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  • Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

  • An International Perspective
  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 34
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In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in the country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas Sowell dropping bombs

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-10-18

Thomas Sowell dropping bombs

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Reviewed: 18-10-18

Never before have I had my world view expanded by any book than this one. Forget what you think you know about people and how they've acted in the past or why and how wealth is created by people and ideas this is the book of all books.

  • Human Universe

  • By: Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082

Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum, the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring stuff

  • By Mrspatriciacherry on 09-05-17

Superbly read

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Reviewed: 16-09-18

Really well read audio really did just to the wit style Prof Brian Cox has, the book it self talks about us our place in the universe as much a science book as a book about thinking of the future. 5 stars

  • Give and Take

  • By: Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 8
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The motivations behind today's most successful leaders and entrepreneurs come to a simple yet decisive explanation: there are people who give, people who take, people who match and people who fake. Our world is filled with these givers, takers, matchers and fakers. Amazingly, those who succeed (not only personally but for their clients and companies) don't take or match. They give. (Although they're not necessarily philanthropic.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why giving more will mean you get more

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-09-18

Why giving more will mean you get more

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Reviewed: 07-09-18

I've always been a giver, but tended to be door mateded which left a bad taste in my mouth but there Jordan Peterson and Adam Grant I'm learning to be otherish in my giving which is proving to be helpful already.

  • The Psychopath Test

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,364
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,912

This is a story about madness. It all starts when journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist. She and several colleagues have recently received a cryptically puzzling book in the mail, and Jon is challenged to solve the mystery behind it. As he searches for the answer, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is indeed utterly compelling.

  • By Graeme on 30-08-11

Great set of stories

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Reviewed: 03-09-18

I really enjoyed this book, I generally listen to None fiction, but this had the best of both story telling with facts

  • God Is Not Great

  • The Case Against Religion
  • By: Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 917
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
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    5 out of 5 stars 766

With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which the heavens are replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For lovers of literature everywhere

  • By R on 14-03-08

Fantastic book

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Reviewed: 28-07-18

One the greatest arguments vs seeing religion with rose tinted glasses, in this book you learn of how the leaders of religion acted when they were strong.

  • Predictably Irrational

  • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? The answers will surprise you. Predictably Irrational is an intriguing, witty and utterly original look at why we all make illogical decisions. Why can a 50p aspirin do what a 5p aspirin can't? If an item is free, it must be a bargain, right? Why is everything relative, even when it shouldn't be? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? In this astounding audiobook, behavioural economist Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behavior....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Woow

  • By henoc mimbo on 15-10-18

Fantastic read on our Irrationalitys

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Reviewed: 11-07-18

Hard to sum up the book it reads much like Influence by Robert cildini which covers how we so little about our own decisions, this including influence are one of 10 most important reads.

  • Discrimination and Disparities

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 56
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

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 1,068
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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
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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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 10,790
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    5 out of 5 stars 9,512
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,446

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