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  • American Spies

  • Espionage Against the United States from the Cold War to the Present
  • By: Michael J. Sulick
  • Narrated by: Robert J. Eckrich
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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Sulick reveals six fundamental elements of espionage in these stories: the motivations that drove them to spy; their access and the secrets they betrayed; their tradecraft, i.e., the techniques of concealing their espionage; their exposure; their punishment; and, finally, the damage they inflicted on America's national security.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting, insightful and enjoyable

  • By bluelight123 on 10-01-19

Very interesting, insightful and enjoyable

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Reviewed: 10-01-19

Good narration style for this type of book. It provides an amazing insight into the history of espionage. Short stories in each chapter kept me captivated and kept my attention. Well worth the time and credit.

  • Life 3.0

  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
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Penguin Audio presents Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark, read by Rob Shapiro. We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society - and even our very sense of what it means to be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionise our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and cofounder of the Future of Life Institute, whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and thought provoking.

  • By Heisenberg on 09-04-18

An essential book on the future of AI

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Reviewed: 01-07-18

Interesting and exciting all the way through. Rob Shapiro narrates so well and in the style of Max Tegmark himself. This beautifully written book is the essential and most accessible for anyone interested in the future of Artificial Intelligence, as seen by one of the greatest minds of our times.

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  • The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

  • Why Are We Here?
  • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Krauss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 200
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Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The references to "the PDF" are extremely annoying

  • By Ionut Bajescu on 13-01-18

Excellently written and delivered.

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Reviewed: 21-02-18

This book is gripping and impossible to stop listening to once you start. It explains particle physics so clearly and in a way that is easy for any other understand. Can't recommend it enough.

  • The Mystery of the Aleph

  • Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity
  • By: Amir D. Aczel
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
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    4 out of 5 stars 17
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Best selling author Amir Aczel God's Equation delves into the riddle of infinity, religion and science with "mad" mathematician Georg Cantor, in what Booklist calls "an indispensable book for anyone interested in the darker side of intellectual progress."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard but...

  • By Matthew on 22-06-07

Great biography of the story of infinity.

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Reviewed: 14-02-18

This book is interesting and easy to understand for anyone interested in the infinite. It follows the lives of those who contemplated it and their progress towards a better understanding of the infinite, and the struggle with sanity that seems to accompany the quest. Captivating from the beginning to the end. Some nice hints of humour while making the maths so easily accessible. Great for anyone with an interest but not looking for detailed proofs of theorems; the concepts are laid out very well.

  • Reality Is Not What It Seems

  • The Journey to Quantum Gravity
  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
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From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new audiobook about the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed throughout centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening and mind expanding

  • By Stefan Richter on 28-11-16

Great for amateur physicists

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Reviewed: 06-09-17

Great for anyone with a basic understanding of high-school physics, and very little mathematics. Yet still explains mind bending concepts in a way that is very accessible.

  • The Brain that Changes Itself

  • By: Norman Doidge
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
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An astonishing new scientific discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging. It is, instead, able to change its own structure and function, even into old age. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they’ve transformed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting topic, strange focus

  • By Icewraithuk on 04-05-15

Informative, interesting and a pleasure to listen

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Reviewed: 06-01-15

This audio book is great if you struggle to read or don't have the time to read. It's informative, and interesting right until the end.
I'd recommend it to anyone interested in this topic.

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