You no longer follow Eric

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Eric

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Eric

ratings
5
REVIEWS
2
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
1
HELPFUL VOTES
9

  • The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (491)
    Story
    (489)

    In his bravest and most challenging book yet, Seth Godin shows how we can thrive in an economy that rewards art, not compliance. He explains why true innovators focus on trust, remarkability, leadership, and stories that spread. And he makes a passionate argument for why you should be treating your work as art. Art is not a gene or a specific talent. It's an attitude, available to anyone who has a vision that others don't, and the guts to do something about it.

    Kim says: "Needed Perspective for the New Connected Economy"
    "Too much pop psychology and belaboured rhetoric!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Icarus Deception better?

    Could have significantly condensed the key points, and supported it with more empirical and cross-sectional references. Too many self-derived conclusions, and the author was particularly hung up about the term "artiste".

    The author's reading came across as 'preachy'; could have used a more enlivened reader.


    Has The Icarus Deception turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It had interesting ideas that could be further unpacked in a more objective manner. As it stands, the book became a personal pulpit for the author.


    6 of 8 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
    (4098)
    Performance
    (2643)
    Story
    (2666)

    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."
    "Detailed and comprehensive!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Detailed and comprehensive account of the rise and fall of the Mongol empire. This book ranks in the top 5 of the audio books I've listened so far.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The principal character - Genghis Khan - was my favourite. How a troubled young boy overcame incredible odds to shape his own destiny as the ruler of the largest empire in history.


    What about Jonathan Davis and Jack Weatherford ’s performance did you like?

    Jonathan Davis did an excellent job in narrating the story.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.