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Sami

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  • Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (813)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (325)

    In an audiobook that challenges everything you thought you knew, W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne assert that tomorrow's leading companies will succeed, not by battling their rivals for market share in the bloody "red ocean" of a shrinking profit pool, but by creating "blue oceans" of untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.

    Robert says: "Get the actual book"
    "a must read for anyone in business"
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    this book, while focuses on blue oceans in a business setting, can be applied to almost any aspect of one's life. it gives a lot of interesting ideas on how one can think outside the box. really good "read"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9818)
    Performance
    (9136)
    Story
    (9136)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "an entertaining story, but could've been better"
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    the narration is a little.. overbearing? if such a word can be used for someone reading a book. it's not bad, per se, just spoon-fed. it's like narrator doesn't expect the listener to understand what's going without over-stressing everything. i hate to say this, as i like what i know of wil wheaton in real life.

    but to be fair, the narration is a reflection of the content of the book. it also spoon-feeds the reader, with no mystery of understanding, just "this is the world, this is how it came to be, etc. etc.". the reader's intelligence is not taxed at all. the story is entertaining enough - i did enjoy the events and characters - but it's just not amazing.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Selfish Gene

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    Overall
    (1450)
    Performance
    (1063)
    Story
    (1045)

    Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

    J. D. May says: "Better than print!"
    "what an engaging read for a scientific book"
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    i didn't expect to be so grossly engaged in a scientific book when i chose this one. but Dawkins writing and narration set an exciting, satisfying unfolding of concepts from the simple to the complex. it's hard to fault this book (except for maybe the discomfort it make cause the more the religious-inclined).

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Childhood's End

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3028)
    Performance
    (2058)
    Story
    (2089)

    The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

    A User says: "Food for Thought"
    "a classic that stands up to its reputation"
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    the story started out a little quaint, understandably (after all, it IS a science fiction book written in the 50s), but as the story develops, it's hard to ignore the bigger questions it poses, the deeper underlying message. the conclusion, of course, leaves one dazed thinking of the very meaning of existence. amazing read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Century Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (392)

    Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber.

    DAVID says: "One of John Lee's best performances"
    "a gripping and engaging story, but not perfect"
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    the story is gripping and exciting, and the breadth of the scope is Reynolds' trademark. i thoroughly enjoyed listening to the book. the narration was top-notch and the story kept at a speedy pace. the plot and its development is also great. the only two gaps i felt were character development (the characters weren't that deep - i mean you didn't connect to anyone in the book), and there was no "point" to the story. highly enjoyable though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (1811)
    Performance
    (1027)
    Story
    (1028)

    In this Hugo-winner from Connie Willis, when too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

    Amazon Customer says: "Sci-fi Comdey of Manners"
    "an excellent story with ecxellent narration"
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    an absolute pleasure to listen to, a book full of humor and adventure. absolutely loved it. the fact that it ended was almost painful. my only regret is that i don't own it on paper (which seems like my next purchase)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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