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  • The 7 Points of Write

  • An Essential Guide to Mastering the Art of Storytelling, Developing Strong Characters, and Setting Memorable Scenes
  • By: Daniel Middleton, Jaime Vendera
  • Narrated by: Bobby Brill
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

In The 7 Points of Write, you'll discover a totally unorthodox approach to unlocking your creative potential, which will allow you to take your ideas from concept to paper and hook your readers from page one! Learn to annihilate writer's block, and discover true secrets to tapping into your creative writing stream and a world of unlimited ideas for every genre of fiction possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Lessons

  • By pondo on 08-27-17

What a waste of time

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

Reviewed: 12-16-15

Would you try another book from Daniel Middleton and Jaime Vendera and/or Bobby Brill?

No. Not from these authors, and not from this narrator.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bobby Brill?

Anyone who would put a little effort into the job. The intonation the narrator used made it painfully clear that he had no understanding of what the words he was saying even meant. And this made it VERY difficult to follow the meaning as a listener. He has a nice enough voice, but it sounded exactly as if he was handed some pages to read, someone stuck a microphone in his face, and said "go". That is how much effort was apparently put into this production.

Any additional comments?

Full disclosure: I only listened to the first 20 minutes or so. But during that time, I had the entire table of contents read to me TWICE. Seriously: the TABLE OF CONTENTS! TWICE! And a foreword, or introduction or something.

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  • How the World Sees You

  • Discover Your Highest Value through the Science of Fascination
  • By: Sally Hogshead
  • Narrated by: Sally Hogshead, Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 240

In How the World Sees You, author and personal branding expert Sally Hogshead applies the principles of fascination triggers to understanding "personality brands" - how individuals use different triggers to influence, persuade, and captivate others. You already know how you see yourself and the world. But how does the world see you? If you want to be heard and remembered, if you want people to take action on your ideas and opinions, then you need to get the full picture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authors Should Always Read Their Own Books

  • By Lotra on 07-08-14

Code is on front page of accompanying PDF

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

Reviewed: 07-29-14

Would you consider the audio edition of How the World Sees You to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version, so how would I know?

Any additional comments?

I liked this book and the material well enough to purchase another book by the same author. I think that Sally Hogshead does a fine job narrating, and anyone who is concerned about reviews to the contrary should listen to the sample before purchasing. I think most people will decide to purchase after that.

This is a LONG book, but a great deal of that length is taken up by approximately 5-minute summaries of each personality type identified. The meat of the book is probably 6-8 hours, on par with other books like this.

Finally, several reviewers complain that there is no code in the Audible version. I didn't notice it right away, and possibly earlier versions truly had no code, but the front of the accompanying PDF in my book (purchased mid-2014) had a code that I was able to use and actually take the assessment. So, despite what other reviewers say, there currently appears to be a code supplied with the Audible version of the book.

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