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H. Connelly

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  • Angel
  • How to Invest in Technology Startups - Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000
  • By: Jason Calacanis
  • Narrated by: Jason Calacanis

Modern American Success Story

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

Great book from one of the most successful Angel investors you've never heard of. I would love a PDF to accompany the book for parts of it that are visuals charts, tables, etc.

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I hate you Brandon Sanderson!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

Would you listen to Firefight again? Why?

You did it again to me... Another great story and now I have to wait for the next book! You are such a great author, I can't stand you! I keep trying to avoid your books, but end up buying them and loving the stores and hating you even more because you are such an Epic author! When is HBO going to do Mistborn!?

What was one of the most memorable moments of Firefight?

The hospital room scene with Regalia

What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is an Oscar Winning narrator, the VERY best! Amazing voices, really extraordinary. There may not be anyone better, seriously.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Loved the scenes with Megan, and the epilogue, be sure to listen to it.

Any additional comments?

Thank you, Audible for your very existence.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Pitch Anything
  • An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
  • By: Oren Klaff
  • Narrated by: Oren Klaff

Surprise Find!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pitch Anything?

His stories about pitching deals and how he uses the framing techniques to win them over.

What about Oren Klaff’s performance did you like?

He's real.

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

The climax when he pitches for the airport deal. Classic!

Any additional comments?

I've already read this 3x and plan to buy the paper book from half.com to use as a reference. When's the sequel!?

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Inside Out meets Seinfeld (on steroids...)

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

What made the experience of listening to Furiously Happy the most enjoyable?

The author's reading of the book makes it all worthwhile. Jenny should stop pretending, she is good at this! Ridiculously funny in the beginning, then lost steam for me.

What other book might you compare Furiously Happy to and why?

nothing comes to mind it is a rarity.

Have you listened to any of Jenny Lawson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

Initially I thought this book might give me some insights to people with mental illness. I'm trying to understand it as it afflicts a loved one. This book wasn't what I expected, but it was helpful.

God Bless Victor. Like him, I too found myself drifting in and out of listening when Jenny would be going off on a rant.

This would make a fabulous TV show with Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Jenny!

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Trust the ratings, not the reviews

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it was an enjoyable story with a new twist on time travel, sort of...

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harry, true hero

Which character – as performed by Peter Kenny – was your favorite?

Vincent

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Same as the book's title

Any additional comments?

I nearly didn't get this book due to some of the reviews, but I have yet to find a bad book with a rating > 4.0 This was no exception and I found it very enjoyabel

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Brilliant, Fantastic, Spectacular, that is all.

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

Reviewed: 08-21-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Remaining: Extinction to be better than the print version?

Yes

What other book might you compare The Remaining: Extinction to and why?

The Martian

What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

Pure genius

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Remaining - Extinction (clever, huh?) Would be an awesome HBO series.

Any additional comments?

Thank you to the author, my long work commute was shorter thanks to these books.

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Knew 1 minute in, it was gong to be a good one.

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

Reviewed: 06-15-14

If you could sum up Steel World in three words, what would they be?

Action, adventure, fun

What other book might you compare Steel World to and why?

Mistborn.

Which scene was your favorite?

The last battle scene would be epic in a movie.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no

Any additional comments?

starting book 2 today.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Worth listening to despite other reviews

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

Reviewed: 01-03-14

Who was your favorite character and why?

Oberon

Any additional comments?

Some reviewers suggested skipping because not a lot happens but the story is a good one and I enjoyed it.

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Surprisingly Great Book

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

Reviewed: 01-03-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if you love sci-fi or even science topics, this is a wonderful book.

What other book might you compare The Martian to and why?

Star Trek type story

Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

Mark Watney

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No too long

Any additional comments?

Another great example of trusting the Audible subscriber ratings. I have never had a bad book that was rated more than 4 stars by the subscribers. This was another great example of a hidden gem.

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Ratings don't lie!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-13

Would you listen to Hammered again? Why?

Probably not, it's a great episode but having listened once I don;t think I would need to again.

What did you like best about this story?

Great characters and narration

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

His voice of Oberon is just brilliant. When he speaks for Oberon, I can see exactly what the big Irish hound looks like.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

I was a litlte concerned I may not like it based on the publisher's summary, but trusted the high Audible ratings and was not disappointed!