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Mike Reiter

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  • Why 'A' Students Work for 'C' Students and 'B' Students Work for the Government

  • Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Education for Parents
  • Auteur(s): Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrateur(s): Tim Wheeler
  • Durée: 11 h et 5 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Kiyosaki expands on his belief that the school system was created to churn out Es / Employees...those "A Students" who read well, memorize well and test well... and not the creative thinkers, visionaries, and dreamers - entrepreneurs-in-the-making...those "C Students" who grow up to be the innovators and creators of new ideas, businesses, applications, and products. The audiobook urges parents not to be obsessed with their kids' "letter grades" ("good grades" might only mean they or the student themselves were successful in jamming a square peg into a round hole...) and focus, instead, on concepts, ideas, and helping their child find their true genius.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I would love to give 5/5

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-01-27

Facts are wrong from the start

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1 out of 5 stars
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Évalué le: 2019-05-12

I might end up agreeing with his premise, but I could not get past chapter 3. He incorrectly states that Einstein was a poor student, which is incorrect and easily checked, besides you don't get a doctorate in physics if you are a poor student. That Edison invented the light bulb. While Edison did invent the electric vote recorder, the phonograph and the multiplex telegraph system, the light bulb was invented by William Joseph Hammer, a consulting engineer that worked for Edison. He quotes the bible out of context. By that I mean selecting a single line that seems to prove your point regardless of the contest in the story. Like reading the parable of the Good Samaritan but only the line about how Levites avoided the man and saying that point is you should avoid people who have been beaten and robbed.

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  • Dead Pig Collector

  • Auteur(s): Warren Ellis
  • Narrateur(s): Wil Wheaton
  • Durée: 59 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
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    5 out of 5 stars 5

From the wicked imagination of award-winning writer Warren Ellis comes Dead Pig Collector, a love story with a classic Ellis twist. So while it might be a love story, it's also about killing people and disposing of their bodies in the most efficient manner possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story a bit predictable

  • Écrit par Mike Reiter le 2019-05-12

Good story a bit predictable

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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-12

Very good story with a very cool setting. The characters were interesting and the narration was very good. I guess the ending was supposed to be a twist but I saw it coming quite a ways away, although that didn't really detrack from the story. My only complaint is that it was too short

  • Good Omens

  • Auteur(s): Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
  • Durée: 12 h et 32 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesomeness

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-03-09

Typical Terry Partchett, Light, funny thoughtful.

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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-12

The Anti-Christ is born, heaven and hell prepare for war, but somehow the babies got switched and besides there is an Angel that doesn't want the world to end because he likes his book shop, a demon who doesn't want the world to end because he likes his car, throw in some witches and you have a very fun Armageddon.

An easy listen, quite entertaining. If you like Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams you will like this.

  • Iron Gold

  • Auteur(s): Pierce Brown
  • Narrateur(s): Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, Autres
  • Durée: 23 h et 23 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn't live up to the Red Rising trilogy

  • Écrit par Leon le 2018-02-01

Not a full story just a setup for the next book

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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-04-22

This book starts off slow, and then stays there. The audio editing seems uneven chapter to chapter. Sometimes it was loud and others I had to turn up the volume. I can't put my finger on why but they narrator that does Lira (sp) is annoying. The narrator that does Lysander (sp) sounds like a bored high school student. The book never reaches a sense of urgency. An the worst sin of all, the one that means this is the last book in the series I am ever going to read/listen to, is that it isn't a complete story. A bunch of subplots are started, there is no real main plot, and at the end nothing is resolved. At the end it doesn't even feel like the middle of any of these subplots. This is even more annoying because it feels so long. If I hadn't been through and enjoyed all the previous books I would have quit listening around Chapter 10. I slogged all the way through to Chapter 65 to get no payback for my efforts.

  • What Einstein Got Wrong

  • Auteur(s): Dan Hooper, The Great Courses
  • Narrateur(s): Dan Hooper
  • Durée: 5 h et 43 min
  • Production originale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

These 12 half-hour lectures are about what Einstein got wrong. He may have kindled a scientific revolution with his famous theory of relativity and his proof that atoms and light quanta exist, but he balked at accepting the most startling implications of these theories - such as the existence of black holes, the big bang, gravity waves, and mind-bendingly strange phenomena in the quantum realm. This course by research physicist Dan Hooper of the University of Chicago assumes no background in science and uses very little math.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting look at the impact of Einstein

  • Écrit par Mike Reiter le 2019-04-02

An interesting look at the impact of Einstein

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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-04-02

This book was presented very well. It cover's things that Einstein got wrong but not just in general but things that his theories predicted and he didn't believe. I learned that he was actually the father of Quantum Mechanics even though he felt it had to be wrong. He predicted black holes and an expanding universe but felt that those were just things that made the math work and couldn't be real. It was interesting to see the man that gave humanity the tools to go beyond its previous thinking, was trapped by the same thinking he was freeing others from.

  • Artemis

  • Auteur(s): Andy Weir
  • Narrateur(s): Rosario Dawson
  • Durée: 8 h et 57 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1 725
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    4 out of 5 stars 1 605

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not so great

  • Écrit par plaj le 2017-11-28

interesting use of location for an engaging story

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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-27

Jaz is a Porter/smuggler in the first and only city on the moon. She is always struggling and hustling to get by and she had one large outstanding debt she fills she must pay off. Fire the shot at a big payout she endangers everybody she cares about. The main character is interesting, helped our quite a bit by the narrator. the other characters are interesting is the intrigue. The setting enhances the plot rather than being a gimmick

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • Auteur(s): Trevor Noah
  • Narrateur(s): Trevor Noah
  • Durée: 8 h et 44 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 3 792
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    5 out of 5 stars 3 478
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    5 out of 5 stars 3 470

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2017-11-10

Interesting but I was expecting more humour

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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-17

Trevor Noah give the story of his life as a child and young adult in South Africa which covered the period just prior to and just after the end of apartheid. It is fairly interesting. I did listen to the whole thing. His narration is engaging but given what I had seen of him on the daily show and some of his stand up, I expected it to have more humour.

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  • Wraith

  • Auteur(s): Helen Harper
  • Narrateur(s): Ruth Urquhart
  • Durée: 9 h et 49 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 34
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    4 out of 5 stars 30
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    4 out of 5 stars 30

Saiya Buchanan is a wraith, able to detach her shadow from her body and send it off to do her bidding. But, unlike most of her kin, Saiya doesn't deal in death. Instead, she trades secrets - and in the goblin besieged city of Stirling in Scotland, they're a highly prized commodity. It might just be, however, that the goblins have been hiding the greatest secret of them all. When Gabriel de Florinville, a Dark Elf, is sent as royal envoy into Stirling and takes her prisoner, Saiya is not only going to uncover the sinister truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable love story, weak fantasy world

  • Écrit par Mike Reiter le 2019-02-21

Predictable love story, weak fantasy world

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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-02-21

Saiya is a wrath living in the modern day city of Stirling Scotland. It is ruled by goblins and under siege from another faction of goblins. Gabriel is a dark elf who has some magic, is en envoy of the government and hates wraths. What follows is a very predictable love story with a very weak story setting. The world doesn't hold together, all this is happening in a world with cellphones and the internet yet somehow this city is isolated while still being in present day U.K.. The dark elf has this seemingly unlimited magic ability but for some reason can't get simple things done. The abilities of the wrath seem to be whatever is needed at the time. Everything else is predictable and you could guess the story from the first three sentences of this review.

The narrator is very good and the only reason I saw this through to the end. I will look for more books narrated by her but I will definitely be skipping further offerings from this author.

  • The Witches' Tree

  • An Agatha Raisin Mystery
  • Auteur(s): M. C. Beaton
  • Narrateur(s): Alison Larkin
  • Durée: 6 h et 37 min
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    4 out of 5 stars 21
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Driving home from a dinner party in the village of Sumpton Harcourt, Rory and Molly Harris, the new vicar and his wife, strain to see the road ahead - and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. An elderly spinster has been murdered - and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime. Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bitchy witchy<br />

  • Écrit par susan bingham le 2018-09-25

A light fun mystery

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Évalué le: 2019-01-26

Agatha Raisin owns a detective agency in the Cotswolds. When a church lady is found dead in the witches tree she takes a break from missing dogs and divorce cases to try and solve a murder. The story is an excellent take on an Agatha Christy novel with an interesting array of characters. The narrators voice brings just the right amount of sardonic whimsy to the material.

  • Through the Belly of the Beast

  • Underworld, Book 2
  • Auteur(s): Apollos Thorne
  • Narrateur(s): Graham Halstead
  • Durée: 10 h et 6 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Surviving Lord Darius' attack has put Elorion's level over the top. He must soon leave the Mistress' Labyrinth for the unknown dangers of the Underworld. There are three paths that stand before him. Should he absorb all the Blue Magic he can find, power level his fellow captives, or take on the bone palace alone?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Much like the first

  • Écrit par Mike Reiter le 2019-01-04

Much like the first

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-01-04

This was a good follow up to the first book. They escape their original environment and head off to explore the underworld. It sort of felt like half a story as it was the journey from their old home to their new home. I think one thing that was missing from this book was the sense of newness. I was expecting that to be offset with more indepth character development and maybe less focus on the main character and his omnipotence and more focus on group dynamics. I like the first book so much that I bought this one right after. Maybe it burned me out on the genre and the story and if I had had some time in between I would have felt better about this book. Since I have to wait for the next one we will see how I feel when it comes out.