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  • MBE Audio Crash Course: Complete Test Prep and Review for the NCBE Multistate Bar Examination

  • By: AudioLearn Legal Content Team
  • Narrated by: Drew Hadwal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Developed by experienced professors and professionally narrated for easy listening, this course is a valuable tool when preparing for your Multistate Bar Examination or MBE. The audio is focused and high-yield, covering the most important topics you need to know to succeed on the MBE.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • to work as audio this needs to be re-drafted

  • By r on 03-15-19

to work as audio this needs to be re-drafted

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

This does not work as well as it should. Certain kinds of oral repetition are needed when relaying complex fact patterns or rules of law. In a book, one can look up and refresh recollection but that can't happen with an audio book and does not happen here.

It's a shame as the content is not bad and the book is cheap vs pmbr etc

  • War on Peace

  • The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
  • By: Ronan Farrow
  • Narrated by: Ronan Farrow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254

American diplomacy is under siege. Offices across the State Department sit empty while abroad, the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. We're becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later. In an astonishing account ranging from Washington, DC, to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Korea in the years since 9/11, acclaimed journalist and former diplomat Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gifted Author

  • By JAL on 05-06-18

not really much of a book

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

this is not such a great book although it does represent noble sentiments that are sadly under siege these days

  • Cruising in Seraffyn

  • By: Lin Pardey, Larry Pardey
  • Narrated by: Kitty Hendrix
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

The cruising tale is full of the sights and sounds, the fragrances and native customs of foreign lands, especially Central American and the Caribbean. It is a story of a leisurely sail through the Gulf of Cortez and on through Panama Canal to the Azores and England. Cruising in Seraffyn is also a carefully thought out guide to living aboard a small boat, with fun and economy as the guiding principles. Four appendices provide data that is vital for anyone comtemplating long-distance cruising.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still Relevant After Forty Years

  • By Eric on 03-24-16

trite narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

unfortunately the narrator of this book mostly narrates pop psychology about relationships and it shows. somehow this book which I read was deadened

  • Adaptive Markets

  • Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
  • By: Andrew W. Lo
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can't agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe - and as financial bubbles, crashes, and crises suggest. This is one of the biggest debates in economics, and the value or futility of investment management and financial regulation hang on the outcome. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew W. Lo cuts through this debate with a new framework.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most therapeutic book I’ve read

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-09-18

Quants and physics

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-18

It's nice to know that people are moving beyond these older models. I found this book more confirming than inventive.

  • Scale

  • The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
  • By: Geoffrey West
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
  • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648

Visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term complexity can be misleading, however, because what makes West's discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our bodies, our cities, and our businesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and clear enough for a lib arts major

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 05-29-17
  • Scale
  • The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
  • By: Geoffrey West
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mann

ah so this is what they do in Santa Fe

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I really never understood what this think tank was about but this book does introduce new ways to look at some issues.

  • How to Build a Tin Canoe

  • Confessions of an Old Salt
  • By: Robb White
  • Narrated by: Robb White
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

While still a young boy, Robb White built his first boat, hewn from the tin roof of an abandoned chicken coop in the backyard. Today, without any formal training, White constructs some of the most sought-after wooden boats around. In How to Build a Tin Canoe, this Southern raconteur and self-taught expert wooden-boat builder recounts tall tales of a life lived on the water, from his childhood exploring the Gulf of Mexico to growing up - or not really growing up - to share his accrued wisdom with others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • charming but not really a book

  • By r on 10-05-18

charming but not really a book

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

This is more a marine pastoral sketch than a full book. I like that this book exists but it really needs to be filled out

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,512

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

this is not really a book

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

it's like a long-form audio essay. It's interesting but it is missing any new insights. It really could be shorter or longer as is its awkward.

  • Embassytown

  • By: China Mieville
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 703

China Miéville doesn’t follow trends, he sets them. Relentlessly pushing his own boundaries as a writer—and in the process expanding the boundaries of the entire field—with Embassytown, Miéville has crafted an extraordinary novel that is not only a moving personal drama but a gripping adventure of alien contact and war. In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • must hear to fully appreciate.

  • By Don Gilbert on 01-05-12

interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-18

China Mieville is best when being inventive without getting steam-punk and stupid or anything else so typical.

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32,791
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,306
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30,190

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

some weak bits

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-18

but the subjectivity here makes the book interesting. America puts its black population in an impossible double bind.

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  • Chaos Monkeys

  • Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
  • By: Antonio Garcia Martinez
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237

Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a data center powering everything from Google to Facebook. Infrastructure engineers use a software version of this "chaos monkey" to test online services' robustness - their ability to survive random failure and correct mistakes before they actually occur. Tech entrepreneurs are society's chaos monkeys, disruptors testing and transforming every aspect of our lives from transportation (Uber) and lodging (AirBnB) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder).

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wanna Save 14hrs of Your Life??? Read This.

  • By John J. on 05-21-17

not much of a book

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

it's really just barely a book - it did make me more comfortable with my poor decision not to invest in facebook