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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
    (481)
    Performance
    (416)
    Story
    (411)

    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
  • Are You Solving the Right Problem? (Harvard Business Review)

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By Dwayne Spradlin
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    A four-part process for defining problems in a way that invites innovative solutions.

    MG says: "Must read for professionals"
    "Learn to ask the right question . . ."
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    Like asking the right question is critical to solution. Taking time to find root cause takes times, clarity and transparency helps. Insightful and relevant.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Innovators DNA (Harvard Business Review)

    • UNABRIDGED (24 mins)
    • By Jeffrey H. Dyer, Hal B. Gregerson, Clayton M. Christensen
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    The five "discovery skills" that separate true innovators from the rest of us.

    doris choo says: "Voila! right on, to the point . . .worth my $$$"
    "Voila! right on, to the point . . .worth my $$$"
    Overall
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    Yes meet my expectations. Most memorable:
    ' Think Different ' align it with 'Act Different'; Ask why?; Why not? What if?; creativity is connecting things. I like Mudd's voice. Have to listen couple more times in order to chunk into my brain.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Creating the Best Workplace (Harvard Business Review)

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    Rob Goffee, a professor of organizational behavior at the London Business School, and Gareth Jones, a professor at the IE Business School in Madrid, unveil a six-part agenda for executives who aim to give employees what they really need to be their most productive.

    doris choo says: "Informative and relevant"
    "Informative and relevant"
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    Yes meet my expectation, a short overview right to its point, no fillers.
    I especially enjoy the voice. Every manager should read this. Most memorable is trust and respect every individual, best way to draw the best out of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4300)
    Performance
    (3862)
    Story
    (3899)

    Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

    T. Ater says: "Pleased, yet wanting more..."
    "Entertaining, suspense, intriguing . . ."
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    Above and beyond all my expectations - romance, plot, characters and style of writing. Sanderson is a genius!
    Should make a movie out of this. This is the 4th time I am listening to it, still enjoying it. Can't wait for the next book.
    The narrator is excellent, clear voice, good pace, changes his tone according makes the story comes alive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Final Empire: Mistborn Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10610)
    Performance
    (7833)
    Story
    (7878)

    For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

    D says: "A GREAT TRILOGY!!!"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall
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    Yes met my expectations: storyline , writing style.
    Best memorable moment was how the Vin and Allen first met.
    Narration - clear, crisp and right pace. Bring the story alive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Well of Ascension: Mistborn, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8523)
    Performance
    (6308)
    Story
    (6351)

    The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler - the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years - has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.

    Robert says: "It keeps getting even better"
    "Wonderful"
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    Great plot, unique story. Love those characters. Exciting beginning to the last chapter of book 2. Very well written, a must read. Highly recommend !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1326)
    Performance
    (1141)
    Story
    (1129)

    Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?

    Mark says: "A History of the Ancient Geeks"
    "Trace the brilliant minds behind technology"
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    If you could sum up The Innovators in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant! brilliant! brilliant!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Innovators?

    www


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

    Engaging, brought life to the story, makes me laugh and cry at the same time. Inspiring. I had listened right thru twice already, back to back..


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

    " I am thinking "


    Any additional comments?

    The author never fails. Very well researched.I had read 3 of his books, this is by far the best - masterpiece. I am going to pick up the hard copy as reference. I am now waiting for his next new subject, meanwhile I will look for some of his earlier titles. I have read Einstein and Steve Jobs.

    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
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    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
    (418)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (353)

    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

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