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The Chronicles of Lady Luck

Narrated by: Nina Price
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Upswings, downturns, bubbles, patent trolls and hackers, venture capitalists and start-ups: sometimes the modern world of high-tech companies seems as ruled by the Fates, the Furies and the Muses, as any classical Greek drama. In this collection of intertwined short stories, a Silicon Valley insider imagines the forces of antiquity still active in the 21st century - with apps, databases, and a serious yen for skim-milk lattes. That person annoying you in the coffee line may be Nemesis - or Lady Luck. Proceed with caution. Your future depends on what you do next.

©2015 E.B. Allen (P)2017 Ellen Brigham

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Not the book for me

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I am curious what else they’ve written. This book was not entirely for me. I understand the concept of separate short stories tied together by a common thread. I just did not find it cohesive enough for me. Even characters at the end of a story said they didn’t get it and “oh well just way it is”.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Nina Price ) and I would listen to another. She does not go all in with the voice acting. It’s definitely a book being read to the listener, but her voice is clear and diction good.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful.

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Good but Not For Me

Although I loved the concept of this book, the fates of adults in the business world, the stories themselves didn’t really grab me the way I hoped. There was a lot going on, and I found it was difficult to connect to any of the characters because most of the development in this audiobook went to the plot rather than the people inside of it. With a little more development, this could be a good listen, but as it is, it wasn’t for me.

The narration was good.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Not my cup of fate

Although a clever concept, it didn't do much for me. It felt too clever by half and the characters all felt two dimensional - like they were agents of the concept. Also, the structure of the book was off-putting. It felt like short stories with the same theme roughly woven together. The focus on work related stories also did not grab me.