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Alberto Rizzoli

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Awful narrator

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

Reviewed: 22-06-17

The book contains many self praising statements and anecdotes where the author glorifies himself to sometimes cringeworthy levels, but the message is agreeable. The book could have the same effect as a 20 page essay, most of it seems to be filler and personal anecdotes.

What absolutely ruins the experience is the narrator. With the most condescending voice, he emphasises curse words like an edgy teen like the rest of a sebt and mimics the voices of women in falsetto

166 people found this helpful

Deeply Insightful and very thorough. Bad narration

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

Reviewed: 18-03-15

Where does Superintelligence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

For anyone interested in AI it is a must-read as it covers many possible scenarios that the reader would have never been able to imagine without consulting this book.
However it's not ideal for beginners. Bostrom introduces the concept of superintelligence assuming that the reader is familiar with artificial intelligence, and quickly moves onto scenarios and existential risk.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator makes no effort to put emotions into what he says. Every sentence, and every statement sound the same no matter what the topic is about. Listening to it is more akin to a text-to-speech narration than a storyteller.Admittedly, the Swedish syntax of short sentences does not help. Nevertheless, narration could be greatly improved.

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Don't be afraid of the word "Mathematical"

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

Tegmark has the ability of delivering some of the most complex topics in modern science by looking at them through his perspective as a young student. He carries you through hunches, doubts, and discoveries giving you a glimpse of the reasoning of a physicist like him,
The final chapters on existential risk and the future of humanity are some of the best structured I've ever heard.
However I can't help but imagine a swede talking rather than the actual narrator given the sentence structure used.