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Dustin

Walton, KY, United States | Listener Since 2009

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  • CompTIA Network+ (N10-004) Lecture Series

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By PrepLogic
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    Network+ (N10-004) Lecture Series audio training gives IT professionals a fresh, effective new way to train for the CompTIA Network+ certification. Network+ Lecture Series provides authentic, instructor-led lessons on the most essential topics covered in the CompTIA Network+ (N10-004) exam. A passing score on the (N10-004) exam is required for the Network+ certification, and this Lecture Series audio training helps you pass the exam quickly and easily.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent technical review"
    "Mediocre coverage"
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    If you've listened to any other PrepLogic Comptia audiobook then this book will seem great by comparison. It is a big improvement over the 702 book, but it's still too short to be really useful. This book is better than nothing but it is supplementary only... do not think that this book will give you nearly the information you will need to pass the network+ exam.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall—from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Frank Brady
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (298)
    Story
    (302)

    From Frank Brady, who wrote one of the best-selling books on Bobby Fischer of all time and who was himself a friend of Fischer’s, comes an impressively researched biography that for the first time completely captures the remarkable arc of Bobby Fischer’s life. When Bobby Fischer passed away in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life—he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia and mental illness. But nobody truly understood him.

    Roy says: "A Trajedy"
    "What can I say? It's a really good Fischer book"
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    What did you love best about Endgame?

    This is what it says it is, a book of Fischers rise and fall. It's well written and covers Fischers life spectacularly. If you're interested in listening to a book about Fischer this is a no brainer. Great book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Family Portrait: Four Short Stories about Domestic Life

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Jon Ronson
    • Narrated By Jon Ronson
    Overall
    (651)
    Performance
    (577)
    Story
    (587)

    Exclusive bonus stories from the best-selling author of Lost at Sea, Them, The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats.

    RaisinNut says: "Ronson's voice alone will make you laugh..."
    "Very funny"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The short stories are really funny. They are well worth the price (free). This is a no-brainer, definitely get this collection of shorts and give them a listen. They are simply fun listens.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Time for the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (532)
    Performance
    (442)
    Story
    (445)

    Travel to other planets is now a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity of finding habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. There’s a problem though—because the spaceships are slower than light, any communication between the exploring ships and Earth would take years.

    Tom and Pat are identical twin teenagers. As twins they’ve always been close, so close that it seemed like they could read each other’s minds.

    DJM says: "My First Heinlein"
    "A great Heinlein youth novel"
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    Would you listen to Time for the Stars again? Why?

    Yes, it's an easy listen and it's one I wouldn't mind listening to while working.


    What other book might you compare Time for the Stars to and why?

    It's similar to other Heinlein you novels. Starman Jones, which is probably my favorite and Citizen of the Galaxy.


    What does Barrett Whitener bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It was a solid performance.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It had a pretty neat concept, a nice mixture of hard and soft sci-fi


    Any additional comments?

    Just a good light read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CompTIA A+ Practical Application (220-702) Lecture Series

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By PrepLogic
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    A+ Practical Application (220-702) Lecture Series audio training is a fresh, intuitive way for IT professionals to get the training they need for their career. A+ Practical Application Lecture Series provides genuine, instructor-led lessons on the most important topics on the CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam. A+ Practical Application is one of two exams required for the CompTIA A+ certification, and this Lecture Series audio training helps you pass the exam quickly and easily.

    Dustin says: "Uninspired"
    "Uninspired"
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    The only thing nice I have to say about this book is that it has good audio quality. With that out of the way I should mention that this book will not help you with the 702... not even a little. It is far too short and really lacks detail. PrepLogic should be embarrassed to have this as a product. Audible should be embarrassed to sell this book. PrepLogic's 701 audiobook was 10 times better and even it was below average. This book basically walks you through some very basic troubleshooting and doesn't go into much detail at all. Anybody who has passed the 702 and took it even the least bit seriously should be able to create a more informative audiobook than this. This book is a waste of money and a waste of a download credit. There is a definite need for a really good informative Comptia A+ audiobook in my opinion, but this book isn't it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ENIAC: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Scott McCartney
    • Narrated By Adams Morgan
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (89)

    The world's first programmable computer was the legendary ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), built by John Mauchly and Presper Eckert. Based on original interviews with surviving participants and the first study of Mauchly and Eckert's personal papers, ENIAC is a dramatic human story and a vital contribution to the history of technology, and it restores to the two inventors the legacy they deserve.

    Glenn says: "Fascinating history..."
    "Enthralling"
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    This was an excellent audiobook. As other reviewers have stated, it starts off slow, but really picks up after an hour or two. It gets so interesting once you get past the beginning that it's hard to stop listening. I really enjoyed learning about others opinions of John Von Neumann, I had no idea he was suck a controversial figure among the early computer scientists.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shada: Doctor Who: The Lost Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
    • Narrated By Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (210)

    The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University - where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana, and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs - most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn't a book for Time Tots.It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.

    Robert says: "Like uncovering a lost treasure"
    "Excellent"
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    I was pretty excited about this audiobook, but after reading some reviews about the quality I was worried. Poor audio quality can ruin even the best audiobook. However, I just don't see what all the fuss is about. The quality isn't bad, it may not be the best but it's far from the worst. Certainly the audio quality didn't detract from my enjoyment of the audiobook at all. Perhaps other listeners don't like the narrator. While nothing would be better than to have this story performed by Tom Baker himself, the narrator was still good. The story was excellent, at least as good as Adam's other Who stories in my opinion, perhaps better because I felt like some of the material would certainly have been edited out. Overall I really enjoyed this audiobook and I believe it to be a must listen for any old school Who fan, or Adam's fan.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • CompTIA A+ Essentials (220-701) Lecture Series

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By PrepLogic
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    A+ Essentials (220-701) Lecture Series audio training gives IT professionals a fresh, effective new way to train for the CompTIA A+ certification. A+ Essentials Lecture Series provides authentic, instructor-led lessons on the most essential topics covered in the CompTIA A+ Essentials (220-701) exam. A+ Essentials is the first of two exams required in the A+ 2009 certification track, and this Lecture Series title gives you the instruction you need to speed up and improve your exam training.

    Jose Manel Bernal says: "Good Learning Lecture but too short"
    "Better than nothing"
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    The information in this audiobook is good, unfortunately the book is just too short to be very useful. This audiobook should only be a supplement to your preparation for the Comptia A+ exam, don't use this as your sole study method. This is really the only Comptia A+ audiobook option, if you want something better I'd recommend getting a physical book, like Mike Meyers all in one exam guide, take notes from it, then use your microphone to make your own audiobook. The audio and presentation likely wouldn't be as good, but you'd have better material and learn a lot in the process.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • iWoz: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    Overall
    (2399)
    Performance
    (1391)
    Story
    (1417)

    Before cell phones that fit in the palm of your hand and slim laptops that fit snugly into briefcases, computers were like strange, alien vending machines. They had cryptic switches, punch cards, and pages of encoded output. But in 1975, a young engineering wizard named Steve Wozniak had an idea: What if you combined computer circuitry with a regular typewriter keyboard and a video screen?

    Anthony says: "Best of the Best"
    "It's the story of Woz"
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    This is a good little book. It's the story of Steve Wozniak, the cofounder of apple. I heard many of these stories before reading the book, but there were many new stories as well. Woziak's personality really comes through in this book. If you're into apple or into tech it's a really enjoyable book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Return to the Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs, The Creation of Apple and How it Changed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Michael Moritz
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (80)

    In 1984, The Little Kingdom: The Private Story of Apple Computer told the story of Apples first decade alongside the histories of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Now, completely revised and expanded, Return to the Little Kingdom is the definitive biography of Apple and its founders from the very beginning. Moritz brings readers inside the childhood homes of Jobs and Wozniak and records how they dropped out of college and founded Apple in 1976.

    Brian says: "Good book… Right up until the last hour"
    "Interesting book"
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    If you're into apple this is a must listen. It focuses mainly on apple as a business, though there is some Steve Job's worship. Overall it was a good little book though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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