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  • Own the Day, Own Your Life

  • Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex
  • By: Aubrey Marcus
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Marcus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,849
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,397

Human optimization thought leader Aubrey Marcus's personal and professional mission rests on a single question: How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis? Marcus answers that question in Own the Day, Own Your Life, an empowering audio handbook that guides listeners to optimize every moment of the day, from waking in the morning, through work and play, until bedtime each night. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently, and live happier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect mix of science and advice.

  • By Jaime Morin on 04-18-18

OK

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

All in all there are some good tips worth adding to your daily routines. But this mostly seams to be the thoughts and routines of an OCD mind. You'd spend 3-4 hours a day on making the day "right". Missing out on more then you gain.
The narration sound incredibly boring and uninterested. Sounds like trying to sound a certain way.

  • Vikings: History & Mythology

  • By: Stephan Weaver
  • Narrated by: Bill Conway
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

From the invasion of Britain to the siege of Paris, the Viking age was indeed one of the most tumultuous and formative periods of European history. This book delves into the many cultural aspects of the society: religion, social structure, architecture, and much more. Their celebrated ship building is discussed at length, myths are debunked, and legends are deliberated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well written and read.

  • By Roy on 07-05-18

well written and read.

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

well written and read-
well written and read!
well written and read,
well written and read.

  • Lolita

  • By: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,491

Why we think it’s a great listen: Among the great literary achievements of the 20th century, Lolita soars in audio thanks to the incomparable Jeremy Irons, bringing to life Nabokov’s ability to shock and enthrall more than 50 years after publication. Lolita became a cause celebre because of the erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece

  • By Erez on 05-29-08

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

First of all, the narration by Jeremy Irons is the best narration i have ever heard. He makes the story sound as the main character is actually the one reading it. Very impressive.
The story is remarkable. Writen detailed and still to the point. And the story itself is fantastic.
I Strongly recommend this book to anyone. And i insist on the version read by Jeremy Irons.

  • The Books of Blood: Volume 4

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Peter Bishop, Gigi Shane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Few authors can claim to have marked a genre so thoroughly and personally that their words have leaked into every aspect of modern pop culture. Clive Barker is such an author, and the Books of Blood marked his debut - his coming out to the world - in brilliant, unforgettable fashion. Crossroad Press is proud to present Clive Barker's Books of Blood in audiobook format for the first time. The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Less horror.

  • By Roy on 06-18-18

Less horror.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

The 4th books of blood is in my opinion more a thriller then horror. I was disappointed.

  • The Little Match Girl (GivingTales)

  • By: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Narrated by: Ewan McGregor
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

"The Little Match Girl", one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved fairy tales, is narrated by Ewan McGregor, OBE for the GivingTales project. On a cold New Year's Eve, a young, poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already shivering from cold and early hypothermia. Still she is afraid to go home, because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. "The Little Match Girl" was released in December, 1845. The original title in Danish: "Den lille Pige med Svovlstikkernee".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful and sad story

  • By Roy on 12-23-17

A beautiful and sad story

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

like you might expect. It is a fantastic short story worth listening to. Beautiful, sad and painfully realistic...

  • The Snow Queen

  • By: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9,442
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,303
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,378

This classic tale is a fantastical fable of two dear friends - one of whom goes astray and is literally lost to the north woods, while the other undertakes an epic journey to rescue him. This charming, strange, and wonderful story is a timeless allegory about growing up and the challenges of staying true to one's self, and it served as the wintry inspiration for the blockbuster hit Frozen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strange & Fascinating

  • By Sara on 12-19-14

horrible

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

This is one of the worst stories i've ever hear/read. Nonsense and confusing. A problem appears and the author just ignores it or makes up some wildly unbelievable way to just pretend nothing is wrong. The main character may as well be god herself...

great narrator though. The story is read beautifully.

  • The Rose

  • By: William Butler Yeats
  • Narrated by: Tim Dalgleish
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

This is a beautiful collection of poetry that translates the 2,000-year-old mythos of Ireland into words that inspire and touch the mind, body, and spirit of any listener. This audio narration includes music between the poems which underscores and enhances the mood of romance and thoughtfulness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adequate

  • By Roy on 12-19-17

Adequate

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

Everything is good, but the music is annoying. No audio book should have music playing.

  • Life of the Party

  • Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child
  • By: Bert Kreischer
  • Narrated by: Bert Kreischer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767

A collection of outrageous stories by the stand-up comic, TV host, and inspiration for the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder. Bert Kreischer doesn't know how to say "no". If he did, he wouldn't have gotten himself mixed up with a group of Russian mobsters on a class trip to Moscow, earning him his nickname "The Machine". He wouldn't have wrestled with a bear or swum with sharks on national television. He wouldn't have (possibly) smoked PCP with a star of Saturday Night Live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big Fan of Bert

  • By slayer on 02-01-15

Best Narration ever!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

If you love/like Bert enough to buy the book. You Will love it. These stories are enhanced by the emotions and exclusive insight of the one who experienced it himself. There are moments at the end i honestly teared up by Bert's final story. One of the best Audio books i've ever heard. And i've heard A Lot of them.

  • Professional Idiot

  • A Memoir
  • By: Stephen "Steve-O" Glover, David Peisner
  • Narrated by: Stephen "Steve-O" Glover, Stu Sone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Fame can be addictive. From his early days videotaping crazy skateboard stunts to starring in the blockbuster Jackass franchise, there was little that Stephen “Steve-O” Glover wouldn’t do for attention. Whether it was stapling his nutsack to his leg, diving into a pool full of elephant crap, or routinely risking death invading the private lives of sharks, lions, tigers, and bears, almost nothing was out of bounds. And as the stunts got crazier, his life kept pace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Steve-O narrates 1st 53mins then you get a new guy

  • By Rob on 06-10-11

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

The stories are well told. Direct without a filter. These true stories from a man on an edge, living on the edge and then tripping. Does he fall?

The only negative i have is that i wish Steve-O could read the whole book himself. Though i can see how writing this would be hard. Reading it out loud, would have been devastating, so i don't blame him for dropping out. And Stu Sone does a wonderful job narrating it.

  • Tortured Souls

  • The Legend of Primordium
  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Peter Bishop
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Tortured Souls is one of the most vividly imagined, tightly compressed novellas ever written by the incomparable Clive Barker. At once violent and erotic, brutal and strangely beautiful, it takes us into the heart of the legendary "first city" known as Primordium, the site of political upheaval, passionate encounters, and astonishing acts of transformation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Tale

  • By Kyle Atwood on 10-22-17

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

What more can i say? If you want Clive Barker stories, here they are. well worth reading/listening too.