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leeds, west yorks, United Kingdom
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  • Bad Blood

  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,236

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar start-up, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up ‘unicorn’ promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-08-18

interesting insight to silicon valley

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

gripping true yarn about how good intentions get perverted by desire for success and money. fake it til you make it gone wrong...

  • Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?

  • The Epic Saga of the Bird That Powers Civilisation
  • By: Andrew Lawler
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe - the chicken. Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates’ last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using it. Catholic popes, African shamans, Chinese philosophers, and Muslim mystics praised it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Why did the Chicken become so boring?

  • By S W Davies on 18-02-17

chickens? Well, their history seems to be ours

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

Reviewed: 17-06-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed listening to the performance.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

There is a section on the evolutional development of the chicken. The Cock ( pun intended and expanded on in the text) and its traits are entwined in human culture which is an absolute eye opener.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have given the time.

Any additional comments?

I've been telling my friends snippets about this book for weeks. They think me strange but the history of the chicken is inextricably linked with us. And this is a fascinating book delivered in an entertaining ( ok relatively) and accessible way.

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  • The Antidote

  • Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking
  • By: Oliver Burkeman
  • Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527

In this fascinating new book which he narrates himself, Oliver Burkeman argues that "positive thinking" and relentless optimism aren't the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem. And that there is, in fact, an alternative path to contentment and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid - uncertainty, insecurity, pessimism, and failure. Thought-provoking, counterintuitive, and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is a celebration of the power of negative thinking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Antidote just another path to the truth

  • By Mark on 11-01-13

An enlightening enlightenment

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

Reviewed: 17-06-15

Where does The Antidote rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Ive listened to many audiobooks, I think this will rank as one of the few I'll listen to over again.

What did you like best about this story?

Having read lots of self help books, this refreshing introduction to common sense balanced thinking is an eye opener. From cults worshiping death ( not what you'd think) to stoicism - also not what you'd think it kept me engaged and contemplating through the day.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The article on stoicism chimed best with me

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listen in the car on the way to work, whatever I hear I think on during the day. Making this a great book.

  • Trading Your Way to Success

  • The Business Builders
  • By: Greg Secker
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

For more than a decade, Greg Secker has been an extremely successful trader, coach and business leader. With a passion for life and work that is contagious, Greg sets his goals high and is consistently achieving them. At aged 24, he was vice-president to a major US investment bank, being responsible for the online trading of billions of dollars in the currency markets. Then in 2003, after training friends to trade from his living room, Greg founded Knowledge to Action Ltd.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what it says on the tin.

  • By Mark on 29-11-09

Not what it says on the tin.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-09

The audiobook does make some good points about spurring you to action. But it does not tell you how to 'trade your way to success'.

It is structured around Greg telling his story of how he built his business, teaching others to trade.

Greg's insights, although in my view repeating principles from other authors are interesting.

I would further question Greg's freeness of speech and value of his entrepreneurial advice. From the content of the book he appears to have developed his business from a very privileged position of being very cash rich. I may have misunderstood this (although I don't think I have).

The book is intersting from the perspective of what Greg has done and his insights.

I would not recommend it as a tool to 'Trading your way to success' or building your own business, unless of course you are cash rich and in the business of training others to trade.

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