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  • Measure What Matters

  • How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
  • By: John Doerr, Larry Page - foreword
  • Narrated by: John Doerr, full cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,344

In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that the Objectives and Key Results system has spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Educational, inspirational, entertaining, ~dry..

  • By James S. on 05-08-18

Short on substance

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

As for the narration: The author narrated this book one word as a time, as though he were reading it for the first time. As for the story, too much time wasted dropping names of successful people the author has rubbed shoulders with, and too little time spent anything substantive .

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,505

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Will Patton great - story so so

  • By Randall on 06-19-18

Slow as molasses

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Really really slow. Did I mention it was slow? I like the characters, but overall the book was lousy.

21 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Morningside Fall

  • Legends of the Duskwalker
  • By: Jay Posey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603

Second in the Tales of the Duskwalker series. The lone gunman Three is gone. Wren is the new governor of the devastated settlement of Morningside, but there is turmoil in the city. When his life is put in danger, Wren is forced to flee Morningside until he and his retinue can determine who can be trusted.They arrive at a border outpost to find it has been infested with Weir in greater numbers than anyone has ever seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as "Three" but I liked it.

  • By ken on 03-03-15

I wanted to like this one, but RU kidding me???

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

Quick summary: Angst, worry, stress, depression, self-pity, and a small child crying for Mama. Oh yeah, and let's not forget Mama's righteous indignation and posturing. I really like Luke Daniels' other work, but he was the wrong narrator for this book. He made the 10 year protagonist (Whren) sound like a 5 year old whining for 'MaMa!'. Could not finish the book, and I tried several times.

  • Everything All at Once

  • How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem
  • By: Bill Nye
  • Narrated by: Bill Nye
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971

Everything All at Once is an exciting, inspiring call to unleash the power of the nerd mindset that exists within us all. Nye believes we'll never be able to tackle our society's biggest, most complex problems if we don't even know how to solve the small ones. Step by step, he shows his listeners the key tools behind his everything-all-at-once approach: radical curiosity, a deep desire for a better future, and a willingness to take the actions needed to make it a reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Thing Bill Nye Has Ever Done!

  • By jtimothyk on 10-07-17

Random ramblings about stuff

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

I wanted to like this book. I've read other books by Bill Nye and thoroughly enjoyed them. I couldn't finish this one. Plain old boring

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Underground Culinary Tour

  • How the New Metrics of Today's Top Restaurants Are Transforming How America Eats
  • By: Damian Mogavero, Joseph D'Agnese
  • Narrated by: Damian Mogavero
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Sixteen years ago entrepreneur Damian Mogavero brought together an unlikely mix of experts - chefs and code writers - to create a pioneering software company whose goal was to empower restaurateurs, through the use of data, to elevate and enhance the guest experience. Today, his data-gathering programs are used by such renowned chefs as Danny Meyer, Tom Colicchio, Daniel Boulud, Guy Fieri, Giada De Laurentiis, Gordon Ramsay, and countless others.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring - waste of a credit

  • By Hunter on 04-24-18

Boring - waste of a credit

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

This book seems more like a marketing ploy to sell the author's software than an informative book. And the narration is awful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Age of Cryptocurrency

  • How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
  • By: Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939

Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem truly to understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about bitcoin? In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver the definitive answer to this question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely fascinating, yet scary and exciting,

  • By Larry V. on 04-13-15

Boring and elementary

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

I listened thru a long preamble about the value of money, the history of money going back thousands of years, etc. I wanted to learn about block chain technology, but I gave up waiting for that subject to come up

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40,353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,535
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36,369

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

Best book I've read in years

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Engaging from the first word. Very refreshing to hear a story of someone overcoming adversity with true courage and strength of character told with humility and without self aggrandizement.

This is not a book I would normally have chosen, and I found it surprisingly captivating

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,907
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,890

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sticking it to the Man

  • By Mel on 11-11-17

Worst book I've read in a long time

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

Depressing story about suicide and young adults with financial problems. Don't waste a credit on this book.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,499

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Not very interesting

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

I think there is probably some value in the message, but the delivery is tedious and seems more like hype than useful information. Not for me

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,472
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,754

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but...

  • By Josh on 07-14-18

An interesting perspective

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Yuval got my attention with his unique insight with 'Sapiens', and this was a thought provoking follow up (I'm honestly not sure which was written first, and it really doesn't matter what order you read them in). Well worth the credit if you enjoy hearing fresh perspectives on things