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Duncan

Duncan Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • "An enjoyable and epic account of li..."

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. It gives a detailed and interesting personal account of life in NASA mission control from the beginnings of NASA through to the end of the Apollo lunar missions. The book manages to portray some of what it must have felt like to be there during this exciting time. Occasionally the writing style is a but clumsy and feels like it could have done with another edit or tidy up, but in a way this just adds to the fast paced nature of the story. Likewise, sometimes the patriotism and pro-US attitudes of the author become a bit repetitive, but rather than being annoying they add to the character of the author.

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    Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gene Kranz
    • Narrated By Danny Campbell
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    Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America's manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA's Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Duncan says: "An enjoyable and epic account of life at NASA"
  • "Good biography of Walton Lillehei"

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    A well written biography of the surgeon who saw advanced heart surgery change from a dream to a common occurrence.

    I found the first chapters a bit tedious - lots of details and times and places, but that sets the scene for the rest of the story, and it is a truly fascinating story of the trials and tribulations of the relatively small groups of people with not much more than inspiration and lab dogs who came up with the tools and ideas to pioneer heart surgery. It is amazing how such advanced surgery became possible with such seemingly primitive techniques. Beyond the story of the surgeries there are more than a few twists and turns in the personal life of Walton Lillehei.

    The story is also well read - however I did find the speed of narration slow and ended up listening to it at 1.5 speed.

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    King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By G. Wayne Miller
    • Narrated By Patrick Cullen
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    G. Wayne Miller has dramatically and meticulously reconstructed an amazing true story: how a group of renegade Minnesota surgeons, led by Dr. Walt Lillehei, made medical history by becoming the first doctors to operate deep inside the human heart.

    Duncan says: "Good biography of Walton Lillehei"
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A Peek at Allan's Bookshelf

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Allan's greatest hits:
  • Darwin's Origin of Species: A Biography

    "Worthy but dull"

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    This sounded interesting and possibly could be if abridged and read better. It works its way slowly and without much passion through one of the most exciting discoveries in history, in a way which suggests it's aimed either at the very young or the very dimwitted. The narrative fails to catch the imagination and is constantly interrupted by superfluous detail such as dates of birth and death of all the characters. Worst of all, the narrator has a flat, staccato voice which sounds like a clockwork Dalek about to run out of power. A huge disappointment and there must be better books out there to introduce Darwin and his work.

Colin

Colin LondonUnited Kingdom 14/06/2008 Member Since 2008
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  • "Interesting story, well written and..."

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    The author writes fiction as well as non-fiction, and as he says himself in the interview which is included in the download, his non-fiction reads like fiction. This book reads like a well written novel, with a good balance between narrative and vivid description which makes the story more enjoyable. The story and the characters are interesting, the more so because it is a true story. It well deserves 4 stars.

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    Busting Vegas: The MIT Whiz Kid Who Brought the Casinos to Their Knees

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated By Ben Mezrich
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    Semyon Dukach was known as the Darling of Las Vegas. A legend at age 21, this cocky hotshot was the biggest high roller to appear in Sin City in decades, a mathematical genius with a system the casinos had never seen before and couldn't stop, a system that has never been revealed until now; that has nothing to do with card counting, wasn't illegal, and was more powerful than anything that had been tried before.

    Colin says: "Interesting story, well written and well read"

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  • 4.8 (61 ratings)
    Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture (






UNABRIDGED) by David Kushner Narrated by Wil Wheaton

    Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By David Kushner
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
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    Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry.

    Mr. C. J. R. Beale says: "Very inspiring"
  • 4.5 (1502 ratings)
    Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Walter Isaacson Narrated by Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson

    Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
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    (373)
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    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    Amazon Customer says: "A fascinating insight into a flawed genius"
  • 4.3 (223 ratings)
    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard P. Feynman Narrated by Raymond Todd

    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Richard P. Feynman
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
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    With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

    Simon says: "Endlessly interesting"
  • 4.4 (103 ratings)
    Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond (






UNABRIDGED) by Gene Kranz Narrated by Danny Campbell

    Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gene Kranz
    • Narrated By Danny Campbell
    Overall
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    (55)
    Story
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    Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America's manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA's Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Duncan says: "An enjoyable and epic account of life at NASA"
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  • 4.4 (37 ratings)
    Jung: A Very Short Introduction (






ABRIDGED) by Anthony Stevens Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith

    Jung: A Very Short Introduction

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Anthony Stevens
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    Anthony Stevens argues that Jung's visionary powers and profound spirituality have helped many to find an alternative set of values to the arid materialism prevailing Western society.

    David says: "Great Overview"
  • 4.3 (36 ratings)
    What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton Narrated by Raymond Todd

    What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
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    One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman's last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton.

    Maureen says: "Brilliant man"
  • 4.3 (17 ratings)
    Freud: A Very Short Introduction (






ABRIDGED) by Anthony Storr Narrated by Neville Jason

    Freud: A Very Short Introduction

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anthony Storr
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Sigmund Freud revolutionized the way in which we think about ourselves. From its beginnings as a theory of neurosis Freud developed psychoanalysis into a general psychology, which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discussing personality and interpersonal relationships. Anthony Storr goes one step further and investigates the status of Freud's legacy today and the disputes that surround it.

  • 4.3 (11 ratings)
    Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man's Obsession Revolutionized Ocean Science (






UNABRIDGED) by Curtis Ebbesmeyer Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer

    Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man's Obsession Revolutionized Ocean Science

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Curtis Ebbesmeyer
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
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    Pioneering oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer unravels the mystery of marine currents, uncovers the astonishing story of flotsam, and changes the world's view of trash, the ocean, and our global environment. Curtis Ebbesmeyer is no ordinary scientist. He's been a consulting oceanographer for multinational firms and a lead scientist on international research expeditions, but he's never held a conventional academic appointment.

    dc-l says: "Amazing"
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  • 4.1 (103 ratings)
    The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World (






UNABRIDGED) by David Kirkpatrick Narrated by David Kirkpatrick

    The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated By David Kirkpatrick
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    (14)
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    In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects, even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

    Matthew says: "Interesting and informative"
  • 4.1 (51 ratings)
    The Second Coming of Steve Jobs (






UNABRIDGED) by Alan Deutschman Narrated by Charles Stransky

    The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Alan Deutschman
    • Narrated By Charles Stransky
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    From the acclaimed Vanity Fair and GQ journalist - an unprecedented, in-depth portrait of the man whose return to Apple precipitated one of the biggest turnarounds in business history.

    Johann says: "Very interesting book"
  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Walter Isaacson Narrated by Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson

    Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
    Overall
    (1502)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (375)

    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    Amazon Customer says: "A fascinating insight into a flawed genius"
  • Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture (






UNABRIDGED) by David Kushner Narrated by Wil Wheaton

    Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By David Kushner
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (47)

    Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry.

    Mr. C. J. R. Beale says: "Very inspiring"
  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard P. Feynman Narrated by Raymond Todd

    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Richard P. Feynman
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (121)

    With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

    Simon says: "Endlessly interesting"
  • Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age (






UNABRIDGED) by W. Bernard Carlson Narrated by Allan Robertson

    Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By W. Bernard Carlson
    • Narrated By Allan Robertson
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    (12)
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    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the 20th century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was one of America's first celebrity scientists, enjoying the company of New York high society and dazzling the likes of Mark Twain with his electrical demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius.

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  • Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond (






UNABRIDGED) by Gene Kranz Narrated by Danny Campbell

    Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gene Kranz
    • Narrated By Danny Campbell
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (53)

    Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America's manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA's Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Duncan says: "An enjoyable and epic account of life at NASA"
  • Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius (






UNABRIDGED) by Marc J. Seifer Narrated by Simon Prebble

    Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (25)
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    (15)
    Story
    (13)

    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

    Goronwy-Wyn says: "Spell binding and I'm an Engineer"
  • Jung: A Very Short Introduction (






ABRIDGED) by Anthony Stevens Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith

    Jung: A Very Short Introduction

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Anthony Stevens
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Anthony Stevens argues that Jung's visionary powers and profound spirituality have helped many to find an alternative set of values to the arid materialism prevailing Western society.

    David says: "Great Overview"
  • Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus 'Notch' Persson and the Game that Changed Everything (






UNABRIDGED) by Linus Larsson, Daniel Goldberg, Jennifer Hawkins (translator) Narrated by Jonathan Davis

    Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus 'Notch' Persson and the Game that Changed Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Linus Larsson, Daniel Goldberg, Jennifer Hawkins (translator)
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Three years ago, 32-year-old Markus "Notch" Persson of Stockholm was an unknown and bored computer programmer. Today, he is a multi-millionaire international icon. Minecraft, the "virtual Lego" game Markus crafted in his free time, has become one of the most talked about activities since Tetris. Talked about by tens of millions of people, in fact.It is the story of unlikely success, fast money, and the power of digital technology to rattle an empire. And it is about creation, exclusion, and the feeling of not fitting in.

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  • What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton Narrated by Raymond Todd

    What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman's last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton.

    Maureen says: "Brilliant man"
  • The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA (






UNABRIDGED) by James D. Watson Narrated by Grover Gardner, Roger Clark

    The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James D. Watson
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner, Roger Clark
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    (1)
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    By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only 24, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries.

    James says: "A Fascinating real life story, and well written"
  • The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World (






UNABRIDGED) by Randall E. Stross Narrated by Grover Gardner

    The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Randall E. Stross
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (4)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    At the height of his fame Thomas Alva Edison was hailed as "the Napoleon of invention" and blazed in the public imagination as a virtual demigod. Newspapers proclaimed his genius in glowing personal profiles and quipped that "the doctor has been called" because the great man "has not invented anything since breakfast." But Edison's greatest invention may have been his own celebrity.

  • Galileo (






UNABRIDGED) by J. L. Heilbron Narrated by Victor Bevine

    Galileo

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By J. L. Heilbron
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
    (8)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    In 1610, Galileo published the Siderius nuncius, or Starry Messenger, a "hurried little masterpiece" in John Heilbron's words. Presenting to the world his remarkable observations using the recently invented telescope, Galileo dramatically challenged our idea of the perfection of the heavens and the centrality of the Earth in the universe. Indeed, the appearance of the little book is regarded as one of the great moments in the history of science.

    Dave says: "Hard Going"
  • Steve Jobs. La Biografía (






UNABRIDGED) by Walter Isaacson Narrated by Roberto Medina

    Steve Jobs. La Biografía

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Roberto Medina
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    La biografía definitiva de Steve Jobs, el fundador de Apple, escrita con su colaboración.Tras más de cuarenta entrevistas con Steve Jobs y con un centenar de personas de su entorno, familiares, amigos, adversarios y colegas, esta es la biografía definitiva de uno de los iconos indiscutibles de nuestro tiempo, del genio cuya creatividad, energía y perfeccionismo revolucionaron seis industrias: informática, películas de animación, música, teléfonos, tabletas y edición digital.Cuando el mundo buscaba cómo construir las bases de una economía digital, Jobs fue un símbolo de la inventiva.

  • Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age (






UNABRIDGED) by B. Jack Copeland Narrated by Kaleo Griffith

    Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By B. Jack Copeland
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
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    Alan Turing can be regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. But who was Turing, and what did he achieve during his tragically short life of 41 years? Best known as the genius who broke Germany's most secret codes during the war of 1939-45, Turing was also the father of the modern computer. Today, all who 'click-to-open' are familiar with the impact of Turing's ideas. Here, B. Jack Copeland provides an account of Turing's life and work, exploring the key elements of his life-story in tandem with his leading ideas and contributions.

  • Ben Carson: A Chance at Life (Heroes of History) (






UNABRIDGED) by Janet Benge, Geoff Benge Narrated by Tim Gregory

    Ben Carson: A Chance at Life (Heroes of History)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Janet Benge, Geoff Benge
    • Narrated By Tim Gregory
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    As a child growing up in Detroit, Ben Carson (1951-) has a dream of becoming a physician, a dream that rose out of struggles with poverty, racism, and poor grades. As Ben persevered and strove for academic excellence, his life became one of compassion and service. Today, Benjamin Carson, MD, is known as the American neurosurgeon with gifted hands. The first surgeon to successfully separate twins joined at the head, he directed pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital for over a quarter of a century.

  • At the Mercy of Nature: Shackleton's Survival Saga Gives Promise for Our Future (






UNABRIDGED) by Carl N. McDaniel Narrated by Andrew Hogbin

    At the Mercy of Nature: Shackleton's Survival Saga Gives Promise for Our Future

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Carl N. McDaniel
    • Narrated By Andrew Hogbin
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    The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. On December 5, 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton, along with 27 men aboard the ship Endurance, departed South Georgia Island in the southern Atlantic Ocean for Vahsel Bayon the northeast coast of Antarctica with the intent of trekking across the continent. On August 20, 1916, Shackleton on the Yelcho picked up 22 men on the northeast coast of Elephant Island.

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  • Samuel F.B. Morse (






UNABRIDGED) by H. A. Lewis Narrated by Glenn Hascall

    Samuel F.B. Morse

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By H. A. Lewis
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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    A biographical story written in 1888, this is a look at both Professor Morse as well as those who inspired him. We get to experience the frustration he felt at the initial lack of backing by the U.S. Government, and the joy he experienced at proving his theories and expanding the reach of his greatest invention - the telegraph. We also learn that, beyond a profound inventor, Morse was first known as a very gifted artist. This is a biographical sketch for all ages. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.

  • Alexander Graham Bell (






UNABRIDGED) by Philip G. Hurbert Narrated by Glenn Hascall

    Alexander Graham Bell

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Philip G. Hurbert
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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    A biography of the famed inventor of the phone. We learn the very personal motivation behind his work. We also come to understand that the information comes from the pen of one who made his observations while Bell was still alive - and still inventing. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.

  • Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus 'Notch' Persson and the Game that Changed Everything (






UNABRIDGED) by Linus Larsson, Daniel Goldberg, Jennifer Hawkins (translator) Narrated by Jonathan Davis

    Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus 'Notch' Persson and the Game that Changed Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Linus Larsson, Daniel Goldberg, Jennifer Hawkins (translator)
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (2)
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    (2)
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    Three years ago, 32-year-old Markus "Notch" Persson of Stockholm was an unknown and bored computer programmer. Today, he is a multi-millionaire international icon. Minecraft, the "virtual Lego" game Markus crafted in his free time, has become one of the most talked about activities since Tetris. Talked about by tens of millions of people, in fact.It is the story of unlikely success, fast money, and the power of digital technology to rattle an empire. And it is about creation, exclusion, and the feeling of not fitting in.