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Mastering Ethereum

By: Andreas M. Antonopoulos,Gavin Wood PhD
Narrated by: Jonathan Goehring
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Mastering Ethereum: Building Smart Contracts and Dapps (Abridged Edition) by Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Gavin Wood, PhD. 

Ethereum represents the gateway to a worldwide decentralized computing paradigm. This platform enables you to run decentralized applications (DApps) and smart contracts that have no central points of failure or control, integrate with a payment network, and operate on an open blockchain. With this practical guide, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Gavin Wood provide everything you need to know about building smart contracts and DApps on Ethereum and other virtual-machine blockchains.

Discover why IBM, Microsoft, NASDAQ, and hundreds of other organizations are experimenting with Ethereum. This essential guide shows you how to develop the skills necessary to be an innovator in this growing and exciting new industry.

This essential guide shows you how to develop the skills necessary to be an innovator in this growing and exciting new industry:

  • Run an Ethereum client, create and transmit basic transactions, and program smart contracts
  • Learn the essentials of public key cryptography, hashes, and digital signatures
  • Understand how "wallets" hold digital keys that control funds and smart contracts
  • Interact with Ethereum clients programmatically using JavaScript libraries and Remote Procedure Call interfaces
  • Learn security best practices, design patterns, and anti-patterns with real-world examples
  • Create tokens that represent assets, shares, votes, or access control rights
  • Build decentralized applications using multiple peer-to-peer (P2P) components
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Ok book, horrible narrator

Not a bad book, but narration is pretty awful and quite annoying. Probably better off with a print version.

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Worst narration I have ever heard.

It was hard to get into this. The narrator obviously did not prepare for reading this material. Lots of mistakes and pronunciation errors. You can hear Paty shuffling. I think he narrates through some Yonns and coughs. Very disappointing considering the information he’s giving is something I would much like to digest.. I’m sure my review will have for medical errors as well but I am using Siri while driving and not getting paid to read a technical book.

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Great content terrible narrator

I didn't expect a lot from this narration, but it was by far the worst I've heard. I've not heard this many wrong pronunciations in a book and he even sounded like stifling a yawn at one point.

ultimately I bought this as a supplement the physical book and I got through it so I guess it still did the job.

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Buy the Print Version

If you are purchasing this book to gain a surface level understanding of Ethereum, look for other titles. Only a minority of this book’s content covers fundamentals. This book’s value lies in its technical explanation of principles and advice for coding in Ethereum.

If you are using this book to learn about technical aspects of Ethereum you may be better served buying a physical copy. Included in this book are several chunks of code highly useful to learning to use Ethereum. They are available online but to gain the most value from this purchase a physical copy would serve you better.

Additionally, the narrator does not have a basic understanding of much of the material being covered. The narration is rife with pronunciation errors.

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This sounded like the narrator's first book narration. Many of the mispronounced words are the most meaningful in context to Ethereum. Narrator also skipped a lot of the book.

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The total book isn't cover

the readers skipped a big portion of the book. a refund is in order. this audiobook shouldn't have made the list.

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Ether

Thanks for paying the money for my sons Master degree appreciate it could not wait till accepted globally. Then we can go forward as a whole not single person or entity.

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Good book, horrible audio production

Many interesting subjects tackled, some history, some practical help, a lot of technology aspects, some future use cases. A little nerdy but still in an accessible language if you follow technology, programming, some crypto topics.
The audio production is disturbing the reception of content (paper flipping, phone ringing, yawning…). Better enjoyed in physical format, I’m sure.

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Great book, but the audible isn’t human.

It’s obvious the person talking in the audible is a bot. Ethereum, ETh, Vatalik are said incorrectly.

Don’t be cheap. Hire an actual human to read your damn book. How cheap do you have to be?

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Total Awesomeness!

This by far was the most in depth book I have read on the subject in the Crypto space! I greatly appreciate that it was written by Andreas and then Gavin a original founder of Etherium!

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  • 08-26-21

computer narrotor don't buy

not worth buying on audible. the narrator is horrible. can't easily listen to as an audio book

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  • Marcello
  • 09-14-21

Good book, Low effort money grab reader

The book itself is great, written by giants of blockchain.

The reader is terrible. It blatantly MISREAD words and keep going. Calls the “National Institute of Standards and Technology” the “National Institute of SCIENCE and Technology”. Reads (commit-reveal mechanisms) as (commit-real mechanisms) .

This is constant. Page after page, chapter after chapter.

It’s almost like a college student quickly cramming over a whole book, without even making a second attempt at reading something correctly.

BAD AUDIOBOOK

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  • Lutina Hadi
  • 07-26-22

Painful to listen to

The narrator is terrible!

He pronounces ganache (guh-nash) as guh-nah-chee
uint8 and uint16 are pronounced unit8 and unit16
Mnemonic (nuh-monic) as muh-nomic(!)
Nvidia as n-v-i-d-i-a

He often fluffs his lines, but doesn't correct himself. It's like he's reading the material for the first time.

At one point near the end, I think he spoke through a yawn!?

I'm pretty sure I heard his phone in the background, too, at one point

I'll be avoiding any books narrated by this guy in future

As for the actual content of the book? I was too distracted by the awful narration to take anything of value in!