LISTENER

Michael

  • 9
  • reviews
  • 3
  • helpful votes
  • 24
  • ratings
  • The Chimney Sweeper’s Boy

  • By: Barbara Vine
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

When literary celebrity Gerald Candless suddenly dies, the beautiful façade he has carefully created begins to crumble. Behind the vision of the happy family on the English seashore lie Candless’ inexplicable cruelty toward his wife, his manic devotion to his daughters, and the mysterious sources of his fiction. To assuage her grief, his loving daughter Sarah begins a memoir project. But it soon becomes an obsessive search for identity. As Sarah digs into her father’s secret past, the startling logic of his puzzling behavior is revealed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my Top 20 books

  • By lyl on 01-01-13

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

This is a great mystery book. I love how the writing pulls you into the mystery and you can't put the headphones down :)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost World

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,087

It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end - the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. But there are rumors that something has survived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dodgson! We've got Dodgson here...

  • By Cage on 05-17-12

Better Science + Adventure than the Movie

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

Worth a listen, the book is definitely better than the movie. I love Michael Crichton's detailed science novels.

  • One Click

  • Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com
  • By: Richard L. Brandt
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 336

Amazon’s business model is deceptively simple: make online shopping so easy and convenient that customers won’t think twice. It can almost be summed up by the button on every page: Buy now with one click. Why has Amazon been so successful? Much of it has to do with Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder, whose business strategy and unique combination of character traits have driven Amazon to the top of the online retail world. Originally a computer nerd rather than a businessman, he had the vision to capitalize on the untapped online marketplace for bookselling....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Being successful doesn't make you interesting.

  • By Troy on 08-17-13

Good, but repetitive

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

Was a good listen, but seem repetitive to "The Everything Store" audiobook. I love these books that give a great inside story of Amazon.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,343

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

Best Listen So Far

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

Reviewed: 06-30-15

This Quirky, Cute, Heartfelt lovestory is John Green's best novel by far. A recommended read for those that like young adult romance novels.

  • The Everything Store

  • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,532

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the honesty!

  • By Paul on 01-29-14

A great look at Amazon

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

Reviewed: 06-18-15

This book provides a great look into how Amazon came to be the largest (and best) everything store in the world.

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,591

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CHAOS THEORY

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-30-16

Better than the Movie

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

Reviewed: 06-18-15

The details of the story in this book are so much better than the Movie, the science is amazing. Recommend this listen!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Getting Things Done
    The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
    
        By:
        












    





    





    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        David Allen
    
    


    
    
        Narrated by:
        












    





    





    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        David Allen
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    4,481 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Getting Things Done

  • The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,481
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,846
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,809

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Productive Right Away

  • By Lisa on 02-10-08

Great way to keep organized and reduce stress

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

I've been using GTD for several years now after listening to this book, a great way to keep organized and reduce stress!

  • Divergent

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,831

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not for me. Loved it anyway.

  • By Grant on 05-24-12

A Great Start to the Series

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

This first book of the series is by far the best, a great story full of drama and intrigue. Worth a listen!

  • Paper Towns

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,620
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,652

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I picked you

  • By Natalia on 07-04-10

Great Book, Too Similar to Looking for Alaska

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

This was a great read, excited to hear a movie is being made! I admit that the books isn't as great as Fault in our Stars (What can top that anyways?) I also found that the book was a little too similar to Looking for Alaska.