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Tank Driver audiobook cover art

Great documentation, Lacks appeal of flowing story

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

Reviewed: 09-19-19

The details and recording of dates are outstanding. I enjoy military history, and this account filled a gap of what tank platoons were feeling and experiencing. Overall, I could not listen to it for long periods of time because it is not really laid out like a story, but rather like a text book with some of the authors feelings injected throughout. I am grateful to have listened for the information, but I don't think I would turn to this book for entertainment the way I do with other military biographies.

Make Your Bed audiobook cover art

simple, life-changing

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

Reviewed: 08-14-19

I remember watching this speech on YouTube. the short and Powerful stories that comprise this book drive home each of the points, and are already helping me to be more motivated, and less critical of my own life. I really enjoyed books that are read by the author, this is a big exception. the stories are very personal and you can feel them by having him relate them

The Art of Clear Thinking audiobook cover art
  • The Art of Clear Thinking
  • Mental Models for Better Reasoning, Judgment, Analysis, and Learning. Upgrade Your Intellectual Toolkit.
  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Russell Newton

Well thought out ideas

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

Reviewed: 07-31-19

I listened to this book twice, and tried to absorb the information.
A couple of my takeaways were:
1. You are never thinking clearly if you are not willing to look at every angle of an idea. You can not pre-rule out any side of the story, and maintain a solid mental structure. This is super hard for me to do. I think all of us have a built reality that excludes many sides of an idea.
2. Ego can be as blinding as a pillow case over your head. One must be humble, even if they are an expert, in order to continue to learn.

I recommend this audio book. The narrator has a nice deep voice that helps the ideas sound authoritative.

Mind over Matter audiobook cover art
  • Mind over Matter
  • The Self-Discipline to Execute Without Excuses, Control Your Impulses, and Keep Going When You Want to Give Up
  • By: Peter Hollins
  • Narrated by: Russell Newton

Great advice for controlling impulses

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

Reviewed: 07-31-19

I, like I assume everyone, have trouble doing what I should be doing day to day. I play video games when I should be cleaning and I sit the family down for a movie when we should be going for a hike. I really enjoyed the straight to the point approach of this book in controlling the impulses to do easy or lazy things, when there are better things to do.

It doesn't get preachy, and is a quick listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Leadville audiobook cover art

Great flowing story

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

I love this series and own all of the audiobooks as well as a couple other James best novels. He is a very capable author and the story moves along at a great pace. This particular book has some unnecessary vulgar language that I don't remember hearing in some of the other books.

Murder at Thumb Butte audiobook cover art

My favorite series.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Any additional comments?

This is book 4 in the series and was the first one I was given the opportunity to listen to. The story is captivating with just the right amount of detail to engage you. Steve Dancy is one of those characters that you want to switch places with, taking on challenges with just the right tools and smarts. After I listened to this I quickly bought the first 3 books and I am excited for Book 5 and 6 which I have not yet read.

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My 7 year old listens over and over

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

What did you love best about Olga?

The 2 main characters are very engaging for any age level. Every character is well voiced by Narrator

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

The Voices she produces for each child and beast bring a vivid image to the holder of that voice

Any additional comments?

We have an echo dot in my kid's room and my daughter tells it 3/5 nights to play Olga. it combines classic fairy tale scenarios with very familiar modern kid antics. I often sit in their room while they get settled in and I enjoy the story as well. Mainly due to the wonderful narration. I received a copy in exchange for a voluntary opinion on the book. it was a good one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Black Cloud audiobook cover art

Interesting, plays with emotions

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

What did you like best about this story?

The glimpse of weather prediction history and the stories of survival and courage.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the stories of people who were able to pull together and survive. There were many lost as well, and so it pulls your heart back and forth between sadness and triumph. Great for folks that like regional history, weather, people stories or a mix of all of the above like myself. I received a copy of this audio book for my voluntary and honest opinion.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Tails of Jaxx at the Metropolitan Opera audiobook cover art

Wonderful engaging narration

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

What made the experience of listening to Tails of Jaxx at the Metropolitan Opera the most enjoyable?

The narrator sounded like someone you would see at the opera. Her dramatic intonation made it very enjoyable for my kids and me.

Any additional comments?

This is one of the stories I rotate at bedtime with my kids. my girls both love this story and the way it is portrayed by the narrator. I often lay with them for a bit until they get drowsy. I am not a big fan of the actual story but the narrator is very good and my kids love the plot so it works out great. I received a copy from the author or narrator for my honest evaluation.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Zipper and the Scrumptious Waffles audiobook cover art

My 3 and 4 year olds love it

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

Any additional comments?

This is a very short book. great for a warmup at bedtime... but not quite long enough to be the bedtime story (at least not for my kids) My 7 year old liked it the first few times and then pulled it from the requests. My 3 and 4 year old both ask for it weeks later. I was provided a review copy of the book by the author or narrator.