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  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,958

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

Great listen. Well done.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

I have a much better understanding of Musk. Book did a great job explaining the men.

  • One Nation Under Taught

  • Solving America's Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Crisis
  • By: Vince M. Bertram
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

America has been steadily sliding in global education rankings for decades. In particular, our students are increasingly unable to compete globally in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. According to the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), in 2010 only 26 percent of high school seniors in the U.S. scored at or above proficient level in math. Another 36 percent were failing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, but over self-promotion in my opinion

  • By Donald on 01-26-15

Good book, but over self-promotion in my opinion

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

Reviewed: 01-26-15

This is a good book but over self-promotion by author. However great background information and author provided good suggestions for improvement of stem training

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Price of Politics

  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

Based on 18 months of reporting, Woodward's 17th book The Price of Politics is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition over three and one half years. The Price of Politics addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns: the condition of the American economy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Making the Sausage

  • By Graham on 10-18-12

Maybe Obama shouldn't be Re-elected

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

Great insider story of Obama's White House. Seems based on Bob's reporting, most of Obama's current problems he created in some-part on his own. Not taking political sides just download book and reach your own opinion. Very written done story by author.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,783

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting man

  • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

One Great Person and Book!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-12

This book was masterful and very well done! A MUST read or listen for any person thinking about a business start-up!

  • Brain Trust

  • 93 Top Scientists Reveal Lab-Tested Secrets to Surfing, Dating, Dieting, Gambling, Growing Man-Eating Plants, and More!
  • By: Garth Sundem
  • Narrated by: Garth Sundem
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 206

How much better would your life be if you had an army of Nobel Laureates, MacArthur "geniuses", and National Medal of Science winners whispering tips in your ear about your body language, or how to resist that impulse purchase you’ll regret tomorrow, or when to sell your car - or even helping you trick your spouse into doing the dishes? With this mighty little audio tome, you can have the next best thing - because Brain Trust is packed with bite-sized scientific wisdom on everyday challenges....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sort of scattered

  • By Kim on 04-23-12
  • Brain Trust
  • 93 Top Scientists Reveal Lab-Tested Secrets to Surfing, Dating, Dieting, Gambling, Growing Man-Eating Plants, and More!
  • By: Garth Sundem
  • Narrated by: Garth Sundem

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 06-18-12

Of the 93 items listed, I only found about 15 helpful to me. I would say this a book for someone under 40. People over 40 may find many of these items boring or a bit childish.

  • The Magic of Believing

  • By: Claude M. Bristol
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Millions of success-oriented people fom all over the world have turned to the no-nonsense, time-tested motivational techniques described in The Magic of Believing to achieve all their long and short-term goals: a better job, a happier marriage, or simply a good night's sleep. Now it's your turn to put Claude M. Bristol's special "magic" into your life and into action. Bristol's tough-minded, hard-hitting messages speaks directly to you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it..Loved it...Loved it!!!!

  • By Prometheus Worley on 01-21-12

Seems to Cover Topics Ok

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

Reviewed: 06-18-12

I feel this audio-book was average when compared to others I purchased. But this is just a opinion.

  • Star Trek: Dark Victory (Adapted)

  • By: William Shatner
  • Narrated by: William Shatner
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

From the nightmarish landscape of the Mirror Universe Earth to the joys of impending parenthood and marriage to the woman he loves, James T. Kirk is propelled into his most personal and dangerous mission yet, as he fights to uncover the secret of Emperor Tiberius' return, and learn the terrible truth behind the madman's real plans for the Federation. Written and read by William Shatner!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dude, where's my goatee?

  • By Luke Cage on 04-06-04

Seems ok

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

Reviewed: 12-01-11

I follow the Star Trek series and this book is true to the saga, but I found audio a little harder to follow then others.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Star Trek V

  • The Final Frontier
  • By: Leonard Nimoy
  • Narrated by: Diane Carey
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Nimbus lll is the site of an unprecedented attempt at cooperation among the Klingons, the Romulans, and the Federation. But terrorists seize control and it's up to Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise to attempt a dramatic rescue. Read by Leonard Nimoy and George Takei, and enhanced with sound effects!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sound Star Trek Classic Story

  • By Cliente Amazon on 05-31-12

Learn About James Kirk's Dad!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-11

This novels links George Kirk (James T. Kirk's dad) to the storyline. Forms a basis for other novels; great listen!

  • Mystical Traveler

  • By: Sylvia Browne
  • Narrated by: Sylvia Browne
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Sylvia Browne takes us on another incredible journey . . . this time presenting information about the Mystical Traveler. She explains the difference between Mystical Travelers and Mission Life Entities (those who have a mission in life); and goes into great depth about who they are, what they do, and even how to become one!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This was ok

  • By Donald on 11-07-11

This was ok

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

Reviewed: 11-07-11

This book was not what I expected, but it may to others. I am not a fan of mediums, so I will not comment any further. But is well told.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Star Trek, Deep Space Nine: The 34th Rule (Adapted)

  • By: Armin Shimerman, David R. George lll
  • Narrated by: Armin Shimerman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Quark is about to make the biggest deal of his life when he suddenly finds himself stuck in the middle of a major dispute between Bajor and the Ferengi Alliance. All he has now is his cunning and his lobes, but those may be all he needs to come out on top - and prevent an interstellar war! Written and read by Armin Shimerman, who brought Quark to life on television!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Trek story!

  • By James on 02-24-08

This story was very well done!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-11

This story is well told and would capture the attention of any Star Trek fan!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful