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Raised by Wolves

Plano, TX United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (1006)
    Performance
    (476)
    Story
    (470)

    This audiobook is about luck, or more precisely, how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work, and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes.

    Amazon Customer says: "An Excellent and Worthwhile Book"
    "Fooled, for certain"
    Overall

    Do I have to give it a star? I wonder what book the positive reviewers listened to. I wish I had bought that one instead. I have to admit that there was fair warning in the opening pages that what was to follow would be a stream-of-consciousness opinionated diatribe without the slightest foundation of research or reason. I cannot decide whether the narrator's smarminess was artistic contribution or an unavoidable consequence of reading these empty egotistical prattlings.

    Read "The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives" by Leonard Mlodinow instead, if you prefer to be entertained or enlightened by the subject, but still don't want to do any math.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Schumann Frequency

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Christopher Ride
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    An adventure not only through time and humanity, The Schumann Frequency races through various corners of the globe from the Mayan ruins in Mexico, to the Giza Pyramids in Egypt and finally Stonehenge for the book's thrilling climax. Christopher Ride takes you on a gripping journey that will keep you riveted until the very last page.

    Saikungbob says: "this is a book that begs for a negative rating"
    "What a waste"
    Overall

    Spoiler alert... the last 20 minutes will make you angry that you invested the first 16 hours or so. Good science fiction can overcome trite dialog and corny adventure with decently researched technology, plausible physics and mind-stretching fantasy. This is not good science fiction. In the rush to make a lame Agatha Christie wrap-up with a cheap forecast of a sequel, the author seems unaware of the two glaring logic bombs in the conclusion that make the entire story unwind. There was no cerebral, mobius strip, reality inversion motive for this. It was just unconscious, clumsy writing. Really awful.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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