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  • Scrum

  • The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
  • By: Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland
  • Narrated by: JJ Sutherland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,697

By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1200 percent. Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but...

  • By punkmasta on 08-31-15

excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

I have been listening to this as preparation for my dev team's transition to Scrum. it's been incredibly helpful and enlightening. I'll be re-listening to this a few times in the next week, just to get all of the information I can from it

  • Scrum

  • The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Learn and Master Scrum Agile Framework
  • By: HEIN SMITH
  • Narrated by: William Bahl
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Scrum is a management framework that is versatile enough to be used in different projects. It can help streamline your business while delivering products of the highest possible value. Scrum defines each role within Scrum and outlines each specific step you and your business needs to take in order to successfully help your company better itself.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying computer generated voice

  • By Blake on 08-28-18

it's sounds worse than a robo-voice

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

i listened for about a minute before turning it off...

I would prefer Microsoft Sam or Cortana as narrators. the audio editing is also horrible

  • Legends Never Die

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669

Jason Burke is a broken man. The loss of his friend and crewmate on an ill-fated mission to a Pillar World has left him in a downward spiral of rage and self-destruction. But what if Lucky hadn’t actually died on that planet? While Omega Force tries to pull itself together for the sake of their friend, they also learn that a ruthless new faction has seized control of the ConFed Council and now threatens the stability of the entire quadrant. To make matters worse, the rise of this new regime might be their fault.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted more

  • By Anders on 09-29-18

don't stop there...

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

i need around 12 hours of book to be satisfied with this story. it's just not concluded satisfactorily enough

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,972
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,168

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alanson teases, and then pulls a 3.5

  • By Andrew on 09-26-18

GIVE ME MORE!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

this is the best one yet. only issue I have, is the somewhat weird behavior of soldiers of opposite sex sharing a room, not being able to be professional. it was Junior high school level fantasies for a few"pages"

  • The Scipio Alliance

  • Orion War Series, Book 4
  • By: M. D. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Tanis and Sera have taken the I2 to Khardine, the new capital of the Transcend, and must now travel to the Inner Stars and meet with Scipian Empress, Diana - who they hope will be an ally to the Transcend. With the Trisilieds Kingdom, the Hegemony of Worlds, and the Nietzschean Empire all aligned with the Orion Guard - not to mention a civil war brewing in the Transcend - they will need all the help they can get to secure the Inner Stars. But Empress Diana has her own plans for the Inner Stars, and while they may dovetail with the Transcend's for now, they may not always do so....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • way too short

  • By Frank on 05-20-18

way too short

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

This book should have been twice as long. it feels unnecesarily dense, as if whole side-stories have been cut out

  • Rookie Privateer

  • Privateer Tales, Book 1
  • By: Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116

When you are old enough to finally become an Earth Mars citizen, everything should be perfect. Right? Not for Liam Hoffen. He's stuck on a mining asteroid called Colony 40, helping his father work a claim that is never going to pay out. His best friend, Nick James is set for life in James' Rental business and Liam just discovered that the girl he's known forever thinks he's pretty great and now she's leaving for the Mars Naval Academy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Solid Storyline well performed

  • By KittJ on 08-03-16

Frak! this was a ride

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

Pure pulpy awesomeness, great narration and belivable characters with logical motivations. this book could be about twice as long though

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  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,703
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,336

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

i want more!!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

this is a tense book, expertly read, but it was over abaout 45 hours too soon. I want more books in this series, about 15 more, all 30+ hours. yes it's that good

  • Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, Northern Lights tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply amazing and addictive.

  • By Vinutha on 12-20-17

rubbish

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

the narration is "full cast". the story is so wishy-washy it gets. there is nothing in the main character that is appealing

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Redemption

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172

There is a fine line between right and wrong, good and evil. For years Jason Burke has straddled that line as best he can, always convinced that despite the violence carried out by him and his team they were firmly on the right side of that line. But as he reflects on his time with Omega Force, he begins to have his doubts. When strange happenings from the mysterious Avarian Empire cross the expanse and Jason and Omega Force are pulled into the conflict, they must pick sides between two superpowers

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Top Notch

  • By Jack Kenreck on 07-10-16

Twists and turns makes this awesome

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

plowed through this in one go. Not one boring moment after the story begins. I would wish i could read this for the first time again :-)

  • It's Hell to Choose

  • The Kurtherian Gambit, Book 9
  • By: Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 521

The world is caught off guard by the sudden advances in technology, some are not happy about that at all. Bethany Anne's group needs to move into production, who is she going to hire for that position? Old enemies take a stronger stance at revenge than before. Helping others is a tall order, but TQB Rises to the occasion!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always a Hit

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-02-17

Skip the love-bits. You suck at them

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

get someone who understands love and emotions to write for you, if you insist on having love in your books

0 of 1 people found this review helpful