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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than I expected

  • By Rob on 13-09-2017

Mind expanding journey!

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Reviewed: 15-06-2019

First fiction I've listened to, and very glad I did. Fun and exciting Sci Fi at it's best. it really does have or all.

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,430
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a powerful book by a truly insightful author.

  • By Daniel Rimmer on 27-10-2018

Wondering what the future holds?

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Reviewed: 08-02-2019

This is a book that will challenge your view of the world, what it means to be human, and what potential futures lay in front of us. It's left me with some deep and profound questions to explore. Worth the time.

  • Enlightenment Now

  • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker, read by Arthur Morey. Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible? If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Yet, as Steven Pinker shows, if you follow the trendlines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer and more prosperous - not just in the West but worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential listening

  • By Timothy Lehmann on 20-02-2018

fantastic!

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Reviewed: 14-12-2018

Loved it, couldn't stop listening. Highly recommend buying this book, us humans have accomplished more than you realise.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,976

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Read

  • By Christopher on 21-01-2018

Illuminating!

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Reviewed: 24-06-2018

Absoloutly loved it! challenged many of my closely held beliefs, some of which have now been overwritten with my new understanding and perspective on the world. couldn't recommend this book enough. I'm going to listern again starting now.

  • Capitalism vs. Socialism: Comparing Economic Systems

  • By: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Edward F. Stuart PhD
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Ever since we produced our course Thinking About Capitalism, customers have expressed interest in a follow-up course that could help them understand socialism in the same way. After much consideration, we determined that it actually would be more beneficial to create a course that compares and contrasts the two major global economic theories, examining them in ways that move past the polemics many of us are used to and looking at these systems as they relate to one another and the world at large.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Great Lecture

  • By Carol on 31-05-2019

Great lecture, engaging lecturer!

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Reviewed: 04-05-2018

loved it, couldn't stop listening, had it wrapped up in no time. Definately worth the time to listen to.

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  • 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 327
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

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

The Most Essential Lecture!

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Reviewed: 13-04-2018

I loved every minute of this lecture, and will listern to it again just to ensure I retain as much as possible. From personal biases and deceptive brain functions to logical arguments and the application of the scientific method. I enjoyed challenging and also changing some of my beliefs while listening to this lecture. We all need to know these basic principal's so we can better navigate the world of miss information and help carry human kind forward into a more informative and transparent world.

I must also add that the lecturer was outstanding! Very clear and articulate, he leaves nothing to interpretation and speaks at a comfortable pace which is very easy to listen to.

A definate must listen!!