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Eric Schrier

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  • The Stairway to Heaven

  • Earth Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Zecharia Sitchin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Since earliest times, human beings have pondered the incomprehensible questions of the universe, life...and the afterlife. Where did mortal man go to join the immortal Gods? Was the immense and complex structure at Giza an Egyptian Pharaoh's portal to immortality? Or a pulsating beacon built by extraterrestrials for landing on Earth? In this second volume of his trailblazing series The Earth Chronicles, Zecharia Sitchin unveils secrets of the pyramids and hidden clues from ancient times to reveal a grand forgery on which established Egyptology is founded.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good book but......

  • By Bill on 12-17-18

interesting historical view

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Reviewed: 07-18-18

Interesting hypothesis on ancient history. great facts on actual archaeology instead of the establishment interpretations.... plausible if unusual interpretation of the facts.

  • The Square and the Tower

  • Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
  • By: Niall Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 619
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 542

Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers, and field marshals. It's about states, armies, and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Power? Does it come from hierarchies or networks?

  • By Ted on 04-25-18

networks, hierarchy and global trends

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Reviewed: 03-19-18

great exploration of networks vs hierarchies and the cases for both in their time /place

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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,470
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    5 out of 5 stars 198,388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197,974

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Just plain and simple FUN

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-05-17

I haven't read/audio-ed a book this enjoyable in a long time. Has a few predictables but that kind of added ti the fun. Read it and enjoy. P.S. I haven't missed my Atari 2600 in years Guess its time to revisit it