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Erin P. Quick-laughlin

Nth Penguin LLC, Appleton, WI USA
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  • The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,501

From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional voice cast, unconventional format

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-17

Yeah! S & G deliver sexy time travel with Ss & Gs

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, being a big fan of Stephenson. The witt of Stokes was a delight, and being a geeky tech guy with ARMA experience, Mortimer was a great surprise. Yes, there were 1 or 2 moments where I think we saw things coming way before the characters, but those were the exception. The time travel, magic and science philosophy entertained and the characters excited both mind and body. Wonderful!

  • The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD, Thomas M. Campbell II MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256

More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but need PDF with exhibits

  • By Chris on 05-29-17

long read and worth it for nutrition studies

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

While I did struggle a bit due to the research list of details, this is the first time I've heard why my numbers improved so much when strictly eating plants. Now I have more incentive to keep it up.

  • Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant-Leadership

  • By: Geoff Watts
  • Narrated by: Geoff Watts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

The basics of being a ScrumMaster are fairly straightforward: At face value, all a ScrumMaster needs to do is facilitate the Scrum process and remove impediments. But being a great ScrumMaster, one who truly embodies the principles of servant-leadership and helps move a team to the high performance levels possible with Scrum, is much harder and much more elusive. In this audiobook, Geoff shares a collection of stories and practical guidance, drawn from over 10 years of coaching numerous Scrum teams that will guide you on your path to greatness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen for Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-22-18

If only this book was available when I started...

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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: 07-27-18

Geoff is so inspirational, providing clear cases that I use as often as possible to help interpret the agile manifesto and principles into daily scrum. This book provides confident answers to typical resistance to change, especially upwards. If you have trouble trying to put into words what you already inherently believe about Scrum and agile, get this book. My hope is renewed in proving Scrum's value, and if the data proves it, helping transform the rest of the company.

  • Acrylic Painting

  • 1-2-3 Easy Techniques to Mastering Acrylic Painting!
  • By: Scott Landowski
  • Narrated by: Millian Quinteros
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

ts available today! Providing you with the easy steps to learning the ins and outs of acrylic painting. Instructions of what supplies you will need! A walk through, from getting started to learning different techniques! Included are what to stay away from and avoid when painting! Why so many struggle with acrylic painting? All inside! Secrets on how an artist can capture the art in their techniques to have their paintings come alive! Lean how you can too!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Informing but dry and automated

  • By Erin P. Quick-laughlin on 11-29-17

Informing but dry and automated

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

A very affordable audible instruction of the basics, but sounds as if written and spoken by an AI. This makes information hard to absorb as we have to re-enterpret oddly emphasized parts of sentences. It also does not combine related information together, such as how to thin acrylics (Example: water vs risks of too much water are in two different chapters). If this is your first book on acrylics, it will be helpful, explaining the why and how of choices in materials, tools, settings, lighting and technique, but most if not all of this can be learned on YouTube.

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  • Don't Be a Jerk

  • And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master
  • By: Brad Warner
  • Narrated by: Brad Warner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

The Shobogenzo (The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye) is a revered 800-year-old Zen Buddhism classic written by the Japanese monk Eihei Dogen. Despite the timeless wisdom of his teachings, many consider the book difficult to understand. In Don't Be a Jerk, Zen priest and best-selling author Brad Warner, through accessible paraphrasing and incisive commentary, applies Dogen's teachings to modern times.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You don't need to use bad theology

  • By Clint J. Latham Jr. on 03-24-17

First time reading Dogen and made it through!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

Thanks Brad for your time and effort on this. Your modern colloquialisms kept me on my toes. Not having read Dogen before, there are a few chapters that are very tough to get through (at the end), but I figure it does the job of getting us out of our head and a little more into or heart. :)

side note: my preference for a bibliography would be a link, not audio. I skipped it.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,417
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197,924

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Must read for every 80s geek!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

It's as if Cline watched me grow up and took notes to weave all my childhood experiences (D&D, Alladin's Castle, Bladerunner, Oingo Boingo) into a wild VR. The protagonist is a heroic kid that makes me feel like the 80s aren't just lost golden age. They are a time that is envied.