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The Count of Monte Cristo
- By: Alexandre Dumas
- Narrated by: John Lee
- Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.
A true Time-machine
- By Ramon on 12-27-10
The best audiobook I ever heard!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The Black Swan
- The Impact of the Highly Improbable
- By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- Narrated by: David Chandler
- Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.
Worth it in the end...I think.
- By Judd Bagley on 05-27-09
OK, I get it!
A good book but the author could have shared the message in about half the time. Gets a little wordy and I found myself saying "I get it, move on" during the second half of the book.
35 of 42 people found this review helpful