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  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,478
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,012
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,982

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-18

I have never read any Sherlock Holmes before but I wanted to give this a go. I'm glad I did, this is brilliant. on top of that Stephen Fry reads it like no one else could.

  • You Are a Badass at Making Money

  • Master the Mindset of Wealth
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990

You Are a Badass at Making Money is the book you need if you've spent too much time watching money land in your bank account and then roll through your fingers. Jen Sincero went from living in a converted garage to traveling the world in five-star luxury in a matter of years and knows all too well the layers of BS one can get wrapped up in around money, as well as what it takes to dig your way out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Punchy..to the point.!

  • By Norfolkboy7 on 19-06-17

Just awful

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

There is something to be said for the idea that you need to work at accepting you should be paid well. That is one side of this book, the other is that if you just believe hard enough the universe will give you what you want.

It got to a story of a woman who decided she needed $75,000 to pay her debts and quit her job. She searched around and remembered she had stocks in a start up she used to work at. Low and behold she found out the stocks were worth exactly $75,000. Yay, she wished for it and the universe have it to her.

This is the first book I have returned and got my money back for. Nothing practical here, just wish and maybe the book will be gifted to you.

  • Ghost in the Wires

  • My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
  • By: Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114

Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Text and Excellent Reader

  • By Olivier on 29-02-12

Couldn't put it down

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-17

This is a really fascinating story of what really happened Kevin Mitnick, where he got really lucky and where he didn't. There is a lot of technical details to keep the hackers happy, with entertaining stories of how Kevin could just talk himself into what he wanted. I couldn't put it down.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,631
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,281

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRILLIANT!

  • By Fiona on 13-06-17

As good as the first

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-17

The story continues in great fashion, getting deeper and more complex. A great read for any sci-fi fan

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,846

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected gem

  • By Andrew on 29-01-17

Awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-17

A great hard sci-fi story with a ton of great funny references but also a compelling story

  • Why Do Smart People Make Such Stupid Mistakes?

  • By: Chris Merrington
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Are you paid what you deserve by your clients? This book will save you a fortune - and maybe even make you a fortune. Using proven strategies that can be applied to your business today, it will help you discover: how to confidently hold your price, how to say "no" to clients while improving your relationship, how to negotiate higher fees and prices, and how to handle unrealistic timescales and budgets. Why Do Smart People Make Such Stupid Mistakes? is a practical negotiation guide to more profitable client relationships for marketing and communication agencies, sales teams, and professional service people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some great ideas

  • By Mr on 13-07-17

Some great ideas

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-17

This is very agency focused but would be easy to apply to many aspects of business or even life. The mistakes are obvious once you have been told but with solid ideas on how to tackle them.

  • Disrupted

  • Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-Up Bubble
  • By: Dan Lyons
  • Narrated by: Dan Lyons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old, and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? What could possibly go wrong?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent but slightly spoiled by whining

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-18

Fascinating, worrying, and funny

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-17

This is a book I didn't want to stop listening to. fascinating look into a crazy would.

  • Cosmos

  • By: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107

Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astronomy and so much more

  • By Andrei S. on 23-01-18

A masterpiece

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-17

This is always going to be a classic, and even now it has lost little of what made it great when it originally came out. LeVar Burton does a great job reading it.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Turing's Cathedral

  • The Origins of the Digital Universe
  • By: George Dyson
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

In the 1940s and '50s, a group of eccentric geniuses - led by John von Neumann - gathered at the newly created Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Their joint project was the realization of the theoretical universal machine, an idea that had been put forth by mathematician Alan Turing. This group of brilliant engineers worked in isolation, almost entirely independent from industry and the traditional academic community. But because they relied exclusively on government funding, the government wanted its share of the results....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Covers a lot more than Turing

  • By Mr on 04-05-17

Covers a lot more than Turing

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-17

This is a fascinating look into the early history of computing and the roles of Princeton in the early creation of computers. Turing doesn't really make an appearance until about half way through. It really focusing on John Von Neumann. But Turing is key to the creation of the core ideas.

  • Chavs

  • The Demonization of the Working Class
  • By: Owen Jones
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

In this acclaimed investigation, Owen Jones explores how the working class has gone from 'salt of the earth' to 'scum of the earth.' Exposing the ignorance and prejudice at the heart of the chav caricature, he portrays a far more complex reality. The chav stereotype, he argues, is used by governments as a convenient fig leaf to avoid genuine engagement with social and economic problems and to justify widening inequality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable study of modern Britain

  • By Lord Peridot on 30-01-19

A really good listen, and do right in many ways

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-17

I had never thought about the class war happening in the UK before but this throws it into sharp relief. A great listen, but does start to feel it is hammering the same point over and over. But it's an important point.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful