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  • Other People's Money

  • The Real Business of Finance
  • By: John Kay
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship of existing ones, and far too much to secondary-market dealing in existing assets. Regulation has contributed more to the problems than the solutions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened twice. Everyone must read this.

  • By Tristan on 01-18-16

Good book

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

A well written book which explains much.
The narration is very clear but has a tendency to be a bit mechanical.

  • Smoke and Whispers

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

When a body is hauled from the River Tyne, Sarah Tucker heads North for a closer look. She identifies the dead woman as private detective Zöe Boehm, but putting a name to the corpse only raises further questions. Did Zöe kill herself, or did one of her old cases come looking for her? And what's brought Sarah's former sparring partner Gerard Inchon to the same broken-down hotel?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top of the Class

  • By Aaron on 03-25-17

Anna Bentinck is Zoe Boehm

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Yes, for me, Anna Bentinck is Zoe Boehm. I can't imagine how Mick Herron can create another great ZB story from here, but I hope he does and that Ms Bentink again brings it to life.

  • 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 4,582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,035

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable wisdom. I just wish I were the author

  • By Celso Relvas on 03-21-18

Good read

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

I enjoyed the book which was well read. A lot of it was popular wisdom but, there are also many new ways to look at, and thereby, resolve situations.

  • Rebecca

  • By: Daphne Du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Daphne du Maurier's young heroine meets the charming Maxim de Winter and despite her youth, they marry and go to Manderley, his home in Cornwall. There, the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers and the mystery she keeps alive of his first wife Rebecca - said to have drowned at sea - threatens to overwhelm the marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-26-10

Don't listen to me, I'm just a du Maurier devote

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

I confess to guessing some parts of the plot. However, that didn't distract from my enjoyment of a beautifully woven story which was narrated with great skill.

  • Misbehaving

  • The Making of Behavioral Economics
  • By: Richard Thaler
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,957

Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a lot smarter than I was before

  • By Barrie Bramley on 10-04-15

Modern economics for ordinary people

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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: 03-07-19

A well written book which is narrate with the same enthusiasm with which it was obviously written.

  • My Cousin Rachel: Film Tie-In Edition

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Pryce, Roger Michell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

Ambrose Ashley, Philip's cousin, guardian, and god, married Rachel in Italy and died there. Jealous of his marriage and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original suspense

  • By Everett Leiter on 05-23-08

Another great

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

Another du Maurier great and extremely well read. I
am a little biased because I am using it retirement to catch up on books I have wanted to read for years but dyslexia deterred me.

  • Frenchman's Creek

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: John Castle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Seeking peace of mind, Lady Donna de Colomb flees the stews of London and the Restoration court for remote Navaron. There she finds the boundless passion her spirit craves - daring to love the pirate hunted by all Cornwall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding...I loved every moment!

  • By Tara on 05-05-10

Really enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

I shall definitely listen to more du Maurier and I will consider that if John Castle is the narrator of any book, then it is a recommendation for that book, whoever the author.

  • Why We Die

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

When Tim Whitby checks into a hotel, he’s not intending to check out again – but then he meets Katrina Blake, a woman in need of rescue. When Arkle, Baxter and Trent inherit the family business, they’re not planning on making a go of it – there are quicker ways of getting rich. But when Zoë Boehm agrees to track down the masked men who robbed Harold Sweeney’s jewellery shop, she’s just looking for some cash to pay off the taxman. She’s not expecting to wind up in a coffin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really well done! Try it!

  • By Joshua on 11-18-17

As Good as ever from Mick Herron

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

As good as we now expect from Mick Herron. All the characters expertly brought to life by author and narrator

  • 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 10,874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,373

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How do you prioritize when everything is top priority? I have an answer now.

  • By MaeC on 01-31-18

Life's explanation

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

The authors do a very good job of making what could be very complicated concepts normal. Still, I will have to listen again but look forward to doing so.

  • The Last Voice You Hear

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

When a woman dies beneath the wheels of a train and her newly acquired love fails to turn up at the funeral, private investigator Zoë Boehm is hired to find him. And in attempting to unlock the secrets of a woman she's never met, in search of a man who might be anyone, Zoë finds only more questions. As her search leads her nearer to two different kinds of criminal, she starts to wonder if the man she is looking for has found her first. And if he has, is that going to make her another victim?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-19

Another winner

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

This is another great M Herron story and another great narration. It's pity Joe had to die in the first storey but Zoë keeps him going.