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  • Cryptocurrency: 4 Books in 1: Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Ethereum for Beginners

  • By: FinTech Publishing
  • Narrated by: Michael Hatak
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 342

This four-in-one bundle of FinTech Publishing's mind-blowing cryptocurrency series is all you need to learn all you need to get started on a lucrative path to earning big bucks trading cryptocurrency.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Who ever wrote this is really not a writer

  • By C. Gilreath on 09-11-17

Garbage. Stay away.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

Sounds like it was written by a high school sophomore. Performance includes the reader stumbling, sighing, and restarting the passage. Information is outdated, at times misleading, and at points flat out incorrect.

  • The Nature of Matter: Understanding the Physical World

  • By: David W. Ball, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David W. Ball
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

In the 24 engaging lectures of The Nature of Matter, no scientific background is needed to appreciate such miracles of everyday life as a bouncing rubber ball or water's astonishing power to dissolve. Moreover, the study of matter has led directly to such inventions as semiconductor circuits for computers, new fabrics for clothes, and powerful adhesives for medicine and industry.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 95% Chemistry, 5% Physics

  • By Matt on 09-06-16

95% Chemistry, 5% Physics

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

Given the title, I expected this books to discuss matter in terms of particle physics, but this is basically a chemistry book. Granted, a discussion of chemistry is warranted when discussing the nature of matter, but I had expected much much less. The book wasn'd bad per se, just not what I expected given the title.

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  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,801

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly new age garbage and bad financial advice!

  • By Wayne on 05-25-18

Title misrepresents tone of content

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-14

What disappointed you about You are a Badass?

With a stand-out title like "You are a Badass", I expected a down-to-earth, rough around the edges perspective on the self-betterment theme. The LAST thing I expected was more of the same new-age speak that tends to pervade this genre. While the book contains chapters titled like "Your brain is your bitch", the actual content veers into discussions of communicating with the "source energy" of the universe, and "raising your vibrations" through meditation to fulfill your visions. The dissonance between how the book presents itself and the actual content was enough to prompt me to write this review to help inform future potential buyers.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The book is not without its helpful points and uplifting message- I did enjoy aspects of it. However, I'm offended by what seems to me to be a manipulative marketing angle using "curse words" in the title and chapter titles as an attempt to set this book aside from the sea of other self-development books that have similar content and approach.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was great!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from You are a Badass?

As editor, I would have strongly suggested the author remove or rework aspects that veer into new-age speak. "Raising your frequency", "vibrations", "source energy", "yoga", "mantras" are what a book titled "You are a Badass" should NOT contain. With as much time as this books spends on these topics, I'd suggest it be titled "Raising Your Vibrations: How to tap into the Source Energy of the Universe" - then readers would get what they paid for.

Any additional comments?

The title / cover marketing of this book was successful in that they convinced me to buy the book, but a failure in conveying the mood of the content.

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  • The Elegant Universe

  • Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
  • By: Brian Greene
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939

In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter-from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas-is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written, Good Narration

  • By Verena on 06-12-09

The most illuminating book on cutting edge physics

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

Reviewed: 07-24-12

What made the experience of listening to The Elegant Universe the most enjoyable?

Explanation of string theory and it's consequences for physics

What other book might you compare The Elegant Universe to and why?

Brief History of Time

Have you listened to any of Erik Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

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

The foreword by the Author thrilled me as it set the stage for what I was about to learn

Any additional comments?

As a non-physicist, it can be intimidating to attempt to grapple with modern theoretical physics. However, Brian Greene makes the edges of this developing pursuit understandable to those who wish to learn about it. I'm considering listening to it twice, both for pleasure and to have a second pass to more deeply understand the amazing consequences of this field.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful