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  • The Mental Game of Poker 2

  • Proven Strategies for Improving Poker Skill, Increasing Mental Endurance, and Playing in the Zone Consistently
  • By: Jared Tendler, Barry Carter
  • Narrated by: Jared Tendler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Imagine how dominant you would be if you consistently played poker in the zone. You make all the right decisions, know instinctively when to bluff, and are unfazed by a losing hand. You're locked in and feel unbeatable. It's shocking how many poker players stumble into this elusive state of mind. As quickly as that euphoric feeling of invincibility arrives, it's gone. And no matter how hard they try, they can't get it back. Until now. In The Mental Game of Poker 2, author and renowned poker mental game coach Jared Tendler breaks down the zone and delivers actionable steps to help players get there consistently.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good for online players!

  • By Honest Abe on 02-28-18

Good for online players!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

Wish it would have been clear that this is mostly for online and a little for table games

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,083

Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish the sample was not from the preface!

  • By Kristopher S. on 11-13-17

Excellent - will listen to it again

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

Really enjoyed getting to know my hero LD better and in depth. Bravo. The only thing that would have been better is if audible would allow to see the references on the screen, like where the cover book appears! PDF of images is not available most of the time when listening

  • Churchill

  • By: The Great Courses, J. Rufus Fears
  • Narrated by: J. Rufus Fears
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

In these 12 inspiring lectures, Professor Fears presents a well-balanced portrait of Churchill that does not whitewash his flaws. Yet he also draws on the most recent historical scholarship and material from Churchill's writings and speeches to make the case that Churchill belongs with Pericles of Athens and Abraham Lincoln as one of the greatest statesmen in the history of democracy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Churchill

  • By Cliente de Amazon on 07-12-13

Incredible and talented person. So brave!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

Would you listen to Churchill again? Why?

Yes, didn't know much about him, but it was great to learn of his other talents and achievements.

What other book might you compare Churchill to and why?

Great bios

What about Professor J. Rufus Fears’s performance did you like?

Very good

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

Admiration

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,672

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

Very interesting story and fascinating individual.

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Totally! The whole story is great

What other book might you compare Elon Musk to and why?

Other great bios from brilliant entrepenuers

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

Great

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No - must savor it

Any additional comments?

I wish I would have listened to it when it came out - would have bought shares in Tesla!!!

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  • Chaos Monkeys

  • Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
  • By: Antonio Garcia Martinez
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,204

Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a data center powering everything from Google to Facebook. Infrastructure engineers use a software version of this "chaos monkey" to test online services' robustness - their ability to survive random failure and correct mistakes before they actually occur. Tech entrepreneurs are society's chaos monkeys, disruptors testing and transforming every aspect of our lives from transportation (Uber) and lodging (AirBnB) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder).

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wanna Save 14hrs of Your Life??? Read This.

  • By John J. on 05-21-17

Bitterness has its limits

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

For me it was to many technical details, and the grudges and backstabbing where not interesting enough.

If you’ve listened to books by Antonio Garcia Martinez before, how does this one compare?

NA

What does Dan John Miller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great

Could you see Chaos Monkeys being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

NO

Any additional comments?

No

  • The Everything Store

  • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,876

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the honesty!

  • By Paul on 01-29-14

Obsolete

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

I wish many of these books would be dated so I would know it was written in 2012.
The story is good, even though it feels a bit repetitive.