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Jose

perth amboy, NJ, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (902)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (334)

    Frank Herbert's Dune is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Now Herbert's son, Brian, working with Kevin J. Anderson and using Frank Herbert's own notes, reveals a pivotal epoch in the history of the Dune universe: the Butlerian Jihad, the war that was fought ten thousand years before the events of Dune - the war in which humans wrested their freedom from "thinking machines."

    Brian says: "enoyed premise but not execution"
    "was pleasantly surprised"
    Overall

    I found this book to be very good. I am a big Dune fan and had mixed feelings about reading another Dune book not written by the original author of the Dune series. But as the title of this review suggests I was surprised at how entertaining and enthralling this book was. There are many characters introduced in this novel and their plots interweave and build up nice and slowly. You really get a feel for each character. The plot is intricate enough and is not given away early on. Excellent. I'm looking forward to reading the other Dune books by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: The Machine Crusade

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (799)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (291)

    More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in The Butlerian Jihad. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat. Get ready for Dune: The Machine Crusade.

    Jr says: "Dune - How We Love Thee!"
    "I was fairly impressed with this book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    What an action packed book this was. So many plots intertwining. Such calamities and twists of fate. Excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Matt Ridley
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (204)

    Life is getting better at an accelerating rate. Food availability, income, and life span are up; disease, child mortality, and violence are down all across the globe. Though the world is far from perfect, necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; population growth is slowing; Africa is following Asia out of poverty; the Internet, the mobile phone, and container shipping are enriching people's lives as never before.

    Darkcoffee says: "Delightful Case for Things Looking Up"
    "Changed my outlook"
    Overall

    After reading this book my outlook towards the future has changed. I now have a very positive outlook. No more am I going to let doomsday-sayers inflict me with stress and negative thoughts about the future.
    Awesome book!!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Steven Pinker
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (686)
    Performance
    (347)
    Story
    (342)

    In The Blank Slate, Steven Pinker, one of the world's leading experts on language and the mind, explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. With characteristic wit, lucidity, and insight, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits, denies our common humanity and our individual preferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and distorts our understanding of politics, violence, parenting, and the arts.

    C. J. Hamilton says: "Instant classic"
    "thoroughly enjoyed this book"
    Overall

    This book is about innate human nature. The author is very well read on the topic and provides great insight into how the human mind can work.

    Highly recommend it.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class - and What We Can Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Thom Hartmann
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (63)

    Our founding fathers worked hard to ensure that a small group of wealthy people would never dominate this country. Thomas Jefferson believed that our very democracy depends upon our ability to play referee to the game of business, protecting labor and the public good. But over the last 25 years, we've witnessed an undeclared war against the middle class.

    Jose says: "A must read"
    "A must read"
    Overall

    I thought this book did a great job at interweaving our history with present day economic and political issues. Be prepared to be angered at our elected leaders after reading this. Its a call to arms, a wake up call. Do not take your freedom and decent living standards for granted.

    23 of 24 people found this review helpful

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