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  • How to Start a Business: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Small Business from Business Plan to Scaling Up + LLC

  • By: Greg Shields
  • Narrated by: Michael Reaves
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

If you're interested in starting a business, you can stay informed with these insider tips, usually only known to successful businesspeople, that will guide you and help you to avoid pitfalls. This audiobook includes two manuscripts: How to Start a Business and LLC

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • new business

  • By Deborah Wentz on 12-14-18

Good basics with some useful details for product-type businesses

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

I’ve been listening to a lot of books on starting a business. This goes over the basics of a product-based business with good details on legal business formats & types of accounting.
LLC vs. PLLC vs LLCP vs Corporations vs Sole Proprietorship.
The narrator reminded me of someone who reads bedtime stories. It was very matter of fact with boring inflection. Still worth listening to though.

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  • My Beloved World

  • By: Sonia Sotomayor
  • Narrated by: Rita Moreno
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring story but choppy editing

  • By Erika Shaffer on 05-05-14

Inspiring story of a shero

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

So many of life’s circumstances could have kept Sonya Sotomayor from greatness, except her own fierce drive and determination. This could be the story of any woman who has overcome hardship and lack of privilege.
Proof that a woman, even more so a person of color, has to work near perfectly to be considered as good as a mediocre man.
Inspiring story of her inquisitiveness, love of learning, ability to hear and understand all sides of an argument, and downright fortitude.

  • The Power of the Dog

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,155

This explosive novel of the drug trade takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Drama

  • By Deborah on 01-06-11

Gripping, graphic, enthralling, immersive

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

If you’re squeamish about graphic violence, you may want to skip this book because there is a lot of very graphic descriptions of how (and ways) people are killed, in this book.

It starts with several seemingly separate stories happening at the same time but in cities and lives far away from one another. Over time, the people and stories start to weave and you see the interconnectedness of it all.
Each character is well developed and the narrator does a great job to give them not only their own individual voice, but also how their voices change with age.
A book I couldn’t wait to the end to see how it all works out, but was then sad and exhausted from the lifetime of stories.

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  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,134

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

An important read, but apparently only men exist in the world

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

For a topic and science that is current (and important to face), apparently there are only men in the world for all the reference to “man” and mankind”. That is outdated, to say the least.
Basically, we humans have screwed ourselves and don’t want to face it or make the necessary changes in our lives to slow or even try to halt climate change.

  • No Apparent Distress

  • A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine
  • By: Rachel Pearson MD
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 337

In medical charts, the term "N.A.D." (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable. The phrase also aptly describes America's medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged. Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor - and the poor suffer from their mistakes. Rachel Pearson confronted these harsh realities when she started medical school in Galveston, Texas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved the candor of this book.

  • By Anna on 05-24-18

Monuments of significance, moments of high school book report

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

A limited experience of one medical student’s experienced the medical system, mostly in Texas. Basically, if you’re poor or a person of color, you’re screwed when it comes to health care. The US healthcare system is broken. No question.
At times, it was excruciating to listen to with all of the “I said”, “he said/she said”. Isn’t there an editor for the book?? Sounded like a book report where someone was trying to reach a certain number of words. At least vary it; start a quote with “I said” or “She said” instead of ending sentences or needlessly interrupting a sentence, especially when the narrator is already changing her voice to reflect a different person speaking.

  • What She Knew

  • A Novel
  • By: Gilly Macmillan
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,736
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,717

Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It's an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry - until Ben vanishes. Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel's newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By C. Farrell on 02-26-16

Slow start, then hooked

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

At first I had a hard time following and getting interested. Why did they keep switching to “Jim” in therapy ‘after’ the conclusion of the abduction case? That threw me until the end.
I finally got hooked and couldn’t wait to listen.
Some parts lagged and seemed long.
Overall a good story. I don’t regret buying it.

  • What Doesn't Kill Her

  • A Novel
  • By: Carla Norton
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

Reeve LeClaire is a college student, dammit, not Daryl Wayne Flint's victim. Not anymore-not when Reeve is finally recovering a life of her own after four years of captivity. Flint is safely locked up in Olshaker Psychiatric Hospital, where he belongs. He is walking the grounds of the forensic unit, performing his strange but apparently harmless rituals. It seems that he is still suffering the effects of the head injury he suffered in the car crash that freed Reeve seven years ago. Post-concussive syndrome, they call it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Really Good Follow-up To Excellent Debut Novel

  • By ftmgal on 07-17-15

Disturbing

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Disturbing story, complex & flawed characters. Now I need to take a shower to get the ick off of me from the story

  • An Untamed State

  • By: Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 437

Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti’s richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life. The fairy tale ends one day when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, in front of her father’s Port au Prince estate. Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander, Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, But Disturbing.

  • By Kat on 05-30-14

Engrossing and heartbreaking

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

It’s hard to imagine what we women endure because we are female. How strong we need to be to survive day-to-day misogyny, much less unrelenting torture and sadism.
I became so engrossed in the story that I’d forget where I was and what I was doing.
One is never the same after trauma. A body will heal, but the mind will always remember.

  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,742
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,918

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

A bit of humanity in a sea of inhumanity. Realistic and real, because this was reality. Well written and exquisitely performed. Audie award for Bahni Turpin for her skill in bringing all of the characters together. Read this book!

  • The Good Soldiers

  • By: David Finkel
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663

It was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. He called it "the surge". "Many listening tonight will ask why this effort will succeed when previous operations to secure Baghdad did not. Well, here are the differences," he told a skeptical nation. Among those listening were the young, optimistic Army infantry soldiers of the 2-16, the battalion nicknamed the Rangers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is amazing, but brutal

  • By C. Irwin on 03-01-10

A powerful story told without agenda

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

In case you weren’t aware, war sucks. Those doing the fighting on the front lines gave all.
One thing that I learned from reading this book is the memorials to recently killed soldiers are given in the war theater. That was something I wondered about but didn’t know about.
The advancements in medical technology and skills have saved the lives of soldiers who might otherwise would not have survived their wounds. That is true from every war.
A powerful story told without agenda.

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