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Dragged on a bit.....

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

Reviewed: 17-01-14

What did you like best about What Every BODY Is Saying? What did you like least?

Best: Examples given
Worst: It really did go on and on and on and......

If you’ve listened to books by Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins before, how does this one compare?

N/A

What aspect of Paul Costanzo’s performance might you have changed?

Lack of tonality.

Did What Every BODY Is Saying inspire you to do anything?

No, not really

Any additional comments?

Best listened to in short bursts, it's very repetitive.

Gentle if not a little repetitive

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

Reviewed: 17-01-14

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

Yes. Simple and sage advice on the importance of listening.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

When the author shares his experiences.

What about Walter Dixon’s performance did you like?

He was very softly and thoughtfully spoken.

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

Neither, although I could relate t many of the examples given.

Any additional comments?

No

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great Business Advice

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

Reviewed: 17-01-14

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

Yes. Beautifully read by Holliday Evans. Leahy never rams Tesco home, rather talks frankly about his life experiences in a way most people will be able to relate to. A huge loss to Tesco when he moved on.

What other book might you compare Management in 10 Words to, and why?

Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson.

Have you listened to any of Rupert Holliday Evans’s other performances? How does this one compare?

NO, although this is expertly read.

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

Laugh on a few occasions. Terry never takes himself too seriously.

Any additional comments?

A really great and easy read avoiding the trap of management talk..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Lord of The Rings Mark 2

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

Reviewed: 17-01-14

If you could sum up Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1 - Part 1 in three words, what would they be?

Magical, Friendship, Epic

Who was your favorite character and why?

Brom because he was the storyteller throughout the journey

What does Gerrard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Captures the emotion by using different pitch and tone for the many characters

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The egg hatching.

Any additional comments?

After a slow start, Eragon just keeps accelerating. An exhilarating adventure for all ages.

Up and Down

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-13

On the down-side this book sounds like a very long-winded sermon. It's very black and white and Rick often states opinion as fact...which he tries so very hard to justify by continually saying 'the bible says...' and in all honesty there were a fair few times when I felt instead like throwing the bible squarely back at Rick. In a nutshell, when Rick is on form he is undeniably correct and you wil find yourself at the very least actively nodding in agreement.On the other side, Rick can be infuriating to listen to. When he's right he's spot on...otherwide he's totally off the mark. There's no inbetween or grey. For example Rick states that we are 'slaves to God'..on number of occasions his use of language frustrated and even offended. Three stars though because there is a lot of good in this book....best taken in small doses.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

Loved it...left wanting for more

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Massively entertaining book, helped hugely by such excellent narration from David Rintoul who sounds exactly like Duncan! Very down-to-earth and for the most-part light-hearted. Four stars simply because James Caan's authobiography (which he reads) is much more intimate by comparison.

Bit too long otherwise fab!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Don't really know why I got this...in the words of the book's mantra 'sometimes you just do things'. On the one hand this book is extremely ego-driven and some may find this too much. On the other hand, this book managed to keep me completely rivetted for the duration. If ever you need to understand what 'endurance' means then look no further, this book totally defines the word. The reading is exceptional...and to be honest I was just a tad upset when I later found out that it wasn't Scott himself. I'm not a runner and I'm not a vegan....having listened to this I feel compelled to at least seriously consider both. Intelligent, inspiring and honest...although just that little bit too long.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Very Average...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-12

Blink is a very successful book which covers the subject of intuition. I expected great things from this and the audiobook got off to a flying start with Gladwell's playful and confident reading style. I kept expecting the audiobook to then ramp up past what was fast becoming a very long-winded introduction...except it wasn't and by now I was onto the third chapter. Whilst providing some interesting examples, this book does little else than state the obvious...again and again and again....it feels like a lot of newspaper clippings all pulled together (which some say is exactly what it is). For such a successful book I had such high expectations and for the most part this book failed to deliver...I found myself becoming increasingly bored.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

So easily well into 5 star territory

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-12

Of all the Dragon's in the Den, James was perhaps the one I didn't get the most and so was intrigued to discover both that James has written his autobiography and that he also narrates it. This is a completely spellbinding listen from start to finish. Brilliantly written, frank, intimate and expertly read. Experienced a whole range of emotions listening and overjoyed to hear such sound business advice in this rags to riches journey. A hugely inspirational man and a very highly recommended audiobook.

Almost.....

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-12

This book encapsulates capitalism and for the most part whatever your philosophy, the advice is sound...at least from a 'Western' stance. Kiyosaki is clearly very passionate about the subject matter which adds an air of confidence and authority to his book. Some have criticised that the whole,'rich dad' thing is a fabrication...I would suggest that this is an irrelevance. Any successful entrepreneur will tell you that acting 'as if' is often a given. Kiyosaki can get carried away at times and make what I would say are ridiculous suggestions such as education being for mere fools......and this lets an otherwise excellent book down. At times, Kiyosaki apologises for being unfair...and then continues to be just that and there can be a two-faced element to his arguments as a consequence. Narration is always important with audiobooks and Wheeler's approach is impeccable. I'd encourage Kiyosaki to take some time out to embrace some more Eastern practices as money alone whilst important is ultimately a mere fabrication of mankind. Nevertheless a very enjoyable listen...if at times a tad trite.

42 of 49 people found this review helpful