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doris choo

Life is wonderful ! Lots of great books to listen yeah !

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  • 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
    (396)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (341)

    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"
    "Informative, engaging and relevant . ."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Big Data to be better than the print version?

    I borrowed the book from library was enjoyable but quite dry and I did not finish reading it.

    I really wanted to understand the what, why and how about Big Data, I turned to the audio version

    It was 360 degrees entertainment. The most interesting and informative. The overall concept came alive and I am able to grasp the evolution of collecting, storing vast data. Full of insight.

    Now I am going to buy the book in hard copy to use as reference and read the printed format to have a rock sold understanding Big Data.


    What did you like best about this story?

    History, background and lots of real life benefits fo Big Data especially N=ALL
    I love data, statisticis and analysis so this book is perfect for me.


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

    Good voice tone, engaging and lively.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The dark side of Big Data. Everything comes with a price, as long as we do not abuse the tool. Still I think the good over rides the not so good. Big Data is here to stay, we should enhanced it for overall good to bring peace and happiness to the world.


    Any additional comments?

    We need to have trust, love and care. Not everyone is bad just misguided. We also should respect one another's likes and dislikes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor's Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Angela Lin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (971)
    Performance
    (881)
    Story
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    New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson is widely celebrated for his Mistborn Trilogy and contribution to the final three books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. In The Emperor's Soul, a Forger named Shai can copy and re-create any item by using magic to rewrite its history. After being condemned to death for attempting to steal the emperor's scepter, Shai is given one final chance. She' ll be allowed to live if she can create a new soul for the emperor, who hovers near death.

    debbie says: "A Great Short Novella that is Long in Story"
    "Fun story entertaining"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Emperor's Soul to be better than the print version?

    I like both. I have the printed copy,but nice to have someone with a good clear voice read it to me too. It is such a short story, so well written can finish in one sitting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The hero is a female. Story is unique and plot is original.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Lin – was your favorite?

    Emperor


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Same title.


    Any additional comments?

    Hope there is continuation to more adventures for this hero, or comic book would be fun too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Science of Happiness: How to Stop the Struggle and Start Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By David J. Lieberman
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (5)
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    (5)
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    Something else other than freedom of choice and the means to indulge our desires must govern our emotional health and wellbeing. Indeed, research confirms that human beings make consistently inaccurate prediction about what will make them happy. New York Times bestselling author, Dr. David J. Lieberman explores the secret to happiness; and shows listeners how they wake up happy each and every day, for the rest of their lives. Listen to The Science of Happiness now, and look forward to a happier tomorrow.

    doris choo says: "Simple down to earth tips to happiness!"
    "Simple down to earth tips to happiness!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Science of Happiness to be better than the print version?

    Yes,enjoyable; listern while I do my daily chores. Take my mind from wondering, this is just like food for my mind. Positive and good story telling by a real and pleasant voice.


    What other book might you compare The Science of Happiness to and why?

    Engaging, easy to absorb and check it out the quality, then reading. Can rewind and listern over and over again until it stuck. If I like it I will buy the book to use as reference to go over certain lines or paragraphs. Many happiness books out in the market, that goes on and on to fill pages. This book to straight to the point. Just right, short and sweet.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The dog that don't move if it does't bother him enoght scenerio.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Same as the title


    Any additional comments?

    Good voice make it easy to follow, like music to the ears and soul.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Walter Lewin, Warren Goldstein
    • Narrated By Kent Cassella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (327)
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    As Carl Sagan did for astronomy and Brian Green did for cosmology, Walter Lewin takes listeners on a marvelous journey in For the Love of Physics, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power with which physics can reveal the hidden workings of the world all around us. "I introduce people to their own world," writes Lewin, "the world they live in and are familiar with but don't approach like a physicist - yet."

    Joseph says: "A perfect formula for a great read"
    "Better to be one of his student . . ."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    "Einstein and the Quantum" and "Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum"


    How could the performance have been better?

    Write strictly on physics


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Wrong choice, move on . . .


    Any additional comments?

    Author is a good lecturer/ teacher. He bring fun into the classroom - better to be one of his students, maybe not his reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Six Rules for Effective Forecasting (Harvard Business Review)

    • UNABRIDGED (36 mins)
    • By Paul Saffo
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Hear how the wise consumer of a forecast is not a trusting bystander, but a participant and, above all, a critic. Paul Saffo presents six common sense rules for distinguishing good forecasts from bad - and for developing your own.

    John Browning says: "Great thoughts"
    "Relevant and informative"
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    Where does Six Rules for Effective Forecasting (Harvard Business Review) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best. To the point. Not too long, easy to absorb.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Forecasting is not a myth, or magic. Use historical data, remove latency, look at current events, trend, seasonality to predict the future.


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

    Bring the subject alive, engaging and interesting. Good voice.


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

    Greater awareness and deeper understanding of subject.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes would like the hard copy to use as reference, if available for sale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Olivia Fox Cabane
    • Narrated By Lisa Cordileione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1324)
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    (1130)
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    What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.

    Gare&Sophia says: "An excellent treatment of a fascinating topic."
    "Journey to a new charistmatic person"
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    If you could sum up The Charisma Myth in three words, what would they be?

    Can be learned


    What about Lisa Cordileione’s performance did you like?

    Her voice is so pleasing to the ears.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Have to listern again to fully grasp and remember all the techniques need to work on.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stuart Diamond
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (270)

    Negotiation is part of every human encounter, and most of us do it badly. Whether dealing with family, a business or diplomacy, people often fail to meet their goals in every country and context. They focus on power and “win-win” instead of relationships and perceptions. They don’t find enough things to trade. They think others should be rational when they should be dealing with emotions.

    Christian says: "This works"
    "A good learning book"
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    What did you love best about Getting More?

    I have always been terrifid of entering into any kind of negotiations. This marvelous book showed me there are more effective ways, eloquent style of getting more. Getting More 's way is more effective, make sense, everyone is happy, result a win-win-win situation.


    What other book might you compare Getting More to and why?

    This is the only book I need for now.


    Which character – as performed by Marc Cashman – was your favorite?

    He read it so well that I almost think he was the writer of this book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Use food and kindness to win the heart of people instead of bullets and violence. There are so many great tips that I have to read the book again a few times to borrow some quotes like how to go about in finding connections, things to trade etc.Awareness - simply changing our tone of voice, body language, we can accomplish so much without coming across as confrontational - I would have never realized how important - this sticks into my head and my soul. I am facinated by the way how the author handles all the tough situations.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Mr Diamond for writting this book. I am asking Santa for a hard copy for Christmas this year.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John C. Maxwell
    • Narrated By John C. Maxwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (408)

    Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over 50 years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself, The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself, and much more.

    Kimberly says: "What's Your Growth Plan?"
    "Curiosity kills the cat"
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    Where does The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    #1 in my self development category


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth?

    Curiosity is key to life long learning. The little girl keep asking her mother " why" until she get so frustrated and told her stop asking, and added, " no wonder curiousity kills the cat". Few minutes, the little girl went back to ask her mum " what question did the cat ask".


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Seek out other curious people and network with them. This way we are able to learn something new everyday. Take time at end of day and evualate our experience.


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

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I used to take down quotes, Interesting statements of value, I copied it down, but after a while lose them.Now, like the book suggest, I am going to keep and organize them, so I know where to find them to re- read them again and again, or pass it along to friends who may need them. Some of the notes or saying had lifted and enpowered me. I can even draw from them when the situation is appropriate and right. Great tip!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The New Rules of Retail: Competing in the World's Toughest Marketplace

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robin Lewis, Michael Dart
    • Narrated By Brian O'Neill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (76)

    The retail world is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Rapidly evolving technology, globalization, and a saturated marketplace offer consumers instant access to thousands of equally compelling products and services, creating unprecedented levels of expectation. The impact of these changes is so profound that 50 percent of today's retailers and consumer companies will not survive it....

    Roy says: "Wider Appeal than the Title Suggests"
    "Creating a competitive advantage in Brand DNA"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would strongly recommend especially people in corporate world of retailing and merchandising, brand positioning. Lots of excellent tips to consider.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Business books could be quite dry, but with great voice tone, good reading pace, it brings the book to life. Make learning interesting and engaging over the weekend.
    Excellent research and acurately written on the companies mentioned in the book.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    To succeed, companies must not just focus on selling stuff, the author suggest making the mind connection - it is most powerful and dynamic. He further defined this as neurological connectivity with consumers so much so that the mention of the company or brand would mentally and emotional create an instant compelling desire to visit the store or go to that brand first.

    He also cover in details other critical human behaviors and using pre-emptive strategy in brand building, trend positioning and conscious loyalty.


    Any additional comments?

    I would purchase the hard copy to keep as my reference book. lots of ideas to draw from.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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