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RSoltis

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  • Less

  • Written by: Andrew Sean Greer
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

You are a failed novelist about to turn 50. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: Your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes - it would be too awkward - and you can't say no - it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: How do you arrange to skip town? Answer: You accept them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and smart

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-21

Worth savouring

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-08

I found myself rewinding a lot so I can take it all in. The physical world of Less is far from my world but as a gay man about to turn fifty, I found myself relating to what's happening in his head. Greer has a way with words that can be biting, devastating, & funny - sometimes at the same time. Perfectly narrated as well.

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  • The Power of Positive Confrontation

  • The Skills You Need to Handle Conflicts at Work, at Home and in Life
  • Written by: Barbara Pachter, Susan Magee
  • Narrated by: Barbara Pachter, Susan Magee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

When slighted, misunderstood, cut-in-front-of, annoyed, taken advantage of, or treated rudely, most people avoid their bosses, ignore co-workers, change hairdressers, complain to friends, shout and pound their fists. They often miss the most positive, effective alternative of all: confronting positively. Now, for everyone who was never taught, or never realized, that between "bully" and "wimp" is a range of behavior that is positive, dignified, and effective for dealing with life's bothersome situations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is very flawed

  • By RSoltis on 2017-11-15

Narration is very flawed

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

Reviewed: 2017-11-15

While it has some sensible advice, I found it wasn't enough. The main problem is the narration. It would have benefited if an expert narrator was hired. Instead, the author reads the script without much passion. You can hear her breathing & swallowing when she paused, which proved to be very distracting. Overall, it's not much helpful.