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  • Player Piano

  • By: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

Kurt Vonnegut's first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul's rebellion is vintage Vonnegut – wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By Christopher Bowers on 09-18-17

Relevant today

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

This is particularly relevant given the rise of AI and references to vacuum tubes can easily be replaced with transistors without batting an eye. Like most Vonnegut he creates the engine, gets it running, takes a short drive and abruptly abandons it.

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  • Make It Stick

  • The Science of Successful Learning
  • By: Peter C. Brown
  • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,871

To most of us, learning something 'the hard way' implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head and will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW HOW TO LEARN

  • By ANDRÉ on 11-22-14

Good but may be something that is better in print

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

Reviewed: 12-17-15

Lots of references and citations that should be looked at not available to the audio listener, also the authors fail to implement their own suggestions in their own book such as having frequent quizzing and ...

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