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Susan Keefe

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story

  • By Susan Keefe on 19-05-18

A great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-18

This is a fantastic story, with amazing characters. The narrator brings it wonderfully to life making it one of the best audiobooks I have listened to.

  • The Next

  • By: Mike Miracle
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Phillips
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

What happens when you die? What is on the other side? Revenge on a cold winter's night with a borrowed gun sends two men into the white light of the afterlife. There they find out something that no one ever told them. They have a choice of what happens Next. Move on. Go back. Or let Chance decide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Susan Keefe on 04-02-18

Interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-18

What did you like most about The Next?

The unusual concept.

What other book might you compare The Next to, and why?

It is unique so I couldn't compare it with another I have read.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

What would your decision be?

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this audio book, it was an interesting subject and the story kept me listening avidly.

I was given this audio book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Rule #1 Don't Be #2

  • By: Daniel Milstein
  • Narrated by: Sean Tivenan
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In his fourth book, Rule #1 Don't Be #2, Daniel Milstein inspires like never before, challenging us to dream big with his charismatic candor, giving us each a compelling glimpse into our own limitless potential. In addition to Dan's riveting accounts of overcoming adversity, Rule #1 Don't Be #2 captivates with countless stories of those who've dominated their respective fields against seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you don’t sell yourself nobody else will!

  • By Susan Keefe on 06-07-17

If you don’t sell yourself nobody else will!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-17

Would you listen to Rule #1 Don't Be #2 again? Why?

This audiobook is a true gem, it is empowering, inspirational, ruthlessly honest, but most importantly it is probably the most outstandingly motivationalaudiobook you will ever listen to, if you REALLY want your dream to come true.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author, Daniel Milstein, because he knows what he’s talking about. You see, in 1991, Daniel Milstein and his parents arrived in America, they were fleeing the religious and political persecution which raged in their native Soviet Union. Daniel Milstein at 16, had only 17 cents in his pocket, however even at that young age, he was richer than most, why, simply because he had a win/win mind-set, a positive outlook, guts and determination. With these assets, from that moment, although he himself didn’t realise it, he was already on his way to achieving the American Dream.

What I liked about this audiobook is that it is so full of inspiring stories. However, this doesn’t mean his message is sugar coated, certainly not! This is a man who tells it as it is, and freely admits that his philosophy runs along the lines of a swift kick in the pants.

Throughout he insists that success lies in attitude, and action, dreaming is no good, it is futile to wait for luck to come your way, the right time, approval from others. You MUST work hard, grab those chances, and not fear failure. Should things not go well, then use the experience as a learning curve, and take a lesson from Arianna Huffington’s mother, who told her daughter (Founder of The Huffington Post) ‘Failure is not the opposite of success; it’s a steppingstone to success.’

Complacency is another very important factor Daniel Milstein covers. It is essential that you remember you can never rest on your laurels. “Success is never owned. It is rented and the rent is due every day!” is his motto. When you succeed be pleased, but don’t become content with your lot, your competitor is waiting to step in your shoes as soon as you lapse, so make sure you don’t!

Persistency is vital. Whatever your dream, go with it, and don’t give up. Should you fail the first, second, third… time then continue to persevere. He provides examples of many well-known names from the MacDonald brothers, Henry Ford, to the inspirational Jim Eisenreich, people who didn’t give up, or listen to those negative influences. Through the motivational quotes and messages strewn copiously throughout the audiobook, the reasons why those who succeed do so, are laid out clearly. Be brave, think outside the box, follow that dream, and then dream bigger, and better. Remember success might not happen overnight, but if you never go for it, you can never win. So stick with it, work hard and learn from those around you and, you will make it.

Which character – as performed by Sean Tivenan – was your favourite?

Daniel Milstein, he is a true inspiration!

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

The knowledge that eighty-six percent of millionaires are self-made, and two thirds of the world’s billionaires made their fortune from scratch, given that information the only question can be what’s stopping you?

I am so glad I purchased this audiobook and will follow the authors guide to success, learn from him, and others, then show the world just what I can achieve!

  • It's All a Load of Shit: The World According to Angry Dave 2

  • By: Angry Dave
  • Narrated by: David T Curmudgeon
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

If you're one of those people who loves a good rant then this e-book is for YOU. Dave rants about everything you can think of including: City Link, the NHS, Car parks and bosses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I haven't laughed so much in ages.

  • By Susan Keefe on 25-07-15

I haven't laughed so much in ages.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-15

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

I would thoroughly recommend this book especially if the friend needed cheering up. It is absolutely hilarious. there is rude language in it but the observations about life in it are priceless.

What did you like best about this story?

It had me in stitches and was so true to life.

What does David T Curmudgeon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I loved listening to David T Curmudgeon narrating this, he had me in tears of laughter especially the NHS chapter.

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

I couldn't do anything but, it was such a good listen to.

  • Money Farm

  • By: Ruby Allure
  • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

How do you feel about the value of your life being based on the amount of money sitting in your bank? If we are all inter-connected by money, then why do so few people pay attention to how money works? Fear and denial are perfect for generating debt and that is what the world is run on. Now imagine, if in the future, one financial institution became so powerful that it could choose to eradicate the present monetary system. Then what happens?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly thought provoking...

  • By Susan Keefe on 13-07-15

Incredibly thought provoking...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-15

What did you like most about Money Farm?

It was an eye opener.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the way it made you think about the way normal everyday life is here and now, and the future...

Have you listened to any of Helen Lloyd’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Helen Lloyd narrated this fairly long audiobook brilliantly. Although the story content was very intense and thought provoking, her lovely smooth voice was very easy to listen to and I thought it was just perfect, a fascinating book wonderfully narrated.

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

Yes it was, although it is too long to do so.

  • A Murderer's Heart

  • By: Julie Elizabeth Powell
  • Narrated by: Melanie Fraser
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Anne Blake, psychiatrist, is good at her job and believes that even the most sick at heart can be cured...or at least saved enough that they can lead a better life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Fiona Wilson on 19-07-15

Brilliant murder mystery.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-15

What did you like most about A Murderer's Heart?

The voice of Melanie Fraser was excellent. She has a wonderful voice to listen to and an impressive range of voices, both male and female.

What other book might you compare A Murderer's Heart to, and why?

I do not like to compare books to each other, a Murderers Heart is a unique story with an excellent storyline and great characters.

Have you listened to any of Melanie Fraser’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the first narration of Melanie Fraser I have heard however I was very impressed with her range of voices both male and female.

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

I did want to, the plot was excellent with well rounded characters and plenty of twists and turns.

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  • The Beginning of the Armadillos

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

"The Beginning of the Armadillos" is a tale that focuses on two days in the lives of three creatures "who lived on the banks of the turbid Amazon": Stickly-Prickly the hedgehog, Slow-and-Solid the tortoise, and Painted Jaguar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful tale.

  • By Susan Keefe on 16-05-15

A wonderful tale.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Beginning of the Armadillos to be better than the print version?

Yes I would. I love listening to audiobooks and think this narration brings this classic story to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Beginning of the Armadillos?

I loved the way that Stickly-Prickly the hedgehog and Slow-and-Solid the tortoise, managed to confuse the poor young Painted Jaguar.

What does Phillip J. Mather bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Phillip has a wonderful voice to listen to and I think his narrations of the 'Just So' stories really compliment them.

Any additional comments?

A real classic beautifully narrated.

  • The Elephant's Child

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

One of Kipling’s Just So stories that might have been named “How the Elephant Got His Trunk” takes us to the banks of the "Great Grey-Green, Greasy Limpopo" river. A timeless classic, masterfully narrated by Phillip J. Mather.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just wonderful!

  • By Susan Keefe on 16-05-15

Just wonderful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-15

What made the experience of listening to The Elephant's Child the most enjoyable?

Phillip J. Mather's narration of this classic story was lovely, his voice brought this classic story to life. Whether you are old or young, this tale of how a curious elephant child's nose became long is a joy to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

It was a totally absorbing tale.

What does Phillip J. Mather bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

This is a wonderful tale but having it available to listen to is so much better, especially when it is read by such a talented narrator.

Any additional comments?

This story is a true classic and the narrator bought it magically to life.

  • Hypnotic Gastric Band

  • By: Paul McKenna
  • Narrated by: Paul McKenna
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 350

At last the CD audio programme is now available as a download. Do you want to lose weight? Have you tried diets and failed? Do you want a completely new approach? A gastric band is a radical, surgical operation that reduces the available space in the stomach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cannot rate this highly enough.

  • By Susan Keefe on 05-11-14

Cannot rate this highly enough.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-14

What did you like most about Hypnotic Gastric Band?

IT WORKS! I started using this audiobook and then, seeing the results my husband joined me. Without any effort [honestly] my husband and I are gently loosing weight without feeling hungry. Our diet has changed but purely our choices, they have changed naturally, we haven't cut anything out to aid dieting and deprived ourselves.

What did you like best about this story?

People keep saying we look well and the 'diet' must be working, the hardest thing to convince people is that it is not a conscious diet change, after listening to the audiobook, the changes come naturally. Now, we never feel deprived or decide not to have a cake because it's fattening, if we want it we have it [and we do] because overall our diet is so much better and our portions are automatically under control.

Have you listened to any of Paul McKenna’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to any other of Paul McKenna's other works but if I needed help I would definitely turn to him first.

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

My husband is diabetic and the change in diet has caused him to discover a food which was causing him problems and his life has been improved tremendously because of this.

Any additional comments?

After a lifetime of dieting and being various weight's, it is wonderful to have the need to think about what I should and shouldn't have to eat taken away, we are eating healthily and it shows.

64 of 65 people found this review helpful

  • Hershey Learns a Lesson

  • By: D.C. Rush
  • Narrated by: Tracy Elman
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Hershey, the notorious cat from the Robby's Quest storybook series, is still mean-spirited and a bully. He is big, strong and very fast, yet uses all his skills to prey upon the smaller and weaker animals around his yard. Nomi, the other cat living in the same house with Hershey, is older and much smaller. Nomi has many friends around the neighborhood. One day, when Nomi's new friend Tyson comes over for a visit, Hershey decides to attack, however things do not work out as he planned. Hershey finds himself in a situation that changes him forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The bully learns a lesson.

  • By Susan Keefe on 05-08-14

The bully learns a lesson.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-14

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

Yes I would, it is a lovely story with a very important lesson.

Hershey is a big, handsome cat, but unfortunately, his beauty is only skin-deep. Inside he is a bully, he loves nothing more than to frighten other animals, and this includes Nomi, an older but very pretty tan coloured cat who lives in the same house.
If you are fans of the Robby’s Quest series of children’s books, you will already have met Hershey, as the villain, a couple of times before, when he terrorises the birds. In this books he’s still up to no good, he even steals poor Nomi’s food, but what she can do, after all, he’s much bigger than her.
It seems as if there is no way to stop Hershey’s reign of terror. However, one-day, Nomi’s friend Tyson comes to play with her. Horrible Hershey spies them, and when he creeps up and scares Tyson, the events which follow, turn the tables on Hershey and change his life forever.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hershey Learns a Lesson?

When suddenly, Hershey is scared and needs help. For the first time, he’s no longer in a position to be bully. Then a very important lesson is learnt - not everyone's the same. Luckily there are nice kind cats, and when Nomi and Tyson discover his problem, they help him and teach him a valuable lesson at the same time.

Which character – as performed by Tracy Elman – was your favourite?

I did not have a favourite, I thought that Tracy Elman narrated the story very well and bought all the characters wonderfully to life for children.