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  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,870
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,886
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,845

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fund-raising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking story of a meteoric rise and fall

  • By Jeff Koeppen on 08-14-18

So that's the reason...

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Reviewed: 03-19-19

so that's the reason why our local Safeway here in northern Arizona had such a nice little doctors office want-to-be, then nothing happened with it. It just sits there. it's sad and tragic. Great idea, wish it had had legs. Someone needs therapy I think. And I didn't hear the word narcissist but pretty sure it fits.

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,611

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Title misrepresents tone of content

  • By Matt on 07-29-14

Saved my ass today..

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Reviewed: 11-26-18

After doing and being the things I have been talking about for months... the unknown just about kicked my ass today... until I clicked play for the last 2 chapters of this book. I may actually be smiling again. Thank you so much!

  • Forty Autumns

  • A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall
  • By: Nina Willner
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

In this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family - of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than 40 years and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall. A personal look at a tenuous era that divided a city and a nation and continues to haunt us, Forty Autumns is an intimate and beautifully written story of courage, resilience, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By AvidReader on 03-24-19

Poignant

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-18

As I have just returned from visiting Germany, staying with a read Friend in Potsdam, I was hungry for more! "Forty Autumns" filled my appetite with a feast beyond expectation!

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,033

Alice Love is 29, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital, where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over - she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By mlfarr on 03-11-15

Oh to hit ones head!

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Reviewed: 09-09-18

Loved it! perfect timing in my life. Fell asleep several days whilst listening to waje up missing parts. which has given me a reason to listen again! yea for me! the narrator is lovely, just as lovely as the story. thank you