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  • Stalin

  • New Biography of a Dictator
  • By: Oleg V. Khlevniuk, Nora Seligman Favorov - translator
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

This essential biography, by the author most deeply familiar with the vast archives of the Soviet era, offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin, the man and dictator. Without mythologizing Stalin as either benevolent or an evil genius, Khlevniuk resolves numerous controversies about specific events in the dictator's life while assembling many hundreds of previously unknown letters, memos, reports, and diaries into a comprehensive, compelling narrative of a life that altered the course of world history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well researched picture

  • By brian on 03-22-18

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-18

The narrative is not linear and it was easier to understand Stalin and his impact on 20 th century.

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  • Everybody Lies

  • Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
  • By: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Steven Pinker - foreword
  • Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,736

By the end of on average day in the early 21st century, human beings searching the Internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information - unprecedented in history - can tell us a great deal about who we are - the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than 20 years ago seemed unfathomable.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but not flawless

  • By Miroslav on 06-22-17

Great audiobook of a great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Very interesting topic. Search as a truth method.
The author way of thinking is great.
This is a new world

  • Five Days in London, May 1940

  • By: John Lukacs
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

In the days between May 24th and 28th, 1940, the British War Cabinet held a historical debate over whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. In this magisterial work, John Lukacs demonstrates the decisive importance of those five days. Lukacs takes us hour by hour into the critical unfolding of events at 10 Downing Street, where Churchill, who had only been prime minister for a fortnight, painfully considered his war responsibilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hinge of Fate

  • By Steven L. Wilson on 01-05-15

The finest hour

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

A great book. It shows how a man seized the moment and understood the consequences os an easy peace.

  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 494

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awakening book

  • By Hassan on 04-13-18

A very informative and educative book

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-07-18

I have bought the book because of the author famous Ted talks. The truth of the matter is I have received far more fruits than just facts. The books explain a better way to avoid wrong heuristics

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,556

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

A fruitful book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

He narrates as compelling as he debates worldwide.
The pieces of advice are simple but explained in several levels from the personal one to the political.

  • Scale

  • The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
  • By: Geoffrey West
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
  • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534

Visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term complexity can be misleading, however, because what makes West's discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our bodies, our cities, and our businesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and clear enough for a lib arts major

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 05-29-17
  • Scale
  • The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
  • By: Geoffrey West
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mann

A wonderful audiobook

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-17

I have missed a pdf with the graphics of the relationship mentioned. Just purchased the Kindle version

  • Behave

  • The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
  • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 26 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590

Why do we do the things we do? More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful, but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: He starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs and then hops back in time from there in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful

  • By Doug Hay on 07-27-17

Book is complete

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Reviewed: 11-01-17

The book is complete and the theme is complex.
Sometimes it is difficult to understand everything in an audiobook

  • The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

  • By: John Perkins
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302

The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men". John Perkins wrote that economic hit men (EHM) "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy the first "confessions. .." buy this one

  • By Bill Redfield on 02-24-16

Too ambitious for its content

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-17

The book tells interesting anecdotal stories but it fails when try to give some lessons about them.

  • The Poets' Corner

  • The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family
  • By: John Lithgow
  • Narrated by: Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poems and has gathered his famous friends to read them. The wide variety of carefully selected poetry in this audiobook provides the perfect introduction to reel in those who are new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. Lithgow offers insightful and sometimes poignant commentary to accompany each poem. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You, JL

  • By Scot on 07-18-11

A true audiobook

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-03-17

Interesting commentaries and fantastic interpretations. Poetry is one of the best uses of audiobook. I finished the book far better than I have begun it

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  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,349
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,896
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,894

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

What a story it is.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-17

It is so fantastic that it is hard to believe in it. A company made with passion.