LISTENER

SheSells

  • 8
  • reviews
  • 6
  • helpful votes
  • 8
  • ratings

Great messages; shame about the narration

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2015

What did you like most about Grit: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up?

The messages were good ones. Sometimes what I need is just for someone to say "don't give up" and having an audio book like this to listen to can really help.

How could the performance have been better?

I am not a fan of this narrator. His voice is not engaging and he sounds like he needs to take a deep breath. I know that he gets a lot of work, so it must be just my ears that don't match with his voice. For me, he can make even the most interesting content sound like a chore.

Eat That Frog! cover art
  • Eat That Frog!
  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy

Always do the most important thing first

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2015

If you could sum up Eat That Frog! in three words, what would they be?

What's your frog?

Any additional comments?

This book is full of motivation, tips and anecdotes about why it matters that you choose the most important thing to get done first each day. It's about not avoiding the difficult, yet hugely productive step that can open up the most opportunities or enhance your life the most.

Excellent cast recordings of classic mysteries

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2015

What made the experience of listening to Poirot's Finest Cases the most enjoyable?

Really nice casting, good acting, and good scripting.

What did you like best about this story?

These are some of Agatha Christie's most famous mysteries.

What does John Moffat and Full Cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I like to listen to this book while relaxing at home or to fall asleep if I'm travelling or having trouble sleeping. These books are ideal for that. I can listen to the same stories again and again and enjoy them.

5 people found this helpful

Super athlete proves he is super athlete?

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2015

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes. I was hoping that there would be much more detail and relatable stuff in the part of the book that covered his journey from being fat to fit again. I was looking for a book that could be my companion on my weight loss journey, because I don't seem to get results in the short term and I find it hard to stay motivated if I'm not getting results after about a month. Unfortunately he really glossed over what it took to get back into shape. Apart from a couple of mentions on how he was humiliated by having to do push ups on his knees (which is all I can do on my best day) it seemed like he just easily slipped back into his old perfect fitness and diet habits.

Did Fit2Fat2Fit inspire you to do anything?

To not look to people who have been super fit their whole lives to find someone I can relate to on my fitness journey.

Any additional comments?

He was a good narrator.

1 person found this helpful

I'm now training for my first marathon

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2015

Would you listen to Short Fat Chick to Marathon Runner again? Why?

Yes, definitely. Kerre is a good storyteller and I found her memoir of getting ready to run her first (and subsequent) marathons funny, relatable and inspiring. It got me off my tush to chase the same goal for myself.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the descriptions of race day in New York.

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

No. I tend to listen to audiobooks during my commute or exercising, so I listen in batches.

Any additional comments?

If you're looking for a challenge, and to improve your fitness, I'd recommend this book.

Startup lessons from the trenches

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2015

Any additional comments?

This book gives a detailed description of the challenges and experiences of startups and growing businesses at different stages of their development and growth. I have found it incredibly useful as I write my own startup business plan and it has given me a lot to think about. I'm going to re-read this book quite a few times.

Great motivation boost

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2015

What did you like best about this story?

I have heard a lot of bloggers and other people that I follow talk about how much they enjoy Jim Rohn's works. I didn't give Jim much of a chance because in previews of his audio work I found his speaking voice to be a bit off-putting. I wish I'd listened to a full book of his a long time ago. He's a good speaker and has some terrific messages for staying motivated and living a worthwhile life.

What about Jim Rohn’s performance did you like?

I liked his messages about persistence, believing in yourself, and working for a higher purpose.

Any additional comments?

Definitely recommended. I'm going to buy more of Jim Rohn's books.

Understand the new world for marketers

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2015

What did you like best about this story?

This classic by Seth Godin explains the shifts in marketing strategy and tactics brought about by the internet and social media. Explained using plenty of case studies and relatable anecdotes, it helps to explain why traditional consumer brands have struggled to make the transition from mass advertising on television to finding dominance on the internet. There are plenty of great ideas and tips for both existing businesses and for startups.

Have you listened to any of Seth Godin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've also read "Poke the Box" by the same author. The books are on different topics, but were both worth reading.

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

I have been listening to this book in chunks on my commutes to and from my day job. I like to listen to it in segments so that I can think about the ideas before reading more.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended.