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MichaelEng

MichaelEng

Charlotte, NC, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Richard L. Brandt
    • Narrated By Neil Shah
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (141)

    Amazon’s business model is deceptively simple: make online shopping so easy and convenient that customers won’t think twice. It can almost be summed up by the button on every page: Buy now with one click. Why has Amazon been so successful? Much of it has to do with Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder, whose business strategy and unique combination of character traits have driven Amazon to the top of the online retail world. Originally a computer nerd rather than a businessman, he had the vision to capitalize on the untapped online marketplace for bookselling....

    Michael Cavacini says: "A Nice Overview of a Retail Giant"
    "Good Listen, light on details"
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    What did you like best about One Click? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the book, it was a good overall summary of Amazon since the start.

    I was hoping for more insight and detail regarding the company.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Tale of Two Cities [Tantor]

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (699)
    Performance
    (523)
    Story
    (546)

    A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for 18 years without trial by the aristocratic authorities.

    Teddy says: "Truly a Classic"
    "Narrator brought this book to life for me"
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    What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brought the characters to life! I tried reading it and kept falling asleep, but the narrator brought a richness and depth of character that has made it a really enjoyable listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Walk in the Woods

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    Overall
    (2239)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (511)

    After 20 years in Britain, Bryson returned to the U.S. and decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. This is his humorous, inspiring account.

    Jeff says: "Wonderful book, but hardly abridged"
    "I suppose it was a walk in the woods"
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    Would you try another book from Bill Bryson and/or Bill Bryson?

    Yes


    Could you see A Walk in the Woods being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This book was an okay listen about someone chatting about his hike on large sections of the Appalachian trail. His style of writing is good. He sometimes whines about how organizations have no idea what they are doing with the trial and should be doing a better job.
    Overall a thin story told well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1703)
    Performance
    (1416)
    Story
    (1427)

    The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.

    Andy says: "we may not be the most stupid kids on the planet"
    "Interesting Overview of a few global economies"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It was an enjoyable and very interesting listen. This book was made up of some interesting facts and observations regarding behaviors and cultural differences between countries.I think the book was missing a few conclusions or even bring some thoughts to an end. I felt the book opened up a whole lot of questions without really giving some kind of an answer.


    Would you recommend Boomerang to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would have recommended to friends until the author went into great detail about German and their alleged feces fascination. Trying to make some logic about why Germans got into sub-prime...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    Overall
    (3995)
    Performance
    (2744)
    Story
    (2757)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "Great Narrator"
    Overall

    The narrator was great... but I just couldn't get into this book. I just kept losing interest, I really persevered through 20 hours of listening because of the legendary Stephen King and I wanted to find out how it ended.
    I ultimately gave up and deleted the book from my ipod. I think it was the extended descriptions of past happenings in the lives of all the characters, you basically listen to the life stories of multiple characters at multiple times in their lives and ultimately becomes very tedious.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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