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  • How Google Works

  • By: Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham, Jonathan Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,967

Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives. At the time, the company was already well-known for doing things differently, reflecting the visionary - and frequently contrarian - principles of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. If Eric and Jonathan were going to succeed, they realized they would have to relearn everything they thought they knew about management and business.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There are useful ideas in this book

  • By Rajesh on 10-02-15

Good, but at times a little self-righteous

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-18

a lot of good commentary. I found much of this to be very true. At times the authors seem to mistake their good fortune on being the front of a bubble as purely their own talent. But overall very good story.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,608

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

Excellent Performances

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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: 10-02-18

Not my usual time of book, but i loved it none the less. Very well done but all the narrators.

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  • The Creature from Jekyll Island

  • A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
  • By: G. Edward Griffin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,037

This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting novel. Oh and it's economic history.

  • By Stephen on 08-31-13

Puts all the pieces together

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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: 06-15-18

This book went in some unexpected directions, but well worth the journey. I knew a lot of material that was covered beforehand, but the puzzle had never really fallen together until I listened through this story. Very good for those who want to understand why the world around them is the way it is.

  • Captivate

  • The Science of Succeeding with People
  • By: Vanessa Van Edwards
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Van Edwards
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,941

Do you wish you could decode people? Do you want to know exactly what to say to your boss, your date, or your networking partner? You need to know how people work. As a human behavior investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards studies the hidden forces that drive our behavior patterns in her lab - and she's cracked the code. In Captivate she shares a wealth of valuable shortcuts, systems, and behavior hacks for taking charge of their interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Practice After Each Chapter

  • By A. Yoshida on 07-09-17

Very helpful real world applications

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

I really liked it. Filled with practical real world situations and advice. Effective additions of psychology concepts.

  • Wizard

  • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
  • By: Marc J. Seifer
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,033
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,711

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched book; a bit overwhelming

  • By Robert on 05-18-13

Detailed

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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: 03-08-17

Very well researched and well read. The depth of research brings the story to life.

  • Getting Past No

  • Negotiating in Difficult Situations
  • By: William Ury
  • Narrated by: William Ury
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541

In Getting Past No, William Ury of Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation offers a proven breakthrough strategy for turning adversaries into negotiating partners. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of good ideas

  • By V. Wrona on 11-26-03

Good Study

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

Similar to Getting to Yes, but still enjoyable. A free new variants and ideas. But very similar.

  • The Lewis and Clark Journals

  • An American Epic of Discovery
  • By: Lewis, Clark
  • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

In their own words, recorded in the famous journals of Lewis and Clark, the members of the Corps of Discovery tell their story with an immediacy and power missing from secondhand accounts. All of their triumphs and terrors are here: the thrill of seeing the vast herds of bison, the fear the captains felt when Sacagawea fell ill, the ordeal of crossing the Continental Divide, the misery of cold and hunger, and the kidnapping and rescue of Lewis' dog, Seaman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Scott Wilkerson on 01-28-18

Real History

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

Reviewed: 03-16-16

Somewhat slow as the majority (though not all) is the actual journal entries of Lewis and Clark. But very interesting and insightful on the time, people's, and places. Well narrated.