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Andrew R. Keating

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  • The Art of Dramatic Writing

  • Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
  • By: Lajos Egri
  • Narrated by: Troy W. Hudson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Among the many "how-to" playwriting books that have appeared over the years, there have been few that attempt to analyze the mysteries of play construction. Lajos Egri's classic, The Art of Dramatic Writing, does just that, with instruction that can be applied equally well to a short story, novel, or screenplay. Examining a play from the inside out, Egri starts with the heart of any drama: its characters. All good dramatic writing hinges on people and their relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who Knew?

  • By Cedrick on 06-03-17

Great Book, Amatuer Narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

Although I am grateful that someone narrated this book, I'm not fully satisfied with the narrator. Troy Hudson sounds like he was in a hurry to get on to the next audio book project. He read the entire book way too fast. There are several sections that require better than average acting skills, but Hudson has no sense of character, and he reads through the excerpts of dialogue with the same voice as his objective narration.

Lonesome Dove
    
    
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        Larry McMurtry
    
    


    
    
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        Lee Horsley
    
    


    
    Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
    7,140 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Lonesome Dove

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
  • Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,279
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,301

Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio book I have ever listened to!

  • By James on 12-20-04

Good Story; Good Narrator; Baaad Audio Engineering

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Lots of huffs and puffs. The audio engineers didn't use a noise gate on the mastering. The sound of Lee's breathing is too distracting for me.

  • Hemlock Grove

  • or, The Wise Wolf
  • By: Brian McGreevy
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 306

The body of a young girl is found mangled and murdered in the woods of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania, in the shadow of the abandoned Godfrey Steel Mill. A manhunt ensues - though the authorities aren’t sure if it's a man they should be looking for.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very similar to the TV show

  • By Erin on 01-01-14

Annoying “Shh” Sound

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

The narrator has an annoyingly distracting “shh” sound. I couldn’t get lost in the story because it bothered me so much.

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The Way of the SEAL
    Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed
    
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        Mark Divine,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Allyson Edelhurtz Machate
    
    


    
    
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        John Pruden
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    1,894 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Way of the SEAL

  • Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed
  • By: Mark Divine, Allyson Edelhurtz Machate
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648

Ex-navy commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience, and uncanny intuition. Blending the tactics he learned from America's elite forces with lessons from the Spartans, samurai, Apache scouts, and other great warrior traditions, Divine has distilled the fundamentals of success into eight powerful principles that will transform you into the leader you always knew you could be. Learn to think like a SEAL, and take charge of your destiny at work, home and in life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolute must read

  • By Chris on 08-15-15

Good System for Self Improvement

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

Having been in the U.S. Navy, I can relate to Mark Devine's Way of the SEAL (WOS) philosophy. He gives readers a viable system for improving one's physical, emotional and mental strength, utilizing the terminology used in the Navy. I recommend listening to the audiobook while on long solitary jogs and following his system of self-improvement through self-reflection. With dedication, one will definitely see positive gains. The best parts of his WOS system are the sections on meditation and creative visualization, two essential components to accomplishing one's goals. The fact that Devine covers these areas extensively and returns to them again, reassures me that he knows what he's talking about. This book doesn't seem like a trendy self-help book, but a practical philosophy associated with a system that actually works. If you're skeptical, just look at the successes of the US Navy SEALS. Get the book and the audiobook. Study it and watch yourself improve. You won't regret it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Living a Laptop Lifestyle

  • Reclaim Your Life by Making Money Online
  • By: Greg Scott, Fiona Scott
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis, Gavin Osborn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Follow the "Five Essential Steps to Success" as you listen to this intriguing and compelling guide for creating your own online business. Each chapter is carefully composed to suit the budding entrepreneur: from the basics of getting started, right through to creating your own Web site and making money online. Greg and Fiona Scott take you on an engrossing journey as they share their own account of "living a laptop lifestyle" through their online business, discussing the many trials and pitfalls they encountered along the way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good if you're looking for the basics

  • By Oliver Nielsen on 12-16-14

Somewhat Inspirational Book

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

After listening to Living a Laptop Lifestyle, I've been inspired to delve deeper into my own creative potential. Any book that stimulates a renewed self-confidence to participate in the act of creation is worth spending time with. This book does that, while also encouraging readers or listeners to make money being creative, by starting an online business. The wisdom the writers share is a compilation of their personal journey to success. They offer tons of ideas on how to get started and how to succeed. Of course, one isn't going to attain the same success from just reading this book. Like all successful people, you still have to stay committed to your goals. You would do well to read or listen to this book, because if anything, it offers encouragement and affirmation; it motivates and inspires you to pursue your goals.