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Castle Hill, NSW, Australia
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Summary: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right audiobook cover art
  • Summary: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

  • By: Abbey Beathan
  • Narrated by: Bill Conway
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Listen to riveting stories about the importance of checklists in this audio summary of The Checklist Manifesto. Their power might shock you, but it will also convince you of their utility.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration a bit stale.

  • By Renita on 09-06-18

Narration a bit stale.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Un fortunately it feels to me that the narrator is highly skeptical of the concept proposed in this summary.

  • Brain Games for Dogs: Training, Tricks and Activities for Your Dog's Physical and Mental Wellness

  • By: Carrie Nichole
  • Narrated by: Jane Ellen
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 13

With Brain Games for Dogs: Training, Tricks and Activities for Your Dog's Physical and Mental Wellness, you will learn proven methods and some of the best techniques for your dog's mental health. You will discover everything you need to know to keep your dog in shape for years to come.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Do not recommend

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-20-16

Helpful to the beginners.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

I think this book will be good for people just starting out with a puppy. It’s a quick listen and easy to follow. Focus is on fun, which is what the title promises. Training techniques used are basic but totally acceptable. A good start.

  • Dog Training

  • 7 Exact Steps to Train the Stupidest, Most Insane Dog to Be the Most Loyal, Loving, & Obedient Member of Your Family
  • By: Jill Lopez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Westdorp
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

Do you often find yourself having problems with your pooch? Is he going to areas of the house he is not supposed to? Is your dog disobeying direct orders and simply not recognizing you as the alpha? If you are having a hard time living with your dog, then this book is for you! With the proper approach, you can turn your little rebel into the perfect family dog who is obedient and protective of every member in the family.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No no no!

  • By Renita on 10-18-17

No no no!

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-17

I am so sorry Joe but in 2015 these techniques and attitudes toward dog training have ceased for more than 15 years. Dominance, alpha, packs, all these terms are so old and have subsequently been disproven that it’s incredible to think that some people are still perpetuating these ideas!
Now, in 2017, people are already moving past normal operant conditioning and positive reinforcement, which is a stage that you’ve hardly reached in this book, we are talking about giving dogs choice and teaching them to say no. The section about being calm when you work with your dog is however , very good and useful information for people to apply.
I am sure that the author will probably have found out about new techniques and attitudes in training and I’m sure that a new book with new ideas will be in the offing.

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  • Own Your Industry

  • How to Position Yourself as an Expert
  • By: Douglas Kruger
  • Narrated by: Douglas Kruger
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Are you the Schwarzenegger of bodybuilding, the Branson of business, or the Clarkson of cars? Would you like to be? Own Your Industry is a guide to what you can do to position yourself as the "go-to name" in your industry. Because when you are known as the expert, the icon, the thought leader - the business will come to you. Business author and global speaker Douglas Kruger explores all the advantages of moving from amateur to expert, regardless of what you do for a living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's an eye opener. I loved it.

  • By Mutturaj Badiger on 10-22-17

Clear, to the point and Actionable.

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

Douglas is able to explain the importance of his points very clearly with humour and a whole arsenal of speaking / writing techniques.
If you're a professional, international change agent or a local dog trainer, it's relevant to you.
Highly recommended.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,296
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,297

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving, hilarious, surprisingly informative

  • By Crystal on 04-11-17

Funny, crazy, scary and moving all at once.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

Having lived in Johannesburg at the same time Trevor Noah was growing up, this book has given me so much more insight of the people around me at that time. Trevor is honest in his story telling and calls it as it is. His unusual situation makes for unintentionally funny reactions of people and himself. Recommend this book for all baby-boomers from South Africa if not all adults everywhere.

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  • The Nutmeg of Consolation

  • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 14
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the whimsy and ingenuity of Patrick O Brian or Stephen Maturin could devise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Renita on 03-22-16

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

This is one of the best books in the series , though they are all great.
The insight of early Australia is particularly good.
Best narrator I have heard.

  • Desolation Island

  • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 5
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy - and a dangerous disease which decimates the crew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Psychological Age of Sail Adventure

  • By Jefferson on 06-15-15

Thrilling and masterfully narrated.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-14

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main protagonists Jack and Steven are my favourites, often I thought: " That's Jack for you, he would say that" or when Steven says something particularly droll... I laugh out loud!
Believable characters.

Have you listened to any of Ric Jerrom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Having listened to the previous 9 books and looking forward to a whole lot more, The combination of Patric O'Brian's work and Ric Jerrom's voicing makes this an great series to listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The thrilling chase by the dutch 74 gun ship, murderously on the tail of Capt. Aubrey's relatively smaller and slower ship, and the most heart racing outcome of that scene. I still see it clearly in my mind.