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  • Energy and Civilization

  • A History
  • By: Vaclav Smil
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

In this monumental history, Vaclav Smil provides a comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel-driven civilization and offers listeners a magisterial overview of humanity's energy eras.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too longwinded

  • By fiyi on 29-05-18

Too longwinded

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 29-05-18

Got this because Bill Gates recommended it and I love most of his reading list. But this one I found to be more a listing of facts than many real insights.

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  • Jeder stirbt für sich allein

  • By: Hans Fallada
  • Narrated by: Gunter Schoß, Gudrun Ritter, Henry Hübchen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2

Anna und Otto Quangel haben sich nie für Politik interessiert. Als ihr Sohn an der Front fällt, ändert sich ihre Haltung. In ihrer Verzweiflung entschließen sie sich, aktiv Widerstand gegen das NS-Regime zu leisten. Auch wenn ihr Sohn dadurch nicht wieder lebendig wird, wollen sie andere vor dem gleichen Schicksal bewahren. Unermüdlich bedrucken sie Postkarten mit Hitler-feindlichen Botschaften und verteilen sie in der ganzen Stadt. Was können sie erreichen, ehe die Gestapo sie zu fassen kriegt?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hörspiel, nicht der Roman!

  • By fiyi on 23-02-18

Hörspiel, nicht der Roman!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-18

Achtung! Das ist nicht der Roman sondern ein darauf basierendes Hörspiel aus ddr-Produktion. Gut gemacht allerdings.

  • The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

  • By: Tim Harford
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart, Gavin Osborn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

A million listeners bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this large-scale economic world really work? What would happen if we cancelled everyone's debt? How do you create a job? Will the BRIC countries take over the world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect book for that business flight

  • By Alistair Kelman on 29-08-13

Macroeconomics for a general audience taught entertainingly by an ideology free economist

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-17

Loved this book as much as the Microeconomics book "The undercover economist" by the same author.