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  • The Uninhabitable Earth

  • A Story of the Future
  • By: David Wallace-Wells
  • Narrated by: David Wallace-Wells
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

It is worse, much worse, than you think. The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn't happening at all, and if your anxiety about it is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Serves a purpose, but flawed delivery

  • By Chris Anderson on 04-04-19

powerful argument

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-05-19

this message needs to be attended to and I wish it was narrated by someone else.

  • The Inner Level

  • How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Wellbeing
  • By: Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett
  • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

In The Spirit Level Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett put inequality at the centre of public debate by showing conclusively that less equal societies fare worse than more equal ones across everything from education to life expectancy. The Inner Level now explains how inequality affects us individually, how it alters how we think, feel and behave. It sets out the overwhelming evidence that material inequalities have powerful psychological effects: when the gap between rich and poor increases, so does the tendency to define and value ourselves and others in terms of superiority and inferiority. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A powerful argument well made

  • By wellbeing on 18-12-18

A powerful argument well made

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Reviewed: 18-12-18

A wider understanding of these challenging issues are vital to conceptualise and implement societal change.

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,405
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,973

Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grow your mind

  • By Paul Murphy on 07-09-18

Amazing!

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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: 24-09-18

One of the best best minds of the modern age! This should be required reading.