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Scott Brady

Oakland, CA United States

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  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5130)
    Performance
    (4721)
    Story
    (4719)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    Magpie says: "Two books in one - keep listening!!"
    "Great fast paced read"
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    Theft of swords built momentum nicely...started off pretty light, soon developed into a complicated, fast paced story. From a basic sword and sorcery heist caper it soon for me felt like Lord of the Rings + Name of the Rose + Game of Thrones but a bit lighter with more humor. Plot is very clever and clearly thought out well in advance. I found it perfect for long runs where a gripping story takes your mind off the pain...I bought the second one as soon as I was done. Highly recommend if you like the genre.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    Overall
    (1987)
    Performance
    (865)
    Story
    (859)

    Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

    Kenneth says: "Brilliant, Obnoxious, Narcissistic, Brilliant"
    "I hated this book"
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    I thought I was getting an interesting analysis of long tail risk issues. I got an incoherent rambling set of anecdotes that are fiction (but not clearly disclosed as such) in some sort of pseudo-Socratic philosopher format. I loved books like "The Big Short" and "The Greatest Trade Ever"...this was not like those books. This was one of the very few audible books I have ever not finished. To be clear, I listened to most of it. The concept is great: unexpected events happen more often that you would think. However, that is the extent of the insight of this book. It is not about finance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12271)
    Performance
    (9918)
    Story
    (10030)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "Couldn't get through it"
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    I don't understand why this is so popular. I found it painful - characters you couldn't really care about, glacial pacing, basically a sprawling mess with a "twist" on the fantasy genre that there are spider-thingys. Boring...

    Read "Theft of Swords" if you need something smart and entertaining. Or read this if you thought the problem with Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series was that it moved along too quickly and the plot was too well thought out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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