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  • Thirteen Reasons Why

  • By: Jay Asher
  • Narrated by: Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Poppy on 22-01-17

Thought Provoking

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

Reviewed: 27-01-17

If you could sum up Thirteen Reasons Why in three words, what would they be?

A Must Read

What did you like best about this story?

An interesting and unusual story, you feel like you are taking the journey with Clay.

Any additional comments?

Really good plot, excellent characters which the narrator voiced well.
I couldn't stop listening to this even with the difficult topics it dealt with.
I do feel the story could have been taken further though.

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  • How to Analyze People at First Sight

  • Advanced Techniques for Reading Body Language & Non-Verbal Communication
  • By: Scott Colter
  • Narrated by: Kevin F. Spalding
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Learn how to deliver the best first impression possible and have a great influence on others. Discover what the most common everyday body moves and habits mean and interpret feelings, thoughts, and intentions accurately.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Introduction to Body Language

  • By Lucy on 27-01-17

Good Introduction to Body Language

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

Reviewed: 27-01-17

What made the experience of listening to How to Analyze People at First Sight the most enjoyable?

Informative and not too long that it might become boring

Any additional comments?

A good introduction to a vast topic
Narrator was easy to listen to

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  • Leetch

  • By: Brian Colborne
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Jeff Leetch comes from a long line of alcoholics. He is perfectly content to spend his nights at the bar with his friends, numb to the world around him. When he gets a phone call that his mother, who he hasn't spoken to in years, has died, he is tasked with going to her house to clear out her belongings. What he finds in his childhood home reminds him of his younger days and how those events have shaped the man he is today, for better or worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The World of Addiction

  • By Lucy on 03-04-16

The World of Addiction

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

What about Roberto Scarlato’s performance did you like?

very soothing tone

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

yes

Any additional comments?

A world of addiction (alcoholism) where the main character tries to escape.
Highlights some of the dangers and negative effects of addiction, puts life into perspective a bit!

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  • Krav Maga QuickStart Guide

  • The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Krav Maga
  • By: ClydeBank Recreation
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

You've heard about Krav Maga and want to learn the system but don't know where to start? Look no further. No other book is going to teach you Krav Maga from the ground up - teaching you the history and philosophy of this self-defense system before introducing principles, techniques and strategy. Through this methodology, you'll understand Krav Maga both mentally and physically, thus allowing you to master this effective self-defense system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good view of the martial arts world

  • By Lucy on 03-04-16

Good view of the martial arts world

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

Any additional comments?

Interesting to hear about where martial arts came from and is a good supplement for anyone learning any martial art, not just Krav Maga!
A good ethos is portrayed as it should be with any martial art, only use when absolutely necessary!

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  • Who Chases Them?: Running...but from What?

  • Who--?, Book 5
  • By: Taylor Storm
  • Narrated by: Karin Allers
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Sarah and Brad's home was invaded, and Brad ended up in the hospital. Sarah decides they need to move when he gets out. However, while she is at home that evening, a few grizzly people barge into the apartment, saying they are going to paint it. Sarah can't understand this and decides they were sent by the people who invaded their home before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit confusing

  • By Lucy on 03-04-16

A bit confusing

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It would maybe make more sense if i'd listened to the previous books
Was an ok story but at times i found myself a little lost and wondering what just happened

Any additional comments?

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  • Growing Marijuana: Box Set

  • Growing Marijuana for Beginners & Advanced Marijuana Growing Techniques
  • By: ClydeBank Alternative
  • Narrated by: Amy Barron Smolinski, Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

The complete guide to everything you need to know to become a marijuana growing expert! Look no further - this box set of the two top-selling marijuana growing books will take you from someone who has never grown anything in their life to a cannabis-cultivating expert. You will learn the fundamentals of growth in Growing Marijuana for Beginners and will be exposed to far more advanced methods in Advanced Marijuana Growing Techniques.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting insight

  • By Lucy on 03-04-16

Interesting insight

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

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

As someone studying Forensic Science I found this interesting

Any additional comments?

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  • Surviving AI: The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence

  • By: Calum Chace
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Surviving AI is a concise, easy guide to what's coming, taking you through technological unemployment (the economic singularity) and the possible creation of a superintelligence (the technological singularity).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By Cat on 26-01-18

Ok

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

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

Was interesting but would've been nice with more detail!
But maybe the author is working on this, an ever evolving subject.

Any additional comments?

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  • Where Is Ralph?

  • By: Valerie Hockert
  • Narrated by: Tanya Mills
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Three women and two men are linked in a mysterious circle of marriage, children, tragedy, blackmail, death, and unexplained events. What starts out to be a smooth romantic story, suddenly turns murderous and complex with many mysterious happenings: a baby dies one hour after birth - real cause unknown (until later); a woman is mistakenly pronounced dead; blackmail occurs; a rigged auto accident in which a child is mistakenly and severely injured occurs; a man is found dead - just to name a few.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Questionable

  • By Lucy on 03-03-16

Questionable

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It was an interesting story line idea which I was good however I'm not sure about so many points of view, it got slightly confusing and didn't always flow!
So a little hard to follow at times.
I shall be re-listening at some point to see if I can figure it out.

What aspect of Tanya Mills’s performance might you have changed?

Good performance, but maybe some tone changes would liven things up a bit.

Any additional comments?

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  • Time Heist

  • Firstborn Saga Volume 1
  • By: Anthony Vicino
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Former time vice detective Tom Mandel lost his wife after failing to stop Malcolm Wolfe from pulling off the biggest time heist in Unity history. Nine years later, with less than a day remaining on his government-allotted Life Tracker, Tom's ready to join her. But when his former partner, Alaina Raines, brings word that Wolfe has escaped prison and is gearing up for another heist, Tom must decide: spend his last hours on Earth in a drug-induced haze or return to the life he left behind to catch the man who broke him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly Confusing but Interesting

  • By Lucy on 03-03-16

Slightly Confusing but Interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Where does Time Heist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not the best, not the worst

What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoyed the ideas and descriptions of future tech! Some really great ideas; nanotech, intuits, maybe someday they'll be real!

I also enjoyed the incorporation of Adam and Eve.

The title names were good too :D.

Any additional comments?

Some parts were a little confusing and the story does jump about a bit, however the fact I often listen to audiobooks before bed may be a factor!
Will need to re-listen and check what I missed and look forward to doing so.

The story had twists and interesting ideas and development although it also was reminiscent of some other science fiction titles; in time especially, the fifth element, for me maybe even some correlation to mass effect :o etc.

Great narration and voice acting!
Really good at all the characters.

Interested to hear the next in the series!

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  • Slush

  • By: Glenn Rolfe
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

A collection of short stories, flash fiction, and micro works. Slush includes previously published stories "Skull of Snakes", "Jackie Boy", and "Sweet 16" alongside a fresh batch of terrifying stories to help you sleep at night.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Collection

  • By Lucy on 03-03-16

A Good Collection

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

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

Great Narration although not so sure about the female voices!

Any additional comments?

Firstly, I'm not a huge fan of horror but these short stories sounded too good to pass up.

I wasn't disappointed, this is a great collection of short stories and are somewhat thought provoking.
Feel like some of the stories were a little rushed and could have been developed more.
Some pretty twisted and detailed stories! , Jackie Boy.... xD.

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