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Brian Paul Allison

Lenox, MA United States
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  • Relentless Focus

  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Do you want to save hours a day and do more in less time? Feel productive instead of stressed, defeated, and overwhelmed? If (1) you wonder where your time goes, (2) you can't motivate or organize yourself, and (3) you struggle to buckle down and concentrate when it really matters - newsflash! Your to-do list is not cutting it anymore. You need to develop superhuman focus and all that comes with it. Superhuman Focus teaches the most important of skills - the ability to get stuff done.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Inconsistent

  • By Tom on 12-20-16

Nothing "super human" about it

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

Reviewed: 01-21-17

Basic at best, yet somehow condescending Could hardly get through it. Glad it was short. Still a waste of time and money. Yuck!

19 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Chimes

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6,918
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,206
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6,200

A haunting tale set on New Year's Eve, The Chimes tells the story of a poor porter named Trotty Veck who has become disheartened by the state of the world, until he is shown a series of fantastical visions that convince him of the good of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Version of "The Chimes" on Audible!

  • By Gillian on 12-14-15

Tremendously Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

I'm so glad to have discovered this tale by way of Audible's free holiday gift. Thank you!

  • Study Skills

  • Discover How to Easily Learn Anything in the Most Effective & Time Efficient Ways Possible
  • By: Ace McCloud, Study Guide
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 63

Being able to learn information as efficiently and quickly as possible is a critical skill that can pay huge dividends throughout your entire life. This audiobook covers an incredible variety of strategies, techniques, skills, and lifestyle choices that can easily help you to succeed in school and in life! Life is so much better when you have the knowledge needed to succeed at your life's goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn to Have Study Skills Like a Professional

  • By D. Harding on 09-28-15

Horrible.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Platitudes, empty statements, references to lame-sounding products on his website, and he even said, "When trying to memorize the common math equation pi equals mc squared, use image of a pie..." What a moron!

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Black Box Thinking

  • Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it's safe to fail. We all have to endure failure from time to time, whether it's underperforming at a job interview, flunking an exam, or losing a pickup basketball game. But for people working in safety-critical industries, getting it wrong can have deadly consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A multi-level message, well written and well read

  • By Loren on 11-16-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

This audiobook was far better than I thought it would be. Potentially life changing. Bravo!

  • Against the Day

  • A Novel
  • By: Thomas Pynchon
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 53 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

This novel spans the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I. With a worldwide disaster looming just a few years ahead, it is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places. No reference to the present day is intended or should be inferred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant!

  • By Rebecca Lindroos on 01-28-07

two big thumbs up and one down

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

Quality Control Alert.
Thomas Pynchon and Dick Hill are a perfect combination of excellence. The problem is that the download was VERY messed up. Listener beware, if you end up with the same download of seven parts, most of them ten hours long--and I can't imagine why it would be different for me than someone else, though none of the reviews I read before purchasing mentioned this problem, which baffles me. I've listened to quite a few Audible audiobooks before and have never seen anything like this.
All of a sudden you are hearing what you heard several hours earlier, with no indication. At first I thought the player had bounced back on the progress bar, but when it happened again I was paying closer attention and knew it wasn't that. I bought the ebook so I could follow along to confirm and clarify. Sure enough: WTF?
For a long and somewhat challenging book with a lot of characters, it is especially difficult to follow when full of recording discontinuities; frustrating to try and find the proper place to pick up from, which, once I figured out the problem, turned out to be the beginning of the next downloaded section, thus, the story should only be fifty-something hours long, not over sixty.
I LOVE the audiobook otherwise. Too bad about the terrible engineering, but it should be easy to fix in post. Maybe Audible could give me the credit back for suffering through it, giving you a heads up, ands spelling this out for them.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful