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juozas kasiulis

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  • The Power of Moments

  • Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

The New York Times best-selling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate and change us - and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a doctor or nurse knew how to orchestrate moments that would bring more comfort to patients?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • touchy stories for service business

  • By Ras on 11-02-18

The moments who really matter

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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: 12-02-19

It was a really interesting listen. Plenty of examples of moments in life which matter and how people should strive to make an effort to increase such happenings. Narration well done.

  • Out of the Wreckage

  • A New Politics for an Age of Crisis
  • By: George Monbiot
  • Narrated by: George Monbiot
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

A toxic ideology rules the world of extreme competition and individualism. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new story that re-engages people in politics and lights a path to a better world. George Monbiot shows how new findings in psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology cast human nature in a radically different light: as the supreme altruists and cooperators.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A rather sketchy map towards a new political era

  • By grimnortherner on 21-05-18

Reborn of communities

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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: 10-02-19

This audiobook about different politics and how paying attention to communities can change so much. Good narration. Probably will relisten it again.

  • The Cruel Prince

  • The Folk of the Air, Book 1
  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By katrina on 30-01-18

Different fairy tale

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-19

I didn't enjoy this audiobook as much as I thought I will. It might be I had hard time connecting with a characters and their actions wasn't fully convincing. Still I probably read second book when I have chance to get it.

  • Elantris

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 28 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447

Elantris was built on magic, and it thrived. But then the magic began to fade, and Elantris began to rot. Now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful Imperium. Can a young Princess unite the people of Elantris and lead a rebellion against the imperial zealots? Brandon Sanderson's debut fantasy showed his skill as a storyteller and an imaginer of baroque magical systems to be fully developed from the start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By BM on 19-11-14

Wonderful story about overcoming immense obstacles

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-19

Really interesting story with unique world and very good characters. Narration was good as well. I'm glad this was 10th anniversary edition and contained additional stories 😁

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By Marielle Newton on 26-09-18

Lovely young romance story

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Reviewed: 06-01-19

Very enjoyable audiobook full of real emotions and small details that make it very believable. Narration top notch. Will have to read more books from this author

  • The Silent Companions

  • By: Laura Purcell
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 489
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    4 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 456

Inspired by the work of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill and set in a crumbling country mansion, The Silent Companions is an unsettling Victorian gothic ghost story that will send a shiver down the spine.... Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's crumbling country estate, The Bridge. With her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie only has her husband's awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eerie and fabulous

  • By Caz on 24-03-18

chilling tale

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-18

I guess it wasn't written for me as I found it a bit strange. Two time lines didn't made it easier either. Narration was well done.

  • A Tale for the Time Being

  • By: Ruth Ozeki
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ozeki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602

Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery. In a small cafe in Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao Yasutani is navigating the challenges thrown up by modern life. In the face of cyber-bullying, the mysteries of a 104-year-old Buddhist nun and great-grandmother, and the joy and heartbreak of family, Nao is trying to find her own place - and voice - through a diary.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit of a struggle

  • By Andy Parsons on 24-11-13

Wonderful story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-12-18

I enjoyed it really much. Tale about lives connected through time and distance only by washed up dairy and some letters. I especially liked all details about Japan and different nuances of its culture. Narration well done as well.

  • Bricking It

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan, Heather Wilds
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
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    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmother's derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit! Except - as anyone who has renovated an old house knows - things are never that easy. The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiraling...and then there's the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Ann D on 05-06-16

Fun and entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

A story about renovation of old house in English countryside. I really enjoyed it as there are plenty of interesting bits and pieces involved. It has so many funny moments and I was going so many times😁 Narration was well done.

  • Moonburner

  • By: Claire Luana
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

When 17-year-old Kai is exposed as a female sorceress, a moonburner, she knows the punishment is death. Despite the odds against her, Kai escapes her fate and undertakes a harrowing journey to a land where moonburners are revered and trained as warriors. But the moonburner citadel is not the place of refuge and learning that Kai imagined.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting fantasy story

  • By juozas kasiulis on 06-12-18

interesting fantasy story

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

The story was good as well as world building. At least to me the main character was slightly irritating at some occasions 😅
Narration was well done. I might read rest of the books in the series as well🙂

  • The Diary of a Bookseller

  • By: Shaun Bythell
  • Narrated by: Robin Laing
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730

Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gentle pleasure

  • By Flint on 11-12-17

Amazing bookshop book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-18

It was interesting to here all the details what it means to be a used bookshop owner and how it feels day to day. Also amazing narration with different accents. While book is written in dairy form it has plenty of humour. I am happy I got this.