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Gopal Peddinti

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  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,592

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for anyone interested in world events!

  • By JenniferL on 28-04-18

Very nice and positive book

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Reviewed: 11-04-19

I think the cental idea of the book is simple and common sense, but the author provides important statistics and logic to reinforce it. After all, why should we trust common sense instead of being systematic and factful? Wonderful book overall, and I will definitely recommend it to many friends. Helps you see the world in a much more positive light!

Very nice reading too, with a soothing voice and tone pay to the topic.

  • Playful Parenting

  • By: Lawrence J. Cohen Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Lawrence J. Cohen Ph.D.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Playful Parenting means joining children in their world of play, focusing on connection and confidence, giggling and roughhousing, and following your child's lead. This audiobook is an exciting approach to raising children that will help you nurture close relationships and solve behavior problems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful book

  • By H on 10-11-11

Changed my parenting style!

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Reviewed: 28-12-18

This book is one of the most practical parenting books I have listened to. It definitely has changed my perspective on parenting and has been very helpful so far.

  • The Da Vinci Code

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406

Winner of the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2005.

A murder in the silent, late night halls of the Louvre reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his cryptographer daughter and her symbologist friend can untangle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Nicholas on 11-09-06

Great story brilliantly narrated

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Reviewed: 09-11-18

The story was very good. The narration made it even better. Kudos to Jeff Harding.

  • Unstoppable

  • My Life So Far
  • By: Maria Sharapova
  • Narrated by: Maria Sharapova
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Unstoppable is the fiercely honest, fearless, darkly funny autobiography of global tennis star Maria Sharapova. In the middle of the night, a father and his daughter step off a Greyhound bus in Florida and head straight to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. They ring the bell, though no-one is expecting them and they don't speak English. They have arrived from Russia with just 700 dollars and the conviction that this six-year-old girl will be the world's next great tennis star. They are right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful honest book

  • By Anonymous User on 15-09-17

An inspirational story

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Reviewed: 04-10-18

I absolutely loved this book. A story that has touched my heart and stirred emotions. Her story is certainly very inspiring. But what I liked equally was her brutal honesty and simplicity.

  • Long Walk to Freedom, Vol. 1

  • 1918-1962
  • By: Nelson Mandela
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Kofi Annan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how a man rose so far, only to be sentenced to life imprisonment. Emotive and compelling, this is the story of an epic life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Oh dear!

  • By Jane on 21-11-17

Great book, great performance

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Reviewed: 02-10-18

Long walk to freedom is one of the most inspiring books for me. Impeccable life very well written and presented.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anna Karenina

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 35 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
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    4 out of 5 stars 260

Leo Tolstoy's classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A book for reading

  • By S. Perry on 22-04-17

Impeccable novel and great performance

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Reviewed: 28-07-18

Very beautiful, though very sad, story - loved it. The reader's performance was also great.

  • How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

  • A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7
  • By: Joanna Faber, Julie King
  • Narrated by: Heather Alicia Simms, Michele Pawk, Candace Thaxton, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

What do you do with a little kid who...won't brush her teeth...screams in his car seat...pinches the baby...refuses to eat vegetables...runs rampant in the supermarket? Organized according to common challenges and conflicts, this book is an essential emergency first-aid manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very-very-very good

  • By Szabolcs S. on 11-11-17

Very practical; I highly recommend

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Reviewed: 05-07-18

This is the best among the couple of books I read. The conversational style of the book makes content easy and interesting to follow. Advice is totally practical.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • By: Rebecca Skloot
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became one of the most important tools in medicine

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating...and I don't really like science

  • By Helen on 10-03-15

Brilliant book

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Reviewed: 27-06-18

Excellent book and excellent performance by the reader. I am a computer scientist with a focus on life sciences, and associated HeLa cells with the person they came from only when I chanced upon this book. This book opens up the human story behind one of the workhorses of cancer research and beyond, and many ethical issues around research on human derived samples. It was heartbreaking at times to hear how poorly the patients were treated just a few decades ago.