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Bernardo Gomez Palacio

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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 15,951
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,460
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,441

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "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 fundraising 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
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By Eugene on 05-29-18

Reads like a horror story, but is al real.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

The book reads like a horror story but is all really. Applaud the courage of the whistle blowers, former employees, and reporters that had to go through a systematic intimidation ordeal.

A must read to anyone working in The Valley.

  • Hammerhead Six

  • How Green Berets Waged an Unconventional War Against the Taliban to Win in Afghanistan's Deadly Pech Valley
  • By: Ronald Fry, Tad Tuleja - contributor
  • Narrated by: Ronald Fry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 666

In 2003, the Special Forces soldiers entered an area later called "the most dangerous place in Afghanistan". Here, where the line between civilians and armed zealots was indistinct, they illustrated the Afghan proverb "I destroy my enemy by making him my friend." Fry recounts how they were seen as welcome guests rather than invaders. Soon after their deployment ended, the Pech Valley reverted to turmoil. Their success was never replicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just Another War Story

  • By Jason on 02-28-16

Outstanding work and clear view of the role of the GB.

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

This book is to only outstandingly written and narrated but it is also a honest and clear view of what the role of the Green Berets should be.

I just wish there were more people like Capitan Ronald Fry involved on the decisions that pave the future of this great country.

  • Legend

  • A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 803

In Legend, acclaimed best-selling author Eric Blehm takes as his canvas the Vietnam War as seen through a single mission that occurred on May 2, 1968. A 12-man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia - where US forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read!

  • By Jon on 08-09-15
  • Legend
  • A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders

A Testament to the Humble Heroes of Vietnam

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

Reviewed: 08-20-15

Truly inspiring! Eric Blehm reinvigorates the history of another hero of the US Armed Forces. He shares with us not only the prowess of the soldier but his life struggle as a kid and young man as well as his ethos and core values. In addition Fred Sanders does a fantastic job telling this story.

In a time where young people embraces pop culture icons we have here a true example of life. Tango Mike Mike.

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