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Tej

Cupertino, CA, USA

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  • The Genome War: How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Shreeve
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (34)

    On May 10, 1998, biologist Craig Venter, director of the Institute for Genomic Research, announced that he was forming a private company that within three years would unravel the complete genetic code of human life, seven years before the projected finish of the U.S. government's Human Genome Project. Venter hoped that by decoding the genome ahead of schedule, he would speed up the pace of biomedical research and save the lives of thousands of people. He also hoped to become very famous and very rich.

    Neil says: "DNA/Microbiology 101"
    "Mini Bio Mini Story"
    Overall

    Well written, well read.. gets you thru the whirlwind world that was Celera... Good listen!.
    The author, however, spends too much time describing faces, body contours and clothing choices of the players in this real story. Both sides of the battle are covered failry well.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Brian Greene
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (1172)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
    (327)

    Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past?

    Martin says: "Space and Time for the Common Man"
    "Mindbending"
    Overall

    Beautiful. Well read. Phenomenaly explained. I still dont get Quantum Physics.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Atul Gawande
    • Narrated By William David Griffith
    Overall
    (449)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (160)

    Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human.

    T.K. says: "It's about time..."
    "A heart thumper"
    Overall

    Got thru it but my heart was racing. Atul does a great job of pulling the listener right into the medical events and procedures... pretty darn cool when someone can do that.. Kept me asking for the Unabridged version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • eBoys: The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists at Work

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Randall E. Stross
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    The first inside account of life within a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, eBoys is the fascinating true story of the six tall men who backed eBay, Webvan, and other billion-dollar start-ups that are transforming the Internet and setting a new pace for the economy - an audible.com audio exclusive!

    Sean says: "Entertaining but misinformed"
    "A little pompous"
    Overall

    .. at times.. a little light on what it takes to run a start-up.. but it makes a good short listen about the go-go days of the internet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Ducks Flying Backward: The Short Writings of Tom Robbins

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Tom Robbins
    • Narrated By Tom Robbins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    A generous sampling, collected here for the first time and including works as diverse as scholarly art criticism and some decidedly untypical country music lyrics, Wild Ducks Flying Backward offers a rare sweeping overview of the eclectic sensibility of an American original.

    Christopher says: "I am in love"
    "Not a novel"
    Overall

    Not a novel, just a collection of disparate writings.. some are interesting but hard to find.. Audible should really come up with a visual method to index the books by chapter etc.. just like picking a song from an album.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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