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  • Pulp Physics: Astronomy: Humankind in Space and Time

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Dr. Richard Berendzen
    • Narrated By Richard Berendzen
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (34)

    In this unscripted recording, renowned astrophysicist Dr. Richard Berendzen takes you on a journey through space and time that is captivating from the moment he begins to speak. Enjoy the best of both worlds: an expert's knowledge in a user-friendly format!

    Dell says: "Pulp Physics is insightful history"
    "A very thought-provoking discussion"
    Overall

    Pulp Physics starts off a little slow, with repetition of information presented in other publications from this site. But, as the author gets into the discussions about our solar system and the universe it becomes much more interesting. There are many good examples presented to help the listener understand and comprehend the vastness of everything. I will anxiously await his future discussions of the universe.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3588)
    Performance
    (3284)
    Story
    (3293)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Lamonica Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "Very Corny"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Swarm?

    This book is written for a youngster.


    Has Swarm turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes, the logic is totally childlike and not up to date.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Audible Technology Review, December 2011

    • HIGHLIGHTS (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By Technology Review
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    In this issue, you’ll hear why Facebook has tightened its security. You’ll learn about an interest network that lets users create pages and plans to give them a cut of the resulting ad revenue. You'll hear why taking control of computers with our hands and bodies is set to become commonplace. You’ll learn how a full-color screen for mobile devices may be available sooner than you’d think.

    Stephen says: "Very Disappointed"
    "Very Disappointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Audible Technology Review, December 2011 better?

    I am commenting on all issues. The content is very superficial.


    What was most disappointing about Technology Review’s story?

    The information does not give me much info on modern technology. It is more of a news story of events.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Give me insight on technology.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Richard P. Feynman
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (538)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (100)

    "This marvelous collection of talks, interviews, and essays offers a memorable sample of the wit, brilliance, and irreverence of the most celebrated physicist of our time," says Alan Guth, author of The Inflationary Universe. "The more one reads of Feynman, the more one falls in love with his refreshingly enthusiastic view of the world."

    Charles Gousha says: "A variable compilation"
    "Not worth purchasing"
    Overall

    I have listened to only science related audible books. This is one of the most disappointing. It is somewhat interesting, but very limited. For me it was not worth the money. I learned very little from this one. I listen to the good ones several times and the others I trash after listning to them. I will not listen to this one again.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By George Gilder
    • Narrated By John MacDonald
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    George Gilder, the man whom many credit with heralding the Reagan era of growth, takes a visionary look into the future world that is being shaped by today's technological revolution. According to Jack Kemp, "this book captures the essence of the quantum era with the same path-breaking vision Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations brought to the era of the industrial revolution."

    Stephen says: "A bit dated"
    "A bit dated"
    Overall

    The information is interesting from a historical perspective. I did not pay attention to the publication date until after I had listened to most of the book. Then I realized the end was purely speculation about the year 2000 and beyond. At times it is a bit pragmatic and could have been shortened significantly by eliminating the repeated use of the word microcosm.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Coming of Age in the Milky Way

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferris (University of California, Berkeley)
    • Narrated By Timothy Ferris
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Humans have long sought to comprehend the enormities of cosmic space and time. Here, best selling science writer Timothy Ferris tells the story of that quest. He interweaves the majestic themes of astronomy, physics, religion, and philosophy with fresh and lasting portraits of the men and women who created what has been called our society's most precious treasure - its conception of the universe at large.

    Stephen says: "Think about mankind and the future"
    "Think about mankind and the future"
    Overall

    This is a well-prepared set of reviews of the origins and future of the earth, the universe and mankind. I found it hard to turn off at the end of my journeys in my car. It really makes one think, and at times say wow. There are a few sections where I wanted to go back and listen to a passage a second time, but due to the division into tracks, I had to go back much further than desired. I will listen to this one several times.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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