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  • A Little History of Economics

  • By: Niall Kishtainy
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900

What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young listeners new to economics and to all listeners who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Biggest big ideas, paced nicely in history stories

  • By Philo on 06-20-18

Not for me.

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-13-19

I picked this book up because I wanted to learn a bit of economics however the subject, in general, did not stick with me so I had a hard time following along with the book. The book seems to provide a lot of information without diluting with a story. feels like a textbook to me.

  • A Little History of Philosophy

  • By: Nigel Warburton
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,075

Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good summary view

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 04-25-16

Philosophy Simplified

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Reviewed: 06-13-19

Makes the history Philosophy simple to understand. Overall I enjoyed the book but at some point, the narration made it a bit difficult to get through (dulled the experience).

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,594

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

Tony!!!

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Reviewed: 06-13-19

I knew who Elon Musk is on a general level, I knew he was the SpaceX guy prior to listening to this book, however, I had no idea about some the things he's also doing. SolarCity, Tesla. Truly a man on a mission, a man of the future. Highly recommended if even curious to find out more about who Elon Musk is,

  • I Am Malala

  • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
  • By: Malala Yousafzai
  • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,387

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much more than expected...

  • By Jan on 10-10-13

Living under a rock!

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Reviewed: 06-13-19

I had no idea who Malala was prior to reading this book. I just picked this book up out of curiosity but I can't help but feel fortunate that I am able to pursue an education. This book helps remind me of the importance it holds in my life and how I wouldn't be able to even pursue this if it wasn't for where I live. Above all, it reminds me of why education is important.

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,234

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Counter to all the "Passion" Career Lit

  • By Erin on 06-12-13

Not what i thought...

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-19

The title of this book was a bit deceitful to me, it arrives at the same conclusions I did, based on the title but from a different perspective, This book is great, it helped reinforce my core beliefs while expanding my horizon and perspective on the topic.

  • The 10X Rule

  • The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,225

Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of the most influential book I've ever read

  • By Victor Gichun on 04-15-18

Good Info, Okay Narration

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

Reviewed: 06-13-19

The General ideas were good, however, the delivery (Narration) deflated the impact for me personally. Overall the Narrator seemed too aggressive to me but the ideas in this book are also aggressive. FYI the book is narrated by the Author.

  • Goodbye, Things

  • The New Japanese Minimalism
  • By: Fumio Sasaki, Eriko Sugita - translator
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,768

Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo - he's just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn't absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical , Deep and Self-Reflection

  • By Anonymous User on 05-11-17

Changed my life, if only slightly

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Reviewed: 06-13-19

After reading this book, I certainly tried to minimize certain aspects of life, if only to help me become more efficient in my daily life. I don't think I could necessarily live as a minimalist but I'm sure everybody could pick up a thing or two from this book that would improve their lifestyle.

  • Get Well Soon

  • History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
  • By: Jennifer Wright
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,377

In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon 34 more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-19th-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome - a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Human Reactions to Historical Disasters

  • By N. Rogers on 08-12-17

Very Dark...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-19

This book was fascinating and Dark at the same time, Without giving much away this book highlights mankind at its best and worst moments in history.

  • The Republic of Pirates

  • Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down
  • By: Colin Woodard
  • Narrated by: Lewis Grenville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,211

In the early 18th century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates - former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves - this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reads like a novel

  • By Abbie on 02-02-16

AAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!!

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Reviewed: 06-13-19

A very good book that covers a topic that is often skimmed over in history books and suffers from misinformation.

  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,468

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Are we turning the corner....

  • By jaga on 06-07-18

Helpful and Insightful

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Reviewed: 06-13-19

I have friends who struggle with depression, I personally struggle with depression on some level from time to time. This book helps reinforce methods that have worked for helping get over my depression. Highly recommended book.