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  • Warped Passages

  • Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
  • By: Lisa Randall
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Warped Passages is an altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early 20th-century physics to the razor's edge of modern scientific theory. One of the world's leading theoretical physicists, Lisa Randall provides astonishing scientific possibilities that, until recently, were restricted to the realm of science fiction. Unraveling the twisted threads of the most current debates on relativity, quantum mechanics, and gravity, she explores some of the most fundamental questions posed by Nature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Physics textbook without the math

  • By Victor on 05-13-18

Physics textbook without the math

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Interesting enough to get to the end but keeping all the features and characteristics of the myriad particles, dimensions and branes memorized was a challenge.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,088

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book I wish I had 25 years ago

  • By Jason DeFillippo on 05-08-14

2nd time

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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: 10-22-17

First read the book. Then listened to it on audible. It’s the perfect book for anyone with an entrepreneur’s bent. Will read/listen again and will gift to others.

  • Bored and Brilliant

  • How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self
  • By: Manoush Zomorodi
  • Narrated by: Manoush Zomorodi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show us how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem. In this fascinating new audiobook, Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repackaged podcast segment

  • By Chad on 06-02-18

Premise was good ie the title

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-17

But as someone who doesn’t play games, tweet, Snapchat or have my phone surgically attached, the admonition were overkill.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful