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  • Power Moves

  • Lessons from Davos
  • By: Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Adam Grant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,887

Power is changing. Private corner offices and management by decree are out, as is unquestioned trust in the government and media. These former pillars of traditional power have been replaced by networks of informed citizens who collectively wield more power over their personal lives, employers, and worlds than ever before. So how do you navigate this new landscape and come out on top?  Adam Grant, Wharton organizational psychologist, went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the epicenter of power, and sat down with thought leaders from around the world, to find out.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disorganized

  • By mike a on 01-16-19

Will not play

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Have now idea. Errors every time I try to play. Delete and down load again with the same results.

  • Shadowed Souls

  • By: Jim Butcher - editor, Kerrie L. Hughes - editor
  • Narrated by: Jim Butcher, Julia Whelan, Various
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,368

In this dark and gritty collection - featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman - nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil.... Unfortunately, that's exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's an Urban Fantasy Anthology, not Dresden

  • By Daniel Sturkie on 12-08-16

A little disappointed

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I don't mind short stories but maybe one of 2 of these i cared for. Just not what was expected.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Read by Eddie Redmayne
  • By: J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
  • Narrated by: Eddie Redmayne
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,158

A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • whoops

  • By A. Bunnell on 04-19-17

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

What disappointed you about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?

Not a story. This is just a dictionary.

What was most disappointing about J.K. Rowling and Newt Scamander ’s story?

There is no story

Did Eddie Redmayne do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes, again this is just a dictionary.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Alpha and Omega

  • A Novella from On the Prowl
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,331
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,345

Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The beginning of the Alpha and Omega

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-14-13

Included story in Shifting Shadows

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

What made the experience of listening to Alpha and Omega the most enjoyable?

I wasn't paying attention to the title and for got this story was included in Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson. It was good to hear this story again. If you start the Alpha & Omega tales it would be good to start here. If you are following the tales of Mercy Thompson and get the Shifting Shadows this is the last tale and should follow up with the Alpha & Omega set and not worry about missing something by not starting here. Or like me get it also and now I want to start the set again.

  • Hex Appeal

  • By: Jim Butcher, Carrie Vaughn, Ilona Andrews, and others
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck, Marc Vietor, Gayle Hendrix, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 476

Fall under the intoxicating spell of their hex appeal…In the magical world that lies hidden beneath our own, witches and conjurers play deadly games. They know just the right spell to kill a man with one kiss—or raise him back again. And they’re not afraid to exact sweet revenge on those who dare to cross them. But what if you’re the unlucky soul who falls victim to a conjurer’s curse? And if you had the power to cast a magic spell of your own, would you use it?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Format, Good Stories

  • By Shay H. on 01-17-13

Holly's Balm

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

Reviewed: 08-27-15

What did you love best about Hex Appeal?

Great Story

What did you like best about this story?

Just listened again and hearing the line, he pumped the shotgun one handed, then later hearing I turned my head before he fired the shotgun, both barrels. Yea that makes me laugh. Anyway I like the story still just need a little more weapons knowledge. Then again I have seen a double barreled pump on the Simpsons! LOL

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She did a great job. Enjoyed.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Again the double barreled pump shotgun moved me out of the story.

  • Skinwalker

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 1
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,601
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,605

Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How refreshing

  • By Mobilis on 06-01-10

Adjectives adjectives

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

Reviewed: 03-15-13

What would have made Skinwalker better?

A story. I just couldn't listen more the 5 min's at a time.

Has Skinwalker turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What didn’t you like about Khristine Hvam’s performance?

Performance was fine. Story no.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None that I know of. Then again I could listen very long.

Any additional comments?

It did help me fall asleep on try.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,401
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,486
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,118

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I can't believe I bought ths

  • By Jayson on 06-03-12

Just dont get it.

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

Reviewed: 01-08-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Women, I guess since my wife wanted me to read/listen.

Would you ever listen to anything by E. L. James again?

No, I don't think so.

What three words best describe Becca Battoe’s performance?

Young Valley Girl.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Just not for me. Found myself dreading the next e-mail read wanting to fast forward. Felt like chewing on aluminum foil.

Any additional comments?

Listening to the over and over e-mail exchange was like nails on a chalkboard. I listened to the end only for my wife. She wanted me to listen. I enjoyed it better the times I fell asleep. I did go back and re-listen. Again, just for my wife.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful