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Karl

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  • Skunk Works

  • A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
  • By: Ben R. Rich, Leo Janos
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,107

From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies. Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a drama of Cold War confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice work for a techie or aero interested

  • By Nar on 09-19-15

important piece of US military tech history

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

Reviewed: 04-13-19

This book is as entertaining as it is significant to the history of US military technology. The book is very engaging. It has enough technical detail to be interesting to engineers, and also fun anecdotes that make it also well worth a read for non-engineers.

  • Die Bibel

  • By: div.
  • Narrated by: Reiner Unglaub
  • Length: 86 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Bibel-Hörer gehen jetzt aufs Ganze! Endlich gibt es die komplette Lutherbibel 1984 als Hörbuch in einer preiswerten Hörbuch-Ausgabe. Damit haben Sie immer Zugriff auf jeden beliebigen Bibeltext und entdecken die Bibel als ganze neu!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • gut gelesen, aber unnavigierbar in Audible

  • By Karl on 02-03-18

gut gelesen, aber unnavigierbar in Audible

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

What disappointed you about Die Bibel?

Es ist sehr schwierig, einzelne Teile/Kapitel zu finden. Audible gibt nur Zahlen an im Verzeichnis, aber man braucht Titel/Namen/Wörter um zu navigieren!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Internet of Money

  • By: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147

Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label "digital currency."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good rough summary of Bitcoin capabilities

  • By A0A2 95AB DC34 69C9 on 05-21-17

good content, but needs consolidation

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

There is good material here, but not as much as the length would suggest. It would have been better to consolidate the talks into a cohesive whole without redundancy.

  • Our Mathematical Universe

  • My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy, and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Michael on 02-02-14

top notch pop physics/cosmology

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

One of the better popular physics/cosmology books of many I have read. The author is a true authority.

  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb

  • 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Richard Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 37 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783

Here for the first time, in rich human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan. Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly - or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than 25 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow... Grade A+ ... Exceptional.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-16

Epic Story, Nice Physics History, Poor Narration

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

What did you love best about The Making of the Atomic Bomb?

History of Physics.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Holter Graham?

I would find a narrator who takes responsibility for pronouncing names and foreign words at least somewhat correctly. For a narrator to make so many mistakes as Graham did is very unprofessional. He even pronounced the often recurring names like Feynman, von Neumann, and Göttingen incorrectly. This is such a fantastic book about a subject very important to our species' history, you would think the narrator would put a little effort into finding out the correct pronunciations, and practicing them if necessary.

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

Epic and very moving story.

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  • Blockchain Revolution

  • How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
  • By: Don Tapscott, Alex Tapscott
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 652

The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived, and it's not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence. It's called the blockchain. The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet of information. The second generation - powered by blockchain technology - is bringing us the Internet of value: a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Should Have Been Called "101 Uses for Blockchain"

  • By Adrian W. Rich on 05-24-16

exciting topic, but poorly written book

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

Would you try another book from Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott and/or Jeff Cummings?

Tapscotts doubtful, Cummings yes.

Would you be willing to try another book from Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott ? Why or why not?

The subject matter is super exciting and I do believe it will shape the future of our world, but this book was very poorly written. It is like a giant disorganized list of vague ideas about how block chain can or could be used. It could have been a very good book if they had organized it more logically, consolidated similar material (could easily be half as long), and included more discussion of technical details.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Cummings’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The reader was excellent.

Was Blockchain Revolution worth the listening time?

No

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0

  • By: Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,707
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,097

Knowing what emotional intelligence is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a step-by-step program for increasing your emotional intelligence using the four core EQ skills—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management—to exceed your goals and achieve your fullest potential.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Self-assessment is subjective

  • By A. Yoshida on 03-07-18

Just read the original "Emotional Intelligence"

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

No significant new material and significant hot air. Also, the narrator has a lisp.

  • The Modern Scholar: Principles of Economics: Business, Banking, Finance, and Your Life

  • By: Professor Peter Navarro
  • Narrated by: Peter Navarro
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

This course introduces both macroeconomics and microeconomics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, and mainstream

  • By Robert on 07-22-10

Too much fluff and inconsistent level of detail

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

Reviewed: 09-06-14

What did you like best about The Modern Scholar? What did you like least?

All subject matter was very relevant and examples were good. The presentation was poor, however: (1) He uses terminology that he has not yet defined and (2) he uses the annoying vocabulary and tone of voice of a sensationalist American newscaster. Also, I feel that the director should have made sure that the transition between chapters was nearly seamless instead of adding fluff, e.g., narrator saying name at beginning of every chapter, saying every chapter "I hope you enjoyed blah blah blah...".

Would you be willing to try another book from Peter Navarro? Why or why not?

No.

Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Navarro’s performances?

No.

  • The Road Less Traveled

  • A New Psychology of Love, Values, and Spiritual Growth, 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: M. Scott Peck M.D.
  • Narrated by: M. Scott Peck M.D.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770

Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. With sales of more than 7 million copies in the United States and Canada, and translation into more than 23 languages, it has made publishing history, with more than 10 years on The New York Times best seller list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revised Edition Highly Recommended

  • By John on 12-10-03

mostly good, but dishonest on a glaring point

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

Reviewed: 03-15-14

Would you try another book from M. Scott Peck and/or M. Scott Peck?

Yes.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Good.

Which character – as performed by M. Scott Peck – was your favorite?

N/A

Was The Road Less Traveled worth the listening time?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Drawing upon many years of experience, M. S. Peck gives a lot of good advice on psychological health and growth, and it is great the way he makes his points clear through concrete examples. I especially appreciate his advice on raising psychologically healthy children. However, being someone who has carefully studied and understood higher physics, I see one claim that he makes in the book as glaringly false: he claims that life is a contradiction of the laws of physics. In particular, he claims it to be a fact that (biological) life contradicts the 2nd law of thermodynamics, namely that the entropy of an isolated system never decreases over time. Life does not contradict the second law of thermodynamics any more than a rubber hose siphon contradicts the law of gravity. Biological organisms themselves are more ordered than most of their surroundings, but life puts more entropy into the universe than it takes away (think of all the food we consume and then digest into entropy-rich feces). This is analogous to a siphon resulting in more water with less gravitational potential than with more. So, while life may indeed be a miracle of sorts, one cannot claim it must have been created by a deity because it defies physics (to be fair, this is not to say it could not be claimed on other grounds). In conclusion, I think Peck has a lot of good advice to give, but any claims he makes about science should be carefully scrutinized.

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