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Lullaby audiobook cover art

A punch in the guts

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

The shortness of the story really added to the power of the terror. I won’t give anything away as the story is so quickly told that each part is important. This is a fine haunted tale. #gutpunch #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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I really enjoyed the shortness of the stories

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I like this format of quick and dirty stories. BAM!
Let's you really explore areas that may not make a good long form book.
The characters were interesting, and usually somewhat tortured souls who end up with some kind of happy ending.
I prefer it to many of the full length stories.
The narration was excellent.
#thebutch #shortandsweet #angstforthememories #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

How to Day Trade for a Living audiobook cover art
  • How to Day Trade for a Living
  • A Beginner's Guide to Trading Tools and Tactics, Money Management, Discipline and Trading Psychology
  • By: Andrew Aziz
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley

I learned a lot in a little time

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I found this a very good listen, and read.
I can't say it made me rich, but it absolutely kept me from making a few mistakes, and not losing money is even better than making money.
The tips are mostly easy to digest quickly, but some require more thought for someone new to investing.
I really enjoyed it and have listened to it more than once.
#repeatlisten #benjamins #makeitrain #vanillaunicorn #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Love Bob, the rest meh

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I found Bob Newhart and his story fascinating. I found the other people talking about bob just bogged down the parts with bob. #funny #bobisgreat #tagsgiving and #sweepstakes

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This narrator is perfect.

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Great story. I've listened to it a few times now over the years. The narrator is perfect. I wish he did more of my listens.

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My favorite series ever

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

Great book and a series that gets better with each listening. I try to listen to the complete series every other year. This is my fourth time through and it hasn't lost a bit of its charm.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great nostalgia

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

This is Steve Martin reminiscing about his years as a standup comedian. I loved it. I'm glad he wrote it.

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Gave me a better understanding of Star Wars

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

Being able to listen to this performance of Star Wars and hear some inner monologue gave me a better understanding of Star Wars

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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I haven't read anything quite like it.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-13

I loved the way the author would present a difficult hypothetical situation, for instance being chased by brigands, then describe what he would need to do to survive.
Then the lucky bastard would actually get to go train in that skill. He worked out with an Olympic weight lifter, learned shooting at a professional shooting school, driving at a stunt driver academy, the list goes on.

This isn't a fiction novel. The author describes a situation then actually goes himself and trains, telling you about the experience and what he's learned. I love it.

The narrator does a great job.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Love the genre, wish it had more good books

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

Reviewed: 02-18-13

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was ok but everyone did sound a bit like Dr Zoidberg from Futurama.

Any additional comments?

I love the survival fiction genre. It has a lot of potential to explore but I have a hard time finding really good books in the genre.
20 years ago I read nearly the entire "The Survivalist" series by Jerry Ahern and loved them. They were less informational than this book but more entertaining. More gun oriented as the protagonists guns were fully described every time they were mentioned which was about every half page or so.
This book is about a survivalist group self described militia who all wear matching uniforms and love ambushing people walking down the road to question them in the name of justice. I found the characters to be pretty much pretentious self righteous pricks. That being said they would almost certainly be the people who would actually survive a global meltdown so I have to give them that.
I enjoyed the book even if I loved to hate the protagonists.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful