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  • Ethics in the Real World

  • 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
  • By: Peter Singer
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation and Practical Ethics, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the development of bioethics. Now, in Ethics in the Real World, Singer shows that he is also a master at dissecting important current events in a few hundred words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful range of topics

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-16

Excellent content, irritating narration

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

This book features thought provoking essays that are well argumented. I was bothered by how the narrator pronounced the word "issue". It's issue not isjue.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Command and Control

  • Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
  • By: Eric Schlosser
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028

Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved - and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By S. Mersereau on 10-14-13

Fascinating and informative

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

Learned a ton about nuclear weapons and the cold war. Interesting structure but maybe too much detail in the main accident story.

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,726

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating (if not an outlier)

  • By KHarrang on 11-21-08

Bad reasoning

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-16

Authors conclusions are too simple and not evidence based. The fact that some one has the right opportunities doesn't mean that's the sole reason for their success.