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Great book

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Reviewed: 07-02-2021

This book is an excellent overview of dyslexia and the reading brain. It gives a thorough history of writing and reading, as well as describing what happens in the brain during these processes. I can highly recommend reading this if you’re interested in any of those things. I will be buying the physical book of this.

Always great work from Annie Jacobsen

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Reviewed: 27-01-2021

This is another thorough narrative of the use of biometrics in the battlefield and beyond. Jacobsen explores the use of biometric data in the establishment of a western style Rule of Law judiciary system in Afghanistan via the story of a young platoon.

Great read!

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Reviewed: 02-01-2020

Really informative book about Robert Iger’s career with Disney. Traces the highlights of a long work history.

Book is well written and narration is great. I would have preferred a little more detail on some of the financial analysis and predictive models used in the acquisition process, but that’s just me.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

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Reviewed: 29-08-2019

I enjoyed this audio book very much. Atul Gawande looks back over his career and into his entire field with a critical eye and explores how to improve things along the way. the principles can be used for any one, any job, in any field.

some excellent take aways to put into practice.

Great listen

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Reviewed: 29-08-2019

Covers so much about dinosaurs (and non-dinosaurs) without too much detail and well paced out.

Alright, too heavy on the Bible stories

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Reviewed: 28-03-2019

There are some great stories about the authors encounters and work with the homeless, but these are too few and far between the Jesus and bible references.

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Great introduction to anarchism

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Reviewed: 26-03-2019

This is a great introduction to the field of anarchism. A little brief, but that was expected given the length.

This provides you with the history of the movement, key people and influential writing and other key arguments.

Well worth the listen.

Good for nostalgia - audio from a documentary film

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Reviewed: 25-03-2019

Very nostalgic documentary of people going through their memories of VHS - artwork, movies, film making, video stores etc.

Literally is the audio of a documentary film, people are interviewed about difference aspects of the VHS era. The film version of this would have the names of who these people are on the screen, but here there is no indication (some are obvious such as Lloyd Kaufman and Phil Anselmo).

There are also references to things that would be better on film, especially when they are talking about their favourite VHS artwork (e.g. "look at this one" comments).

Still, overall it is an entertaining listen, brings back a lot of memories from that time and it is great to hear what some key people have to say on the matter.

Great for Metal fans

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Reviewed: 20-03-2019

Great book for fans of the label and metal in general.

Also it’s great to see some representation for the scene in quality audio books by key people. Metal Blade played such a pivotal role in the early scene and it continues to this day.

Gives a good account of the label (and before), good audio quality although it is read by the author not a professional.