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  • Win at Losing

  • How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains
  • By: Sam Weinman
  • Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

As an award-winning sports journalist, Sam Weinman has long studied the ripple effects of losing. But as a father of two competitive boys, he struggled to convince them that failing - whether losing a hockey game or bombing a math test - can actually be a critical part of success. So he sought out the perspectives of men and women who have turned significant setbacks into meaningful comebacks - and sometimes even new careers - to illustrate how we can not only overcome defeat, but grow stronger from the experience.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to like this book. . .

  • By Amazon on 12-25-16

I wanted to like this book. . .

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

Reviewed: 12-25-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

...but there were so many boring sports analogies that it soon became apparent the author's world and mine are quite different. The author was NOT speaking to me.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Distance Between Us

  • A Memoir
  • By: Reyna Grande
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

When Reyna Grande’s father leaves his wife and three children behind in a village in Mexico to make the dangerous trek across the border to the United States, he promises he will soon return from "El Otro Lado" (The Other Side) with enough money to build them a dream house where they can all live together. His promises become harder to believe as months turn into years. When he summons his wife to join him, Reyna and her siblings are deposited in the already overburdened household of their stern, unsmiling grandmother.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - Culturally INCOMPETENT Reading

  • By Amazon on 12-22-15

Great story - Culturally INCOMPETENT Reading

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

What would have made The Distance Between Us better?

I think this is a dynamic and well-written book, but I made the mistake of buying on Audible instead of reading the book myself. Big mistake. The reader has a hideous sing-songy disturbingly fake Mexican accent and mispronounces so many words in Spanish throughout the reading from beginning to end, that I would actually like my money back.

What could Reyna Grande have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

It's not the author but AUDIBLE, whose standards for English/Spanish readers is pathetic and embarrassing. Get competent reader forgodsakes!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tanya Eby?

ANYONE who can read well and pronounce Spanish (Mexican Spanish, please!) competently without using some stereotyped Mexican accent. I think it was unethical and unprofessional of the reader to accept this assignment, and speaks loads about Audible's lack of attention to it's growing English/Spanish bilingual readership. Get a clue, Audible!

Any additional comments?

Disappointed in Audible

32 of 32 people found this review helpful