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  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • Written by: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 974

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened to it 2 times in 1 week

  • By Jonah Ferguson on 2018-07-20

loved it. would be better narrated by author

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-15

can't wait to put these lessons in to practice. couldn't put it down . performance was good but would have been even better if narrated by Chris himself to add personality

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Infidel

  • Written by: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Narrated by: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

This New York Times best-seller is the astonishing life story of award-winning humanitarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali. A deeply respected advocate for free speech and women's rights, Hirsi Ali also lives under armed protection because of her outspoken criticism of the Islamic faith in which she was raised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible journey! Must read.

  • By reubius on 2019-04-27

enlightening and fascinating. couldn't put it do

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-05

Ayyan masterfully takes you on a journey through her childhood in Somalia, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia. It provides a completely new perspective to westeners on the cultures in those countries and how Islam is embedded within them. the latter section is a thrilling story of perseverance in the face of a complete culture shock. her views on migrant integration in the west are refreshing

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • Written by: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 52 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies, but against the woman he loves? Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus and launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who had never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best book ever written

  • By Charles Lacroix on 2019-05-18

too preachy for a novel

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-05

way too long. lots of monologues and speeches conveying the same points over and over.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

  • A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
  • Written by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 83

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a amazing writer and storyteller!

  • By Jason Staniland on 2018-06-08

Incredible. couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 2017-10-07

i decided to read this book after I heard of Nabeel's passing. Initially I was worried that it might be an emotionally laden and shallow reflection without much substance. but after the introduction I was hooked. Nabeel does an incredible job painting an accurate picture of his muslim upbringing while being fair, respecful and even praising Islam. I highly recommend this as a very light and engaging read for westeners trying to figure out what muslims believe and how their worldview is shaped in the middle east. even if you don't care for the second half of his stort highlighting how he found Jesus. It's still a worthwhile read.