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Stacking the Deck audiobook cover art

For people who have no experience in leading chang

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

Reviewed: 01-17-15

What disappointed you about Stacking the Deck?

Although information was practical, concepts were very basic. For anyone in a position that requires change leadership or change management, this is not the reference material.

Any additional comments?

Needs better structure and stronger foundational concepts on change leadership, change management, and transformations.

Poirot and Me audiobook cover art

Suchet & Poirot are one

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

Reviewed: 11-16-14

If you could sum up Poirot and Me in three words, what would they be?

Excellent narrative from Mr. Poirot himself, David Suchet.

What did you like best about this story?

Suchet explains how he studied and brought Poirot to life. Its all the little details which Poirot himself would have done. Suchet and Poirot are one.

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The Monogram Murders audiobook cover art

Good story although not quite Poirot

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

Reviewed: 11-16-14

If you could sum up The Monogram Murders in three words, what would they be?

Story is definitely in the vein of an Agatha Christie novel although some details on Sophie Hannah's version of Poirot are somewhat inconsistent with the original character. Still worth a read as the story is good.

Burial Rites audiobook cover art

A story you won't easily forget

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

Reviewed: 06-26-14

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

Superbly written tale based on a true story

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Even if you know what the end will be, the journey to get there was nerve wracking

Which scene was your favorite?

Agnes relating her version of the story to Margaret

Who was the most memorable character of Burial Rites and why?

Agnes and Toti

Any additional comments?

Well worth the time and more than worth the credit.

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes audiobook cover art

Interesting & little known short stories

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

Reviewed: 10-18-13

What did you love best about The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes?

Audiobook contains little-known short stories on Sherlock Holmes & his adventures with trusty sidekick Watson.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dr. Watson as he is a complementary character to Holmes.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Elementary my dear Watson

Any additional comments?

Derek Jacobi narrates the stories so well that I could just imagine the scenes as if they were in a movie or tv series. He does however expend effort on the Southern American accents which do not seem to sit well on his British accent. That is, at times he makes some of the American characters sound drunk. Overall, excellent narration which brings to life the main characters and the stories.

VangoNotes for Operations Management, Flexible Version, 9/e, Ch 02 audiobook cover art

General information on ops management

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

Reviewed: 10-18-13

Would you consider the audio edition of VangoNotes for Operations Management, Flexible Version, 9/e, Ch 02 to be better than the print version?

No, the audio version is missing Chapter 1

What was one of the most memorable moments of VangoNotes for Operations Management, Flexible Version, 9/e, Ch 02?

Chapter 1 as it's not available to download

What does Therese Plummer and Tom Wayland bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This Audiobook is a good tool to use to reinforce learning on the topic.

The House of Silk audiobook cover art

Modern voice for a well-loved charactwr

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

Reviewed: 10-18-13

What did you love best about The House of Silk?

Compelling story on an important global issue. Horowitz uses a modern voice with all the twist and turns of a suspenseful "on the edge of your seat" thriller.

What did you like best about this story?

Derek Jacobi is an excellent narrator who brings to life Sherlock Holmes and Watson.

Which scene was your favorite?

The start of the story as it includes Watson reminiscing on Holmes and it reveals various interesting tidbits which fills in the gap on what happened to both of those main characters as they got on with the years. The chase scene towards the climax was action-filled & hilarious.

Any additional comments?

Well worth the time and credit spent listening to this wonderful story & talented narration by Derek Jacobi. Anthony Horowitz does justice to Arthur Conan Doyle's characters whilst tackling an important global issue.

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business audiobook cover art

Business 101

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

Reviewed: 07-14-13

What did you like best about The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business? What did you like least?

Over-simplifies business concepts

Would you be willing to try another book from Josh Kaufman? Why or why not?

No because its too simplistic for someone working in complex and corporate environments,

What does Josh Kaufman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Good narration

Who do you think would benefit most from listening to The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

Good introduction for budding entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Any additional comments?

Summarises basic business concepts

Lolita audiobook cover art

Terrifying and absurd

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

Reviewed: 05-19-13

Would you listen to Lolita again? Why?

Difficult to listen to the sections where Humbert Humbert talks about his erotic thoughts and sexual experiences with Lolita.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Clare Quilty's character as his end was so absurd and I just could not take the remaining part of the story seriously.

Which scene was your favorite?

Quilty scene in the end was so hilarious.

Who was the most memorable character of Lolita and why?

Charlotte Haze was such a tragic character.

Any additional comments?

I cannot imagine a more fitting narrator than Jeremy Irons for Humbert Humbert.

Atlas Shrugged audiobook cover art

Philosophical, deep, boring

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

Reviewed: 02-28-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Although the story has been rated as one of the best books of all time, it was terribly boring.

What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?

Scott Brick was the saving grace to this intensely boring and painfully long story.

Could you see Atlas Shrugged being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes it's already a movie and much better in that format than on print or audio

Any additional comments?

It's like reading or listening to Ulysses - difficult to get through in a few sittings. Atlas Shrugged is a long-winded diatribe of Objectivist philosophy in a moralistic tone.

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