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  • Revealing the Invisible: How Our Hidden Behaviors Are Becoming the Most Valuable Commodity of the 21st Century

  • By: Thomas Koulopoulos, George Achillias
  • Narrated by: Thomas Koulopoulos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Revealing the Invisible provides a front-row seat to the mind-blowing future, where businesses of the 21st century can read consumers’ minds and make informed decisions based on their behaviors and tendencies. The world is at the precipice of a disruptive new era in which the ability to track every behavior will predict our individual and collective futures. Using artificial intelligence to analyze trillions of once-invisible data (behaviors) across vast digital ecosystems, companies and governments now have unimagined insight into our every behavior.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It’s Good

  • By Antoniovela on 11-24-18

This is an important book.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I have a great deal of respect for Tom's ability to analyze and make connections between seemingly disparate current state artifacts, and make reasoned predictions for our future. He is not an alarmist or naysayer. Neither does he blindly embrace all developments. I have followed him for over 20 years since I first spent time with him in San Diego at an event he mentions in the book. He wouldn't know me now, but he had significant impact on a young 30-something at that time.

Glad to have this new contribution from his brilliant mind.

  • Design Is a Job

  • By: Mike Monteiro
  • Narrated by: Mike Monteiro
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

Co-founder of Mule Design and raconteur Mike Monteiro wants to help you do your job better. From contracts to selling design, from working with clients to working with each other, this brief book is packed with knowledge you can't afford not to know.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good except the lip smacking

  • By Alexander L Parker on 12-13-17

Not what I thought it was, not what I needed

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

This was probably on me. I wanted a book that would introduce me to the principles of design. I am not a designer, but I am interested in how principles of design can shape my thinking and approach in other areas such as strategic development, project management, innovation, or change management. So I intended to find a book that provided an intro into design thinking and methods generically.

This book seemed great for a designer who needs to learn how to sell his or her product and craft. It is full of great sales advice for perhaps temperamental or just inexperienced designers who need to make money. I have known several who could benefit from the clear, candid, almost fatherly way tge author presents the advice. But that is not me. I am still searching for the right book.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,749
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,335
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,180

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

There's little I can add to the rest of the review

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

What made the experience of listening to Never Split the Difference the most enjoyable?

For me, I've had to negotiate in many areas of life - business, legal, and otherwise. But I'm not a professional negotiator. It's not my main shtick, and I have no formal training. I was very interested in learning the trade secrets. Boy, was this the right choice for a novice (and evidently also for pros based upon other reviewers)! I grew so much through this book. I am very happy I was exposed to it first in audio format. I wouldn't have it any other way. But now I need to get the hard copy to refer to again and again.

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

I definitely didn't want to stop. I listened to it during a 12 hour drive at 1.25x speed and finished it exactly as I arrived at my destination.

  • Sanctuary

  • By: William Faulkner
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

A powerful novel examining the nature of evil, informed by the works of T. S. Eliot and Freud, mythology, local lore, and hard-boiled detective fiction, Sanctuary is the dark, at times brutal, story of the kidnapping of Mississippi debutante Temple Drake. She introduces her own form of venality into the Memphis underworld where she is being held.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the reader!

  • By Very Jones on 11-02-15

i was listened to the whole thing but was bored ..

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-17

... all the way through. uninteresting story, not great narraration. i was looking forward to my first Faulkner experience, but I still have no idea what he wanted me to think about or experience through this story.

  • The Innovator's Dilemma

  • Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change
  • By: Clayton Christensen
  • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 213

This audiobook was created based on Clayton Christensen's landmark book The Innovator's Dilemma. This was Mr. Christensen's synopsis of his book for the Harvard Business Review. The audio tracks listed here cover the key elements of Mr. Christensen's book. This audiobook emphasizes the Idea in Brief "Does my organization have the right resources, processes, values, and team to innovate?" Then it covers the right structure for your specific type of innovation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • poor quality summary only

  • By A. C on 11-25-12

Useful information, poorly read.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

Useful information, poorly read. The reader was dry and prepared and sometimes difficult to understand.

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

Oscar Wilde’s classic story of a young man who sells his soul in exchange for eternal beauty and youth continues to thrill generations of readers. Written by a man who was every bit as flamboyant and unconventional as its hero, The Picture of Dorian Gray is as haunting today as when it first shocked the British public in 1891. Dorian Gray, young, intelligent, sophisticated, gazes on his freshly painted portrait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A slow-burn thriller with rich prose and subtext.

  • By Martha on 07-07-12

Excellent in every way

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

What did you love best about The Picture of Dorian Gray?

I read this book for a lit class in college back in the 1980s. It has stuck with me ever since and I was excited to see it on Audible.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lord Henry ("Harry") has got to be the book's most well-developed character. He is eccentric, articulate, likable, quick tongued, and terribly corrupt. He is evil in the most pleasant and fascinating way. He directs innocent Dorian on a course of damnation, yet you secretly want to be like him.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Steven Crossley?

Yes. My biggest criticism of the narrating is the pace. I am wondering if this is one of Steve's first audiobooks. If so, his later ones will probably be better. In this one he left long pauses where they were not warranted which kind of upset the flow and pace. He could have also used better developed emotions. However, his voice was pleasant, he did a decent job of adapting it to various characters and personalities (there are only 3 primary characters in the story but several minor ones), and his diction was good.

  • The Chimes

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,077
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,352
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6,346

A haunting tale set on New Year's Eve, The Chimes tells the story of a poor porter named Trotty Veck who has become disheartened by the state of the world, until he is shown a series of fantastical visions that convince him of the good of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Version of "The Chimes" on Audible!

  • By Gillian on 12-14-15

A good story with wonderful insights into life

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

A good story with wonderful insights into life and humanity. Chapter 1 was difficult to get into... the beginning wasn't easy to follow without the context of the rest (I was completely virgin to this story), and I nearly gave up. But I am happy I made it to Chapter 2 because from there on it began to fit together and became enjoyable.

The reading and performance were less than desirable. The narrator didn't have enough voices to use, or personalities within the voices, making it often difficult to follow who was speaking. He especially didn't do well with women's voices... they sounded like men, even other men's voices in the story. To his defense, there was a wide range of characters.

All in all, I am glad to have listened it through, but I think I would have benefited more from the print version (hough I am an avid audiobook listener).

  • Thinking Like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

  • By: Randall Bartlett, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Randall Bartlett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936

Economic forces are everywhere around you. But that doesn't mean you need to passively accept whatever outcome those forces might press upon you. Instead, with these 12 fast-moving and crystal clear lectures, you can learn how to use a small handful of basic nuts-and-bolts principles to turn those same forces to your own advantage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great for beginners, nothing you for an economist

  • By V. T. on 07-08-15

Great intro for armchair or will-be economists

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

Reviewed: 10-09-15

Whether you are an armchair economist without education or title like me or are considering entering into economics as a profession, this book is a great introduction and overview. Highly recommended!