LISTENER

Giovanni

  • 12
  • reviews
  • 4
  • helpful votes
  • 12
  • ratings
  • Wasteland Survival Guide

  • Apocalypse Frontier
  • By: Sean-Michael Argo
  • Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr., Teresa Duff
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Bronco is a gun-slinging wastelander of dubious moral character and questionable sanity...and he is here to show you how to survive and thrive in the strangest of futures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Very Entertaining

  • By Lori on 03-06-17

Really funny!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

I didn't really have any idea what I was getting into when I purchased this audiobook. Sean-Michael Argo has delivered a post-apocalyptic comedy masterpiece, with an outstanding performance by John Martinson of his character Bronco. I'd really like to hear more of Bronco's stories. This audiobook is just hilarious, especially if you're a fan of the genre.

  • The Juggling Author

  • How to Write Four Books a Year While Balancing Family, Friends, and a Full-Time Job
  • By: Jim Heskett
  • Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Are you an author struggling to find time to write? You've worked eight grueling hours at the day job, walked the dog, done the dishes, and put the little ones to bed. How do you still complete your writer to-do list after all of that? It might seem like there's never enough time, but you can find a way to create. You can publish regularly while balancing all those other tasks in your life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired Me to Make More Time for My Writing

  • By Tatiana on 09-06-17

Great advice for any author

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

I work from home and actually have plenty of free-time to write, I've just been making too many excuses and letting things distract. I found Jim's book helpful because he shows you how you can get a book done even when all the odds are against you. This is a quick listen and inspiring. Great narrator too.

  • Caesar's Messiah

  • The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus
  • By: Joseph Atwill
  • Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr.
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Was Jesus the invention of a Roman emperor? The author of this ground-breaking book believes he was. Caesar's Messiah reveals the key to a new and revolutionary understanding of the origin of Christianity, explaining what is the New Testament, who is the real Jesus, and how Christ's second coming already occurred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A bold challenge to the core of Christianity

  • By loudon on 09-21-17

Case closed...so what's next?

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

There's plenty of atheist and anti-Christian books out there, but Atwill has turned Christianity into an open and shut case. The case is closed and the verdict is that Christianity is pure fiction invented by the Flavians with some choice people helping them. So what's next?

Well, I guess we have to wait for the rest of the world to catch up to the evidence, but I'm wondering what it will mean for the world when people realize that Christianity is provably fiction. This isn't speculation, nor is Atwill trying to say that Jesus is just based on other myths, or astrotheology. Sure, there are elements of all of that in the bible, but what Atwill shows is conclusive: Christianity is pure fiction and Jesus Christ never existed.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 8 Moments of Power in Coaching

  • How to Design and Deliver High-Performance Feedback to All Employees
  • By: Mark Colgate
  • Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Do you hope to be coached or be a great coach? Or wish that your organization could execute its coaching mandate? Mark Colgate's 8 Moments of Power is the missing piece for those hoping to orchestrate a coaching change. In this engaging book, Colgate takes us on a journey with humorous stories, case studies, and pragmatic frameworks, while examining how organizations can create a coaching system that designs for, and delivers, continuous feedback that simultaneously increases employee and customer engagement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feedback is everything

  • By Giovanni on 09-13-17

Feedback is everything

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

I don't want to be a spoiler here, but it's really about quality feedback. The problem is that that's a no-brainer, but we don't execute properly on what we know we need or should be doing. And exactly what do we need to be doing anyway? How do we do it? Dr. Colgate stacks up the evidence so well that you'll be wondering why coaching isn't an ingredient in more businesses. Well, it needs to be, as you'll soon see. Thank you Dr. Colgate for putting this book together. The narrator was top-notch too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What's Most Important?

  • The 5 Factors for Living an Intelligent Life
  • By: Bill Svoboda
  • Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr.
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Dr. Bill Svoboda invites you to join his revolution that, literally, will change your life. By asking yourself the question, "What's most important?" you will take the first step in challenging and changing your thinking and behaviors. But how do you determine what's most important to you? Dr. Svoboda will guide you through the process to determine your values and priorities in life, by analyzing five factors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Intelligent Roadmap for Life

  • By Giovanni on 09-13-17

A Truly Intelligent Roadmap for Life

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Dr. Svoboda cuts through a lot of nonsense that people believe and shows you what you're doing wrong in your life, and in your thinking. This is a man speaking from experience. He's been there, done that, and humbly wants to help you make your way through the gauntlet of garbage that life will inevitably throw at you. A really great audiobook that I know I'll be coming back to as I tackle the journey of my own life.

  • Homecoming

  • Memoirs of a Deployed Marine
  • By: Russell Vineyard
  • Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr., Phoenix T. Clark, Benjamin Descovich, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

Russell Vineyard joined the United States Marine Corps as an M1A1 Tank crewman. After USMC Boot Camp and Marine Armor School, Vineyard found himself at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Training and Education Facility Twentynine Palms with 1st Tank Battalion. In November of 2004, he learned he'd be joining the Marine Corps' 1st Tank Battalion, Delta Company as a tank gunner and headed out on the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The United States Military would send the tank platoon across the ocean to participate in a global military exercise in Egypt and to fight the War on Terror in Iraq.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING WORK

  • By golden on 02-28-17

Hardcore Marine Corps

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Very entertaining memoir of one Marine's experience out in country, and a few spots around the world. I'm glad this book was more than just recounting the shitty parts in that damn dust bowl of backward hell. This is a good listen for anyone who has been in the service, and civilian alike. The narrator did a great job of making the different Marines standout.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 21 Laws of Surviving a Gentlemen's Club

  • By: Darius Allen
  • Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr., Phoenix T. Clark
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Bold, raw, forbidden, The 21 Laws of Surviving a Gentlemen's Club is a wake-up call for all patrons. You don't have to be a strip club aficionado to recognize that the behavior of the average patron is evolving before your eyes - rampant narcissism, lack of focus, and no agenda all spell danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rabbits & Pirahnas

  • By Alex Close on 06-04-17

Heaven is a strip club away

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

I've been going to strip clubs for nearly 20 years and I still learned something from this book. A strip club can be heaven or hell. It all depends on if you know the rules, or laws, of the environment. As Darius says, it's a jungle. Darius is the man when it comes to the gentlemen's club. Download this audiobook and listen to his advice, and you'll realize that heaven isn't too far from your house.

  • Engine

  • By: Edward Teach, Sarah Stone
  • Narrated by: Alysha McCarty, John Alan Martinson Jr., Phoenix T. Clark
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

On the dusty highways of the near future, smuggler Mitchell Sylvia and his fiancée have their car destroyed and are brutally murdered by members of a violent road gang. Mitchell rises from the grave after making a gruesome bargain with Coyote, and his ghost returns along with his car as a supernatural avenger. Tracking down the thugs responsible and savagely murdering them, Mitchell eventually draws more gangs into an escalating confrontation to complete his macabre mission and his obligation to a desert thirsty for blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Supernatural Mad Max

  • By Giovanni on 09-13-17

Supernatural Mad Max

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

I found a real gem here. If you like post-apocalyptic stories then this is a must read...or must listen.

  • Mega Mind Power Book Bundle: Mastering Your Success

  • Change Your Life in 21 Days - 101 Habits for Highly Successful Living - Money Manifestation Mindset
  • By: Greg Parry PhD
  • Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr.
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

This eminently practical book bundle has been assembled to help you achieve the profound changes and improvements that you desire. And the key to the entire process of transforming your life can be found within the realm of your own mind. The Book Bundle launches the journey of personal transformation by sharing the secrets of a group of highly successful individuals, people who have amply demonstrated that it is entirely possible to create outstanding success in virtually any field of endeavor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what the doctor ordered

  • By Jack on 09-13-17

Roadmap for self-improvement

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Lots of advice on how to improve your life. This is the kind of audiobook that you can listen to a little bit at a time because there's so much in it. Great narrator!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • #BreakInto VC

  • How to Break Into Venture Capital And Think Like an Investor
  • By: Bradley Miles
  • Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr.
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48

>#BreakIntoVC: How to Break Into Venture Capital And Think Like an Investor, gives you the insight to understand technology investing without endlessly scouring the Internet or having access to the top venture firms in the industry. What if a few new habits could help you understand the complex and ever-changing landscape of the technology sector? What if you could tell a great business from a good business with a few simple steps? Imagine being one of the smartest people in the room when it comes to transportation technology, drones, or healthcare technology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Venture Capital Manual

  • By Bob on 08-01-17

Easy to understand

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Would you listen to #BreakInto VC again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to Break Into VC again because there's a number of formulas for understanding how to determine whether or not a business will be a profitable investment, and I don't think one listen is enough.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to this book in five sittings. I think its appropriate for a book like this to let things sink in.

Any additional comments?

If you're not familiar with the inner-workings of venture capital, then this is the audiobook to get. This is not an elementary school introduction, but it is presented in such a way that someone completely unfamiliar with the subject can jump in and wrap their head around it. Some books and websites forget that not everyone is familiar with the terminology and the methodology of venture capital. Bradley starts you off on a nice foundation and builds upon that foundation little by little. A great guidebook on the subject, and the narrator was perfect for the subject matter.