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  • The Way of the World

  • A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism
  • By: Ron Suskind
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Ron Suskind comes a startling look at how America lost its way and at the nation's struggle, day by day, to reclaim the moral authority upon which its survival depends. From the White House to Downing Street, from the fault-line countries of South Asia to the sands of Guantanamo, Suskind offers an astonishing story that connects world leaders to the forces waging today's shadow wars and to the next generation of global citizens

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential Reading, Five Stars

  • By Kyle on 08-19-08

History well told

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-09

I have already recommended this to friends. Suskind talks about the post-911 world through the eyes of history as well as through the eyes of several individuals, which really hooks you into the story. At first it seems there's an anti-Bush-Cheney agenda going down here (even for a non-fan), which may turn off some Fox News fanatics. In the end, it is a story that reaffirms the strength of the American democratic culture and a system that allows us to question the efficacy of our actions and the motivations behind them.

Don't Know Much About the Universe
    Everything You Need to Know About the Cosmos
    
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    Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    165 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • Don't Know Much About the Universe

  • Everything You Need to Know About the Cosmos
  • By: Kenneth C. Davis
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

In the latest addition to his best selling and critically acclaimed Don't Know Much About® series, Kenneth Davis delivers a lively and clear guide to the discoveries, theories, and real people that have shaped space exploration from the beginning of civilization to the present. He looks at issues that go beyond the bounds of simple "Science 101" and asks the kinds of questions we may have wanted to ask back in school but didn't have the nerve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't know anything about the Universe

  • By Eileen on 06-13-08

If you don't know much yet, this is a good program

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-05

If I were just beginning to explore the topic, this would have been a good program for me. If you've done extensive reading on the topic, this is not the program for you -- nothing new. Some cute references to our '60s & '70s adolecent reactions to dry science "education" such as the highlight of biology class when the teacher accidentally explodes the bunson burner -- hehe.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Mystery of the Aleph

  • Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity
  • By: Amir D. Aczel
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Best selling author Amir Aczel ( God's Equation) delves into the riddle of infinity, religion and science with "mad" mathematician Georg Cantor, in what Booklist calls "an indispensable book for anyone interested in the darker side of intellectual progress."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • beauty in numbers

  • By Jeffrey on 08-06-03

really worth reading

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-05

This was a great story about how the idea of infinity contributed to Cantor's mental decline -- chicken or egg? Some of the theories explained in this book threatened to make my head spin off too. A great read. His book on Einstein is also well worth reading.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pulp Physics

  • Astronomy: Humankind in Space and Time
  • By: Dr. Richard Berendzen
  • Narrated by: Richard Berendzen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

In this unscripted recording, renowned astrophysicist Dr. Richard Berendzen takes you on a journey through space and time that is captivating from the moment he begins to speak. Enjoy the best of both worlds: an expert's knowledge in a user-friendly format!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pulp Physics is insightful history

  • By Dell on 10-08-04

A great listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-04

This is one of the best audios I have listened to. Although there were many mathmatical concepts I did not understand, the overall concepts were explained very well and were really fascinating. I actually listened to this twice back-to-back, I liked it so much.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful