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Eslam Nawara

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  • Einstein

  • His Life and Universe
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,522

Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise: Two books in one!

  • By Henrik on 04-20-07

Amazing and Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

As always, Walter’s approach in collecting and writing the facts is supreme. The narrator also is so great that you could listen for hours without noticing. The story of Einstein is inspiring, humble, and passionate.

I loved the book; simply great.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80,196

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Below Average

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

While the book touches some good concepts, the general story is quite shallow, there is no substance nor a scientific materials. The examples covered in the book are mostly irrelevant to the points being made. I don't like the profanity in the storyline of the book.

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  • The Phoenix Project

  • A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  • Narrated by: Chris Ruen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,848

Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in 90 days, or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of the Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theory and Practice merged

  • By Peter on 11-23-15

Amazing Book

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Amazing book, the story, the transitions, and above all the narrator. I recommend it to all people working in IT regardless of their role. Great work!

  • Algorithms to Live By

  • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Brian Christian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,276

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Beware non-techies

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-16

Great Book for Engineers

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

If you're in a computer engineer, this book will be amazing. It applies the famous computer algorithm into a real life examples which is a perspective changer.

It's a great influencer and the narrator is also great.

  • The Innovators

  • How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,662

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?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • With Atlantean Shoulders, Fit to Bear

  • By W Perry Hall on 10-06-15

Amazing and Must Read

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

If you are in the computer field or even not, this book is a great asset. It sheds light on the key moments in the history of computer and internet.

The narrator is also great; very easy on the ears and keeps you engaged.

Great Book!

  • Never Be Sick Again

  • Health Is a Choice, Learn How to Choose It
  • By: Raymond Francis MSc, Kester Cotton
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

One day Raymond Francis, a chemist and graduate of MIT, found himself in a hospital, battling for his life. The diagnosis was acute chemical hepatitis, chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivities, and several autoimmune syndromes, causing him to suffer fatigue, dizziness, impaired memory, heart palpitations, diarrhea, numbness, seizures, and numerous other ailments. Knowing death was imminent unless he took action, Francis decided to research solutions for his disease himself....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Book

  • By Eslam Nawara on 07-17-16

Amazing Book

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

Reviewed: 07-17-16

The book collects and details all the excellent practices for good health. Something that will take huge effort and time to get without this book. I find it EXTREMELY helpful and beneficial. The book is like a reference you can get to multiple times until you get your daily routine in order.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful