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Jack R. Raine

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  • The Complete Guide to Fasting

  • Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
  • By: Jimmy Moore, Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Moore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,027

Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about - yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, REALLY Bad Narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

more of a why you should fast book than a how too. they beat several dead horses on the why while being sparse on what and how. would have liked more details on the timing of different fasts. i.e. what processes happen at what points along the timeline.

  • The Future of Humanity

  • Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137

The number-one best-selling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies. Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility - and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, humans will one day need to leave Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and exciting.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-18

Fantastic!

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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: 02-05-19

Absolutely worth the listen! Explores the future of humanity and the intersection of physics and science fiction.

  • Strategy

  • A History
  • By: Lawrence Freedman
  • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
  • Length: 32 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 495

In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive 'Tour de Force' on Strategy

  • By Logical Paradox on 07-20-14

rambling and unstructered

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

starts out with promise....then devolves into rambling exploration of Marxism and socialism with little/no discussion of strategy. followed by a short dip into political theory. then artificial intelligence? can't recommend.

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,153

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

repackaged leadership

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

great as a refresher...but there's nothing new. just a different angle on leadership and a different foundational focus.

  • Prediction Machines

  • The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb
  • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510

Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible - driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know? In Prediction Machines, three eminent economists recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. With this single, masterful stroke, they lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure what I was expecting, but underwhelmed

  • By WJ Brown, Audible Customer on 09-27-18

Great overview

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

set your mind at ease. the machines aren't taking over. but they may present some pretty sweet opportunities!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Capitalism and Freedom, Fortieth Anniversary Edition

  • By: Milton Friedman, Rose D. Friedman, Grover Gardner - prologue
  • Narrated by: Michael Edwards
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy - one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A poor execution of a great book.

  • By Mike S. on 01-25-18

great book, awful narration

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

it's like listening to a robot. but if you can get past that the content is excellent. And STILL RELEVANT.

  • Free to Choose

  • A Personal Statement
  • By: Milton Friedman, Rose Friedman
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789

Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose, teamed up to write this most convincing and readable guide, which illustrates the crucial link between Adam Smith's capitalism and the free society. They show how freedom has been eroded and prosperity undermined through the rapid growth of governmental agencies, laws, and regulations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Important Listen!!!

  • By Eunice on 11-10-08

should be required reading for everyone.

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

at the worst, it gives the listener a broadened understanding of how our nation really works - at best it is a launch pad to broadened understanding of practical economics

  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Dramatised)

  • By: J. R. R Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787

A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the second book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The quality continues.

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-07-11

NOT THE BOOK!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

they shortened a 17hr book into a 4hour audio play. absolutely do not recommend. get the one narrated by Inglis.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 44,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,607

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

listen now! fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

very insightful both in regard to learning about Elon and about business/the world as he sees it