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  • Dreaming in Code

  • Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
  • By: Scott Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Their story takes us through a maze of dead ends and exhilarating breakthroughs as they and their colleagues wrestle not only with the abstraction of code but with the unpredictability of human behavior, especially their own. Along the way, we encounter black holes, turtles, snakes, dragons, axe-sharpening, and yak-shaving - and take a guided tour through the theories and methods, both brilliant and misguided, that litter the history of software development, from the famous "mythical man-month" to Extreme Programming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed but probably not for everyone

  • By Skootaman on 10-01-15

(Appears to do) a good job of explaining software

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-15

I'm a programmer so it's not easy for me to put my self in the lay persons shoes, but this book feels like it does a good job of explaining why you're software crashes to a non-technical audience.

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  • The Fall Revolution 4

  • The Sky Road
  • By: Ken Macleod
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Centuries after the catastrophic Deliverance, humanity is again reaching into space. And Clovis, a young scholar working in the spaceship-construction yard, could make the difference between success and failure. For his mysterious new lover, Merrial, has seduced him into the idea of extrapolating the ship's future from the dark archives of the past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Locely interlaced story lines

  • By Heather on 01-12-13

Locely interlaced story lines

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-13

What did you like most about The Fall Revolution 4?

While initially a little confusing, with way the two story lines interplay really makes this story.

What about Lucy Paterson’s performance did you like?

The other three books of the fall revolution where read by male readers, so lucy was initially a little jarring however by the end of the first chapter it became clear why a female voice artist was used and Lucy was a wonderful choice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end of the book was a very fitting conclusion to the series.