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  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,909
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    5 out of 5 stars 23,205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,003

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Wonderful, both detailed and succinct

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Reviewed: 10-21-17

Aptly named, this book was easy and enjoyable to read, but did not oversimplify complex topics. It was also so enjoyable to hear the author narrate his own book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Free Will

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,076
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,015

A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating debate!

  • By Margaret on 05-01-12

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 06-05-17

The most articulate, intellectually honest, and socially useful book I've read on the subject of free will.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sapiens
    A Brief History of Humankind
    
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        Yuval Noah Harari
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    18,043 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,971

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sums it up nicely

  • By Mark on 05-15-15

Spectacular!

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Reviewed: 04-30-17

One of the best books I've read in years. A wonderful mix of anthropology, evolutionary biology, and history. There are so many great thoughts in this book I'm going to read it again. Not just well researched and thought out, but written well and easy to listen to.

  • Islam and the Future of Tolerance

  • A Dialogue
  • By: Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,071

In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today's world? Remarkable for the breadth and depth of its analysis, this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical is all the more startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced something genuinely new: they engage one of the most polarizing issues of our time - fearlessly and fully - and actually make progress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read for an honest debate on the topics

  • By Andre Wallace Simonsen on 12-17-15

Working Toward Honesty and a Political Center

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Reviewed: 02-06-17

Sam Harris' commitment to getting to the core of what is real and what is true is the reason I read all his books and listen to his podcast. Thank you to both authors for working toward an honest political center, even when being on the fringe is usually more lucrative. Great book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How Not to Die

  • Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
  • By: Michael Greger MD, Gene Stone
  • Narrated by: Michael Greger MD
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,623
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    5 out of 5 stars 6,838
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,755

From the physician behind the wildly popular website Nutrition Facts, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunningly important book

  • By Being on 12-29-15

Amazing!!!

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Reviewed: 01-19-16

Excellent writing and audio delivery, clear organization, and backed up by nearly 150 pages of peer-reviewed scientific literature. Thank you Dr. Greger, you can add me and my family to the list of people whose lives you have positively changed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Botany of Desire

  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738

Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers' genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Listen - Thoroughly Satisfying

  • By Dominique Hackett on 01-17-09

Another wonderful book from Michael Pollan

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Reviewed: 07-18-15

I have never read a Michael Pollan book that I didn't like and this one is no exception