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  • How to Talk to Anyone

  • 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
  • By: Leil Lowndes
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean, Leil Lowndes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,311
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,557
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,535

What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It could do with some editing

  • By Gudrun on 04-29-16

Inspiring "how to" talk to anyone!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

If you could sum up How to Talk to Anyone in three words, what would they be?

Easy, motivational, asset!

Which scene was your favorite?

n/a

What did you learn from How to Talk to Anyone that you would use in your daily life?

Smiling is a great thing!

Any additional comments?

I wish I could remember all the points, I will listen again!

  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

  • By: Ambrose Bierce
  • Narrated by: John Michaels
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

"Death is a dignitary who when he comes announced is to be received with formal manifestations of respect, even by those most familiar with him." This line was written by Ambrose Bierce in his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Death by execution has historically been ritualized, perhaps to absolve those accomplishing the execution from guilt or blame.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, poor narration!

  • By Cheryl Howell on 02-27-18

Great story, poor narration!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Narrator sounded like a robot! I had to stop, I would like a refund...there must be another reader available to tell this emotional story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge?

Turning off the narrator which sounded like a computer generated voice! Horrible.

What didn’t you like about John Michaels’s performance?

Everything.

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,928
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,568
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,514

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

What made the experience of listening to The Boys in the Boat the most enjoyable?

That it's a true story, how the guys came from nothing to become something sensational!

What did you like best about this story?

Narration.

Which scene was your favorite?

The climactic Olympic race!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Most of it!