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  • The Signal and the Noise

  • Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't
  • By: Nate Silver
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,011
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,993

Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger - all by the time he was 30. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation’s most influential political forecasters. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Learn About Statistics Without All The Math

  • By Scott Fabel on 03-09-13

Boring and no substance

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

Ha e not read a worse book. First hour is ok from there it’s downhill.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sync

  • How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life
  • By: Steven Strogatz
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 314

At once elegant and riveting, Sync tells the story of the dawn of a new science. Steven Strogatz, a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory, explains how enormous systems can synchronize themselves, from the electrons in a superconductor to the pacemaker cells in our hearts. He shows that although these phenomena might seem unrelated on the surface, at a deeper level there is a connection, forged by the unifying power of mathematics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, but maybe better suited for non-audio

  • By Ryan on 05-26-12

Worst book I have listened to. Don't waste yr time

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

Reviewed: 01-17-14

What disappointed you about Sync?

The author is fascinated about fireflies, and it's mentioned throughout the book. There is little else in the book other than brief mention of other systems.
Certainly the title is misleading..

What could Steven Strogatz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not written it

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Slow robotic narration

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

I ebony trust audible reviews again, only Amazon's

  • The Happiness Hypothesis

  • Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
  • By: Jonathan Haidt
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,484
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,389

This is a book about 10 "Great Ideas". Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations - to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional synthesis of psychology and philosophy

  • By David on 01-25-07

Sounds like a metaphysical fad book

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

Reviewed: 10-15-13

Would you try another book from Jonathan Haidt and/or George K. Wilson?

Not really heard much of the book, but it sounds like a fad book
With the elephant, blending of science n Buddhism ?? Wtf
I'll change my review if I get a chance to listen more. Paid 3.95 and got what I paid for. So much for the specials

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • In the Plex

  • How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
  • By: Steven Levy
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,855

Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, I get Google

  • By Gwozdz on 09-13-11

Lots of detail. Gives excellent insight

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

Reviewed: 10-12-13

If you could sum up In the Plex in three words, what would they be?

Long detailed insightful

What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Plex?

How Google was affected by the China problem

Which scene was your favorite?

Youtube story

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me stay awake and listen more.

Any additional comments?

Love this book. lots to listen too and insightful. I learnt a lot - thats what I expect from a book. The narration was excellent.

  • Automate This

  • How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World
  • By: Christopher Steiner
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,192

It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills - and maybe an advanced degree or two. These days, high-level tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These "bots" started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wide-ranging, non-technical

  • By Philo on 09-20-12

Engrossing

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

Reviewed: 09-26-13

Where does Automate This rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10%

Any additional comments?

I loved this book. It weaves a good story and has many examples.
I now see algorithms in action in even more places - clearly an effect of 'focusing'
It also offers a glimpse into the future.
In any case this is a book not to be missed.

1 of 1 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 24,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,342

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

Takes you through a Journey

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

Reviewed: 09-26-13

Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top of my list

What did you like best about this story?

Immerses you

Have you listened to any of Dylan Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not listened to other Dylan performances. I would again gladly

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. its best enjoyed over several days.

Any additional comments?

This is an awesome book. Its truly a journey from Steve's early years through the tough times and successes.
You can see him grow and learn from this mistakes. Many examples along the way give you insight into his personality which is not always good. Its an honest biography.

  • Naked Statistics

  • Stripping the Dread from the Data
  • By: Charles Wheelan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,823

From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Basic, but very well explained

  • By Philo on 05-17-13

Terrible Audiobook on all accounts

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

Reviewed: 09-26-13

What disappointed you about Naked Statistics?

That start was boring both in content and presentation

What could Charles Wheelan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not written it

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Irrelevant examples, tried to make a sensational start

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sadness I purchased it. I should not have listened to the other user reviews.

Any additional comments?

Within the first 5 minutes I was disappointed about my purchase from Audible.
Sounds like this book is written for people who hate math but feel they need to understand statistics.
I really dont care about the authors childhood experiences. This book lost me right from the start and it got more uninteresting as it progressed.
I should not have listened to the other user reviews.

2 of 11 people found this review helpful