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Peter

Duvall, WA, USA

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  • Linked: The New Science of Networks

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (847)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (115)

    Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.

    Alex says: "Network theory for beginners"
    "The best overview of networks that I have found."
    Overall

    I listened to Linked and then went on to read the Tipping Point and Smart Mobs -- two other books on networks / social networks. They often used the same examples, but with less detail. Linked gives a historical perspective that is useful and interesting. I was familiar with the notions of 6-Degrees and 80-20 beforehand, but now understand much better how they relate to one another and when it's appropriate to use them.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Prentice Alvin: The Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 3

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Nana Visitor
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    From the 18th century into the early years of the 19th, Americans - traveling to find new homes and new lands - crossed the Appalachian Mountains and moved across the Northwest Territory, spreading west to the banks of the great river. Using the lore and folk-magic of the men and women who settled a continent, and the beliefs of the tribes who were there before them, Orson Scott Card has created an alternate frontier America.

    Peter says: "Only getting better."
    "Only getting better."
    Overall

    This is the third book in this series that I have listened to and they are only getting better. Card is truely the master.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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