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Ren Michaels

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  • The Second Machine Age

  • Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
  • By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,373

In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies — with hardware, software, and networks at their core — will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good for the periphery

  • By Chris Lunt on 03-02-14

Excellent ideas

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

Lots of unique thoughts and perspectives about the convergence of technology and implications for the future. definitely a left leaning perspective in some cases. Overall, very thought-provoking and had to stop many times to consider implications of the authors conclusions.

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  • The Drop

  • Harry Bosch, Book 15
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,710

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Of The Best Bosch Books!

  • By Laurie on 12-03-11

Great Listen!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-12

Where does The Drop rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

Top 10%

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ofc - Harry!

Which character ??? as performed by Len Cariou ??? was your favorite?

Harry - I could very much hear Len's voice as Harry. Very well done.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but it's too long for that. Got me through jury duty, though!