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  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • Auteur(s): John Carreyrou
  • Narrateur(s): Will Damron
  • Durée: 11 h et 37 min
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In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fund-raising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost could not stop listening.

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-02-01

super interesting

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Évalué le: 2019-04-19

Amazing look into how con artists work and how people simply believe what they want to believe

I tend to love journalist written books, they are often very well written.... this book is no exception

  • Crime and Punishment

  • Auteur(s): Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
  • Narrateur(s): Anthony Heald
  • Durée: 20 h et 28 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 19
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In this intense detective thriller instilled with philosophical, religious, and social commentary, Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon a desperate and impoverished student when he murders a despicable pawnbroker, transgressing moral law to ultimately "benefit humanity".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic with good reason

  • Écrit par Exanime le 2019-04-15

A Classic with good reason

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Évalué le: 2019-04-15

This book was amazing... great story, well developed characters, etc. The story itself is well fleshed out and even though it belongs in a world I would barely recognize it does not feel alien to me.

The story narrative is a bit simplistic as old books tend to be, no jump in times, no dual perspectives, etc... but this is not a criticism, just a comment for those looking at a bit of an insight

Anthony Heald (the narrator of this audiobook) is a TREASURE... what an amazing performance!... I will probably end up listening to any book he narrates regardless of genre... he is THAT GOOD!

  • Moby Dick

  • Auteur(s): Herman Melville
  • Narrateur(s): Anthony Heald
  • Durée: 23 h et 52 min
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The outcast youth Ishmael, succumbing to wanderlust during a dreary New England autumn, signs up for passage aboard a whaling ship. The Pequod sails under the command of the one-legged Captain Ahab, who has set himself on a monomaniacal quest to capture the cunning white whale that robbed him of his leg: Moby-Dick. Capturing life on the sea with robust realism, Melville details the adventures of the colorful crew aboard the ship as Ahab pursues his crusade of revenge, heedless of all cost.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very good story, I see why people like it.

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-01-31

It's a classic for a reason!

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Évalué le: 2018-06-07

Great book... I've always wanted to read it but was afraid of how massive it was...

It's a great story full of rich details and a very charming narrative... the dialog between the characters is often very very charming in a sailor-talk sort of way.

I must say thought that the narration by Anthony Heald is a MASTERPIECE... this is by far the best narration of an audiobook I have every heard... different and recognizable voices per character, perfect cadence, absolutely captures the spirit of the book. Kudos to you sir!

  • Economics, 3rd Edition

  • Auteur(s): Timothy Taylor, The Great Courses
  • Narrateur(s): Timothy Taylor
  • Durée: 18 h et 36 min
  • Production originale
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Economic issues are active in our lives every day. However, when the subject of economics comes up in conversation or on the news, we can find ourselves longing for a more sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of economics. These 36 lectures will help you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day-interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more-with a greater level of knowledge and sophistication.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Many Technical Issues

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-01-12

Excellent intro... Clear, concise and entertaining

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Évalué le: 2018-05-09

These lectures were excellent, this is my second from the Great Courses and I see no reason to stop.

This one in particular was well explained, to the point and very informative. If I had to choose something to complain it would be that, at times, Professor Taylor seemed unable to stay neutral and leaned over to the right a bit much.

All in all, an excellent product and well worth the time investment

  • Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

  • Auteur(s): Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
  • Narrateur(s): Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
  • Durée: 12 h et 30 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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From the trenches of World War I to Nazi Germany to Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the 20th century was a time of unprecedented violence. Yet while such monumental violence seems senseless, it is not inexplicable. If we can understand the origins of violence, we may prevent even greater horrors in the century to come. These 24 necessary lectures trace the violent history of the 20th century, beginning with its early roots in the American and, especially, the French revolutions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic program and very entertaining

  • Écrit par Exanime le 2018-04-24

Fantastic program and very entertaining

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Évalué le: 2018-04-24

if "entertaining" is an acceptable word for a long story of horror. the pace of the lecture is fantastic, i couldn't stop listening

  • Cosmos

  • Auteur(s): Carl Sagan
  • Narrateur(s): LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Autres
  • Durée: 14 h et 31 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
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Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • LeVar is like listening to a breathy James T. Kirk

  • Écrit par Robert le 2018-04-04

Fantastic voyage

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Évalué le: 2018-04-11

This book may be old but it is still as relevant and entertaining as the year it was written.

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

  • Auteur(s): Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
  • Narrateur(s): Susan Bennett
  • Durée: 8 h et 25 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” ( Parent Magazine). Now, this best-selling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe back in the 70's

  • Écrit par Exanime le 2018-03-21

Maybe back in the 70's

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Évalué le: 2018-03-21

This book may have been a sensation back in the 70's but by today's standards it's just OK. The entire book is based on work by Dr. Haim Ginott (which as far as I can see, was completely ripped off by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish after attending his workshops) and can be summarized as follows:

* Never deny or ignore a child's feelings
* Only behavior is treated as unacceptable, not the child
* Depersonalize negative interactions by mentioning only the problem. "I see a messy room."
* Attach rules to things, e.g., "Little sisters are not for hitting."
* Dependence breeds hostility, let children do for themselves what they can
* Children need to learn to choose, but within the safety of limits.
* Limit criticism to a specific event—don't say "never", "always", as in: "You never listen," "You always manage to spill things"
* Refrain from using words that you would not want the child to repeat
* Ignore irrelevant behavior

The above advice by Dr. Ginott is sound, but in this book they do not explain the reasons why this works, they simply tell you what to do and spend the entire book selling their approach with anecdotal stories that border on the ridiculous...

Example:
Wrong way
Dad "Johnny, clean your room!!!, it's a mess you are a filthy animal, you'll never learn, you'll always be a failure, I should give you a good smack" (I'm not kidding, the "wrong way" examples are this much over the top
Kid "I hate you!"

Right way
Dad "I see a messy room"
Kid "I'll clean it up right away daddy... I love you so much... I will also do my homework and call grandma before saying my prayers and going to be an hour early" (again, not kidding, as soon as you apply the "right way" kids suddenly transform into magical unicorns

To top it all, this particular version of the book is about half full with the old 70's book and the last 6 chapters are just letters from parents telling these authors how amazing they are and how they saved the world (it felt like a giant ego stroke)... I feel everybody would be far better served by just reading Dr. Ginott's original work "Between Parent and Child (1965, Macmillan)"

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  • Ready Player One

  • Auteur(s): Ernest Cline
  • Narrateur(s): Wil Wheaton
  • Durée: 15 h et 40 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3 480

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing really good I loved any 13+ would love it.

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2018-01-07

Hugely entertaining

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Évalué le: 2018-02-27

If you are a geek in your 30s or 40s this is the book for you... I also share the story with my kids and they loved it even though they couldn't get all the references

Wil Wheaton did an amazing job with this story... It was a pleasant experience from cover to cover (or whatever the equivalent of that expression is for an audiobook)

  • Behave

  • The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
  • Auteur(s): Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Narrateur(s): Michael Goldstrom
  • Durée: 26 h et 27 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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Why do we do the things we do? More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful, but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: He starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs and then hops back in time from there in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Science Book I have ever read

  • Écrit par Exanime le 2018-02-12

Best Science Book I have ever read

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Évalué le: 2018-02-12

This was fantastic in all ways... interesting, well organized, well read and performed, challenging, informative, etc

I have nothing but good things to say about this amazing body of knowledge

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  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • Auteur(s): Ray Dalio
  • Narrateur(s): Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Durée: 16 h et 5 min
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Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'm surprised this book has such great reviews

  • Écrit par Exanime le 2017-12-15

I'm surprised this book has such great reviews

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Évalué le: 2017-12-15

I'm a casual reader of this genre and found very little original content here. All the principles boil down to common sense with little advice on actual application. The entire book revolves around: identify issues, solve them, voila! it wasn't that hard was it?!

At no point in this book I was persuaded that Dalio's principles actually made his company successful and not simply the fact that he made good calls on the market and made a ton of money... which by the way Dalio seems to make clear is the only definition of greatness that anyone cares about... money.

Dalio also seems completely oblivious to his privileged position and seems to assume everyone has the option to consult 4 Chief of Staff Physicians across the country when validating a medical diagnosis... easy right? why doesn't everyone do it? He often repeats how he started from "nothing"; his version of nothing being married rich with Harvard degree in tow

The biography part of the book is pretty much a long backdoor bragging narrative; in fairness, Dalio warns about it.
The life principles are just common sense with no original take nor any practical approach.
The work principles are the same life principles (literally) but from a work angle. Useful of course if you run your own Fortune 500 company because if you are just an employee (even a high level one) you will have no chance to even try these (almost all revolve around hiring and firing people anyway)

Finally, and perhaps in an effort to sound original, Dalio comes up with his own terms for ideas that already exist but as the book progresses he essentially betrays them. "Radical Transparency" ends up being not even "total transparency", just basically a tad more transparent than other companies?... "Radical open mindness" sure, accept other more "believable" (his word for "credible") people no matter what... unless you are the owner because principle 11 says "always hold the last word".

Anyway, there are better, more practical and evidence based books out there... skip this one.

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