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Oti Mesz

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  • Alibaba

  • The House That Jack Ma Built
  • By: Duncan Clark
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring but narrated by wrong person

  • By alexkusuma on 30-05-2017

great for learning about China too

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

Reviewed: 07-12-2018

it was well written and read. I enjoyed learning about Jack's early days as well as the Alibaba beast he created.

  • No One Belongs Here More Than You

  • By: Miranda July
  • Narrated by: Miranda July
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

In her remarkable stories of seemingly ordinary people living extraordinary lives, Miranda July reveals how a single moment can change everything. Whether writing about a middle-aged woman's obsession with Prince William, or an aging factory worker who has never been in love, the result is startling, sexy and tender by turns. One of the most acclaimed debuts of recent years, Miranda July is a brilliant new voice in fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No one belongs here more than you.

  • By Penny on 06-08-2016

after 6 stories I stopped.

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-2018

it's not my thing. I found the stories quite weird (in some cases, gross). I don't think I'm the target demographic (male, in 30s). I was looking for something short and funny. I went as far as un-downloading it so I don't play it by accident. I'm sorry about being mean, it's just not my thing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rosie Project

  • Don Tillman, Book 1
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197

The art of love is never a science.: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs The Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a 16-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Yet, Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities and. Don easily disqualifies her as a suitable candidate (even if she is "quite intelligent for a barmaid").

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully engaging

  • By Jayltee on 24-10-2014

very funny, gripping and a great story

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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: 12-03-2018

The narration was done perfectly and the story had a lot of heart to it. highly recommended

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 29 year old female photographer

  • By Stacey on 11-06-2017

awesome

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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: 17-02-2018

it's really good. it takes about 15 minutes to start enjoying it. it was a great listen and I learnt a few things about working with other people.

  • Trump: The Art of the Deal

  • By: Donald J. Trump, Tony Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Donald J. Trump
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hood book

  • By Codie Vincent on 22-01-2018

Contradictions in every chapter. Well narrated.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-2018

The insights into Trumps life were good. Unfortunately it was hard to take his advice because it would contradict itself even in the examples he gives. The narrator does a good job of trying to make it interesting with good tones and timely pauses. I didn't learn as much as I would have liked to.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

The Audacity of Hope
    Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
    
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    Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    91 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • The Audacity of Hope

  • Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By J. Stevenson on 21-08-2017

Awesome. A good read for a capitalist conservative

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

Reviewed: 13-12-2017

A very clear and inspiring look at solving problems from another perspective. There's quite a few ironies in it seeing he wrote it before he was president and before the right wing Trump movement that followed him.

  • The German Chancellor Angela Merkel

  • A Short Biography
  • By: Ryan Young
  • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Angela Merkel is a German politician best known as the first female chancellor of Germany and one of the architects of the European Union. Trained as a physicist, Merkel entered politics after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. Rising to the position of chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union party, Merkel became Germany's first female chancellor following the 2005 national elections. Merkel is a prominent figure within the European Union and has helped turn Germany into one of the world's leading nations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ok for a short read

  • By Oti Mesz on 26-11-2017

ok for a short read

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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: 26-11-2017

there was a lot of background on Merkel's political career. not much on her personal life or her handling of the Ukraine conflict. it covered her belief in the refugee crisis well.

  • If I Could Tell You Just One Thing

  • Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice
  • By: Richard Reed
  • Narrated by: Richard Reed
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Richard Reed built Innocent Drinks from a smoothie stall on a street corner to one of the biggest brands in Britain. He credits his success to four brilliant pieces of advice, each given to him just when he needed them most. Ever since, it has been Richard's habit, whenever he meets somebody he admires, to ask them for their best piece of advice. If they could tell him just one thing, what would it be? Richard has collected pearls of wisdom from some of the most remarkable, inspiring and game-changing people in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it. it was really well read and inspiring.

  • By Oti Mesz on 17-11-2017

loved it. it was really well read and inspiring.

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

Reviewed: 17-11-2017

A good book that puts things in perspective. lots of advice that appears to contradict at first but when listened to in context, is a gem

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tipping Point

  • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

In this brilliant and original audiobook, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the 'tipping point', that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full version is better

  • By awoossii on 11-01-2015

incomplete recording

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-2017

chapter 7 and 8 (in part 3) is missing. I found this out when reading the book summary on another website.