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Bilbo Swaggins

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cut~mismatched incoherent content

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

Reviewed: 12-05-2019

Each episode is a collection of random audio clips. With all the comedian bits scattered in with little to no cohesion. More seems like advertisements railing on in the background during an ad break. The tempo and flow of each episode seems mismatched. Even though there is an overall theme for each episode it just seems off.

I could only stand a few episodes, however, it might get better but it honestly felt like a chore to do so rather than out of enjoyment.

First audio book I ever listened to.

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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: 07-03-2019

Being new to audio books, and giving it a go for the first time. You could say that this book cracked the surface.
This is a perfect book to start and stop throughout the duration of this book. It covers the known universe and covers aspects you wouldn't typically think about. Very fact driven and characteristic reading style sucks you in.
10/10 would recommend.

Wouldn't recommend unless really into politics...

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

Reviewed: 27-11-2018

Trump is a hard topic to make interesting, I fell asleep multiple times and lost place. It is hard to make Trump and his shenanigans interesting. Ridiculous with some of the chapters it gets. But I couldn't really recommend this book unless politics is your thing.

Nothing really new to be honest what the media already harps on about him, this book was a grind for a casual audio book listener. But I am sure the contents are important and its always good to get perspective with things what ever the line you sit on.

What it becomes to be an ODST?

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

Reviewed: 27-11-2018

This book follows Buck the main man you see leading the squad in the Halo 3 expansion mini spin off game "ODST".
This is his story before, during... and afterwards with the New Mombasa incident and what happens to himself and his team after the Human-Covenant War.

It was a pretty easy to listen to this story as, it takes you on the journey. The story was pretty flat structured but enjoyable to get value from what time you have put in. It isn't a book you would return to but a once off book to explain the empty section before Halo 5: Guardians and what Edward Buck and his team get up to. It's enjoyable and performance was alright. If you like Halo Lore, you will enjoy this book. But Fall of reach is a much more interesting story to start with if you want to get into the Halo Universe books.

Eh

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

Reviewed: 18-11-2018

This book personally for myself was good, atmospheric and interesting. However it wasn't really something I enjoyed, This might be because I have come from the video games this this book. And I wasn't able to keep track of things. I think its more of a book you need to be 100% focused on rather than listening while doing something else.

I do enjoy the witcher universe. And brought the audible book to check out the series. I have been recommended by it from friends and colleagues. I feel it might be the case that in future books it gets better, but I didn't really enjoy this one.

Very Enjoyable

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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: 13-11-2018

I really enjoyed this book. Arnold Schwarzenegger has a very interesting story and it is also comes across very inspirational and motivational. Arnold only reads the first few chapters and the last few while Stephen Lang (The badass main bad guy from 2009 James Cameron's Avatar) reads the rest.
Throughout the book it shows a very interesting perspective of a young keen Austrian Arnold Schwarzenegger, and will leave you glued to your audible app to get to the end. 10/10 would recommend.

Basically continuing on from the first book.

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

Reviewed: 13-11-2018

If you have listened/read to the first book - extreme ownership -, you will enjoy this book. It answers a lot of the questions I had, or problems I thought of while progressing through the first book. As too much ownership can be detrimental and probably end up doing the opposite effect the book initially claimed.

This book discusses accounts with individuals who have read the first book and acted upon its advice that has turned to the worst and Jocko/Leif giving assistance and guidance getting them back on track. It also has littered through the book more scenarios used within combat/training that discusses leadership from their previous experience within the Navy Seals. Overall its a great addition and I read the books one after each other. I do feel however -Extreme ownership- is the stronger book out of the two. But more or less feels an expansion of extreme ownership than a standalone book... if that make sense. But that could be a good thing as it flows nicely on wards to continue telling the story/advice.

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Reflective, Interesting 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: 13-11-2018

No more Mr. Nice Guy - is self help book for those who are problematic with being accepted within life and seek to try and make everyone like themselves (Or be a nice guy 110% of the time/avoid conflict) by manipulating their personality/look/ideals to mask what is actually there true underlying self/feelings.

It addresses issues of the typical nice guy syndrome, and how it is actually quite destructive behavior to mask internal feelings within relationships and within life. The book gives suggestions and steps to assist nice guy syndrome and uses various examples from the authors support group members he has run over the many years of his career.

Overall it is a good book, quite of few things Dr Robert Glover pointed out in this book, hit close to home. I think it is a valuable piece of literature within the self help genre. If someone has recommended this book to you its worth checking it out. I luckily stumbled onto this book from just pure luck. I would recommend for any male struggling with relationships and grabbing a hold of life in this digital age of dating and existence.

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Difficult to finish

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

Reviewed: 21-10-2018

I found this book quite long. and not as interesting as other self help books. It has been in my library for quite some time but I forced my way through to the end. It does has some good points and references but are unfortunately far and between a whole lot of waffle. Kept loosing track and forgetting where I was up to. Not my taste personally.

Great Checklist Read when starting a new job

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-2018

I would highly recommend this book for those who are in the process of switching jobs, getting a promotion or thinking about trying something new career wise. it touches a lot of feelings and issues you get when in some sort of transition within your career. (or just in a difficult patch). I have marked this book for me to read again when I go through one of these periods. Really easy to listen to and provides a step by step guide through the suggestions provided. (also downloadable PDF with the diagrams shown in the paper back version). I highly recommend this book for managers and individuals who have to lead and inspire people within the workforce. 10/10