At last, one of the world’s greatest works of science fiction is available - just as author Stanislaw Lem intended it. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Solaris, Audible, in cooperation with the Lem Estate, has commissioned a brand-new translation - complete for the first time, and the first ever directly from the original Polish to English. Beautifully narrated by Alessandro Juliani ( Battlestar Galactica), Lem’s provocative novel comes alive for a new generation.
Solaris is an unforgettable story that has no equal in science fiction literature, and Alessandro gives a flawless reading of it. I'm surprised the ratings aren't better for this audiobook.
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An updated revision of Jeffrey Kottler's classic book On Being a Therapist reveals the new realities and inner experiences of therapeutic practice today.
Deep, interesting and blunt, if not a bit hyperbolic. There's also a decidedly negative tone throughout the book. Understandable, considering the line of work Kottler is in.
Recommended, especially if you are interested in becoming a psychotherapist.
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In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of 10 carefully designed inkblots. For years he had grappled with the theories of Freud and Jung while also absorbing the aesthetic movements of the day, from futurism to dadaism. A visual artist himself, Rorschach had come to believe that who we are is less a matter of what we say, as Freud thought, than what we see.
Psychoanalysis has been a long time fascination of mine, so I listened to the entire audiobook in only a couple of days. Damion Searls gives a thorough, well-written account of Hermann Rorschach and his influential ink blot test.
Special mention goes to Paul Boehmer, who is clearly one of the best narrators in the business. His oration made this great book even better.
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Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.
I must not be the audience. There is nothing new here. Isolate yourself, eschew social media... the same stuff I've read on numerous listicles. Narration was stellar however, and it sustained me through 70 percent of the book.
The belief in prophets is as old as religion itself, and the tradition of prophets is especially prevalent in Judaism and Christianity, with prophets like Isaiah and Jeremiah being among the most famous historical figures in the Bible. God had prophets like Jeremiah perform symbolic acts that foretold future events, particularly hardships that the Israelites suffered at the hands of the Babylonians and Egyptians.
An excellent listen. I gained a lot of clarity and context from this. I look forward to listening to other recordings in this series.
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There are, in the United States, a significant and growing number of families who live on less than $2.00 per person, per day. That figure, the World Bank measure of poverty, is hard to imagine in this country - most of us spend more than that before we get to work or school in the morning.
$2.00 a Day is an eye-opening book but heartbreaking. It describes the daily grind and many unseen hardships of people with practically no income.
Allyson Johnson did a wonderful job narrating the book.
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We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies - neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.
There are just way too many stories here, and not enough practical, actionable advice. Gawande is a strong writer though, reminiscent of Malcolm Gladwell.
Get a handle on the digital currency revolution, and learn how to get onboard. The Bitcoin Big Bang is a guide to navigating the uncharted territory of digital currency. Written by CNBC contributor Brian Kelly, this book goes beyond Bitcoin 101 to explain how this transformative technology is about to change the world.
This was definitely worth a credit, and I've already listened to several audiobooks on Bitcoin. Brian Kelly has a fresh approach to Bitcoin, and his way of explaining the complexities of the protocol is memorable.
Kelly also started his own cryptocurrency (and talks about it in his book), so he's definitely an insider with something to say.
Play Money explores a remarkable new phenomenon that's just beginning to enter public consciousness: MMPORGs, or Massively MultiPlayer Online Role-Playing Games, in which hundreds of thousands of players operate fantasy characters in virtual environments the size of continents. With city-sized populations of nearly full-time players, these games generate their own cultures, governments, and social systems and, inevitably, their own economies, which spill over into the real world.
Of the hundreds of audiobooks I've listened to over the years, this was one of the most addictive and enjoyable. The writing sparkled, the narration was excellent, and the topic was deeply interesting to me. Excellent all around.
Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem truly to understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about bitcoin? In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver the definitive answer to this question.
If you have even a passing interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, definitely get this. Highly educational, and you can't go wrong with Sean Pratt as narrator. A classic.
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