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  • Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager

  • Gain the Mindset and Skillset for Getting What You Need to Succeed
  • By: Ken Blanchard, Susan Fowler, Laurence Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Twenty years after creating the phenomenal best-selling classic The One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard returns to its roots with the most powerful and essential title in the series as he explores the skills needed to empower yourself to success. In this captivating business parable, best-selling author Ken Blanchard tells the story of Steve, a young advertising executive who is about to lose his job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and worthwhile story

  • By Anonymous User on 28-10-2018

Terrible performance of an interesting concept.

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

Reviewed: 19-10-2018

The concepts in this story are great, and told in story form, a bit less dry than it could have been. But the narrator would benefit from an acting coach. Every sentence was delivered in exactly the same way. The delivery would have suited a text book, but not a dialogue based story. Painful.

  • A Little Life

  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success and pride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautifully written tale of four friends

  • By Amanda on 23-02-2016

I really wanted to like this one.

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

Reviewed: 01-08-2016

Would you try another book written by Hanya Yanagihara or narrated by Oliver Wyman?

I may try an abridged version of one this author's books in the future. This book needed some serious editing.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

More character development of each of the men, and much less mystery around why Jude had turned out as he had, both mentally & physically.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

There were so many male characters, it was sometimes difficult to determine which one the narrator was 'being' at any given time.

Did A Little Life inspire you to do anything?

This book did inspire me to discuss some old psychological wounds of my own with my partner.

Any additional comments?

The book was too long with too little character development. I found myself hoping Jude would just end it all so at least the story could move on. Harsh, yes, but I found my compassion waning for him and for Will. Characters that don't evolve in a book of this length make for a tedious read/listen.