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Rick

Colora, MD, USA | Member Since 2009

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  • God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Rodney Stark
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (54)

    In God's Battalions, award-winning author Rodney Stark takes on the long-held view that the Crusades were the first round of European colonialism, conducted for land, loot, and converts by barbarian Christians who victimized the cultivated Muslims. To the contrary, Stark argues that the Crusades were the first military response to unwarranted Muslim terrorist aggression.

    Tad Davis says: "A lively and useful introduction"
    "Balanced and informative"
    Overall

    Great introduction to the Crusades though a tough topic to delve into via audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rework

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1723)
    Performance
    (728)
    Story
    (740)

    With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs who want to get out, and artists who don't want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages. It's time to rework work.

    Paul says: "Simple, Quick, Timely, Contrarian Advice"
    "Like a one day motivational seminar."
    Overall

    Subtitle, "things you can say after you make a bazillion dollars".

    35 of 49 people found this review helpful
  • Who Controls the Internet: Illusions of a Borderless World

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jack Goldsmith, Tim Wu
    • Narrated By Bob Loza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Is the Internet erasing national borders? Who's really in control of what's happening on the Net--Internet engineers, rogue programmers, the United Nations, or powerful countries?In this provocative new book, Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu tell the fascinating story of the Internet's challenge to governmental rule in the 1990s, and the ensuing battles with governments around the world.

    Roy says: "The World is Flat?"
    "Facinating"
    Overall

    If you think "the internet changes everything" you are right and wrong. Gives great insight into how the uncontrollable is managed and controlled.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Super Crunchers

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ian Ayres
    • Narrated By James Lurie
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and groundbreaking new audiobook, economist Ian Ayres shows how today's best and brightest organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightening speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. They are the Super Crunchers.

    Fabio says: "good, but missing a lot of stuff"
    "Data, data everywhere"
    Overall

    Great overview of how technology is shaping our world and our understanding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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