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  • 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 37,051
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,079

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

Just Ok

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

Jeremy irons voice is the most enjoyable aspect of this audiobook. I found the book itself to be overrated.

  • Design Is a Job

  • By: Mike Monteiro
  • Narrated by: Mike Monteiro
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

Co-founder of Mule Design and raconteur Mike Monteiro wants to help you do your job better. From contracts to selling design, from working with clients to working with each other, this brief book is packed with knowledge you can't afford not to know.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good except the lip smacking

  • By Alexander L Parker on 12-13-17

Great for Junior Designers

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

This book is filled with good advice while remaining short, enjoyable, and to-the-point. Beginning designers can learn a lot from this book. I imagine veterans designers will have learnt a lot of the lessons in the book but might still learn about blindspots they have. The book is short and not too demanding time-wise so it won't be a loss to almost anyone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Words and Rules

  • The Ingredients of Language
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

First published in 2000, Words and Rules remains one of Pinker's most provocative and accessible books, illuminating the fascinating relationship between the brain, the mind, and how language makes us humans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing how much irregular verbs can teach.

  • By Tristan on 04-10-16

Hard to follow & boring

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

Reviewed: 11-20-16

Disclaimer: this review is subjective and may not be useful for your needs.

I lasted an hour and a half before quitting this book. I'm someone who likes English but this book was so tedious that I couldn't stick with it even though I hate abandoning a book after I've started.

The second problem is that the content is hard to follow when presented in audio form because you can't pause and contemplate a structure like you can when the page is in front of you. Pausing the audio and resuming is nowhere near as good. And so it's like trying to process an equation while trying to keep seventeen variables in your head.

To that point, the book has a lot of illustrations that make it easier to understand the structures being referred to, but this being an audiobook, all you get is the narrator telling you to see the figure in the companion PDF.

I don't know about you, but I listen to audiobooks specifically in situations when I'm not sitting down and doing nothing else and so repeatedly asking me to pause and fish out he PDF is infuriating.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful