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  • Discrimination and Disparities

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Discrimination and Disparities challenges believers in such one-factor explanations of economic outcome differences as discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. It is listenable enough for people with no prior knowledge of economics. Yet the empirical evidence with which it backs up its analysis spans the globe and challenges beliefs across the ideological spectrum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too late I found Thomas Sowell

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-06-18

Too late I found Thomas Sowell

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Reviewed: 16-06-18

This book sets to set straight the myth that the rich steal from the poor to get rich and that racism is the only cause of why minorities are doing less well of, this book broke down my ignorance which was built up by listening to western liberal media which has a narrative problem, putting all of societies ales on the white race or capitalism. Absolute must read

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  • A Brief History of Time

  • From Big Bang to Black Holes
  • By: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and intelligible

  • By Anthony on 21-03-17

My brain hurts

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Reviewed: 27-05-18

I like how in the summary Hawkins says it's hard to sum up the last few decades of progress as we keep seeing more discoverys as time goes by, saying this this book covers nicely what we have learnt over the last thousand or so years

  • The Trial and the Death of Socrates

  • By: Plato
  • Narrated by: Bruce Alexander, Jamie Glover, David Timson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The Trial and the Death of Socrates gives a powerful first-hand account of the end of one of the greatest figures in history. In Apology, Socrates defends himself before the Athenian court against charges of corrupting youth. Phaedo is the account of the actual last words and moments of Socrates. Tom Griffith presents these with scene-setting introductions to the historical situation in this new translation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What can you say about Socrates

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-05-18

What can you say about Socrates

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Reviewed: 20-05-18

Socrates was a man of virtue and honor in life as he was in his last hours, how few men they are like this

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,433
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,414

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Remarkable book

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Reviewed: 17-05-18

I tend to listen to books which are recommended by people I admire and this is one of the best books so far, other note worthy are Mindset, Influence by Robert cialdini, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius just to name a few

  • As a Man Thinketh

  • By: James Allen
  • Narrated by: Denis Waitley
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

In this program Denis Waitley narrates James Allen's famous book, first published in 1903. It is one of the most widely studied self-help books of all time and has had a major impact on generations, thanks to its simple message: "You are what you think".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is all about mindset

  • By Sims on 29-05-18

The narrator came across way to preachy

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Reviewed: 17-05-18

I had to find another narration on YouTube just to finish the book which I don't like doing as I feel Ji taking away from author/publisher

  • 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 3,274
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,910

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
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Heaven

  • By Matthew on 04-02-18

Just Fantastic

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Reviewed: 18-04-18

Lived up to and beyond my expectations I'm also glad Jordan Peterson narrated this as I don't think anyone else could have added the emotion to the deep part much like how Jordan did why he wrote it, I think should be read after Maruc Auralius's Meditations

  • Animal Farm

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745

Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully read - adds to the enjoyment

  • By James on 14-09-11

Not as good as I was expecting

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Reviewed: 05-03-18

One of my fav authors talked a lot about Orwell so I thought I would give some fiction a go, I usually read none fiction science, history, Phycology etc.

I understood where this book was going with it's narrative but 1 glaring mistake just made it to hard to enjoy, call it a plot hole, I won't spoil it but iq in some animals is lacking.

  • Letters to a Young Contrarian

  • By: Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get God is Not Great

  • By Christopher Wilton on 19-01-12

Forever miss Hitch

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Reviewed: 01-03-18

Another great listen I thank audible for bringing Letters to a young Contrarian to audio

  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Potentially life changing...

  • By Jim Vaughan on 02-12-12

Heart breaking read of the horrors of auschwitz

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Reviewed: 26-02-18

This tale of Victor Frankl time in concentration camps which he was is 4 shows the horrors yet the hights the human spirit can show in the bleakest of situations. I cried listening to the how these men showed each other humanity when they totally had nothing left.

  • The Moral Landscape

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Sam Harris has discovered that most people, from secular scientists to religious fundamentalists, agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, science’s failure to address questions of meaning and morality has become the primary justification for religious faith.The underlying claim is that while science is the best authority on the workings of the physical universe, religion is the best authority on meaning, values, morality, and leading a good life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking, perhaps a little antagonistic

  • By shufflingB on 28-05-11

Read many Sam Harris books they never disappoint

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Reviewed: 25-02-18

What would we do without Harris's clear and thoughtful thinking on subjects like Morality, religion and other important subject that of the day, this book covers morality and makes it should be left to science to discover what it means to live the good life
A highly recommended read