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  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,247

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Forgotten Garden and Secret Keeper

  • By Mark on 03-04-19

Don't know where it goes

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Why is it one of the best selling books? Don't understand. The story is tedious. Several hours into it, and it goes nowhere, so I stopped listening.

  • Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,670
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,474

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It's his hallucinations who are mad. A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people - Stephen calls them aspects - to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems...for a price. Then a company hires him to recover stolen property - a camera that can allegedly take pictures of the past....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By Logan on 11-13-18

The explanation is not satisfying

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

The book has an interesting storyline, that the character had many aspects and they helped him to be a supposed genius. However, the story didn't really expand how amazing these aspects helped him. It's more like he brought several assistants here and there. They were excellent assistants but didn't make much difference if they were real people, and he didn't really act genius. The story doesn's have many plots, and the ending is bland and not satisfying at all.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Workplace Poker

  • Are You Playing the Game, or Just Getting Played?
  • By: Dan Rust
  • Narrated by: Dan Rust, Rick Adamson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

A career advisor explains why many talented, hardworking people often miss out on their full career potential, revealing the tells, blind spots, secrets, and unspoken rules you need to know in order to play the game to win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for your life

  • By Belinda on 06-05-18

A must read for your life

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I have finished listening half of the book now. It’s the 2nd time I am listening to it, and yes, it’s that good! I bought two books for my kids. I wish I had read it when I started my journey many years ago.

I searched online and bought it when I had a major issue in my workplace, thinking I was treated unfairly. My motivation was down, and I was very angry. I had been angry for days and seemed that I couldn’t get out of that situation. After listening to this book, I realized that all of my issues in my workplace are my OWN responsibilities but nobody else’s. That realization pulled me quickly out of the trap of self-pity, and I was able to analyze the whole situation objectively instead of deal with it emotionally. I have made some positive changes and are much happier now. Now I am listening to it the 2nd time, trying to learn more from this little book that full of gems.

On another note, one of my kids texted me that this book was sooo good! Good luck for her internship.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,380

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

It’s twisted, twisted, and twisted…

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

It’s started like a normal horror story – a grunge ex-wife was following an innocent and happy new girlfriend, and then the story changed – oh, it’s not like what you thought. Then the story changed again, that the reason is not what you thought. Then the story changed again, that the girlfriend is not what you thought.

Overall, it’s a very interesting reading, although a few twists are very heavy-handed. Some of the details in the beginning don’t really make sense when the twisted truth was told. It’s still an engaging book nonetheless. I also like that there is an interview with the authors after the book. It’s good to know more about the background of the book I like. Hope publishers can do this kind of interviews more.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Great at Work

  • How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve More
  • By: Morten Hansen
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626

Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Now, after a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his "Seven Work Smarter Practices" that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance. Each of Hansen's seven practices is highlighted by inspiring stories from individuals in his comprehensive study.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Busting the work your butt off myth

  • By Nathan on 02-06-18

A good book. The ideas are not really new though

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

This is a good book to listen. It starts with a story about the author’s colleague who could do work better than him with less time, and the whole book is about how to do better with less time. The most important rule is that don’t take too many responsibilities, but instead do a few selected and really focus on them. These are good ideas. When I got too busy in working, I would think about the book and think about ways to cut the workload, so it’s useful.

However, the book presents the way like all its ideas are something new, something different, but they are not. I’ve listened to similar ideas before, but it is good to listen again.

27 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,658

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

Very boring book

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I don’t know why the rating of this book is so high. Bought it because of the rating.

However, it’s a very boring book. I have listened to this book for 4 chapters, and all I can remember is that Lobsters can fight to be the lead lobsters to gain advantages. Now not only I will respect these lobsters more and try not to eat one after that, but also I will try to become at least a middle lobster so that my life will not be miserable.

I finished 4 chapters using 2 times of speed, but cannot go further, so I want to return it in exchange for a more interesting book

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life

  • How to Harness the Power of Clock Genes to Lose Weight, Optimize Your Workout, and Finally Get a ...
  • By: Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, Michelle Seaton, Deepak Chopra - foreword
  • Narrated by: Lesa Lockford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

It's not you; it's your schedule. Does it sound like magic? It's not. We've all heard of circadian rhythms - those biological processes that give us jet lag and make us night owls or early birds. But few of us know just how profoundly these diurnal patterns affect our overall health. Bad habits - like skipping meals, squeezing in workouts, working late into the night and then trying to catch up on sleep during the weekend - disrupt our natural cycles. A growing body of research on chronobiology reveals just how sensitive the human body is to these rhythms all the way down to the genetic level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it. Going to make my son read this next .

  • By Trisha Ayers on 03-25-18

Helped to change my life in a positive way

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

This is actually a very good book. I don’t know why there aren’t more people read it.

I started to change my schedules the next day after I started to listen to it, and got good results almost immediately after. However, it seems that I slipped back a little to my old habit, and I will need to remind myself again an again to get me back to the rhythm of the cycles.

Bought a hard copy for my kids after I listened to it since they don’t listen to audiobooks.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,307
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,199

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Very engaging book

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

This book is very engaging. It kept me interested from the very beginning with all the twists and turns. Initially, the book kept me up at nights to just to get to hear the big announcement. All the buildups to the announcements are very intense. The announcement itself is kind of falling flat. However, if you keep listening, you’ll get to a surprising and chilling end, which still make me think of how our future will be.

  • You Are a Badass at Making Money

  • Master the Mindset of Wealth
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,673
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,011

You Are a Badass at Making Money is a refreshingly frank and entertaining step-by-step guide to overcoming the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success out of reach and to giving yourself the permission to make the kind of money you've never made before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book, Falls Short of Expectations

  • By Gabriel B. on 02-14-18

Just think hard about money, and praise it

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

Just think hard about money, and praise it. Show your desire, and you'll attract the money. Now I save you one credit. You are welcome.

602 of 657 people found this review helpful

  • Ep. 1: I've Had Better

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,801

[Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Response to the bitter comments...

  • By Ashley on 06-15-17

Boring

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

Couldn't finish it. A guy had an affair, traveled with his mistress, and the wife was persuaded to stick to him? He'll cheat again. Just leave him.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful