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Hershell Allan Foster

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  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009

Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A world controlled by cognitive dissonance

  • By Philomath on 09-05-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I read and enjoyed Sapiens but this one was not very organized, didn’t flow well and riddled with personal opinions and preferences.

  • Wild

  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,815

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I Took the Trip

  • By FanB14 on 04-08-13

Didn’t really enjoy

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Couldn’t assimilate reader to character, maybe an age thing. Struggled through it . Not your typical long distance hiking adventure

  • Tip of the Iceberg

  • My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier
  • By: Mark Adams
  • Narrated by: Mark Adams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university", populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet, John Muir. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Using the state's intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels 3,000 miles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very engaging

  • By rachel cartwright on 05-30-18

Great book .. could do without the political trash at end

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

Great book .. I have enjoyed Mark’s other books. He could do without the political trash at end . I really don’t care about his thoughts or feelings on global warming

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