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Gareth Berg

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  • 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,037

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You don't have to be a psychopath to like this.

  • By Gaggleframpf on 02-25-16

A must read book

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Reviewed: 06-03-18

Have you ever wondered how others stride through life seemingly bullet proof? The answers lay with in the chapters of this book.
At the very least, this book will make you the most interesting conversationalist.

  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,868

Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish the sample was not from the preface!

  • By Kristopher S. on 11-13-17

I fell in love with Leonardo

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Reviewed: 11-22-17

His world
His work
And his fascinating mind
You never know
You could also be!

  • Adults in the Room

  • My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment
  • By: Yanis Varoufakis
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 20 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

In Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis exposes the shocking reality of how power is wielded behind the scenes at the EU - and argues that only radical reform can save it from collapse. Yanis Varoufakis became globally famous when was elected finance minister of Greece with a specific mandate to say no to the EU: to reject the forced loans and crushing austerity forced upon his country by the Eurozone.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Indulgent_sometimes arrogant

  • By Jacob on 07-02-18

Buy this book now!

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Reviewed: 10-12-17

If you any interest in the politics of the European Union then buy this book

  • The Food Revolution

  • How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
  • By: John Robbins
  • Narrated by: John Robbins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

Here, the man who started the "food revolution" with the million-plus-selling Diet for a New America, boldly posits that, collectively, our personal diet can save ourselves and the world. If, according to chaos theory, the beating of a butterfly's wing can cause a hurricane in another part of the world, try this out for chaotic cause and effect: monarch butterflies are dying in droves due to genetically-engineered corn growing in the Midwest. There is also a direct correlation between the Big Mac in your hand and the mile-wide river now running across the North Pole.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but filled with repetitive lofty rhetoric

  • By Eric on 01-20-17

Essential reading for everyone

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Reviewed: 05-11-17

If you want to consider what you eat, read this book.
Thought provoking, inspiring and infuriating at the same time.
If you care about the world we live in or if self preservation is an instinct you possess... READ THIS BOOK!

  • My Inventions

  • The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
  • By: Nikola Tesla
  • Narrated by: David Mitchell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Written in his early 60s, Tesla looks back on the events that shaped his life as the inventor of our modern world. Like many exceptional artists, scientists, and engineers, Tesla's senses and intellect worked on a higher level, which often afflicted him physically. Yet, he overcame, and used his special abilities and strong educational background to make electricity the servant of man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Peter on 01-05-10

Modesty:not one of Mr Tesla's greatest attributes

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Reviewed: 02-24-17

8/10, fascinating chap beyond the ego. Tesla showing off the workings of his remarkable brain much like a proud gardener would a prize turnip.

  • Ego Is the Enemy

  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,893

"While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their images with sheer, almost irrational force, I've found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition." (From the prologue)

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good content, tedious performance

  • By Jefferson Lam on 07-28-16

A modern examination of stoicism

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Reviewed: 07-21-16

A thought provoking look at the ancient teachings of the stoics in a modern world

  • The Inevitable

  • Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
  • By: Kevin Kelly
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,258

Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives - from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture - can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predicting is hard, especially about the future

  • By Michael on 02-20-17

My mind was happily blown apart.

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Reviewed: 06-20-16

A startlingly stark and wonderfully scripted vision of the future. Compelling, unnerving and utterly fascinating.

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

  • By: Robert M Pirsig
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

One of the great novels of the 1970s and a multi-million copy best-seller. Against astonishing landscapes, a father and his troubled teenage son journey together by motorcycle from Minnesota to California through shifting climates and changing moods. Behind this literal journey lies a turbulent philosophical one; an attempt, in the face of despair and insanity, to rediscover the fundamental nature of ‘quality’ in a world where it no longer exists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quality

  • By Gareth Berg on 05-30-16

Quality

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Reviewed: 05-30-16

A book like this comes rarely, it is haunting, fascinating, absurdly educational and above all QUALITY! I can not recommend this book enough.