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Gordon

Web Developer, Eldoren Design, www.eldoren.com

Dawson Creek, BC, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • 139 titles in library
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  • Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Chris Anderson
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
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    (250)
    Story
    (255)

    Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of "Makers" using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent.

    John says: "A Glimpse Into the Future"
    "Awesome book! Current, addicting and req. reading"
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    I loved this book! I have been buying MAKER magazine and getting to know more and more about the DIY community. Firstly, the narration is probably the best I have heard on Audible. Clear, easy to listen to and almost addicting. The examples, the stories and the common sense that the author dishes out is pretty cool. Its very easy to "Get" what he is saying and its one of those books that makes you want to read/listen the next chapter and not put it down. I listened to this book in 3 days and I put it at the top of the list of books i have purchased from Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything... Fast!

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Josh Kaufman
    • Narrated By Josh Kaufman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (279)

    In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition: how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct complex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By completing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you'll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. What do you want to learn?

    Grady says: "Finished the thesis early in the book"
    "A great book! Worth the Cost!"
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    Just a quick note - I am about 85% through the book and its already provided some great insite and interesting information. In a few places it seemed a bit slow and then took off and I was hooked all over again. I like this author and he has provided some great value in this book. The narration is awesome....one of the easier audible books to listen to.

    I would rate this a 4.5 out of five but they only allow a 4/5. Highly recommended to my friends, family and business associates.

    Cheers

    Gordon

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Laptop Millionaire: How Anyone Can Escape the 9 to 5 and Make Money Online

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mark Anastasi
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (72)

    Go from ZERO to $10,000 a month in 28 days and discover financial freedom online! Every day thousands of people are losing their jobs, their income, and their security - perhaps you are one of them. And for others, a job alone might not be enough. With the right strategies, however, you can achieve financial independence - faster than you ever thought possible. The Laptop Millionaire provides 32 easy-to-follow step-by-step strategies proven to make real money online.

    Ken says: "10 Easy Steps to Become an Internet Spammer!"
    "This book Offers Up Some Great Content / Ideas"
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    I purchased this book with the clear understanding that many books like this preach how you can make millions and untold riches. So as a Internet Marketer with over 30 years experience (well before the WWW) I thought I would listen and review. I was pleasantly surprised and found a great deal of information that I didn't know as well as ideas that got my mind thinking.

    Firstly, many of the claims and figures seem a bit high but at the same time, I have had some incredible success with marketing books and epubs online that my own family has trouble believing. The same with social media, I have had some losers and some real winners and generated interest in products that I least expected.

    Other than the above, I found many of the ideas, tricks and tips work and in many cases the author provides examples that seem low but reasonable. And he's quite right when he says you can make $20 a month on certain promos. Seems like a minor amount but it can be scaled up.

    For the money I spent and my own past knowledge, this book is worth listening to from start to finish. You will get lots of ideas and you should try them all. Without being able to verify claims made, I still feel that a good 95% of what is recommended will work. One needs to be creative when you market.

    Lastly, if a person didn't make at least $500 - $2000 in your first year with the advice provided, you need to go back and reread the book. The value is there but always take large dollar claims with a grain of salt and be willing to try the techniques yourself. I can say and be willing to put my own reputation on the line and say that there is ALOT of great info in this book.

    Take Care

    Gordon

    ps. As a Canadian, I worked in California a few years ago and had many clients then selling books, consulting and other online products. Even the poor performing products were able to generate a surprising amount of income that comes in each month.

    pps. A few years ago, I sold a book online called HOW TO MAKE $95,000 IN DESKTOP PUBLISHING. I produced it myself and ran 2 online ads for about $100. My first year I grossed about $30,000. Yes, this sounds liek BS but it isn't and to this day, I am still blown away with how I was able to sell as many copies as I did. That was my first experience with online sales and it was a great learning experience.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Seth Andrews
    • Narrated By Seth Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (194)
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    (189)
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    Assertions like these seem comical until you realize that many Christian parents aren't kidding when they teach them to their children as facts. Every day, impressionable young minds are conditioned to blindly accept wild biblical tales of floating zoos, talking shrubbery, 900-year-old humans, the undead, curses, levitation, demon/human hybrids and men who obtain super-human strength from the length of their hair. Allegiance to these teachings is expected, often demanded.

    lacey says: "Enlightening, and entertaining"
    "Incredible Book - I rank it in the TOP 3 !"
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    I loved this book and found it EXTREMELY interesting and motivational. The author narrates it himself which I like. The content blew me away as I have wondered about my own views for years. Again, this was an audio book that once I started, I simply could NOT stop listening to it. If you are a Christian, you may not like what you hear....but be open minded and listen....its very enlightening. Once again, a great BUY and worth the purchase many times over!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3042)
    Performance
    (2696)
    Story
    (2702)

    Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

    Mikeyxote says: "Great listen for tech fans"
    "Excellent book....hard to put down!"
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    After 30 plus years playing with computers, I was familiar with Kevin. The story and details had me addicted from the start. The audio book is one that you want to listen to all teh way through to the end. I lost alot of good sleep but it was worth it! Highly recommend it and its worth every penny!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Farside

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (194)

    Telescopes on Earth have detected an Earth-sized planet circling a star some 30 light-years away. Now the race is on to get pictures of that distant world that show whether or not the planet is truly like Earth - and if it bears life. Farside observatory will have the largest optical telescope in the solar system and the most sensitive radio telescope, insulated from the interference of Earth’s radio chatter by a thousand kilometers of the moon’s solid body. But building Farside is a complex, dangerous task. And what they ultimately find stuns everyone, and humanity will never be the same.

    Gordon says: "Not super impressed to be honest"
    "Not super impressed to be honest"
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    I was a bit surprised when I read this book. It was my first Ben Bova story and I was expecting something a little better. Right from the start, I found that the story wasn't very descriptive. The dialog was weak in my opinion and I had hope the author would ad more to the scenes. If I am missing something, then feel free to recommend another book of his.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Secrets of Making $10,000 on eBay in 30 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Omar Johnson
    • Narrated By Omar Johnson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In in his absolute gold mine book The Secrets of Making $10,000 on eBay in 30 Days eBay power-seller Omar Johnson shows you the money-making strategies that he consistently uses to make money on eBay. You will learn how to dominate a niche market, how to outsmart and crush your eBay competition, how to insure that you profit from all of your eBay auctions, how to think, act and profit "outside of the box" and make a fortune.

    Gordon says: "Worst Audiobook I have heard....disappointing"
    "Worst Audiobook I have heard....disappointing"
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    I am sorry I bought this audio book and wished I hadn't. Firstly, the narration is aweful..the fellow reading/writing it has a poor command of the english language and is hard to listen to. He hesitates at the wrong time and even his jokes are not funny. I don't think the author took this publication as serious.

    In my copy of the audio book, there is a background hum through the whole presentation. As he narrates, you can hear when he shuts the recording off. Not very professional.

    In terms of the website addresses he describes, I found 2 that were non-existent.

    In many areas, the author rambles on about basic webpage creation that has nothing to do with the subject and simply is filling up space.

    This book is embarrassing for Audible.com . They should consider removing.

    My 2 cents

    Gordon

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Nate Silver
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1004)
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    (841)
    Story
    (844)

    Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger - all by the time he was 30. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation’s most influential political forecasters. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data.

    Grant says: "Hot"
    "Very interesting book - Thought Provoking"
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    This was a great book, loved the discussions on baseball, odds and the many topics the author covers. Its a very hard book to describe though. I never got bored and every chapter offered me something new and fresh. Be a great book for anyone in marketing or SEO. I would recommend it. Worth the money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eben Alexander
    • Narrated By Eben Alexander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1481)
    Performance
    (1290)
    Story
    (1300)

    On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

    Kelly says: "Compelling"
    "Incredible story....worth listening to it."
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    This story was pretty impressive and made one think. What he experienced after dying certainly was different from what others experienced. Being a Dr, you get the inside track on the medical side of things. Its well written and always interesting. Great narration and easy to listen to. Worth buying in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ryan Holiday
    • Narrated By Ryan Holiday
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (214)

    "You’ve seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don’t know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like me. I’m a media manipulator. In a world where blogs control and distort the news, my job is to control blogs—as much as any one person can."

    Book Mogul says: "Trust me, it's worth the listen, and I'm not lying"
    "Can you afford NOT to read this?"
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    I have to say, this is one of the best books I have listened to since I started with Audible. The writer presents information that I always suspected but couldn't nail down. He's current, articulate and must lead a very interesting life. Buying a book ( print or audio) is never hard but this author delivered about 200% value. The content speaks for itself. If you haven't read or listened to this book, give it some serious thought. You will NOT be disappointed! Great Job Ryan! Have you written anything else?

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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