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AI & MACHINE LEARNING

Tomorrow's team members may be more human than human.
AI Superpowers
    China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
    
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        Mikael Naramore
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    1,401 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • AI Superpowers

  • China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
  • By: Kai-Fu Lee
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

In his provocative new book, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee - one of the world’s most respected experts on artificial intelligence - reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US, the leader in AI, at an astonishingly rapid pace. Building upon his longstanding US-Sino technology career (working at Apple, Microsoft, and Google) and his much-heralded New York Times Op-Ed from June 2017, Dr. Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a stunning impact on not just traditional blue-collar industries but will also have a devastating effect on white-collar professions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Compelled to listen at 2x speed

  • By 🔧Eugene on 09-26-18
Life 3.0
    Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
    
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        Rob Shapiro
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    3,738 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Life 3.0

  • Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,321

How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Odd book with some good info

  • By Michael on 12-02-17
Superintelligence
    Paths, Dangers, Strategies
    
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        Napoleon Ryan
    
    


    
    Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    3,066 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Superintelligence

  • Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  • By: Nick Bostrom
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,066
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,681

Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Colossus: The Forbin Project is coming

  • By Gary on 09-12-14
Prediction Machines
    The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence
    
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        Ajay Agrawal,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Joshua Gans,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Avi Goldfarb
    
    


    
    
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        LJ Ganser
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    573 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Prediction Machines

  • The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb
  • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible - driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know? In Prediction Machines, three eminent economists recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. With this single, masterful stroke, they lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure what I was expecting, but underwhelmed

  • By WJ Brown, Audible Customer on 09-27-18
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CRYPTO & BLOCKCHAIN

Keep up to date on the ever-evolving blockchain tech and its impact on markets.
The Bitcoin Standard
    The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
    
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        Saifedean Ammous
    
    


    
    
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        James Fouhey
    
    


    
    Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    546 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • The Bitcoin Standard

  • The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
  • By: Saifedean Ammous
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bit monotone but great info

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-18
The Internet of Money
    
    
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        Andreas M. Antonopoulos
    
    


    
    
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        Stephanie Murphy
    
    


    
    Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    1,322 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • The Internet of Money

  • By: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label "digital currency."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good rough summary of Bitcoin capabilities

  • By A0A2 95AB DC34 69C9 on 05-21-17
Cryptoassets
    The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
    
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        Chris Burniske,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Dave Clark
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    787 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Cryptoassets

  • The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
  • By: Chris Burniske, Jack Tatar
  • Narrated by: Dave Clark
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676

With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world - and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Key to the a Future

  • By Fred R. on 12-30-17
The Age of Cryptocurrency
    How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
    
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        Paul Vigna,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Sean Pratt
    
    


    
    Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    1,074 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Age of Cryptocurrency

  • How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
  • By: Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 946

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely fascinating, yet scary and exciting,

  • By Larry V. on 04-13-15
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CYBERSECURITY

Mitigate hack threats and data breaches to protect company and customer data.
The Art of Invisibility
    The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
    
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        Kevin Mitnick
    
    


    
    
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        Ray Porter
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    3,225 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Art of Invisibility

  • The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
  • By: Kevin Mitnick
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,909

Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumers' identities are being stolen, and a person's every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick illustrates what is happening without your knowledge - and he teaches you "the art of invisibility".

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Limited value for the average person

  • By James C on 10-14-17
The Perfect Weapon
    War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age
    
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        David E. Sanger
    
    


    
    
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        Robertson Dean
    
    


    
    Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    761 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • The Perfect Weapon

  • War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age
  • By: David E. Sanger
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

In 2015, Russian hackers tunneled deep into the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee, and the subsequent leaks of the emails they stole may have changed the course of American democracy. But to see the DNC hacks as Trump-centric is to miss the bigger, more important story: Within that same year, the Russians not only had broken into networks at the White House, the State Department, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff but had placed implants in American electrical and nuclear plants that could give them the power to switch off vast swaths of the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BY FAR the best book to date on this topic!

  • By aaron on 07-09-18
Click Here to Kill Everybody
    Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World
    
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        Bruce Schneier
    
    


    
    
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        Roger Wayne
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    100 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Click Here to Kill Everybody

  • Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World
  • By: Bruce Schneier
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Everything is a computer. Ovens are computers that make things hot; refrigerators are computers that keep things cold. These computers - from home thermostats to chemical plants - are all online. All computers can be hacked. And Internet-connected computers are the most vulnerable. Forget data theft: Cutting-edge digital attackers can now crash your car, your pacemaker, and the nation’s power grid. In Click Here to Kill Everybody, renowned expert and best-selling author Bruce Schneier examines the hidden risks of this new reality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same old Bruce

  • By Fausto Cepeda on 04-03-19
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
    25th Anniversary Edition
    
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        Steven Levy
    
    


    
    
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        Mike Chamberlain
    
    


    
    Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
    1,433 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

  • 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Steven Levy
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302

Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers - those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant work reflecting on a great passion!

  • By tony9277 on 12-18-15
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DATA & ANALYTICS

Understand how to use data to inform your decisions or challenge an assumption.
Everybody Lies
    Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
    
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        Tim Andres Pabon
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    3,787 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Everybody Lies

  • Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
  • By: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Steven Pinker - foreword
  • Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,328

By the end of on average day in the early 21st century, human beings searching the Internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information - unprecedented in history - can tell us a great deal about who we are - the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than 20 years ago seemed unfathomable.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Might be worth it to get the book

  • By Laura on 08-09-17
The Black Swan
    The Impact of the Highly Improbable
    
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        David Chandler
    
    


    
    Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    5,696 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • The Black Swan

  • The Impact of the Highly Improbable
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,070

Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it in the end...I think.

  • By Judd Bagley on 05-27-09
Naked Statistics
    Stripping the Dread from the Data
    
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        Jonathan Davis
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    2,332 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Naked Statistics

  • Stripping the Dread from the Data
  • By: Charles Wheelan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,993

From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Basic, but very well explained

  • By Philo on 05-17-13
Moneyball
    The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    
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        Scott Brick
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    3,770 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Moneyball

  • The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,309

Moneyball reveals a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book, Outstanding Narration, Sloppy Edit

  • By Dirk Turgid on 03-05-12
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EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Stay informed of the latest technological advances to keep your business cutting edge.
Inspired
    How to Create Tech Products Customers Love, Second Edition
    
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    Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    505 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Inspired

  • How to Create Tech Products Customers Love, Second Edition
  • By: Marty Cagan
  • Narrated by: Marty Cagan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

How do today's most successful tech companies - Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla - design, develop, and deploy the products that have earned the love of literally billions of people around the world? Perhaps surprisingly, they do it very differently from the vast majority of tech companies. In Inspired, technology product management thought leader Marty Cagan provides listeners with a master class in how to structure and staff a vibrant and successful product organization and how to discover and deliver technology products that your customers will love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, terrible audio wanted to ask a refund

  • By Srikanth Ramanujam on 11-15-18
The Future of Humanity
    Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
    
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        Feodor Chin
    
    


    
    Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    1,267 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • The Future of Humanity

  • Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131

The number-one best-selling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies. Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility - and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, humans will one day need to leave Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and exciting.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-18
Stealing Fire
    How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
    
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        Steven Kotler,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Fred Sanders
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    4,447 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Stealing Fire

  • How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
  • By: Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,900

The authors of the best-selling Bold and The Rise of Superman explore altered states of consciousness and how they can ignite passion, fuel creativity, and accelerate problem solving, in this groundbreaking book in the vein of Daniel Pink's Drive and Charles Duhigg's Smarter Faster Better.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing. Not what it promises to be.

  • By R8r on 03-18-17
Life After Google
    The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy
    
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        Eric Michael Summerer
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    712 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Life After Google

  • The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy
  • By: George Gilder
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 619

You can say goodbye to today's Internet, New York Times best-selling author George Gilder says. Soon the current model of aggregated free content populated with "value-subtracted" advertising will die a natural deat. In Life After Google, Gilder takes listeners on a brilliant, rocketing journey into the very near-future, into an Internet with a new "bitcoin-bitgold" transaction layer that will replace spam with seamless micro-payments and provide an all-new standard for global money. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a lot of inside baseball

  • By R.J. on 09-29-18
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VIDEOGAMES

Esports have busted out of the arcades and changed how we think, work, and play.
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels
    The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made
    
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        Ray Chase
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    2,739 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Blood, Sweat, and Pixels

  • The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made
  • By: Jason Schreier
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513

Developing video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes listeners on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Behind the Scenes

  • By SAMA on 11-27-17
Console Wars
    Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation
    
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    Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
    2,971 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Console Wars

  • Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation
  • By: Blake J. Harris
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,765

A mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video-game industry. In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video-game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But all that would change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a former Mattel executive who knew nothing about video games and everything about fighting uphill battles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Childhood: Explained

  • By Shane Snyder on 07-22-14
Replay
    The History of Video Games
    
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        Tristan Donovan,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Gary Furlong
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    484 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Replay

  • The History of Video Games
  • By: Tristan Donovan, Richard Garriott
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

A riveting account of the birth and remarkable evolution of the most important development in entertainment since television, Replay is the ultimate history of video games. From its origins in the research labs of the 1940s to the groundbreaking success of the Wii, Replay sheds new light on gaming's past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book

  • By Devin on 01-17-18
Slugfest
    Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC
    
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        Reed Tucker
    
    


    
    
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        Will Collyer
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    265 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Slugfest

  • Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC
  • By: Reed Tucker
  • Narrated by: Will Collyer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

They are the two titans of the comic book industry - the Coke and Pepsi of superheroes - and for more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic battle for spandex supremacy. At stake is not just sales but cultural relevancy and the hearts of millions of fans. To many partisans Marvel is now on top. But for much of the early 20th century, it was DC that was the undisputed leader, having launched the American superhero genre with the 1938 publication of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel's Superman strip.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it, but...

  • By Smitty on 05-02-18
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