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William E. Morgan

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  • Last Stand: The Complete Box Set

  • By: William Weber
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 24 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383

Four audiobooks in one box set: Last Stand: Surviving America's Collapse, Last Stand: Patriots, Last Stand: Warlords, and Last Stand: Turning the Tide. John Mack, a prepper and former soldier, struggles to save his family and community after an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) takes out the country's electrical grid. With most electronics, communications, and transportation destroyed in a matter of seconds, the nation quickly collapses into anarchy. Threats emerge from enemies both foreign and domestic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the time & money invested in this book!

  • By Leo on 11-17-17

It gets better as the story devolops

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

It started out slow, but in time the characters and story developed to the point that I had to hear more. Very good book set.

  • High Performance Habits

  • How Extraordinary People Become That Way
  • By: Brendon Burchard
  • Narrated by: Brendon Burchard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,375

After extensive original research and a decade as the world's highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed. Adopt these six habits and you win. Neglect them and life is a never-ending struggle. We all want to be high performing in every area of our lives. But how?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One Long Marketing Pitch

  • By Chris on 11-12-17

I rarely write negative reviews

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

...but after 3-4 hours of listening I not heard anything of value. The narrator was good, but the content was just OK.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Crazy Love (Revised and Updated)

  • Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
  • By: Francis Chan
  • Narrated by: Francis Chan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,698

The God of the universe - the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor - loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do's and don'ts - it's falling in love with God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Blessing

  • By Red on 11-02-13

Should come with a warning label

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

This book is a great work with a heavy message. It will challenge your view of worship, God, and Christianity. It inspires the reader to seek more Jesus.

  • What Doesn't Kill Us

  • How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength
  • By: Scott Carney
  • Narrated by: Scott Carney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357

Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our forbears? Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney takes up the challenge to find out: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book

  • By C. Toering on 02-22-17

Weak science with narrative

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

This story is supported by weak evidence and essentially is a narrative of the authors journey to changing his physiology and him climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Here is the jest of the book: breathing more elevates your oxygen saturation, exposure to cold burns more kilocalories and provokes your body to create more mitochondria.

45 of 54 people found this review helpful

  • Mastery

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,916

What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Robert Greene

  • By Geoff on 04-14-13

World view bias is strong

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

There were many things I like about this work, but I found Green's anti-Christian views (which where subtly interjected throughout the work) to be offensive and distracting.

  • Archmage

  • Legend of Drizzt: Homecoming, Book 1
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953

The pall that had descended over the North is gone, and a new day has dawned on a victorious Mithral Hall, but no matter how bright things seem on the surface, Drizzt and his companions know that what lurks just under their feet remains steeped in evil and charged with unimaginable power. The dark elves of Menzoberranzan, including the powerful Archmage Gromph, aren't done with Drizzt yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its about time

  • By Ryan on 09-09-15

I don't get it

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

I have always enjoyed Salvatore's writings, but this one was bizarre. I think the story in his head was good, but it did not make it to paper. I started it several times, but could not understand where he was taking it. It was also very dark.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When the Lion Feeds

  • Courtneys, Book 1
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

He began life at his twin brother’s side, soon running wild on his father’s ranch on the edge of Africa. But violence, desire, and fate sent Sean Courtney into exile - where he would fight and love his way to extraordinary success and heartbreaking failure.... In a place called The Ridge of White Waters, Sean made a life-long friendship, mined a fortune of gold, and met his own demons. Then an act of cunning betrayal struck - and ignited a new adventure to a new frontier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Writer. Great Story.

  • By Melinda on 03-18-13

Not his best

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

Reviewed: 07-16-16

Sad slow start, builds to good storyline, then leaves a cliffhanger, you need to purchase the next book to find out what happens. Great writing skills

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,198

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

Better than I had expected

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

With more books on Amazon by Navy SEALs than the number SEALs currently on active duty, I have been suffering from SEAL fatigue. I expected this to be more of the same, but at the urging of a friend I purchased this book and was pleased with the content.

One of the authors voice was so raspy that it was distracting, but after a few hours it did not bother me. They were kind with their handling of Chris Kyle's character in their book.

This is a good book, with good messages.

  • Most Likely to Succeed

  • Preparing Our Kids for the New Innovation Era
  • By: Tony Wagner, Ted Dintersmith
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship, an urgent call for the radical reimagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the 21st-century economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the most important book you may read in your life!

  • By Michael Shapiro on 03-10-16

Biased, but good

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

The authors shared an opinionated look into the problems facing America while repeated taking periodic swipes an republican policies. It is worth reading, but their bias was clear. It was particularly interesting to hear them challenge education to create students who can think for themselves, then criticize society for not falling in line with the experts in accepting man made global warming because most scientists be leave in it. (Btw, this may or may not be true, but after writing a book challenging not to rely on the experts, they contradict themselves and call us dummies for not believing these "experts").

Meandering and biased, but with good points.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Power Down

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 1
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,901

There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.COULD NOT PUT THIS ONE DOWN. MUST READ!

  • By Constance on 11-09-10

Started slow, but wow

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

This book started slow and I even set it aside for a month thinking it would be boring, but returned to it later. I am glad that I did. Great action and adventure