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  • Free Will

  • Written by: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Free will

  • By Jonas on 2018-09-19

To damn short! I want more!

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-14

Excellent and concise book! I want more... why isn’t there more?! However, Harris wasn’t free to wrote more than the amount he did.

  • Lying

  • Written by: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption - even murder and genocide - generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and Challenging

  • By Kindle Customer on 2017-10-22

Great book, but WAY too short.

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-13

I really like Sam as a person and an author. He has excellent points, has really interesting things to say... but this book is way too thin. It leaves you on your appetite.

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • Written by: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 438

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Elementary Purchase

  • By Gentleman Gamer on 2017-09-21

Sherlock Holmes is excellent, but read by Stephen Fry makes it unbelievably awesome!

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-01

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories about everyone’s favorite fictional detective are amazing on their own. No dispute there.
However, these stories being given life by Stephen Fry’s breathtakingly amazing storytelling capabilities makes them an absolute must read (or listen, in this case).
Never have I ever been so immersed into stories as I was under Mr. Fry’s narration. There might as well have been an entire soundtrack of mood modifying music being his voice.
Absolute marvel is this collection of classics read by the eloquent Stephen Fry!
You will definitely be missing a masterpiece if you do not own Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection.

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