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  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,246

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Life changing

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

I have a problem I have been struggling with for most of my life. I have looked everywhere for answers. I think I might have just found it, or at least a way to finally be able to work through it. Here’s hoping. I’m jumping into this rule with everything I have. It got me out of bed this morning ready to exercise! I believe it has the potential for much good.

  • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,244
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,744
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,736

The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I got this book quite a few years ago because it was . . . well . . . free. I never got around to listening to it because a lot of free books are not very good, but finally decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Chris Anderson is charming, witty and smart. He was easy to follow, and most of the stuff he talked about made great sense. I rarely give a non-fiction book 5 stars but I really think this one deserves it.

  • The Greatest Game Ever Played

  • Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
  • By: Mark Frost
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 242

Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon came from different worlds and different generations, but their passion for golf set them on parallel paths that would collide in the greatest match their sport had ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Warren on 11-02-15

A Great Story

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

This book, somewhat like the game it glorifies, has many pages full of excitement, but at least an equal number of pages with exquisite detail that is often interesting at best, but long-winded and less than interesting at worst. I enjoy watching the game of golf although I have never really participated in it as more than a spectator, so I guess this book holds less of a fascination for me than it would for true-blue, die-hard players and fans. Of course I loved the many pages about the 1913 open that Francis won against two of the world’s greatest golfers. Who wouldn’t? And I absolutely fell in love with Eddy Lowery. In spite of its too lengthy (for me) descriptions of less interesting (for me) details, I really enjoyed this book. And I love the movie!

  • The Good Soldier

  • By: Ford Madox Ford
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

On the face of it Captain Edward Ashburnham's life was unimpeachable. But behind the mask where passion seethes, the captain's "good" life was rotting away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The saddest story

  • By CB on 04-24-10

Where’s the action?

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

I read it because it is on every must-read list. It did not hold my attention because it was like reading the diary of someone with less than average writing skills and a very uneventful life.. It was all description and nothing really ever happened. No more Ford Madox Ford for me. The best thing going for it was Frank Muller who is a great narrator.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,233

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

There is not really a story line to this book. It is rather a collection of reminiscences of Bob Newhart, of whom I am a great fan, and his fellow-comics. It wasn’t all that interesting to me, although I’m quite confident many other people will really enjoy it.

  • For Laci

  • A Mother's Story of Love, Loss, and Justice
  • By: Sharon Rocha
  • Narrated by: Staci Snell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 298

Every mother's worst fear became Sharon Rocha's reality. On Christmas Eve 2002, she received a phone call from her son-in-law saying that her daughter, Laci, was missing. In the hours, days, and eventually months that followed, Sharon struggled to avoid accepting what no parent should ever have to face: the certain knowledge that her child is never coming home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG!!!THE BEST BOOK I'VE LISTENED TO THUS FAR!!!

  • By leelee8888 on 08-01-15

Such a tragedy

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

I remember thinking that this was such a sad tragedy when it took place several years ago, and it is still a tragedy.

This is not a happy, feel-good book by any stretch. Mrs. Rocha tries to tell about all the things she went through, and how it felt to lose a daughter in such a violent, meaningless way, and I’m sure it was not an easy thing to do. It was interesting and informative, and my heart broke for everyone involved. But there was a lot of repetition, reciting the same things many times in a slightly different way. I think it could be more effective if a good editor could get hold of it and cut a lot of the repetition out. Perhaps this book was written more for Mrs. Rocha than it was for her readers, and that is a perfectly legitimate reason. Sometimes you just have to vent.

I hope this family has finally found some peace.

Stacy Snell was a very good narrator. Im sure it wasn’t easy to read.

  • The Queen

  • Aretha Franklin
  • By: Mikal Gilmore
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,462
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,109

You know her voice. Now hear her story.

Audible has teamed up with Rolling Stone to produce an uncompromisingly honest Audible Original that honors the life and legacy of the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha’s universal appeal was evident from the release of her first album at age 14 through her nearly 50 Top 40 hits. Yet this intimate biography reminds us that Aretha knew pain as much as she knew glory. It was the blues, residing deep within her soul, that gave way to a voice able to lift millions with a profound sense of freedom, self-worth, and undeniable talent to rise above sorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I learned so much

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

Beware of Profanity

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I enjoyed this short book to a point I, but there was a too-frequent string of profanity that just about ended my desire to go on. I felt sorry for the narrator who had to say all those nasty words. I understand that when you quote people who talk like that, that you feel compelled to use their language. For me, a little common sense editing would make things much more comfortable. I wish I would have known in advance that there was so much of that. I would never have listened to this audio book, as much as I loved to hear Aretha sing and was curious about her life. For me, the focus of the book was stolen from her and placed on the terrible language. Too bad!!

  • Sister of Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Sabra Waldfogel
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high - or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim - daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county - was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read

  • By M. Ryder on 06-20-16

A Difficult Situation.

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I enjoyed reading this book, but there was always a quality of in-authenticity about it that kept me wondering if things could really work out like this. I'm sure some families in the deep south had relationships similar to this, but it just seemed too good to be true in a lot of ways. It brought to mind a lot of things about slave ownership and slavery in general, enough to make me sick, but actually nothing I did not already know. Thank goodness we have progressed beyond this kind of thing in this country, and most countries around the world. I wish racial inequality did not exist, but I am afraid we are not quite there yet. When and if it ever really happens, we will be that much closer to world peace.

Bahni Turpin was her usual amazing self as she narrated this story. She is one of those narrators you could listen to all day.

  • The Recognitions

  • By: William Gaddis
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 51 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Wyatt Gwyon's desire to forge is not driven by larceny but from love. Exactingly faithful to the spirit and letter of the Flemish masters, he produces uncannily accurate "originals" - pictures the painters themselves might have envied. In an age of counterfeit emotion and taste, the real and fake have become indistinguishable; yet Gwyon's forgeries reflect a truth that others cannot touch - cannot even recognize.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book, excellent rendering.

  • By Mark on 06-01-11

What Story?

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

It’s not that I hated this book, it’s just that life is too short to listen for 50 hours to something that keeps going around in circles. It is a funny book, and an insightful book, and I actually enjoyed it in some ways, but it also wore me out trying to make sense of why there was so much detail that went nowhere. I made it for 18 hours and just felt like enough was enough. If you love this book, that is awesome. If you couldn’t hang in there for 50 hours, I’m with you. On to other things.

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  • Darkest Hour

  • How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
  • By: Anthony McCarten
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

May 1940. Britain is at war, Winston Churchill has unexpectedly been promoted to prime minister, and the horrors of Blitzkrieg witness one Western European democracy fall after another in rapid succession. Facing this horror, with pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, Churchill wonders what words could capture the public mood when the invasion of Britain seems mere hours away. It is this fascinating period that Anthony McCarten captures in this deeply researched and wonderfully written new book, The Darkest Hour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 12-06-17

An amazing man

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

With all his faults, I admire Winston Churchill in so many ways. He was put in one of the most difficult positions a person could ever imagine and came through it like a shining star. Hollywood movies to the contrary, very few people have really ever been given the chance to “save the world,” but that is what Churchill had to do. And what was his super power? As with the creation of the world in the first place, he did it with words. Through his speeches, he was able to give the English what they needed to dig in and win the war. He also had to win over Roosevelt and a few other people to help him, and he did it. He was, in a real way, a weak thing made strong.

John Lee, of course, was the perfect narrator. He is one of the very best.

Now, with that said, I do have to give Hollywood some credit here. The movie based on this book was amazing, maybe even better than the book. Everyone should read the book and see the movie. You will then understand what was so special about this man.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful