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Dr. Andreas J. Häusler

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Convincing with a few laughs

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 09.01.2020

A convincing, densely packed, and very well researched story, that also greatly benefits from the genre-like reading voice.

Gewaltfreie Kommunikation: Eine Sprache des Lebens - erweiterte Neuausgabe Titelbild

Revealing, but too short

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 17.08.2019

Close to the end of the second decade of the 21st century, I am still working in a company whose leaders believe in the 1960s view that you have to love your company, but your company does not have to love you back. Slowly, mindsets are changing, though, thanks to team leaders who are willing to work their way through books like •The Mind of the Leader•. I did not enjoy the latter much, since it is heavily intertwined with reports of CEOs that I do not relate with, but •Gewaltfreie Kommunikation• was a revelation. I am definitely going to replay this audio book various times. The reason I cannot give it full recommendation lies in the fact that the audio book is heavily shortened as compared to the original print version of the book.

Set in Stephenson's universe

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.08.2019

This great story is set in Stephenson's universe as known from Reamde and Cryptonomicron, albeit with less scientific connotation as the latter of those. Stephenson again shows his versatility in thinking within large time scales, and the story develops nicely. I found the very end someone underwhelming, but it by no way diminishes the greatness of this book. As always, I was so captured that I feel a little lost now that the story is over. Also as always, Hillgartner's performance as narrator is outstanding.

Nonviolent Communication is better

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 30.06.2019

The concepts introduced here aren't bad, but Marshall B. Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication, together with a good mindfulness book, is a better approach to humble leadership.

Highly intellectual alternate universe story

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 03.06.2019

This story is not for the intellectually faint-hearted in the sense that it demands one’s concentration. You can’t expect to follow the storyline if you’re, for instance, trying to listen to it while parallely following up on a hobby.

But it’s absolutely worth the dedication. The storyline is consistent, a wholesome experience particularly for those interested in math, engineering, and science, and it is both thought-provoking and intriguing, not only by means of the story itself, but also due to the very well-phrased English.

To say that Neil Stephenson has a knack for writing would be saying that Johann Sebastian Bach knew a bit of music. Highest recommendation!

Solid story

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 25.04.2019

This story is a novel take on the brain hacking scheme. The action scenes are believable, some of the story twists aren't. Nonetheless, recommended listening for fans of great suspense stories with a hint of sci-fi.

Explicit scenes I can live with; rape, I cannot

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
1 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.03.2019

As unlikely as it seems, I do agree with one of the other reviewers who stated “There is a line, you must not cross…”

Neven Iliev treads a narrow path, and he increased the amount of explicit scenes by several orders of magnitude compared to the first installment of the series. But while this was still somewhat okay in the second volume, he oversteps socially acceptable standards in his third book, where a gnome undergoes not only a hefty rape, but is later on also described in length as to how she suffered from the aftereffects and contemplates suicide. This is enough reason for me to return this book, and I won’t go for the remaining one(s).

Jeff Hays’ narration is great, though, which raises the amount of total stars for this book a little above the absolute minimum.

Sometimes a little too explicit

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 25.02.2019

As with the first part, the story is great fun to listen to, particularly because of Jeff Hays’ proficient use of different voices and sound effects.

However, Neven Iliev overdid it with the explicit scenes in the first chapter. While those were well belanced and fit tightly with the storyline, the apparent excess made me somewhat cringy in this second installment of the series. Still, I think I’ll get the third one, too.

Geeks with RPG experience will love this

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 19.02.2019

Exceptional book and narration -- very "tasty", to state it in the words of the main character.

Might be great for fans of manga

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 16.02.2019

Before going into details, I should mention that I have Japanese friends and traveled the country several times. I really do not like manga, though, and this novel unfortunately reminds me of big-eyed people, roughly animated in ever-repeating background loops of the 80s -- right from the first minute. I tried hard to love it, this being my first Asian SF novel and all, and I do think that it is written well by Keith Yatsuhashi. Also, and as always, Laurence Bouvard does a great job with her performance. But still, I do not see myself finishing this book due to the strong resemblance to cartoons I never liked.