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Rupe

Jacksonville, FL, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ha-Joon Chang
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (546)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (410)

    If you've wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer: We didn't ask what they didn't tell us about capitalism. This is a lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists-the apostles of the freemarket-have spun since the Age of Reagan.

    Brian says: "Food for thought, or at least debate"
    "Awesome and Informative"
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    If you could sum up 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, Interesting, Well-written


    Any additional comments?

    One of the most interesting and informative books I have read in a very long time.

    It touched on such a broad array of areas that covered such diverse and often mundane topics such as market forces, economy, poverty, one could easily get lost.

    The author undoubtedly is a great teacher - something rare of very smart people...the ability to impart to others what's in their minds. A must read!

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated By Robert Blumenfeld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (160)

    Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space -- in the living room or in some other galaxy -- have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology.

    Eric says: "Wow!"
    "Really Loved it!!"
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    What did you love best about Euclid's Window?

    I really love both history and mathematics, so this was the perfect read for me.

    In college, I was so focused on problem solving, I wasn't able to step away from the text to really delve into the story behind the Geometry. This read affords me that chance and has me going back to some of my old text and rediscovering what I really love about mathematics.

    Very much recommended for anyone who loves history and is fascinated by mathematics ;-)!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2370)
    Performance
    (1543)
    Story
    (1541)

    Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

    Paul Krasner says: "Spectacular!"
    "Excellent, Revealing and Insightful Writing"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Emperor of All Maladies the most enjoyable?

    The sweep of this book is simply genius. The details and accessibility of otherwise arcane and boring medical material is clearly laid out in this book. I now have a pretty good understanding of this complicated and fearful decease of humanity. This is absolutely a must read for anyone who what to not just understand cancer, but an appreciation of the complexity of what it means to be human.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rachel Maddow
    • Narrated By Rachel Maddow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1437)
    Performance
    (1309)
    Story
    (1301)

    Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about how, when, and where to apply America's strength and power - and who gets to make those decisions.

    Dolf says: "Half the National Debt?"
    "Simply Awesome Writing..."
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    What made the experience of listening to Drift the most enjoyable?

    Well written, clear and well presented.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Rachel's clear command of the English language and her ability to crystalize dull historic events. I could listen to her forever.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire book is simply gripping. I pretty much listened to the entire book in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Rachel Maddow has being one of the truly forthright, honest and clear voices in our political discourse. She is extremely smart and clearly knows what she is all about. She has always been on point...each and every time. Drift is a definite MUST READ!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Assholes: A Theory

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Aaron James
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. Try as we might to avoid them, assholes are found everywhere - at work, at home, on the road, and in the public sphere. Encountering one causes great difficulty and personal strain, especially because we often cannot understand why exactly someone should be acting like that.

    Kirsten says: "Not sure what I expected…"
    "Quite Interesting Indeed"
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    What did you love best about Assholes?

    I did not think a word such as Asshole could be weaved into such a detailed and interesting piece.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    1. I really liked the advice on how to deal with Assholes
    2. Asshole Capitalism
    3. That Asshole, as a group within society, actually do exist - it's like discovering "bigfoot"
    4. Yeah, I have never seen or heard the word "Asshole" mentioned so many times in my entire life...that was compelling


    Any additional comments?

    The book went on in parts, but was balanced in others by some new insights. I was particularly intrigued by the whole idea of the psychology of asshole-ism. The entire book had me mentally re-visiting quite a few people from my past and in someways recasting there actions in the light of this newly acquired information. I now take much comfort in the fact that I was not just being overly sensitive...I was just really dealing with typical Assholes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3556)
    Performance
    (2023)
    Story
    (2038)

    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
    "Anything but Stiff"
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    Any additional comments?

    Probably one of the weirdest books I have every read; and I probably would not have purchased it, had it not been on sale.

    I am glad I did, however, and must admit that I found it most interesting and admittedly engaging.

    Ms Roach does have a knack for making the bizarre pretty accessible. If you ever had thoughts about donating your body to science or any other purpose, this book might give you pause or at least give you another thought point.

    It is hard not to recommend, but be prepared for the unexpected…ruhaaahhaaaahh!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Year of Magical Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Joan Didion
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
    Overall
    (1297)
    Performance
    (429)
    Story
    (431)

    "Life changes fast....You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends." These were among the first words Joan Didion wrote in January 2004. Her daughter was lying unconscious in an intensive care unit, a victim of pneumonia and septic shock. Her husband, John Gregory Dunne, was dead. The night before New Year's Eve, while they were sitting down to dinner, he suffered a massive and fatal coronary. The two had lived and worked side by side for nearly 40 years.

    Darwin8u says: "Sharp, sometimes funny, but always clear & precise"
    "Exquisite Writing"
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    Any additional comments?

    Probably one of the most important books I have read. Its insights are quite profound; it was as if I was given the chance to look in on someone being emotionally dissected. Ms Didion is an exquisite writer who is almost godess-like in some respects.

    Being able to stand back from the pain of deep loss and garnering the strength and courage to share that experience is telling.

    I absolutely admire her for that. She is truly great and I very much recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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