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Thad

Durham, NC, USA

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  • 7 ratings
  • 58 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • The Black Hole War: My Battle to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Leonard Susskind
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (187)

    What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed that it did - and in doing so, put at risk everything we know about the fundamental laws of the universe. Leonard Susskind and Gerard 't Hooft realized the threat and responded with a counterattack that changed the course of physics.

    Matthew says: "Good, but has its flaws"
    "Well delivered and fascinating"
    Overall

    This is a great book to hear. Susskind is a good story teller while delivering a complex subject in wonderful metaphors.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • On Intelligence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated By Jeff Hawkins, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1439)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (340)

    Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices, has reshaped our relationship to computers. Now he stands ready to revolutionize both neuroscience and computing in one stroke, with a new understanding of intelligence itself.

    James says: "Epiphany"
    "Good insights but preachy at times"
    Overall

    I found this book to enlightening, well written and entertaining with just the right combination of technical nuance. Definitely recommended. However, at times the author came across as preachy and overly zealous in striving to make sure that there is nothing magical about the mind. I do not necessarily disagree with it -- he just keeps hammering the point home.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: From Here to Infinity: An Exploration of Science Fiction Literature

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael D. C. Drout
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (115)

    The best science fiction asks essential questions: What does it mean to be human? Are we alone in the universe, and what does it mean if we're not? Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout traces the history of science fiction in this series of stimulating lectures. From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to today's cutting- edge authors, Drout offers a compelling analysis of the genre, including a look at the golden age of science fiction, New Wave writers, and contemporary trends in the field.

    Timothy says: "Nerdy? Probably... Enjoyable? Yes"
    "Lively, interesting"
    Overall

    Drout delivers his lecture in a lively and interesting manner. I found myself writing down the names of Science Fiction books I wanted to check out. I am buying his fantasy lecture next.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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