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  • Dodge & Twist

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tony Lee
  • Narrated by: Matt Lucas, Stephen Mangan, Michael Socha, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,948

It’s rumoured that Dickens wanted to return to his classic novel Oliver Twist, to bring him back into a later book as an older character, but he never managed this before he died. However, if Oliver had returned, what would he have been like? Would the scars of his childhood affect the man he would become? And what of ‘Dodger’, sent to a land halfway around the world, his friend, mentor and master dead because of Oliver? Dodge & Twist is that story. The tale of two boys, 12 years later, returning into each other’s lives - for both good and bad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent performance, pretty dismal story

  • By Kevin on 02-04-19

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I'm surprised and impressed with the quality of the story and the voice acting and music. This production was so well done. I don't know how they got voice actors that sound like the original cast. It's freaky. The story is obviously a labor of love by an author who pored over details of the classic story, to make this sequel sensibly line up across many points. As the ending got near, I was excited to find out what would happen, instead of relieved that the audiobook would soon be over. I send my gratitude to all who were involved in making this.

  • Manage Your Day-to-Day

  • Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
  • By: Jocelyn K. Glei (Editor)
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella, Laural Merlington
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,876

Are you overextended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda by the time you leave the office? The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace. We’ll show you how to build a rock-solid daily routine, field a constant barrage of messages, find focus amid chaos, and carve out the time you need to do the work that matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for creatives!

  • By M. E. Donnelly on 07-16-13

Had some useful parts for me.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

Most of it was stuff I've heard before, but the last 30 mins, and especially the last 10 mins, gave me very good food for thought, making me glad I gave this book a try.

  • Guts

  • The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books
  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Here are the real events that inspired Gary Paulsen to write Brian Robeson’s story in Hatchet, The River, Brian’s Winter, Brian’s Return, and Brian's Hunt: a stint as a volunteer emergency worker; the death that became the pilot’s death in Hatchet; plane crashes he’s seen; and his own near misses. He takes listeners on his first hunting trips, showing the wonder and solace of nature along with his hilarious mishaps and mistakes. He shares special memories, such as the night he attracted every mosquito in the county, and how he met the moose who made it personal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting life....

  • By enidan on 03-29-19

My favorite parts

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

My favorite parts were hearing about the plane crashes and the eating of gross food.

  • Stop Masturbating and Start Living

  • How to Go from Fappy to Happy and Overcome Any Vice or Addiction
  • By: Joseph Fan
  • Narrated by: Joseph Fan
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

I have been a chronic masturbator for most of my life. As I did the math on how much time I've spent masturbating, I surprised even myself. Almost an entire year of my life down the drain...or into a wad of tissues. Masturbation controlled my life and made me into someone I did not like. But then I discovered the secret that helped me take back my life. You are now in possession of that secret! This is the only book you'll need to stop doing the things you don't want to do anymore and to start living powerfully! The simple truth to stopping masturbation, or any vice, lies in overcoming our biggest antagonists - ourselves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring!

  • By Calito!;) on 10-25-18

How to avoid wet dreams?

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

Sure, anyone can exert willpower and stop masturbating, but the penalty is having sex dreams that wet the bed. Nothing was said about this.

  • Brian's Hunt

  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

Millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, Brian’s Winter, and Brian’s Return know that Brian Robeson is at home in the Canadian wilderness. He has stood up to the challenge of surviving alone in the woods. He prefers being on his own in the natural world to civilization. When Brian finds a dog one night, a dog that is wounded and whimpering, he senses danger. The dog is badly hurt, and as Brian cares for it, he worries about his Cree friends who live north of his camp. With his new companion at his side, and with a terrible, growing sense of unease, he sets out to learn what happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!

  • By Vos H on 11-30-17

Yes!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

Superb. I want more of this! Another hunt! This review doesn't need 15 words total.

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  • Peak

  • Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
  • By: Robert Pool, Anders Ericsson
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,722

Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career of studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Offers more wisdom than even intended

  • By Tristan on 07-10-16

Life changing

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

The second half of the book had me gripped. I couldn't take a break. Of course, your mileage will probably vary.

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

As a child Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating - and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good listen.

  • By Jason on 08-24-16

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

No complaints. Engrossing story with clever twists involving the AI "Ash". Good narration. Last year I read the paperback version. Would enjoy hearing this audiobook again someday.

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