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JUAN DAZA AREVALO

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  • How to Fly a Horse

  • The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
  • By: Kevin Ashton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Ashton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

As a technology pioneer at MIT and as the leader of three successful start-ups, Kevin Ashton experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative 20 years in the making, Ashton leads us on a journey through humanity's greatest creations to uncover the surprising truth behind who creates and how they do it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing take on creation and innovation

  • By Alfred on 01-31-15

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

What made the experience of listening to How to Fly a Horse the most enjoyable?

This is a new born classic in creativity studies.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ashton himself as a humble creator that inspires.

What does Kevin Ashton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Credibility and "in the trenches" experiences...

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me stand up and get my game together and create. Do, not talk: Show me!

Any additional comments?

If you are into product discovery this is a MUST in your life.

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,565

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HHTGH - Lightly Fried

  • By J. Medany on 05-08-05

Radio?

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

Reviewed: 04-27-13

Where does The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

5 stars for being a classic in sci fy mordacity.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Vogons are so real in our time but they seem to have a different name...

Which scene was your favorite?

When a number is given, can say no more.

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

Every inch of audio.

Any additional comments?

I can't imagine how this book was first a radio show. Brilliant.

  • When Food Is Love

  • Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy
  • By: Geneen Roth
  • Narrated by: Geneen Roth
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

When Food Is Love examines the motivations behind bingeing and obsessive dieting, and explains how such compulsive behavior sabotages intimate relationships. With compassion and penetrating wisdom, Geneen Roth reveals how to break destructive emotional patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers, physical and emotional - that make us human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT HELPED

  • By Marjorie Owens on 03-01-11

Wrong title

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-10

With all due respect this book needs a change of title urgently. It has nothing to do with food: it has to do with obesity. Food can unleash emotions that once presented as love are a good catch... but it's a personal journey into how to deal with emotions that end up in a very different path.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,929

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too many examples, not enough ideas...

  • By Felix on 04-11-12

10.000 hours...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-09

I'm still in shock to realize that I've used 10.000 hours in something I didn't want to!! There's a lesson in every story that Mr. Gladwell shares and if you are a parent trying to define success for your child this is the book to have: you'll learn that it depends on many factors being you (the parent) a key factor!