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S Prabhu

Boston, USA
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  • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,261
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,758
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,750

The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

Great read, full of nuggets of information!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-09

Fantastic book, well researched and read by the author. Explains concepts of economics and social science in the most interesting way! The anecdotes that the author narrates are very illustrative of the concepts. Great read-inspired me to start a "free" blog in the hope of getting the fringe benefits that Anderson says can come from offering things to people free.

  • Netherland

  • By: Joseph O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 116

Alone and un-tethered, feeling lost in the country he had come to regard as home, Hans stumbles upon the vibrant New York subculture of cricket, where he revisits his lost childhood and, thanks to a friendship with a charismatic and charming Trinidadian named Chuck Ramkissoon, begins to reconnect with his life and his adopted country. Ramkissoon, a Gatsby-like figure who is part idealist and part operator, introduces Hans to an "other" New York populated by immigrants and strivers of every race and nationality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get Your Post-Colonial Gatsby ON!

  • By Darwin8u on 04-13-12

If you an expat Brit, then definitely read this!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-09

Well-written narrative, reflecting situations in the lives of immigrants from the UK or its colonies to the US. Using cricket as a metaphor, the author examines the dilemmas faced by immigrants in the land of dreams.
Great read!!

  • The Exhaustion Cure

  • Up Your Energy from Low to Go in 21 Days
  • By: Laura Stack
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

If you're like millions of Americans, you get home from a long day with barely enough energy to lift the remote control. But with Laura Stack's comprehensive plan, you can regain your vitality in just three weeks. Let the Productivity Pro help you eliminate the "energy bandits" from all aspects of your life so you can start living in a way that will boost your energy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lot of common sense advice, but....

  • By S Prabhu on 12-28-08

Lot of common sense advice, but....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-08

Lot of common sense advice, but probably a book to be read rather than heard. Sounds like my mother telling me what I should be doing-in some well-meaning way, it does help to remind one of how to take care of one's physical and spritual health.
Listening to several web addresses being read out does not make great listening.

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  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,342

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating (if not an outlier)

  • By KHarrang on 11-21-08

Excellent book; well adapted for the audio format

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-08

Unusual take on a topic that is taken for granted. The author's voice enhances the message-highly recommended audiobook-perhaps my best book of the year!

34 of 41 people found this review helpful