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  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 573

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awakening book

  • By Hassan on 04-13-18

Anybody working with data... must read this book!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Data scientists and data engineers should read this book. As data is becoming the currency of decisions small and big, this book lays out the principles critical for presenting the data.

  • Barking up the Wrong Tree

  • The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
  • By: Eric Barker
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,499

By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them - and find out, in some cases, why it's good that we aren't. Barking up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn't, so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poorly written

  • By Dan_H. on 03-07-18

So good, I read it twice consecutively.

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

You don't often stumble across books that are crammed with so much great info..... This is the kind of book you can read every year and still learn new stuff

  • Inbound Marketing

  • Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs
  • By: Brian Halligan, Dharmesh Shah
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvetd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 217

To connect with today's buyer, you need to stop pushing your message out and start pulling your customers in. The rules of marketing have changed and the key to winning is to use this change to your advantage. If you've wondered how to get found in Google or why blogs and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are important, Inbound Marketing is the audiobook for you.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DON'T BUY THE AUDIO VERSION!

  • By Cat Goddess on 08-18-10

This book is even better than it's title.

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

Reviewed: 09-14-15

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

The advise is logical, simple and makes a compelling argument.

What other book might you compare Inbound Marketing to and why?

I would not compare this to another book. Other books give a similar message however, this books is constructed far more logically.

What three words best describe Erik Synnestvetd’s performance?

A little mechanical

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A film would not do justice to this book. A podcast would be better.

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,608
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,034

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

Jeremy Irons brings the story to life.

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Alchemist to be better than the print version?

Yes , Oh yes

What did you like best about this story?

Fast paced. Concise and very well read

Which scene was your favorite?

The ending

If you could take any character from The Alchemist out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The King

Any additional comments?

I put this book off for a long time. So glad I read it. Excellent.

  • No-Hype Copywriting

  • The Keys to Lively, Appealing and Truthful Sales Writing
  • By: Marcia Yudkin
  • Narrated by: Marcia Yudkin
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

If screaming headlines and over-the-top phrasing make you want to hide your head in a bushel, get this guide to writing attention-getting yet honest and helpful sales copy. Whether you're a coach, author, financial advisor, B-to-B product manager or simply a professional who values trust, dignity and respect for clients, you'll find a framework for setting down a solid first draft and tweaking it into an effective selling tool.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Expeirience spolied by poor narration

  • By Heetendra on 04-15-14

Expeirience spolied by poor narration

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

Reviewed: 04-15-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Book has good content but delivered very poorly. The narration is lifeless and thus very hard to follow. In the case of audio books, the narrator is as important as the content.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Leave the story as is but change the narrator

Would you be willing to try another one of Marcia Yudkin’s performances?

No

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from No-Hype Copywriting?

Not applicable

Any additional comments?

The book should be read by someone else.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions

  • How to Survive (and Enjoy) Your Baby's First Year
  • By: Blythe Lipman
  • Narrated by: Annalyn Hostert
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 10

Bringing home baby can be one of the scariest days in a new parent's life. A truly helpful how-to, Blythe Lipman's guide to caring for babies is the perfect resource for first-time parents who wish their new baby came with an instruction manual. Lipman has devoted her life to the gentle art of infant care and offers wise and witty practical advice in this parent-tested, expert-approved book. Filled with invaluable information new parents really need, Lipman's guide includes plenty of true-life stories and guidance.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audio presentation spoiled the book

  • By Heetendra on 01-03-14

Audio presentation spoiled the book

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

Reviewed: 01-03-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The audio presentation was so distracting and frustrating, it will be difficult for anyone to absorb the content and appreciate it.

What was most disappointing about Blythe Lipman’s story?

Content was useful but I would prefer it in a story form rather than a endless to do list.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Annalyn Hostert?

The narrator spoiled the content. Gnawing and painful to the ears. Over expressive!

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

Frustration!