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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 605
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    5 out of 5 stars 537
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

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

Ok, but not Harari's Best Book by a long shot

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-2018

Harari raises some interesting points however his arguments are not as well structured and supported as in his previous works. Feels slightly underresearched and unpolished.

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  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 259
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    5 out of 5 stars 247
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    5 out of 5 stars 246

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Tigershark on 05-07-2014

Amazing historical perspective

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Reviewed: 05-08-2018

Narration well spoken and easy to listen to. The book itself is easy to follow, with sufficient detail and anecdotes to bring the story to life without losing perspective. Well worth the purchase.

  • God Is Not Great

  • How Religion Poisons Everything
  • By: Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hitch, as ususal, pulls no punches

  • By Keijo on 25-04-2015

Concise, informative clearly narrated

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Reviewed: 19-03-2018

A well thought out, clearly enunciated argument that religious ideologies have a net negative effect on individual and social wellbeing.

  • The Blind Watchmaker

  • Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the 18th-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good reading, but hard to keep track

  • By John on 10-07-2018

Clear narration, well written

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-02-2018

Clear narration. Interesting ideas presented well. The presence of some unnecessary rants detracted from 5 star rating.

  • Islam and the Future of Tolerance

  • A Dialogue
  • By: Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 198
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    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today's world? Remarkable for the breadth and depth of its analysis, this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical is all the more startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced something genuinely new: they engage one of the most polarizing issues of our time - fearlessly and fully - and actually make progress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vote 1 Maajid & Sam

  • By Dave on 21-01-2016

Respectful debate but very light on detail

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-2017

A very good topic presented well by excellent intellectuals. However the book is rather short and does not explore the various topics to the detail expected for such a title. Good listen but not worth the coin.

  • The Selfish Gene

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narated by the man himself.

  • By Brendan Everingham on 07-04-2015

Highly Recommend

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Reviewed: 28-09-2017

Intriguing ideas on the evolutionary driver well presented with colorful anecdotes. Narration is easy to listen to. Highly recommend in print or audio format.