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  • Presence

  • Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
  • By: Amy Cuddy
  • Narrated by: Amy Cuddy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,243

Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every listener will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By A. Yoshida on 07-10-16

Poor across the board

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

I just can’t finish it with the poorly structured writing and the poor performance by the reader. Important topic that deserves better. The readers tone, emphasis & pauses don’t add to the story, only detract from a Tory lacking sufficient structure.

  • The Sleep Revolution

  • Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
  • By: Arianna Huffington
  • Narrated by: Agapi Stassinopoulos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 438

In today's 24/7, fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually harried, and sleep-deprived world, the hunger for sleep is only getting stronger. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on the worldwide sleep crisis and offers a road map for how we can take back our sleep and transform our lives and our world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to understand

  • By FireStorm on 02-10-17

Good content poorly delivered

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

Would you try another book from Arianna Huffington and/or Agapi Stassinopoulos?

Arianna Huffington probably but Agapi Stassinoplolous no.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Hard to tell based upon the delivery

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Completely! It may be a combination of the writer or editor but is more than like a poor reader and/or conductor. The second language provides an out of sync/not a smooth flowing story and it's difficult to follow the performance in what is a quote at the beginning of a chapter and what is the authors work. Do all the chapters start with a quote? Hard to tell from the performance. Is the correct emphasis placed in the sentence? Not really. It's almost like listening to a child recite their first books.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

Would like to have it read by a different performer and a free update.Will see if I can return it.

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