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Patrick Maliha

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Unlistenable

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-26

This is absolutely horrible to listen to. I couldn’t make it even 20% through the book. Which is awful because I LOVED the first two audiobooks. I had nicer read the Wildcard series, but tried it on a lark and I can only recommend the first 2 audiobooks. The 3rd is horrific and a disgusting assault on my ears. Each chapter has a different reader so you are constantly taken out of the moment. Also, more than half the readers speak as though they’ve either never read out loud before in their lives or they’re reading the words for the first time. It’s an incredible shame because after the first two audiobooks (read exceptionally well!) I was excited for this one. But, alas I am unable to even make it past hour 2 as this thing is a horrific mish-mash of mealy-mouthed ear assaulters. ZERO stars for narration!

Time Management For Dummies Audiobook cover art

Waste of a credit and, ironically - your time

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-28

An absolute waste, don't bother. It's 6 minutes of info stretched out over 2 hours. It's so horribly out of date, that after it gives you the incredible insight to make lists of things you have to do (WHAT!?!) and to lay out your clothes that you're going to wear tomorrow, the night before (NO! This is new information!!) it then goes into DEPTH, individually (Like, 15-20 minutes) on things such as; How to pick the perfect printer for your home business ("Do you need a printer that does colour? Maybe you want one that is quick, but quiet."), Personal Data Assistant ("Or, PDA as some people call them"), etc. It even has chapters on discussing how purchasing a home computer may be one of the most expensive things you do, but due to email - it might be worth your while as far as saving time (I'm not kidding about any of this, BTW). It's truly useless and one of the biggest disappointments I've had in any "book" purchase at Audible.ca This book shouldn't even be available for purchase since it literally does the exact opposite of what it claims to do; It wastes your time instead of streamlining it.

Unsustainable "Advice" from irritating people

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-09

It took EVERYTHING I had to listen to the entire 24+ minutes. As a father who was truly and legitimately interested in this topic I have NO idea who this was for. Even the narrators questioned whether the "tips" were sustainable. To top it all off, the doctor they speak with admits that he grew up in a household where his father never yelled or expressed negative thoughts. The doctor/psychologist then laughs off the fact that he had no idea how to handle negative thoughts or behaviour when he got married. So, the secret to not yelling at your kids is basically the same type of "tips" that you get when you want to, "lose 100 pounds in 2 weeks!" It might seem like a good idea, but how you're supposed to maintain this way of thinking and living for the next 15+ years is any body's guess. Don't waste your time or even your phone's memory.

Excellent Read By The Author

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-03

I was introduced to this book by a friend who is a fan of Steve's podcast, YouTube channel, etc. At first I had zero interest in the book because A) I'd never heard of Steve Dangle and B) I can't stand the Leafs. But, since Audible has their "no questions asked" return policy, I took the risk. Glad I did!! Excellent book, filled with fun stories and a very entertaining read by the author! A really good book for anyone who's interested in getting involved in media via YouTube, podcasting, etc. and/or if you like hockey.

THE BEST!!

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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: 2019-05-24

Easily one of the most entertaining audio books I've ever listened to. The author/narrator's Nova Scotian accent is perfect for the fun, whimsical stories that come with the cards in the book. I LOVED the fact that he the focus isn't on the technical aspects of cards so much as the amazing and entertaining stories that the players have told him about stuff that happened around the time the hockey cards were made. If you like hockey, you'll love this book. I can't recommend it enough!!

BOOKTRACK = THE MOST ANNOYING THING, EVER!!

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-23

Not-so-short and not-so-sweet; I HAD to return the Booktrack version of this book. It was easily THE most annoying thing I've ever experienced. CONSTANT ANNOYING MUSIC ON AN ENDLESS LOOP!! The music was JUST loud enough to not be background music and therefore interfered with actually listening to the narrator. Then, at about 4:30 BACKGROUND NOISES STARTED!! So, if you want to simulate what it would be like to be at a coffee shop that plays the same annoying muzak on a constant loop while people talk, bang things and go about their lives, all the while you're trying to listen to a friend talk who has zero clue that they have to be talking just slightly louder for you to hear them, then by all means download the Booktrack version of all your favourite books. #ThisWasTheWorstThingSinceTheScratchAndSniffVersionOfEveryonePoops

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Only For The Staunchest Of Trump Supporters

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-06

If you're interested in listening to an audio book where it's almost impossible to tell whether the author wants to sleep with either Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump or perhaps even both - then this book is for you. Also, it has such wonderful and amazing passages about how the author loved to wear matching socks and ties (He goes into excellent detail about how this was a brilliant convo starter!), how he said and did things that he acknowledges as being wrong, but that it was ok because he was morally superior to everyone around him. Now, I have to admit that I found it physically impossible to finish the book due to the simple fact that the author is quite terrible and boring (He honestly thinks that a 4-minute description of the Presidential Rose garden is somehow something everyone must know!!). But, what I did learn by listening to the first 5 hours and 17 minutes of the book is that absolutely nothing that Donald Trump did as a president that people felt was racist, sexist or simply immoral was, according to the author, Donald's fault. On the flip side, 100% of all of Donald's successes were due to either The Donald being, "Brilliant", "courageous" or simply taking the advice of the author. I did my best to listen to this book, but between the *bleeped* out curse words, the I'm-better-than-Jesus attitude and the border-line Donald-Trump-was-sent-by-God attitude of the author, the book just became irritating and farcical. So disappointing because this is either the 4th or 5th book I've listened to in regards to 45s Presidency and despite the bias of previous authors, I found most to have something to take away from the stories. This one is just one 14+ hour infomercial about how brilliant, moral and god-like the author and Donald Trump are.

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Uhhhh... it's the terrible b-movie of books?

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-05

Downloaded it out of curiosity (over 35 hours of erotica?! Come on, you gotta try it!). To say the "reader" wasn't very good is understatement. I get that stuff like this isn't going to be brilliant, but it can at least entertain. I listened for about 10 minutes, then found myself skipping chapters. The "readers" sometimes sound as though they've lost their place, or they're learning how to read. Seriously. Listen just for the novelty factor of listening to someone who thinks they know how to read out loud, try to read out loud. It makes for some hilarious moments. But, not enough to actually purchase.

Why do writers insist on narrating their books?!

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-05

Would have been MUCH better if read by a professional. Honestly, one of the more boring listens. Also, maybe I simply misunderstood what the book was supposed to be, but I honestly thought that it would have been funnier with more opinions by the author. It's a good summary of the league from the early days to the most recent, but the narration made it difficult to listen to for extended periods of time.

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Don't bother

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-13

I honestly wanted to like this audio book. The title and subject matter seemed to indicate that it would be similar to other books in the same vein. It isn't. This is just a place holder of a "book" that was obviously done just to fulfill some kind of an obligation to Audible. The, "Stories" are exceptionally common with no true insight and are so mundane that I found myself skipping ahead so much to try to find something, anything interesting that I just gave up on the book. The author is also the reader for this book and he is terrible. It's incredibly obvious that he thinks he's good at it, but compared to professional readers his voice, cadence, even attitude is incredibly annoying. A complete and utter waste of time and unlistenable. I may be mistaken in my assessment though as I was unable to finish the book in any way whatsoever.

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