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  • Eat That Frog!

  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It

  • By cyntsimon on 03-17-19

Loved It

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

This was an excellent book. The down side is you don't get a PDF with he different step or actions pointed out in book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer That Made Us

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220

A television talk show host returns to her childhood summer home to rebuild her life after she's fired for falling ratings. The return is bittersweet as the house has been neglected for years. She's flooded with memories of the wonderful summers she spent with her sisters and cousins before a tragic event changed everything. Working to uncover what really happened the last summer they were all together, she reaches out to her family and the women all gather for an uneasy family reunion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story -

  • By melissa davis on 09-11-17

This is the best book i've listen to all year

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

I truly enjoyed many of Robyn Carr books. I never given a five star rating to any of them. Many are a mixture of fives and fours. I probably have listen to more than 30+ of them over the years. But I have found this has been probably the most interesting book of hers that I've listen to. It's funny, interesting, romantic, and not predictable. I've enjoyed this book to the fullest. Thank you Robyn for such a wonderful book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • StandOut

  • The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution
  • By: Marcus Buckingham
  • Narrated by: Kelly Ryan Dolan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

Inside this audio book is the key to unlock your best performance. StandOut, the revolutionary new audio book and online assessment tool from Marcus Buckingham, is the result of extensive research, statistical testing, and analysis of the world’s top performers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great book in the wrong format

  • By Adam on 01-09-15

Good Book Wish it would have bee longer

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

Where does StandOut rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a good one. I truly enjoyed listening to it. I will go and get the hard copy to have it as a reference

What other book might you compare StandOut to and why?

None so far

Have you listened to any of Kelly Ryan Dolan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time listen to Kelly Ryan performance.

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

This book held my interest from the very beginning.

Any additional comments?

No

  • Any Day Now

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597

For Sierra Jones, Sullivan's Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She's put her troubled past behind her, but the path forward isn't yet clear. A visit with her brother, Cal, and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet. Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their lives, and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the campground owner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 01-31-19

Took a long time to get through this one

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, it was difficult for me to follow the narrative of this book. I did not find it interesting and I had to make myself complete listening to it.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Have the book make more logical sense. The book is all over the place missing something that would make the book a good one.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator was good. No compliant

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No, under no circumstances.

Any additional comments?

I'm a big fan of Robyn Carr but lately her books are really becoming quite boring and typical same old story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You May Kiss the Bride

  • The Penhallow Dynasty, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Berne
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Wealthy and arrogant, Gabriel Penhallow knows it's time to fulfill his dynastic duty. All he must do is follow "The Penhallow way" - find a biddable bride, produce an heir and a spare, and then live separate lives. It's worked so well for generations, certainly one kiss with the delectable Livia Stuart isn't going to change things. Society dictates he marry her, and one chit is as good as another as long as she's from a decent family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Story. EXCELLENT SUPERB NARRATION!

  • By Tracy T on 03-30-17

good book

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Enjoyed the book, not boring at all. I could listen again, nothing more to say.

  • Glory Days

  • Living Your Promised Land Life Now
  • By: Max Lucado
  • Narrated by: Ben Holland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 143

The wilderness. Maybe you know it well. The Israelites sure did. After all, they spent 40 years wandering the desert. Victories were scarce. Progress was slow. They were free from Pharaoh but not free from fear. Saved but stuck. Sounds a lot like midlife misery. Caught in a rut. Stalled out. Running on empty. Are you mired in the same? You can name the day you became a Christian and escaped Egypt. But you can't remember the last time you defeated a temptation or experienced an answered prayer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very encouraging and uplifting

  • By Regina on 06-24-17

Spiritual encouragement for the mind and soul.

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

Awesome book!! It was so uplifting. I listen to it twice. Very encouraging with reminder of what our Heavenly Father has done for us.

  • Fervent

  • A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer
  • By: Priscilla Shirer
  • Narrated by: Priscilla Shirer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,437
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,988
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,953

You have an enemy...and he's dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What's more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn't general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It's specific. Personalized. Targeted. So this audiobook is your chance to strike back. With prayer. With a weapon that really works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Diving Deeper

  • By Brenda on 01-20-16

Awesome book must read

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

I listened to it twice and bought the paper copy to highlight and mark-up. Also will be purchasing for other friends who I feel will benefit spiritually from this book.

  • See Me

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,249

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he's focused only on walking a straight line - getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book Nicholas Sparks Has Ever Written!

  • By Wendi on 01-07-16

Extremely Long

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

Reviewed: 01-25-16

What disappointed you about See Me?

Too lengthy and I found it boring

Would you ever listen to anything by Nicholas Sparks again?

Definitely, I love his books. This one just wasn't for me.

What didn’t you like about Christopher Ryan Grant’s performance?

I found the book too long, the details were too much. I didn't like the book over all. I wasn't found of the voice for the character.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from See Me?

N/A

  • Becoming Myself

  • Embracing God's Dream of You
  • By: Stasi Eldredge
  • Narrated by: Stasi Eldredge
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

God has dreams - just for you. Becoming Myself is a hope-filled audiobook for anyone who wonders if her life will ever change - if she will ever change. In Stasi Eldredge’s most intimate work yet, she shares her own struggles with self-worth, addiction, and her past as she shows listeners how God is faithfully bringing us to a life of freedom and wholeness. God desires to restore us, and he is able to restore us - the real us. As he heals our inner life he calls us to "rise to the occasion" of our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful!!

  • By Rick on 01-25-14

I found this book difficult to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 07-18-15

this book starts out long and uninterested. I found This book not a great book although many of the topics were true. I just couldn't get into this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Silken Web

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Kathleen, Eric and Seth all get caught up in a web of lies so fragile that one fateful encounter could tear it apart - and force Kathleen to make a choice between the family that needs her and the needs of her own heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Sandra Brown AKA Laura Jordan ‘82

  • By Empress Karen on 10-14-18

The voice was not good for this book.

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

Reviewed: 09-19-14

What would have made The Silken Web better?

A different Narrator

What could Sandra Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Chose a different Narrator

Would you be willing to try another one of January LaVoy’s performances?

No, I don't care for her voice

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Silken Web?

I can't listen to the book because the voice takes away from the characters

3 of 4 people found this review helpful