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  • Behave

  • The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
  • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945

Why do we do the things we do? More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful, but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: He starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs and then hops back in time from there in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful

  • By Doug Hay on 07-27-17

Bored me

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

I liked a few sections but could not complete the book. Giving up at 20hrs in. Dry and at times feels racist, sexist, all those things. Yes the subject is dangerous and the author seems to be scientific but it still makes me angry somehow.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cracking the Tech Career

  • Insider Advice on Landing a Job at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or any Top Tech Company
  • By: Gayle Laakman McDowell
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Cracking the Tech Career is the job seeker's guide to landing a coveted position at one of the top tech firms. A follow-up to The Google Resume, this audiobook provides new information on what these companies want and how to show them you have what it takes to succeed in the role. Early planners will learn what to study, and established professionals will discover how to make their skillsets and experiences set them apart from the crowd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I had read this as a freshman!

  • By Academy4 on 10-27-17

Same as the google resume

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

The content is almost directly from the google resume. Very bad narration. Buy the other book or just buy something else.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Digital Gold

  • Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
  • By: Nathaniel Popper
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453

A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, but dry

  • By Tomer on 05-10-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

The book is very comprehensive and the story is very interesting. A must read. I like then narrator as well.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful