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  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,705
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,952
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,008

When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”

  • By Jefferson on 10-03-11

Beware of Civilization

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

narrator hard to understand some times, because of accent . A humorous view of the pitfalls of technology. Humans I guess need human frailty.

  • The Coming Fury

  • The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 1
  • By: Bruce Catton
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 20 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

> The New York Times hailed this trilogy as “one of the greatest historical accomplishments of our time”. With stunning detail and insights, America’s foremost Civil War historian recreates the war from its opening months to its final, bloody end. Each volume delivers a complete listening experience. The Coming Fury (Volume 1) covers the split Democratic Convention in the spring of 1860 to the first battle of Bull Run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History As It Should Be

  • By Bryan on 07-19-11

A mirror into our time.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-16

the Retoric of 1860 can be heard today . Then & now states rights. Dont mess with Slavery & don't mess with 2nd Amendment. Today's Republican Party : Fire Eaters & Know nothing parties of the past.

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  • The Power Paradox

  • How We Gain and Lose Influence
  • By: Dacher Keltner
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

A revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power. Celebrated UC Berkeley psychologist Dr. Dacher Keltner argues that compassion and selflessness enable us to have the most influence over others, and the result is power as a force for good in the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not great for audio

  • By d-lion on 03-31-17

energy in physics what power is to relationships.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

Lack of Power can lead to sickness ,of all kinds, and a shorter life span.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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 17,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,608

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

Think of the future !

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

Reviewed: 05-04-15

We from an uniportant position through the devolpment of gossip & myth have become dominate. Read about it.

  • Virtually Human

  • The Promise - and the Peril - of Digital Immortality
  • By: Martine Rothblatt Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings, Laural Merlington
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Virtually Human explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness - simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology - becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A must read.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-27-15

A must read.

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

Reviewed: 03-27-15

She covered the material. Now its up to readers to have discussions. Especially none believers .

  • The Flight of the Phoenix

  • By: Elleston Trevor
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

They are twelve men who shouldn't be alive. They have survived the sudden blinding sandstorm that crippled their air freighter. Survived a desperate crash landing in the Sahara of Central Libya. Survived to face the slow, dry, agonizing death of the desert. Twelve men with one hope: to build a new plane from the wreckage of their Skytruck and make a flight out of hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Survival Novel

  • By Gary on 10-26-04

Saw the movie.

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

Reviewed: 02-21-15

Excellent narator. He added accents to the subjects. The language & description of the characters very discriptive . I could all most feel the heat & thirst of the characters with death looming on the horizon. The desert was brought to life when a 30,000 ft dust storm brought the plain down. The rest you'll have to read.