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  • The Ember Blade

  • The Darkwater Legacy
  • By: Chris Wooding
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788

Aren has lived by the rules all his life. He's never questioned it; that's just the way things are. But then his father is executed for treason, and he and his best friend, Cade, are thrown into a prison mine, doomed to work until they drop. Unless they can somehow break free.... But what lies beyond the prison walls is more terrifying still. Rescued by a man who hates him yet is oath-bound to protect him, pursued by inhuman forces, Aren slowly accepts that everything he knew about his world was a lie. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I cried at the end of this damn thing.

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-09-19

Lame beginning.... great ending

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

Great study on betrayel, bad governments, as well as resistance. I couldn’t finish a book for what seems like forever...... and now I finished this one good stuff!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54,819
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49,700
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49,544

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

You Can’t Hurt me

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

The last few chapters starting with the pull ups world record, to “a chart with god” are incredible..... Goggins doesn’t give a fuck if you dislike this review, or don’t like his book. Dig deep listen to this book

  • The Wolf

  • By: Leo Carew
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Ready or not, Roper has been thrust into a position of leadership that he's woefully ill prepared for. Now, a massive army approaches from the south, old allies turn against him, and new rivals seek to undermine his rule. Facing attack from within and without, Roper must forge reckless alliances, no matter the cost, to save his kingdom. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got me through tough runs

  • By Gurpal Sandhu on 07-17-18

One fantastic character....... solid first act......

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

1st act great.

2nd act boooring

3rd act decent.

Honestly one character uptrend is why I kept listening to this book. He alone carried the book. This is the first fantasy book of 7 that I have actually finished. I did so in 4 days. One thing I hate is the author will build up a HUGE problem and then BOOOM one thing will magically fix it. Also descriptions of an entire battle is missing.... this is done for a point. Also not strong female characters..... saying that the main character I am literally cheering for. I also cheer for the man from the soul belamus..... though it made no sense why they never just made an alliance. I honestly felt more terror from potential military coups than I did from the full scale battles.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Wolf of the North, Book 1

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,062
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,780

A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great opening to a series

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-17

The First act disguised as a novel

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Very slow, little action. Decent character development. However I feel like our main character would be merely a side character in a truly epic series. Performance is fantastic. Story was good enough that I finished it, not good enough to not return it. For showing a sword on the cover, and something "Magic" going on this book does nothing with it going forward. Maybe the next book is great, I doubt it however.

  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,255

In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There is a PDF, Folks

  • By Cynthia on 06-27-17

Drop every other “diet book” and listen to this

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

Just do it personally message me if your dissatisfied with this book it’s amazing listen

  • Choose Yourself!

  • Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream
  • By: James Altucher
  • Narrated by: James Altucher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,887
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875

The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for "security," everything we thought was "safe," no longer is. But more and more opportunities are rising out of the ashes of the broken system to generate real success. Choose Yourself illuminates your personal path to building a bright, new world out of the wreckage of the old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, Motivational + Real

  • By Sexy by Nature on 10-06-13

Great concept

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

Solid book heard most of the points before biggest thing for me was how we change the world one individual at a time.... and best sellers are truly written for one individual

  • The Sale of a Lifetime

  • How the Great Bubble Burst of 2017-2019 Can Make You Rich
  • By: Harry S. Dent Jr.
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 372

We're now entering the winter season of the 80-year four season economic cycle. It's during this season that we'll clear the decks with a devastating crash and debilitating deflation. The economy and markets will shed the excesses created during the preceding fall bubble boom season and prepare the soil for new blossoming in innovation and a spring boom. After the blustering bull market of 2009-2015, we are now preparing for a shakeout more painful than anything we've seen before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Harry Dent Loves Him Some Harry Dent

  • By mike on 04-20-17

Not Easiest Audio book

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

Would you try another book from Harry S. Dent Jr. and/or Sean Pratt?

between him and Peter schift... very interesting. I think the highest value of the book is to understand the charts of how bubbles work.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

ummmmm kinda "well why hasn't it popped" however I obviously see the bubbles all round us/

Have you listened to any of Sean Pratt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

nope

Did The Sale of a Lifetime inspire you to do anything?

yes go ver more data and learn more.... however I doubt long term bonds will be the major investment.

  • The Axe and the Throne

  • Bounds of Redemption, Volume 1
  • By: M. D. Ireman
  • Narrated by: Matt Cowlrick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 934

It is a fool's errand, and Tallos knows it, but against his own better judgment and the pleading of his wife, Tallos has committed himself to a voyage north. His lifelong friend's eldest sons are said to have been taken by Northmen, a raiding people ill-reputed for their savagery. The boys are already dead, Tallos knows, and in that dark place of grim reasoning he wishes only to find their corpses quickly so he can fulfill his promise and return to his wife. Instead, he finds something far worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what fantasy needs.

  • By Karl on 04-06-16

Good luck following along

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

Man so man characters..... no one knows what the heck is going on. The author has a note letting people know how it is for "advanced readers" hmmmm I think that's a sign it stinks. Maybe two
characters I actually cared about.... don't gamble on this one

  • Dueling with Kings

  • High Stakes, Killer Sharks, and the Get-Rich Promise of Daily Fantasy Sports
  • By: Daniel Barbarisi, Daniel Barbarisi - prologue
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

Daniel Barbarisi quits his job as the New York Yankees beat writer for The Wall Street Journal and begins a quest: to join the top 1 percent of Daily Fantasy Sports ("DFS") players, the so-called "sharks", and figure out whether DFS is on the level - while maybe cashing in along the way. DFS is fantasy sports on steroids. It's the domain of bitter rivals FanDuel and DraftKings, online juggernauts who turned a legal loophole into a billion-dollar industry by allowing sports fans to bet piles of cash constructing fantasy teams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great storytelling about dfs pros.

  • By Andrew M. on 11-02-17

A one day listen!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES YES YES

What did you like best about this story?

wow how it broke down the whole Fan Duel daily fantasy sports world.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

#littleguygoespro

Any additional comments?

the fact that vegas made him the favorite in the NHL contest at the end was incredible I loved this book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,499

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clamorous Praise for "Quiet"

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

an extrovert that stuggles through

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

Would you try another book from Susan Cain and/or Kathe Mazur?

man usefull information....... but I feel it is a lot of introvert worship of....GASP introverts..... LOL I kept falling alseep throughout the book.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kathe Mazur?

snoop dogg

Any additional comments?

BOOOORING HELPFUL BUT BOOOOOORRRRING