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  • Kingpin

  • How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
  • By: Kevin Poulsen
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401

The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone - some brilliant, audacious crook - had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. The FBI rushed to launch an ambitious undercover operation aimed at tracking down this new kingpin. Other agencies around the world deployed dozens of moles and double agents.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting & knowledgeable but lacks captivation

  • By WT on 04-04-15

Was hooked in 5 minutes.

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

Reviewed: 09-03-16

My love of technology may have played a part in the appeal of the story but regardless, it's an incredible story that grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let you go until it's over.

  • The Innovators

  • How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,440

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • With Atlantean Shoulders, Fit to Bear

  • By W Perry Hall on 10-06-15

Incredible story and well written.

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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: 04-21-15

Fascinating. Anyone with the slightest interest in technology will enjoy this book. Makes me want to get books on all the different individuals learn more about them.

  • Writing a Business Plan

  • By: S. Williams
  • Narrated by: Sharron Williams
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

This report explains why every business owner should have a business plan. It discusses the elements of a business plan, business structures, taxation, describing the business, where to find information on preparing financial statements and the importance of doing your homework before you begin.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A waste of time & money.

  • By Steve on 07-21-13

A waste of time & money.

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

Reviewed: 07-21-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Some useful content.

Would you ever listen to anything by S. Williams again?

No.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Didn't.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Writing a Business Plan?

Description of the times of companies.

Any additional comments?

There needs to actually be some information. Not just a TOC of what a business plan should contain.

  • The Dip

  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448

Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point: really hard, and not much fun at all. And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you're in a Dip: a temporary setback that you will overcome if you keep pushing. But maybe it's really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of time

  • By Elizabeth on 08-04-07

Excellent!

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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: 03-06-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Dip to be better than the print version?

It really makes you think about what it takes to succeed in all facets of life.