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  • How Not to Die

  • Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
  • By: Michael Greger MD, Gene Stone
  • Narrated by: Michael Greger MD
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,769
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,095
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,023

From the physician behind the wildly popular website Nutrition Facts, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunningly important book

  • By Being on 12-29-15

Thank you Dr. Michael Greger!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-18

Outstanding book. I wish all my friend and family will read it. Looks so simple and trivial to enhance everybody's life.

  • Get Your Project

  • By: Christine A. Hefner
  • Narrated by: Robert McCoy
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Kick starting a business online comes with its own challenges. On major challenge is to promote what you have to your target audience. However, this has been made easy with process of crowdfunding. Gone are the days of guess work; business owners can now execute a specific plan of action. It can give small business a boost so that that they can focus on the competition rather than get distracted by cash flow issues; therefore, in embracing crowdfunding it would be in your interest to explore the other benefits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good information but quite basic

  • By Eran Gal on 08-21-17

Good information but quite basic

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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: 08-21-17

It all makes good sense. However the information is quite basic and some of it is really trivial. Maybe good for someone that doesn't know anything about crowdfunding. For people who do they may still get if you're useful tips but that's it.

  • Less Medicine, More Health

  • 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care
  • By: H. Gilbert Welch
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

The author of the highly acclaimed Overdiagnosed describes seven widespread assumptions that encourage excessive, often ineffective, and sometimes harmful medical care. You might think the biggest problem in medical care is that it costs too much. Or that health insurance is too expensive, too uneven, too complicated - and gives you too many forms to fill out. But the central problem is that too much medical care has too little value.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The truth will set you free

  • By Rene B Milner on 04-01-16

Great book.

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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: 09-28-16

It's good to see the other side of the coin. Straightforward and helpful. The more people exposed to this book and question their doctors the better it is for us all.

  • Becoming Steve Jobs

  • The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
  • By: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,732

There have been many books - on a large and small scale - about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half genius, half jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Contextual, Insightful, Inspiring

  • By Douglas Vincent on 03-30-15

Important point of view, mediocre narration

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

This book brings a fresh and important view on Steve Jobs professional life and evolution. It shows how he changed over the years, learning to use his natural born advantages while taming some of the less useful ones and how he became a great leader and manager through hard work and lots of learning.
Unfortunately the narration is not always fluent and it takes away some of the pleasure.

  • The Decline and Fall of IBM

  • End of an American Icon?
  • By: Robert Cringely
  • Narrated by: Robert Cringely
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

IBM is in serious trouble. Big Blue, as the company is known, tends to rely for its success on magical thinking but that magic ran out a long time ago. The company got in trouble back in the 1990s and had to hire for the first time an outside CEO, Lou Gerstner, to save the day. Gerstner pushed IBM into services with spectacular results but this hurt the company, too. As services have became commoditized IBM could only compete by offshoring the work and quality suffered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Sad story

  • By Eran Gal on 01-07-15

Great book. Sad story

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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: 01-07-15

In short, a sad real story about a technology giant that going after the short term stock price destroys the legendary company

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  • Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?

  • Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround
  • By: Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

In 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the company was on a watch list for extinction, victimized by its own lumbering size, an insular corporate culture, and the PC era IBM had itself helped invent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moderate Start, Picks up FAST!

  • By Arthur Held on 02-08-05

Inspiring

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Reviewed: 01-04-15

Excellent book. Amazing story. There is a lot to learn from it. Highly recommended for managers.

  • Eat and Run

  • My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
  • By: Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
  • Narrated by: Quincy Dunn-Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201

A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you liked "Born to Run"...get this book!!!

  • By Heidi on 07-25-12

Inspiring and Informative

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

Reviewed: 05-19-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It is a great read if you are into running and taking care of your body. Even if you are not extreme like Jurek (an I am certainly not) there is a lot that can be learned from this book and from this person.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could not wait for my next run so that I can put on my earphones and continue listening...

Any additional comments?

The narration did not seem to convey Jurek's attitude. I felt a dissonance between the tone of the narrator which is often rough and the text which though without self-pity, doesn't seem to have that roughness.

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  • Why Evolution Is True

  • By: Jerry A. Coyne
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926

Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a fact. In all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant "intelligent design", there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned: the evidence, the empirical truth of evolution by natural selection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As great as everyone says it is

  • By Joseph on 12-01-10

Read and believe

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

I was always a bit scheptical about the theory of evolution.
This book goes methodically through the different aspects of the theory and the different claims against it, melting one by one.
Coyne does a great job explaining evolution and brings a lot of evidence from various sciences.

The only thing it does not explain in a sufficient way is the mathematical aspect which is only touched upon lightly.

The narration is generally very good, however, the narrator treats the creationists with contemps which does not fit the empathic writing of Coyle.


All in all - a very interesting book, well written.

  • Pimsleur Italian Level 3

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Italian Level 3 includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction and is designed to be used after completion of levels 1 and 2. The beginning lessons of level 3 offer you the chance to expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You'll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb method

  • By John Ferrillo on 07-25-16

Amazing way to learn a language

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-21-13

Pimsleur have got it down to pure science.
The method works.
Just keep going and you will improve!

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

  • By: Daniel Kahneman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,404

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Already Purchased Two Copies for Friends

  • By Anthony A. on 07-13-13

Excellent, Clear and Beautifully Narrated

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-12

Kahneman explains the leading edge research in simple and beautiful language.
The narration is simply excellent and the feeling is that Kahneman himself reads the book (and enjoys every moment).
I had a lot of fund and learned a lot and it is comforting to see that psychology is finally getting in touch with reality.