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M. Ganske

New York, NY
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  • The Industries of the Future

  • By: Alec Ross
  • Narrated by: Alec Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188

Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next 10 years - for businesses, governments, and the global community - and how we can navigate them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok review of what is now. Not much future.

  • By Sam on 05-06-16

Good but limited

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

If you aren't familiar with emerging technologies, than this is a good place to start. Being a futurist nerd, this book didn't cover enough ground for me, but it's good for what it is.

  • Quantum Night

  • By: Robert. J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 501

Experimental psychologist Jim Marchuk has developed a flawless technique for identifying the previously undetected psychopaths lurking everywhere in society. But while being cross-examined about his breakthrough in court, Jim is shocked to discover that he has lost his memories of six months of his life from 20 years previously - a dark time during which he himself committed heinous acts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Discombobulated, but interesting

  • By Keith on 03-21-16

Sawyer doing what he does best

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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: 06-04-16

This is a fascinating near-future sci-fi story. Sawyer is one of those rare authors in the genre that tackles complex issues in a way that feels even handed and fair. This book, like his best, bases a lot of the concepts off of cutting edge research which gives the entire novel an additional weight and believability. This is also the perfect book to listen to during this insane presidential election since it references a lot of research done on authoritarianism and the psychopathy of political figures.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Authoritarians

  • By: Bob Altemeyer
  • Narrated by: Bob Altemeyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

The Authoritarians summarizes the research of Dr. Robert Altemeyer, whose professional career has focused on the study of the Authoritarian Personality, and development of the Right-Wing Authoritarian (RWA) personality and ideological variable widely studied in political, social, and personality psychology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Settle Down Authoritarian Readers.

  • By Andrew M. on 08-15-10

Listen to this book to understand Donald Trump

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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: 03-23-16

Are you absolutely floored and confused as to how someone could support Donald Trump? This book will explain a lot of his popularity with good, hard, scientific data.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,364

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

Creative sci-fi meets police procedural

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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: 01-01-15

I loved the premise of this book and it was full of creative ideas which is something most books are lacking.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful