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  • Atomic Awakening

  • A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power
  • By: James Mahaffey
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

The American public's introduction to nuclear technology was manifested in destruction and death. With Hiroshima and the Cold War still ringing in our ears, our perception of all things nuclear is seen through the lens of weapons development. Nuclear power is full of mind-bending theories, deep secrets, and the misdirection of public consciousness - some deliberate, some accidental. The result of this fixation on bombs and fallout is that the development of a non-polluting, renewable energy source stands frozen in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Futuristic, tense, stranger than fiction history!

  • By Jim Vaughan on 20-11-13

Couldn't listen. The narrator is a robot

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

I was so looking forward to this one but the narrator voice is far too annoying and characterless. Sounds like Siri.
Lesson learned, always try the sample before you buy

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,062

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

Essential and totally engaging

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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: 06-09-17

Absolutely riveting throughout. This book will help anyone worrying about life in anyway and remind you of what matters and that you are always capable.