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  • Why Evolution Is True

  • Written by: Jerry A. Coyne
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    5 out of 5 stars 11

Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a fact. In all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant "intelligent design", there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned: the evidence, the empirical truth of evolution by natural selection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievably well researched

  • By David Eilers on 2018-03-01

The evidence for evolution

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Reviewed: 2019-01-17

Highly recommended especially for people that are looking for the facts behind evolution, it is very clear an concise presenting the irrefutable evidence that evolution is a fact.
I liked all chapters but the last one Evolution redux goes to the details of why people have problems to accept evolution, that chapters itself makes it worthwhile to read the book.

The narration is also very good

  • Everything All at Once

  • How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem
  • Written by: Bill Nye
  • Narrated by: Bill Nye
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Everything All at Once is an exciting, inspiring call to unleash the power of the nerd mindset that exists within us all. Nye believes we'll never be able to tackle our society's biggest, most complex problems if we don't even know how to solve the small ones. Step by step, he shows his listeners the key tools behind his everything-all-at-once approach: radical curiosity, a deep desire for a better future, and a willingness to take the actions needed to make it a reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read or listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-11-05

Excellent read or listen

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Reviewed: 2018-11-05

I was grateful surprised by this book, when O started for some reason I did not expect it to be that good, I was wrong is excellent.

It really is a book that is worth reading, it has a lot of information and the premises of the book are really good, I really enjoyed it.

The book really resonate with me and I resonate with it. Let’s change the world!

  • Cosmos

  • Written by: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 175

Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • LeVar is like listening to a breathy James T. Kirk

  • By Robert on 2018-04-04

Sagan at his best

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Reviewed: 2018-10-25

Truly extraordinary book, it transport me to the time when I watch the TV series for the first time. There are some wonderful parts of the book too many to mention but there is a quote that will stick with me forever that says something like “Books are like seeds that can lie dormant and then flower in the most uncompromising soil.”

  • The Moral Animal

  • Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
  • Written by: Robert Wright
  • Narrated by: Greg Thornton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    5 out of 5 stars 14

Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics - as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wright on

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-13

Good book, good approach to the topic

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Reviewed: 2018-10-25

I truly enjoyed the book, the evolutionary psychology perspective taken was very interesting, I also think that the references to Darwin life were really good maybe the best part. There are some claims made throughout the book that need some verification but overall a really good book, highly recommended.
The narration is also very good it makes the book more enjoyable

  • An Economic History of the World since 1400

  • Written by: Donald J. Harreld, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Donald J. Harreld
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Most of us have a limited understanding of the powerful role economics has played in shaping human civilization. This makes economic history - the study of how civilizations structured their environments to provide food, shelter, and material goods - a vital lens through which to think about how we arrived at our present, globalized moment. Designed to fill a long-empty gap in how we think about modern history, these 48 lectures are a comprehensive journey through more than 600 years of economic history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lot of very interesting information

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-10-01

A lot of very interesting information

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Reviewed: 2018-10-01

I am amazed by the amount of pertinent information and how it was organized, I personally like the most the last five chapters and the last one is a very good summary the provides very good insight. It is really a very good course an worth listening to it. Highly recommended

  • The Selfish Gene

  • Written by: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing book

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-07-25

Life changing book

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Reviewed: 2018-07-25

I read the Selfish Gene for the first time more than 25 years ago and I considered at that time and even today a life changing book. It really is extraordinary how the book is formulated and written, the conclusions are astonishing. Listening to it was good but to fully appreciate it you have to read it and stop at times to reflect on what you are reading and understand it fully.
It is Richard Dawkins as his best, I also recommend The Blind Watchmaker and River Out of Eden.

  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • Written by: Carol Dweck
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mindset so impressed I bought the book

  • By Catherine McLeod on 2017-12-06

Great Mindset

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Reviewed: 2018-07-04

Having a good mindset has always been considered important now we know what this good mindset consists in of thanks to this great book.

I like the emphasis not only in having the growth mindset but also in how to keep it and avoiding reverting back to where most of us normally are.

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • Special Edition
  • Written by: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, Ray Porter, Margaret Atwood, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • definitely worth it

  • By Stephanie on 2018-05-30

Really entertaining and timely

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Reviewed: 2018-05-04

I think that the Handmaid’s Tale will also be a timely story because it goes to the depths of what it means to be human.
Someone would say that this could never happen but I believe that unfortunately it is a quasi reality in some cases, the story is very well developed.
The end is the best part because it let’s your mind wonder freely on what will actually happen. It is fantastic, first book I have read/listen from Atwood, I will certainly read others in the future.

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  • What the F

  • What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves
  • Written by: Benjamin K. Bergen
  • Narrated by: Benjamin K. Bergen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4 out of 5 stars 3

Nearly everyone swears - whether it's over a few too many drinks, in reaction to a stubbed toe, or in flagrante delicto. And yet we sit idly by as words are banned from television and censored in books. We insist that people excise profanity from their vocabularies, and we punish children for yelling the very same dirty words that we'll mutter in relief seconds after they fall asleep. Swearing, it seems, is an intimate part of us that we have decided to selectively deny.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good in general but the beginning...

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-05-04

Good in general but the beginning...

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Reviewed: 2018-05-04

When I started this book I did not find the first chapters very good however when progressing in the book the subsequent ones provided very good explanations and I actually got to like the first chapters too, Overall a good book

  • American Nations

  • A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
  • Written by: Colin Woodard
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 9
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 6

North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an "American" or "Canadian" culture, but rather into one of the 11 distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be required reading in schools

  • By Theresashaw on 2018-05-10

This is a really good history book

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Reviewed: 2018-05-04

This book is exceptional, it has a wealth of interesting information, of course I have not validated that information but I am assuming is valid and the result of the author’s research.
The only issue is that sometimes seems like the information has been selected to make the author’s point about the multiple nations hypothesis.
I agree that today we can see that there seem to be many nations instead of one and the explanation given is quite convincing but still I am a but skeptics of the conclusions and I will have to read further in the topic to dispel my skepticism.

But overall a great read and the narration was also great.