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  • The Long Utopia: A Novel | Terry Pratchett,Stephen Baxter

    The Long Utopia: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
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    It's 2045-2059. Human society continues to evolve on Datum Earth, its battered and weary origin planet, as the spread of humanity progresses throughout the many Earths beyond. Lobsang, now an elderly and complex AI, suffers a breakdown and, disguised as a human, attempts to live a "normal" life on one of the millions of Long Earth worlds. His old friend, Joshua, now in his 50s, searches for his father and discovers a heretofore unknown family history.

    Robert Anthony says: "Best ending in the series, cool science fiction"
  • Utopia | Thomas More

    Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Thomas More
    • Narrated By James Adams
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    Utopia is the name given by Sir Thomas More to an imaginary island in this political work written in 1516. Book I of Utopia, a dialogue, presents a perceptive analysis of contemporary social, economic, and moral ills in England. Book II is a narrative describing a country run according to the ideals of the English humanists, where poverty, crime, injustice, and other ills do not exist.

    Darwin8u says: "More's unobtainable vision of the ideal society"
  • Utopia | Thomas More,Gilbert Burnet (translator)

    Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Thomas More, Gilbert Burnet (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Sir Thomas More's Utopia has spurred debate, reflection, and critical thinking since its original publication in the 16th century. More's fictional island of Utopia provides an exploration of issues that shook him and his contemporaries and that continue to be problematic in the modern day.

    oscar says: "Good re-enacment of a Classic!"
  • The Long Utopia | Terry Pratchett,Stephen Baxter

    The Long Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
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    It's 2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading farther into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve. Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang, lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He’s convinced they’re leading a normal life in New Springfield - they even adopt a child - but it seems they have been guided there for a reason.

  • Robert Ludlum's The Utopia Experiment | Kyle Mills

    Robert Ludlum's The Utopia Experiment

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kyle Mills
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
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    When Dresner Industries unveils the Merge, a device that is destined to revolutionize the world and make the personal computer and smartphone obsolete, Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is assigned to assess its military potential. He discovers that enhanced vision, real-time battlefield displays, unbreakable security, and near-perfect marksmanship are only the beginning of a technology that will change the face of warfare forever - and one that must be kept out of the hands of America's enemies at all costs....

    Robert says: "Jon Smith's Moonraker"
  • Utopia | Lincoln Child

    Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Rising out of the Nevada canyons, Utopia is a theme park so technologically advanced as to be awe-inspiring. But serious mishaps are starting to cause concern, and things turn from bad to worse when a group of mercenaries infiltrates the park's computerized infrastructure, holding the entire park hostage. The engineer who designed the park now must find a way to save it.

    Patti says: "Utopia (unabridged)"
  • Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia | Anthony Townsend

    Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Anthony Townsend
    • Narrated By Jeremy Arthur
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    An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future. We live in a world defined by urbanization and digital ubiquity, where mobile broadband connections outnumber fixed ones, machines dominate a new "internet of things," and more people live in cities than in the countryside.

    James says: "Look around and see the future"
  • The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia | Michael Booth

    The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Michael Booth
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than 10 years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media. In this timely audiobook, he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success, and, most intriguing of all, what they think of one another.

    Arsenio Paez says: "Interesting topic but very opinionated author"
  • The Modern Scholar: Visions of Utopia: Philosophy and the Perfect Society | Fred E. Baumann

    The Modern Scholar: Visions of Utopia: Philosophy and the Perfect Society

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Fred E. Baumann
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    Professor Fred E. Baumann looks at what some philosophers have had to say on this subject, mostly in the form of stories about utopias. Five are written by great philosophers and the last by a challenging, nearly contemporary American scholar. All have exerted great influence on the history of thought or have expressed influential currents of thought. Professor Baumann's lectures not only examine these texts, but also address the results of attempting to put these utopias into practice.

    M. S. Cohen says: "Not at all what I had hoped for"
  • Target Utopia: Dale Brown's Dreamland, Book 16 | Dale Brown,Jim DeFelice

    Target Utopia: Dale Brown's Dreamland, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    When Muslim extremists are found with a mysterious UAV in the Malaysian part of Borneo, Colonel Danny Freah and his Whiplash team are sent to investigate. They discover that Dreamland's drone technology has been stolen. Who has betrayed them? China is rumored to be involved, as is Russia. But finding out who's really bankrolling the guerrillas means finding someone who knows combat UAVs inside and out. Someone with nothing to lose. Someone like Air Force ace Turk Mako.

    James E. Johnston says: "Great"
  • A Path to Utopia | Jacqueline Druga

    A Path to Utopia

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    • By Jacqueline Druga
    • Narrated By Andrew Wehrlen
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    In the time it takes to create a single beat of a heart, 75 percent of the population drops dead. Within hours, another 20 percent succumb, leaving only a speck of human life remaining. Believing they are victims of a preliminary act of war and eventual invasion, a group of survivors trek across a barren United States following a radio signal. The simple plan was to band with others to fight and defend their homeland. However, their journey not only brings them together with other survivors but also brings them a chilling truth.

    Kim Venatries says: "Decent Post-Apocalypse Tale"
  • Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century | The Great Courses

    Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
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    From the trenches of World War I to Nazi Germany to Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the 20th century was a time of unprecedented violence. Yet while such monumental violence seems senseless, it is not inexplicable. If we can understand the origins of violence, we may prevent even greater horrors in the century to come. These 24 necessary lectures trace the violent history of the 20th century, beginning with its early roots in the American and, especially, the French revolutions.

    MasterPsych says: "A Great Lecture Series"
  • The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia | Andrei Lankov

    The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Andrei Lankov
    • Narrated By Steven Roy Grimsley
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    Andrei Lankov has gone where few outsiders have ever been. A native of the former Soviet Union, he lived as an exchange student in North Korea in the 1980s. He has studied it for his entire career, using his fluency in Korean and personal contacts to build a rich, nuanced understanding. In The Real North Korea, Lankov substitutes cold, clear analysis for the overheated rhetoric surrounding this opaque police state.

    RP says: "A thorough look at the puzzle that is North Korea"
  • Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All | Monona Rossol

    Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All

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    • By Monona Rossol
    • Narrated By Christine Williams
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    Did you know that "nontoxic" usually means "never tested"? Or that many green cleaners are good for the environment but terrible for you? Chemist and activist Monona Rossol goes from under your sink to the halls of the powerful, tracing Americas love affair with chemicals that kill, explaining how much worse the problem has gotten in the last decade. Shocking and appalling and completely reckless - thats how she describes the current prevalence of harmful chemicals in our everyday lives. Read Pick Your Poison to learn the facts and find out what you can do about the daily onslaught of toxins that are making lab rats of us all.

  • Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet | Jenny Ruden

    Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet

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    • By Jenny Ruden
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
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    Sixteen-year-old Baltimore teen Bethany Stern knows the only way out of spending her summer at Camp Utopia, a fat camp in Northern California, is weight-loss. Desperate, she tries The Forgiveness Diet, the latest fad whose infomercial promises that all she has to do is forgive her deadbeat dad, her scandalous sister, and the teenage magician next door and (unrequited) love of her life. But when the diet fails and her camp nemesis delivers the ultimate blow, Bee bids sayonara to Camp-not-Utopian-at-all to begin what she believes will be her "real" summer adventure.

  • Utopia: A Thriller | Lincoln Child

    Utopia: A Thriller

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Eric Stoltz
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    Rising out of the Nevada canyons, Utopia is a theme park so technologically advanced as to be awe-inspiring. But serious mishaps are starting to cause concern, and things turn from bad to worse when a group of mercenaries infiltrates the park's computerized infrastructure, holding the entire park hostage. The engineer who designed the park now must find a way to save it. "A real thrill-a-minute read," says Booklist.

    Trajanrome says: "Exciting and well read"
  • Utopia | Ahmed Khaled Towfik

    Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ahmed Khaled Towfik
    • Narrated By Neil Shah
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    A grim futuristic account of Egyptian society in the year 2023, Utopia takes readers on a chilling journey beyond the gated communities of the North Coast, where the wealthy are insulated from the bleakness of life outside the walls. When a young man and a girl break out from this bubble of affluence in order to see for themselves the lives of their impoverished fellow Egyptians they are confronted by a world that they had not imagined possible. Breathtaking and suspenseful, Utopia's twists and turns will keep listeners guessing.

  • Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia | David L. Cook

    Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By David L. Cook
    • Narrated By Herschel Miller
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    You never really know when you might meet someone who will change your life. Golf's Sacred Journey is a story about a 'chance' meeting between a fictitious golf professional and his unorthodox mentor. As the story unfolds, we---along with the pro---learn lessons about golf and life that we never expected to learn in places we never expected to learn them. Many have picked up Golf's Sacred Journey looking for the secret to a better game but instead found the secret to a meaningful life.

    Josh says: "Great message!"
  • Macrolife: A Mobile Utopia | George Zebrowski

    Macrolife: A Mobile Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By George Zebrowski
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Victor Bevine
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    Epic in scope, Macrolife opens in the year 2021. The Bulero family owns one of Earth's richest corporations. As the Buleros gather for a reunion at the family mansion, an industrial accident plunges the corporation into crisis, which eventually brings the world around them to the brink of disaster. Vilified, the Buleros flee to a space colony where young Richard Bulero gradually realizes that the only hope for humanity lies in macrolife - mobile, self-reproducing space habitats.

    R. Smith says: "Excruciatingly ... good"
  • Project Utopia | Pam Mosbrucker

    Project Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Pam Mosbrucker
    • Narrated By Francesca Townes
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    2075. A world ravaged by war. Originals have been Chosen to function in society as the labor and working force of the One World Order. Dr. Samantha Hargrove's life is a good one. A prominent bioengineer, working on Project Utopia - a biochip destined to alter the very face of humanity. What she doesn't know is that her project has the potential to destroy the world.

    Michael says: "Up the alley for those who listen to deathlands"
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