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  • Jubal Sackett

  • The Sacketts, Book 4
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jonn Curless
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 952

Jubal Sackett's urge to explore drove him westward, and when a Natchez priest asks him to undertake a nearly impossible quest, Sackett ventures into the endless grassy plains the Indians call the Far Seeing Lands. He seeks a Natchez exploration party and its leader, Itchakomi. It is she who will rule her people when their aging chief dies, but first she must vanquish her rival, the arrogant warrior Kapata.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story and Another Great Performance

  • By adeline on 10-20-11

This where I became a fan of the Sackett’s

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I’ve read the entire series while stationed in Korea in the 80’s. Now I’m listening to the great performance by John Curless and revisiting the series again. John’s easy tone makes me hang to every word. Louis L’Amour needs rating besides there are not enough stars for him.

  • The Greatest Salesman in the World

  • By: Og Mandino
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,051
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815

What you are today is not important, for in this runaway best seller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book to revisit and listen to

  • By Terry on 11-02-16

Great book to revisit and listen to

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

I first read this book over 20 years ago and I followed the 30 days of reading each scroll. I developed the good habits it teaches. Now listening to it I realized that I didn't head some of warnings when you don't exercise your brain muscle. I'm super excited to have this book in my audio library and I will take on my daily runs for about the next 10 months. Here's a tip, bookmark the chapters for each scroll and listen to that chapter for 30 days on your commute to work or during your daily exercise time.

38 of 38 people found this review helpful

  • #GIRLBOSS

  • By: Sophia Amoruso
  • Narrated by: Sara Jes Austell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,936

The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion - it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story, Inspiring - but not practical

  • By Angela on 05-01-15

A must read for guys with girl bosses

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

Reviewed: 09-22-16

I supervise an almost all woman staff. I must say I have a better understanding now on how to mentor and coach them to be bad ass girl bosses. I am buying this book for all of them.

  • The Traveler's Gift

  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,330

This modern morality tale by gifted writer and speaker Andy Andrews teaches seven fundamental strategies for creating a successful life. Much like the best-selling books by Og Mandino, this unique narrative is a blend of entertaining fiction, allegory, and inspiration. Storyteller Andy Andrews gives a front-row seat for one man's journey of a lifetime. David Ponder has lost his job and the will to live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story...great message!

  • By Marksman on 01-21-17

Best performance by an author

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

Reviewed: 02-06-16

What made the experience of listening to The Traveler's Gift the most enjoyable?

Andy not only wrote a beautiful tale but his performance could not have been done by anyone else

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Traveler's Gift?

The visit with King Solomon

What does Andy Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Him. His reading of the book brought it to life

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

Yes. Made several trips around the block on the way home from work

Any additional comments?

Make a decision now to listen to this story

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Y-Size Your Business

  • How Gen Y Employees Can Save You Money and Grow Your Business
  • By: Jason Ryan Dorsey
  • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

In today's economy, maximizing the performance of every employee is critical to business survival and growth. Gen Sometimes called Millennial provides an enticing opportunity for employers to increase their short-term profitability and create a long-term competitive advantage. Almost 80 million strong, Gen Y is the fastest growing segment in the US workforce and now comprises the entire 18 to 32 demographic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For baby boomer managers

  • By KAREN CARR on 02-13-16

Boomers need to read this

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

Being boomer and having a full staff of gen y's this is a must read book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Skywalker: Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail

  • By: Bill Walker
  • Narrated by: Bill Walker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

Why would a middle-aged businessman who had never even spent the night outdoors, attempt to hike the entire Appalachian Trail? Bill Walker, a former commodities trader in Chicago and London, and an avid walker, had developed a virtual obsession to hike this historic 2,175 mile footpath in one hiking season. In the spring of 2005 he set off from his home state of Georgia, hoping to make it to Mount Katahdin in northern Maine before the arrival of winter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the story, but the recording quality was fair.

  • By D. Corcoran on 11-25-15

Not sure about those less than 3 stars reviews

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

Reviewed: 04-15-15

If you could sum up Skywalker: Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail in three words, what would they be?

Humble
Humiliating
Creative

What did you like best about this story?

That he narrated

What about Bill Walker’s performance did you like?

I listened to this book on my evening runs and to and from work. It was like he was running with me and riding in my truck with me

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

Yes it was.

Any additional comments?

Not sure why all the 3 stars and less review. Oh well Hike your own hike and read your own read. Nope not kin to Sky Walker and don't know him personally so this my 5 star review.

  • AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

  • By: David Miller
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,803

In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but severely lacking.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-01-13

Even better the 2nd time

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

I first listened to this story last year when I started dreaming about the AT. This book is not only for the thru hiker it serves well for the section hiker as well. That's me and I will start my first section this May on Springer mountain.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Grandma Gatewood's Walk

  • The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
  • By: Ben Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813

Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than $200. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. And in September 1955, atop Maine's Mount Katahdin, she sang the first verse of "America, the Beautiful" and proclaimed, "I said I'll do it, and I've done it."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'd like to walk with her...

  • By Jan on 01-09-15

Very well done

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-15

This book put a honorable light on Emma Gatewood. I logged many miles on the treadmill and at times thought I was walking with her