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Here is a sampling of some of the books I've listened to recently:

 

Non-Fiction Audiobooks

 Rating- 4/5  Steve Jobs was a complicated genius.  I loved the Apple history in addition to his story.  Long but goes fast.

Rating- 4/5

Steve Jobs was a complicated genius.  I loved the Apple history in addition to his story.  Long but goes fast.

 Rating- 4.5/5  I've read this book 4 times.   Jony has a unique perspective on product design and was the driving force behind all of Apple's big hits.

Rating- 4.5/5

I've read this book 4 times.   Jony has a unique perspective on product design and was the driving force behind all of Apple's big hits.

 Rating- 4/5  Facinating.  Gives some understanding behind what drives Elon.  He isn't as charismatic as Jobs.  More book smart than street smart.  

Rating- 4/5

Facinating.  Gives some understanding behind what drives Elon.  He isn't as charismatic as Jobs.  More book smart than street smart.  

 Rating 4/5  Bezos isn't as interesting of a person as Jobs or Musk but he is also incredibly driven.  Cool to hear about Amazon's origins.  

Rating 4/5

Bezos isn't as interesting of a person as Jobs or Musk but he is also incredibly driven.  Cool to hear about Amazon's origins.  

 
 Rating- 5/5  This my the ONLY 5/5 rating.  LOVED THIS.  Fascinating story.  A big plot twist.  Mike Brown is really smart and really funny.  #RIPpluto

Rating- 5/5

This my the ONLY 5/5 rating.  LOVED THIS.  Fascinating story.  A big plot twist.  Mike Brown is really smart and really funny.  #RIPpluto

 Rating- 4/5  Cool look at early NASA (specifically the harrowing Apollo 13 mission).  Amazed at what they could do with so little.  Gene Kranz is a legend with ice water running through his veins.

Rating- 4/5

Cool look at early NASA (specifically the harrowing Apollo 13 mission).  Amazed at what they could do with so little.  Gene Kranz is a legend with ice water running through his veins.

 Rating 4.5/5  I know Rob and he is an amazing communicator and brilliant.  The book conveys both.  Great overview of what it took to build my baby girl Curiosity.

Rating 4.5/5

I know Rob and he is an amazing communicator and brilliant.  The book conveys both.  Great overview of what it took to build my baby girl Curiosity.

 Rating 3.75/5  Adam has a reputation for having a big ego.  I feel like that came through a bit in the writting.  His take on Curiosity was more personal than Rob's.

Rating 3.75/5

Adam has a reputation for having a big ego.  I feel like that came through a bit in the writting.  His take on Curiosity was more personal than Rob's.

 
 Rating 4.5/5  Confession: I listened to the Hamilton soundtrack and loved it so much I wanted to learn more about him.  He's was a polymath savant.  The most intelligent of the founding fathers.  Basically single handedly created our market economy.  Really enjoyed this. 

Rating 4.5/5

Confession: I listened to the Hamilton soundtrack and loved it so much I wanted to learn more about him.  He's was a polymath savant.  The most intelligent of the founding fathers.  Basically single handedly created our market economy.  Really enjoyed this. 

 Rating 3.75/5  Read this after Hamilton and was let down.  Didn't feel as thorough and I felt like it portrayed Jefferson as one dimensional.  He's a renaissance man.  Fun to read about all the things he was curious about.

Rating 3.75/5

Read this after Hamilton and was let down.  Didn't feel as thorough and I felt like it portrayed Jefferson as one dimensional.  He's a renaissance man.  Fun to read about all the things he was curious about.

 Rating 4/5  Franklin is the man.  Brilliant inventor, author, and politician.  Charismatic and smooth with the ladies.  I'll probably do a video about him in the future.  Really enjoyable read.  He seems like the coolest of the founding fathers.

Rating 4/5

Franklin is the man.  Brilliant inventor, author, and politician.  Charismatic and smooth with the ladies.  I'll probably do a video about him in the future.  Really enjoyable read.  He seems like the coolest of the founding fathers.

 Rating 4/5  I'm currently reading this one but it feels more like Hamilton's biography since it's the same author.  Very througho.  Washington was a dignified man.  Probably the least intelligent of the founding fathers but a great leader and desicion maker.

Rating 4/5

I'm currently reading this one but it feels more like Hamilton's biography since it's the same author.  Very througho.  Washington was a dignified man.  Probably the least intelligent of the founding fathers but a great leader and desicion maker.

 
 Rating- 4/5  Listened to this while training for my half marathon.  This book will make you want to run and enjoy it.  Felt long at times but a facinating look and the super endurance (100 miles) runners 

Rating- 4/5

Listened to this while training for my half marathon.  This book will make you want to run and enjoy it.  Felt long at times but a facinating look and the super endurance (100 miles) runners 

 Rating- 4.5/5  Unbelievable story.  Super inspirational.  I can't believe the things this guy went through in his lifetime (e.g. olympic athlete, WW2 crash survivor, freaking shark attack survivor, POW camp survivor).

Rating- 4.5/5

Unbelievable story.  Super inspirational.  I can't believe the things this guy went through in his lifetime (e.g. olympic athlete, WW2 crash survivor, freaking shark attack survivor, POW camp survivor).

 Rating- 4/5  This guy is a Yale Law graduate but grew up in very rough situation in Kentucky.  It offers a good glimpse into the heart of blue collar white america and helps to dispel the myth that Trump won because a bunch of racists voted for him.  Changed my perception of the world a bit in a good way.

Rating- 4/5

This guy is a Yale Law graduate but grew up in very rough situation in Kentucky.  It offers a good glimpse into the heart of blue collar white america and helps to dispel the myth that Trump won because a bunch of racists voted for him.  Changed my perception of the world a bit in a good way.

 Rating- 4.5/5  I'm torn on recommending this because I don't want to glorify these atrocities but the author does a very thorough job and focuses a lot on the victims.  Dispels a ton of myths the media propagated about the shootings.  I found it incredibly riveting.  Learned the traits of a psychopath (one of the two shooters).

Rating- 4.5/5

I'm torn on recommending this because I don't want to glorify these atrocities but the author does a very thorough job and focuses a lot on the victims.  Dispels a ton of myths the media propagated about the shootings.  I found it incredibly riveting.  Learned the traits of a psychopath (one of the two shooters).

 
 Rating- 4/5  Tina is funny and classy and both shine through in her writting.  Love what she's done to silence those who say women aren't as funny as men.

Rating- 4/5

Tina is funny and classy and both shine through in her writting.  Love what she's done to silence those who say women aren't as funny as men.

 Rating- 3.75/5  Amy is also funny.  Found her book to be a bit more topical and less meaty than Tina's.  Maybe slightly less witty imho but not by much.

Rating- 3.75/5

Amy is also funny.  Found her book to be a bit more topical and less meaty than Tina's.  Maybe slightly less witty imho but not by much.

 Rating- 4/5  If you think you want to own a restaurant someday read this first.  Incredible behind the scenes from Anthony Bourdain about what it's really like to work in a kitchen in all sorts of restaurants.  He's candid and funny but pretty raunchy at times.

Rating- 4/5

If you think you want to own a restaurant someday read this first.  Incredible behind the scenes from Anthony Bourdain about what it's really like to work in a kitchen in all sorts of restaurants.  He's candid and funny but pretty raunchy at times.

 Rating 4.25/5  This one is controversial but war sucks and I feel like Chris portrays this well.  Most kills as a sniper in US history by a long shot (pun very much intended).  Lots of crazy stories.

Rating 4.25/5

This one is controversial but war sucks and I feel like Chris portrays this well.  Most kills as a sniper in US history by a long shot (pun very much intended).  Lots of crazy stories.

 
 Rating- 3.75/5  Malcom Gladwell is an amazing story teller.  I feel like I'd heard of a lot of the concepts before though so I wasn't blown away.

Rating- 3.75/5

Malcom Gladwell is an amazing story teller.  I feel like I'd heard of a lot of the concepts before though so I wasn't blown away.

 Rating- 3.5/5  If this is your first foray into behavioral economics you will like it more than I did.  Felt disjointed to me.  Didn't blow me away because I had been exposed to a lot of the concepts before.  Love their podcast though!

Rating- 3.5/5

If this is your first foray into behavioral economics you will like it more than I did.  Felt disjointed to me.  Didn't blow me away because I had been exposed to a lot of the concepts before.  Love their podcast though!

 Rating- 4.5/5  This WAS my first book about behavioral economics and it DID blow my mind.  If I wasn't a ME major I would have done econ.  Really interesting concepts.  Very good 35k ft summary of economics but it a good way.  

Rating- 4.5/5

This WAS my first book about behavioral economics and it DID blow my mind.  If I wasn't a ME major I would have done econ.  Really interesting concepts.  Very good 35k ft summary of economics but it a good way.  

 Rating 2.5/5  Didn't really like it.  Cool to learn about Newton but I don't feel like the book delivers on it's promise to talk about this battle between Newton and a crook who figured out a scam to conterfeit money.

Rating 2.5/5

Didn't really like it.  Cool to learn about Newton but I don't feel like the book delivers on it's promise to talk about this battle between Newton and a crook who figured out a scam to conterfeit money.

 
 Rating- 4.25/5  Ed Catmull is an amazing leader.  This is about how to lead a company like Pixar.  It's no accident they've had such a long string of grand slams.

Rating- 4.25/5

Ed Catmull is an amazing leader.  This is about how to lead a company like Pixar.  It's no accident they've had such a long string of grand slams.

 Rating- 4.75/5  REALLY like this.  Not your typical business book.  The advice seemed very relevant (except for when they talk about what a smash hit Google+ was) and really spot on.  Had a lot of "that's a really good point" moments reading this one.

Rating- 4.75/5

REALLY like this.  Not your typical business book.  The advice seemed very relevant (except for when they talk about what a smash hit Google+ was) and really spot on.  Had a lot of "that's a really good point" moments reading this one.

 Rating- 2/5  Written by the 528 statistician guy, Nate Silver.  Wanted to like this one more.  Was too slow and dry for me.  Couldn't get into it.

Rating- 2/5

Written by the 528 statistician guy, Nate Silver.  Wanted to like this one more.  Was too slow and dry for me.  Couldn't get into it.

 Rating 4/5  Biography of one of the most feared Mexican Mafia gang members.  Def opened my eyes on quite a few fronts.  Gang life and prison life is brutal.  Made be glad I'm not be a Mexican Mafia crime boss.

Rating 4/5

Biography of one of the most feared Mexican Mafia gang members.  Def opened my eyes on quite a few fronts.  Gang life and prison life is brutal.  Made be glad I'm not be a Mexican Mafia crime boss.


Fiction Audiobooks

 Rating- 4/5  Loved the first 2.5 books.  I feel like the author just quit halfway throug the third. Gratefully the movies strayed from this ending.

Rating- 4/5

Loved the first 2.5 books.  I feel like the author just quit halfway throug the third. Gratefully the movies strayed from this ending.

 Rating- 4.5/5  This is one of my more obscure recommendations :)  All 7 books are fun to listen to because the narrator does such a good job at all the characters voices.

Rating- 4.5/5

This is one of my more obscure recommendations :)  All 7 books are fun to listen to because the narrator does such a good job at all the characters voices.

 Rating- 4.7/5  Loved this book.  Seemed like a fresh story.  Great plot, character development plus all the 80s video game stuff made it really enjoyable.

Rating- 4.7/5

Loved this book.  Seemed like a fresh story.  Great plot, character development plus all the 80s video game stuff made it really enjoyable.

 Rating- 3/5  Meh.  I think maybe it's intended for a younger audience.  Had some cool ideas with the plot but felt pretty simplistic otherwise.

Rating- 3/5

Meh.  I think maybe it's intended for a younger audience.  Had some cool ideas with the plot but felt pretty simplistic otherwise.

 
 Rating- 2/5  I love this movie as a kid.  Brilliant plot concept.  But even weirder than the movie.  The whole movie is just the first half of the book and it gets weirder after that.

Rating- 2/5

I love this movie as a kid.  Brilliant plot concept.  But even weirder than the movie.  The whole movie is just the first half of the book and it gets weirder after that.

 Rating- 2/5  I guess this is too deep for me.  Won lots of awards but I didn't think it was that great. Pretty depressing.  

Rating- 2/5

I guess this is too deep for me.  Won lots of awards but I didn't think it was that great. Pretty depressing.  

 Rating 2.5/5  I could see how this book would be amazing for when it came out in the 80's.  Now that we have Harry Potter, Hunger Games, etc. it seems to pale in comparison.  

Rating 2.5/5

I could see how this book would be amazing for when it came out in the 80's.  Now that we have Harry Potter, Hunger Games, etc. it seems to pale in comparison.  

 Rating 3/5  Pretty cool story about a cop and his dog.  Good plot twists.  

Rating 3/5

Pretty cool story about a cop and his dog.  Good plot twists.  

 
 Rating- 4.75/5  Perhaps it's my NASA bias but I really enjoyed this one.  Awesome story.  Was much more realistic than most works of fiction trying to be technical.

Rating- 4.75/5

Perhaps it's my NASA bias but I really enjoyed this one.  Awesome story.  Was much more realistic than most works of fiction trying to be technical.

 Rating- 4.5/5  John is a great story teller.  This one doesn't tick the boxes for what I would normally like in a book but it really connects emotionally.  Refreshingly and optimistcally depressing.

Rating- 4.5/5

John is a great story teller.  This one doesn't tick the boxes for what I would normally like in a book but it really connects emotionally.  Refreshingly and optimistcally depressing.

 Rating- 4/5  Very interesting story.  Don't want to give too much away but I thought it was headed in a different direction then it ended up heading.

Rating- 4/5

Very interesting story.  Don't want to give too much away but I thought it was headed in a different direction then it ended up heading.

 Rating- 3/5  Didn't love it.  Some of the stuff was clever but in general the story line wasn't and engrossing for me as a Harry Potter or Hunger Games.

Rating- 3/5

Didn't love it.  Some of the stuff was clever but in general the story line wasn't and engrossing for me as a Harry Potter or Hunger Games.