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  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth revisiting

  • By Nienke Lucas on 17-07-2015

this makes you think on every level

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Reviewed: 24-11-2018

PT scary to contemplate what Aldous Huxley thought of the future in 1932. Not far off the mark with Uber air and the like coming along and navarrese God's and the useless becoming progressively closer will stop the future will be interesting.

  • Alibaba

  • The House That Jack Ma Built
  • By: Duncan Clark
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 207

In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring but narrated by wrong person

  • By alexkusuma on 30-05-2017

building a skyscraper from an acorn

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Reviewed: 05-11-2018

this is really worth a read on every level. really enjoyed the book and learning about Jack Ma

  • The Gene

  • An Intimate History
  • By: Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history, from best-selling, prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee. Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the master code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function. The story of the gene begins in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856, where a monk stumbles on the idea of a 'unit of heredity'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Genetics and its implications

  • By Haris Mirza on 12-02-2019

Ever been interested in genetics....

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Reviewed: 25-08-2018

Loved it. the book left me wanting to learn more and to repeat the listen to recomprehend the content. would be keen to purchase the hard copy.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,835
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,071
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,043

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought-provoking

  • By Anonymous User on 30-08-2017

fantastic perspective and overview

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Reviewed: 14-02-2018

this was a great way of adding a stepped back context to every history book you have ever listened to or learned about.

  • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

  • By: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Novella
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in an effective and responsible way. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. But because misinformation out there has increased as well, critical thinking is more important than ever. These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By George Broadfoot on 18-01-2015

no problem with the narrator ideas repetative

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-10-2017

see above. I guess the audience ate already going to be interested in critical thinking and have a logical mindset.

  • SEO Fitness Workbook: 2019 Edition

  • The Seven Steps to Search Engine Optimization Success on Google
  • By: Jason McDonald PhD
  • Narrated by: Michael Puttonen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

More than an audiobook - a workbook. While other books on SEO are either just junk put up to sell consulting services or esoteric mumbo-jumbo by experts, for experts, the SEO Fitness Workbook speaks in plain English and provides practical step-by-step instructions on how to optimize your website to the top of Google, Yahoo, and Bing. It is built upon years of real experience, and the teaching methodology of Jason McDonald, used in his classes in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Stanford University's Continuing Studies program.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent resource!

  • By Torgeir Aleti on 25-10-2018

Active participation workbook for your success

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Reviewed: 19-08-2017

Great functional listen. Will revisit with the work sheets Toni make the most of the book.