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  • Magic Seeds

  • By: V.S. Naipaul
  • Narrated by: Aasif Mandvi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Nobel Prize-winner V. S. Naipaul, one of the world's most acclaimed authors, effortlessly tackles provocative ideas that lesser novelists shy away from and always leaves his audience with something to think about.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read Half a Life first

  • By Alison on 02-22-05

Smoking?

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Would you be willing to try another book from V.S. Naipaul? Why or why not?

Yes. Hoping to get a broader view of life in Africa.

Would you be willing to try another one of Aasif Mandvi’s performances?

Probably not. It was very distracting. I kept having the feeling that he was smoking while reading. At least that's the way it sounded.

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  • Dataclysm

  • Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)
  • By: Christian Rudder
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 250

As we live more of our lives online, researchers can finally observe us directly, in vast numbers, and without filters. Data scientists have become the new demographers. In this daring and original book, Rudder explains how Facebook “likes” can predict, with surprising accuracy, a person’s sexual orientation and even intelligence; how attractive women receive exponentially more interview requests; and why you must have haters to be hot.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • They read the data tables--it is painful

  • By Wally on 09-12-14

Complete Opinion

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

Reviewed: 01-02-15

If you are looking for a book that provides an interesting analysis of current data and societal trends keep looking... this is simply a diatribe by the author with a lot of skewed "data" to "back him up" it's nice that his college project was able to provide him a living but it far but makes him smart and especially not wise. I suggest if he wants to write more again to first go back to school and greatly broaden his horizons

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