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  • The Truth

  • By: Neil Strauss
  • Narrated by: Neil Strauss, Ione Skye, Jessica Sattelberger
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,392
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158

From the author of the blockbuster best seller The Game: a shockingly personal, surprisingly relatable, brutally honest memoir in which the celebrated dating expert confronts the greatest challenge he has ever faced: monogamy and fidelity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind Blown

  • By Evan on 11-07-15

the sequel to the game!

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Reviewed: 10-16-18

what happens after getting all the women you want? the realization that too much of a good thing isn't what you first thought it would be. Neil Strauss continues use his understanding of love and sexuality going beyond pickup and into why we love and have relationships to begin with. thanks again for cracking the code, Neil!

  • Micromegas: A philosophical short story

  • By: Voltaire
  • Narrated by: Paul Spera
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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First published in 1752, "Micromegas" is one of Voltaire’s best-known works. It is a tale of mordant irony, and actually the original science-fiction short story. Arriving on Earth from the star Sirius, the gigantic explorer Micromegas discovers the people of Earth, so small compared to him that he first believes that no creature this size can hope to achieve any degree of intelligence; he will soon discover the ways and thoughts of these diminutive people, who clearly have an over-inflated idea of their own importance in the universe. Voltaire's extrapolations of sun-powered interstellar flight, alien civilizations, and the two moons of Mars, are designed to make us see ourselves in a new light and laugh at what we find.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent philosophical satire by voltaire!

  • By Jack Frasier on 10-16-18

excellent philosophical satire by voltaire!

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Reviewed: 10-16-18

a very short classic! scifi from one of the greatest satirical french philosophers of all time! a bite sized bit of voltaire if you are not ready for a longer volume like candide.

  • Black Rednecks and White Liberals

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Hugh Mann
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,569

This explosive new audiobook challenges many of the long-held assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans and Nazis, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on the trendy intellectuals of our times as well as historic interpreters of American life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Somewhat Misleading Title

  • By J. Johnston on 05-15-09

excellent book with cited sources!

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Reviewed: 10-08-18

Thomas Sowell presented a brilliant and well researched perspective on race relations in the United states and explains exactly why things turned out the way they are

  • Augmented

  • Life in the Smart Lane
  • By: Brett King, Andy Lark, Alex Lightman, and others
  • Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

The Internet and smartphone are just the latest in a 250-year-long cycle of disruption that has continuously changed the way we live, the way we work, and the way we interact. The coming Augmented Age, however, promises a level of disruption, behavioral shifts, and changes that are unparalleled. While consumers today are camping outside of an Apple store waiting to be one of the first to score a new Apple Watch or iPhone, the next generation of wearables will be able to predict if we're likely to have a heart attack and recommend a course of action.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • All Headlines

  • By Stephen D. Brown on 10-18-17

great book on future trends

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Reviewed: 10-02-18

lots of ground is covered and there is a great amount of detail. AI, blockchain, robots, and many other topics are addressed. quite a good futurism book.

  • The Truth Machine

  • The Blockchain and the Future of Everything
  • By: Michael J Casey, Paul Vigna
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society’s faith in itself. They reveal the disruption it promises for industries including finance, tech, legal, and shipping. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent blockchain book

  • By Michael DC on 05-02-18

gives good ideas about uses of blockchain

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Reviewed: 09-25-18

has a myriad of examples of what blockchain is used for. seems to have an author with a liberal bent, though. as if they are trying to find a way to make the blockchain bend the truth in the favor of liberal politics. mentions trump a few times insisting "russin hackers" foiled the election, and as though "fake news" was made up by trump. blockchain is the doom of fake news, you'll see who is long forgotten. just check the subscriber count on the CNN YouTube channel.

  • Return of the Primitive

  • The Anti-Industrial Revolution
  • By: Ayn Rand, Peter Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
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In the 1960s and early '70s, the most prominent, vocal cultural movement was the New Left: a movement that condemned America and everything it stood for: individualism, material wealth, science, technology, capitalism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why Hadn't I Read or Listened to This Book Sooner?

  • By Phyllis on 05-13-12

amazing and prophetic to what's happening today

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Reviewed: 09-21-18

ayn rand is incredibly accurate about everything happening today and the reasons for it. only she wrote this 47 years ago! everyone who wants the truth laid out perfectly about where corruption comes from, not just in politics, but with all people in life... READ THIS BOOK!!!

  • What If?

  • Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
  • By: Randall Munroe
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,461
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,827
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,787

Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there were a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humorous but serious answers to crazy hypothetical

  • By Neuron on 05-08-16

entertaining examples of science hypotheticals

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Reviewed: 09-18-18

I thought this was an interesting thing to listen to. I got it on recommendation and it was ok. game theory on youtube does it way better, but this is good for the car.

  • JavaScript

  • Beginner JavaScript Coding from the Ground Up (DIY JavaScript, Book 1)
  • By: Keith Dvorjak
  • Narrated by: Sean Posvistak
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 31
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Are you clueless about coding? Are you lost understanding computer languages? Are you intimidated by the learning curve? Don't be! JavaScript is one of the most common and powerful computer languages around. It is easy to use, easy to understand, and is the driving force behind some of the most popular websites around. Facebook uses it. Google uses it. Netflix uses it, and yes - even Amazon uses it. Would you like to learn how to use it? Take the first step to becoming code savvy with one of the most popular, useful computer languages on the market.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too fast and too much for beginners

  • By ddsharper on 07-03-18

great code examples

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Reviewed: 09-16-18

it was very good to listen to these great code examples on JavaScript really like this audiobook recommended

  • The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

  • By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304

Grasp the important ideas that have served as the backbone of philosophy across the ages with this extraordinary 60-lecture series. This is your opportunity to explore the enormous range of philosophical perspectives and ponder the most important and enduring of human questions-without spending your life poring over dense philosophical texts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Hard Review to Write

  • By Ark1836 on 11-20-15

very long but lots of great theory

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Reviewed: 09-14-18

I thought this audiobook was really good. it really discussed many points of many philosophers.

  • Python Machine Learning

  • Machine Learning Algorithms for Beginners - Data Management and Analitics for Approaching Deep Learning and Neural Networks from Scratch
  • By: Ahmed Ph. Abbasi
  • Narrated by: Cole Waterson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 23
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Ahmed Ph. Abbasi will lead you from being a complete beginner in learning a sound method of data analysis that uses algorithms that learn from data and produce actionable and valuable information. The basis for understanding deep learning and neural networks will be laid, and you will be able to write simple beginner-level codes using Python. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly useful and informative...!

  • By Kennedy Ryan on 08-04-18

good stuff on machine learning<br />

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Reviewed: 09-10-18

this Shorty book had a whole lot of good information on learning to use Python for machine learning I will definitely reference it again