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L. Rampey

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  • Indigo Adults: Understanding Who You Are and What You Can Become

  • By: Kabir Jaffe, Ritama Davidson
  • Narrated by: Johanna Fairview
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

A new type of person is coming into incarnation right now, almost a 'next step' in human evolution. These people hold great hope for the future - the promise of a new humanity and civilization. They are visionary and creative, progressive and independent. They carry new energies and manifest different ways of thinking and feeling. These people are called "Indigo," because the color indigo (the color seen in the "third eye") is unusually prominent in their aura.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book answered so many questions.

  • By Deborah on 08-05-14

A must-have for Indigos and Lightworkers

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Also a must-have for their significant other, siblings, etc. who wish to understand what makes their loved-one tick. For Indigos who’ve never looked into being an Indigo, you’ll find yourself here. Thank-you authors and reader for this excellent experience, one which I’ve already passed on, and will return to again as I strive to accept myself and all of my baddies.

  • The Introvert's Edge

  • How the Quiet and Shy Can Outsell Anyone
  • By: Matthew Pollard
  • Narrated by: Jamie Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

Sales is a skill anyone can learn and master - and introverts are especially good at it once they learn how to leverage their natural strengths. Introverts aren't comfortable with traditional tactics like aggressively pushing a product or talking over a customer's objections. That's the beauty of The Introvert's Edge: it doesn't focus on the sale itself but on a sales system that helps introverts feel sincere instead of sales-y.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relates to me perfectly

  • By Eric Sczuka on 01-04-18

Fantastic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I just finished this book and now I’m going to go back and read it again- er, I’m going to go back and listen to it again and again....

I’ve always thought I was extroverted and could wing it at a sales call. I’m not successful at sales, though, and have always wondered why. I’ve thought my lack of success caused my inhibition to continue. Let me tell you what I’ve learnt from this book:

I’m an introvert. The part that’s extroverted isn’t strong enough to depend on.

I can be wildly successful at sales. I really enjoy selling when I know what I’m doing. Currently I represent a nation-wide coop which offers business members the possibility to save thousands of dollars each year with their services. As the owner of a small coffee shop, every penny I save counts. And the million+ members I can advertise to for pennies per year is beyond a good deal. Obviously I’ve drunk the Koolaide and loved it! You’d think I’d be their number one sales person. Nope. Not even close.

I have more than hope for my sales future. While I’m listening again, I’ll be putting his processes into my memory and writing the parts I’ll tailor to my needs. I expect to be in a new tax-bracket by this time next year.

Buy the book. Even if you know you’re an extrovert, perhaps you could help your introverted colleague.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Supercarrier

  • The Ixan Prophecies Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 721

Captain Keyes is loved by the public but hated by Command. He captains the UHS Providence, an aging supercarrier and the last human ship not dependent on dark tech - technology humanity has used to rule over the galaxy since barely defeating the Ixa in the First Galactic War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent multi-faceted character creations

  • By Sailfish on 06-11-17

Fast and fun.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Pretty much on the edge of my seat through to the end. I love the characters and the story. Now I’m off to listen to the next installment, so glad to have Mr. Boyett leading the way.

  • Celus-5

  • Silver Ships, Book 8
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

What should have been a routine survey mission became a disaster. To the Harakens' surprise, they discovered, not one but two alien species, which were constantly engaged in conflict. One species, the Dischnya, hid their nests underground, and each nest owed its allegiance to a queen. On the grassy plains, where the Dischnya lived, the resources were scarce, and the warriors competed fiercely.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun Space Opera

  • By Jean on 11-25-17

Still can’t get enough of this series.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-18

Please, please, continue thinking up new planets to explore and interesting species to find. I, too, volunteer to join the crew, just to go wherever Alex goes, just because wherever he is, excitement is sure to find him.

This series is like having John Wayne, in space. I’ve never tired of him and I won’t ever tire of Alex & Co.

  • Méridien

  • A Silver Ships Novel, Book 3
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684

The Méridiens are fleeing to their far colonies - and they have reason to run. Over the course of decades, they have lost hundreds of ships, billions of people, and seven Confederation colonies to an alien enemy: an advancing swarm of silver ships transported in the bowels of a gigantic, spherical vessel. Alex Racine, who once enjoyed the solitary life of an explorer-tug captain, is now an admiral and responsible for the lives of a quarter million Librans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Meeting the Silver Ships

  • By Jean on 07-26-17

Can’t put them down!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Mr. Jucha, this series is so imaginative- truly other-worldly. Thank-you for writing it. I don’t know if you ever had doubts or rejections, but if you did, I for one am glad you worked through it.

If you love space-opera, with well drawn-out characters, a love story which never makes you hit the fast-forward, and with the most inventive species to meet, then you will love this series.

  • Call to Arms

  • Blood on the Stars, Book 2
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567

War. The word spreads throughout the Confederation...the long-expected Union invasion has come. The enemy is strong, their fleets larger and more powerful than intelligence reports had predicted. They have broken through the forward defenses, sent the Confederation's proud fleets into an ignominious retreat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By David on 06-15-17

As good as the first, and maybe

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Even better! I loved the narrator, he did a fine job on the characters. His inflections were right on, and he was neither too loud nor too soft. The suspense in the storyline was just enough as well. Now I’m off to listen to number three.

  • Blood World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 8
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,733
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,471

A dirty deal was struck. Humanity was allowed to keep 300 rebellious worlds. In return, we declared war on a powerful enemy from beyond the frontier. A frantic build-up of forces has begun, but the task is hopeless. Seeking allies, Earth's legions are sent to Blood World. A planet on the fringe of known space, where the people only respect masters of combat. Earth's Legions must impress them, but other alien powers have been invited to join the contest. The prize consists of billions of loyal troops - Earth must win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “McGill’s World”

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-22-18

Perfect!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Just what I wanted to end (for now, I hope), this series. Did I mention that The Undying Mercenaries is my favorite series? It is. Thanks for a great romp through space, Mr. Larson.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 7
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,381
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,111

The Galactics arrived with their Battle Fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Today, Battle Fleet 921 is returning to Earth. It hasn't been seen by human eyes since our blissful day of Annexation. But what should be a joyful occasion, a chance to grovel at the feet of superior lifeforms, is rapidly becoming a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I kept thinking about his Toes

  • By Don Gilbert on 07-08-17

Does not disappoint!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-18

This series is the best! The reader, Mark Boyett, is the best! I’ve been binge listening the last three books, now on to book 8. Not looking forward to withdrawals at the end, but, I’ll just recycle myself when book 9 appears.

  • The Word in You and the Creating Womb

  • Learn the Reason Everything Goes Your Way
  • By: Tony L Smith
  • Narrated by: James Jacobs
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

How to understand the law of attraction with two simple definitions. When you understand who you are your confidence will increase. Learn how to receive the things you truly desire. Know the awesome you. Deeply rooted inside who you really are is a being with an unstoppable ability to create the life that will bring not only what you desire but will also emerge you into the life that bring the fulfillment for what you do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved the Biblical references explained.

  • By L. Rampey on 12-10-17

I loved the Biblical references explained.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-17

I believe the kind of explanation the author gives for certain passages. And as he says, if they (the book) are not for you, that’s fine. They were for me, and as they helped me grow, and if possible feel even more loved by my God, this book was in the truest sense for me a real blessing. Of course the timing was perfect to listen to it - I don’t remember buying it. It’s short and sweet. If you’re in need of this, you’ll buy it now. If not, I hope you will soon, even if not to change your life, but to be thrilled that your Creator thought of you in ways you couldn’t have imagined.

As for the directing of the narration. The time between the last word of the text proper being spoken, and the first word of the text thereafter being spoken, needs a bit of lengthening - just a beat of rhythm at least, to allow the listener to (1) take in the powerful thoughts and feelings occurring because of those last words, taken in with the whole; (2) understand, and with the author and narrator, end the book proper, and then begin whatever else the author and publisher have to say. Thank-you,

Linda

  • Renegade

  • Spiral Wars, Book 1
  • By: Joel Shepherd
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447

One thousand years after Earth was destroyed in an unprovoked attack, humanity has emerged victorious from a series of terrible wars to assure its place in the galaxy. But during celebrations on humanity’s new homeworld, the legendary Captain Pantillo of the battle carrier Phoenix is court-martialed then killed, and his deputy, Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande, the heir to humanity’s most powerful industrial family, is framed for his murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Politics?

  • By ochoavida102 on 06-18-17

On the edge of my seat.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-17

This book - don’t listen to it before bedtime, you’ll never get to sleep, because you won’t want to! I love listening to exciting space-operas and this one was so much fun - I stayed up too many nights! If I had read it from a paper book, I’d likely have given myself paper cuts trying to turn the pages fast enough. I’m going to stop writing now, because book #2 in the series is awaiting!!