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Richard McKenna

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  • 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 290
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 260

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

Overall
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 475
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 436

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
  • amazing

  • By Anonymous User on 11-11-2018

good but not as good as book 1

Overall
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 335
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

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

  • 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 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

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
Performance
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 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

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....

Overall
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...

  • 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 1,973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697

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?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously?

  • By Anonymous User on 30-01-2018

Great book

Overall
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

Overall
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 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

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?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the best I have heard

  • By Richard McKenna on 08-05-2018

the best I have heard

Overall
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.

  • Cryptoassets

  • The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
  • By: Chris Burniske, Jack Tatar
  • Narrated by: Dave Clark
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world - and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was expecting

  • By Anonymous User on 09-05-2018

loved it. well done .

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

Reviewed: 20-04-2018

a really good book that will hold it self for years to come even in the changing market. it will need updates as the years go by however.

  • The Science of Selling

  • Proven Strategies to Make Your Pitch, Influence Decisions, and Close the Deal
  • By: David Hoffeld
  • Narrated by: David Hoffeld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Did you know that nearly half of salespeople fail to meet their quotas every year? Or that many of the most common sales behaviors drive down sales performance? In today's fiercely competitive marketplace, you can't afford to lose sales that should be yours. But with so much conflicting advice from self-proclaimed "gurus", how do you know which sales strategies actually work? Leading sales trainer, researcher, and CEO of Hoffeld Group David Hoffeld has the answer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • liked the book and content

  • By Richard McKenna on 26-11-2017

liked the book and content

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

Reviewed: 26-11-2017

I found it difficult to listen to. good content but the presentation style did detract from the message a bit. that is a personal comment however