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J. Beukes

West Palm Beach, Fl
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  • The Quantum Labyrinth

  • How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality
  • By: Paul Halpern
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

In 1939, Richard Feynman, a brilliant graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler's Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. A lifelong friendship and enormously productive collaboration was born, despite sharp differences in personality. The soft-spoken Wheeler, though conservative in appearance, was a raging nonconformist full of wild ideas about the universe. The boisterous Feynman was a cautious physicist who believed only what could be tested. Yet they were complementary spirits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A biography of two mad geniuses

  • By Philomath on 10-19-17

Physics through history.

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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: 07-04-18

This was a great account of both the development of physics during the 1900's, but also the environment it happened in. The author masterfully described complex phenomena through storytelling and often assisted the listeners understanding by intertwining the struggles the scientists went through. This is by no means a primer on Physics, but a sweet spot for the recreational physicist.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Planetfall

  • By: Emma Newman
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 430

More than 20 years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided alone. Ren has worked hard as the colony's 3-D printer engineer, creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment - and harboring a devastating secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Made me think about the theme for a while. .

  • By Bertito on 12-26-15

Surprisingly original

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

Well written with good story and character development, Planetfall creates a futuristic world where all too normal human conditions are explored.

With interesting plot twists, and no forced revelations, the story develops through stages, introducing the character in her different roles as scientist, engineer, lover, partner in crime, mental illness sufferer and ultimately enlightened human.
It's not a iterate treasure, but a story you get sucked into until the end. In true British fashion, the end comes as the conclusion, perhaps to the dismay of many readers who might want that final plot twist that leaves you hanging. There's no questions left by the ending, but still so many things to explore throughout the story.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Keeping Up with the Quants

  • Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics
  • By: Thomas H. Davenport, Jinho Kim
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Welcome to the age of data. No matter your interests (sports, movies, politics), your industry (finance, marketing, technology, manufacturing), or the type of organization you work for (big company, nonprofit, small start-up) - your world is awash with data. As a successful manager today, you must be able to make sense of all this information. You need to be conversant with analytical terminology and methods and able to work with quantitative information. This audiobook promises to become your "quantitative literacy" guide.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough takeaways for the price of the book

  • By MC on 09-23-15

Good introduction to the world of Analytics

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

Reviewed: 11-13-15

if you are engaged in business today, you need to understand at least the importance of Analytics. This book won't teach you Analytics, but it will give you enough to know how to approach the subject.