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  • Evidence That Demands a Verdict

  • Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World
  • By: Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell PhD
  • Narrated by: Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell PhD, Bob Souer
  • Length: 42 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

The modern apologetics classic that started it all is now completely revised and updated - because the truth of the Bible doesn't change, but its critics do. With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, best-selling author Josh McDowell gave Christian audiences the answers they needed to defend their faith against the harshest critics and skeptics. Now, with his son Sean McDowell, Josh McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. This is a book that invites listeners to bring their doubts.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This isn't great as an audio book

  • By Darryl on 11-30-17

This isn't great as an audio book

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book is interesting and I would like to read it in hard copy, it's just not an easy one to listen to and follow.

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

When I first started listening I was really wondering if the author was a talk-to-text, he reads very unevenly and dryly. I mean, I know it's not a story book, but blah. It's painful. There is a part in the book he goes "zero zero zero, zero zero zero, zero zero zero" and it's as close as an actual person could get to text-to-talk.

What character would you cut from Evidence That Demands a Verdict?

The narrator

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

  • By: Josh Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Josh Kaufman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,596

Josh Kaufman founded PersonalMBA.com as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. Now, he shares the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an MBA, But A Damn Decent Experience.

  • By Jonny on 01-20-13

why doesnt audible allow edit

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

sorry about this review that has nothing to do with the book. i reviewed too soon and cant erase it so here you go.

  • Creating Character Arcs

  • The Masterful Author's Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development
  • By: K.M. Weiland
  • Narrated by: Sonja Field
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

Have you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters - but it just isn't grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It's time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. Internationally published, award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland shares her acclaimed method for achieving memorable and moving character arcs in every book you write.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why We Read (Listen To) These Books

  • By C. Deputy on 06-07-18

Great content

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

Sometimes I feel like I'm listening to an automated voice the way she reads.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Survivors

  • A Dystopian Society in a Post Apocalyptic World
  • By: Bobby Adair, T.W. Piperbrook
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 566

Survival in Man’s Second Dark Age...Three hundred years after the fall of society, the last fragments of civilization are clinging to life, living in the ruins of the ancient cities in nearly-medieval conditions. Technology has been reduced to legend, monsters roam the forests, and fear reigns supreme. But that is just the beginning...The wind-borne spores are spreading, disfiguring men and twisting their minds, turning them into creatures that threaten to destroy the townships.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique – enteraining – easy listening

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 11-28-14

I was unsure

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

Most all of the reviews were decently high, but there were definitely a lot of people complaining as well. I am just starting book two so I don't know what kind of set up this is going for, but this book is definitely based heavily on the idea of manipulation. Men dominating Women and Children, a religion built to control the masses and abuse of that power at the top. And other manipulations as well.

I feel the negative remarks come from the books description and the book's contents. They are remarkably the same and different. They live in a world of disease and monsters, but the majority of the world you see is within the confines of the village and the manipulation of the people. I highly enjoy psychology, so I really didn't mind the absence of monsters for the most part. These two authors have put together a world that I feel would reflect a world in that type of scenario decently well.

  • The Last Escape: A Dystopian Society in a Post Apocalyptic World

  • The Last Survivors, Book 2
  • By: Bobby Adair, T.W. Piperbrook
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

In the wake of a massacre, Ella, Bray, and William flee into the wild, hoping to escape the brutal vengeance of an unforgiving leader. In Brighton, political and economic tensions boil. Famine is approaching. The monsters are amassing. And a costly decision must be made, one that will threaten the lives of humanity's last survivors...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Part two continues the story

  • By Barbara on 04-22-17

Religion vs Science

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

I very much enjoy the aspect of how these two take on religion and science. I don't understand how people decide that religion is superstition though, it feels like they are reaching into our time and pulling out our knowledge of science and applying it to people who would know nothing beyond what they are told. Especially those who have never seen a book, much less be able to read one if they saw it. Overall though I enjoy the book and I enjoy seeing how these two view political and religious tensions.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108,794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94,870

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

skeptical

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

I loved the title but was sacred this was going to be a piece of whiney work. it's excellent though. great stuff and great references for his ideas.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Sell Is Human

  • The Surprising Truth about Moving Others
  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,205

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than 15 million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight. Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, perhaps better in print

  • By Cari Rich on 07-26-15

Perhaps not for everyone

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

I've seen some very negative reviews on this book which ha surprised. Me. The book is great! What people don't realize is you don't need more sales techniques, selling isn't what you say, it's about who you are (that's the super simple explanation). If you are in sales or are thinking of doing your own thing get this. Knowledge and info abounds.

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0

  • By: Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,723
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,110

Knowing what emotional intelligence is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a step-by-step program for increasing your emotional intelligence using the four core EQ skills—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management—to exceed your goals and achieve your fullest potential.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Self-assessment is subjective

  • By A. Yoshida on 03-07-18

Is great

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

I enjoyed the book, I would highly recommend getting a physical copy as well, as there are many things that would be nice to flip to in order for quick reference.

  • The 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,671

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a how to guide ..

  • By Ricardo on 03-19-13

I try to keep an open mind

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

Reviewed: 12-19-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you've got devious motives, it may be for you. If you can see something deeper than I can, and wade through all the selfish content, it may be for you.

Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Greene again?

I doubt it.

Any additional comments?

I came back to return this book before the prologue even ended. Read some reviews and most were positive so I decided to give it a chance. 2 hours in and I still don't like the tone. He does have some truths in there, but I feel they are laced with darker motives.

  • The 11 Laws of Likability

  • Relationship Networking... Because People Do Business with People They Like
  • By: Michelle Tillis Lederman
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38

We all know that networking is important, and that forming relationships with others is a vital part of success. But sometimes it seems like networking removes all emotions from the equation and focuses only on immediate goals… whereas the kind of relationships that have true staying power, give us joy, and support us in the long run are founded on simply liking each other. The worst thing we can do when trying to establish a personal bond with someone is to come across as manipulative or self-serving. Authentic connections go much deeper - and feel much easier....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying speech pattern

  • By Larry on 06-28-12

Good book, bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-27-13

What didn’t you like about Erik Synnestvedt’s performance?

This is so painful to listen to. I don't understand how they didn't hear the way he reads this. I do like the content but I can't handle the way Erik ends a sentence.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful