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Jennifer Bliss

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  • The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Nate Silver
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1233)
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    (1034)
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    Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger - all by the time he was 30. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation’s most influential political forecasters. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data.

    Grant says: "Hot"
    "Rocked my perspective on predictions"
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    If you could sum up The Signal and the Noise in three words, what would they be?

    demystifying predictions


    What other book might you compare The Signal and the Noise to and why?

    As far as I know, this book is one-of-a-kind. Nate Silver lets the sunshine in, exposing politico fakery while elevating prediction to a rigorous and transparent level.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By James Risen
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    Overall
    (139)
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    (13)
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    (13)

    With relentless media coverage, breathtaking events, and extraordinary congressional and independent investigations, it is hard to believe that we still might not know some of the most significant facts about the presidency of George W. Bush. Yet beneath the surface events of the Bush presidency lies a secret history, a series of hidden events that makes a mockery of current debate.

    Jennifer Bliss says: "Critical to understanding how we got to Snowden."
    "Critical to understanding how we got to Snowden."
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    What made the experience of listening to State of War the most enjoyable?

    Enjoyable isn't exactly the term I would use. Frightening is far more appropriate.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of State of War?

    That intelligence experts who had spent their entire lives learning about one particular place, or person, or culture, could be completely dismissed by ignorant, political wonks with no military experience.


    Have you listened to any of Boyd Gaines’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    The truth hurts. It was painful.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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