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  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He's done it again

  • By Anonymous User on 06-09-2018

Thought provoking

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Reviewed: 10-04-2019

Another awesome read from the author of Sapiens. Great insights into how civilisation may tackle the coming centuries.

  • A Brief History of Time

  • From Big Bang to Black Holes
  • By: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to listen, but overall great book!

  • By Anonymous User on 27-11-2017

Theory of great stuff!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-2018

I'm glad I finally found the time to read this book. Awesome theories. Mind blown.

  • Armada

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 995

Zack Lightman is a dreamer. He fills his days with wishful thoughts of life on other planets and spends hours playing videogames, neither of which have helped him make friends or find a girlfriend. His refuge from the daily disappointments of life is Armada - an online space-fighter simulator based on defending Earth from an alien invasion. It’s when he’s playing that he feels closest to his father, a champion gamer who died when Zack was a baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun ride, if a little derivative

  • By Todd on 28-07-2015

Awesome fun listen

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Reviewed: 07-07-2018

Another great adventure featuring geek culture nostalgia from Ernest Cline. Fun listen with a surprising twist at the end. Wil Wheaton also does another fine job of narration.

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is just brilliant.

  • By completeaerogeek on 01-06-2017

Best story in the Universe

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Reviewed: 18-06-2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson does an awesome job of reading his own book. No one could do it any better.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691

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

Fantastic performance

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Reviewed: 03-02-2018

Apart from being a great story, the performance of this book was top class. Highly recommend this to geeks and sci fi fans!!

  • After On

  • A Novel of Silicon Valley
  • By: Rob Reid
  • Narrated by: Sean Kenin, January LaVoy, Felicia Day, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Meet Phluttr - a diabolically addictive new social network and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to millions. Phluttr has ingested every fact and message ever sent to, from, and about her innumerable users. Her capabilities astound her makers - and they don't even know the tenth of it. But what's the purpose of this stunning creation? Is it a front for something even darker and more powerful than the NSA?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • yawn

  • By Ant OSullivan on 15-04-2018

Great story, but even better performance

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Reviewed: 12-01-2018

Really loved this book, great story and thought provoking as it's based on many possible real world scenarios. Performances were spot on, the different voices made it awesome. Make sure you also listen to the companion podcast!

  • Follow the Geeks

  • 10 Digital Innovators and the Future of Work
  • By: Lyndsey Gilpin, Jason Hiner
  • Narrated by: Jason Hiner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Follow the Geeks tells the stories of 10 digital entrepreneurs who transformed their careers for the 21st century. See the risks, setbacks, and innovations that defined them. You'll find programmers and photographers, podcasters and philanthropists. No matter what industry you work in, what size your company is, or if you're launching your own startup, these stories provide a trail of wisdom for the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A geeky group hug, and I was invited.

  • By Sean on 25-10-2017

Great insights!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-2017

Fantastic to hear the stories of great Tech influencers. Inspiring to people tackling the new digital economy.

  • Pilot X

  • By: Tom Merritt
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Pilot X is Ambassador of the Alendans, a race with the ability to move through space and time as guardians of the timeline. Locked in ongoing conflict with the Sensaurians, an organic hive mind that can send messages in thought throughout its own history, and the Progons, a machine race who can communicate backwards in time, Pilot X finally manages to create peace among the three races.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best time travel novel I have read

  • By Natasha Wells on 10-03-2019

Time Travelers dilemma

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Reviewed: 19-05-2017

Great fun story, brings up some very interesting problems faced by would be Time travelers!

  • Origins

  • Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45

Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome insights

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-05-2017

Awesome insights

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Reviewed: 06-05-2017

Love hearing the scientific explanations for everyday phenomenon. Like why ice actually floats on top of water rather than sink to the bottom.

  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father died in a mysterious yet spectacular way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun

  • By Chris A on 22-03-2016

Awesome performance

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-2017

A great future Tech story made awesome by a solid reading performance. Well worth it.