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  • The Bitcoin Standard

  • The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
  • By: Saifedean Ammous
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bit monotone but great info

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-18

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Finally, someone that sees and articulates the ignorance of Keynesian economics! Very interesting angles on gold and its relevance now and in the future. A good and balanced view of the true power of Bitcoin and the block chain versus the hype and copy cats that surround it.

  • The Science of Getting Rich

  • By: Wallace D. Wattles
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726

Wallace D. Wattles was an American "New Thought" writer who wrote this amazing little book in 1910. It caused a sensation then, and continues to be popular today. In fact, Rhonda Byrne said that part of her inspriation for her best-selling book and film The Secret came from this book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book

  • By Maisha on 04-05-16

Good vibes

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

The optimism and encouragement written of in this book is surely an important part in getting rich.

  • The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

  • Why Are We Here?
  • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Krauss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,377

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful read/listen.

  • By Albert Sjoberg (PA) on 04-04-17

consequence of modern secular opinion

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-17

It's sad that people in top positions such as universities frame their supposed careers on attacking a people's faith. In this book the only take aways are billions of tax dollars are spent to give these ivy league schools generations to study concepts only a very few people can understand or apply to useful utility. The over arching structure of this book alike so much other garbage coming out of the modern secularist acedimia is God doesn't exist and my brief little existence and learning can prove it because I am a professor with a degree. People like this author live in the clouds high above the common person. Their life's and lifestyle's are a direct consequence of the structures that have been formed by all of the regular common folks strivings over the mallinia. They cannot explain how life or the universe began or how it will end but they can declare in their pathetic hatred of generations of peoples faith that there is no God and creator of it all. So you want to misquote the holy scripture. I have a couple verses for you: 2 Timothy 3:7. Romans 1:22.
It seems extremely unfortunate that such people that are in such positions give lipservice to being open minded but close their minds to the fact that God does indeed exist and has utilized everything that we seek to understand in the creation of us and it all. I love science and the advancements made and the one to come. I also believe in and love God. So to every generation that has come before us you had it right even though you didn't have it all explained by egocentric phyisist in high offices. To the real scientist that indeed will keep an open mind and will attack ignorance instead of a peoples faith and God the questions and answers and benefits are already ours.

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  • The Bitcoin Big Bang

  • How Alternative Currencies Are About to Change the World
  • By: Brian Kelly
  • Narrated by: Eric Pollins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Get a handle on the digital currency revolution, and learn how to get onboard. The Bitcoin Big Bang is a guide to navigating the uncharted territory of digital currency. Written by CNBC contributor Brian Kelly, this book goes beyond Bitcoin 101 to explain how this transformative technology is about to change the world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not technically accurate, but a fair amateur view

  • By B. Goss on 03-27-15

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

Just a quick comment about this book. I did like it and was decently informative. The only negative is the last chapter. The book was going pretty well until it fell off of a cliff and he spent the complete last chapter/hour reading New York business law.

  • The Serial Killer Whisperer

  • How One Man's Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secrets of the World's Most Terrifying Killers
  • By: Pete Earley
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 556

From New York Times best-selling author Pete Earley: the strange but true story of a man who suffers a traumatic brain injury and as a result is given the ability to converse with the world's most terrifying criminals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating true story

  • By Tracy on 02-21-12

SPOOKY

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

If you could sum up The Serial Killer Whisperer in three words, what would they be?

Unmatched, Well done, Very Scary

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Serial Killer Whisperer?

Metheney YIKES!!!!!!

What does Alan Sklar bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Decent delivery

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Oh wow yeah Metheney's acts and Gore's .....

Any additional comments?

With over 700 books in my library I rarely write reviews unless they are that good or that bad. The bad details of this book make it one of the best in my opinion. The writer has certainly found a niche into getting the horror filled facts from some of the worst people to ever live. Many books I've read in this genre have some sort of lame code that prevents them from digging deep into the facts and details of the who, what, when, where and especially the how - NOT SO with this book.

  • The Industries of the Future

  • By: Alec Ross
  • Narrated by: Alec Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,896

Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next 10 years - for businesses, governments, and the global community - and how we can navigate them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok review of what is now. Not much future.

  • By Sam on 05-06-16

cant afford a professional narrator

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-16

Thankfully its over
obvious information
Technology has created jobs while destroying others
women will enter the workforce
learn to code computers,........

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Einstein's Revolution

  • By: John T. Sanders
  • Narrated by: Edwin Newman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Isaac Newton's world had operated in a fixed, rigid, "absolute" framework of space and time. Yet discoveries about electromagnetism in the late 19th century created new and troubling inconsistencies. In 1905, Einstein's name became synonymous with "genius" when his Special Theory of Relativity challenged old concepts in physics. Hertz, Lorentz, Mach, Poincare, and others illustrated the ideas that so captivated Albert Einstein and shook our conventional ideas about space and time.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration ruined it

  • By XEVEN on 06-14-16

Narration ruined it

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-16

Unfortunately the artificial accents broke my focus, I couldn't focus on the subject but rather trying to decipher what was trying to be said.

  • The Universe in Your Hand

  • A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond
  • By: Christophe Galfard
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young-adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • shweeet

  • By nik herndon on 10-11-16

childs play

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-16

maybe ok for a child aspiring to be an astronomer or physicists but i found it hard to stay with.

2 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel

  • The Fates of Human Societies
  • By: Jared Diamond
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 554

In this groundbreaking work, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. It is a story that spans 13,000 years of human history, beginning when Stone Age hunter-gatherers constituted the entire human population. Guns, Germs, and Steel is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Badly Abridged

  • By Carol L. on 09-19-06

glad it was abridged

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

It was OK, a lot of it is obvious information. kind of depressing at first how most of the animal species have been forced into extinction. So is the world in which we live sad then, now and to come, except of course for the "haves"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 4 Percent Universe

  • Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality
  • By: Richard Panek
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,236

Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only four percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every star and planet. The rest is completely unknown. Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of the quest to find this “dark” matter and an even more bizarre substance called “dark energy”. This is perhaps the greatest mystery in all of science, and solving it will bring fame, funding, and certainly a Nobel Prize.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just Right - Not too technical not boring

  • By Michael on 11-13-11

4% Interesting

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-16

Would you try another book from Richard Panek and/or Ray Porter?

I am not sure, maybe not it depends on the content and whether the author is knowledgeable of the subject.

Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Panek again?

Yes

Would you listen to another book narrated by Ray Porter?

Yes

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The 4 Percent Universe?

The useless and uninteresting details of the astronomers and physicist life.

Any additional comments?

Kinda disappointed I thought this book would go deep into what dark energy and dark matter actually are but the book doesn't. I am not sure I learned much new from this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful