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  • Accessory to War

  • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
  • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson - introduction
  • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions", say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but the last one was better

  • By Dan on 12-01-2019

Good but the last one was better

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

Reviewed: 12-01-2019

It was good and interesting, but I definitely preferred Niels first book a lot more.

  • Strategic Thinking Skills

  • By: Stanley K. Ridgley, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Stanley K. Ridgley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Start making savvier decisions and outsmart your competitors with greater confidence and ease with this simple and comprehensive guide to the skills, tactics, techniques, tools, case studies, and lessons behind strategic thinking. Professor Ridgley has crafted these 24 lectures as an accessible way to engage with thinking that will help you think-and act-more strategically in business and in your own life, whether you're the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or you're preparing to embark on a new career path.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • too US oriented

  • By Anonymous User on 25-10-2018

Its good. But really war heavy.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-2018

It felt like 80% of it was about war strategy that didn't seem all that relevant to what I was hoping for (more business strategy). There was some good business strategy stuff I'm there and the war stuff sorta translates to business but it's a bit of a leap in my mind.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well it's no "The Martian"

  • By Craig on 18-11-2017

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: 24-03-2018

This was great. Performed really well and super gripping. I also really loved how in-depth the science was everything had been thought of, it's part of the new era of sci fi that we need to keep our imaginations ticking with what's possible.

  • Critical Business Skills for Success

  • By: The Great Courses, Clinton O. Longenecker, Eric Sussman, and others
  • Narrated by: Clinton O. Longenecker, Eric Sussman, Michael A. Roberto, and others
  • Length: 31 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

What does it take to reach success in business - the kind of success that lasts? How do you set yourself apart from competitors or venture out into different markets? What does it take to develop streamlined processes, become a stronger team leader, and work your way up the corporate ladder?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very detailed

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-01-2017

great!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-2017

One of the best business resources I've found on audible. some great insights into many different parts of business. who needs an MBA

  • The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

  • By: Michael Dues, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Dues
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

In 24 lectures brimming with practical tips, tools, and techniques everyone can use to better manage conflict in his or her professional and personal lives, gain the essential skills of conflict management. As presented by Professor Dues, these lectures will show you how to effectively deal with conflicts of all kinds, using the "win-win" model that has dominated the field for the past six decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Lecturer, Easy Listen

  • By Lori on 02-12-2015

If everyone listened to this...

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-10-2017

the world would be better. I'm listening specifically for business use and it's given me heaps of ideas for managing conflict at work!

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  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth while

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-04-2016
  • Eat That Frog!
  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy

Poor quality recording but good book

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

Reviewed: 30-06-2017

shame about the recording quality but I think there was some good content in there. It's all pretty common sense really... Just need to implement

  • Ready for Anything

  • 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Discover David Allen's powerful productivity principles and vastly increase your ability to work better, not harder - every day. He asks listeners what's holding them back and shows how all of us can be "ready for anything" - with a clear mind, a clear deck, and clear intentions. This is the perfect audiobook for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good overview but

  • By Dan on 28-06-2017

Good overview but

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

Reviewed: 28-06-2017

Its a good overview but nothing new on getting things done so probably no need if you've ready read that

  • Getting Things Done

  • The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

David Allen reads an all-new edition of his popular self-help classic for managing work-life balance in the 21st century - now updated for the new challenges facing individuals and organizations in today's rapidly changing world. Since it was first published more than 15 years ago, David Allen's Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era and the ultimate book on personal organization.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Useful but too long

  • By Joanna on 01-06-2018

I got stuff done

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-2017

while listening to this I was gradually putting it into place in my home/work life. now I feel super organised and I have already got stuff done! Yus!

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  • To Sell Is Human

  • The Surprising Truth about Persuading, Convincing and Influencing Others
  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

In this new book from the best-selling author of Drive, Dan Pink explores the ways in which we can all improve our sales skills in every area of our lives and identifies the three personal qualities and four essential skills necessary to move people. Relying on science rather than platitudes and analysis instead of exhortation, Dan builds on his own sales experience and on the profiles of some of the world's best salespeople - and makes us look again at our own sales skills.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-05-2016

A good overview of sales

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

Reviewed: 06-02-2017

takes a while to get into it. I skipped through to chaper 3 or 4 because I was time poor. But useful information.

  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

  • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 120

"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • engrossing!

  • By Mars on 10-10-2015

I probably need to listen to it a few times

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-2017

There are obviously a lot of very complicated ideas I'm this audio book. You'd definitely need a basic understanding of science to grasp it... but it does a good job of explaining special relativity simply. Quantum physics and general relativity I will need to re listen to!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful