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  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,798
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,770

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fund-raising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By Eugene on 05-29-18

A little too detailed but good story

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-16-18

Great story. Well researched. There was too much detail particularly in the beginning and it picked up steam towards the middle

  • Are You Anybody?

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeffrey Tambor
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Tambor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

It's rare that an actor embodies even one memorable character over the arc of a career. Jeffrey Tambor has managed to create three, beginning with Hank "Hey Now!" Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, the series created by Garry Shandling, Jeffrey's first mentor in television. He went on to find two more show creators, Mitch Hurwitz of Arrested Development and Jill Soloway of Transparent, who shared a love of actors and taught him a lot about acting along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jeffrey, You Are Somebody

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-17

Fantastic book

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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: 07-09-17

This book is moving and very very funny. I will miss listening to Mr Tambor but am hoping I run into him at Dunkin Donuts