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s. lee willson

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  • Chocolate Wars

  • The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers
  • By: Deborah Cadbury
  • Narrated by: Deborah Cadbury
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

With a cast of characters that wouldnt be out of place in a Victorian novel, Chocolate Wars tells the story of the great chocolatier dynasties, through the prism of the Cadburys. Chocolate was consumed unrefined and unprocessed as a rather bitter, fatty drink for the wealthy elite until the late 19th century, when the Swiss discovered a way to blend it with milk and unleashed a product that would conquer every market in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The World of Chocolate

  • By Jean on 11-05-14

can’t get over the narration

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

i’m sorry, but i’d suggest you read this book. i appreciate its read by its author, but it’s too difficult to follow. should’ve considered a professional.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197,804

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Well done.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

If you're a child of the eighties or a nerd or fan of science fiction or all three you're in for a great time. Usually I don't care for "actors" reading the books but Wheaton does an excellent job. He's not over the top, reading with just the right amount of enthusiasm. With some other readers I find myself having to adjust the volume constantly but not with Wheaton.

  • The Power of Story

  • Rewrite Your Destiny in Business and in Life
  • By: Jim Loehr
  • Narrated by: Jim Loehr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

"Your story is your life," says Loehr. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories: of success or failure; of power or victimhood; stories that endure for an hour, or a day, or an entire lifetime. We have stories about our work, our families and relationships, our health; about what we want and what we're capable of achieving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you want to change your life

  • By s. lee willson on 09-20-16

If you want to change your life

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

Reviewed: 09-20-16

The first thing you have to do it commit yourself to listening to this without distraction. A large part of the philosophy discussed regards engagement, which means focusing on what you're doing. If you're listening to this while driving or cleaning the house, you're going to miss things. With the help of the principles in this book I've begun to eliminate behaviors and bad habits which don't serve various areas of my life. I've committed to exercising regularly, eating healthier and taking actions which will help make the story of my life one I can enjoy and be proud of.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Hero's 2 Journeys

  • By: Michael Hauge, Christopher Vogler
  • Narrated by: Michael Hauge, Christopher Vogler
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

Make your story the best it can be on two levels. Hear each superstar teacher present his unique approach to story telling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this.

  • By Jane on 06-17-12

Great Book for Wannabees & Moviephiles

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-05

Michael Hauge and Christopher Vogler have been perfecting their screenwriting methodologies for many years... This is the first time, that i know of, where they have combined their systems... Giving you two expert perspectives...

There are many books on screenwriting out there... This is one of the best... relatively simple explanations of the basic and advanced principles of writing stories for film. This book does not cover formatting, but story development...

If you've got an idea for a moive... but aren't sure... this book will help you find out...

15 of 18 people found this review helpful