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  • In the Plex

  • How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
  • By: Steven Levy
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,938

Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just ok for me

  • By Everyday Mom on 04-23-11

Became a chore Very Soon On

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

Reviewed: 09-13-13

What disappointed you about In the Plex?

It was very Name and Date heavy... It got in the way of the story... All I heard was a blur of names of people who worked there or attended certain events...

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

  • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,763

Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. But like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being.In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Information

  • By Jake on 07-11-14

Short but Worth every second

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

Reviewed: 09-13-13

Any additional comments?

absolutely worth listening to, Some of the information in here was new to me, even as a seasoned reader of effective communication books.
My only complaint is that I feel there was a lot more room for expansion on the topics... I believe her knowledge is far from tapped out and I'd love to hear more

35 of 38 people found this review helpful

  • Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

  • By: Anthony A. Goodman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anthony A. Goodman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724

We all want to discover the secret to a long and healthy life. But how do you incorporate the secrets of personal wellness into the unique demands of your own schedule? What information would a knowledgeable and compassionate family physician offer someone looking for a reference guide to healthy living? These 36 comprehensive lectures offer you practical and expert advice that allows you to make your own personalized choices about healthy living, as well as ways to apply that knowledge to your lifestyle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Evidence based life sciences at its best.

  • By thanyadej on 08-23-13

Facts without too much heresay

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

Reviewed: 09-13-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

He discusses what the research says... what he think is secondary

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

No, even at 1.5x this is a monster book/course at 36 hours... Has taken me a month of intermittent listening

Any additional comments?

I love his ability to quote real studies... whilst I have not looked into all of them, I have read up about a couple and his take away matched my own.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful