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  • The Covenant

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 58 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

James A. Michener's masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents, who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Defense of the narrator

  • By william smith on 06-07-17

A sweeping saga of the evolution of South Africa

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Reviewed: 05-24-18

A must read for anyone with interest in history of South Africa, including apartheid.

Very well narrated.

  • Dream Hoarders

  • How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It
  • By: Richard V. Reeves
  • Narrated by: Richard V. Reeves
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

As Reeves shows, the growing separation between the upper middle class and everyone else can be seen in family structure, neighborhoods, attitudes, and lifestyle. Those at the top of the income ladder are becoming more effective at passing on their status to their children, reducing overall social mobility. The result is not just an economic divide but a fracturing of American society along class lines. Upper-middle-class children become upper-middle-class adults.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t feel that privileged

  • By jeffrey a dabe on 01-04-18

An important book on Inequality

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Reviewed: 12-11-17

Well thought-at and articulated treatise on the root causes of Inequality in the US today. Recommendations on policies related to zoning, internships and legacy admission to colleges are to the point. The narration is okay.

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,229
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,887
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,799

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun But With A Couple O' Caveats--

  • By Gillian on 02-22-17

A Frightening Prospect

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Reviewed: 08-23-17

Homo Sapien's relentless pursuit of immortality, bliss and divinity might lead to its extinction. An excellent sequel to the equally excellent book "Sapiens". Both books must be read or heard.

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  • 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 17,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,603

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

A wonderful book, very well narrated.

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Reviewed: 08-02-17

A wonderful book that is very well narrated. Every sapien should read the book or listen to the audio book.

  • Big Data

  • A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
  • By: Viktor Mayer-Schöberger, Kenneth Cukier
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 938

Oxford professor and author Viktor Mayer-Schönberger joins Economist data editor and commentator Kenneth Cukier to deliver insight into the hottest trend in technology. "Big data" makes it possible to instantly analyze and draw conclusions from vast stores of information, enabling revolutionary breakthroughs in business, health, politics, and education. But big data also raises troubling social and privacy concerns sure to be a major talking point in the years ahead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty light stuff on Big Data

  • By Michael on 09-01-13

Great book.

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Reviewed: 10-29-15

It is a must-read for any one interested in information and knowledge. It was well presented and the narrator was excellent.