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  • Wedding Photography: A Beginner's Guide to Wedding Photography

  • By: Erik Smith
  • Narrated by: Mutt Rogers
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

This audiobook contains proven steps and strategies on how to take good wedding photos. By listening, you will learn about camera equipment and guest poses. You will also discover all sorts of things about editing pictures and showcasing your work. Most importantly, this will teach you how to get a job as a wedding photographer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple & to the point with a lot of great info.

  • By Brandon R. on 08-06-18

Simple & to the point with a lot of great info.

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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: 08-06-18

A lot of books like this talk and talk. This book was very direct and informative. I listened to it straight through and there wasn't a sentence i didn't find useful.

  • Psycho II

  • The Psycho Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Robert Bloch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 84

You remember Norman Bates, the shy motel manager with the fatal mother fixation. Now, years after his horrific bout of butchery, Norman is at large again. Breaking free from the psycho ward, he cuts a shocking swath of blood all the way to Hollywood - where, it so happens, they are making a movie about Norman’s life and crimes. A movie that suddenly and terrifyingly becomes a lot like real life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Really really bad.

  • By Brandon R. on 08-25-17

Really really bad.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

Paul Michael Garcia is my new favorite narrator. in fact his narration was the only thing that helped me keep listening. i really struggled to finish this. I had read Hitchcock, about how the original Psycho book was adapted. then i read the original psycho. I LOVED both books and will listen to them again. so when i saw this sequel i was SO EXCITED! It starts like a b horror movie sequal. but that didnt bother me. i actually really enjoyed the begining. but then it pulls an Alien 3. (that's all ill say, so i dont spoil anything.) then goes full on stephen king. bad stephen king. too many side characters. too much pointless back story. randomly bizarre, perverse, and perverted scenes. a convoluted plot. a story that breaks numerous, basic "how to tell a good story" rules. just bad. through all of this, the great narration and entertaining opening chapters convinced me i should stick with it. I hoped there would be a redeeming ending that would make it all worth it. I never guess an ending, but this time i did. in the middle of the book, i briefly guessed an ending, but immediately pushed the thought aside. I thought, "No way the author would do that. it's just too silly..." Then that ending actually happened. PARTS of the ending actually surprised me. however, the final payoff left me angry and wishing i could go back in time and re-read the first book instead. Like i said, this book started good , but pulled an Alien 3. by this, i mean that it moved away from characters and elements i enjoyed about the previous book, and actually ruined a lot of them. There is actually a third (maybe fourth?) book in the psycho series, which i had planned on reading. after this disappointment, i doubt i'll read them.

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    Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    3,506 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • Born a Crime

  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,506
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,271
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,256

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wrap my head around!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-29-16

one of, if not THE best book I've ever read.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Some of the stories are unbelievable. All are moving, and most will make you laugh at some point. But the balance of these things makes the book one of the most interesting I've ever read.

  • The Productivity Project

  • Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy
  • By: Chris Bailey
  • Narrated by: Chris Bailey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,041

Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream - to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world's foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book on Personal Productivity

  • By Bob W.. on 02-26-16

GREAT BOOK!

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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: 01-25-17

A really great and helpful book from start to finish. there is so much to offer in here, especially in the small tips and challenges offered throughout. I've listened to this book twice and I will listen to it many more times.

  • Get Smart

  • How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,937

In business and in life, you must be smart to get ahead. As things shift and change quickly, you need to tap in to your brain - learn how to think smartly - in order to make sure that you maximize your opportunities. In Get Smart!, internationally acclaimed business guru, speaker, author, and productivity expert Brian Tracy has laid the groundwork on how to easily reconfigure your negative thinking patterns and habits and reprogram your brain to achieve its maximum potential.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Checklist for those new to working

  • By A. Yoshida on 02-15-18

Not worth it.

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

I have read several other Brian Tracy books and found them highly motivational & extremely helpful. Books like, No Excuses & Time Management are excellent & I've read each of them multiple times. I've read his mini book--21 Tips for time management-- countless times & felt like it helps me more each time I read it. This book, however, was extremely disappointing. He makes several comments about the poor that I found a little offensive. Basically that they are poor because they are lazy, rely on handouts, see themselves as victims, and spend all there time watching television. I don't think this is true. Brian Tracy mentioned in other books, that you shouldn't read anything by someone who writes from their ivory tower. Yet, this is exactly what this book felt like. There ARE SOME good tips on getting smarter but VERY FEW. Other than talking about how amazing he thinks the brain is, he really offers nothing. The book acts and sounds more like a get rich quick book, never really presenting what he says he will in the title. Instead, the majority of the book is almost word for word copies of topics & tips he has covered in other books (mostly the three I mentioned). Not only this, but the book itself repeats countless times. There were instances where I checked to make sure I had not skipped around and was re-listening to segments I had already passed. Overall I would say not to buy this book, especially if you were intrigued by its title. Lean more towards his other books, which I will still continue to listen to.

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