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Richard McKenna

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  • Lord of Chaos

  • Book Six of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

As the Wheel turns, the winds of fate roil across the land. Rand al 'Thor struggles to unite the nations for the Last Battle when the Dark One will break free into the world to spring the snares laid by the immortal Forsaken for unwary humankind. The White Tower in Tar Valon, under the Amyrlin Elaida, has decided that Rand must be controlled immediately.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a long haul

  • By Richard McKenna on 29-03-2019

a long haul

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

Reviewed: 29-03-2019

but perhaps worth it of the next books links in well. this one felt a bit chaotic. a lot of movement but not a lot of action.

  • The Fires of Heaven

  • Book Five of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 36 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times best seller The Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan again plunges us into his extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book and series

  • By timothy on 29-05-2017

much better. I was ready to give it up but...

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

Reviewed: 04-02-2019

much better than the last. worth moving onto the next. I am surprised as the writing style seems to have changed, almost faster or more directional rather than the circles of before

  • The Shadow Rising

  • Book Four of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 41 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 290

The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out in The Shadow Rising, book four of the Wheel of Time, as The Shadow is rising to cover humankind. In the Stone of Tear, the Lord Dragon considers his next move. It will be something no one expects, not the Black Ajah, not Tairen nobles, not Aes Sedai, not Egwene or Elayne or Nynaeve. Against the Shadow rising stands the Dragon Reborn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Chris Hawkes on 31-10-2018

better than the others

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-2018

although the story deepens I also feel there is a tremendous amount of repetition. in the first book it was welcomed to create the depth, however now it feels a little too done.

I would like to finish the series, however many have stated this was one of the best books of the series. if that is the case I'm concerned about the future path.

  • The Great Hunt

  • Book Two of The Wheel Of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 483

The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of the Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of. Now, the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book of the series

  • By Anonymous User on 14-04-2019

good but not as good as book 1

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

Reviewed: 03-10-2018

getting there I love the story and how it is progressing. it might be a little slow for me but that gives depth

  • The Dragon Reborn

  • Book Three of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

The Wheel of Time returns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Anonymous User on 20-02-2018

ok but not at good as the others

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

Reviewed: 03-10-2018

ending was great but took a very long time to get there with a lot of repetition. I feel the book was good saved by the ending but otherwise was harder to get through

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  • The Eye of the World

  • Book One of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, Great Listening

  • By Mark on 03-04-2015

put it on your list

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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: 23-08-2018

then buy it and tick it off :) it's a long detailed story painted with words that bring it to life

  • Ritualist

  • Completionist Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

The decision to start a new life is never an easy one, but for Joe the transition was far from figurative. Becoming a permanent addition to a game world, it doesn't take long to learn that people with his abilities are actively hunted. In fact, if the wrong people gained knowledge of what he was capable of, assassins would appear in droves.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dead world

  • By Anonymous User on 26-11-2018

It's OK....

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

Reviewed: 25-07-2018

The book is OK, oddly, I am still listening to it even thought I don't find it the best written or engaging story. The sound quality is good, and the story has some level of depth, but in other terms its so surface level and so hard to listen to. Despite this, I am finding that I have almost finished the book with only 30 minutes left to go...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too long

  • By Jason Tisbury on 08-05-2017

Great book

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

Reviewed: 25-07-2018

Buy it in 5 4 3 2 1 - the book was simple, yet I am now using what it contained daily.

  • The Inefficiency Assassin

  • Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer
  • By: Helene Segura
  • Narrated by: Helene Segura
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2

Slay procrastination, distractions, and overwhelm! The Inefficiency Assassin presents a revolution in time management books - a way to improve productivity and kick chaos to the curb once and for all! This book is exactly what professionals-on-the-go and entrepreneurs need! This time management book addresses and solves every known productivity roadblock known to man...and woman. Listeners who implement the strategies and tactics in this guide will never have an issue with time management again.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Had to return it

  • By Richard McKenna on 25-07-2018

Had to return it

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

Reviewed: 25-07-2018

Couldn't complete the book, forced to return. Reading style was lacking, depth of the book and information lacking and I felt like a child listening to the book - someone else may have a better response, but this wasn't for me at all.

  • Power Phone Scripts

  • 500 Word-for-Word Questions, Phrases, and Conversations to Open and Close More Sales
  • By: Mike Brooks
  • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Start closing sales like top producers! Have you ever found yourself at a loss for what to say when the gatekeeper asks you what your call is about? Have your palms ever sweated when the decision maker shuts you down with "I wouldn't be interested"? Has your heart taken a fast dive into your stomach when, at the start of your presentation, your prospect tells you that they've thought about it and are just going to pass? Are you finally ready to learn how to confidently and effectively overcome these objections, stalls, and blow-offs?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Like listening to a long-winded sales pitch

  • By Anonymous User on 09-04-2019

the best I have heard

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

Reviewed: 08-05-2018

by far this is the best sales book I have come across. no matter what, spend the tiny amount of money to purchase this book and watch your skill set increase from today.

I work in sales both on the phone and face to face with a highly complex product and this book has given me skills to both areas. I would recommend this to anyone in sales as a must have.