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  • Quantum Man

  • Richard Feynman’s Life in Science
  • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Narrated by: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the 20th century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Richard Feynman's Science

  • By Tom Miller on 04-23-11

good book. took away a lot

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-19

Great job Lawrence. Good story. touching and meaningful. I loved the joke about the parrot. Have already used it.

  • Farsighted

  • By: Steven Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Newbern, Steven Johnson - introduction
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

There's no one-size-fits-all model for the important decisions that can alter the course of a life, an organization, or a civilization. But Farsighted explains how we can approach these choices more effectively and how we can appreciate the subtle intelligence of choices that shaped our broader social history. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it - Not what I was expecting

  • By William Coppage on 10-08-18

extremely interesting and thought provoking

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-21-19

the discussion around decision making at a variety of levels makes for an excellent follow on to Daniel K's book

  • The Upside of Stress

  • Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
  • By: Kelly McGonigal
  • Narrated by: Kelly McGonigal
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730

More than 44 percent of Americans admit to losing sleep over stress. And while most of us do everything we can to reduce it, Stanford psychologist and best-selling author Kelly McGonigal, PhD, delivers a startling message: Stress isn't bad. In The Upside of Stress, McGonigal highlights new research indicating that stress can, in fact, make us stronger, smarter, and happier - if we learn how to embrace it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind Boggling, Life Changing

  • By Ding Wuen Liw on 08-12-15

Surprising interesting Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Makes you think about a life filled with meaning and stress, versus relaxation and low stress.

  • War on Peace

  • The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
  • By: Ronan Farrow
  • Narrated by: Ronan Farrow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284

American diplomacy is under siege. Offices across the State Department sit empty while abroad, the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. We're becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later. In an astonishing account ranging from Washington, DC, to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Korea in the years since 9/11, acclaimed journalist and former diplomat Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gifted Author

  • By JAL on 05-06-18

Very interesting and timeless defense of diplomacy

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-08-18

Ronan did a marvelous job of simply telling his story and giving that story meaning.

  • Antifragile

  • Things That Gain from Disorder
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,813

In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How to focus on impact instead of risk

  • By E. Smakman on 05-03-13

Counter Point of Modernity and Conceptualism

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Harsh and jaded the author jumps to conclusions with a wholier than thou attitude that's annoying but also worth reading and considering. End of the day, worth reading.

  • Enlightenment Now

  • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,765

Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West but worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We live in the best of all times

  • By Neuron on 02-25-18

Best book for any one who thinks

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-28-18

This is a fantastic book that enlightened my thinking on many subjects. So dense that I listened twice!

  • Russian Roulette

  • By: David Corn, Michael Isikoff
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,910

The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the US election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a sleeper with critically important info

  • By luvdata on 05-07-18

wow thorough complete damming .If you're going

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-18

to read one book, this is the one. Nice job Corn and Isikoff. You guys rock

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,959
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,818

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

Fantastic book. Very honest and Frank.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-18

I would recommend to a friend, even one of my own (friends that is). Quite funny. went and bought the old book.

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,062

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

Good simple, life lessons to live by

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

Read it because a client recommended it. Every one who cares about leading should read this book.

  • Fantasyland

  • How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
  • By: Kurt Andersen
  • Narrated by: Kurt Andersen
  • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

A razor-sharp thinker offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe, from the Pilgrims to P. T. Barnum to Disneyland to zealots of every stripe...to Donald Trump. In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen demonstrates that what's happening in our country today - this strange, post-factual, "fake news" moment we're all living through - is not something entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character and path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but...

  • By Synthpulse on 11-15-17

Tremendous Book. Absolute Must Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Riveting from start to finish. Kurt Andersen puts the history of fantasy on display as never before. If you are committed to honesty, integrity, and facts in public discourse you must read or listen to this book.