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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 3,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,712

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

Don't judge a book by its title

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I purchased this book hoping to better understand google and "how it works". Instead, it's a long, promotional history of how the google founders built their business and how they are better/smarter than everyone else . Moreover, building a business on the university model is superior to traditional business models and fosters the productivity of "smart creatives".

  • Life 3.0

  • Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,551

How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Irritating

  • By Thomas Cotter on 10-25-17

Artificial intelligence and astrophysics

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

This book is very well read by Rob Shapiro. However, a large portion of the book is about astrophysics and not really related to artificial intelligence at all. Unfortunately, the big elephant in the room, what happens when people or organizations develop artificial intelligence for their own personal ends to the detriment of everyone else, is never discussed. Instead, The author, a self-described optimist and MIT professor, has gone to great lengths to set up a list in which he proposes everyone in the world should just get along. Academia, meet real world...

  • Finding and Funding Great Deals

  • The Hands-On Guide to Acquiring Real Estate in Any Market
  • By: Anson Young
  • Narrated by: Anson Young
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Learning to find great deals is one of the hardest aspects of becoming a successful real estate investor. In Finding and Funding Great Deals, seasoned real estate agent and investor Anson Young guides you through his tried and true methods for finding deals in any market. Inside this audiobook he outlines his own methods, as well as other techniques to help new and seasoned investors alike, improve their real estate business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Invaluable: the book is a Toolbox

  • By TN-Vol-Man on 10-12-17

Don't bother buying this book.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

If this guy were selling hamburgers they would be vegetarian. This book is all filler and no meat. He tells long, boring stories and recites long, pointless lists. He occasionally describes the contents of a balance sheet or web site. This book is read by it's author who, unfortunately, has a very bad lisp... I'm sure the author is a nice guy in person but this book was excruciatingly painful to listen to in its entirety.

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  • The Entrepreneur's Toolkit

  • By: Michael Goldsby, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldsby
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

This course teaches you how to be an entrepreneur and how to think like one - skills that are essential whether you are starting a business, expanding an existing business, boosting your career as an employee, pursuing a social cause, or seeking to increase your impact as a teacher, coach, minister, or other professional. Packed with fascinating lessons from legendary entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and Henry Ford, these 24 lectures are entertaining as well as practical.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Smart first half, lacking and slow in the second.

  • By Florin on 05-13-15

C- lectures

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-17

Professor Goldsby seems like a nice guy but repetitive phrases, a mouthful of marbles and an occasional inability to read his own notes make these lectures painful to listen to.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Losing My Virginity

  • By: Madhuri Banerjee
  • Narrated by: Ramneeka Lobo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2

Kaveri is 30, single, knows seven languages, is an interpreter by profession, has read all the books about men and how to get a date. Yet, she has not been able to figure out the language of love. Since the " the one great love" of her life has eluded her for 30 years and might never show up, she decides to take matters into her own hands. On her 30th birthday, she makes a resolution - love or no love, she is going to lose her virginity. Life, however, has other plans!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 30 minute infomercial

  • By ryan on 12-31-16

30 minute infomercial

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-16

This is simply a 30 minute advertisement for the book titled"Losing My Virginity: The Purity Myth." The author of the book as well as Suzy Bright maintain that "virginity" is an abstract concept and should be deleted from society. The main goal of the author seems to be to encourage young people to have sex as early as possible. Now that I've summarized, you don't have to waste your time and money on this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 7 Irresistible Qualities Men Want in a Woman

  • What High-Quality Men Secretly Look for When Choosing the One
  • By: Bruce Bryans
  • Narrated by: Dan Culhane
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562

A high-quality man who knows what he wants will not settle for just any woman to build a meaningful relationship with. Men like this want a woman who exudes high character. And though she may be beautiful on the outside, he expects her inner worth to be far superior to the women around her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST book for ladies....

  • By lizfit on 10-06-15

Excellent advice

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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: 12-30-16

I'm a man but still benefited from this book. The author is insightful and the book is well read. Every American woman I know should read/listen to this if they desire a more fulfilling relationship.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

  • By: Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator)
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,140

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Audio format still useful to get the gist of it

  • By Kazuhiko on 06-14-14

Useless from Audible

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-16

This book is very poorly written and edited. It is rife with repeating phrases such as "concretely" and "to be sure." Moreover, nearly every paragraph of this monstrous work refers to a chart or graph that is simply not available on audible. A simple lesson on capital would be "don't waste it on this book."

  • The Sea Wolves

  • A History of the Vikings
  • By: Lars Brownworth
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

In AD 793 Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse "sea wolves" followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev, and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A little dry but very interesting

  • By Angela on 08-30-15

Excellent!

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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: 09-30-16


Brownworth's, "The Sea Wolves" is a well written, concise history of Viking exploits excellently orated.

  • In God's Path

  • The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire
  • By: Robert G. Hoyland
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

In just over a hundred years - from the death of Muhammad in 632 to the beginning of the Abbasid Caliphate in 750 - the followers of the Prophet swept across the whole of the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain. Their armies threatened states as far flung as the Franks in Western Europe and the Tang Empire in China. The conquered territory was larger than the Roman Empire at its greatest expansion, and it was claimed for the Arabs in roughly half the time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Islamic conquest history from the outside

  • By SAMA on 01-22-15

Maps are necessary to follow along

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-15

Well written and well read but very difficult to follow without the maps and insets provided in the paper version of this work. This is a title you would benefit from reading and not listening too.