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  • Finite and Infinite Games

  • By: James Carse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite, the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change - as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but not well explained

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-07-18

great fundamental concept BUT

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-19

it's really hard to listen to the same exact concept be analogized at me in 30 different ways. No I haven't finished it, but seriously the concept of infinite games in the realm the free market is a great concept to communicate but it feels like alot of monotonous repetition of analogies to get you to truly understand what the author is communicating.

I GET IT thank you.

I hope the author is successful and finds more success through writing. no hard feelings. good kernels of knowledge but just alot of chaff to fill in the gaps in my grain of salt opinion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

  • By: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Novella
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,166

No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in an effective and responsible way. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. But because misinformation out there has increased as well, critical thinking is more important than ever. These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same Material Different Title

  • By rkeinc on 09-21-14


3 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-18

this guy in all honesty truly believes conjecture is the gold standard in science.

consensus has nothing to do with skepticism, quite the opposite.... consensus has nothing to do with critical analysis, if it "settles" any debate. Science is an ongoing process of refining theory there is no critical thinking in a "settle" debate....

it bothered me immensely at the end when he took this road the last 3 or 4 lectures.

but it doesn't surprise me someone who does not operate outside of academia would hold his opinions.. they are elitist and an "i know better than you" philosophy.

I am referring the the last 3 lectures.

sorry for the rant, fruitful book

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,942
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,106

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • R C Bray never disappoints.

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-11-17

reminds me of mass effect

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

if you are a rpg sci-fi fan like myself, you will totally understand the the elders are some sort of leviathan esq race. Now of course this story is much different than mass effect, it still is fantastic.

my review is useless, but 5 stars is fitting I will be finishing the series.

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