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I really was looking forward to this...

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2020

But I just didn't get into it. And I've read all of the titles on similar subject matter. Granted I'm a nerd, this goes into too much basic back story that I became bored. Others may not.

Really wanted to enjoy this

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2020

But struggled to get into it. Granted I'm a nerd and didn't need the introductions it kept on providing.

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Surprisingly great storyline

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Reviewed: 27-02-2020

Um not one to usually enjoy these subjects hence my review. It's just a great story from start to finish. If you are even a tiny bit scientific or analytical get into it.

Just a great story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2020

It may be old, but the characters are lovable and the author tells a great story. It still has relevance today as most of the agencies have not changed.

this book just blew me away. magnificent

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-08-2019

I had been putting this off for all the wrong reasons. It was simply breathtaking.

I'm a dude and i just loved this. Swooon

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-2017

What made the experience of listening to How to Murder Your Life the most enjoyable?

I'm a programmer in tech, and i discovered her from one of her viral 'accidental' articles. My life has also been shaped by such 'accidents' which made my parents cringe and want to send me away, but when i look back, i fricken wouldnt change them for the world. Fascinated by cat, i dug deeper. All my other audible purchases were tech books and biographies, but this had me from start to finish.

What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Murder Your Life?

Story after story. But I just loved how underneath it all she had her role models who she acknowledged and appreciated in a way that makes you realise how important these leaders are (but seldom exist, or are never encouraged in professional life). It moved me how one simple letter that she kept by her bed side kept her moving forward and gave her value\purpose. DO MORE OF THESE LITTLE THINGS PEOPLE.

What about Cat Marnell’s performance did you like?

I fricken loved her as a narrator. And i'm aussie, and often the yank accident can grind away at my ability to persist. But no Cat had expression in all the right places. Emphasis and confidence without arrogance.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Her credits at the end, and the things she remembered most from all her experiences with individuals that affected her. Especially her 'lucky mag' boss.

Any additional comments?

Ive been her (but a guy) and just amazed how many similar stories i have. Except none of the bosses which have nurtured me like her. What a difference they make.

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The best biography I have read/listened to.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-2017

Where does Elon Musk rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 5 best audibles. Thoroughly entertaining for a tech head.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elon is an enigma, but i really feel for all his devoted staff who ran the gauntlet and were disposed off without hesitation.

Have you listened to any of Fred Sanders’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Not of this planet.

Any additional comments?

I love the anecdotes of the grit that went on behind the scenes. I wanted more explanation of how they overcame the challenges which the book made emphatic mention of, but did not elaborate (how did they solve the explosive battery issue?).

a joke. terribly narrated. no effort or useful inf

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-05-2016

a joke. terribly narrated. no effort or useful info u dont get from any number of sites.

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Repetitive and shallow

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-2016

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I listened to about half and got bored. I have read\listened to countless other technology\ cyber crime titles and this one to me was repetitive and didnt grab me. I was dissapointed.

What could Marc Goodman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Anecdotes and more technical depth into examples and how the crims did what they did. The tricks they used

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Boring, repetitive, learnt nothing

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-2016

Would you try another book written by David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg or narrated by Peter Ganim?

No

What could David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Some convincing science. There was nothing linking gluten to brain science. So vague and never developed anything. just tried to use convincing language with no basis.

What three words best describe Peter Ganim’s voice?

At the start he was way to emotive.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I wanted to like the idea that Gluten was the devil. But alas I left uncovinced.