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  • Think Like Musk

  • How Elon Musk Uses First Principles Thinking to Invent the Future (And How You Can Too)
  • By: Derrick House
  • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

First рrіnсірlеѕ thіnkіng, whісh іѕ ѕоmеtіmеѕ called rеаѕоnіng frоm fіrѕt principles, іѕ one of thе mоѕt effective ѕtrаtеgіеѕ уоu can еmрlоу fоr breaking down complicated рrоblеmѕ аnd generating оrіgіnаl solutions. It аlѕо might be the single-best аррrоасh tо learn hоw to think fоr yourself. The fіrѕt рrіnсірlеѕ аррrоасh hаѕ bееn uѕеd by mаnу great thinkers, including inventor Jоhаnnеѕ Gutenberg, mіlіtаrу ѕtrаtеgіѕt Jоhn Bоуd, аnd thе аnсіеnt philosopher Aristotle; but nо оnе embodies the philosophy of fіrѕt рrіnсірlеѕ thinking more еffесtіvеlу thаn the entrepreneur Elоn Musk. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First principles thinking is back!

  • By Adam on 06-19-18

First principles thinking is back!

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Reviewed: 06-19-18

Move over postmodernism, it’s time to reacquaint ourselves with an old school thinker named Aristotle.

Very interesting addition to the thinking behind the thinkers who are shaping our tomorrows. The guy gets a little hung up on global warming, like it’s actually a thing and realized that he had forgotten to virtue signal about it in the whole length of the audiobook, so he tacks on three or four weird sentences about pollution and global warming at the end. It felt forced. Other than that this was an excellent resource.

The narrator did a great job.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Ash

  • The Alt Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Four college friends, an ex-con, a lonely fry cook, and a secretive group of prepared civilians each battle to survive in southern California after a series of nuclear attacks. Theirs is a gray world covered in ash and nuclear fallout. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a new series...

  • By Lee McGinnis on 05-24-18

Fascinating premise for this series!

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Reviewed: 06-18-18

I enjoyed this first installment into this series which promises to drop our characters into different post-apocalyptic scenarios to see how they each survive or don’t survive differently in differing circumstances.

I love this idea. And the series is off to a promising start. You should be able to pick and choose which scenarios are most interesting to you. I hope he does a financial collapse from runaway inflation and government regulation or some sort of solar flare scorched earth or super-volcano scenario.

Narration is best in class, almost best in any class! I could listen to Kevin Pierce read the nutritional content of my plain shredded wheat cereal and be fascinated.

If you listen to this, be sure to leave a review and mention what scenario you would like to see in the series. I hope some of my other favorite authors take on projects similar to this one. So fun!

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  • My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

  • By: Nikola Tesla
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist, who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated to the United States in 1884, where he would become a naturalized citizen. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true Genius

  • By cosmitron on 06-07-18

Absolutely Fascinating.

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Reviewed: 06-14-18

I can’t imagine what his contemporaries would have thought of him. He is more intensely visionary than I am comfortable with. He is the prototype of the mad scientist, and you think he is crazy but then again, he invented the kind of electricity that charges your phone through the cigarette lighter in your car. What a fascinating historical figure. I definitely need to look into this guy further.

Great narration! Fantastic content. Listen to this now!

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  • Lettie's Plight

  • By: Michael Bussa
  • Narrated by: Sallie Beaumont
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Born in the Victorian era, in the slums of Bethnal Green in the darkest of London, Lettie vowed to leave a miserable life behind. But when she forges a new life, in a new town, she finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage, living the very life she had left behind in Bethnal Green. When she finally has enough money, Lettie waits for just the right moment to leave her abusive and controlling husband, Roman, who would do anything to keep her confined. What will Lettie do? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 06-15-18

Fun short thriller

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Reviewed: 06-12-18

How do I not give something crucial away? I think the author’s description did a pretty good job. There is some murder that happens in a #metoo vein, you see it coming pretty early. You might not see the resolution of the story so easily.

Narrator did a really good job.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit

  • By: Beatrix Potter
  • Narrated by: Heidi Gregory
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
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    5 out of 5 stars 10
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    5 out of 5 stars 10

 

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother, who puts him to bed after dosing him with tea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my childhood favorites

  • By David M. Schrepfer on 06-12-18

Great telling of a wonderful tale!

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Reviewed: 06-12-18

Love this story. And Heidi Gregory tells it with style. My Northern Minnesotan ears can have a hard time with some British accents, but she is very pleasant to listen to.

I should feel bad every time I hear about Peter’s father being put into a pie, but I get a little hungry and a little jealous. Poor Peter.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Luna's Story: How I Became a Princess

  • By: Holly Vazquez
  • Narrated by: Lynn Carnefix
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

In this audiobook, Luna, a real dog, tells her story of how she has found where and how she belongs. In this story, I share how she and I found each other, the obstacles she faced on this journey, and the fears that she may have felt as her role changed. All categories of people who read this story will be able to relate, understand, and smile knowing that they are not alone in this world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story..

  • By mandymay on 06-11-18

Experience the adoption of a three-legged dog

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Reviewed: 06-12-18

Ever want to crawl inside the head of a three-legged dog waiting to be adopted? Here is your chance. This looks to be the first installment of a series of stories about a dog who is different and a little self-conscious, but who manages to be found by someone who will love her. A tale as old as time!

A charming narrator with a southern drawl. My northern ears had to speed up the playback and it still sounded like I was in a formal dining room in South Alabama talking to real southern belle about her experience as a three-legged dog.

Fun beginning to a story.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Humpty Dumpty

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
  • Length: 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
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    5 out of 5 stars 10
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    5 out of 5 stars 10

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Four score men and four score more, Could not make Humpty Dumpty where he was before! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Granddaughter approved ☺️<br />

  • By mandymay on 05-23-18

Humors Dumpty gets his groove back with a little help.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-23-18

Lewis Carroll gives his unique treatment to the mythology of the Dumpty family. This story follows the son of The Humpty Dumpty in your childhood book of Nursery Rhymes. Our Dumpty is also called Humpty Dumpty and he is nervous that he too will bring dishonor on his family name if he is not more careful than his father was.

With a little help from a wise black hen and a farmer’s wife, this next generation Dumpty steels himself for adventure! Find out how in this charming little story by everyone’s favorite logician/children’s author.

The narration was excellent. You gotta be curious about this one!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jack and the Beanstalk

  • By: Benjamin Tabart
  • Narrated by: Heidi Gregory
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 8
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    5 out of 5 stars 8
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    5 out of 5 stars 8

Jack is a young, poor boy living with his widowed mother and a dairy cow, on a farm cottage. The cow's milk was their only source of income. When the cow stops giving milk, Jack's mother tells him to take her to the market to be sold. On the way, Jack meets a bean dealer who offers magic beans in exchange for the cow, and Jack makes the trade....  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fee Fie Foe Fum

  • By David M. Schrepfer on 05-29-18

Rollicking good time!

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Reviewed: 05-22-18

I never know what kind of a resolution I am going to get from these old stories. Every one of them is like a miniature mystery. So many have been sanitized more and more for each increasingly sheltered generation that it is really fun to hear the tales original and unvarnished.

This one made me laugh out loud!

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  • Leadership Lessons from Niccolo Machiavelli and The Prince

  • By: Matt Harrison
  • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The Prince, written by Niccolò Machiavelli in 1513 and published in 1532 posthumously, is one of the most controversial pieces of writing in the world, even from the moment it was presented to “The Magnificent Lorenzo di Piero de'Medici”. Machiavelli was already considered a controversial figure in his time, and this fact, along with his imprisonment, torture, and banishment by the newly reinstated Medici regime, is the most likely reason for its rejection by its intended recipient. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A guide to be Machiavellian.

  • By cosmitron on 05-16-18

Nuanced applications of an often misinterpreted figure

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Reviewed: 05-21-18

This was a really balanced perspective on the most hated and often misrepresented figure in political theory.

Check this audiobook out if you had a hard time gleaning helpful applications from this classic text for your modern business context.

The content was organized in a really helpful way and brilliantly presented.

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  • Who Is Satoshi Nakamoto?

  • An In-Depth Look at the Creator of Bitcoin
  • By: Max Hyatt
  • Narrated by: Ron Welch
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the person or people who designed Bitcoin and created its original reference implementation. As part of the implementation, they also devised the first blockchain database. In the process they were the first to solve the double-spending problem for digital currency. They were active in the development of Bitcoin up until December 2010.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A quick mystery on the origins of Bitcoin.

  • By cosmitron on 05-08-18

Real life mystery!

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Reviewed: 05-20-18

Intriguing write up on the most mysterious figure in the public imagination. I am interested in all things crypto and Rom Welch’s voice is the one that I trust most to deliver short punchy condensed audio programs with excellent production quality.

Love this audiobook.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful