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  • I Am Malala

  • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
  • By: Malala Yousafzai
  • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,913

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much more than expected...

  • By Jan on 10-10-13

Brings tears in your eyes!!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Gives you a human version of Pakistan.

What did you like best about this story?

It changed the way I saw Pakistan.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Makes you cry.

Any additional comments?

Would like to hear more from Archie Panjabi! Such nice narration!

  • Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 567

Tap into the power of effective writing by developing the fundamental critical and analytical skills that transform your writing from "good" to "great." Regardless of your subject, goal, or occasion, these skills will help you organize your thoughts into a coherent piece, make a persuasive argument rooted in facts, and make responsible use of research materials.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • None of my professors has ever been this helpful!

  • By R. Hays on 03-01-15

Splendid!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything to be better than the print version?

Yes, definitely

What other book might you compare Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything to and why?

Not yet! This is the best. I thank audible and great courses for bringing great professors to be heard in countries and to people who otherwise would have never had such an opportunity.

Which scene was your favorite?

How to read a passage part was excellent

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Teaching What You Don't Know

  • By: Therese Huston
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Van Volkinburg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Your graduate work was on bacterial evolution, but now you're lecturing to 200 freshmen on primate social life. You've taught Kant for twenty years, but now you're team-teaching a new course on "Ethics and the Internet". The personality theorist retired and wasn't replaced, so now you, the neuroscientist, have to teach the "Sexual Identity" course. Everyone in academia knows it and no one likes to admit it: faculty often have to teach courses in areas they don't know very well.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story - great. Narrator - meh

  • By K on 03-18-14

Excellent and bold!!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

Would you listen to Teaching What You Don't Know again? Why?

Yes, very practical and very useful.

What about Rebecca Van Volkinburg’s performance did you like?

Very good performance. Very apt for the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. almost

  • Naked Statistics

  • Stripping the Dread from the Data
  • By: Charles Wheelan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,941
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,932

From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Basic, but very well explained

  • By Philo on 05-17-13

Wonderful!!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-15

If you could sum up Naked Statistics in three words, what would they be?

Wonderful, intuitive, intriguing

What did you like best about this story?

The way the author correlates statistics to common understanding like that of standard error of mean

What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

Jonathan Davis's performance is excellent and good command over the perspective. Initially i thought that it was the author himself who was delivering the lecture!!

If you could give Naked Statistics a new subtitle, what would it be?

Statistics: Simplified & Digestible