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  • The Art & Science of Doing Nothing
  • By: Andrew Smart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Free
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 367

Andrew Smart wants you to sit and do nothing much more often - and he has the science to explain why. At every turn we’re pushed to do more, faster, and more efficiently: That drumbeat resounds throughout our wage-slave society. Multitasking is not only a virtue, it’s a necessity. But Andrew Smart argues that slackers may have the last laugh. The latest neuroscience shows that the “culture of effectiveness” is not only ineffective, it can be harmful to your well-being.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth it.

  • By Brian Lee on 04-30-14

I couldn’t stay in the home your own voice or in the boring subject

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I did not like book couldn’t stand listening to it. I did not finish it. The narrator put in was trying to put me to sleep. I have no idea if there was a shred of truth in what he was saying because the the narrator was so bad I couldn’t focus on what he was saying. I guess I would have to read the book for myself to give a more accurate reading for on the content of the book versusMy experience with the audio version but I still can’t promise this will be any better because some of what I heard was ridiculous but some meat made some sense.

  • Extinction Horizon

  • The Extinction Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,485
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,476

Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top-secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gets you thinking

  • By N.W.Wisniewski on 07-05-18

It’s not what expected

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I don’t like zombie books or movies. It’s just it’s just not my way of enjoying myself that’s why it in like the book because it’s just I don’t know the book was going to be about zombies I would not have purchased it. If you are into the type of books were people turn into creatures and is extremely aggressive to kill the live and then you’ll love this book but But it’s not the kind of book a light

  • The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,094

For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a Terrific Book

  • By Daniel McAfee on 08-01-08

Gripping story

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I like Harry Bosch’s character the most. I like Paul his character was fully developed in the picture on the front was easy to imagine that being him. The characters was so real they came alive. I wouldn’t say action pack but the action was intense. I was surprised to find out about the two Characters that was involved in the evil doing. And how one of the characters that was close to Harry betray him. I found that to be said it didn’t end how I expected or how I would have liked it too but it was still really good.

I gave it four stars in the category of story instead of five because I didn’t like what happened with the women. I felt the author could’ve done better by Harry regarding the woman in the end but overall it was a good story.

  • Moving Day

  • By: Jonathan Stone
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,003

Forty years’ accumulation of art, antiques, and family photographs are more than just objects for Stanley Peke - they are proof of a life fully lived. A life he could have easily lost long ago. When a con man steals his houseful of possessions in a sophisticated moving-day scam, Peke wanders helplessly through his empty New England home, inevitably reminded of another helpless time: decades in Peke’s past, a cold and threadbare Stanislaw Shmuel Pecoskowitz eked out a desperate existence in the war-torn Polish countryside, subsisting on scraps, dodging Nazi soldiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fantastic story... a real treat!

  • By Joe Crescenzi on 06-03-14

Very well thought out

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

It was certainly not like any other book I listened too. I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll just say something happened in the middle that took me by surprise. It was a big interesting twist. The old man had and unexpected personality and past which was a wonderful driving force that gave life to the story line. The villain of the story’s was and reactions was hilarious but yet cold and calculating.

  • Learn Spanish

  • How to Learn 1000+ Spanish Words in 1 Hour and Impress Your Colleagues by Using 7 Simple Vocabulary Tricks
  • By: Garcia V. Ammons
  • Narrated by: Yardena Reese
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

You've probably been wasting time studying. If you've been using traditional language learning tools like classes or software to teach you Spanish -- I can almost guarantee it. These classes focus on memorization, basic vocabulary, routine phrases and conversations. And, naturally, these are all important. But, here's the thing -- most traditional Spanish classes are missing critical information that could save you hours of time and effort.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sooo enjoyable

  • By Scottie Beaver on 05-22-17

Good ideas that work

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

listen to the whole book before making a decision about it. if you find that the list are familiar already as I did the advice can be helpful.

  • The Silver Thief

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 2
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,922
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,354

Dante Galand has cured the sickness that trapped him on the Plagued Islands. Now it's time to leave. And kill a priest. The target is Gladdic of Bressel. Gladdic, who executed Dante's friend, the pirate Captain Twill. Who all but enslaved the Plagued Islands. And whose visions of empire are far from over. But Gladdic is trained in both ether and nether - and a darker magic than Dante has ever known. He's the most dangerous foe Dante has faced. And if Dante falls, so will an entire kingdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy **** only series twice listened. worth it.

  • By Joshua on 07-06-16

Awesome as usual

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

I couldn’t put this book down. It is action packed and better than I expected. The more I listen to Edwards books the more humerus I find the comments of my favorite characters all while they are in extremely precarious situations. It is a dry hummer at times that pops out at me when I least expect it. This story is funny, magical and full of adventure

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,566
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,973
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,920

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent. Well written and performed.

  • By JESS REYNOLDS on 05-22-18

I enjoyed the characters and the narration

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Kaliden was in character and my favorite, but I was not happy how the author made him longing and lonely. He didn’t get a hero’s end (of story). Shalon because ridiculously complicated to the point that I couldn’t follow at times. I wish it was less about war but more of a continuation of book 2. Book 1 and 2 is a must listen or read but I was mildly disappointed with book 3. Party because it was so long and parts got to be drugged out like the “beads” universe. I don’t know if I would recommend this to another die-hard fan like myself but I would recommend it to someone the is new because a newbie won’t have the expectations from the other books in the series.

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  • The Road to Hell

  • Multiverse, Book 3
  • By: Joelle Presby, David Weber
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 27 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

The war between magically gifted Arcana and psionically talented Sharona continues to rage. The dragon-borne Arcanan assault across five universes has been halted at Fort Salby by a desperate defense, but at atrocious cost. One of those costs was the life of Crown Prince Janaki, heir to the newly created Sharonian Empire, who went knowingly to his death in the tradition expected of the House of alirath.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I am ok with most of the book. But the ending?

  • By Bill on 08-12-16

Great story and Performance

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

I loved it and found it difficult to put the book down. I love the narrator because of his ability to change his voice for each of the characters. I think the book should have been a little shorter by eliminating some of the many minor details. I found my attention driftting from time to time but I rewound it sevral times to get every drop. All in all I still love it and give it 5 stars.

  • Spanish: 333 Easy Spanish Phrases

  • Spanish Language Learning Secrets Book 2
  • By: Christina Torres
  • Narrated by: Claudia R. Barrett
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Learning a new language is one of the most interesting, enriching and fun endeavors. Spanish is a beautiful romantic language and will allow you to discover exotic places and lots of people. This audiobook is comprised of 333 useful phrases to help you get started as you learn Spanish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good learning tool

  • By Kitty on 02-16-18

good learning tool

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

The narrator was great. I'm going to buy more books that she narrated. The author was really good too. this is a very easy to follow book. I'm will continue to listen over and over until when I test myself I'm getting 90% correct. I'm glad I bought this book. I'm going to look for more of this author's work.

  • Prince of Fools

  • The Red Queen's War, Book 1
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655

The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other. For all her reign, she has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister - unseen by most and unspoken of by all. The Red Queen's grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth - drinker, gambler, seducer of women - is one who can see The Silent Sister.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fantasy odd couple caught up in a bigger game

  • By Lore on 04-10-16

Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I didn't like the book and found it difficult to finish. it carried no real substance. I couldn't figure out the main objective. On a more positive note. The narrator voice and style was wonderful. I tired the book because I enjoy his narration. He brings characters alive.