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Patti Jo Miller

Atlanta, GA
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  • The Undoing Project

  • A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,394

Forty years ago Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred systematically when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made Michael Lewis' work possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Behind the scenes of amazing science

  • By Neuron on 10-16-17

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

I had read much of the duo's work, but this gave great insight into their personalities. The opening was only semi-interesting. It took a while to get to the Amos and Danny show, but when it did it blew me away...and I already knew much of the story.




  • The Master Algorithm

  • How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
  • By: Pedro Domingos
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044

Under the aegis of machine learning in our data-driven machine age, computers are programming themselves and learning about - and solving - an extraordinary range of problems, from the mundane to the most daunting. Today it is machine learning programs that enable Amazon and Netflix to predict what users will like, Apple to power Siri's ability to understand voices, and Google to pilot cars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Let the Data Speak for themselves

  • By Gary on 10-16-15

Not a master story teller

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

Great topic. Text is dense. Narrator sounded like and infomercial announcer. Not learned or academic like the author is.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • On the Move

  • A Life
  • By: Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904

From its opening minutes on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book from a excellent writer

  • By Johan on 05-01-15

Classic Sacks

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

If you like Sacks' work you will enjoy learning more about the man. If one don't get him, I am not sure how one would perceive this lovable genius. He is quirky to say the least. He has a voracious appetite for life that is infectious. I loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful