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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 203,227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189,368

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

Brilliant book

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

It was impressive - an experience to remember. Surprisingly brilliant and enchanting. Much more than expected.

  • Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management, Second Edition

  • How Top Companies Assess Risk, Manage Exposure, and Seize Opportunity
  • By: John J. Hampton
  • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Extensively updated, the second edition of Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management examines the latest technologies, such as Riskonnect and High Tech Electronic Platform (HTEP), and helps listeners recognize both internal and external exposures, understand crucial concepts such as risk mapping and risk identification, and align risk opportunities with their organizations' business models.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Advertising spam, nothing to do with risk manageme

  • By Alexander Sverdlov on 04-09-18

Advertising spam, nothing to do with risk manageme

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Would you try another book from John J. Hampton and/or Steven Menasche?

I would never buy from this author again and don't recommend anyone buying his spam / advertising books.

What was most disappointing about John J. Hampton’s story?

This was the worst audio book I have ever listened to on Audible - full of hours and hours on end of advertising of his software products - irrelevant stories and chapters, wikipedia-style definitions instead of actual information that is usable... There were at least 4 hours of advertising of his software services / programs that he sells.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Advertising all the time.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None.

Any additional comments?

I would advise anyone to stay away from this piece of software advertisement.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Action Strategies for Personal Achievement

  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 27 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Want to build wealth into the new millennium and beyond? Attain a fulfilling personal life and high career goals? If you answered yes, then Brian Tracy's Action Strategies for Personal Achievement is the program for you! It can easily save you thousands of dollars and years of hard work in achieving your goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! What an amazing piece of work.

  • By George Drew on 01-12-15

Best book on personal development I have read

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

27 hours of actionable information. Just do as he says!
Read this with pen and paper

  • The Born to Win Seminar

  • By: Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774

In just 48 hours, your untapped greatness becomes visible. Your surest path to success is revealed. We're confident in this. Because that's precisely what tens of thousands of people have done who had the fortune to attend Zig Ziglar's 25-year-running and perpetually sold-out Born to Win seminar. Today, Zig Ziglar's legendary Born to Win seminar comes alive once again to inspire a whole new generation of achievers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By myrna hammond on 11-03-16

Religious content

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

Too much religious content, motivational stories, that's it - the price and its value are worth eachother.

  • Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

  • By: Edwin Lefevre
  • Narrated by: Rick Rohan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346

First published in 1923, this lightly fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest market speculators ever, is widely regarded as one of best investment books of all time. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the resource that generations of investors have turned to when they needed deeper insight into their own investing habits and those of others. Listen to this work, featuring narrator Rick Rohan, and you'll soon discover your portfolio growing in new and unexpected ways!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING

  • By XEVEN on 11-21-09

Worth the reading

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

Reviewed: 07-25-16

If you are a novice in investing you should read this one. A classic - money well spent.

  • The New Market Wizards

  • Conversations with America's Top Traders
  • By: Jack D. Schwager
  • Narrated by: DJ Holte
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

Some traders distinguish themselves from the herd. These supertraders make millions of dollars - sometimes in hours - and consistently outperform their peers. As he did in his acclaimed national best seller, Market Wizards, Jack Schwager interviews a host of these supertraders, spectacular winners whose success occurs across a spectrum of financial markets. These traders use different methods, but they all share an edge. How do they do it? What separates them from the others? What can they teach the average trader or investor?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good insight, even for experienced traders

  • By josh on 09-27-16

Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 07-23-16

I also recommend that you take note of and buy all the other books mentioned inside. Dig deeper.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Flawless Consulting

  • A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, Third Edition
  • By: Peter Block
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

When the landmark best-seller Flawless Consulting was first published more than three decades ago, it was quickly adopted as the "consultant's bible." With his legendary warmth and passion, Peter Block explained how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. The book continues to speak to people in a support function inside organizations as well as to external consultants. This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Peter Block's groundbreaking book explores the latest thinking on consultation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's voice drives me NUTS

  • By Maggie K on 10-10-13

That voice scorched my soul

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

Reviewed: 04-23-16

The voice recording this book hurt my ears. Every sentence ends with a deadly feeling is if the narrator loses air. Every. Sentence.

The book however is quite good and highly recommended.