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Georgi Vladkov Petkov

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  • A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics

  • A Neuroscientist on How to Make Sense of a Complex World
  • By: Daniel Levitin
  • Narrated by: Dan Piraro
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

We live in a world of information overload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we're bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live and what they think. In a world where anyone can become an expert at the click of a button, being able to see through the tricks played with statistics is more necessary than ever before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore it at your own cost!

  • By Georgi Vladkov Petkov on 06-03-17

Ignore it at your own cost!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-17

Definitely one of the top 10 books I have listened to recently. Well thought out and presented.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Mindware

  • Tools for Smart Thinking
  • By: Richard E. Nisbett
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives at home, work, and school to help us think smarter and more effectively about our behavior and the world around us. Surprisingly, many of these ideas remain unknown to most of us. In Mindware, the world-renowned psychologist Richard Nisbett presents these ideas in clear and accessible detail, offering a tool kit for better thinking and wiser decisions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable listen and content

  • By Mat Brunt on 02-05-18

Eyeopener

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-01-17

I'm impressed with the well structured and informative story. The author is using as stepping stones well known theories which he explains in everyday life contexts. Well worth the time to listen to the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The New Market Wizards

  • Conversations with America's Top Traders
  • By: Jack D. Schwager
  • Narrated by: DJ Holte
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Some traders distinguish themselves from the herd. These supertraders make millions of dollars - sometimes in hours - and consistently outperform their peers. As he did in his acclaimed national best seller, Market Wizards, Jack Schwager interviews a host of these supertraders, spectacular winners whose success occurs across a spectrum of financial markets. These traders use different methods, but they all share an edge. How do they do it? What separates them from the others? What can they teach the average trader or investor?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're a trader, buy this.

  • By Mr on 22-11-17

Obligatory reading.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-10-16

The start of the book is a bit boring but as it moves to the dialogues with the top traders it gets immensely instructive.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Poetry Please

  • By: Adjoa Andoh
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million listeners a week, has become a unique record of the country's best-loved poems over the decades since its inception. The BBC has looked back through its rich archive of recordings to produce a poll of the most asked-for and most broadcast pieces ever: 50 of those poems are read here by Adjoa Andoh and Anton Lesser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring

  • By Georgi Vladkov Petkov on 19-05-16

Inspiring

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Reviewed: 19-05-16

I truly loved it.
Wonderful, clear narration overflowing with emotions.
I would highly recommend to anyone.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

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

Obligatory reading for parents

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Reviewed: 18-04-16

Entertaining and informative, the book lays down the basics of rasing happy and smart kids supported by science.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 500 Really Useful English Phrases

  • By: Jenny Smith
  • Narrated by: Jus Sargeant
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

After years of teaching intermediate students who never seemed to improve, I decided to find out what the problem was. Essentially, intermediate students get stuck because learning at this stage is a different type of learning than at the beginner stage. You have mastered the grammar and the basic vocabulary, but most textbooks just carry on like nothing has changed. However, what you need at the intermediate stage is not just more dry grammar and lists of vocabulary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instructive

  • By Georgi Vladkov Petkov on 01-04-16

Instructive

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-04-16

Great story that helps you to immerse yourself in everyday English while giving you the nitty -gritty of the language.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Etymologicon

  • A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
  • By: Mark Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

A quirky, entertaining and thought-provoking tour of the unexpected connections between words, read by Simon Shepherd. What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and hilarious book

  • By Will on 06-01-13

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 10-03-16

Opulent vocabulary that will impart immense
knowledge about English language and how it developed.
The narrative is clear and augment the embodied intricate humor.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Building a Better Vocabulary

  • By: Kevin Flanigan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kevin Flanigan
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Building a Better Vocabulary offers an intriguing look at the nuts and bolts of English, teaches you the etymology and morphology - or the history and structure - of words, and delves into the cognitive science behind committing new words to long-term memory. By the end of the 36 enjoyable lectures, you will have a practical framework for continuing to build your vocabulary by discovering new words and fully mastering the nuances of familiar ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delectable, Illuminating and Nonpareil

  • By Mark on 22-08-15

An informative book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-16

It's been a pleasure to listen to Professor Flanagan, who shed light on my understanding of English.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • How the Mind Works

  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent But Long Winded

  • By Christopher Wilton on 19-01-12

Mind blowing

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-16

It feels like everything you have learnt could be turned upside down in a flash and it still makes sense.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete English Master: 36 Topics for Fluency

  • Master English in 12 Topics, Book 4
  • By: Jenny Smith
  • Narrated by: Jus Sargeant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

This book is all three volumes of the very popular Master English in 12 Topics series. Once you master the vocabulary in this book, you will have a very good foundation for speaking fluently about 36 everyday topics. This book is the ultimate stepping stone from intermediate to advanced English.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Useful.

  • By Cliente Amazon on 13-01-18

Superb

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-15

Very compressed and useful explanation of many words. It really helps to expand your vocabulary size with examples of real life conversations.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful