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  • A Better Life for Half the Price

  • How to Prosper on Less Money in the Cheapest Places to Live
  • By: Tim Leffel
  • Narrated by: Larry Wayne
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

The most comprehensive guide to moving abroad in order to cut your expenses in half, with advice, expatriate interviews, and specific country details for the cheapest places to live. This is the book that reveals how to cut loose instead of cutting back. Instead of sacrificing and eliminating things you love, have more money to spend each month.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Elin Kiraly on 02-19-17

If you are looking to move overseas, this is where to start.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-18

My wife and I are looking for some fun areas to retire too. We have 2 young children and are nervous about moving abroad. Tim has done an excellent job of detailing what is involved in different countries across the world. Instead of being a “dry” read of nothing but facts, he’s made this subject informative and interesting. On top of that, the narrator, Larry Wayne, used his talent to make the book even more interesting. If I could rate this book higher, I would give it 10 stars. Thank you Tim and Larry!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,690
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,585

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

Fascinating!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-17

This book was full of great insight and the narrator was perfect for the content. There were many examples of negotiation techniques from Chris Voss's past history in law enforcement work. He was used all over the world to negotiate with terrorists and kidnappers. All of his techniques can be used in real world negotiations from buying a car to dealing with your boss. And if I were in sales, this would be my #1 "go to" book for all of it's examples and references. It was a very enjoyable book! Thank you Chris Voss.

  • The Sixth Extinction

  • An Unnatural History
  • By: Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,817

A major audiobook about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes. Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lifts you out of the ordinary

  • By Regina on 04-28-14

Enlightening!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-15

This is a must read book for everyone. It gives details and reasons why we humans must protect our environment and the species that live in our world. We are driving our world to the cataclysmic event of our own extinction. We are out of time if we are to stop the process, it must begin now. The signs are all around us that tell us we have reached the tipping point. An incredible read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Helmet for My Pillow

  • From Parris Island to the Pacific: A Young Marine's Stirring Account of Combat in World War II
  • By: Robert Leckie
  • Narrated by: James Badge Dale, Tom Hanks (introduction)
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,288

The celebrated 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, winner of eight Emmy Awards, was based on two classic books about the War in the Pacific, Helmet for My Pillow and With The Old Breed. Audible Studios, in partnership with Playtone, the production company co-owned by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and creator of the award-winning HBO series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific, as well as the HBO movie Game Change, has created new recordings of these memoirs, narrated by the stars of the miniseries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging Account of the War in “The Pacific”

  • By Aaron on 08-13-14

Incredible Account of War

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-15

Robert Leckie describes first-hand what his experience with war was like. I very much enjoyed his writing style. War is sad, and wasteful, and cruel. And it is necessary to preserve what we have in our freedoms. There was a huge sacrifice paid by many during WW II. And Leckie describes it very well.

  • The Wrong Stuff

  • The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator
  • By: Truman Smith
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840

Between April and July 1944, Truman Smith flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only 20 years old. Although barely adults, Smith and his peers worried about cramming a lifetime's worth of experience into every free night, each knowing he probably would not survive the next bombing mission. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith's gripping memoir of that time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action, suspense, and history

  • By Allan on 03-17-15

War and Human Nature

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

This was a true story I won't forget. The sad facts are that war is bad and it kills people. Truman Smith wrote this book towards the end of his life after he'd had a chance to reflect on the time he spent flying the B-17's during WWII. He was only 20 when he did this with near impossible odds of surviving. He dealt with a lot of death and sadness with stories of the comradery and friendship that were built during this time. I would highly recommend this book.

42 of 42 people found this review helpful

  • The Door into Summer

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

Dan Davis, an electronics engineer, had finally made the invention of a lifetime: a household robot that could do almost anything. Wild success was within reach, but then Dan's life was ruined. In a plot to steal his business, his greedy partner and greedier fiancée tricked him into taking the "long sleep": suspended animation for 30 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • classic

  • By Greg on 04-05-09

Still a Favorite!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-15

I discovered Robert Heinlein when I was 10 years old. And to this day, I still enjoy his books. Door Into Summer was a favorite (and still is) because he masterfully introduces us to time travel and what the possibilities could be. I just turned 60 and still enjoyed this book. The narrator was perfect and his artistry was excellent. Heinlein was a future looker and many things he talks about in his book have come to fruition. All in all, I heartily recommend this book!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Days Part 3

  • The Dresden Files, Book 14
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal Writing and Performance

  • By Robert A. on 02-12-15

Phenomenal Writing and Performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-15

The narration brought this book to life. James Marsters is an incredible talent! His mastery of voices has always given a great realism to the Dresden series. And he gets better and better as the series travels forward. As for Jim Butcher's writing, he is a genius. The fantasy of wizardry is well thought out and brought to life. I've enjoyed every single book! I heartily recommend the Dresden books!!!