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  • How Not to Be Wrong

  • The Power of Mathematical Thinking
  • By: Jordan Ellenberg
  • Narrated by: Jordan Ellenberg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825

Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia's views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can't figure out about you, and the existence of God.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but better in writing

  • By Michael on 07-02-14

Best read in a long time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-17

This is one of those books that you go out and buy in hardcover, so you can have it on your library shelf. Highly recommended.

  • Education of a Coach

  • By: David Halberstam
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Bill Belichick's 31 years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success, most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking new book, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well done...

  • By V. Reggiannini on 08-13-07

More a hagiography than a biography

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-09

We all know Bill's an exceptional coach, but this uncritical, almost fawning, work doesn't illuminate at all. Not especially interesting, and not really well-read.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Second Opinion

  • By: Michael Palmer
  • Narrated by: Franette Liebow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

Here, Michael Palmer has created a cat-and-mouse game where one woman must confront a conspiracy of doctors to uncover an evil practice that touches every single person who ever has a medical test. With unforgettable characters and twists and betrayals that come from the most unlikely places, The Second Opinion will keep you guessing...and looking over your shoulder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great story line; unnecessary love affair

  • By Anonymous User on 05-26-09

Ridiculous, formulaic potboiler

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-09

This is one of those books which one completes, reluctantly, in the hope that it can't really remain as bad as it is - wrong. It can.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Drunkard's Walk

  • How Randomness Rules Our Lives
  • By: Leonard Mlodinow
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,856
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,581

In this irreverent and illuminating audiobook, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, chance, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback. As a result, successes and failures in life are often attributed to clear and obvious causes, when in actuality they are more profoundly influenced by chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interested in statistics? This is the book.

  • By Robert on 02-21-14

One of those rare excellent books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-09

Only a few audiobooks are so good that I'll circle the block continuously at the end of a drive home, unwilling to end the "read" by parking in the driveway. This is one. The material is so good, so well read, and so germane to the current world that it should practically be required (and pleasurable) reading for all.

21 of 22 people found this review helpful