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Matt Gibson

Matt Gibson Bristol, UK Listener Since 2007
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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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    Fast Company, 1-Month Subscription

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    Fast Company is a "workstyle" magazine, a new breed of business journalism that understands a powerful new truth: Work is personal. Fast Company connects with an authentic voice, inspires with a revolutionary style, and instructs with personal tools to serve as a manifesto for change.

    Matt Gibson says: "Content OK, Delivery Poor..."
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  • Linked: The New Science of Networks

    "So Good!"

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    This is a fantastic book and one I have come back to and re-listened several times. The ideas presented here are just so fascinating. I never dreamed I would like this book so much. It's over six months ago since I first heard it but I still think about, and talk about, it a lot. This is not a lot of high foluting scientific stuff you can't understand, quite the opposite - it's clear, it's endlesly fascinating and relevant to everyday life - well my life anyway! After you've heard it you will be dying to play the Kevin Bacon game!

    The narrator is great too. A pleasure to listen to.

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    From the first episode, I have enjoyed these podcasts and they have definitely worked in guiding my choice of audiobook: Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger, for instance, Alan Bennett, Suart Maconie and anything read by Martin Jarvis after listening to his explanation of his method of thinking of the characters' physique and psychology in order to change his voice to suit them. (in connection with Soames and Fleur in A Man of Property.) I listen to each podcast over and over - they are just the right length for my car journey to our nearest town, or for switching off after a stressful day. I chat along with Michel Thomas in Italian, and toy with the idea of learning properly. He makes one feel it's at least a possibility! Richard Branson on his attitudes to business is revealing, and he comes across with sincerity and a lack of any false celebrity; and I now know a lot more about the role of a CEO (before listening I didn't even know what the acronym meant.)But Podcast 21 was different - a whole programme dedicated to introducing a new series of modern American classics, beginning with an in-depth interview with Paul Auster (and there are more available - FREE - just search Audible for 'James Atlas'. Then extracts from the Modern Vanguard list, a variety of voices and stories, all compelling in a different way - a veritable feast of fiction. I have long been intending to write to express my appreciation of such a carefully-produced and well-presented programme - thank you all. And I can hardly wait for the next!

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    • By Louis V. Gerstner
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    Venice says: "So Good!"
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    Costas says: "Great choice!"
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    Tom says: "A bit outdated but still fascinating"
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