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Bradley Janse van Rensburg

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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where's the sequel?!

  • By Gabriele on 09-08-12

Such a good frikken book!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

Takes you back and reminds you how awesome the 80s actually we're! Futuristic, interesting and fun!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The book is great but the narrative is incomplete

  • By Muzzaffar on 04-17-17

Scary, profound and powerful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-17

Although some of ideas asserted are sweeping and not always fully justified. The ideas in this book are powerful and profound.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,039
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,795
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,786

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing book

  • By Bradley Janse van Rensburg on 06-13-17

Life changing book

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

It's hard to clearly articulate how profoundly this book (and it's sequel, Homo Deus) has changed my life. I have a much firmer understanding of the history of our species, the origins of our religions and our belief systems, and our possible futures. Anyone who wants to think deeply about life's important questions and be involved in our destiny should read or listen to this book.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Undercover Economist

  • By: Tim Harford
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Ever wondered why the gap between rich and poor nations is so great, or why it's so difficult getting a foot on the property ladder, or how to outwit Starbucks? This audiobook offers the hidden story behind these and other questions, as economist Tim Harford reveals how supermarkets, airlines, and coffee chains, to name just a few, are vacuuming money from our wallets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Down to earth economics

  • By Neuron on 04-15-13

Great economics book! Fun and Interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

This is an excellent book which makes economics and approachable and interesting topic. The rendition was hilarious and smacks of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, great job!

  • You Are Not So Smart

  • Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself
  • By: David McRaney
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,768
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,758

An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK - delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework. Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's official, I'm an idiot

  • By Christopher on 07-04-12

Good book, could have better narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

Struggled to finish the book because the narrator was monotone. Good content though and good book.

  • Molly Fyde and the Land of Light

  • Molly Fyde, Book 2
  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 207

What began for Molly as a simple journey to retrieve her father’s old spaceship has turned into an epic adventure with far-reaching consequences. For years, she dreamed of reconnecting with her past. Now she’s going to meet it in a way she never expected: head-on. Her father is alive. Her mother’s memories are trapped inside his old ship. She’s on the run from her very own Navy, and now has been tasked with the impossible: Rescue her parents. Save the galaxy. End a war.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly Weak Prose

  • By betsy on 05-05-15

Good story for Young Adults

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

Reviewed: 01-29-15

Good 2nd installment of this fun, interesting Saga. Really enjoy Hugh Howey and I think this is a great series for Young Adults to get into his work. Really excited to see how the story continues!

  • Catch Me If You Can

  • By: Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,443

Frank W. Abagnale was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. His story is now a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • uhm where is the ending?

  • By Steve on 03-29-17

Fantastic story, but finishes too soon!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

I listened to this audio book with my girlfriend on a long road trip and although we really enjoyed the amazing escapades of this amazingly daring conman we felt it ended very abruptly and we wished this audio book continued to the end of his story like the movie.