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  • Life After Google

  • The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy
  • By: George Gilder
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

You can say goodbye to today's Internet, New York Times best-selling author George Gilder says. Soon the current model of aggregated free content populated with "value-subtracted" advertising will die a natural deat. In Life After Google, Gilder takes listeners on a brilliant, rocketing journey into the very near-future, into an Internet with a new "bitcoin-bitgold" transaction layer that will replace spam with seamless micro-payments and provide an all-new standard for global money. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a lot of inside baseball

  • By R.J. on 09-29-18

Awesome

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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: 10-09-18

While you are not going to learn which crypto currency will make you rich, you will gain a keen understanding of what motivates Google and other Web 2.0 giants, as well as the problem with them.

Strikingly ironic was the fact that as I was listening to why Google and Facebook and the current models are insecure, both Google and Facebook were hacked.

Anyone interested in block chain should read this book. It really was worth the time.

The audible performance was done very well. Your money will be well spent.

  • Phenomena

  • The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis
  • By: Annie Jacobsen
  • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

For more than 40 years, the US government has researched extrasensory perception, using it in attempts to locate hostages, fugitives, secret bases, and downed fighter jets, to divine other nations' secrets, and even to predict future threats to national security. The intelligence agencies and military services involved include CIA, DIA, NSA, DEA, the navy, air force, and army - and even the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Now, for the first time, New York Times best-selling author Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these radical, controversial programs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenally mediocre narration of a good book

  • By philip on 05-18-17

Annie does it again

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I really enjoyed this book. Annie Jacobsen seems to always deliver. It’s a long book but very well researched and a very interesting story.

  • Hacking: Computer Hacking Mastery

  • By: Robert Keane
  • Narrated by: Mike Davis
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

The world of hacking has changed so much in recent years. New attacks are being made, and learning how to protect your system can be more difficult than ever before. This guidebook has all the information that you need to learn about some of the most common attacks that are going on in the world today, as well as some of the things that you can do to protect yourself. Inside this guidebook, you will learn everything that you need to start your journey with hacking.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • For novices

  • By Max Casey on 05-02-18

For novices

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-18

This book is good for people who are looking for a cursory overview of terms associated with hacking you will not learn how to hack in this book

  • The Great Oil Conspiracy

  • How the U.S. Government Hid the Nazi Discovery of Abiotic Oil from the American People
  • By: Jerome R. Corsi
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

At the end of World War II, U.S. intelligence agents confiscated thousands of Nazi documents on what was known as the “Fischer-Tropsch Process” - a series of equations developed by German chemists unlocking the secrets of how oil is formed. When the Nazis took power, Germany had resolved to develop enough synthetic oil to wage war successfully, even without abundant national oil reserves.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A viewpoint without credible evidence

  • By GH on 09-02-15

Fun book but...

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

The book is loaded with great facts and interesting history, but as far as a conspiracy to hide the abiotic nature of oil, the case made was a bit disjointed, instead the book read like a three part series. Part one, conspiracy and the case for abiotic oil. Part two, alternative energy boondoggles. Part three, we’ve got tons of oil and gas all over the place.

If there is a conspiracy, what is it? Hiding abiotic oil to prop up oil prices or to promote an alternative energy industry? The two don’t actually go hand in hand. High oil prices do make alternative energy possible but a thriving alternative energy market will depress oil prices.

Which is it?

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201,171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,448

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Excellent book

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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: 03-07-18

I loved this book. The pacing was awesome. The plot was great. My only complaint and this is nit picking, is that I wished we had more information on Sorento and the Sixers and why they were so reviled. More evidence of their duplicity that polarized the Gunters against them. Since they essentially were the bad guys, I could have done with a bit of a stronger sub plot there.

Can’t wait for the movie.

  • Super Mind

  • How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation
  • By: Norman E. Rosenthal MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

The noted research psychiatrist and New York Times best-selling author explores how Transcendental Meditation permanently alters your daily consciousness, resulting in greater productivity, emotional resilience, and aptitude for success.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Infomercial

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-22-16

Major disapointment

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Any additional comments?

If you are buying this book to learn TM, don't bother. Apparently you have to go to classes to learn, the book doesn't explain it.

  • The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD, Thomas M. Campbell II MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073

More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but need PDF with exhibits

  • By Chris on 05-29-17

Essential reading

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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: 09-17-17

I've been reading diet and nutrition books for over thirty years and this is by far the best one I have picked up. It's a no bs book, based solely on what the science has to say, but written in a manner that doesn't put you to sleep (like a textbook would). If you are looking for a program for health as opposed to the latest quick fat loss tome, pick this up NOW! You will not be disappointed.

  • The Worst President in History

  • The Legacy of Barack Obama
  • By: Matt Margolis, Mark Noonan
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

As Barack Obama's presidential failures keep adding up, remembering them all can be a challenge. Matt Margolis and Mark Noonan have compiled everything you need to know about the presidency of Barack Obama (so far) into one book. Now you can easily find all the information that was ignored by the media and that Barack Obama would like you to forget.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Uninspired Narration Killed It For Me

  • By Katie Shelton on 08-24-18

Imperative!

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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: 06-22-17

Even if you were never a fan of Obama, this book is a must listen due to the fact that it chronicles l, in depth, the complete failure that was Obama's presidency. Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it, and thanks to this book, many of Obama's forgotten blunders that were faithfully whisked from the headlines by the leftist media establishment, are now enshrined for perpetuity.

33 of 66 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Invisibility

  • The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
  • By: Kevin Mitnick
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,561

Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumers' identities are being stolen, and a person's every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick illustrates what is happening without your knowledge - and he teaches you "the art of invisibility".

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Limited value for the average person

  • By James C on 10-14-17

Mitnick delivers yet again

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Reviewed: 03-18-17

I'm a 20 year IT admin, and know a lot about many of the technologies Kevin discusses in this book, but the real gold is how he explains the how's, whys, gotchas and more when it comes to online privacy. Unless your name is Edward Snowden, you should get this book. You will love it.

39 of 44 people found this review helpful

  • Stealing America

  • What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party
  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: Dinesh D'Souza, Andrew Klavan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,304

In the fall of 2014, outspoken pundit, author, and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza found himself hauled into federal court for improperly donating money to a friend who was running for the Senate. D'Souza pleaded guilty, apologized for his offense, and was sentenced to eight months in a state-run confinement center near his home in San Diego. In the facility, he lived among hardened criminals - drug dealers, thieves, gangbangers, rapists, and murderers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is it already too late?

  • By Jenny on 04-30-16

exceptional and illuminating

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-25-15

This book takes you into the mind of the criminal and exposes the progressive con of the left wing like no other. Do yourself a davor and buy this book.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful