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review 2018-05-03 01:26
When
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing - Daniel H. Pink

This is one of those books I think everyone should read.  Daniel Pink explains that instead of a "how to" book, he sees this as a "when to" book.  We all have daily cycles, with a peak and a trough.  For most of us, the trough is in the afternoon--typically around 2:00-3:00 (though that varies by individual).  Making important decisions during our "trough" period, according to Pink, is a terrible idea.  Surgical errors are much more likely in the afternoon, than in any other time frame.  Though there are certain types of activities that can be performed successfully during the "trough" time, so planning tasks according to our own cycles is a useful strategy.

 

Just as there are daily cycles in every person's day, there are lifetime cycles, economic cycles, and others.  Pink offers useful information and strategies on the various types of cycles--offering ways to become a "time hacker."  There are hacks to use as an individual as well as synchronizing groups.  Having listened to the audiobook, there are points I plan to review in the print book.  I might actually buy this one.

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review 2017-01-30 22:14
It's MARY CALMES time...
When the Dust Settles (Timing Book 3) - Mary Calmes

This was my first Mary Calmes audio book and I'm so happy that it went well. I love Mary Calmes and it would have made me so sad to have this go poorly. So needless to say I'm glad to have dodged that bullet.

 

I knew I liked this story because well it's obvious I've read the e-book. So we won't rehash how much I liked the book I'll just do my usual and give you the link to my original review...

Review: When the Dust Settles

 

Now that I've got that out of the way let's talk about the audiobook. This one gave me a chance to listen to a new narrator...Sean Crisden. I know from my friends that he's done some of the books in the Cut & Run series and I've listened to a few other samples by this narrator and I'll be honest they didn't all appeal to me, but I decided I wanted to give this one a chance and I'm glad I did.

 

I really enjoyed Mr. Crisden's interpretation of both Glen & Rand Holloway's voice as well as Stefan Josh. In fact I was actually pretty impressed with the range of voices that this one person did for this book. I honestly never realized until I listened to the audio book just how many different characters there are in 'When the Dust Settles' and Mr. Crisden had a different voice for each of them. I was honestly impressed.

 

I originally gave this book 4 stars and once again I found myself enjoying the audio book just a tiny bit more than the e-book so 'When the Dust Settles' started with 4 stars and has taken a little jump up to 4.5...well done Mr. Crisden, well done.

 

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An audiobook of 'When the Dust Settles' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2016-12-04 00:00
Timing
Timing - Mary Calmes Stef was a really fantastical character, which really made the whole story a little ridiculous. No body is that perfect yet conflicted at the same time. I get that you wanna make a character flawed, but in doing so you gotta take into consideration the effect those flaws will have on the character over all. Still, a cute story to amuse myself with.
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review 2016-11-29 19:25
Finally
When the Dust Settles (Timing Book 3) - Mary Calmes

This is book # 3, in the Timing series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading the series in order.

 

Glenn is fed up with his family.  He feels like someone is always taunting him.  How he reacts is just a result, right?  Or should he give them another chance?

 

Maclain has wanted Glenn for quite some time.  He feels like the waiting for Glenn to figure them out is going to kill him.  Does he have anymore in him to keep waiting?

 

Such an intense read from start to finish.  This book may be short, but it is full of feels. There is even some seriously hot kissing that may melt your toes.  Very nice addition to the amazing Timing series.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

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review 2016-11-20 07:51
Review: When the Dust Settles (Timing #3)
When the Dust Settles (Timing Book 3) - Mary Calmes

Oh Mary, how I love thee.

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I love how Mary writes characters that really need each other. They crave each other. And that makes them loving on each other so passionate. I love it.

This had the loveliest hurt/comfort. I especially love how Mary can write a character who was big, bulky and rude in the previous books and is now lean, slender, sweet, hurt (and okay, still a bit rude), and in desperate need of someone who will take care of him.

When Rand asks Glenn to assist for a couple of days to help round up some cattle, Glenn has no choice but to go help him. He’d rather not, since he feels he doesn’t fit in with his family, but he owes them. So he begrudgingly goes to the ranch to help Rand.

Glenn did come out as gay, but has no experience with men so far. He thinks he wants someone like Stef (Rand’s husband), small and sweet. But he didn’t count on getting all hot and bothered for Rand's big muscular foreman Maclain…

As I said, this has the best hurt/comfort. Glenn was so sad, so heartbroken, about pretty much everything. I loved how Mac took care of him and showed him what it’s like to have someone look after him.

I really hope Mary writes more books in this series. I just crave more.

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