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  • Night

  • By: Elie Wiesel
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 95

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting, deeply moving and disturbing

  • By Anthony on 22-04-14

Stunningly good

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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: 08-09-18

An awesome story of borderline crossing it feels of humans turning into heartless violent haters of a religion. The rape, hanging, and worst of all the child who gladly killed his own father for a crumb of bread oh yea and the incineration of course is So violent. I’ve Also thought that humans might invent new ways to be cruel in future as a fun experiment. That Kim jung North Korea guy seems like some1 who could enjoy that. Why not kill that nasty man already? I don’t get it.

  • Screw It, Let's Do It

  • Lessons in Life and Business
  • By: Sir Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Richard Branson is an iconic businessman. In Screw It, Let’s Do It, he shares the secrets of his success and the invaluable lessons he has learned over the course of his remarkable career. As the world struggles with the twin problems of global recession and climate change, Richard explains why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in finding a more holistic and environmentally friendly approach to business.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good content, bad narrator

  • By Alice on 26-09-11

Nice easy speaking voice but book sucks

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I thought I was gonna learn cool stuff from this book cuz the guy seems super smart since he made Virgin but I was wrong. It is all just simple and ordinary. Bland is the best word to say. Book is full of basic stories, no drama really. Boooooooring

  • Lolita

  • By: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739

Savagely funny and hauntingly sad, Lolita is Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel. It is the story of tortured college professor Humbert Humbert and his dangerous obsession with honey-skinned schoolgirl Dolores Haze.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a truly spellbinding and brilliant book

  • By Tom on 04-05-10

Great speaker chosen to read book

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Can review properly as I didn’t listen to most of book but I got a brief of it. Strangely worded book, old fashioned I guess. Very sexual vibes from this book which was very uncomfortable yet not intolerable. I don’t want to listen to the rest as I’m not following the story fully and I’m just hearing a lot of describing of some random woman’s body parts or clothes etc.

  • It Worked For Me Unabridged

  • In Life and Leadership
  • By: Colin Powell
  • Narrated by: Colin Powell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

It Worked for Me is filled with vivid experiences and lessons learned that have shaped the legendary career of the four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. At its heart are Powell's "Thirteen Rules" - such as "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit" - that introduce his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others. A natural storyteller, Powell offers warm and engaging parables with wise advice on succeeding in the workplace and beyond.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Though I slept through most of book i got the plot sort of

  • By 420 Blaze it on 11-08-18

Though I slept through most of book i got the plot sort of

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Nice author voice but didn’t learn anything new from this. I like the thing he said about be kind to others as they need it more than you know as I relate to that, but otherwise I suppose I could listen again properly but I think it’s pointless. Not a terrible book but is very YAWWWWWWN.

  • Steal the Show

  • From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life
  • By: Michael Port
  • Narrated by: Michael Port
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Every day there are moments when you must persuade, inform, and motivate others effectively. Each of those moments requires you, in some way, to play a role, to heighten the impact of your words, and to manage your emotions and nerves. Every interaction is a performance, whether you're speaking up in a meeting, pitching a client, or walking into a job interview.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Like hearing a boring smelly person try to teach me stuff

  • By 420 Blaze it on 06-08-18
  • Steal the Show
  • From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life
  • By: Michael Port
  • Narrated by: Michael Port

Like hearing a boring smelly person try to teach me stuff

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Annoying speaking voice firstly. This has got to be one of if not THEE most blah blah blah book I’ve ever heard. SUPER NERD AUTHOR, terrible waste of 4 hours. I only listened to half.

  • Summary: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

  • By: Readtrepreneur Publishing
  • Narrated by: Michael Goodrick
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

If you believe your accomplishments are limited, the chances are they will be. In order to reach your potential, you must learn how to grow your mindset. Even beliefs we are unaware of can strongly influence our goals and whether we achieve them. Mindset will help you uncover the power of people’s beliefs and ways you could use them to your benefit. Carol S. Dweck stresses the importance of having the right mindset in order to unleash your potential and motivate the people around you.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not to my taste

  • By 420 Blaze it on 04-08-18

Not to my taste

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Nice speaker but that’s it. Diffs between minds and some basic tips to help out. Yaaawn

  • The Art of Learning

  • An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
  • By: Josh Waitzkin
  • Narrated by: Josh Waitzkin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

The Art of Learning takes listeners through Waitzkin's unique journey to excellence. He explains in clear detail how a well-thought-out, principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure. Waitzkin believes that achievement, even at the championship level, is a function of a lifestyle that fuels a creative, resilient growth process.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't ask for an autobiography

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-12-15

Nice narrator voice but book sucks

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-18

7/25 chapters I listened to. Nothing learned unless you try your hardest is all I agree with in the few chapters I got through. But that’s not even always true, u can learn complex math just by listening to your teacher which involves little effort. Don’t recommend book

  • Summary of The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

  • By: Ant Hive Media
  • Narrated by: Michael Piotrasch
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father's book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Reader is fine. Book is pointless

  • By 420 Blaze it on 19-07-18

Reader is fine. Book is pointless

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

Reviewed: 19-07-18

I may listen to full book now but I have learned nothing from this summary

  • Ithaca

  • A Novel Based on Homer's Odyssey
  • By: Patrick Dillon
  • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander, Armando Durán
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

In the tumultuous aftermath of the Trojan War, a young man battles to save his home and his inheritance. Setting out to find his father, he ends up discovering himself. Telemachus' father, Odysseus, went off to war before he was born...and never came back. Aged 16, Telemachus finds himself abandoned, his father's house overrun with men pursuing his beautiful mother, Penelope, and devouring the family's wealth. Telemachus determines to leave Ithaca, his island home, and find the truth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring, waste of time

  • By 420 Blaze it on 19-07-18

Boring, waste of time

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

Reviewed: 19-07-18

It’s like someone just taught the author of this book what an adjective is and he was mind blown by such a thing. Other than that I have no idea why someone recommended this book to me. Author just talks about total crap the WHOLE book. Who cares what every single person is wearing in this book, I DONT

  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,208

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could be a better investment than the movie

  • By Anthony on 02-06-13

This book washed over me

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

Reviewed: 17-07-18

I haven’t a clue what I have just been hearing. Great voice but the rest is.... well I might relisten to this someday in future as I heard it was good.