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Kirstine

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  • "A bumper podcast"

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    These free, monthly podcasts are one of the extra good things about having an Audible subscription as you get interviews with authors and also first chapters read from a book or books enabling one to get a good indication if an author or particular book appeals. This particular podcast was a bumper edition. A feast of first chapters from classic books of recent decades with authors such as Saul Bellow, John Irving, Betty Freidland, Randy Shilts to name but a few. What I found so useful, as well as entertaining, was I was able to decide not only which authors' book I would look out for, but also those I didn't fancy.

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    Audible.co.uk Podcast 21: Paul Auster

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    Kirstine says: "A bumper podcast"
  • "Poignant and inspiring"

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    I found the interview with the author Michael Cox very poignant, knowing that he died not long after. I've read his The Meaning of Night and the sequel The Glass of Time with great enjoyment. Both are gripping books the latter even better than the former. Though the books are very long they are difficult to put down (or listen to now there are available as audio books). Fortunately, before he died, he knew what pleasure he had given many readers; and what better epitaph could a writer have than that his books give enjoyment. I'm sure that his legacy will persist and future generations of readers will be hooked as I was.

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    Audible.co.uk Podcast 20: Michael Cox

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    This month we feature an interview with Michael Cox, author of the critically-acclaimed Victorian murder mysteries, The meaning of Night and its sequel, The Glass of Time.

    Kirstine says: "Poignant and inspiring"
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    "Content OK, Delivery Poor..."

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    Well, the articles are quite interesting, but they're read by a lone voice which is either an emotionless human reader or a quite good speech synthesiser. Either way, definitely not a comfortable listen, nor stimulating enough to keep you interested.

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    Have read this classic book a couple of times (albeit ten years ago) before purchasing the audio version. As with other comments the narration is awful and makes Stephen Hawking's speech box sound human! Although it is worth persisting, as with a couple of other reviews would suggest you buy the book for this one. Listening to this has prompted me to re-read and has reminded me how good this book is at providing a systematic approach to innovation and entrepreneurship

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    Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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    This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline. It clearly explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Peter Drucker, the most influential and widely-read thinker and writer on modern organizations, gives us a superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures have to know, have to learn, and have to do in today's economy and marketplace.

    Mr. P. A. Gower says: "Seminal work in Innovation but awful narration"

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