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  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Ola Rosling
  • Narrated by: Richard Harries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish school - we systematically get the answers wrong. In Factfulness, professor of international health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two longtime collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read not for Listening

  • By carlos gomez on 06-01-18

Interesting subject, but....

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-18

it seemed as though there was a struggle to make the points interesting without enough depth of thought and putting intellectual meat on the bones. it seemed like the way that I might write, and that is not a high enough standard to impress. Perhaps that is because the author passed away before the book was finished. I am happy to have Reddit, but it left me longing for a lot more depth of detail.

  • My Struggle with Faith

  • By: Joseph F. Girzone
  • Narrated by: Jason Huggins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

In My Struggle with Faith, Girzone recounts the long, complicated, and often painful process he went through as he sought to find peace with his beliefs. He writes about hard decisions that set him on unexpected paths and about the immense feelings of loneliness he experienced in making those choices. In thoughtful and thought-provoking reflections he brings to life the years of searching and the deep, critical thinking that gave him the courage to embrace his beliefs, opening a world of excitement and adventure for him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good message/ questionable narration

  • By LES on 03-21-15

Good message/ questionable narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-15

I struggled to take the narrator seriously as his delivery is airy, but the subject is weighty. It needed a stronger voice to be consistent with the message.