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  • Off the Clock

  • By: Laura Vanderkam
  • Narrated by: Laura Vanderkam
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

In this book, Vanderkam reveals the seven counter-intuitive principles the most time-free people have adopted. She teaches mindset shifts to help you feel calm on the busiest days and tools to help you get more done without feeling overwhelmed. The strategies in this book can help if your life feels out of control, but they can also help if you want to take your career, your relationships, and your personal happiness to the next level. Vanderkam has packed this book with insights from busy yet relaxed professionals, including "time makeovers" of people learning how to use these tools.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent insight into how to change your mindset to get more enjoyment out of life

  • By Susan Cameron on 06-20-18

good read

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

but I expected a bit more tricks or examples to be revealed on cheating time.

  • Kill Decision

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,351

Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Daemon/Freedom, but still good Thriller

  • By T. Menefee on 07-21-12

good book

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-18

not as great as his other master pieces which got 5 stars, but still a good read

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,850
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,631
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,621

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

fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-18

great book, nice summary of history. looking forward to the next performance of your book

  • Life 3.0

  • Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,438

How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Irritating

  • By Thomas Cotter on 10-25-17

Great but second part is to scientific

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

First 50% of book makes it worth buying, absolutely good, but why in gods name change to such exaggerated scientific writing style in second part using 300 times 10^x and 10^y and comparisons nobody can grasp? It seems like another writer entirely. But the cause is absolutely worth it so, thank you for being part of the effort to make ai safe.

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  • Future Crimes

  • Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It
  • By: Marc Goodman
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Marc Goodman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273

One of the world's leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes listeners deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you - and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The book for all of us to help protect us

  • By Sandeep on 10-12-15

This book covers all you need to be afraid of!

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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: 08-10-17

I think this will be the first of 60 books I'll read twice. Mind blowing

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,960
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26,916

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Star Trek: Q-Squared

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-09-16

Did not like the plot as much as the rest

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

much more could have been made out of this story,but still it is a good read

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  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,402

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

great

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

I hope it inspires legislation and defence responsible like it inspired me to get prepared

  • The Goal

  • A Process of Ongoing Improvement - 30th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,363

In this intriguing business novel, which illustrates state-of-the-art economic theory, Alex Rogo is a UniCo plant manager whose factory and marriage are failing. To revitalize the plant, he follows piecemeal advice from an elusive former college professor who teaches, for example, that reduction in the efficiency of some plant operations may make the entire operation more productive. Alex's attempts to find the path to profitability and to engage his employees in the struggle involve the listener; and thankfully the authors' economic models.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Goal - still relevant today

  • By Wooden Nichols on 05-03-15

nice

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

Reviewed: 09-09-15

the only thing I can say negative about this book is that the last chapter is very unclear spoken. I guess this is the original jona from the story, but it bad English. the rest of the story is really great!

  • The Circle

  • By: Dave Eggers
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,627
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,007
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,020

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifying look at a techno-destruction of privacy

  • By FinanceBuzz on 01-20-14

great book

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

Reviewed: 05-01-15

I enjoyed this book a lot, the plot could have been a bit more exciting, or not inviting fur a sequel, but rest of story compensates for it

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Our Final Invention

  • Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
  • By: James Barrat
  • Narrated by: Gary Dana
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 471

Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It puts the "smart" in your smartphone and soon it will drive your car. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street, and controls vital energy, water, and transportation infrastructure. But Artificial Intelligence can also threaten our existence. In as little as a decade, AI could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into achieving AI’s Holy Grail - human-level intelligence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Kind of chilling

  • By Keegan on 04-11-15

great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-15

no one can predict the future, but many of the ideas discussed here could really work out, and even influence getting there. great work!