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Juris

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  • One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Richard L. Brandt
    • Narrated By Neil Shah
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (149)

    Amazon’s business model is deceptively simple: make online shopping so easy and convenient that customers won’t think twice. It can almost be summed up by the button on every page: Buy now with one click. Why has Amazon been so successful? Much of it has to do with Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder, whose business strategy and unique combination of character traits have driven Amazon to the top of the online retail world. Originally a computer nerd rather than a businessman, he had the vision to capitalize on the untapped online marketplace for bookselling....

    Michael Cavacini says: "A Nice Overview of a Retail Giant"
    "Inspiring story of a visionary"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of One Click to be better than the print version?

    Have not read the print version


    What other book might you compare One Click to and why?

    Steve Jobs biography, because it was also an inspiring story of a visionary by content. Of course, Steve Jobs biography was way more detailed and longer, and better written - the story was complete


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Pretty good audiobook. The very ending seemed a bit "rushed" though - maybe because Amazon is a living and expanding company still, but the ending seemed more like stating facts without pulling the story together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (236)
    Story
    (234)

    The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are sky-high. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Global competition for jobs is fierce. The employer-employee pact is over, and traditional job security is a thing of the past. Here, LinkedIn cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to accelerate your career in today’s competitive world.

    Amazon Customer says: "Just like watching TV... a commerical every 5 mins"
    "Inspiring things with doable suggestions"
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    What did you love best about The Start-Up of You?

    I liked the different stories about different people that were used to illustrate the points and show the differences between options - that is the best way to learn about anything


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Start-Up of You?

    The definition of allies network, what it means and how it works - and especially - why all of it matters!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, definitely


    Any additional comments?

    Too much of Linked-in specific tasks.. those could have been given as examples, but seemed too much like Linked-in promotion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3928)
    Performance
    (3430)
    Story
    (3398)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Dr. says: "Slow, Strange, and (ultimately) Satisfying"
    "Catchy, but too long and pointless"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, because 95% of the book was "water" - pointless content


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    To make all that "water" to lead to some conclusive point, not just have it there for no reason


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Aumame


    Could you see 1Q84 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I hope not


    Any additional comments?

    The narrators were great

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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