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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  4. Near Dark: A Thriller Audiobook Near Dark: A Thriller
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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  10. Tempt Me Audiobook Tempt Me
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How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age Audiobook

How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age

Author: John Maeda Narrator: Dani Martineck Release Date: November 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. John Maeda is one of the world's preeminent thinkers on technology and design, and in How to Speak Machine, he offers a set of simple laws that govern not only the computers of today, but the unimaginable machines of the future. Machines are already more powerful than we can comprehend, and getting more powerful at an exponential pace. Once set in motion, algorithms never tire. And when a program's size, speed and endlessness combine with its ability to learn and transform itself, the outcome can be unpredictable and dangerous. Take the seemingly instant transformation of Microsoft's chatbot into a hate-spewing racist, or how crime-predicting algorithms reinforce racial bias. How To Speak Machine provides a coherent framework for today's product designers, business leaders and policymakers to grasp this brave new world. Drawing on his wide-ranging experience from engineering to computer science to design, Maeda shows how businesses and individuals can identify opportunities afforded by technology to make world-changing and inclusive products while avoiding the pitfalls inherent to the medium.

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The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History Audiobook

The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History

Author: John S. Sledge Narrator: Tom Perkins Release Date: November 2019

The Gulf of Mexico presents a compelling, salt-streaked narrative of the earth's tenth largest body of water. In this beautifully written volume, John S. Sledge explores the people, ships, and cities that have made the Gulf's human history and culture so rich. Many famous figures who sailed the Gulf's viridian waters are highlighted, including Ponce de Leon, Robert Cavelier de La Salle, Francis Drake, Elizabeth Agassiz, Ernest Hemingway, and Charles Dwight Sigsbee. Sledge also introduces a fascinating array of people connected to maritime life in the Gulf, among them Maya priests, French pirates, African American stevedores, and Greek sponge divers. Gulf events of global historical importance are detailed, such as the only defeat of armed and armored steamships by wooden sailing vessels, the first accurate deep-sea survey and bathymetric map of any ocean basin, the development of shipping containers by a former truck driver frustrated with antiquated loading practices, and the worst environmental disaster in American annals. Occasionally shifting focus ashore, Sledge explains how people representing a gumbo of ethnicities built some of the world's most exotic cities-Havana, New Orleans, and oft-besieged Veracruz, Mexico's oldest city, founded in 1519 by Hernán Cortes.

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Society and the Internet, 2nd Edition: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Ou Audiobook

Society and the Internet, 2nd Edition: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Ou

Author: Tbd Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright Release Date: November 2019

How is society being reshaped by the continued diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work? Society and the Internet provides key information for students, scholars, and those interested in understanding the interactions of the Internet and society. This multidisciplinary collection of theoretically and empirically anchored chapters addresses the big questions about one of the most significant technological transformations of this century, through a diversity of data, methods, theories, and approaches. Drawing from a range of disciplinary perspectives, Internet research can address core questions about equality, voice, knowledge, participation, and power. By learning from the past and continuing to look toward the future, it can provide a better understanding of what the ever-changing configurations of technology and society mean, both for the everyday life of individuals and for the continued development of society at large.

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Outside Insight: Navigating a World Drowning in Data Audiobook

Outside Insight: Navigating a World Drowning in Data

Author: John Lyseggen Narrator: Kevin E Green Release Date: November 2019

Is your business looking out? The world today is drowning in data. There is a treasure trove of valuable and underutilized insights that can be gleaned from information companies and people leave behind on the internet - our 'digital breadcrumbs' - from job postings, to online news, social media, online ad spend, patent applications and more. As a result, we're at the cusp of a major shift in the way businesses are managed and governed - moving from a focus solely on lagging, internal data, toward analyses that also encompass industry-wide, external data to paint a more complete picture of a brand's opportunities and threats and uncover forward-looking insights, in real time. Tomorrow's most successful brands are already embracing Outside Insight, benefitting from an information advantage while their competition is left behind. Drawing on practical examples of transformative, data-led decisions made by brands like Apple, Facebook, Barack Obama and many more, in Outside Insight, Meltwater CEO Jorn Lyseggen illustrates the future of corporate decision-making and offers a detailed plan for business leaders to implement Outside Insight thinking into their company mindset and processes.

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الأربعة Audiobook

الأربعة

Author: كتاب صوتي Narrator: أحمد زين Release Date: November 2019

ملخص كتاب الأربعة - The Four خلال السنوات العشرين الماضية أهدى أربعة عمالقة في التكنولوجيا العالم مزيدًا من الراحة والاتصال والاكتشاف أكثر من أي كيان آخر في التاريخ. ووفروا مئات الآلاف من الوظائف العالية الأجر. وضعت تلك الكيانات كمبيوتر متطورا في جيبك، وتخطط جميع مسطحات الكرة الأرضية ومحيطاتها وبحارها وكل ما عليها. وهي تجعل العالم مكانا أفضل وفقا لآراء معظم البشر. قد يكون هذا صحيحا ولكن عليك أن تستمع إلى وجهة نظر أخرى قد تغير رأيك. فسواء كنت تريد التنافس معهم أم التعامل معهم أم العيش ببساطة في العالم الذي يسيطرون عليه، أنت بحاجة إلى فهم أولئك الفرسان الأربعة. أُصدِر كتاب 'الأربعة' للكاتب Scott Galloway عام ألفين وسبعة عشر، ويُعد أحد أهم كتب مجال الأعمال التي ظهرت في الأعوام الأخيرة. يحلل Galloway في كتابه إستراتيجيات النجاح لأكبر أربع منظمات في العالم. هي Amazon وApple وFacebook وGoogle وكشف ما يكمن خلف قشرتها اللامعة. Scott Galloway هو من أكثر الكتاب مبيعا بقائمتي الNew York Times وUSA Today الأمريكتين وأستاذ التسويق الرقمي بجامعة نيويورك. اختير عام ألفين واثني عشر واحدًا من أفضل خمسين أستاذًا جامعيا في مجال الأعمال على مستوى العالم.

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Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control Audiobook

Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control

Author: Stuart Russell Narrator: Raphael Corkhill Release Date: October 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last. In this groundbreaking book on the biggest question facing humanity, Stuart Russell explains why he has come to consider his own discipline an existential threat to his own species, and lays out how we can change course before it's too late. There is no one better placed to assess the promise and perils of the dominant technology of the future than Russell, who has spent decades at the forefront of AI research. Through brilliant analogies and crisp, lucid prose, he explains how AI actually works, how it has an enormous capacity to improve our lives - but why we must ensure that we never lose control of machines more powerful than we are. Here Russell shows how we can avert the worst threats by reshaping the foundations of AI to guarantee that machines pursue our objectives, not theirs. Profound, urgent and visionary, Human Compatible is the one book everyone needs to read to understand a future that is coming sooner than we think.

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How To Be An F1 Driver: My Guide To Life In The Fast Lane Audiobook

How To Be An F1 Driver: My Guide To Life In The Fast Lane

Author: Jenson Button Narrator: Jack Hawkins, Jenson Button Release Date: October 2019

AUTHOR OF SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, LIFE TO THE LIMIT In his 17 years as a Formula 1 driver, Jenson Button has picked up a thing or two about how to do the job properly. Sure, you need to be able to drive a car fast - and Jenson is on hand to pass on a few tricks of the trade here - but you also need to know the real rules for making it to the top. Like, how to tell a multiple F1 champion they need to check their blind-spot. What the difference is between a helmet and a hat, and indeed a 'helmet-hat'. How to practise your champagne spray ahead of the big day. Why it is never, ever, under any circumstances a good idea to buy a yacht. And how to face down your team when you've just stacked their multi-million-pound car into a wall during practice. But 'JB' (nicknames in F1 run the full range from initials to, well, just using first names) doesn't stop there. HTBAF1D (catchy) lifts the lid on the people, the places, the weird rituals, the motorhomes, the media, the cars, the perks and the disasters. Join Jenson as he reveals how not to race a stupid big truck, why driving Le Mans is like having five shots of tequila before lunch, and what to do when you finally hang up your helmet-hat.

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Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World Audiobook

Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World

Author: David Owen Narrator: Fred Sanders Release Date: October 2019

The surprising science of hearing and the remarkable technologies that can help us hear better Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf. Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. Faced with the cost and stigma of hearing aids, the natural human tendency is to do nothing and hope for the best, usually while pretending that nothing is wrong. In Volume Control, David Owen argues this inaction comes with a huge social cost. He demystifies the science of hearing while encouraging readers to get the treatment they need for hearing loss and protect the hearing they still have. Hearing aids are rapidly improving and becoming more versatile. Inexpensive high-tech substitutes are increasingly available, making it possible for more of us to boost our weakening ears without bankrupting ourselves. Relatively soon, physicians may be able to reverse losses that have always been considered irreversible. Even the insistent buzz of tinnitus may soon yield to relatively simple treatments and techniques. With wit and clarity, Owen explores the incredible possibilities of technologically assisted hearing. And he proves that ears, whether they're working or not, are endlessly interesting.

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There's No Such Thing as an IT Project: A Handbook for Intentional Business Change Audiobook

There's No Such Thing as an IT Project: A Handbook for Intentional Business Change

Author: Bob Lewis, Dave Kaiser Narrator: Peter Noble Release Date: September 2019

Learn how to stop pouring vast sums of money into technology projects that don't have a lasting impact by closing the communication gap between IT and leadership. Too many businesses miss opportunity after opportunity to design, plan, and achieve intentional business change. Why? Because they charter projects focused on delivering software products: IT projects. But as this groundbreaking book points out, there's no such thing as an IT project-or at least there shouldn't be. It's always about intentional business change, or what's the point? It's time to stop providing simplistic, one-dimensional, all-you-gotta-do panaceas. When the only constant in business is change, truly useful IT has to help you change instead of build solutions that are obsolete even before they are completed. IT consultant Bob Lewis, author of the bestselling Bare Bones Project Management, has joined forces with seasoned CIO Dave Kaiser to give you the tools you need. It's a multidimensional, relentlessly practical guide. Condensed to handbook length and seasoned with Lewis's trademark sardonic humor, it's an enjoyable and digestible read as well. Lewis and Kaiser take you step by step through the process of building a collaboration between IT and the rest of the business that really works. Insisting on intentional business change takes patience, communication, and courage, but it has a huge payoff. More to the point, insist on anything else and every penny you spend will be a wasted dime and a waste of time.

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Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust Audiobook

Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust

Author: Ernest Davis, Gary Marcus Narrator: Kaleo Griffith Release Date: September 2019

Two leaders in the field offer a compelling analysis of the current state of the art and reveal the steps we must take to achieve a truly robust artificial intelligence. Despite the hype surrounding AI, creating an intelligence that rivals or exceeds human levels is far more complicated than we have been led to believe. Professors Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis have spent their careers at the forefront of AI research and have witnessed some of the greatest milestones in the field, but they argue that a computer beating a human in Jeopardy! does not signal that we are on the doorstep of fully autonomous cars or superintelligent machines. The achievements in the field thus far have occurred in closed systems with fixed sets of rules, and these approaches are too narrow to achieve genuine intelligence. The real world, in contrast, is wildly complex and open-ended. How can we bridge this gap? What will the consequences be when we do? Taking inspiration from the human mind, Marcus and Davis explain what we need to advance AI to the next level, and suggest that if we are wise along the way, we won't need to worry about a future of machine overlords. If we focus on endowing machines with common sense and deep understanding, rather than simply focusing on statistical analysis and gatherine ever larger collections of data, we will be able to create an AI we can trust-in our homes, our cars, and our doctors' offices. Rebooting AI provides a lucid, clear-eyed assessment of the current science and offers an inspiring vision of how a new generation of AI can make our lives better.

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Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future Audiobook

Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future

Author: Apj Abdul Kalam Narrator: Sumit Kaul Release Date: August 2019

Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and Srijan Pal Singh talks about the variety of options available for the children who want to pursue science as a sphere of their study. This book goes onto explore the options of robotics, neurosciences, paleontology and other fields which may be able to create a better world for the future generations. The research done for the compilation of the book is comprehensive and provides readers and students with a whole world of ideas by relating stories of famous scientists all over the world. With a reader friendly Question Answer format and eye catching illustrations, the book provides the readers with a clear diagrams and easy to understand writing style. Also, the interestingly created chapter titles make this book an interesting read. Any individual who is interested in science or has a scientific bent of mind will surely find this book enjoyable.

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The Optimist's Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age Audiobook

The Optimist's Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

Author: Bina Venkataraman Narrator: Bina Venkataraman Release Date: August 2019

A trailblazing exploration of how we can plan better for the future: our own, our families', and our society's.   Instant gratification is the norm today-in our lives, our culture, our economy, and our politics. Many of us have forgotten (if we ever learned) how to make smart decisions for the long run. Whether it comes to our finances, our health, our communities, or our planet, it's easy to avoid thinking ahead. The consequences of this immediacy are stark: Superbugs spawned by the overuse of antibiotics endanger our health. Companies that fail to invest stagnate and fall behind. Hurricanes and wildfires turn deadly for communities that could have taken more precaution. Today more than ever, all of us need to know how we can make better long-term decisions in our lives, businesses, and society. Bina Venkataraman sees the way forward. A former journalist and adviser in the Obama administration, she helped communities and businesses prepare for climate change, and she learned firsthand why people don't think ahead-and what can be done to change that. In The Optimist's Telescope, she draws from stories she has reported around the world and new research in biology, psychology, and economics to explain how we can make decisions that benefit us over time. With examples from ancient Pompeii to modern-day Fukushima, she dispels the myth that human nature is impossibly reckless and highlights the surprising practices each of us can adopt in our own lives-and the ones we must fight for as a society. The result is a book brimming with the ideas and insights all of us need in order to forge a better future.

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