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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 834
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 735

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

Disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-2018

After the truly epic "Sapiens" and the very good "Home Deus" Harari has completely missed the mark with this book. Instead of theorising and philosophising Yuval get's caught up in his own bias' and politics. If it were any other author you'd say it was a break through bit for Harari it is a complete and utter disappointment. 3/5 Stars.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Brainwashed

  • How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth
  • By: Ben Shapiro, David Limbaugh - foreword
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

When parents send their children off to college, Mom and Dad hope they'll return more cultivated, knowledgeable, and astute - able to see issues from all points of view. But, according to Ben Shapiro, there's only one view allowed on most college campuses: a rabid brand of liberalism that must be swallowed hook, line, and sinker.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reinforced what I already knew

  • By Peter on 16-11-2017

Shapiro - Zealot & Prude

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-2017

When not referring to sex or religion Shapiro is on point!

However his extreme zealotry and prudish nature spoil large portions of this book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fooled by Randomness

  • The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

This audiobook is about luck, or more precisely, how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work, and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Arrogance & Interest

  • By Cam Liston on 10-07-2017

Arrogance & Interest

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-2017

The supreme arrogance of NNT in this audiobook is nauseating but the content is very interesting.

The recording is great quality but the chapter breakdown is poor (long silences).

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Civilization

  • The West and the Rest
  • By: Niall Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Niall Ferguson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

If in the year 1411 you had been able to circumnavigate the globe, you would have been most impressed by the dazzling civilizations of the Orient. The Forbidden City was under construction in Ming Beijing; in the Near East, the Ottomans were closing in on Constantinople. By contrast, England would have struck you as a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war. The other quarrelsome kingdoms of Western Europe - Aragon, Castile, France, Portugal and Scotland - would have seemed little better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you only listen to one history book, this is it

  • By Ken Craig on 08-12-2016

Hit and Miss

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2017

Apps 1,2,3, and 5 were excellent.

App 4 - Medicine was off topic and Niall seemed to be struggling for content.

App 6 - Religious Work Ethic seemed a little out of place.

Overall it was decent book.

Note: Accents during quotes were mostly terrible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gorilla Mindset

  • By: Mike Cernovich
  • Narrated by: Mike Cernovich
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Applying Gorilla Mindset to your life (make no mistake, this is an audiobook you must apply) will improve your health and fitness, lead to more money and career advancement, and help you have deeper, more meaningful relationships (or more casual ones; it's your choice). Your thinking will become clear. You will have more focus. You will know exactly what steps to take to change your life. More importantly, you will be able to troubleshoot your own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very important book for the new economy, get ready

  • By Joshua on 19-07-2016

Decent content with rubbish Delivery

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-2016

Would you try another book written by Mike Cernovich or narrated by Mike Cernovich?

Written - Yes
Narrated - No

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gorilla Mindset?

The section on money.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mike Cernovich’s performances?

No. His speech was lispy and confused. Too many mistakes.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

Cernovich must get this book re-recorded.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Swan

  • The Impact of the Highly Improbable
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pragmatic concept deluvered in an arrogant message

  • By Theres on 21-08-2017

Great Concept and Very Important for the Investor

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-2016

Would you listen to The Black Swan again? Why?

No. Although I enjoyed the content Taleb manages to waffle on. I think he could've got his point across in about 1/4 the time.

Any additional comments?

Taleb comers across as arrogant and infinitely unlikable but knowledge of the 'The Black Swan' concept is a MUST for all investors. I also suggest further research on the barbell investment theory.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful