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  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,879
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,126
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,000

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

Much to think about

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

There is so much information, I'll have to listen to it 5 more times. I will also have to practice, practice, practice to rearrange my mind set to create change.

  • The Contract

  • By: Melanie Moreland
  • Narrated by: John Lane, Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087

A tyrant by day, a playboy by night. That's the reputation that precedes Richard VanRyan. He lives life the way he wants, no concern for the opinion of others. He cares for no one, is completely unrepentant, and has no desire to change his ways. Katharine Elliott works under Richard as his PA. She despises him and his questionable ethics, but endures all the garbage he sends her way, because she needs the job.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Arrogance

  • By EnVee on 11-12-16

Where to start....

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Here's the thing, it's so TOTALLY unrealistic that I found it difficult to finish. Please don't get me wrong, I am all for escaping reality, but this story was just too much to swallow. The male characters thoughts and revelations are so not in character that I lost interest. As far as the naration, it was good, just good. I think John Lane would have been an easier listen if the dialogue was written for a mans voice, but not to be. I imagined Mr. Lane rolling his eyes at what he was reading.

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  • Heartless

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 552

Life has taught Lucas Kendrick, duke of Harndon, that a heart is a decided liability. Betrayed by his elder brother, rejected by his fiancée, banished by his father, and shunned by his mother, Luke fled to Paris, where he became the most sought-after bachelor in fashionable society. Ten years later fate has brought him back home to England as head of the family who rejected him. Unwilling as he is to be involved with them, he must assume responsibility for his younger siblings, the family estate he once loved - and the succession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hero's redemption makes this worth reading

  • By Lady Wesley on 09-03-15

blah blah blah.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

I struggled to finish this book...so much so I skipped 10 or so chapters. I just couldn't stand the syrupy story line...really. After the first 6 chapters I just tuned it out and then couldnt stand to losten to it anymore so I skipped to the end to put myself out of misery.

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51,813
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46,857
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46,863

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

thank heaven Kate Reading was reading parts

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

I don't think I could have standed to listen to the whole story with Michael Kramer reading it. Mr. Kramers voice is just too drone like,very little fluxuation. But Ms. Readings voice gave it more defination and that was what made easier and pleasent to listen. When the narration is dificult to listen to I'll just breakdown and purchase the book and read it myself. Kate Reading to the rescue. The actual book is a wonderfull world to visit. I'm looking forward to the next one, I've already downloaded it!

  • Hardcore Twenty-Four

  • Stephanie Plum, Book 24
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,450

This Jersey girl hits hard - 24/7. The blockbuster Stephanie Plum series continues with Hardcore Twenty-Four from number one New York Times best-selling Janet Evanovich.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sign

  • By Kimberly on 11-27-17

boring and bigoted

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

I'm very tired of this series. The only reason I keep reading this series is keep hoping for a smidgen of growth with the characters. But it didn't happen, again. I feel like the author is just coasting along for the money. To top it off it's a bigoted towards the LGBT community in my opinion and I'm tired of this kind of attitude. I've been listening and reading since th 1st one. I'm done, it's just a waist of a credit and my time , my life.

  • Prairie Fires

  • The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • By: Caroline Fraser
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

Millions of fans of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls - the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true story of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder's biography.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spoiler Alert: Do Not Read If You Don’t Want Your Childhood Memories Destroyed

  • By Leslie on 03-05-18

Truthfully painful

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

A very in-depth work of the times and characters. I'm happy that I read these books to my children years ago. This tale of the real characters is painfull to hear but the thoroughness of the research including the times all of this took place, helped me to have a perspective that made it palatable for me. It's not pretty, just real. I'll stick to real any day.

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  • The Passage

  • The Passage Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,255

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Intense

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

There is little mercy in the telling of this story, and that's a good thing.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Pigeon Tunnel

  • Stories from My Life
  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: John le Carré
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carré has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, le Carré is as funny as he is incisive, reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Global Literary Treasure

  • By Darwin8u on 09-16-16

absolutely charming

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

I truly enjoyed listening to this memoir, not only for the personal history but also for the world history. When famous historical characters are brought forward in such a down to earth way. I can see how the author was raised by a charlatan, in his ability to charming me into seeing the world through his eyes.

  • Material Girl

  • The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters, Book 1
  • By: Julia London
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 445

For socialite Robin Lear, being handcuffed in the back of a police car for a bogus crime is the cherry on top of the worst week ever. First, her father announces devastating news. Then, in a fit of tough love, he demotes Robin from her cushy job in the family business and reassigns her to work for an insufferable manager. Now, for the first time in her life, Robin will have to earn her place in the world - and the sexy new contractor renovating her house may be just the man to show her how.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed this surprisingly

  • By Jan on 09-01-13

Tedious and I couldn't stand the main character.

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

The characters were so unlikable I couldn't get past the first 3 chapters. Don't bother with this one.

  • The Scribe of Siena

  • A Novel
  • By: Melodie Winawer
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Cambell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Accomplished neurosurgeon Beatrice Trovato knows that her deep empathy for her patients is starting to impede her work. So when her beloved brother passes away, she welcomes the unexpected trip to the Tuscan city of Siena to resolve his estate, even as she wrestles with grief. But as she delves deeper into her brother's affairs, she discovers intrigue she never imagined - a 700-year-old conspiracy to decimate the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hope this is the first in a series!

  • By Taryn on 05-30-17

Fantastic narrator!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

This was nothing short of an exquisite listen. Everything about this was perfection. The story was written with a rich historically correct background as a basis for time travel.The time that this takes place in is fascinating. Oh! The narrator does such a wonderful job with her Italian accent that she's totally believable.I loved this book .I'm looking forward to more from this author, actually I just cant wait!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful