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William

Bayview, ID, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Nikola Tesla
    • Narrated By David Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    Written in his early 60s, Tesla looks back on the events that shaped his life as the inventor of our modern world. Like many exceptional artists, scientists, and engineers, Tesla's senses and intellect worked on a higher level, which often afflicted him physically. Yet, he overcame, and used his special abilities and strong educational background to make electricity the servant of man.

    Peter says: "Very interesting"
    "Blowhard"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Somebody who need to be put to sleep.


    What could Nikola Tesla have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Have somone other than Telsa write the book.


    What didn’t you like about David Mitchell’s performance?

    Too affected


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Telsa was great, but this book was boring.


    Any additional comments?

    This was one of the worst books I listened to from audible, of the more than 100 I have purchased. Poorly written and performed. A biography of Tesla rather than an autobiography would have been better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crisis Economics

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Nouriel Roubini, Stephen Mihm
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (39)

    This myth shattering book reveals the methods Nouriel Roubini used to foretell the current crisis before other economists saw it coming and shows how those methods can help us make sense of the present and prepare for the future. Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini electrified his profession and the larger financial community by predicting the current crisis well in advance of anyone else.

    William says: "Great book."
    "Great book."
    Overall

    When I first heard Roubini has come out with a book I thought it was going to focus on doom and gloom, but I was wrong. Crisis Economics explains what happened in 2007-2009 better than any of the other books on this subject to date. It also spends a substantial amount of time discussing past finanacial panics in the US, Asia and Europe. Last, it also integrates the financial crisis in the EU into the discussion about 2008-2009 US financial crisis. As far as doom and gloom is concerned, the debt and currency crisis currently facing the EU is predicted accurately and discussed in detail in the final portion of the book. This book is a very good synopsis and history of the topic.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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