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Gary Hanson

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  • Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Michio Kaku
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (756)
    Performance
    (489)
    Story
    (488)

    In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over 300 of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of revolutionary developments taking place....

    Gordon Lamb says: "Interesting Content, Irritating Reader"
    "Hypercatalogosis"
    Overall

    Not quite the Michio we have come to enjoy so much. I think his very organized brain got in the way and produced the Dewey Decimal system of the future. The concepts were great, but organization was annoying.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Civilization: The West and the Rest

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Niall Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (810)
    Performance
    (680)
    Story
    (674)

    The rise to global predominance of Western civilization is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five hundred years. All over the world, an astonishing proportion of people now work for Western-style companies, study at Western-style universities, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and even work Western hours. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed unlikely to achieve much more than perpetual internecine warfare. It was Ming China or Ottoman Turkey that had the look of world civilizations.

    F. Ribeiro says: "Niall Ferguson's Most Enjoyable Book"
    "Last of the colonialists"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Less bombast, more insightful thinking. His Euro-centrism is abominable. I felt I had stumbled into the 19th century through a time-warp. I guess Rudyard Kipling still lives!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing by him!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Niall Ferguson?

    Someone who reads slower and is less hysterical. His lapsing into accents from other cultures is dreadful!


    3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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