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  • The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
  • By: Satya Nadella, Greg Shaw, Bill Gates - foreword
  • Narrated by: Shridhar Solanki, Satya Nadella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419

Microsoft's CEO tells the inside story of the company's continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era. As much a humanist as engineer and executive, Nadella concludes with his vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies and a distinct call to action for leaders everywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read for those into tech

  • By zanwar on 10-14-17

Inspired!

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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: 01-01-18

Enjoyed the book...well read and message loud and clear. Anyone in a company that says “innovate” and nothing changes should read this book...staring with the CEO.

  • The Age of Obama

  • By: Charles Krauthammer
  • Narrated by: Charles Krauthammer
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 51

In these five new essays, Krauthammer offers a critique of the Obama administration: its failed and ambivalent foreign policy, the lawlessness of its rule by executive order, and an air of detachment that has turned this into "an observer presidency".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By barbara on 07-16-15

Tops

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Reviewed: 06-30-16

Nice short summary of Failed president and a failing nation who refuse to learn that POTUS must lead...

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • From Muhammed to Burj Khalifa

  • A Crash Course in 2,000 Years of Middle East History
  • By: Michael Rank
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

To untangle the modern Middle East conflict and the 2,000 years behind it, this book is divided into 25 concise chapters. Each one is devoted to a major theme in Middle East history, such as the beginning of Islam, the Crusades, Genghis Khan, and the beginning of Israel in 1948. They can be read in a few minutes, giving you a fast overview of the issues and help you to understand Middle East current events.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but of course it's quite brief

  • By Philo on 07-26-13

Perfect solution for someone headed for the Middle East

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-11-16

Enjoyed the read...narrator was excellent! Thank you for this crash course on middle east history.

  • Things That Matter

  • Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
  • By: Charles Krauthammer
  • Narrated by: Charles Krauthammer, George Newbern
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828

A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades dazzled audiences with his keen insight into politics and government. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer's intelligence, erudition, and wit are collected in one volume. Things That Matter also features several of Krauthammer's major path-breaking essays - on bioethics, on Jewish destiny, and on America's role as the world's superpower - that have profoundly influenced the nation's thoughts and policies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful, Intelligent, Don't miss this one

  • By Karen on 08-22-14

Great Readers...

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-13-16

Charles and George were great. There is nothing like getting it right from the Author...

  • Killing Reagan

  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,863

Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable - or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ronnie Rat

  • By Jim on 11-02-15

Excellent!

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Reviewed: 02-14-16

This book showed me the good sides of Nancy Reagan, and the loyalty not many famous couples have for one another.

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  • The Wright Brothers

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,744

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story behind the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story but narration is a little boring

  • By Vince on 08-20-15

Exceptional story of extraordinary people...

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Reviewed: 05-18-15

Another hit for the author...detailed and riveting. As a pilot and native of Dayton this fills the void in the mystery of the challenges the Wright Family had to meet to bring the world powered flight. Amazing.

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  • Killing Patton

  • The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,349

General George S. Patton, Jr., died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost 70 years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident - and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton will take listeners inside the final year of the war and recount the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bill O'Reilly "Phoned It In" - Poor Performance

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-28-14

History speaks

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-27-15

You love him or hate him but Georgie was the right general at the right time! Great book...Thx Bill

0 of 1 people found this review helpful