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  • The Multi-Hyphen Method

  • Work Less, Create More and Design a Career That Works for You
  • By: Emma Gannon
  • Narrated by: Emma Gannon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

The Internet and our phones mean we can work wherever, whenever, and allow us to design our own working lives. In The Multi-Hyphen Method, Emma Gannon teaches that it doesn't matter if you're a part-time PA with a blog or a physio who runs an online jewellery store in the evenings - whatever your ratio, whatever your mixture, we can all channel the entrepreneurial spirit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Last half is the best

  • By Lucy A. on 20-06-18

Repetitive and not very informative

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

Reviewed: 23-11-18

Very little actual information and went over the same points again and again. The first half of the book could have been condensed into an introductory chapter.

  • Almost Criminal

  • A Novel
  • By: E.R. Brown
  • Narrated by: Brandon Massey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Charming, wealthy Randle Kennedy has a secret: he's British Columbia’s most prolific producer of boutique marijuana. He’s developed strains of B.C. Bud to please the most sophisticated palates and produce any desired effect, from a light contemplative buzz to the most mind-warping stone. His medical varieties offer relief for conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. Come legalization, he'll be the first on the market with marijuana's answer to single-malt Scotch.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Robot narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-12-14

Robot narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-12-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I could not listen to this book as the narrator sounded like a robot who had difficulty reading.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have used a narrator who can read fluently and express human emotion.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

In all ways.

Was Almost Criminal worth the listening time?

I did not listen for long as I could not bear it.

Any additional comments?

It sounds like it might be a good story but I recommend you get the regular book version. Unless you have a robot fetish.

  • Blue Remembered Earth

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey's family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superior space opera

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-06-14

Fascinating

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-12

An engrossing tale of a future world. I'm about two thirds through and really enjoying it. I'm also quite amazed by all the flak the narrator's getting. I've been very impressed with his work - his characterisation is subtle and consistent and "acted" to a high standard. Clearly it seems he's not for everyone, but to my ears, he does a great job.

22 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Virtually You

  • The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality
  • By: Elias Aboujaoude
  • Narrated by: Teddy Canez
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

A penetrating examination of the insidious effects of the Internet on our personalities - online and off. Whether sharing photos or following financial markets, many of us spend a shocking amount of time online. While the Internet can enhance well-being, Elias Aboujaoude has spent years treating patients whose lives have been profoundly disturbed by it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, lost a star for narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-04-11

Great book, lost a star for narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-11

This is a really interesting book from someone who has clearly thought a lot about the subject. It's just a shame it appears to be narrated by a robot. Seriously, when I first started playing it, I thought they had used a computer and synthesised words, which I suppose would fit with the topic.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful