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  • Theft of Swords

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,868

Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GOOD START TO A SERIES

  • By Randall on 12-24-18

Awesome adventure!

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Reviewed: 12-21-18

This was an awesome adventure and was wonderfully narrated! I really enjoyed these two books!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When the Game Was Ours

  • By: Larry Bird, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jackie MacMullan
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

From the moment these two players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. Their uncommonly competitive relationship came to symbolize the most compelling rivalry in the NBA. These were the basketball epics of the 1980s - Celtics vs Lakers, East vs West, physical vs finesse, Old School vs Showtime, even white vs black. Each pushed the other to greatness - together Bird and Johnson collected eight NBA Championships and six MVP awards.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story; stilted delivery

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-15

Good but could have been a classic

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Reviewed: 10-31-18

Was such a wonderful piece of sports history. My only issue was it wasn’t done chronologically at times. Besides that, if you love sports history you’re going to love this book!

  • Great at Work

  • How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve More
  • By: Morten Hansen
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714

Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Now, after a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his "Seven Work Smarter Practices" that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance. Each of Hansen's seven practices is highlighted by inspiring stories from individuals in his comprehensive study.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Busting the work your butt off myth

  • By Nathan on 02-06-18

GREAT BOOK!

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Reviewed: 09-08-18

Such wonderful info here! All based on numbers. Highly recommend to anybody looking to grow in their career!

  • Simply Said

  • Communicating Better at Work and Beyond
  • By: Jay Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Jay Sullivan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Simply Said is the essential handbook for business communication. Do you ever feel as though your message hasn't gotten across? Do details get lost along the way? Have tense situations ever escalated unnecessarily? It all comes down to communication. We all communicate, but few of us do it well. From tough presentations to everyday transactions, there is no scenario that cannot be improved with better communication skills. This book presents an all-encompassing guide to improving your communication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone who presents or is in a sales position should read this book!!

  • By ben daughdrill on 12-04-17

A MUST LISTEN EVERY YEAR

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Reviewed: 08-27-18

Anybody can take so much from this book! Being a better communicator can never be a bad thing and you can take so many lessons here!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Culture Code

  • The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,203

In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world's most successful organizations - including Pixar, the San Antonio Spurs, and the US Navy's SEAL Team Six - and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anyone in a leadership position should read this

  • By Kimberly on 03-04-18

WONDERFUL LISTEN

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Reviewed: 08-27-18

Such a great book and numerous examples of humility and all for the betterment of the team! I love hearing books like this!

  • Tiger Woods

  • By: Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian
  • Narrated by: Roger Casey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993

In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life - married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children. Winner of 14 major golf championships and 79 PGA Tour events, Woods was the first billion-dollar athlete, earning more than $100 million a year in endorsements from the likes of Nike, Gillette, AT&T, and Gatorade. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Balanced Look at One of Golf's Greatest

  • By Bill Pence on 05-09-18

THIS HAS TO BECOME A MOVIE!!!

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Reviewed: 08-21-18

Couldn’t stop listening! There’s no other athlete that compares. This story is so well documented! Great bio!

  • 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 6,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,915

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

Simple and to the point

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Reviewed: 07-21-18

Not anything unheard just reminded of and put together in an easy to hear format. Really enjoyable and recommend!

  • Influence

  • The Psychology of Persuasion
  • By: Robert B. Cialdini
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,395

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say yes - and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His 35 years of rigorous, evidence-based research, along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior, has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader - and how to defend yourself against them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening

  • By ProudPapa34 on 01-08-17

Helpful info

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Reviewed: 07-21-18

An easy listen and really useful information to use in any industry/walk of life. I enjoyed it.

  • Inferno

  • The Talon Saga, Book 5
  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies, Tristan Morris, MacLeod Andrews, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

From the New York Times, USA Today, and international best-selling author of the Iron Fey and the Blood of Eden series comes the fiery, hugely anticipated finale of the Talon Saga. What if dragons walked among us in human form? Enter a modern fantasy of heroes, sacrifice, forbidden love, and enemies turned allies who have no choice but to fight side by side. Don't miss the epic conclusion as Ember, Riley, and Garrett face off against Dante and the Talon dragon clones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Saga

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-01-19

WONDERFUL SERIES

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Reviewed: 07-01-18

It was such a neat book to listen to from all the perspectives of the main characters. It was like listening to a movie! I thought a really neat story to listen to!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Legion

  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies, Tristan Morris, MacLeod Andrews, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

Dragon hatchling Ember Hill was never prepared to find love at all - dragons do not suffer human emotions - let alone with a human, and a former dragonslayer at that. With Garret, an ex-soldier of St. George, dying at her feet after sacrificing his freedom and his life to expose the deepest of betrayals, Ember knows only that nothing she was taught by the dragon organization Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she's capable of doing and feeling.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I've had enough, thank you

  • By Mary Catherine on 06-24-17

A bit more exciting than I thought

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Reviewed: 06-20-18

It’s definitely a quick listen but I enjoyed it! I’m enjoying the development of the characters and the story is neat!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful