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Carol C. Buchalter

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  • Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Chris Anderson
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (321)
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    (279)
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    (284)

    Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of "Makers" using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent.

    John says: "A Glimpse Into the Future"
    ""Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." It's on its way."
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    Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine and "The Long Tail" has written another insightful book about and emerging technological and societal phenomenon.

    Three-D printing,small-batch internet based manufacturing, and the culture of shared creativity are changing the face of manufacturing and erasing the advantage of outsourcing jobs.

    When Captain Picard of the Enterprise ordered a cup of hot tea from the replicator, it was fiction. Today, we can make the tea cup. It is not unimaginable that soon, we can fill the cup with tea, too.

    Very well read, I enjoyed the cadence and timber of the narrator's voice. Some of the material gets a little dry and geeky, but the narration helped keep it from being boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    Overall
    (1063)
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    (977)
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    (983)

    Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

    But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

    Lynne Phelps says: "Fans of the Parasol Protectorate, Rejoice!"
    "Charming implementation of Steampunk & Magic"
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    Gail Carriger's novels are delightful. The Finishng School series is a wonderful mixture of girl-gumption, steampunk, werewolves, vampires and polite Victorian society.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beethoven's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Jonathan Biss
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    Overall
    (510)
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    (447)
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    (444)

    The American pianist Jonathan Biss is known to audiences throughout the world for his artistry, musical intelligence, and deeply felt interpretations. What is less known until now is that Jonathan Biss writes about music in a most compelling and engaging way. For anyone who has ever enjoyed a Beethoven concert or a Beethoven recording, or one of the many films about Beethoven, this audiobook is an inspiring listening experience.

    Carol C. Buchalter says: "An amazing glimpse into musical interpretation"
    "An amazing glimpse into musical interpretation"
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    I know almost nothing about Beethoven, except that I like the relatively few pieces I know. I know almost nothing about musical performance and nothing at all about musical interpretation. At least, I didn't until I heard this book.

    This book is a glimpse into what it means to an expert pianist to study and play Beethoven's sonatas over the breadth of that pianist's career. Even with as little as I know about the subject, I found it fascinating.

    I admit that part of my fascination was in learning just how completely ignorant I am about a subject that the author finds all-consuming. I found the material rather dry, but I suspect that musicians will not.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The AdSense Code 2nd Edition: The Definitive Guide to Making Money with AdSense

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Joel Comm
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (38)

    Hidden on the Internet, scattered among billions of Web pages, are the clues to an incredible secret. For those who know the secret, the result is untold wealth. Each month, a small group of people put their knowledge of Google AdSense to use and receive four and five-figure checks from Google

    Amazon Customer says: "Fantastic Guide to AdSense"
    "Material is too dated"
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    The material in this book is fundamentally sound, but the specific references to information at various websites either does reference sites that no longer exist, or does not reference sites that are very important.

    The reader did very well indeed. Very crisp enunciation with pleasant pace and quality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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