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  • With Love from the Inside

  • By: Angela Pisel
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,651

Grace Bradshaw knows the exact minute she will die. On death row for murdering her infant son, her last breath will be taken on February 15 at 12:01 a.m. Eleven years, five months, and 27 days separate her from the last time she heard her precious daughter's voice and the final moment she'd heard anyone call her mom. Out of appeals, she can focus on only one thing - reconnecting with her daughter and making sure she knows the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By Mary McDaniels on 09-23-16

Wow, just wow.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

I don't write many reviews. I usually only write reviews for books I either really loved or books I really didn't love. In this case, this was the former.

I won't bore you with a synopsis, the publisher was kind enough to do that already. So here is what I can tell you about my experience with this book. It was beautifully read, really beautifully read. Each narrator was perfectly suited for her role. The subject content is very difficult to listen to, no matter your opinion on the death penalty. I don't feel this book was politically motivated, which I appreciate. I think the real focus was on the Mother/Daughter relationship. There were parts that made me angry, parts that made me cry, and others that took my breath away.

It's worth the credit.

  • Leaders Made Here

  • Building a Leadership Culture
  • By: Mark Miller
  • Narrated by: Joseph Bronzi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

The most important attribute high-performing organizations have in common is that they are well led. Every organization dreams of having enough leaders. Yet too many organizations take a haphazard or inconsistent approach to leadership development. The result is a dearth of leaders and a failure to leverage the full capacity of the enterprise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The many voices of the narrator

  • By Andrew on 04-12-18

Learning leadership building through a weak story

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

This book is "Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys develop a leadership bench" story style.

  • Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business

  • By: Erik Qualman
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

Social Media. You've heard the term, even if you don't use the tools. But just how big has social media become? Social media has officially surpassed pornography as the top activity on the Internet. People would rather give up their e-mail than their social network. It is so powerful that it is causing a macro shift in the way we live and conduct business. Socialnomics charts this shift from the forefront.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • basic info

  • By ~Beloved~ on 03-11-17

basic info

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

the information is a little dated. A basic overview of why you should be doing social media.

  • Team of Teams

  • New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
  • By: General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,681

Former general Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Beth on 06-30-15

optimization of teams

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

Reviewed: 12-20-16

quite long but good information. empowering, shared conscious, being a gardener, optimizing, effective teams, leadership

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,868

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Andre M. Gorelkin on 09-04-16

A Perfect Murder or something like it...

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

Holy Moses. Wow. Just Wow.

Glimpses of a previous life I still remember far too well.

Just download it.

  • The Opposite of Everyone

  • A Novel
  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254

A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally best-selling author of Someone Else's Love Story and Gods in Alabama - an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Goddess of destruction and rebirth

  • By Janice on 06-27-16

Paula, Paula, Paula

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

I rarely write reviews, but I felt I had to with this one. I won't bore you with a recap of the book. The Publisher's publisher's summary is sufficient. I have read and listen to all of Joshilyn Jackson's novels. Her books provide me with characters that I adore. She creates beautiful, deep characters with lovely, yet redeeming flaws - people you want to spend more time around. After I finish each of her books, I go into a slight morning period. By the time I finish her books, I feel so connected with her characters that they feel like my real friends. (Weird, perhaps) And, I miss them when our story finishes. This book was no different. If you haven't read or listened to Someone Else's Love Story, I recommend that you do so first. We met Paula first there, here we learn all about her in center stage.

This book was such a rough one for me. I cried at the end. I loved getting down deep inside Paula, learning what happened during her life to shape her into the woman she is today. And, I loved watching her blossom and grow through this journey. The tone of this book, while still full of fun quirky Joshilyn phrases, was definitely heavy.

As for narration, I love Joshilyn's voice and the way she brings her pages to life. She is definitely the only person who should be narrating her books. I doubt another narrator could bring them to life in the same manner.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Who

  • The A Method for Hiring
  • By: Geoff Smart, Randy Street
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538

Geoff Smart and Randy Street offer a simple, four-step method for hiring with confidence, designed for everyone from the CEO on down. Who shows you how to avoid the most common pitfalls of hiring, how to identify "A Players" - people who can perform their job better than 90 percent of the candidates in their field - and how to make sure the best candidate will be excited to join your organization.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but need PDF of Scorecard material

  • By Nancy Walsh on 10-17-12

good info

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

Reviewed: 05-18-15

overall a good book. it would be nice to have some examples of scorecards to reference.

  • Match: A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time

  • By: Dan Erling
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Why is it that so many companies accept mediocre hiring results as the norm? The answer is simple. It doesn't occur to them that, in fact, there is a process that virtually guarantees hiring the right person every time. To repeat: there is a process that virtually guarantees hiring the right person every time. That's what Match is about. Based on author Dan Erling's experience with best practices from over a thousand companies, Match gives you a rock solid, practical process for hiring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Invalueable!

  • By JSO on 06-29-18

good information

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

Reviewed: 05-06-15

there are additional documents that are referenced in the first chapter of the book. The narrator states they can be downloaded from a link for reference. There is no link on Audible.com or the author's website for this information.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Raise the Bar

  • An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions
  • By: Jon Taffer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

If there’s anyone who can prevent a bar or restaurant from going belly-up, it’s Jon Taffer. Widely considered the greatest authority in the food and beverage, hotel, and hospitality industries, he runs the biggest trade show in the business and has turned around nearly 1,000 bars and at least that many restaurants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wish Jon was the narrator!!

  • By Bonnie on 03-04-15

a great listen!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

I wish Jon Taffer actually narrated it but still really interesting! This Is a good book for anyone in business or people who oversee systems or personnel.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Great by Choice

  • By: Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812

The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. The new study: Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins’s prior work by its focus on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real Insight!!

  • By Kurt on 11-03-11

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

narration is intense. hard to stay engaged. the performance overpowered the content. good concepts though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful