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  • The Drunken Botanist

  • The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
  • By: Amy Stewart
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 724
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 638

Every great drink starts with a plant. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley. Gin was born from a conifer shrub when medieval physicians boiled juniper berries with wine to treat stomach pain. The Drunken Botanist uncovers the surprising botanical history and fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, and fruits (and even a few fungi).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No more cheap tequila!

  • By Cynthia on 03-23-13

Delicious

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Reviewed: 12-02-17

Mixologist heaven. Had to buy three copies of the hardbound one for me two for gifts.

  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • By: Ray Dalio
  • Narrated by: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,464

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Idea-meritocracy/Principles Reference

  • By Patrick Eberle on 06-30-18

Excellent

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Reviewed: 10-30-17

Loved it, bought the hard bound, sits with the effect executive. Especially looking forward to Ray’s economic principles

  • A Man for All Markets

  • From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market
  • By: Edward O. Thorp, Nassim Nicholas Taleb - foreword
  • Narrated by: Edward O. Thorp
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135

The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A life of a genius

  • By Oleksiy Volovik on 05-08-17

Two thumbs up

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-17

Great book, will be buying the paper version to go over ideas. Learned something, profited and was amazed.
Thank you

  • Pricing the Future

  • Finance, Physics, and the 300-Year Journey to the Black-Scholes Equation
  • By: George Szpiro
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Financial economist George G. Szpiro here tells the fascinating stories of the pioneers of mathematical finance who conducted the search for the elusive options pricing formula. From the broker's assistant who published the first mathematical explanation of financial markets to Albert Einstein and other scientists, Pricing the Future retraces the historical and intellectual developments that ultimately led to the widespread use of mathematical models to drive investment strategies on Wall Street.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Petty details detract from the topic

  • By Philo on 04-08-12

Loved it

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Reviewed: 08-11-16

Great walk through the history of the options market. Enjoyed it , confirmed something and learned something.

  • She Comes First

  • The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman
  • By: Ian Kerner
  • Narrated by: Ian Kerner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,369

As women everywhere will attest, when it comes to understanding female sexuality, most guys know more about what's under the hood of a car than under the hood of a clitoris. And while it seems that men have struggled valiantly since the dawn of time to find ways to reliably elicit the female orgasm, rare is the guy who has the modesty to ask: "What do I do?" Ironically, the answer has always been right there on the tip of his tongue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow-A Must Read for Women & Men

  • By Dominique Hackett on 01-22-08

Still learning

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Reviewed: 09-19-12

If you could sum up She Comes First in three words, what would they be?

I love a bokk that I can learn from.

Would you recommend She Comes First to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, as I have lived by the ideal of this book and thought I knew it all, but even I learned something new and learned why what I already knew worked so well.

Have you listened to any of Ian Kerner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no

Any additional comments?

Thank you to the author and publisher.