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  • The Culture Code

  • The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,959

In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world's most successful organizations - including Pixar, the San Antonio Spurs, and the US Navy's SEAL Team Six - and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most important book I have listened to.

  • By R. DeCrescenzo on 05-01-18

How do teams succeed?

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I have read Daniel Coyle before and he did not disappoint here. This book is a fine exploration of how highly successful teams are able to achieve such success due to the environment and culture that they create.

  • And Justice for One

  • By: John Clarkson
  • Narrated by: Alan Philip Ormond
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

If someone you loved was the victim of a violent crime, how far would you go to find justice? Jack Devlin didn't know the answer, until his brother was left comatose after a brutal assault. To the police, it was just another New York mugging. But to Jack Devlin, it was an abomination that must be avenged - outside the law.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Watch out Jack Devlin is in the Big Apple

  • By cosmitron on 02-28-18

Hardboiled goodness

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

This book is over 20 years old, but don't let that turn you away. It is a solid thriller. The book moves smartly and is a perfect pairing with a narrator who nails the vibe.
The storyline is not deep, it is basically an escalating revenge fantasy, but the characters and narration make it worth while. Definitely recommend.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Trailer Park Wives

  • The Double-Wide Edition - Bigger, Better, Wider
  • By: Denise Gwen
  • Narrated by: Lindsey Corey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Samantha Jacobs, who's still busy in Hazard, selling OxyContin, gets worried when Dwayne takes off on his own. What she finds when she goes looking for him sends her on a new kind of journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The train just keeps wrecking

  • By Spooky Mike on 07-13-18

Dark quirky story continued

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

This series is sort of the anti-Sex in the City. The narrator even sounds like the television Samantha when she reads the character of Samantha in the book.
This book continued the story from the first book, but was much stronger. The first book was well written, but seemed to be a set up for this to continue. I hope that the third book is released on audio. I would like to see what happens next with these characters.

Side note - I enjoyed the easter egg of a famous author and one of his characters as FBI agents.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Big Wow

  • By: C. Boccaccio
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Inspired by actual events. An FBI agent unknowingly falls for the femme fatale that he is investigating in a separate case involving murder for hire. The Big Wow has a complex cast of hard-boiled characters that'll keep you on the edge of your seat... guessing till the end. Gripping, dark and edgy - this ain't your grandmother's pot boiler!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Big Wow - YES

  • By Rayc on 04-14-18

Good narration confusing story

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

This book had a lot of interesting bits and could have been solid, but it seemed like two books sort of crammed together. This made things confusing.
The narrator did an excellent job, but he really couldn't pull it off.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Leader of Battles (II): Artorius

  • By: David Pilling
  • Narrated by: Paul Jenkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Britain, AD 470. Ambrosius Aurelanius, the defender of Britannia, is dead, murdered by the son of his greatest enemy. His successor, the heroic General Artorius, is meant to take the crown his predecessor refused and reign as High King. With the Saxons defeated, and the Picts and Scotti driven out, all is set for a golden age of peace and prosperity. Artorius, however, chooses to step aside and allow another to seize power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He will be remembered as a king

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-05-18

Great second book in series on King Arthur

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

David Pilling has written a fresh take on the Arthurian legends. He is using the Welch texts as much of his source materials so it is an Arthur you may not have seen before.
I enjoyed the first book I received as a review copy so much that I used a credit for this one.
Paul Jenkins continues his excellent narration of the series.

  • Leader of Battles (I): Ambrosius

  • By: David Pilling
  • Narrated by: Paul Jenkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Attacked from all sides, the Britons find a champion in the form of Ambrosius Aurelianus, the last of the Romans. Placed in command of Britain's only standing army, he fights to preserve the dwindling light of civilization while the treacherous High King, Vortigern, plots his destruction. The first book of the Leader of Battles trilogy charts the rise and fall of post-Roman Britain's first great hero, and his desperate struggle to hold back the shadows threatening to engulf his country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical fiction? How about Historical Finest

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-24-18

Crackling good historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

This book was well written and even better in narration. It moved along smartly and did not leave me uninterested at any point.
The proof is in my actions. I enjoyed this enough that I spent a credit to get the next book in the series. I really hope that Paul Jenkins reads all of them.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Soldier of Fortune (I): The Wolf Cub

  • By: David Pilling
  • Narrated by: Nick Denton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

AD 1453. The great city of Constantinople, last remnant of the once-mighty Roman Empire, falls to the Ottoman armies of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. An English knight named Sir John Page is taken prisoner by the Ottomans and forced to entertain the Sultan with tales of the West. Page chooses to tell the story of his own long career as a soldier of fortune in France, Bohemia, and the Italian city-states. Page’s tale begins in the year of Agincourt, Henry V’s famous victory over the French.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Three more days

  • By Margaret on 03-25-18

Action-packed historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

This was a fun tale influenced by Arabian Nights. The warrior John Page survives by telling his life story to the Turkish Sultan upon the fall of Constantinople. I don't normally read historical fiction, but enjoyed the book. It was action packed and didn't dwell or slow at any point. I look forward to the continuation of John's story.

Nick Denton did a fine job reading all the characters and elevated the work with his effort.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Rock Trivia Madness

  • 60s to 90s Rock Music Trivia & Amazing Facts
  • By: Bill O'Neill, Ryan Connor
  • Narrated by: Scott Miller
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Rock and Roll. For more than 60 years, it has been the soundtrack to our lives. Albums like Highway 61 Revisited, Born to Run, and Nevermind have helped us make sense of who we are. Not only that, the daring passion and bold visions of rock artists have shaken up social norms and even helped change the course of world politics. There've been some wild stories to go with this wild music. If you're eager to learn some of the crazy, random facts of rock, Rock Trivia Madness is the book for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cue Bruce Springsteen's GLORY DAYS Trivia/Memories

  • By DK on 03-12-18

Another nice trivia collection

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

I really enjoy reading these short trivia books between longer works. This one is no different. I have read a lot of rock history but still learned new items and was reminded of other facts. Good book to breeze through.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Brett Always Wins

  • Brett Cornell Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: David D'Aguanno
  • Narrated by: Travis Henry Carter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

According to the police report, the attractive, blue-eyed blonde had been shot to death in her apartment at around 7:30 p.m. Then how was it possible that nearly 50 people saw her dining and dancing at a nearby club over three hours later? Set in the late 1980s, the third Brett Cornell novel finds the studly private detective surrounded by the usual bevy of beautiful women, as well as a few seedy characters who foolishly decide to butt heads with the supreme unscrupulous bastard himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brett is a gift to all womenkind

  • By cosmitron on 07-14-18

Well read silly book

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

This book is an amusing send-up of the private eye. The lead character Brett is possibly the vainest individual you will experience. But, the author does a nice job of letting the character foibles shine through even in 1st person POV.
It's easy to see that Travis Henry Carter has fun with this character.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Voice Inside

  • Frost Easton, Book 2
  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

Four years after serial killer Rudy Cutter was sent away for life, San Francisco homicide inspector Frost Easton uncovers a terrible lie: his closest friend planted false evidence to put Cutter behind bars. When he's forced to reveal the truth, his sister's killer is back on the streets. Desperate to take Cutter down again, the detective finds a new ally in Eden Shay. She wrote a book about Cutter and knows more about him than anyone. And she's terrified. Because for four years, Cutter has been nursing revenge day after stolen day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT ! Leaves you wanting more!!!!!

  • By shelley on 01-17-18

Different style in good follow-up

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

This is the second book in the Brian Freeman Frost Easton series. It features the SF Homicide Inspector almost completely this round. In the first book of the series, he had a shared billing.
I enjoy the Brian Freeman and Joe Barrett team of author and narrator very much, with this being no exception.
The plot was a bit of a stretch, but I still enjoyed the story and was glued to my headphones until the end.

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