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  • The Man's Guide to Women

  • Scientifically Proven Secrets from the "Love Lab" About What Women Really Want 
  • By: John Gottman, Julie Schwartz Gottman, Douglas Abrams, and others
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

The Man's Guide to Women offers the science-based answers to the question: What do women really want in men? The book explains the hallmarks of manhood that most women find attractive and helps men hone those skills to be the men women desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great advice from the Love Lab again

  • By S. Cragar on 02-10-16

some good info and lots of justification

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

Reviewed: 05-14-19

First off I agree with other readers the zero vs hero thing was a disaster and came off as extremely insensitive and not accounting for different circumstances. Then I thought there was some really good science behind some of the chapters and then in some chapters silly ideas grasping for justification of certain behaviors. for example the chapter when they try and justify a woman's need to shop based on their ancient "gatherer" role in early human society.... laughable. Overall....eh. If you're a self absorbed asshole that treats woman like an object, than you might gain some valuable incite. But chances are men like that aren't the ones seeking this book out to read.

  • Hourglass

  • Time, Memory, Marriage
  • By: Dani Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Dani Shapiro
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

Hourglass is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time - abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience. With courage and relentless honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the door to her house, her marriage, and her heart, and invites us to witness her own marital reckoning - a reckoning in which she confronts both the life she dreamed of and the life she made, and struggles to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Synthesis of Memoir meets Philisophy

  • By Carolyn M. Kell on 05-08-17

Story ok, but the monotone narration drove me craz

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

Reviewed: 05-10-19

The story was ok, a little too much jumping around and random thought inserts (but I suppose that style has become pretty popular as of late). But the thing that stuck out the most was the author's monotone melancholy voice. I almost couldn't finish the book with how it was read. No voice fluctuations or change of pace or anything, just sad monotone all the way through. I wish I could blame this fault in the narrator, but the fact that the narrator is the author means she wanted it read in this fashion.... Poor choice. Even if I hadn't listened to the book (or if it had a different narrator) I still probably wouldn't recommend it. Not interesting enough for me, and a little too doom and gloom in style (or maybe it was just her voice that made it seem like that).

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65,806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61,237

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Eh

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

certain scenes were drawn out waaaaaay too long. And the main character is an annoying, sarcastic, unlikeable protagonist. The Martian was much better.

  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29,856
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,576
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26,369

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

interesting story... but not super relevant for mo

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

the book was good with some intriguing stories and examples but I don't think many of the concepts were super relevant for many types of business. I'm an Artist selling high end fine art and I kept trying to insert many of these tactics into my typical negotiations and I just couldn't make them fit or see how they would be helpful. However, if I worked in corporate America or sold a more traditional essential item I think his techniques (and this book) would have been much more useful to me....

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  • The Eye of the World

  • Book One of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,923

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Your first step down a very long and winding road.

  • By Lore on 06-29-12

pretty good!<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

not sure why they kept switching back and forth between narrators, that was a little annoying. other than that, a pretty good book and I imagine they'll only get better as the series continues.

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,484
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,281

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audiobook! Editing Clarification

  • By jeverett on 10-06-17

takes FOREVER to tell

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

I've now read/listened to King's Gunslinger series and now "IT." I honestly don't know why this guy is so famous. both stories took way incredibly too long to get to the point, and in the case of "IT" I was never at any point scared. And the part about Bev in the tunnels with the guys.... what the hell was that? I think King just somehow wanted to incorporate that scene and ran out of time to actually work it cleverly into the book... so he just threw it there, so weird, uncomfortable, and inappropriate.... Anyways, the moral of the story is I keep reading his books trying to see what makes him so popular and I just can't seem to see it. I don't know, perhaps I'm just hard to impress. The one good thing I'll say about this book is that it was excellently narrated by Stephen Weber.

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  • The Dark Tower

  • The Dark Tower VII
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,916
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,087

All good things must come to an end, Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing - a must have..

  • By Lori on 11-30-04

Well he finished it...

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

But that's about all I can say. I feel like I toughed the last couple books out just to see it through. I guess the best way to sum up the last two books for me would be that I was bored much more often than I was excited... Sorry Stephen, I know you put a lot of work into creating this story, but I think you created yourself a story line/world that was too complex for you to reign in. But you did what you had to and you finished the series, so congratulations on that.

  • Song of Susannah

  • The Dark Tower VI
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,684

The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kool-Ade, Drunk.

  • By Grant on 05-29-13

story is so scattered and all over the place

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

it seems that King knew he had to wrap this series up pretty soon and so he started pulling items from all over left field. I don't feel the same wonder and suspense as I did in the first couple books. But most frustrating for me is how bizarre the plot has gotten.

  • The Dark Tower III

  • The Waste Lands
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,869
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,551
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,502

In this third volume, several months have passed, and Roland's two new tet-mates have become trained gunslingers. Eddie Dean has given up heroin, and Odetta's two selves have joined, becoming the stronger and more balanced personality of Susannah Dean. But while battling The Pusher in 1977 New York, Roland altered ka by saving the life of Jake Chambers, a boy who - in Roland's world - has already died. Now Roland and Jake exist in different worlds, but they are joined by the same madness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good narrator, good story, bad production

  • By j phillips on 09-19-17

ends very abruptly

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this volume of the Dark Tower all the way up until the ending. By this I mean there was no ending, it basically ended mid sentence.

  • Edge of Eternity

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,533

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Elisa on 09-22-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

just like the last two, great story and amazing narration. highly recommend to anyone that wants a more personal guide through history.

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