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  • The Empty Grave

  • Lockwood & Co., Book 5
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 579

Five months after the events in The Creeping Shadow, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just the best ending ever!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-18-17

Bravo, Stroud!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-17

Perfect balance of suspense and resolve. Not over done. Not dark at all. And a healthy dose of comic relief smeared throughout. I’ll miss the skull (may need to revisit Bartimaeus now…), and I’ll definitely look for more books with Emily Bevan. As for Jonathan Stroud, he’s a clever one, that’s for certain: he’s a master of the ghoulish genre, has an amazing voice that’s humble while strong, and he springs his wit with timing that even the folks at Pixar envy.*

*That last bit—about Pixar—that might not exactly be the truth. But “I” envy his talents. And if the cartoonish lot behind the bouncing lamp logo listen to this book they’ll be envious too!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Again to Carthage

  • By: John L. Parker Jr. Jr.
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Quenton Cassidy thought he had left his athletic career far behind as he built a successful professional career in south Florida. But as several personal tragedies and the wear and tear of life began to weigh upon him, he wonders if perhaps he hasn't given up a special part of his life too soon. His return to the world of competitive running is dramatic and revelatory to both the protagonist and the listener, as is his desperate, all-out attempt to make on last Olympic team.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Again to Carthage

  • By Gerard on 08-12-10

Third time listening to this one. Love it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-17

Love the story, love the characters, love the details runners will only get, love the descriptionsI'm and the dialog, love the performance. At once intelligent, articulate, scientific and witty. Classic book. I'm sure I'll visit again in a couple of years. BUT START with Once A Runner

  • Prosperity for Writers

  • A Writer's Guide to Creating Abundance
  • By: Honoree Corder
  • Narrated by: Tracy Hundley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Writers don't get paid much. At least, that's what you've convinced yourself. You believe that you've taken up the mantle of the starving artist, and that means you have to struggle for every cent you earn. But what if a simple change in beliefs and tactics could lead you to abundance and success? Your time would be better spent and your bank account would finally be full from your creative efforts. Author Honorée Corder is here to help you transform your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Great Kick In The Seat of The Pants

  • By Stephen on 01-29-18

Get out of your head and believe you can!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-16

Would you listen to Prosperity for Writers again? Why?

#1 This book is fun, and practical, and fun.
#2 There's a ton of knowledge here. It's not "oh, I know so much;" it's more like, "this really isn't so hard, here's how you do it."
#3 There are lots of books about writing on the market. Why not read one from an author with multiple best sellers and successful businesses?
#4 The habit of writing is a muscle, and so is keeping the mindset of prosperity. This book brings this to life.
#5 There are a few books writers should read every year. Stephen King's On Writing and Steven Pressfield's War of Art are two. Prosperity for Writers makes three.

The audible version is great. I want the print version so I can make highlights.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Virgin Way

  • Everything I Know about Leadership
  • By: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,142

While building the Virgin Group over 40 years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different swashbuckling style of leadership.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiration, and nuggets of wisdom for anyone

  • By John R. on 05-08-15

More entertainment than meat

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-15

Overall not a bad work, but it's not ground breaking. The story of Virgin is interesting. Branson believes in "fun" and he keeps the book light and comical.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Legacy Journey

  • A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,432
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,423

Dave Ramsey shares Biblical wisdom on the legacy we build with our wealth. What does the Bible really say about money? About wealth? How much does God expect you to give to others? How does wealth affect your friendships, marriage, and children? How much is "enough"? There’s a lot of bad information in our culture today about wealth - and the wealthy. Worse, there’s a growing backlash in America against our most successful neighbors, but why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leave a legacy

  • By Lou34 on 03-17-15

Come drink distilled financial wisdom.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-14

What made the experience of listening to The Legacy Journey the most enjoyable?

This book has a solid Biblical foundation. I love that Dave presents advanced wealth management with great attention to detail and sound logic, with every principle rooted in the Word of God.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Legacy Journey?

I'll never forget the how I felt convicted to press on with the "baby steps" to reach for greater excellence. We've followed the "Dave Ramsey method" for many years with reasonable success, though we've still got a long way to go. There is so much more that my family can do with what God has provided us. We can be like the tree in Psalms 1 that bears fruit "in it's season," we just have to stick with the process.

What about Dave Ramsey’s performance did you like?

He's just Dave. After listening to him for years, I feel like he's an old friend.

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

Dave's "Legacy Box" idea is a worthy endeavor. I'm a fanatic for planning and organization and have some of these ideas in place already. Dave's concept really challenged me to make improvements in my plan for the benefit of my family.

Any additional comments?

Loved the listen, likely will buy several copies of the book to give away.