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Nagy Barnabás

Budapest, Hungary
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  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,104

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awakening book

  • By Hassan on 04-13-18

Amazing book - I learned a whole lot

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Hans made a remarkable and humbling book for the people of the 21st century. I have memorized the 10 principles (our Mental roadblocks or Instincts) simply because they are so true. I will definitely use them in my life and teach them to my children. There should be a school curriculum about the topics of the book it is so fundamental and profound. Hans left an amazing legacy. Highly recommended!

  • A Crack in Creation

  • Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
  • By: Jennifer A. Doudna, Samuel H. Sternberg
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool CRISPR - a revolutionary new technology that she helped create - to make heritable changes in human embryos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An easily digestible intro to the future...

  • By DC Mike on 09-01-17

Are we Gods, or aren't we Gods?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This book left me really impressed, not only because the science part was easy to understand (I only learned biology and genetics in high school), but because of the concepts and implications are simply breathtaking. Mankind is really getting close to the point to control its own future much more than we thought would be possible. To me this is one of the books I will suggest others to read - just to be up to speed on where humankind and science is at this moment. I love technology and here there is a nice convergence of both technology and life sciences. Both were needed to discover the underpinnings of these biological mechanisms (bacterial defense systems), and I love the fact how collaborative the employed approach was. A truly remarkable journey - which only just begun. A must read for all biology majors. #arewegods #crisprrulez #eradicategeneticdiseases #geneeditingisking #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,357

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but...

  • By Josh on 07-14-18

High expectations - fulfilled

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

I loved Sapiens, and was curious about the prognosis of humanity. I was not disappointed in the least. This book - though tackling crucial problems and concepts - delivers. The author does give his unique view on the future of humankind in a very enjoyable, gripping and provocative way. Great job Mr Harari!

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,269

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Great short novel- brilliant performance

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

I did not know what to expect, although I have read several of John Scalzi novels. Zachary Quinto he's actually brilliant, brings the whole story to life. The idea of a dispatcher is also cool, although I wished there was a more detailed explanation of the phenomena. Most of all because it was free, it deserves all the stars possible.

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  • Keep Moving

  • And Other Tips and Truths About Aging
  • By: Dick Van Dyke
  • Narrated by: Dick Van Dyke
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,577

With a fun and folksy way of addressing its audience, Keep Moving serves as an instruction audiobook on how to embrace old age with a positive attitude. The chapters are filled with exclusive personal anecdotes that explore various themes on aging: how to adapt to the physical and social changes, deal with loss of friends and loved ones, stay current, fall in love again, and "keep moving" every day like there's no tomorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want it to end

  • By Debbie on 10-25-15

Easy listen from the birds eye view :)

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

I loved the optimism and the passion of Mr Van Dyke throughout his life. The book was a big surprise for me, since I was not familiar with his roles too much. A positive life full of accomplishments, and an easygoing, but down-to-earth philosophy on things. An uplifting read, even worthy of re-listening.

  • TED Talks

  • The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson, Tom Rielly, Kelly Stoetzel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138

Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience's worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the VERY Best!

  • By C. Freeman on 05-08-16

THE best book on public speaking

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

Chris is an amazing, down-to-earth thinker and advisor.
This book is a great guide about public speaking, full of valuable advice, examples and do's and don'ts.
Worth listening to it even more than once. Solid five stars for content, and delivery.
In brief summary: "It's all about the idea" - not you :)
Accept this insight, prepare your talk, rehearse like crazy, and perform it with passion.

The conclusions at the end of the book are also worth savoring and contemplating. Congrats Chris!

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  • The Membership Economy

  • Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue
  • By: Robbie Kellman Baxter
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

If you've ever used ZipCar, Amazon Prime, Spotify, NetFlix, Groupon, Weight Watchers, SurveyMonkey, United Mileage Plus, Pinterest, or Twitter, you are part of The Membership Economy, an increasingly popular model that author Robbie Kellman Baxter sees as the inevitable result of technological advancements, social trends, and a generation in transition. The Membership Economy argues that we are now moving away from ownership, but we still want the benefits that come with access.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Relevant, but without an "a-ha" moment

  • By Nagy Barnabás on 05-13-16

Relevant, but without an "a-ha" moment

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

I have like this book overall, because it touches a very important topic, which we see and experience every day in our digital world: the membership economy.
It structures pretty well the different kinds of organizations, and also the different strategies and tactics that should be applied when creating a successful membership economy organization.
Even though I lacked the deeper tips and tricks that made these particular membership companies successful. (Changes in User Interfaces or Subscription models, or features that made some of them go viral.)
In other words there were a lot of topics described, but very few practical examples were mentioned. I was keen on learning more about the different user experiences, product innovations and service evolutions.
Nevertheless the book is quite valuable for that it gives some solid "do-s and don't-s" for how to compete in the 21st century, and inspires to create transformation inside a traditional business.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Vital Question

  • Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life
  • By: Nick Lane
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761

The Earth teems with life: in its oceans, forests, skies, and cities. Yet there's a black hole at the heart of biology. We do not know why complex life is the way it is, or, for that matter, how life first began. In The Vital Question, award-winning author and biochemist Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary history, putting forward a solution to conundrums that have puzzled generations of scientists.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ouch!

  • By Mark on 06-24-16

Truly complex book on the origins of life

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

Reviewed: 03-19-16

I haven't read (listened to) a book this complex on biology ever in my life. The questions are truly relevant, but be prepared: you will have tough time understanding the cause and effect relationships.
On one hand, I admired the work of the author, because it reflects well the current state of affairs on the evolution of life, on the other hand, "less would have been more" - at least for me. Probably, for a biologist, this is the right level of information, but I doubt that any layman would cope with such material easily.
Nevertheless the content is interesting and sometimes exciting.
I must admit that I bought the book as a Daily Deal - knowing that it will be out of my comfort zone of reading topics. As it certainly was...
One day when my daughters learn about biology I may re-listen to it again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Really Professional Internet Person

  • By: Jenn McAllister
  • Narrated by: Jenn McAllister
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 408

Through her pranks, sketches, and videos about everyday life, Jenn has become a mouthpiece for millennials and one of YouTube's fastest rising stars! Jenn McAllister, better known as JennxPenn, has been obsessed with making videos since she found her parents' video camera at the age of eight. A shy child, Jenn turned to film because, unlike with life, you can always have a do-over. Really Professional Internet Person offers both an insider's guide to building a successful YouTube channel and an intimate portrait of the surreality of insta-fame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book was a motivation!

  • By William on 09-08-15

Nice from a 19 Year old

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

Overall, it's a nice accomplishment from 19-year-old girl to write a book. There were some interesting chapters in it, especially about her various accounts getting hacked.
However I expected a slightly deeper content, maybe I am just too old and want more practical advice from professionals.
For young people it's a generally interesting story about another young person following her aspirations and hobbies, showing how to make a career out of something most people would not think is possible: which is making YouTube videos.
To me this was not so groundbreaking.
Her voice performance I really enjoyed though. :)

  • Song Machine

  • Inside the Hit Factory
  • By: John Seabrook
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614

Traveling from New York to Los Angeles, Stockholm to Korea, John Seabrook visits specialized teams composing songs in digital labs with novel techniques, and he traces the growth of these contagious hits from their origins in early '90s Sweden to their ubiquity on today's charts. Featuring the stories of artists like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Rihanna as well as expert songsmiths like Max Martin, Ester Dean, and Dr. Luke, The Song Machine will change the way you listen to music.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Want your music canned or in a box?

  • By tru britty on 10-08-15

Who would have thought?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-16

I never gave so much thought to pop music, I was simply listening to it. This book have changed my point of you, and made me look deeper...
Hats off to the Swedish people who made the song machine work as it does, and lighting people youngsters, old guys, nonmusician audiences. I started to listen to the playlist of Max Martin on Spotify, and I was blown away. This guy is a genius!
This book is what I call "out-of-the-comfort-zone " book, but it is one of the biggest surprises for me this year. Great vocal performance by Dion Graham, and highly entertaining- especially if you start listening to the songs and artists mentioned throughout

1 of 1 people found this review helpful