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  • Chaos Monkeys - Revised Edition

  • Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
  • By: Antonio Garcia Martinez
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4

One of Silicon Valley’s most audacious chaos monkeys is Antonio García Martínez. After stints on Wall Street and as CEO of his own startup, García Martínez joined Facebook’s nascent advertising team. Forced out in the wake of an internal product war over the future of the company’s monetization strategy, García Martínez eventually landed at rival Twitter. In Chaos Monkeys, this gleeful contrarian unravels the chaotic evolution of social media and online marketing and reveals how it is invading our lives and shaping our future.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting worth a listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-05-19

Interesting worth a listen

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Reviewed: 09-05-19

Good personal account based insight into silicon valley, startup culture and the inner workings of Facebook a few years back.

  • Bill Bryson's Appliance of Science

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Sunday Times best-selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson, teams up with The Science Museum to celebrate the ideas and inventions of the incurably curious. Across this five-episode series, Bill Bryson, with the help of The Science Museum's curators, takes us object-by-object through some of the museum's lesser known inventions and discoveries - and the human stories behind them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good exploration of objects in the Science museum.

  • By Heisenberg on 12-03-18

Enjoyable nuggets of science discovery

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Reviewed: 13-04-19

I'm enjoying the human stories and nuggets of information about scientific discoveries curated by the science museum in London and Bill Bryson, delivered by Bill Bryson in his unmistakable and brilliant story telling style!

  • Start Now. Get Perfect Later.

  • By: Rob Moore
  • Narrated by: Rob Moore
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

Hardly anyone gets it right the first time, but many of us are crippled by indecision and fear of failure. The desire to get it right can inhibit us from getting started. In this book Rob Moore, the best-selling author of Money, shows that the quickest way to perfect is starting right now and improving as you go. This book will show you how to launch your business or idea, begin the next phase of your career and overcome self-doubt - right away. Get perfect later; get started now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I started NOW

  • By Adrienne on 24-08-18

Good well thought out advice

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Reviewed: 13-04-19

Decision making, efficiency and getting organised for success don't just happen by accident it takes consideration and tweaking of what you spend your time on. I like Rob's direct style and his advice is logical well thought out and if listened to it will give you a kick up the ass to get going at what you want to do. (i think it's worth listening to a 2nd time)

  • Gut

  • By: Giulia Enders
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665

The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have to redress the balance

  • By David J James on 13-03-16

Interesting and useful information for life

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Reviewed: 28-03-19

A topic I'm interested in and a lot of what was covered I have instinctively felt was true, good information and worth a listen.

  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417

Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Fact Pact Bryson

  • By Stewart Webb on 06-06-10

Very interesting

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Reviewed: 11-03-19

Full of interesting facts, snippets of people's life stories all tied together by advances made in human living conditions in relationship to different rooms of a house.

  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,996
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    5 out of 5 stars 3,484
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    5 out of 5 stars 3,410

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is Sleep just for the Weak?

  • By R Blades on 15-01-18

Utterly fascinating, an education on sleep!

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Reviewed: 10-02-19

Everyone should read/listen to this book, it's an instruction manual for the core human need of Sleep!