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H. Kares

Western Hemisphere
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  • The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

  • My Tale of Madness and Recovery
  • By: Barbara K. Lipska, Elaine McArdle - contributor
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

In 2015, Barbara Lipska - a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness - was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, her frontal lobe, the seat of cognition, began shutting down. She descended into madness, exhibiting dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, the immunotherapy her doctors had prescribed worked quickly. Just eight weeks after her nightmare began, Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be Prepared To Feel Insane--

  • By Gillian on 04-11-18

Miraculous story of grit and science

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

This book could easily qualify as a case study in
* Grit
* Perseverance
* Neuroplasticity
* Immigrant Life in the 90s
* Life at a bran bank

  • In the Deep Blue Sea

  • Jack and the Geniuses, Book 2
  • By: Bill Nye
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Jack, his genius siblings Ava and Matt, and inventor Dr. Hank Witherspoon travel to the Hawaiian island home of Ashley Hawking, a technology billionaire. Hawking and engineer Rosa Morris have built a revolutionary electricity plant that harvests energy from the deep ocean, but someone has been sabotaging the project. In their search for the culprit, Jack and crew navigate an unusual world of characters and suspects, including Hawking and her obnoxiously intelligent son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't like it, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By L. Kirchhoff on 06-27-18

Great kids mystery- STEM & Hawaiian culture

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-18

1) Solving a mystery is always a great page-turner. It kept the kids and I on the edges of our seats
2) We learned a lot about biodiversity in the ocean and the Hawaiian islands
3) The book was also packed with tech! We got more exposure to Artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, algorithms, and they even made math fun!
We love Bill Nye the science guy!

  • The Lean Startup

  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,573

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read!

  • By Taufiq on 02-17-12

Packed densely with actionable insight

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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: 03-27-18

This book brilliantly lays out a scientific framework for starting and winning in business. Riese helps us understand how to methodically conduct experiments with our products or service offerings to get the right fit, at the right time, for the right customer.

  • Black Titan

  • A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire
  • By: Carol Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Susan Spain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107

A.G. Gaston, the poor grandson of slaves, was born in the Deep South in 1892. Over the course of his extraordinary life, he amassed a fortune of over $130 million and a vast business empire. The story of his remarkable life is written with eloquence and grace by his niece, an Emmy¿ Award-winning journalist and her daughter, who holds degrees from Yale and Harvard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Black Gold = Standing Ovation

  • By 2Fresh on 01-20-16

History, Inspiration, Case Study of Success

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Thank you for making history accessible.
Thank you for teaching business via history.
Thank you for adding context to the news clippings and the Super Uncle Tom.

  • Zero to One

  • Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  • By: Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  • Narrated by: Blake Masters
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,153

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seems Insightful Until You Think A Little Deeper

  • By Mark Brandon on 10-31-14

short, sweet, insightful

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

A brilliant analysis from The Industry insider/outsider. Thanks for the succinct steps to becoming a start-up. Thanks for the philosophy and history and economics lessons too

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,570

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is my favorite self-help book I have ever read!

  • By Bobby n. on 02-02-18

Some convincing theories from a racist

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Dr. Jordan presented a convincing argument for many of his theories.
But his failure to address, even once, the evil of racial discrimination screams of innate racism especially when every other ill was well vilified.
nonetheless, he presented valuable insight into philosophers past, and of the bible.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Assata

  • By: Assata Shakur, Angela Davis - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sirena Riley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 365

In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white State Trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By corbin d perkins on 10-26-17

The real History not taught in school

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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: 02-15-18

For potential readers:
This moving autobiography provided a much needed history lesson. That era is so clouded in lies and one sided, obvious, racist write ups that I'm ashamed to be just now digesting it was. Many parents from that era were still living in in post-revolution underground mode. That's why they never shared the complete picture.

Notes:
1. Raw revolution through out the book, if you want to remain sleep, this book is NOT for you
2. If you want to keep your children sleep, you MUST ban this book immediately and keep the news and the mainstream newsfeeds feeding them. or better yet, no news. You must feed them only industry controlled programming.
3. Cursing through out the book. Extract lessons and teach from there.
4. The only question is what to do now that we're woke? Sleep seems so much more intoxicating and blissful. hmmm...

For the author, and movement:
a. Thanks sister Assata. Thank you so much.
b. This textbook on revolution provided the needed case studies of what to do and not to do.
c. Thanks for the low down on The Party. No one talks about it with anything other than either glossed over reverence or disdain. and even then, only highlights.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Grit

  • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • By: Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,111

In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit". Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Two different books

  • By Tristan on 06-11-16

detailed & inspirational

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Dr. Duckworth delivered details and inspiration by way of research as well as timely and poignant stories. I'm actually even more inspired that she ended on a story about one of own heroes.
Thanks Doc. you quantified many of my hunches while at the same time you taight me what good science is supposed to look and sound like.

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0

  • By: Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,732
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,301
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,280

Knowing what emotional intelligence is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a step-by-step program for increasing your emotional intelligence using the four core EQ skills—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management—to exceed your goals and achieve your fullest potential.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Self-assessment is subjective

  • By A. Yoshida on 03-07-18

valuable info that we should learn earlier

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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: 01-25-18

the research presented in this book was both good science and well presented. I only wish there more examples & stories. But it was quicker without them, so we got the point sooner.

  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,883
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,688
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,684

[Contains explicit content] Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Canada

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-23-17

Not science, starts with porn

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Had to bail out in the first chapter.
maybe I should have read the reviews first. This isn't really a book. It is a series of audio interviews the first of which and probably last, is about people in a the porn industry