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  • The Big Short

  • Inside the Doomsday Machine
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs, Michael Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902

The long-awaited follow-up to the global best-seller Liar's Poker, The Big Short tells a story of spectacular, epic folly. It has taken the world's greatest financial meltdown to bring Michael Lewis back to the subject that made him famous. His international best seller Liar's Poker exposed the greed and carnage of the City and Wall Street in the 1980s; he wrote it as a cautionary tale, but people seem to have read it as a how-to guide. Now, he wants to settle accounts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-Primes for Dummies

  • By Olivier on 23-01-13

Superb book

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

I love all of Micheal Lewis's books and this was one of my favourites. Explains why 2008 happened in great detail

  • Bounce

  • Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: James Clamp
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746

Few things in life are more satisfying than beating a rival. We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field or at the ballot box, in the office or in the classroom. In this bold new look at human behavior, award-winning journalist and Olympian Matthew Syed explores the truth about our competitive nature: why we win, why we don't, and how we really play the game of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • so much more than the title suggests

  • By Mr. R. D. Cox on 20-06-11

Enlightening with takeaways for amateur athletes

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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: 25-09-17

Any additional comments?

I now look at professional athletes in a different way. Explains the dedication and hard work that every top athlete goes through. Enough scientific research to back up the ideas in the book. I found a few take aways that I can use when playing squash which makes it more than worth it. I listened to the book in a few sittings as I found it very captivating.

  • Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded)

  • How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
  • By: John Medina
  • Narrated by: John Medina
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

In Brain Rules for Baby, Dr. John Medina shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging broad coverage

  • By tablet user on 08-10-17

Excellent audio book for a new parent.

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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: 25-09-17

What did you like most about Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded)?

The narration by John Medina is the best I have heard on audible by some distance. The content is excellent as well. As a scientific minded father I wanted to know what modern science has to say on baby development and this book delivers it without bias.

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