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Jason

The search for understanding

Blackbutt, Australia

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  • The Next Decade: Where We've Been . . . and Where We're Going

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By George Friedman
    • Narrated By Bruce Turk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (137)

    In The Next Decade, George Friedman offers readers a pro­vocative and endlessly fascinating prognosis for the immedi­ate future. Using Machiavelli’s The Prince as a model, Friedman focuses on the world’s leaders - particularly the American president - and with his trusted geopolitical insight analyzes the complex chess game they will all have to play.

    Michael says: "Jaw-dropping apolitical analysis"
    "An excellent Global listen"
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    If you could sum up The Next Decade in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyable, informative, novel


    What about Bruce Turk’s performance did you like?

    Easy listening


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Its not necessary to listen it in one sitting, but I found myself wanting more


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the read, Friedman tries to assess the world relationships in the coming decade.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shallows: How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Nicholas Carr
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    "Is Google making us stupid?" When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: as we enjoy the Internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration yet published of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences.

    Lisa Hurring says: "Absolutely brilliant"
    "Thought provoking perspective"
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    Where does The Shallows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This audiobook is my favourite so far. By content and nature I found it worked in great with the ebook. Audio for easy listening when exercising or doing tasks, reading when you get time to sit and concentrate.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    NA


    What about Paul Michael Garcia’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to


    If you could give The Shallows a new subtitle, what would it be?

    The superficial challenge


    Any additional comments?

    This is a truly excellent listen/read. If you are a pundit, parent, or professor, it is really worth exploring. I also liked to use of the thoeries and research of John Sweller. It has a far reaching impact on us and our education system with enough examples and friendly explantion to make it practical. My background is in Computing Science and Mathematics in industry but I am now education and this provides a foundation to compare theories to (EG: try looking at this perspective on Multiple Intelligences).

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