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  • A Street Cat Named Bob

  • And How He Saved My Life
  • By: James Bowen
  • Narrated by: Kristopher Milnes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself - the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet, James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent, but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, never imagining that he would see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Three Cheers for Bob and James!

  • By Gillian on 01-27-14

Fun listen - much needed!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I picked up this audiobook on a whim. It’s an unexpected delightfully fun read.
James and Bob, thank you for sharing your story!

  • Den of Wolves

  • Blackthorn & Grim, Book 3
  • By: Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by: Natalie Gold, Nick Sullivan, Scott Aiello, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972

Healer Blackthorn knows all too well the rules of her bond to the fey: seek no vengeance, help any who ask, do only good. But after the recent ordeal she and her companion, Grim, have suffered, she knows she cannot let go of her quest to bring justice to the man who ruined her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Third Time's The Charm

  • By Jan on 11-05-16

Great cast continues as Blackthorn & Grimm

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

I’m addicted now.
From the first book through this third of the series, the actors who play Blackthorn & Grimm change with their characters. First book, their voices were rough, angry, etc. Second book, they were more relaxed. This book, they are almost through working their bad experiences. The actors have changed and grown along with their characters.
Story is great. I’ll be listening to the entire series.

  • The King's Speech

  • How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
  • By: Mark Logue, Peter Conradi
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 710

At the urging of his wife, Elizabeth, the Duke of York (known to the royal family as "Bertie") began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship - between a future monarch and a commoner born in Australia - would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As enjoyable as the film, and then some.

  • By Howard on 02-28-11

Starts slowly & then!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

The first half hour was rough for me. Once the real story telling began by weaving newspapers and letters, I enjoyed the book.

Narrator does very well when switching between accents!

  • The Mermaid's Sister

  • By: Carrie Anne Noble
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,874
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,870

There is no cure for being who you truly are.… In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie's healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara's favorite story tells of three orphan infants—Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, O'Neill, who was found beneath an apple tree. One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister's skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ASTONISHINGLY GOOD!

  • By I-C Household on 05-08-15

Good story, speech seem forced at times

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

Clara, main character, was monotonic at times. Marin had better rhythm, the few times she spoke.

  • Secrets of Closing the Sale

  • By: Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

All of us are involved in selling every day. Whenever we present a product or a principle, inform a client, or instruct a child, we are engaging in the art of effective persuasion. Allow America's master of the art of selling to explain proven, practical sales techniques all of us can use every day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just that... Closing the Sale

  • By Jack Stone on 12-11-08

Great content but bad voice rhythm

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I'm writing this review at just past two hours of listening. This is the first book ever that I want to listen to but get very tired of listening after just 20-30 minutes.

I like the content of good solid advice. However, the way the book is narrated by Ziglar is extremely distracting. I feel as if I'm listening to a preacher that makes everything dramatic. The speaking tone doesn't vary from "IMPORTANT!." The speaking rhythm is the same throughout, as in quick with few pauses. It's not easy to understand the change in sections. It's not easy to understand if I'm listening to advice or a story unless I absolutely stop everything to listen. It's truly not the accent (Southern USA?) but the manner of speaking that makes this a two star listen.

I'm sure Ziglar is a great public speaker, but, to narrate his books, please get someone else.

What did you like best about this story?

Advice. Stories included to make the advice stand out.

Would you be willing to try another one of Zig Ziglar’s performances?

No. Not. At. All.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Secrets of Closing the Sale?

I would only cut the narrator.

Any additional comments?

If it were not that I listen to these types of books better than reading them in print, I would return this book.

  • Sacred Success

  • A Course in Financial Miracles
  • By: Barbara Stanny
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

In her work with countless powerful, successful women over the last 20 years, best-selling author and financial educator Barbara Stanny found that most women's problems with money have little to do with money itself, but rather their fear of or ambivalence toward power. Instead of pushing women to pursue financial success in the traditional fashion, Sacred Success seeks to redefine power from a feminine perspective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read after Overcoming Underearning

  • By ANGELINE on 10-18-16

Great read after Overcoming Underearning

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

This is a great read after reading Overcoming Underearning.

The performer was pleasant to listen to: voice was easy going and seemed content and tranquil. No whining (even when quoting a whine!) like other books I've sampled in the self help genre.

Audible and Stanny made it effortless to obtain PDF hardcopies of the written exercises that are part of the book. THANK YOU!

I recommend this book after reading Overcoming Underearning (OU). I wish OU was also available as an audiobook!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heist Society

  • By: Ally Carter
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 241

Since she can remember, Katarina's relatives have been grooming her for the family business - thieving. But when Kat tries to go straight and leave the Life for a normal life, she's promptly kicked out of her new school for stealing the headmaster's car and mounting it on the school fountain. Although she could have done it without breaking a sweat, ironically, this time, she's innocent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Pleasant Surprise

  • By Julia on 02-24-13

Fun listen!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Needing a break from "serious" books, I chose The Heist.

What a fun listen!!! Angela Dawe seamlessly changes her voice for each character regardless of gender and age. Each character is recognizable, even Halle and Nick.

The story is fun, interesting and believable. The length is perfect.

Saving to my re-listen list for my next needed break!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Sell Is Human

  • The Surprising Truth about Moving Others
  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than 15 million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight. Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, perhaps better in print

  • By Cari Rich on 07-26-15

I was given this book and I hate selling

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

This book is changing my mindset.

With actionable ways of changing how I think and believe about selling, this book will be read and re-read.

Thank you, Daniel H. Pink, for writing this book and sending it to the world.

  • Art & Fear

  • Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
  • By: David Bayles, Ted Orland
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846

Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By zozobraswife on 05-10-12

I keep listening!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

Five stars for
- no holds barred straight talk on WHY I MUST make art
- performance is sarcastic, caustic, and perfect for content
- getting me back into my art studio
- stories and examples of why, how, who, what art means and why we artist is must exist and continue to make arts for ourselves first and then the world.

If you need a swift kick in the rump to get back into making art, this is the book. Go some where else for gentle (like Big Magic).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret

  • By: Brian Selznick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • engaging story for the whole family

  • By Jolie on 03-19-08

Fun listen!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-15

Narrator did a wonderful job of changing voices for each character. Sound effects were an awesome touch. So far, one of the best book listens I've enjoyed to date!