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The Art of Debate audiobook cover art

Biased and misinformed

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

The number of biased inferences and references are too numerous to list but the accumulation of them point to an absolutely horrid portrayal of the art of debate. It would have been uninmangibale to me that a person of education and presented as such by Audible in its Great Courses series would be so completely based and by that so completely wrong. If you want to learn the art of debate, this is not the place. Rather, this is the place of hate, of a sincere hate for an opposing moral philosophy. Either Post Modernist or Marxist, this misguided professor should be drug out into the public courtyard and held there in stocks for all to see and to properly humiliate him for carrying the water for hateful, vengeful Nazism or as many know it today Liberalism. This is the most insidious constitution of thought kown as it is formed from hate. Hate someone else, you bufoon of a professor I am returning this piece of crap course, thought I could finish it but I cannot in good conscious or on a full stomach.

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Digital Consciousness audiobook cover art

Emotional Stupidity

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

What would have made Digital Consciousnes better?

I am in the digital field and regular devour audible books often one a week and have listened to over 60 and this book was the most dreadful ever! All it is is a series of description of emotional responses to online and social media platforms. It is like listening to a 6 year-old complain the child did not get enough likes on Facebook. This author says she wants to teach but I can't help but wonder "what the hell can you teach when you understand nothing about reality beyond what makes one cry or laugh (although not much laughter in this horrible rendition of emotional dribble). This book makes clear how people of history will willingly engage in book burning, in fact in the case of Digital Conscious it may be a public obligation. I gave this book one star but it does not deserve that. DO NOT BUY, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Dr Seuss would be an intellectual step up from this work of garbage.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

After scrolling from chapter to chapter and unable to find even a slight glimmer of intelligence I have to say common sense is what distracted me from this book.

What character would you cut from Digital Consciousnes?

The author Tenille Bentley, she apparently had some business success and she emotionally assumes that makes her somehow wise, despite the overwhelming abundance of literature indicating material success has nothing to do with success as a person.

Any additional comments?

I think I need to take a shower after listening to this crap.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Square and the Tower audiobook cover art

Superb historical review

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

This is an outstanding historical review of the relationship between distributed networks and hierarchical power. The journey this book provides resets a perspective networks are a creation of the digital age and demonstrates this historical competition for power is trending more toward Democracy than capitalistic Monarchy despite the current crop of digital sovereigns.

Find More Time: How to Get Things Done at Home, Organize Your Life, and Feel Great About It audiobook cover art
  • Find More Time: How to Get Things Done at Home, Organize Your Life, and Feel Great About It
  • By: Laura Stack
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Gold

So bad I think it gave me cancer

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

Reviewed: 11-12-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If I were allowed to beat the author with a Louisville Slugger.

What was most disappointing about Laura Stack’s story?

My expectation of some small amount of insight. This book on organization is akin to a book on drug addiction advising readers to make a goal to stop, prioritize stopping, write it down and read it daily. There is advise for where to hide the drugs from the law and feel good about it if you fall off the wagon along with detailed steps how to dispose of the drugs, not forgetting to get rid of the drug paraphernalia.

This author should be writing policy and procedure manuals for an obscure Russian government organization.

Catagorized and layed out in methodical detail that even playing at 3X did not make interesting or memorable the only benefit I derived is the release of the angst herein I acquired while listening to but a short piece of this awful work.

How could the performance have been better?

As an effective alternative for waterboarding.

What character would you cut from Find More Time: How to Get Things Done at Home, Organize Your Life, and Feel Great About It?

ME!

Any additional comments?

Give me my money back?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful