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The Story Audio Bible - New International Version, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People audiobook cover art

Overall, great! But performance could have been better!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-19

Zondervan does it again! I’ve learned my three favorite Christian book publishers are Zondervan, Tyndale, and Thomas Nelson. They’re products are usually good!

I liked this production, but I feel they could’ve done better with the performance. At a time when kids are growing up with computer games with $265 million production costs (I’m not exaggerating, just look up how much it cost to produce GTO 5), Millenials want a lot of stimulation. While the production was above average for an audiobook, it was less than some audio Bibles Ive been through (like Bible Experience or Word of Promise). Zondervan could’ve included more sound effects and more actors. Better acting too. Celebrities would be willing to volunteer their time for the Bible.

Overall, I still say it was an above average production, and it’s the Bible which I won’t give a negative review. But I think they can one up this. Thanks for reading!

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Becoming audiobook cover art

Behind every successful man is the woman who stands behind him. Sort of…

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

Reviewed: 07-04-19

To me, there is no more important of a job than for a woman to be a good mother.

I came from a background in education. I taught high school. Often times, parents of my students were too busy in their work and dating life, they neglected their kids. In some situations, there were single mom who worked a lot just to stay afloat. The kids would ultimately be affected since no one watched them. Students whose parents were active in Parent-Teacher associations were always most successful! Parents who showed up to everything! I didn’t see Michelle be involved enough with her kids’ lives. If she is supposed to be a role-model for us to follow, she came across as too self-centered and looked like she put her career first before anything!

Also, I felt Michelle and Obama had two parallel lives. They didn’t act enough like a team for the majority of the story. It wasn’t until President Obama was deep into his political career that she started helping him out. “Behind every successful man is the woman who stands behind him” didn’t really apply in this case. She didn’t even support his decision to be in politics! She came across as rather selfish!

I actually like President Obama less now that I went through this. He’s less “black” in culture than I thought. I didn’t know he lived in Indonesia, or was raised in Hawaii, or by a Caucasian mom. I still appreciate the diversity he brought to the White House, but I would’ve preferred to see some one who grew up in a black neighborhood with the associated struggles.

I like that nowadays in Hollywood, the geniuses in movies are often women or black (like in Hunger Games, or Snowden). We owe that to African Americans since we portrayed them as sub-human and dangerous for decades! This book could’ve mentioned more notable African-Americans!

‘Identity politics’ needs to stop. It creates sheep. I know Republicans who blindly vote red on every issues without even thinking things through (and some who are way too poor to benefit from Republican policies). On the flip side, I know Hispanics and African-Americans who own businesses and are way too rich to benefit from Democratic policies. Many don’t even know what they’re voting for, but feel they should be loyal to the Democratic Party because they associate it with their race or ethnicity. Choosing one political party and voting every way that one party votes is for people who don’t want to think for themselves!

Would’ve been nice if this book mentioned a little of basic African-American economics. If you have a group and give it the crappiest education (Jim Crow laws), resources, nutrition, and also a bad image on the media for decades, the group will be severely affected and will likely take a long time to catch up to other groups. I wish this book discussed these economics a little.

I am glad Michelle put together this book because it brought us into her world and I’m happy I went through it. However, I don’t think I’ll make it a part of my permanent library and I don’t think it lives up to the hype! However, I have recommended it to some friends.

It would’ve been nice to have a foreword by President Obama (again, they’re not enough of a team and are living two parallel, independent lives)

The epilogue was excellent.

38 of 45 people found this review helpful

Bang: More Lays in 60 Days audiobook cover art

I don't like the author's ethics, but I still think there's valuable information in this book

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

I don't like how the author is giving advice on how to hook up with women that are married or have boyfriends, or the author's goals. I think it's jacked up to try and hook up with a woman who is married, and I would not want guys to flirt with a woman I am dating.

I have different goals than the author. To me, just hooking up with a woman with no substance is just not fulfilling.

Other than the author's ethics, I still feel there's some very valuable information in this book! Anyone going on the journey on Game could benefit from some of what Roosh teaches. He does come across as he genuinely cares to teach newbies and struggling guys, and I believe he practiced most of what he teaches.

Some of the material is slightly outdated. Maybe when this book was written, there weren't many quality girls on dating websites but the times have definitely changed. I've met some decent girls online.

I like how he gives very specific examples of some things to say, and his stories.

There's a lot of info in this short dense audiobook. It's probably worth going through twice. Good luck on your journey!

Art of Seduction audiobook cover art

Worth going through- but long...some good points though!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

Some people complained about the narrator. Personally, I didn't mind him. I thought he was well-suited for a long book.

There are some good pieces of info for both guys and girls. Not the best book on pick-up or game, but won't hurt to go through it! I wouldn't recommend this being the only book on seduction though. I'd look up Game by Neil Strauss and look at similar books as Game to get a stronger foundation.

The Tactical Guide to Women audiobook cover art
  • The Tactical Guide to Women
  • How Men Can Manage Risk in Dating and Marriage
  • By: Shawn Smith
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell

Extremely Important Book

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Extremely important book I recommend every young person go through at least twice. I'm going through it a second time right now. I plan to keep it in my permanent library and possibly go through it another time in the future

The Rational Male audiobook cover art

Over-rated. Some things I don't agree with

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

There are a lot of concepts I don't agree with in it. Also I thought the speaker was monotoned. There are some good concepts, but I don't think it lives up to the hype. Also it's too long

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Mate audiobook cover art

Overall some great advice! Some things I'd argue against

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

Overall worth going through. I don't agree with the part about how girls don't want a guy who can't drink occasionally without relapsing. There are a lot of girls who want a straight-edge guy. I don't agree with his advice to take time off before going to college because I know many people who did that and never returned or had an opportunity to return to college. Some other parts I didn't agree with. Could have better performance. Some of the performance was okay, and some was monotoned. I expected the book to have more humor because of the cover, but it had a more serious tone. Still worth going through. There were some excellent parts and a lot of excellent advice!

Red Knight audiobook cover art
  • Red Knight
  • The Thinking Man's Blueprint to Masculinity, Sexual Confidence & Becoming Irresistible to Women
  • By: Aslen Claymore
  • Narrated by: Aslen Claymore

Some really good info. Some average info. Worth going through

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

Overall it brought value to go through this. Not the best I've heard on the topic, but some good advice. Some parts were great and some were mediocre. The author genuinely cares to help people

How to Be a 3% Man audiobook cover art

Worth going through. Teaches "Game" from another angle

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

Some useful information here. I particularly like the parts about not looking too needy, the ways women test you, and being mascul

99 Bad Boy Traits That Instantly Attract Women audiobook cover art

Some good info.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

Some good info. Nothing much new if you read anything else on pick up. Won't hurt to go through though