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  • 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 2,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904

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

The most exciting book about the future I've read.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The topic of the future can be approached in a countless number of ways, some more interesting than others. The author makes his topics exciting, interesting and digestible. It's like a really good meal you don't want to end.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Being able to look into the future is a gift. The author seems to have an incredible ability much like Vanderbilt or Rockerfeller to understand the needs of the country and the people decades before they do.

What about Alec Ross’s performance did you like?

He has a really good reading voice. He keeps the listener engaged.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

That in Japan soon there are going to be more elderly people then young people. The government is working on creating robots who can help the elderly. Things like getting out of bed, washing ones hair and even just for companionship.

Any additional comments?

Mr. Ross is intelligent, but obviously he is on the inside track of what other countries are working towards. He has a unique insight into what entrepreneurs and governments are doing in different countries and markets, around the world. I give this book 2 thumbs up... I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Grace: A Memoir

  • By: Grace Coddington
  • Narrated by: Grace Coddington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddington’s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon. Known through much of her career only to those behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion’s best-kept secret were it not for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary that turned publicity-averse Grace into a sudden, reluctant celebrity. Grace’s palpable engagement with her work brought a rare insight into the passion that produces many of the magazine’s most memorable shoots.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grace a Memoir

  • By Mary on 02-13-13

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

It was beyond expectations. I really enjoyed her fairytale like life story. Having Grace read the book made it that much better.