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Faraz Rabbani

Mississauga, ON, Canada
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  • A Beautiful Mind

  • The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
  • By: Sylvia Nasar
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

John Nash was a mathematician teetering on the brink of international acclaim, but he fell instead into madness. Saved by the love of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community, he went on to win a Nobel Prize and worldwide fame. This is his true story - and a new film starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged vs Unabridged

  • By B. W. Larsen on 03-01-03

Beautiful book, well read

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

Reviewed: 06-07-15

The biography itself is written in a compelling style. The narration of this audiobook is clear and engaging. Highly recommended!

  • How Ideas Spread

  • By: Jonah Berger, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jonah Berger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 699

What makes one novel a bestseller, while a similar work languishes unnoticed? Why are the same few baby names suddenly everywhere? Why is everyone talking about that viral video? Welcome to the science of social epidemics: the cutting-edge study of why some ideas, products, and concepts spread wildly, while others quickly flame out. Anyone who has something to sell, a cause to promote, or a message to spread knows that there are obstacles in creating a message that resonates, spreads, and sticks to make their product or idea the word on the street. Enormous sums of time and money have been spent trying to answer the question of why some ideas catch on. And not only is it an ever-present challenge for businesses, governments, and organizations, but it has long been a source of inquiry for psychologists, economists, and sociologists as well.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great informative content at the cost of a few ads

  • By Fabrizio on 03-30-15

Clear, well-structured, compelling

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

Reviewed: 05-24-15

The presentation if this course was clear. The ideas were well-structured, the explanation practical and practically demonstrated through life stories and examples...

Compelling!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Margaret's Sea Chest

  • By: Waheed Rabbani
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Terry
  • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Doctor Margaret’s Sea Chest is Book I of a trilogy of historical fiction set during India’s struggle for freedom—Azadi—from the Raj. The Books weave a tale of international intrigue, conflict, and poignant love between interesting characters of that era.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm, moving story

  • By Faraz Rabbani on 09-24-10

Warm, moving story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-10

This is a warm, moving story that is beautifully & gently told. The audiobook is engagingly narrated. Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful