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  • Blood Brothers

  • The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel
  • By: Elias Chacour, Lynne Hybels, Gabe Lyons, and others
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

As a child, Elias Chacour lived in a small Palestinian village in Galilee. When tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed and nearly one million forced into refugee camps in 1948, Elias began a long struggle with how to respond. In Blood Brothers, he blends his riveting life story with historical research to reveal a little-known side of the Arab-Israeli conflict, touching on questions such as: What behind-the-scenes politics touched off the turmoil in the Middle East?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grabs attention & shifts paradigms

  • By Shelley Johnson on 10-10-17

A complete paradigm shift in thinking and knowing more!

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

A former colleague, who now lives in Lebanon, recommended this book. His wife and him run a mission for the Lebonese youth. They are Christians.
I thought I had a relative idea of what the whole debate was about. This changed everything for me. And I love the enduring message

  • The Advantage

  • Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
  • By: Patrick Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lencioni
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,179

This is the promise of The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni’s bold manifesto about the most unexploited opportunity in modern business. In his immensely readable and accessible style, Lencioni makes the case that there is no better way to achieve profound improvement in an organization than by attacking the root causes of dysfunction, politics, and confusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Advantage

  • By ALWALEED on 05-07-15

Well written but I don't know if it applies for my situation

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

I would like to implement the strategies; however, some of the scope is beyond my job responsibilities and I'm not certain if leadership above me sees the need. I'm going to manage what I'm allowed to manage and hopefully be a role model.
The ending was a bit quick. I think I wanted more of a summary. Quick strategies. Reminders. I'll just have to read the book again.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,500
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,433
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35,347

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Narration Continues

  • By Gina on 05-13-16

Probably the best audiobook I have ever heard! The narrator is stupendous!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

Of course the story is written extremely well. The imagery is captivating but the narrators voice is so incredibly diverse. The talent the narrator uses to bring each character life is unbelievable.

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  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 27 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,036
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37,948

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book You'll Read This Year

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-22-15

The voice talent is in credible which complements the storyline.

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

There are so many storylines and characters, the narrator does an impeccable job of bringing the characters to life. I feel like I am hearing the character speak with out an effort to have to set aside that I know it is one person doing the voice. Incredible story!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44,823
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,146
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,055

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons, and dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best of a Brilliant Series

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-21-15

The voice narrator is probably the most talented person I have ever listen to. The storing is intoxicating.

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

Reviewed: 03-18-17

Obviously the most intricate book thus far, I have been engrossed in the details and entertain by the narrator. At one point, I forgot that it was more than one person. He was doing these incredible voices and it did not seem out of place.
The story is obviously interwoven into many details of which the narrator does a stupendous job of lending caricatures and characteristics to each person without distracting from the overall story line. I can't wait to read the next one

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,701
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,862
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42,800

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim Dale at his best

  • By rottndachs on 01-12-16

Superb performance and excellent read!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

Even though this was a much longer book than the previous, it captured my attention from the very beginning. The narrator is extremely talented and the production value is outstanding. I am absolutely impressed and captivated by the entire production.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51,384
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47,007
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46,942

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Of all the trees, we get one that hits back!

  • By Andrew on 11-20-17

Audiobook review worth the listen.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

This was another fine example of a very talented story teller with an excellent VoiceOver reader. I enjoyed the entire book. I will be reading the next one!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,413
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,558
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67,512

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding story told brilliantly

  • By mckobnzzc on 09-21-18

I have never read any of the books until now

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

The narrator was extremely talented and kept my attention the entire book. The story was excellent and I appreciated the fine detail that was included. This was truly a talented performance by an excellent writer and gifted narrator. Excellent recording

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Like Switch

  • An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over
  • By: Jack Schafer PhD, Ph.D. Marvin Karlins Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,001

The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI's National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Billy G. Gruff on 05-14-16

The premise offers a promise of some true proven methods. They were not delivered.

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

Another book called light spotting seem to more accurately give some information. When he spoke about being a spy and how he use techniques to break down the spies, that sounded intriguing. Then there were a bunch of teaching techniques that didn't really seem all that impressive. And actually kind of seem like it was taken off a Wikipedia page or something. He did finish it up and bring it together with the Duke and Duchess type story and that was good so the bookends was excellent it's just the metal that didn't deliver anything noteworthy theme. I'm sorry. I wish I could've given it more. I wanted to know more

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104,303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90,958

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

A very well written book with an interesting take on life

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

This may be a book that takes several times to read. It's very well written. The first two chapters flow together beautifully. I enjoyed reading it the audiobook was produced very well and I liked the narrator! The content is excellent but I feel like I will need to read it one or two more times. Because of the depth!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful