LISTENER

Emanuele

  • 4
  • reviews
  • 0
  • helpful votes
  • 13
  • ratings
  • The Inevitable

  • Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
  • By: Kevin Kelly
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,423

Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives - from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture - can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predicting is hard, especially about the future

  • By Michael on 02-20-17

An accurate summary of the present

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-19

excellent compendium of the current internet technology and related with a view in the near future. Not many speculations beyond few years from now, though

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,741
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,035

Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good stuff, but mostly repeats

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-13-18

Illuminating

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

A compendium of views on the future. from technology to sociology to psychology. must read

  • Pure Water

  • Poetry of Rumi
  • By: Coleman Barks, Jellaludin Rumi
  • Narrated by: Coleman Barks, Eugene Friesen (cello)
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

A 2009 Nautilus Gold Award Winner, Pure Water is Coleman Barks’ inspired live performance of the poetry of Jellaludin Rumi (1207-1273) - with Sufi stories and jokes, accompanied with music by Bach, O’Carolan, Friesen and others. The performance captured in this recording recalls the essence of the communal celebrations of poetry, stories, jokes, prayer, and music in which Rumi’s work was first uttered, but presents it in a distinctive contemporary setting. Coleman’s words combine with the cello of Grammy Award-winner Eugene Friesen.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not much about Rumi

  • By Emanuele on 11-02-18

Not much about Rumi

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-18

it's not a book. it's a recording of a conference or an audience. it's a mix of poetry of Rumi (very few and Coleman's interpretations and stories

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,666

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

Great Story Telling

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

the book flows very smoothly. Many stories that are easy to follow. not many new things though told in the book. not much revelling (at least for me)