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    • The Truth Machine

    • The Blockchain and the Future of Everything
    • By: Michael J Casey, Paul Vigna
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society’s faith in itself. They reveal the disruption it promises for industries including finance, tech, legal, and shipping. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Decent blockchain book

    • By Michael DC on 05-02-18

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Age of Cryptocurrency

    • How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
    • By: Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 886
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 882

    Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem truly to understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about bitcoin? In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver the definitive answer to this question.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice intro, imaginative stuff, but boosterish

    • By Philo on 09-25-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Finest Hours

    • The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue
    • By: Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,798
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650

    In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived. On February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, were in the same horrifying predicament. Built with “dirty steel,” and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic’s mercy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone should read this.

    • By mtkto on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Social Organism

    • A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life
    • By: Oliver Luckett, Michael Casey
    • Narrated by: Oliver Luckett
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
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    In The Social Organism, Luckett and Casey offer a revolutionary theory: Social networks - to an astonishing degree - mimic the rules and functions of biological life. In sharing and replicating packets of information known as memes, the world's social media users are facilitating an evolutionary process just like the transfer of genetic information in living things. Memes are the basic building blocks of our culture, our social DNA. To master social media - and to make online content that impacts the world - you must start with the social organism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great read if looking to gain further insight into social media from a liberal sociopolitical perspective

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

    • By: Michael J. Casey, Paul Vigna
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    From the authors of the fascinating The Age of Cryptocurrency, comes the definitive work on the Internet’s next big thing: the blockchain. Many of the 'legacy systems' once designed to make our lives easier and our economy more efficient are no longer up to the task; big banks have grown more entrenched, privacy exists only until the next hack, and credit card fraud has become a fact of life. However, there is a way past all this - a new kind of operating system with the potential to revolutionise our economy: the blockchain.

    Regular price: $14.18

    • 7: The Seven Deadly Sins

    • By: Casey L. Bond, Jo Michaels, Tia Silverthorne Bach, and others
    • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Seven marks upon a wall. Tom may rise, but he may fall. Through five lives, no one dares mention the sin for which he seeks redemption. Fates will meet, and you will see what will thus become of he.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Unfair Trade

    • How Our Broken Global Financial System Destroys the Middle Class
    • By: Michael J. Casey
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    A wake-up call for middle class Americans who feel trapped in a post-crisis economic slump, The Unfair Trade is a riveting exposé of the vast global financial system whose flaws are the source of our economic malaise. Our livelihoods are now beholden to the workings of its imbalances and inequities. The trillions of dollars that make up the flow of international finance - money often steered away from people who deserve it most - have not just undermined the lives of working and middle class Americans.

    Regular price: $20.28

    • U.S. Citizen Held in a Venezuelan Jail for 2 Years Is Back in the U.S.

    • By: Michael D. Shear, Nicholas Casey
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    President Donald Trump hosted a U.S. citizen in the Oval Office on Saturday night just hours after a delegation led by one of Utah’s senators succeeded in freeing the 26-year-old man from a Venezuelan prison where he had been held for two years without a trial.

    "U.S. Citizen Held in a Venezuelan Jail for 2 Years Is Back in the U.S." is from the May 26, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael D. Shear and Nicholas Casey and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95