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- By: Sam Harris
- Narrated by: Sam Harris
- Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.
genuinely thought provoking
- By Angelina Russo on 25-05-2016
A must read for everyone.
Not enough people know about determinism but this is one of the best introduction to it
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
- By: Chris Hadfield
- Narrated by: Chris Hadfield
- Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's ‘Space Oddity' in space.
A spectacular and humble insight into one continuous lifetime of applied dedication
- By Anonymous User on 06-09-2017
Miles better than most BS "self-improvement" books
I've read many books on self-improvement, but they're usually full of the same-old hype and "go get'em, tiger!" messages. They're also mostly written by people who make a living out of selling books about self-improvement. This book, however, is different. Chris actually walks through every detail of how he achieved his goals, the process, the people he met, the problems and how he solved them, and how he planned his progression.
The book is full of great lessons you don't hear from other authors, and he shares very real and normal personal issues his family overcame.
Most of all, this book is GENUINE.
It is currently my favourite non-fiction of all time.