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  • Cryptocurrency: Beginners Bible

  • How You Can Make Money Trading and Investing in Cryptocurrency
  • By: Stephen Satoshi
  • Narrated by: Douglas Thornton
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Discover how you can make money from cryptocurrency - even if you're a complete novice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good beginners overview, a bit outdated,

  • By CRYPTO KING on 01-02-18

Beginners guide

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

Great start for cryptocurrency newbies. Start learning now! This is a good first step. Also see other books regarding the eminence value of blockchain.

  • The Snowball

  • Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
  • By: Alice Schroeder
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 37 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,929

Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2,220 well-invested minutes!

  • By BogKid on 01-07-09

The life of Buffet...

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

Reviewed: 07-23-17

I was a bit skeptical about listening to such a long, extensive book about the life of Warren Buffet. I was afraid it would become boring and drawn out. But, that certainly was not the case.

The stories of Warren's early years, young adult years, and there after, were wonderfully interesting and insightful. It was fascinating to hear how his life, personality, and individual philosophy, were shaped by the troubles and challenges he faced early on.

If you are on the fence about getting this book, I recommend you jump over to the other side and give it a chance.

  • Einstein

  • His Life and Universe
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,714

Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise: Two books in one!

  • By Henrik on 04-20-07

Fantastically beautiful and complete

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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: 05-10-17

A beautiful and more complete book about Einstein than I had expected to hear.

This book cites seemingly endless correspondence Einstein had with remarkable folks from al over the world. With these personal letters you are able to see not only the facts of what had occurred but the feelings and backstory of the moment.

I whole heartedly recommend this book. Great from start to finish. It did a fantastic job of delivering the true Einstein, from his perspective.

Fantastic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

  • By: Mark W. Muesse, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
  • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825

No understanding of human life, individual or collective, could be complete without factoring in the role and contribution of these history-shaping teachers. Now, this 36-lecture series takes you deep into the life stories and legacies of these four iconic figures, revealing the core teachings, and thoughts of each, and shedding light on the historical processes that underlie their phenomenal, enduring impact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant introduction to those 4 great teachers

  • By Curdy on 11-21-13

Fantastic.

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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: 03-23-17

Professor Mark Muesse does an excellent job of taking the abundant amount of information on these four important persons of history and boiling it down into easy to understand, digestible courses.

The stories of each figure, along with fantastic compare and contrast, brings insight and holistic views of their teachings.


This book was never dull and the narration was great.

It doesn't matter what religion you are. Get this book for a better understanding of other religions and faiths.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98,867
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,568
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91,142

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but repetitive

  • By marianne russell on 05-23-17

Wow.

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

What a fantastic book. I cannot believe Trevor Noah had such an incredible and challenging childhood.

The stories he tells are unbelievable. It's insane that he was able to endured those many challenges brought by the South African government and the differences between the local cultures.

This book is well worth the credit!

  • Algorithms to Live By

  • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Brian Christian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,494

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Beware non-techies

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-16

What's dryer than sand and crackers?

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Well, it was interesting to learn how algorithms are a part of our everyday experience. Some of the topics seemed sort of 'no brainers,' others captured a bit more of the imagination and were insightful.

I had an extremely difficult time making it through this book. The person reading had an unexciting and near monotone voice. I had to go back and rewind numerous times because my mind would trail off on something completely unrelated to the book.

Maybe they have more visuals in the book, 'spice' things up a bit more than the audio version. :-)

58 of 72 people found this review helpful

  • A Life in Parts

  • By: Bryan Cranston
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,779
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,459

Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father, a struggling actor and director, cast him in a United Way commercial. Soon Bryan was haunting the local movie theater, memorizing and reenacting favorite scenes with his older brother. Acting was clearly the boy's destiny - until one day his father disappeared. Suddenly destiny took a backseat to survival. Seeking something more stable, perhaps subconsciously trying to distance himself from his absent father, Cranston decided on a career in law enforcement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They're all good parts.

  • By kelli mcgourty on 10-23-16

Beyond the Bad

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

Reviewed: 10-23-16

Great book. It was very cool to learn so much more about Bryan Cranston. Beyond his many characters, regressing back into his rocky and near direction-less beginnings. The events that shaped him into the man/actor he has become. Some of the information he shares is so personal and surprising, you can't help but blush, gasp, or laugh out loud as he reads it to you.

Great book. Great man. Bryan Cranston.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Everything Store

  • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,721

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the honesty!

  • By Paul on 01-29-14

Cancel Prime membership?

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

Jeff's actions of strong-arming the little guys makes him hard to respect. His frugality and abuse toward his staff is repulsive as well. Elon Musk is notches above in the respect and admiration category.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,799
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,186
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,179

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

So much more than another business book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-16

Shoe Dog was like no other business book I've listened to. It covered the many business areas and experiences of Phil Knight during the development of Nike, but told in a fun, entertaining, and admirable way.

Anyone born in the mid to late 70s or later would really enjoying hearing about the beginnings and adventures of this humble little company, Nike.

  • #AskGaryVee

  • One Entrepreneur's Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness
  • By: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Narrated by: Gary Vaynerchuk, Jack Welch, Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,476
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,961

Gary Vaynerchuk—the inspiring and unconventional entrepreneur who introduced us to the concept of crush it—knows how to get things done, have fun, and be massively successful. A marketing and business genius, Gary had the foresight to go beyond traditional methods and use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to reach an untapped audience that continues to grow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book

  • By Chris B. on 04-03-18

You just want to hate him...

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

Gary sounds like a total pompous, self centered, narcissistic, know-it-all a$$hole, but g*ddamn it, he knows his sh*t and is full of answers. P.S. I didn't swear before listening to this book...