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Joshua

FALL RIVER, MA, US
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  • Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing to 100 Million Users and Losing $78 Million

  • Ultimate Startup Playbook in Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, Online Marketing, Leadership & PR
  • By: Cliff Lerner
  • Narrated by: Daniel Greenberg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Explosive Growth is a business book like no other. This compelling and inspiring narrative gives you a step-by-step play to achieve explosive growth and combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, proven tactics, and case studies to help your startup grow. This audiobook is ideal for entrepreneurs, marketing experts, startups, and CEOs looking to grow their business to millions of users.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A tool that can help you start a new Business

  • By cosmitron on 10-01-18

Massively useful for entrepreneurs.

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Massively useful for entrepreneurs, even if you aren't a tech company. The principles are on point.

  • 1984

  • New Classic Edition
  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,055

George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come one, Come all into 1984!

  • By Kit McIlvaine (GirlPluggedN) on 02-18-08

Not Bad, but I expected more.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

I really enjoyed the beginning, but the end wasn't as good. I was expecting something more, but it hit a certain point where it felt like nothing was happening. I still enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone interested in politics.

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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,080

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Addicting

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

My girlfriend sometimes got frustrated because I was listening every morning when she woke up. So good.

  • The Banished of Muirwood

  • Covenant of Muirwood, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479

In a stand-alone series set in the world of Muirwood, eighteen-year-old Maia is the exiled princess of Comoros and heir to the throne. As a result of her father's ceaseless need for authority, she was left disinherited and forced to live as a servant in her enemy's home. When the king invites chaos into the land by expelling the magical order known as the Dochte Mandar, Maia finds herself on a perilous quest to save her people. To survive, she must use magic she has learned in secret - despite the fact that women are forbidden to control it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I Wouldn't Recommend It

  • By Joshua on 03-11-16

I Wouldn't Recommend It

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

What disappointed you about The Banished of Muirwood?

It had so much potential -- the concept behind it was awesome. But I found the main character absolutely unbearable. For somebody who prided herself on not crying, she certainly whined and cried a lot throughout the book. And I also just couldn't believe the part of the plot where the king was so ridiculously calloused toward his daughter and queen. It made even less sense that the daughter felt such a strong need to be loyal to him when he was such a jerk to her and such a terrible ruler. I expected the main character to do something more.

What could Jeff Wheeler have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Modify the main character. She's very whiny and overcome with emotion in every single scene. I couldn't stand her. The concept behind the plot was awesome. I just wish the plot were different, or more believable.

How could the performance have been better?

The voice of the main character made her seem hysterical when she said almost anything. When she was happy, she was consumed with emotion and her voice shook. When she was sad, she was consumed with emotion and her voice shook. When she was having even the most mundane conversation, it sounded like she was consumed with emotion and her voice shook. It made it sound very melodramatic.

What character would you cut from The Banished of Muirwood?

The main character. Her place as the main character was fine, but her personality was very unlikable.

Any additional comments?

I'm not trying to knock the book. Some people will really enjoy this. Authors can't make everyone happy. But if you like series like The Wheel of Time, A Song of Ice & Fire, The Reckoners, Mistborn, Stormlight Archive, The Lightbringer Series, etc., this one probably isn't going to do it for you.

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