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Anand

Austin, TX, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • Break from the Pack: How to Compete in a Copycat Economy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Oren Harari
    • Narrated By Stow Lovejoy
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Everywhere, products are being commoditized, services are being imitated, and traditional barriers to market entry are collapsing. To sustain competitive advantage in today's Copycat Economy, companies must break from the pack. This book will show you how.

    Richard says: "Enjoyable Listen! Thought Provoking"
    "Very good listen"
    Overall

    This is really a wonderful book with many thought provoking ideas. Though the ideas themselves are not totally new and though they are common sense in most cases, just someone clearly specifying them in a clear manner helps. I have listened to the book several times and have definitely benifited from it. I will recommend this to anyone who wants to excel in whatever they are doing -- you just have to translate the author's advice to your situation.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
    Overall
    (500)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (140)

    Basic Economics has been written with the thought that learning economics should be not only a relaxed experience but also an enjoyable one.

    Knitting Maniac says: "Insufferable narrator, clear and interesting book"
    "could have been shorter"
    Overall

    Though the things the book discusses are interesting, I feel the contents of the book could have been covered in 1/3 of the time. The authors keeps saying the same thing in several different ways... Probably an abridged version might have been better... but I still dont regret listening to it as it made the fundamentals of economics -- atleast the free market economics clear.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Tandia

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1247)
    Performance
    (699)
    Story
    (700)

    Tandia is a child of all Africa: half Indian, half African, beautiful and intelligent, she is only sixteen when she is first brutalized by the police. Her fear of the white man leads her to join the black resistance movement. With her in the fight for justice is the one white man Tandia can trust, the welterweight champion of the world, Peekay. Now he must fight their common enemy in order to save both their lives.

    Thomas Andrews says: "Thanks for this wonderful collaboration"
    "awesome book!"
    Overall

    Tandia and the Power of One are perhaps that best books/novels that I have read /listened to so far. At the end of these two books, I feel a deep love for Africa itself and feel as if the lead character PeeKay is someone I really know. The author has a wonderful way of describing about the native customs/beliefs of Africa with respect and without trivialising them. This is rare as most westerner academics/authors who study non-western customs rarely understand them and frequently trivialize them using their limited knowledge. Obviously, the author, Bryce Courtenay, is a real son of Africa, just like how PeeKay is potrayed.

    The narrator deserves a special mention. I dont think I would have enjoyed this book as well as I did if I read it off a book. The different voices and tones and accent that Humphrey Bower uses throughout the two books is really entertaining.

    I for sure will listen to more books from this Author-Narrator combo both for content and entertainment.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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