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  • Convolutional Neural Networks In Python

  • Beginner's Guide to Convolutional Neural Networks in Python
  • By: Frank Millstein
  • Narrated by: Jon Wilkins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

This audiobook covers the basics behind convolutional neural networks by introducing you to this complex world of deep learning and artificial neural networks in a simple and easy-to-understand way. It is perfect for any beginner out there looking forward to learning more about this machine learning field.This audiobook is all about how to use convolutional neural networks for various image, object, and other common classification problems in Python. Here, we also take a deeper look into various Keras layer used for building CNNs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book!

  • By nichu on 09-21-18

Unexplained jargon and severe mispronunciation

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

I am probably the target audience for this book, having both a stat/ML background and an engineering background. This audiobook is simply impossible to use. The narrator clearly doesn't understand the subject matter, as shown by the constant mispronunciations and bizarre sentence inflections. Important acronyms go undefined, making it impossible to follow within minutes of the start.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,601

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Starts off slow but once it gets going...<br />

  • By Dallas on 04-10-18

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

Reviewed: 11-18-14

What would have made The Name of the Wind better?

The book was a rehash of well-worn tropes. A happy child with secret talents befriends a wizard before being traumatized by an act of apparently inexplicable evil, which motivates him to go to fancy wizard school, where he gets in trouble but earns the respect of....yes, you can well guess everything right before it happened. This book was good enough to listen to at the gym for awhile, but after a few hours at 1.25x, I sped it up to 1.5x, then 2x, and finally 3x. Everything was just so banal and predictable that there was nothing to get my brain going. Audible has nothing faster than 3x, and I came to hate myself for listening, so I shut it off.

Has The Name of the Wind turned you off from other books in this genre?

Maybe. I didn't like Game of Thrones, either, but for an entirely different reason (stop killing the only people I like!)

What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

He managed to make things sound exciting, until I realized that they were not.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Name of the Wind?

Why would a boy gifted with uncanny powers to manipulate nature choose instead to beg and languish for years? The magic that he learned did not require any reagents. I recognize that he was traumatized, but given the resourcefulness he demonstrates during this period in other respects, surely he would have made use of these gifts. This period of inexplicable squalor seems motivated only by the desire to show the protagonist as having suffered as much as possible before becoming a Big Dark Secret Hero.

Any additional comments?

I'm not sure what time period this is supposed to come from, but chocolate (a new world import to Europe) did not really coexist with a swords-only, medieval sort of European dark age. This kept annoying me.

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  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

  • By: Josh Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Josh Kaufman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,593

Josh Kaufman founded PersonalMBA.com as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. Now, he shares the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an MBA, But A Damn Decent Experience.

  • By Jonny on 01-20-13

An adequate book with an infuriating delivery

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

Reviewed: 07-21-13

What disappointed you about The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

First of all, you could tell that a lot of content had been translated out of tables. The delivery was painfully repetitive and would have been nearly intolerable in almost any format. Even if certain points would have been informative in print, they came off as obvious and patronizing in audiobook.But what made it really terrible was the "blonk" noise that they play at the start of every section. Ever get so many emails in a short time that you mute your phone so as not to throw it against a wall? That very same noise is used to punctuate the book every minute or two, driving me into a murderous rage within minutes. I finally had some mercy on myself and shut it off after about an hour.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The terrible "blonk" noise at the start of every section!