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  • 21 Metaphysical Secrets

  • Life Changing Truths for Unconventional Thinkers Including 9 Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments
  • By: Erik Tao
  • Narrated by: David Angelo
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Are you an unconventional thinker who likes to go on his own path and not blindly follow other opinions? Are you eager to continuously improve yourself? Discover the 21 Secrets of Metaphysics and use the law of attraction and manifestation. Secrets on how to use the law of attraction, how to find your purpose in life, how to manifest success, and more are revealed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Takes to long

  • By Joni on 03-08-19

I could not make it through this book.

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

At first I thought the reader was some sort of automated recording. He read the book in almost a monotone. He could make a racy book dull.

I am also not sure how interesting the material would be if read by someone else. There are few examples or stories to make the concepts relatable.

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,937
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,745

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book

  • By Jason N. on 07-20-17

Gamer saga in novel form

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I kept stopping this book and listening to something else only to pick it up again because I wondered how it would end. I stopped it when I got tired of the accounts of battles with monsters. The book reminded me of the way action takes place in gaming with special abilities used to battle monsters in order to gain points or treasure and make it to the next area or section of play. This in and of itself is not bad. It is just that the main character sounded like he was reporting the events without really being involved in them. The author has the main character mention several times that he is not very social, avoids people a lot and doesn't pick up on social cues very well. It made me wonder if it wasn't the author that was socially backwards and so wrote his main character that way. It made it hard to relate to the characters and to really visualize the scenery.
I am not sure whether I will pick up the sequel or not. Perhaps the author will hit his stride in the next book.

  • Critical Thinking

  • 21 Powerful Strategies to Thinking Smart and Clear, Improving Your Decision Making Skills, and Sharpening Your Logical Thinking!
  • By: Katelyn Williams
  • Narrated by: Susan Crawford
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43

Many believe that people are just born with the ability to think critically, but that's not true! Critical thinking is a skill that anyone can learn how to do and how to build upon in order to make themselves master critical thinkers. Those who are in college, in careers where they have to make decisions on a regular basis, or would just like to know how they can become better learners should take a listen to this book.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • you get what you pay for

  • By Michael Kopin on 11-15-16

Decision: not logical to spend time on this book

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

What did you like best about Critical Thinking? What did you like least?

This book had a point and tried to make it but never got past vague generalisations. It was like waiting for the actual book to start the whole time I was listening.

What could Katelyn Williams have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Perhaps if the author could have given examples to make the concepts more relateable.

Which scene was your favorite?

not applicable

Do you think Critical Thinking needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

no thanks

Any additional comments?

did not bother to return the book since I listened to the whole thing.

  • Your First 1000 Copies

  • The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book
  • By: Tim Grahl
  • Narrated by: Tim Grahl
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Imagine if you had a direct connection with thousands of readers who loved reading your books. And imagine if those readers eagerly awaited the launch of your next book. In Your First 1000 Copies, seasoned book marketing expert Tim Grahl walks you through how successful authors are using the online marketing tools to build their platform, connect with readers and sell more books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential for Contemporary Authors!

  • By Author Guy on 11-25-13

Lean and Meaty

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

Reviewed: 08-09-14

If you could sum up Your First 1000 Copies in three words, what would they be?

This book is lean because the author does not endlessly repeat platitudes and give vague words of advice. Many audio books on promoting the sale of new books sound like they are selling themselves instead of giving concrete actionable advice. They are fluffed out to book length when the net information contained in them could be stated in a single paragraph.
This book is meaty because it is full of concise factual advice laid out in a logical manner. The author outlines the tools and plans that the reader can put into action immediately. He also tells the reader what actions would not be worth their time.

What other book might you compare Your First 1000 Copies to and why?

This question applies more to works of fiction.

Which character – as performed by Tim Grahl – was your favorite?

Tim Grahl narrated his own book which works well because he understands his own material better than a hired narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This question may apply more to fiction.

Any additional comments?

I have ordered the paperback version of this book to use as a reference copy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Viral

  • How to Spread your Ideas like a Virus
  • By: R. L. Adams
  • Narrated by: Bill Fike
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

In today's Web 3.0 world, to succeed with an idea, you must learn how to base that idea in the principles and foundational components that offer the highest degree and possibility of nurturing and mutating your idea into a fast moving virus. These viral marketing principles are at the very heart of what makes marketing and innovation in today's economy tick. By learning how to leverage and implement the strategies and principles of viral marketing, you can create your own fast moving virus that launches into a crescendo to infect the world and cause an idea epidemic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some interesting insights on modern media sharing

  • By Spencer on 03-30-15

Not worth even the cheap price

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

Reviewed: 07-04-14

What disappointed you about Viral?

This was a one page idea fluffed out into a short book. It is made up of generalizations and platitudes.

What was most disappointing about R. L. Adams’s story?

He could have given concrete instructions but there were only brief ideas.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bill Fike?

I don't know who to suggest.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

I have to admit that I did not read any reviews before buying this book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful