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Mark Matzeldelaflor

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  • Humans Are Underrated
  • What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will
  • By: Geoff Colvin
  • Narrated by: Geoff Colvin

Ahead of its Time

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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: 05-06-19

Reading and understanding this book will provide you with an advantage for decades to come, especially if you put the concepts into practice.

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An excellent read for the truly curious

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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: 09-25-18

Poetically written, and in a manner that captures the beauty, purity, and bewilderment of the sort of experiences one might have should they choose to walk through the doors of perception.

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Excellent! Must Read/Listen!

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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: 09-16-18

Like the warmth of the sun. This book must be experienced to be fully appreciated.

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Flat, Monotone, Robotic Narration Ruined It

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

The content is very interesting, and worthwhile reading, however this narrator's flat, monotone, robotic style creates an extremely disharmonious listening experience that does a great disservice to the spiritual wisdom being discussed. I really do enjoy the content but found myself struggling to stay engaged because of the narrator's droning cadence which caused my thoughts to continuously wander away to focus on the poor performance or other thoughts. I do not recommend this as an audio book with this narrator. Reading the text would be much more beneficial in this case.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • The Elegant Universe
  • Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
  • By: Brian Greene
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies

Excellent and very in depth.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-18

As a non astrophysicist, I'll be rereading this about a dozen times to better understand the more abstract concepts that require a background in mathematics to fully appreciate. However, Brian Greene does an amazing job using analogies to explain string theory for the previously uninitiated.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful