us everything the main character feels, rather he allows us to pick up on the subtle clues to understand the characters. On the surface it may seem that the characters are just enjoying Paris and Pamplona but everything has a deeper meaning.

Don't hesitate buy the book. I am listening to it for the third time.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Country Driving

  • A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory
  • By: Peter Hessler
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

In the summer of 2001, Peter Hessler, the longtime Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, acquired his Chinese driver's license. For the next seven years, he traveled the country, tracking how the automobile and improved roads were transforming China.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In defense of the narrator

  • By Timothy on 06-22-10

Great Story and Read Well

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

Reviewed: 09-07-11

Peter Hessler is a good writer. He is a great outside observer of the Chinese culture. Is both understands the culture and still able to keep an outside opinion. I really enjoy how he is able to take situations of panic or normal situations in China and is able to see the historical and culture significance. For example, when he takes the boy to the hospital he describes the tombs of the emperors he drives by. The reader is very good although he does have some difficulties with the Chinese names. Otherwise I would have given him five stars.