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Ana Mohammed

Listener Since 2008

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  • 1 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2014
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  • All the Devils Are Here

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Bethany McLean, Joe Nocera
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (445)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (199)

    As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers? According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy.

    eurilynn says: "Excellent!"
    "The Title Says It All"
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    I do not usually take the time to rate books, though I appreciate it when others put in a thoughtful review. This is actually my first Audible rate/review and I chose to do it specifically because I think so highly of this book. Bear in mind that I am a neophyte when it comes to market matters. Prior to listening to ATDAH, the only financial type book that I had read or listened to was Alan Greenspan's book, The Age of Turbulence. That was probably not the best choice for a newcomer and told me nothing much about the background to the 2008 crisis, which was what I was looking for. Like so many others, I wondered how such a financial mess could come about and how it was that it had caused avowed free market capitalists to clamour for bailouts. After many futile attempts to find a satisfactory answer, I saw the authors of ATDAH on the Daily Show and thought this book might just give me what I was looking for. It did, in spades. I recommend it to anyone I know who is looking to enlighten themselves as to the ingredients that went into the disastrous mix.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11067)
    Performance
    (9570)
    Story
    (9539)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Approved but not controlled by Steve Jobs"
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    This biography was written by this author at Steve Jobs' request at a time when he knew he was dying. Although he provided the author with complete access to himself and those in his circle, he still he had no say in the content. The result is remarkable. The author presents the subject warts and all, yet I found myself admiring Steve Jobs much more than I thought I would have given them. In fact, I realize that perhaps those are not warts at all, but beauty marks. I feel lucky to have had this insight into the life that Steve Jobs lived. It added significantly to my toolbox for reflecting on my own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Alan S. Miller, Satoshi Kanazawa
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission that determines much of what we do, from life plans to everyday decisions. With an accessible tone and a healthy disregard for political correctness, this lively and eminently readable book popularizes the latest research in a cutting-edge field of study: one that turns much of what we thought we knew about human nature upside-down.

    Ana Mohammed says: "Not bad but didn't live up to the reviews"
    "Not bad but didn't live up to the reviews"
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    From reading some of the other reviews, I thought that this book was going to be great cover to cover. While it did contain some good thought provoking stuff, I found that it became repetitive and took some license with the statistics that it was using (where it bothered to use them) to prop up their position. While I feel there is good logic to much of what is put forward in this book, I think the approach is a little too simplistic and not sufficiently supported.

    21 of 23 people found this review helpful

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