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  • Shantaram

  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 43 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,411

A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AN ABSOLUTELY, MAGNIFICENT , MASTERPIECE!!

  • By Bernice on 24-11-16

best novel I have ever read... period!

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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: 05-06-19

gripping story. very moving, philosophical, and very descriptive of the place/era. reminds me of Victor Hugo novels only more entertaining

  • Big Data in Practice

  • How 45 Successful Companies Used Big Data Analytics to Deliver Extraordinary Results
  • By: Bernard Marr
  • Narrated by: Piers Hampton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

The best-selling author of Big Data is back, this time with a unique and in-depth insight into how specific companies use big data. Big data is on the tip of everyone's tongue. Everyone understands its power and importance, but many fail to grasp the actionable steps and resources required to utilise it effectively. This book fills the knowledge gap by showing how major companies are using big data every day, from an up-close, on-the-ground perspective.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The most dissapointing read ever!

  • By AGNIESZKA on 07-09-17

Good insight for the uninitiated in data mining

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-17

Good read. The voice is a bit monotonic but the book is worth listening to. It gives a glimpse to the way data mining is increasing playing a major role in bussiness

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  • A Piece of the Sun

  • The Quest for Fusion Energy
  • By: Daniel Clery
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Our rapidly industrializing world has an insatiable hunger for energy and conventional sources are struggling to meet demand. Oil is running out, coal is damaging our climate, many nations are abandoning nuclear, yet solar, wind, and water will never be a complete replacement. The solution, says Daniel Clery in this deeply researched and revelatory book, is to be found in the original energy source: the Sun itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great summary of Nuclear Fusion efforts

  • By Mehfoos on 18-06-17

well written history of fusion research

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

Reviewed: 02-02-15

highly recommend. a detailed and nicely constructed history of fusion. simple and easy to understand