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  • Raise Your Game

  • High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best
  • By: Alan Stein, Jon Sternfeld, Jay Bilas - foreword
  • Narrated by: Alan Stein
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

High achievers are at the top of their game because of the discipline they have during the unseen hours. They have made a commitment to establish, tweak, and repeat positive habits in everything they do. Raise Your Game examines the top leaders in sports and business and proves that success is a result of the little things we do all the time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen AND Purchase!!!

  • By efk101803 on 01-19-19

Your Audience Prob Sits at a Desk

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

Reviewed: 05-28-19

This was so focused on sports, and high performing athletes, and relentless attempts to make their lessons and best practices universal. Reality check....your listening audience? Probably 90% have a desk or corporate job, and the constant advice ‘to have passion about what you do or get out of it, or if you don’t love what you do, get out of it’...some of us just aren’t going to be obsessed with our desk job or be able to ‘chase our dreams’...this was a book of things that sound great in theory but lacked 2019 true application. ‘So and so athlete is up at 4:00 AM and worked 60000 hours to win’ stop thinking that message applies across the real world...if I had fun doing what I do as in it was an actual physical activity, a hobby I would have anyways and something I loved, it was glorified (NBA), I was paid millions and millions to do it, treated like a celebrity (NBA) - pretty sure my sustained discipline would be significantly higher. THE REST OF US ARE BEHIND A DESK AND TRYING TO GROW AND THRIVE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT, stop comparing the two. This guy was so out of touch.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Evil Eye

  • By: Madhuri Shekar
  • Narrated by: Nick Choksi, Harsh Nayaar, Annapurna Sriram, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,401

Pallavi is an aspiring writer living in California. Her mother, Usha, is thousands of miles away in Delhi - and obsessed with finding her daughter a husband. In Madhuri Shekar’s ingenious Evil Eye, hilarious back-and-forth via phone and social media takes a shocking, supernatural twist when Pallavi meets the perfect man - leading to a climactic showdown that will leave listeners on the edges of their seats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Does anyone remember party lines?

  • By Mary V. on 05-03-19

Really Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 05-21-19

I really enjoyed this book, the mom was fantastic, she did a great job. I wanted it to keep going.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 82,846
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 75,253
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 75,199

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

Terrible at Hermione, Distractingly

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

Reviewed: 04-06-19

The narrator was good except for females, I could hardly tell them apart or he made them sound whiny or just, not right at all and it was highly distracting and frustrating. I kept wondering to myself why in the world, How could they not correct? Or geez, have 2 people narrate like a play. I am a massive HP fan, read every book immediately as they were released while growing up.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,716

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Will Patton great - story so so

  • By Randall on 06-19-18

Best Narrating I Have Ever Heard - Incredible

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

I had to actually google the Narrator because I was having a hard time believing it was only one person - incredible job by them, wow. The book was LONG, very long, but I was engaged throughout given the narrators performance, I felt like I was listening to an in-depth play, full of characters - no other narrator could have pulled off this book. I stuck with it until the end, and truly enjoyed it.

0 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Exactly What to Say

  • The Magic Words for Influence and Impact
  • By: Phil M. Jones
  • Narrated by: Phil M. Jones
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,531

Often the decision between a customer choosing you over someone like you is your ability to know exactly what to say, when to say it, and how to make it count. Phil M. Jones has trained more than two million people across five continents and over 50 countries in the lost art of spoken communication. In Exactly What to Say, he delivers the tactics you need to get more of what you want.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Handful of Good Scripts

  • By A. Yoshida on 05-28-18

Extremely Practical, Direct Applicability

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

This book gives you concrete, realistic, and incredibly practical methods to persuade and support a negotiation. It was so refreshing to have someone get to the meat and applicable content. Ironically, my only wish was that there was even more context, more scenarios, more stories - and this is so our memories would hold better on to the phrases and lessons.

  • Alpha

  • By: Jasinda Wilder
  • Narrated by: Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,058
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,810
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,816

I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of 10 thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.", and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing...except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A letter from the husband

  • By Up All Night Book Blog, (Abby) on 06-24-15

So Cheesy, and So Unrealistic Couldn't Get Into It

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

The main character kept repeating her name every sentence, it was so in my face that nobody would ever talk like that - absolutely, ever. This is an example, of one of the many things that kept constantly reminding me "don't believe", "this is terrible writing", "fake story" Vs. letting yourself get lost in a movie, good fiction book or story-tale. Could not stand this book.

  • Come as You Are

  • The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life
  • By: Emily Nagoski
  • Narrated by: Emily Nagoski
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965

An essential exploration of why and how women's sexuality works - based on groundbreaking research and brain science - that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy. Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a "pink pill" for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never exist - but as a result of the research that's gone into it, scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women's sexuality works than we ever thought possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Positive, Encouraging, Exciting

  • By Kendra Holliday on 01-31-16

Thank You! Must Read

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

This book is incredible, all women should read. I hope she writes more. Thank you for writing something so helpful, and impactful.