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Sarah

New York, NY, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Strain, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Z. A. Recht
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (1813)
    Performance
    (1284)
    Story
    (1287)

    The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic.

    Big Art says: "Makes my top 10 Zombie Stories of all time!!"
    "Slow, unrealistic, a disappointment........"
    Overall

    I am a huge fan of zombie literature, but could barely make it through this audio book. The narrator makes every character sound like either a moronic surfer stereotype (the male characters) or an annoying twit (the female characters). The action sequences were slow, using false feeling military jargon spoken by unrealistic military personnel. If this is meant to be a very young adult book, then perhaps it is alright. If you are above the age of 13, then I believe that you will be sorely disappointed as I was.

    31 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Viktor Mayer-Schöberger, Kenneth Cukier
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (358)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (307)

    Oxford professor and author Viktor Mayer-Schönberger joins Economist data editor and commentator Kenneth Cukier to deliver insight into the hottest trend in technology. "Big data" makes it possible to instantly analyze and draw conclusions from vast stores of information, enabling revolutionary breakthroughs in business, health, politics, and education. But big data also raises troubling social and privacy concerns sure to be a major talking point in the years ahead.

    Michael says: "Pretty light stuff on Big Data"
    "Decent Info, A Bit Tedious Though"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Big Data? What did you like least?

    Big Data does a fairly good job pulling together modern and historical uses of big data to help understand the concept beyond its link to computers. However, there are now many books on this topic and this is the most lifeless that I have read.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The historical, early uses of Big Data are the most intriguing part of the book, as they are uncommon in books on this topic. The writing, however, was monotone and a bit of a slog. Also, the author used the word "rather" to the point of extreme annoyance.


    Did Big Data inspire you to do anything?

    Recommend Signal and the Noise and Automate This instead.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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