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  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,219

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

The best book I have encountered on human history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-16

Really well researched yet easy to understand. Greatly interesting story that touched on history, biology

  • The New Digital Age

  • Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business
  • By: Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96

The New Digital Age is the product of an unparalleled collaboration: full of the brilliant insights of one of Silicon Valley's great innovators - what Bill Gates was to Microsoft and Steve Jobs was to Apple, Schmidt (along with Larry Page and Sergey Brin) was to Google - and the Director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, formerly an advisor to both Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. Never before has the future been so vividly and transparently imagined. From

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointment

  • By Nikola on 07-05-13

Biased, big Americanism

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-13

Kept rumbling on terrorism and how America fights terrorism, the author position America as the holy country and demonize other countries, such as Iraq, Iran, China, North Korea. Fit right into the labels traditional Western media places on those countries.

Of those things the author accused these countries of, such as cyber attacks, etc, I'm sure the US and Western Countries have done all those things too. The author did not mention any of that - he kept placing the US on high moral grounds...such ideals would be outdated in today's world.

Biased and arrogant book. A waste of money and pollutes understand of the world.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Susan Cain’s groundbreaking book Quiet, brilliantly read by Kathe Mazur. In Quiet, the international best seller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking A+

  • By Theodore on 10-01-13

Really well written book, well narrated

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-13

This is a really well written, thoroughly researched and well thought-out book, would be suitable for anyone especially those who are interested in the western and eastern cultural personality differences. I learned more about myself, my business partners and Asian investors after reading this book. I can't recommend it enough.

Just buy it.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful