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  • Content Rules

  • How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business (New Rules Social Media Series)
  • By: Ann Handley, C. C. Chapman
  • Narrated by: Ann Handley, C. C. Chapman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

To market your business, reach new customers, and create long-lasting loyalty, you need one indispensable element: CONTENT. Whether it’s bite-sized tweets that allow you to forge relationships on Twitter, blog posts that give your readers must-have advice, ebooks or white papers that engage (and don’t bore), videos that share the human side of your company, interactive webinars that deliver a valuable learning experience, or podcasts that can be downloaded and listened to on the fly (and more!) . . .

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, though provoking but not for novices

  • By Clive on 13-04-13

Why Couldn't They Use a Professional Narrator?

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

Reviewed: 29-12-13

Would you try another book written by Ann Handley and C. C. Chapman or narrated by Ann Handley and C. C. Chapman ?

Written, but not Audio

What didn’t you like about Ann Handley and C. C. Chapman ’s performance?

It's impossible to listen to this, the Narrator aka Author's pushy, forceful voice makes me switch off.

Any additional comments?

I really, really want to learn the information in this book. I'm a professional artist, and I listen to audio books while painting. I've listened to a LOT of books. Due to the rubbish narration, they have lost me 20 seconds into the introduction/overview. (the idiots even narrate the Dedication :-/ )Please re-release this with a professional narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow of Night

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326

Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By ER on 07-11-12

Excellent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-12

The story and character evolve and become richer in Shadow of Night. Diana matures mentally and emotionally, as she learns more about her magic. In Shadow of Night, Diana becomes a strong woman, as she recognises Matthew's decisions are repeatedly bad. It amuses me how she diplomatically lets him know he needs to respect her decisions. Matthew is good for strength/protection and sex. As this becomes more clear, I'm hoping anyone who compares this series with Twilight changes their opinion. The characters are vastly different, Deborah Harkness' story has richness, depth and intelligence. Her knowledge of the more sophisticated occult lore, combined with history adds enormously to my enjoyment of this story.



I listen to audio books as I work (I'm an artist), which may mean 8 hrs a day - in light of this, it's fair for me to say Jennifer Ikeda is an excellent narrator. Her ability to depict different characters' voices is amazing. Easy to listen to.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale

  • By: Graham Joyce
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 297

Some Kind of Fairy Tale is a very English story. A story of woods and clearings, a story of folk tales and family histories. It is as if Neil Gaiman and Joanne Harris had written a fairy tale together.... It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents, asking him to come round. It pulls him away from his wife and children and into a bewildering mystery. His sister, Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But 20 years ago, Tara took a walk into the woods and never came back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real page turner

  • By Kate on 02-08-12

Boring Fairy Tale, Monotonous Narration.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-12

Narration is awful. With John Lee's flat, clipped accent - why would anyone choose him as a professional narrator?



Between hIs monotonous voice and the meandering storyline (absolutely nothing interesting happens in this book until the very end, until Tara's last visit to Viviene) - this is the worst audio book I've purchased to date.



To be fair, the characters are well developed, their interactions are natural and flow well.



At the same time, I didn't become attached to, or identify with, any character, in this book. Empathy or resonation with a character is a crucial factor in our enjoyment of a story.



The author has fairly sophisticated insight into characters and relationships, which comes across beautifully.



I kept waiting for something to happen that would justify the good reviews I've seen. A few minutes at the end, as I've previously noted, was the only interesting action in the story.



Every day, ( I listen to audio books while I work) - I considered whether I really could be bothered to listen to Some Kind of Fairy Tale. i figured I'd bought it, I may as well continue listening.



If I received this audiobook as a gift, I probably wouldn't have returned to it after the first hour or so.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful