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  • A Little History of the World

  • By: E. H. Gombrich
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660

E. H. Gombrich's world history, an international best seller now available in English for the first time, is a text dominated not by dates and facts but by the sweep of experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievements, and an acute witness to its frailties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an enlightening book; very well read

  • By A.B.Oxford on 06-03-06

Classic history book

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-18

This is a classic history book structured and written for school kids. I love history and somehow enjoyed, but it's too basic for people that is looking for more detailed narrative.

  • Thank You for Being Late

  • An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
  • By: Thomas L. Friedman
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,459

In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration - and explains how to live in it. Due to an exponential increase in computing power, climbers atop Mount Everest enjoy excellent cell phone service, and self-driving cars are taking to the roads. A parallel explosion of economic interdependency has created new riches as well as spiraling debt burdens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It really is an optimists guide to scary stuff

  • By Adam Shields on 12-12-16

Good recommendation

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I was on the wall at the factory I work a recommendation from the "readers club" of the company. Took note, found on audible and started listening. Thomas Friedman describe the present times with precision, knowledge and openness. This is a worth reading. Five stars.

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,235

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting man

  • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

Intensive book

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-18

An amazing biographer telling the history of Apple and his creator. The book is really long but you get plugged on it. I follow Apple company for more than 20 years with lot of interest and read lot of things about Steve. But I never read a biography, now I did and I am glad I got Walter Isaacson book, which I consider very credible.
I had fun driving and hearing this audible, I simply laugh sometimes! and some other parts were just sad. It's a five star book.
I will listen soon this book again.

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,010

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take the Negative Reviews w/ a Grain of Salt

  • By Gabriel on 08-29-18

History flow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

Harari just surfs on the human kind history, with a well written and magnetic book. This book is his best one.

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,903
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,258

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but...

  • By Josh on 07-14-18

The future according Harari

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

The author loves algorithms doing and monitoring everything, it's an interesting futuristic point of view. Harari is an awesome writer he makes the book flow. Very good and worth reading book, not as good as Sapiens but is a must read. I enjoyed the book. I listened twice already, driving and listening at the same time is OK but when traffic is too bad you can't follow the book 100%.
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  • Every Day Is Extra

  • By: John Kerry
  • Narrated by: John Kerry
  • Length: 28 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Every Day Is Extra is Kerry’s passionate, insightful, sometimes funny, always moving account of his life. Kerry tells wonderful stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. He writes movingly of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington. Few books convey as convincingly as this one the life of public service like that which John Kerry has lived for 50 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well-written, and a completely engaged performance

  • By S.R. on 09-05-18

It's an honor to have Mr. John Kerry as narrator

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

This book is quite extensive and it gets better towards the end. The last chapters are simply awesome, the author gives his message. The fact of being narrated by Mr. John Kerry is a plus. The experience of driving on my daily long comutes and feeling like United States Secretary of State was my passanger telling his biography :)

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