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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-17

Great cast continues as Blackthorn & Grimm

I’m addicted now.
From the first book through this third of the series, the actors who play Blackthorn & Grimm change with their characters. First book, their voices were rough, angry, etc. Second book, they were more relaxed. This book, they are almost through working their bad experiences. The actors have changed and grown along with their characters.
Story is great. I’ll be listening to the entire series.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-17

Starts slowly & then!

The first half hour was rough for me. Once the real story telling began by weaving newspapers and letters, I enjoyed the book.

Narrator does very well when switching between accents!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-17

Good story, speech seem forced at times

Clara, main character, was monotonic at times. Marin had better rhythm, the few times she spoke.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-17

Great content but bad voice rhythm

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I'm writing this review at just past two hours of listening. This is the first book ever that I want to listen to but get very tired of listening after just 20-30 minutes.

I like the content of good solid advice. However, the way the book is narrated by Ziglar is extremely distracting. I feel as if I'm listening to a preacher that makes everything dramatic. The speaking tone doesn't vary from "IMPORTANT!." The speaking rhythm is the same throughout, as in quick with few pauses. It's not easy to understand the change in sections. It's not easy to understand if I'm listening to advice or a story unless I absolutely stop everything to listen. It's truly not the accent (Southern USA?) but the manner of speaking that makes this a two star listen.

I'm sure Ziglar is a great public speaker, but, to narrate his books, please get someone else.

What did you like best about this story?

Advice. Stories included to make the advice stand out.

Would you be willing to try another one of Zig Ziglar’s performances?

No. Not. At. All.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Secrets of Closing the Sale?

I would only cut the narrator.

Any additional comments?

If it were not that I listen to these types of books better than reading them in print, I would return this book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-16

Great read after Overcoming Underearning

This is a great read after reading Overcoming Underearning.

The performer was pleasant to listen to: voice was easy going and seemed content and tranquil. No whining (even when quoting a whine!) like other books I've sampled in the self help genre.

Audible and Stanny made it effortless to obtain PDF hardcopies of the written exercises that are part of the book. THANK YOU!

I recommend this book after reading Overcoming Underearning (OU). I wish OU was also available as an audiobook!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Fun listen!!!

Needing a break from "serious" books, I chose The Heist.

What a fun listen!!! Angela Dawe seamlessly changes her voice for each character regardless of gender and age. Each character is recognizable, even Halle and Nick.

The story is fun, interesting and believable. The length is perfect.

Saving to my re-listen list for my next needed break!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-16

I was given this book and I hate selling

This book is changing my mindset.

With actionable ways of changing how I think and believe about selling, this book will be read and re-read.

Thank you, Daniel H. Pink, for writing this book and sending it to the world.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-15

I keep listening!

Five stars for
- no holds barred straight talk on WHY I MUST make art
- performance is sarcastic, caustic, and perfect for content
- getting me back into my art studio
- stories and examples of why, how, who, what art means and why we artist is must exist and continue to make arts for ourselves first and then the world.

If you need a swift kick in the rump to get back into making art, this is the book. Go some where else for gentle (like Big Magic).

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-15

Fun listen!

Narrator did a wonderful job of changing voices for each character. Sound effects were an awesome touch. So far, one of the best book listens I've enjoyed to date!

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