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  • Enlightenment Now

  • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
  • Autor: Steven Pinker
  • Sprecher: Arthur Morey
  • Spieldauer: 19 Std. und 49 Min.
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  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker, read by Arthur Morey. Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible? If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Yet, as Steven Pinker shows, if you follow the trendlines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer and more prosperous - not just in the West but worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reason, science, humanism and progress

  • Von Henrik Am hilfreichsten 16.03.2018

Makes you feel good about being a scientist

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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

Rezensiert am: 30.06.2018

Steven Pinker examines how human lives have been getting better and longer thanks to enlightenment values and exposes how different biases create the illusion of living in newly horrible times. He tries to pinpoint what has actually been responsible for progress and problems in the past and what we should do to ensure that human flourishing continues.
This is one of my favourite books of all times. More people need to be aware of how good we have it and that there has never been such a thing as a golden age that we should be nostalgic for. Definitely recommend to everyone

  • I Contain Multitudes

  • The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
  • Autor: Ed Yong
  • Sprecher: Charlie Anson
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 52 Min.
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin - a "microbe's-eye view" of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Microbes and the Biologists that have studied them

  • Von Amanda Am hilfreichsten 09.05.2018

Microbes and the Biologists that have studied them

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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

Rezensiert am: 09.05.2018

Written and read with passion. It's an interesting topic that is well worth learning about. Sometimes the wording gets a little too colourful but otherwise it's a really good book

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • Autor: Ernest Cline
  • Sprecher: Wil Wheaton
  • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 50 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
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    5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 259

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Leider kein Vergleich zu Ready Player One

  • Von J. Freese Am hilfreichsten 02.08.2015

As a Science Fiction nerd and gamer

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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

Rezensiert am: 02.06.2017

this was just lovely. I recommend it to anyone, who is into science fiction and/or video games

  • Assassin's Creed: Underworld

  • Autor: Oliver Bowden
  • Sprecher: Gunnar Cauthery
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 52 Min.
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Assassin's Creed: Underworld by Oliver Bowden. A disgraced Assassin. A deep-cover agent. A quest for redemption. Eighteen Sixty-Two, and with London in the grip of the Industrial Revolution, the world's first underground railway is under construction. When a body is discovered at the dig, it sparks the beginning of the latest deadly chapter in the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and Templars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done

  • Von Amanda Am hilfreichsten 15.04.2017

Well done

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

Rezensiert am: 15.04.2017

Probably my favourite Assassin's Creed book so far. The only thing that bothered me was the way the narrator pronounces "Haytham" :D No biggie tough, so five stars