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  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,856

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

Valid truths wrapped in an interesting story.

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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: 30-01-19

Listen very well, book also carries a valuable message that I think is worthwhile, at least, consideration.

  • The Panama Papers

  • How the World's Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money
  • By: Frederik Obermaier, Bastian Obermayer
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

Late one evening, investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer receives an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels he then receives documents showing a mysterious bank transfer for $500,000,000 in gold. This is just the beginning. Obermayer and fellow Süddeutsche Zeitung journalist Frederik Obermaier find themselves immersed in a secret world where complex networks of shell companies help to hide people who don't want to be found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-read. Simple as that

  • By phil chadwick on 18-12-16

Great book full of sad stories.

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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: 12-04-18

Nonetheless true eye opener. For all that can stomach the state of world affairs in XXI centaury-must read.

  • The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

  • By: John Perkins
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men". John Perkins wrote that economic hit men (EHM) "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TERRIFYING!!!

  • By Plamen on 24-08-18

Sad story. Great read I am glad I have bought this

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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: 28-01-18

Hypocrisy of the western world is overhelming :(. It is also sad to see that even supposedly intelligent folks believe what they are they being told by their govs and deny the truth. Majority of us believes in the world order that does not exists. On positive string maybe we are on 300-400 y'old path to the ideal model and from historical perpective we are changing. It is just not fastenough to see it over lifetime...

  • 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

The most dissapointing read ever!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

If anyone benefited from spending time with this production it would have to be total beginner who has no clue about what Big Data means. Even then there is probably number of better positions explaining subject and saving a reader from cliches. In fact I call it a book of cliche! Never seen so many in one place; author also likes word "huge" and use it everywhere replacing need for quantifiable data. Surely, specific details are not what the writer is bothered with here. Huge for all and we done ;). BTW. Facebook came up with some of most powerful/known Big Data platforms and arguably is the biggest R&D player in the area; not mere user. I expected that the author of the book would know/mention that. Summing up, book seems like written by marketing people for marketing audience; little substance and a lot of big meaningless words.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

  • By: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Mutiny. Disease. Starvation. Cannibals. From the ancient wayfarers to modern astronauts, world explorers have blazed trails fraught with danger. Yet, as History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration vividly demonstrates, exploration continues to be one of humanity's deepest impulses. Across 24 lectures that unveil the process by which we came to know the far reaches of our planet, you'll witness the awe-inspiring and surprisingly interconnected tale of global exploration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and informative

  • By Peter Craig on 09-05-15

Interesting subject, somehow disappointing content

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Good to listen, though little details. I feel i did not get enough information on described personas. Anyway it is the best thing on a subject known to me.

  • The Art of Investing: Lessons from History's Greatest Traders

  • By: John M. Longo, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John M. Longo
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

The Art of Investing: Lessons from History's Greatest Traders profiles over 30 men and women at the pinnacle of the investing field, including Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio, John Bogle, Peter Lynch, George Soros, T. Rowe Price, Jr., Linda Bradford Raschke, David Dreman, Michael Burry, and others involved in such ventures as value stocks, growth stocks, mutual funds, index funds, hedge funds, commodity futures, private equity, sovereign wealth, distressed assets, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but let down by Audible

  • By Wiki on 25-03-19

Rather hard to follow, full of great ideas though.

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

Reviewed: 21-06-17

Interesting bit, but would require a lot of googling to find out more about the covered stories - it is rather quick, brief guide through many biographies and general look on a trading logic from various successful investors perspectives
- I got an impression that one could earn more reading wiki.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • English Grammar Boot Camp

  • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Grammar! For many of us, the word triggers memories of finger-wagging schoolteachers, and of wrestling with the ambiguous and complicated rules of using formal language. But what is grammar? In fact, it's the integral basis of how we speak and write. As such, a refined awareness of grammar opens a world of possibilities for both your pleasure in the English language and your skill in using it, in both speech and the written word.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not really a grammar boot camp

  • By IanW on 23-01-18

Like!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-06-17

It is good to hear about grammar ! Would be great to remember .

1 of 3 people found this review helpful