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Attila Tamas Zimler

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  • Finite and Infinite Games

  • By: James Carse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite, the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change - as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but not well explained

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-07-18

This is so philosophical that any logical implication doesn’t make sense

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

The author strives to use words because, therefore, but thus without actually making any logical sense.

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  • The Foundation Trilogy (Dramatized)

  • By: Isaac Asimov, Patrick Tull - adaptation, Mike Stott - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers, Lee Montague, Julian Glover, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 751
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 658

The opening episode begins on Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire, with the meeting of Seldon and Dornick, their trial, and their exile to Terminus. The action then jumps forward 50 years, to the first Seldon Crisis, where the repercussions of the recent independence of the Four Kingdoms of the Periphery are being felt on Terminus, and are handled by the first Mayor, Salvor Hardin....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How can you go wrong with a must read book for $2

  • By James on 03-06-11

Exceptionally low quality digitalization

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

I understand that this is a radio program digitalization, but at least it could have been put through an amplifier. The only clear things understandable at full volume is the sound effects from the 90s radio programs (beeping and simulation of teleportation etc.). The story is hardly audible.

  • The Gamification Toolkit

  • Dynamics, Mechanics, and Components for the Win
  • By: Kevin Werbach, Dan Hunter
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60

In their new audiobook The Gamification Toolkit, Werbach and Hunter go deeper into the key game elements and provide you with the tools to take gamification to the next level. This brief but comprehensive book is a user's guide to help you build a game - for the win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent intro to gamification

  • By Daniel on 08-17-15

Buy a coffee in a coffee shop - that's better value for your time and money

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

A useless dump of examples in form of a list from other applications without any real consideration.

Not recommended for buying.

  • How to Make Friends as an Introvert

  • Discover Introvert-Friendly Ways to Meet New People, Improve Your Social Skills, and Make New Friends
  • By: Nate Nicholson
  • Narrated by: Chris Martinez
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38

Do you consider introversion a roadblock that holds you back when socializing? Do you feel you'll never become good at making friends or getting to know new people because introverts can't possess these skills? Do you think there are very few ways to socialize outside of partying? You're mistaken, and I wrote this book to tell you why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, but needs work

  • By James on 01-09-16

Easily summarizable

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

What disappointed you about How to Make Friends as an Introvert?

This book can be easily summarized. How to Make Friends as an Introvert? Be an Extrovert.

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  • The 12 Week Year

  • Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months
  • By: Brian P. Moran, Michael Lennington
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005

Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a 12-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough meat.

  • By Steven on 12-27-15

Bla bla balh

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

Talks about a process that it is going to describe in the book in later chapter, then the book ends without containing any exact process.

A beautiful example, how to sell nothing.

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