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Adail Retamal

São Paulo, Brazil | Member Since 2010

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  • Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Chade-Meng Tan
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (116)

    Early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search Inside Yourself as a popular course at Google, intended to transform the work and lives of the best and brightest behind one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable businesses in the world... and now it can do the same for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop.

    Michael Davis says: "The narration is intolerable"
    "Good overview, practical and funny! :)"
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    Would you listen to Search Inside Yourself again? Why?

    Yes, I will listen to it again sometime in the future, while commuting. I have the paper version as well to get the detailed instructions for the practices.


    What other book might you compare Search Inside Yourself to and why?

    Roughly to other meditation and self-improvement books, but this one is a good compilation of what's out there, in a good mix and match way.


    Have you listened to any of Nick Sullivan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first time and I found it very good.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It got me laughing in the streets, which was good to cause others to smile as well.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1152)
    Performance
    (1032)
    Story
    (1019)

    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

    Jean says: "Tesla was a hundred years ahead of his time"
    "This account does justice to Tesla's life"
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    I really enjoyed the honest and open way that the author approaches Tesla's life. And the narrator did a great job using different voice inflections and tones to characterize the many interacting people while reading their letters. This book inspired me to appreciate even more the contributions of this amazing Engineer and Inventor, particularly because he was portrayed as a human being, someone I can relate to. I strongly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dan Senor, Saul Singer
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (535)
    Performance
    (323)
    Story
    (322)

    Start-Up Nation addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel - a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources - produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the UK?

    Nili says: "Interesting and worth the time"
    "Very good book!"
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    With the very good explanations, that this book offers, of Israel economic miracle, one can learn a lot about entrepreneurship

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Beautiful Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sylvia Nasar
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (148)

    John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of 30, dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed "impossible" by other mathematicians. But at the height of his fame, Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and began a harrowing descent into insanity, resigning his post at MIT, slipping into a series of bizarre delusions, and eventually becoming a dreamy, ghostlike figure at Princeton, scrawling numerological messages on blackboards.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Informative not entertaining"
    "A Beautiful Book!"
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    If you could sum up A Beautiful Mind in three words, what would they be?

    Worth the listening!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course, Nash himself, but his wife Alicia played a crucial role over all the plot, so she deserves a lot of credit for his remission.


    What does Anna Fields bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator changes the voice intonation when quoting a man's voice, and Nash's voice in a special way, so it's really entertaining and it helps following a dialogue!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Comparing to the movie, it's much better (as usual) and portraits the real issues and struggles.


    Any additional comments?

    It's not only about Nash's life, but the way the author contextualizes every relevant moment, providing background on places, people, science and world history, causes you to really immerse in that period of time, so you will be able to understand why and how the things developed the way they did. Great general knowledge update!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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