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  • Complete MBA For Dummies

  • 2nd Edition
  • By: Kathleen Allen PhD, Peter Economy
  • Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Want to get an MBA? The Complete MBA For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the practical, plain-English guide that covers all the basics of a top-notch MBA program, helping you to navigate today's most innovative business strategies. From management to entrepreneurship to strategic planning, you'll understand the hottest trends and get the latest techniques for motivating employees, building global partnerships, managing risk, and manufacturing. This easy-to-access guide is full of useful information, tips, and checklists that will help you lead, manage, or participate in any business.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • US centric. Not for UK. Painful delivery as well

  • By David on 05-01-19

US centric. Not for UK. Painful delivery as well

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

The urls are for helping those in the US. Whilst I’m sure I would gain something if I listened until the end I just feel that enough is enough and I need to find a more UK centric book.
The narrator was also making me fall asleep whilst driving - not healthy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Memory Chamber

  • By: Holly Cave
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 217

The perfect afterlife or a never-ending nightmare? Isobel has it all: a steady relationship, the immaculate home and her dream job. Life, and even death, is completely under her control. For Isobel's generation death no longer means oblivion, thanks to firms like her employer, Oakley Associates. Isobel is their top Heaven Architect, crafting perfect afterlives for her clients: artificial paradises of the mind built from the memories they treasure most. Then Isobel meets handsome client Jarek....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but drags on a bit

  • By Natallie on 10-03-18

Heavenly concept that is challenged technically and morally

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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: 14-12-18

I loved the concept put forward. The twists involve pain being endured in different ways by different people.
Is this a vision of the future that brings pain with pleasure?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Patrick Melrose, Volume 1: Never Mind, Bad News and Some Hope

  • By: Edward St Aubyn
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

Now a major Sky TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Moving from Provence to New York to Gloucestershire, from the savageries of a childhood with a cruel father and an alcoholic mother to an adulthood fraught with addiction, Patrick Melrose is on a mission to escape himself. But the drugs don’t make him forget his past, and the glittering parties offer him no redemption....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!!! *****

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-05-18

Difficult trudge through a sad subject failing to inspire

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

Reviewed: 28-06-18

I was quite patient sticking it out to the end but I definitely didn’t enjoy the book. I won’t be tempted to return to Sky and watch the TV programme, nor will I get the remaining volume.
Pointless effort and a waste of my time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Name Is Nobody

  • By: Matthew Richardson
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

When disgraced spy Solomon Vine's friend and rival Gabriel Wilde vanishes without trace, it's only Vine who might be able to discover what has happened to him. A single missing file holds the key. That, too, is gone. But its contents, Vine is told, are incendiary. There were few Wilde could trust. And being one of them appears to have fatal consequences. But as Vine's off-the-books investigation begins to reveal the shocking truth, he realizes there's much more at stake than one man's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Taut, twisty & tense

  • By David on 10-03-18

Taut, twisty & tense

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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: 10-03-18

Well structured and put together in a way that doesn't lose the listener. You are drawn into the puzzle completely

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,904
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,901

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception Point 2

  • By 451 on 10-10-17

It gets better and better

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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: 13-11-17

I just loved it.
Having been to Barcelona recently it brought back great memories.
As regards the subject matter it is contentious on many levels and left me with a wider viewpoint than before reading this book. Great read.

  • How to Be a Vigilante: A Diary

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802

It's 1998. The Internet age is still in its infancy. Google has just been founded. Eighteen-year-old supermarket shelf-stacker Nigel Carmelite has decided that he's going to become a vigilante. There are a few problems: how is he going to even find crime to fight on the streets of Derbyshire? How will he create a superhero costume - and an arsenal of crime-fighting weaponry - on a shoestring budget?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We're Only Making Fans For Nigel

  • By Simon on 15-09-16

Too much swearing mainly forgiven as first book

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

I really like Luke's concepts and book ideas. I get the gritty moments so why choose the easy path to drop profanity in so often? Considering this was a re-edit from the long lost scribe I suppose the early behaviours were hard to to shrug, however I very nearly gave up on the book early on. I like Luke and others reading of the books yet this one has made me cautious to try the next one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688

Do you need my help? It was always the first question he asked. They called him when they had nowhere else to turn. Raised and trained as part of a top-secret programme, he was sent to the worst places in the world to do things his government denied any knowledge of. Then he broke with the programme and disappeared. But now someone's on his tail. Someone who knows he was once known simply as Orphan X.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Alan on 25-01-17

Twists and action abound

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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: 17-03-17

Loved it.

Great to listen to a story that keeps me on the edge of my seat and wondering what is next.
Really good flow/pace with high levels of interest from relationships to technical matters.

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,620

Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Neil Gaiman!

  • By Bookworm. on 23-12-12

A wonderful twist seeing a London through different eyes

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

Reviewed: 16-01-17

New concepts to grasp, new viewpoints and generally a cracking story of a reluctant hero fighting in uncertain times. I liked the tug of reality versus normal. I'm ready for the sequel.

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,840

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Hate Luke Smitherd!

  • By Simon on 04-07-16

New ideas, new story, piques my interest

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

Reviewed: 23-12-16

I'm reading these books out of order, but that's the beauty of them. Each are subjects that are complete and standalone. I like being challenge with new concepts and different portrayals. I do wonder how much Coventry Tourist Board is subsidising the product placement 😀
My one ask is to just tone down the F word. The chav's realism didn't need that amount and being so early in the story it almost made me stop and delete the book. However I'm glad I pushed through because the story was very good and would have scored highest marks with fewer F's.
I still look forward to reading more of your work. You're right to blame Matt Adiss for everything that people don't like however he is doing his best and he is a good narrator.
😀

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Inferno

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,134

Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • start was hard going. story good but over descript

  • By BD on 17-07-17

Masterful, creative and captivating

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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: 29-11-16

Such a wonderful mix of art, history, science and downright fantastic storytelling. A sheer pleasure.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful