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  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Brad Stone
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
    Overall
    (9292)
    Performance
    (8099)
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    (8114)

    Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

    Paul says: "Loved the honesty!"
    "Liked the information in the book"
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    What did you love best about The Everything Store?

    I liked this book, didn't love it, but should be expected since it's an overview of the company and actual events. Author did a good job of stringing everything together to explain what happened in real time.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it got a little boring toward the end so I had to listen in spurts to get done with it.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book that should be read for anyone working in tech or for a large company. Much of the way Amazon is being run and the attitudes are being integrated into other companies so it's a good explanation of why things seem to be shifting in the way people run their businesses.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jon Ronson
    • Narrated By Jon Ronson
    Overall
    (1806)
    Performance
    (1644)
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    (1643)

    Jon Ronson is fascinated by madness, extraordinary behaviour and the human mind. He has spent his life investigating crazy events, following fascinating people and unearthing unusual stories. Collected here from various sources (including the Guardian and GQ America) are the best of his adventures.

    Pamela Harvey says: "Like a Collection of TAL Episodes"
    "Great collection I shorter stories"
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    Liked some chapters/stories better than others but love Ronson's writing so much. Very thought provoking in a subtle way.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor's Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Angela Lin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5522)
    Performance
    (5063)
    Story
    (5077)

    When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life. An assassin has left the Emperor Ashravan without consciousness, a circumstance concealed only by the death of his wife. If the emperor does not emerge after his hundred-day mourning period, the rule of the Heritage Faction will be forfeit and the empire will fall into chaos.

    debbie says: "A Great Short Novella that is Long in Story"
    "Great creative story, well done."
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    Where does The Emperor's Soul rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed the creativity of this story and the way Sanderson developed the world and characters throughout it. I love his work.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The creativity in the story, characters, and writing style.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jon Ronson
    • Narrated By Jon Ronson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4590)
    Performance
    (3916)
    Story
    (3909)

    The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues.

    Flavius says: "Quirky, intriguing and educational."
    "This got me hooked on Jon Ronson, brilliant!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Psychopath Test the most enjoyable?

    I've always been intrigued by psychology and the human mind and this story gave a great overview of psychopaths and connection to our current way of thinking in society. This book got me started reading everything by Jon Ronson even though I enjoyed the movie Moneyball which had much respect already.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    How psychopaths can be everywhere and not just reserved to criminals.


    What does Jon Ronson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He interviews and connects the facts to academia and again connects that to actual everyday people that makes you question and analyze what many people want to blindly take as fact.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14823)
    Performance
    (13885)
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    (13888)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "The real Star Trek"
    "As a Star Trek fan, this is a hilarious must read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Redshirts to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the print version, but enjoyed this audio version. Made sitting back, relaxing and listening to this good story a lot of fun.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyable fun read. Loved this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10448)
    Performance
    (8348)
    Story
    (8366)

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    "Truly a history book read, but very interesting"
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    What did you love best about Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World?

    After reading this book, I truly feel I understand what gave the Kahn's their high place in history and opened my eyes to the forward thinking (even by today's society) they employed. While terrible, they were somewhat fair. Amazed at their influence on society, cultures around the world, and the gene pool.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Immortality, Inc.

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (149)

    Want to be immortal? You can be in AD 2110. Just go to the Hereafter Insurance Corporation and hook yourself up to the Machine. There’s nothing to fear. That is, if it happens to be working right, and if nobody slips another mind into your body when you’re not looking, and if you’re not on a poltergeist hatelist.

    Niels J. Rasmussen says: "Sheckley Is The Best There Is"
    "Really takes your thinking to a new level"
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    What did you love best about Immortality, Inc.?

    Great story and put future technology in light with running corporations and such. Very interesting and well thought out.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (2959)
    Performance
    (2578)
    Story
    (2591)

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

    Stoker says: "Fun and Informative"
    "History through drinks, brilliant"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A History of the World in 6 Glasses to be better than the print version?

    Great interpretation of how drinks drove development of societies. Excellent job linking history to the what was consumed throughout ages and while entertaining, picked up a LOT of very interesting history I would have never either found out or paid attention to without being presented with this connectivity. Excellent work and very clever.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A History of the World in 6 Glasses?

    The section about tea and the scope and breadth of influence it had on India, England, and the US in a way that you can still see the direct remnants of that influence in our time.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My extreme reaction was the horror in the uncovering of how governments manipulated a lot of society through the fight to control the tea trade.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10875)
    Performance
    (9474)
    Story
    (9458)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    David says: "Superb in so many ways"
    "Amazing story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Endurance the most enjoyable?

    Many kids are reading this book in school and after listening to it myself I realize what an amazing story of survival this truly was. Even more so because it was truly based on actual events that were documented in diaries by the people involved.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The amazing connection to documented logging by the people involved to create and support the true history of the events.


    What does Simon Prebble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is brings emotion and a great selection of distinct characters to the narration.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really, it is best enjoyed in sections to truly appreciate the story. This is one of the stories you keep thinking about during your life that comes back to make you appreciate what Shackleton and company went through (especially during a cold winter).


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Year Zero: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rob Reid
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
    Overall
    (2269)
    Performance
    (2085)
    Story
    (2084)

    Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it's a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang.

    Robert says: "Fantastic Performance by Hodgman"
    "Fun Book, I want more"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Year Zero to be better than the print version?

    Great story, very creative and well put together. Some parts had a lot of moving parts, but it was all handled and explained in an elegant and enjoyable way. I like the world and characters Reid created. Excellent book


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Year Zero?

    Everything


    Have you listened to any of John Hodgman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. This was great.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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