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  • Office Politics: How to Work Your Way Up the Corporate Ladder While Being Ethical and Friendly and Without Committing to Any of the Companies’ Parties!

  • Office Politics Class! Book, 1
  • By: Benjamin Buildst
  • Narrated by: Kip Ferguson
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Here go a series of strategies that you can use to ensure a less stressful and more rewarding career. Life has so much to offer once you realize that sometimes a single piece of information that you bump into by accident can impact everything around you and those dear to you! The strategies mentioned and explained in detail in this audiobook are not theory, I have lived them almost every day of my working life, and continue living them still.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its a game you have to play

  • By ScottishJay on 14-02-19

Its a game you have to play

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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: 14-02-19

I remember back in University reading a journal on a similar topic, it found that the manager who socialised more and networked more in general were the ones that were promoted, over the managers who actually did their job effectively. Sad but true.

This audiobook is a good summary of this office game that you need to play to really get somewhere. It's all about perception, networking, playing that game.

I would disagree with the part about keeping your colleagues at arms length over making friends of them. Sure, keep your managers at arms length, but those on par with you i think you can successfully develop friendships with. I do agree with staying neutral with everyone and keeping your own plans close to your chest. On the flip side though, if you stay too quiet about your plans, you may find that there will be less opportunities given to you if you actually have a manager that cares. For example, I told my manager last year that I wanted to diversify from my job, and now I've been given the opportunity to learn a bit about github, and to create as well as manage a new process.

Asking for a favour and watching body language is an excellent point. I don't want to give everything away in my review though so I'll say no more. It's not expensive, its a quick listen, go buy it.

Narration was excellent, clear and easy to understand.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Event

  • By: Nathan Hystad
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Cities all around the world reported strange alien vessels descending. Some saw them as the heralds of a new age; others fired everything they had at them. All were taken as the beams lashed down and drew them into the sky. Dean was left behind, seemingly the last man on Earth. A trail of clues left by his dead wife guides Dean on a perilous journey across America and beyond to learn the truth behind the mysterious ships and save humanity from its doom.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent first contact !!!

  • By Ostfeld on 18-08-18

It was OKAY

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

Excellent premise but I felt it was poorly executed. Didn't prompt me into buying the second book in the series - at times it felt like a chore. Started to slow down significantly as the story went on, and became somewhat predictable.

Narrator's performance was on point but the book didn't give him any justice.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Drip Drop Prophet and Other Stories

  • By: Austin James
  • Narrated by: Dr. Benjamin Anthony
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Austin James debuts with a wonderfully twisted story that is completely bizarre and entirely endearing. Mixing and melding mutant creatures with tones of true romance, it's served with enough grotesqueries to satisfy the most gluttonous of minds. Also included: an array of short stories that take the listener even further into the mind of James’ obscure view within the word-world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absurdly weird but fun

  • By Charlie on 15-02-19

Slap on the face insanity... I loved it!

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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: 07-02-19

Fantastic story with twists and turns read by the perfect narrator for the story. The additional stories are excellent too - well worth your credit here!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Nevernight

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

From New York Times best-selling author Jay Kristoff comes a dangerous new fantasy world and a heroine edged in darkness. Mia Corvere is only 10 years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything: to avenge herself on those that shattered her world. But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book.

  • By Ms. Helen F. M. White on 17-01-18

Hooked from the start!

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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: 04-02-19

When listening to books I always find it important for there to be a hook - something to get me to keep reading... And BOY did THIS have a good hook. I couldn't stop listening to this excellent book. Can't wait to get my next audible credit to purchase book 2!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Dan Wright on 05-05-17

Good book, but there are some narration issues

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

Enjoyed the book overall but there were some narration issues such as switching from calm reading to random shouting. Voices were totally off too.

Enjoyed the concept though and look forward to the second book, but the narrator has to improve performance

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Great Book of 1990s Trivia: Crazy Random Facts and 90s Trivia

  • Trivia Bill's Nostalgic Trivia Books
  • By: Bill O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Scott Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In this nostalgic trivia book, we will revisit every fascinating storyline from the 1990s, a decade of evolving technology and science advances and shocking violence. Hear about monstrous natural disasters, police brutality, abuses of power by government officials, and rioting citizens who fought back against them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good for a casual listen

  • By ScottishJay on 04-02-19

Good for a casual listen

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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: 04-02-19

Excellent audio book. I've been listening to this while in the car on short rides to pick my wife up from work and back. Good information here that I didn't know about. I will be looking for the 80s version after this

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • This Is Life: Or Jack Unravels a Crooked Cop Ring and Stops a Big-Gun Shooter

  • Jack Palms Crime, Book 2
  • By: Seth Harwood
  • Narrated by: Seth Harwood
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Jack Palms is more interested in tuning up his vintage Mustang than starring in action films these days. Along with his failed marriage and plenty of bad habits, Jack abandoned his acting career three years ago, and life’s just the way Jack wants it: boring. But picking up where Jack Wakes Up left off, Jack now finds himself in the middle of a whodunit in the seedy red-light district of San Francisco’s North Beach. Young girls, shipped as merchandise from Balkan countries and sold to city heavyweights, are turning up dead, and no one knows why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • When's the next movie coming out, Jack?

  • By Norma Miles on 07-01-19

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

Really enjoyed listening to this audio book, though I've listened to the series a bit out of order. Full audio cast was extremely impressive. Highly recommend this high quality production.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Woman Who Wasn't

  • By: Pornelope
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Charlie Nelson is just walking down the street, minding his own business, when he’s suddenly killed in a brutal drive-by shooting…or is he? When he finally forces his eyes open again, he’s lying in a hospital bed, and he can tell right away that something is very, very wrong. But nothing can prepare him for the shock of looking in a mirror, and seeing a gorgeous teenage girl staring back at him! It can’t be true, it just can’t! He’s a strong, virile man! He’s not a woman, doesn’t want to be a woman, doesn’t know the first thing about being a woman! Like it or not, though, he’s about to find out!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charlie. Everyone calls me Charlie.

  • By Norma Miles on 18-11-18

Short but enjoyable

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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: 06-01-19

Enjoyed listening to the narration of this book - performance was excellent. Story a little strange but enjoyable - I recommend this.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed

  • Collected Shorter Stories
  • By: Michael Lynes
  • Narrated by: David Bosco
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Featuring 13 new stories by the award-winning author of There Is a Reaper, this wide-ranging collection is about fathers and sons, gods and demigods, and other assorted beings both macabre and sublime.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic narration, but...

  • By ScottishJay on 06-01-19

Fantastic narration, but...

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

Fantastic narration, but the book didn't give the narrator the justice he deserved from his performance. It was too much of a mixed bag.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Monster M.D.

  • By: Leighton Lawless
  • Narrated by: Chris Graves
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

In a near future where monsters and humans coexist, Hieronymus "Jer" Bennington isn’t your run-of-the-mill psychiatrist. Despite losing his parents to a monster attack, Jer doesn’t judge people by the clothes they wear or the horns on their head. Instead, he runs a controversial clinic where he offers therapy to beastniks, but when his best friend’s suspicious death implicates him for murder, he hunts for the truth in a sexy-dangerous underworld filled with mythical creatures. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More serious than you might expect

  • By C. Rowlands on 24-01-19

Great!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

Really enjoyed listening to this book. Premise was a bit different to anything I've listened to before, but I did enjoy this. Narrator performance was great

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.