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  • The Collapse

  • 299 Days, Book 2
  • By: Glen Tate
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821

In The Collapse, the government stops working, guns and ammo are in high demand, and a trip to the gas station has become a mission rather than an errand. Grant and the Team see these warning signs and know it is only the beginning, so they begin taking action to protect themselves and their loved ones. As they prepare to get out of dodge after a deadly incident in Grant's neighborhood, they will soon learn whether the preparations they made in Book One will be enough to survive the breakdown of society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT's happening.. bye bye F.U.S.A ;-) AWESOME!

  • By Ryan Russell on 10-26-14

I could listen to Kevin Pierce all day!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

I like the story and feel like I'm also learning how perhaps to survive if some disaster happened. I like the way he describes how different kinds of people behave and think differently in difficult or disaster situations.

  • Time Management Made Simple

  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

Brian Tracy is the top time management trainer in the world today - in 38 languages and 56 countries. In Time Management Made Simple he teaches you the best ideas learned worldwide in 30 years of research and teaching.In this fast-moving 12 lecture program, you will learn how to manage every aspect of your time and life - more efficiently than ever before! Plus this SPECIAL BONUS! More than $100 worth of online resources to improve your time management skills; plus one month of free access to am online learning program....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Cut-and-Paste Book

  • By Alexandra on 04-27-14

Brian Tracy is one of my favorites!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

What made the experience of listening to Time Management Made Simple the most enjoyable?

Brian Tracy voice, he is one of my few favorite narrators - I often buy books based on the narrator and definitely reject books if I don't like the narrator. This book is wonderfully written and organized, clear and just totally makes sense, and one of my all time favorite business books. I've implemented what I have learnt in this wook and it has indeed changed my life - in the way I approach my days.

What other book might you compare Time Management Made Simple to and why?

The book 'Getting things done' by David Allen - that is one of my all time favorites too. The narrator is also great and it's kind of about the same type of things.

Which character – as performed by Brian Tracy – was your favorite?

Brian Tracy ;)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but I never do listen to any books all the way through. Why I love business / non fiction type books is the fact that I can click in at anytime and learn something. There are gems in every paragraph.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,935

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple reads required

  • By Chris on 04-27-14

My favorite top 5 audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

What made the experience of listening to Essentialism the most enjoyable?

It all makes so much sense to me! The flow of stories was great, I just enjoy listening to someone make sense to me, to reiterate what I know to be my truth and telling me some ways to implement things I wasn't sure about.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Essentialism?

I found myself saying 'yes thankyou' to many of the ideas. The story about the boy scouts seemed like an aha for me for whatever reason.

Have you listened to any of Greg McKeown’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but I'm going to look for him now because I'm very picky about the voices I like to listen to and I loved his voice!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Essentialism - that's all!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

  • By: James Hynes, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: James Hynes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,004

From evoking a scene to charting a plot to revising your drafts, Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques offers a master class in storytelling. Taught by award-winning novelist James Hynes, a former visiting professor at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop, these 24 insightful lectures show you the ins and outs of the fiction writer's craft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Theory AND Practice

  • By Madeleine on 11-19-15

My favorite top 5 audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-15

Would you listen to Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques again? Why?

YES! I love this audiobook and I feel I could listen to the speaker talk all day. I love the information, it's clear, very informative and inspiring. I'm definitely listening to this again! I have learned so much from this course and found it immensely inspiring for my own writing. On my second listen I will do the exercises he suggests.

Have you listened to any of Professor James Hynes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I havn't but he's now my favorite performer (I only have 3 favorites and I listen to A LOT of audio books) so I'm excited to see what else he has done. I'd listen to him read the phone book I think. He should do more readings.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but who has the time! I've been listening to it for about an hour at a time everyday on my walks and in car rides. Usually I'll switch sometimes but this book was not only informative but also so enjoyable to listen to.

Any additional comments?

The only thing I didn't like is the music that comes in at the end of a chapter sometimes is really loud and distracting from what he's saying in the last few sentences. But no big deal.

42 of 44 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 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,427
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,797
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,760

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

my favorite audio book!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If they were a nerd about these things like me I would. So many good ideas and thoughts in this book.

What other book might you compare Getting Things Done to and why?

There is nothing else equal to it :)

What does David Allen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like his voice, a good voice on an audio book is so important to wether I buy it or not. I like then when he is talking in the first person its really him so it has more meaning.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

'Why are you watching this movie... go a get things done!'

Any additional comments?

This book is a favourite and I go back to it all the time, I love that you can jump into any part of it and get really good ideas and inspiring thoughts. Seriously having my own business which I run from home - this book changed my life!

  • Waging Heavy Peace

  • By: Neil Young
  • Narrated by: Keith Carradine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 331

An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir. Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical career, spanning his time in bands like Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crazy Horse; moving from the snows of Ontario through the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the ultimate entertainer...

  • By Sabine on 11-05-12

the ultimate entertainer...

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

What made the experience of listening to Waging Heavy Peace the most enjoyable?

You know, I was never a huge Neil fan of his music, I really liked it of course but not like some people I know, but I admired him, his longevity, his talent being undeniable, a few stories I've heard and we were just at a farm near his place. Somehow I became intrigued by him and when I read that he'd written a book I thought I'd check it out. Not sure what I was expecting but his take on music, music production, the state of music actually wowed me. Being a musician also I was so happy to hear what he was saying about all that. I was braced for a good story sure, but it is a great story and I'm so glad he put it all in writing. His life has been amazing, his mind behind the song writing and decisions he's made in his life so wonderful to discover. After listening to this book I now want to listen to all his music again, in a new way, like he's someone I know now, like I'd met him and really liked him and wanted to know all about his art. I feel this is the best autobiography I've ever read (listened to). How great that we have people in the music industry have something to say that is interesting, thoughtful, inspiring - people making art not just people who want fame and to make money. I do hope though that Neil makes money from this and all his ventures for himself and that he also does good things with it. I have a new warm heart for Neil Young.

What did you like best about this story?

Neil Young's take on music production. Talking about getting back to good music 'sound'. Inspiring. I also loved the way he spoke of his family, his father, his daughter with such love and respect. It made me research his daughter too also a wonderful artist.

What does Keith Carradine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like Keith Carradine's voice. I liked that it felt respectful and was easy to listen to and not distracting from the story but felt more like Neil was speaking.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It surprised me and delighted me.

Any additional comments?

Thank you Neil Young for being the eternal entertainer with something solid to say.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Untethered Soul

  • The Journey Beyond Yourself
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,304

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Content, Awful Sound

  • By Anita on 03-24-14

my favorite book right now! perfect timing!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Untethered Soul to be better than the print version?

I run my own business so actual book reading is quite a luxury and one I rarely have time for... I drive quite a bit so thats where I do my best listening to audio books... as I find driving a little boring my audio books make it a pleasure...

Who was your favorite character and why?

hehe I think regarding this book... um me :)

Which character ??? as performed by Peter Berkrot ??? was your favorite?

there were no characters but Peter Berkrot is a great narrator!

What insight do you think you???ll apply from The Untethered Soul?

oh gosh too many to list... and Im still listening so Im sure there will be more...

Any additional comments?

this was one of those perfect timing books, not sure why I even bought it... purely on the snippet and liking the narrators voice (that is really important to me)... it is an artform and not everyone can do it.

This is one of my all time favorite audios so far... and I listen to a lot of them. A great start to 2012!

24 of 32 people found this review helpful