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LAS VEGAS, NV, United States
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  • Kill Creek

  • By: Scott Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,113

When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • UNUSUAL PREMISE, COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

  • By Linda Likes to Learn on 12-02-17

Perfect example of horror done right

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

15+ hours seems like an absurd length for a horror novel, but in this case the time really flies by. The performance of the narrator is excellent, and the story itself continually surprised me. I hate horror novels that end and all you think is "What? I understand less about it now than when I started!" This is not one of those novels, the ending is satisfying and the entire story is very well told.

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,034

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Counter to all the "Passion" Career Lit

  • By Erin on 06-12-13

Good Counter to all the "Passion" Career Lit

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

Reviewed: 06-12-13

I often listen to books in the business/ career genre, and have long been troubled by the fact that I really had no idea how to change the downtime activities I enjoyed into my career. I really don't know how to transition from video games and reading sci-fi/fantasy fiction into a sustainable career, and I wasn't sure if I even wanted to try. This book made me realize that maybe I don't have to.

I felt as though the book was a little slow getting into it, but in the end I am glad that I listened to the full book. I really enjoyed that each point he made was tied to a real person interviewed by the author, it made it easier to implement the information in the book. The book's conclusion, in which the author describes the application of his findings in his own life, gave me a lot of ideas about how to improve my own work.

If you have been told by someone that you won't be happy at work unless you "find your passion" and have been discouraged by such mantras, you will enjoy this book. And you won't continue to feel like an un-passionate weirdo in this passion-oriented culture.

66 of 66 people found this review helpful

  • Folks, This Ain't Normal

  • A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
  • By: Joel Salatin
  • Narrated by: Joel Salatin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463

From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In Folks, This Ain't Normal, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awakened me from my ingnorance

  • By matthew on 05-27-12

Sometimes preachy, but informative

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

Reviewed: 10-16-11

I downloaded this because I recognized the author from one of Michael Pollan's books (I don't remember which one, I have several). The narration took some getting used to, but it adds character (and wonderful sarcasm) that a 3rd party might not have been able to produce. As I noted, it tends to get a little preachy, but the book is basically an argument for change, so you can't really hold that against the author. All in all, it was interesting and informative. I love the action plans given at the end of major topics.

19 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • The Corner Office

  • Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed
  • By: Adam Bryant
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

What does it take to reach the top in business and to inspire others? Adam Bryant of The New York Times decided to answer this and other questions by sitting down with more than 70 CEOs and asking them how they do their jobs and the most important lessons they learned as they rose through the ranks. Over the course of these extraordinary interviews, they shared memorable stories and eye-opening insights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't wait to get this book.

  • By Corey B. on 02-18-17

Like an interview anthology

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-11

The book is really a compilation of snippets of interviews with CEOs, grouped together by subject. He focuses on CEO's of different industries, from Macy's to EBay to Yum Brands, so the variety helps make it a book with advice people of all careers can relate to. Some of the CEOs he interviews aren't ones that I consider full of wisdom, but despite that I found it to be a good listen.