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By: Nikola Tesla
Narrated by: Madison Neiderhauser
Length: 2 hours 36 minutes
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist, who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the... Read More »
By: Jess Brallier
Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
Length: 1 hour 2 minutes
Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einstein's life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he... Read More »
By: Sarah Frier
Narrated by: Megan Tusing
Length: 11 hours 20 minutes
“A sequel to The Social Network” —The New York Times
“Deeply reported and beautifully written” —Nick Bilton, Vanity Fair reporter
Award-winning reporter Sarah Frier reveals the never-before-told story of how Instagram became the most culturally defining app of the decade.
In 2010, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger released a photo-sharing app called... Read More »
By: Andrew Blum
Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
Length: 4 hours 50 minutes
From the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour of the infrastructure behind the weather forecast, the people who built it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet
The weather is the foundation of our daily lives. It’s a staple of small talk, the app on our smartphones, and often the first thing we check each... Read More »
By: Simon Winchester
Narrated by: Simon Winchester
Length: 11 hours 45 minutes
The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.
The rise of manufacturing could not have happened without an attention to precision.... Read More »
By: Alex Kantrowitz
Narrated by: Alex Kantrowitz
Length: 6 hours 9 minutes
An acclaimed tech reporter reveals the inner workings of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Microsoft, showing how to compete with the tech titans using their own playbook.
At Amazon, "Day One" is code for inventing like a startup, with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, "stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed... Read More »
By: Nancy Thorndike Greenspan
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 12 hours 34 minutes
"Nancy Greenspan dives into the mysteries of the Klaus Fuchs espionage case and emerges with a classic Cold War biography of intrigue and torn loyalties. Atomic Spy is a mesmerizing morality tale, told with fresh sources and empathy." --Kai Bird, author of The Good Spy and coauthor of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert... Read More »
By: Kevin Mitnick
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 9 hours 17 minutes
Be online without leaving a trace. Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.
In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what... Read More »
By: Scott Woolley
Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
Length: 8 hours 7 minutes
The astonishing story of America’s airwaves, the two friends—one a media mogul, the other a famous inventor—who made them available to us, and the government which figured out how to put a price on air.
This is the origin story of the airwaves—the foundational technology of the communications age—as told through the forty-year friendship of an... Read More »
By: Christopher Wylie
Narrated by: Graham Halstead
Length: 11 hours 49 minutes
For the first time, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower tells the inside story of the data mining and psychological manipulation behind the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, connecting Facebook, WikiLeaks, Russian intelligence, and international hackers.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY EVENING STANDARD
Mindf*ck goes... Read More »
By: Felicia Day
Narrated by: Felicia Day
Length: 6 hours 48 minutes
The instant New York Times bestseller from “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes) memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.
When Felicia Day was a girl, all... Read More »
By: Scott Galloway
Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
Length: 8 hours 31 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong.
For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering... Read More »
By: Amanda Little
Narrated by: Amanda Little
Length: 9 hours 56 minutes
WINNER OF THE 2019 NAUTILUS BOOK AWARD
In the fascinating story of the sustainable food revolution, an environmental journalist and professor asks the question: Is the future of food looking bleak—or better than ever?
“In The Fate of Food, Amanda Little takes us on a tour of the future. The journey is scary, exciting, and, ultimately,... Read More »
By: Judy Melinek & Bruce Goldfarb
Narrated by: Nan McNamara
Length: 8 hours 35 minutes
The story of a woman whose ambition and accomplishments far exceeded the expectations of her time, 18 Tiny Deaths follows the transformation of a young, wealthy socialite into the mother of modern forensics... Frances Glessner Lee, born a socialite to a wealthy and influential Chicago family in the 1870s, was never meant to have a career, let... Read More »
By: Roger McNamee
Narrated by: Roger McNamee
Length: 12 hours 23 minutes
The New York Times bestseller about a noted tech venture capitalist, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and Facebook investor, who wakes up to the serious damage Facebook is doing to our society - and sets out to try to stop it.
If you had told Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from... Read More »
By: Stephen Kinzer
Narrated by: James Linkin
Length: 12 hours 16 minutes
The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s.
The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer—the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind... Read More »
By: Ashlee Vance
Narrated by: Fred Sanders
Length: 13 hours 23 minutes
In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new “makers.”
Elon Musk spotlights the... Read More »
By: Luke Timmerman
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 11 hours 16 minutes
Lee Hood did that rarest of things. He enabled scientists to see things they couldn’t see before and do things they hadn’t dreamed of doing. Scientists can now sequence complete human genomes in a day, setting in motion a revolution that is personalizing medicine.
Hood, a son of the American West, was an unlikely candidate to transform biology.... Read More »
By: Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 16 hours 20 minutes
The #1 New York Times bestselling biography of how Steve Jobs became the most visionary CEO in history.
Becoming Steve Jobs breaks down the conventional, one-dimensional view of Steve Jobs that he was half-genius, half-jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike. Becoming Steve Jobs answers the... Read More »
By: Adam Greenfield
Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services, and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon... Read More »
By: Ben Buchanan
Narrated by: Christopher Grove
Packed with insider information based on interviews, declassified files, and forensic analysis of company reports, The Hacker and the State sets aside fantasies of cyber-annihilation to explore the real geopolitical competition of the digital age. Tracing the conflict of wills and interests among modern nations, Ben Buchanan reveals little-known... Read More »
By: Jon Ziomek & Caroline Hopkins
Narrated by: Charles Constant
The world's worst air disaster happened more than forty years ago on a remote Atlantic Ocean island, when two fully loaded 747 passenger jets collided after a horrendous series of human errors. One of the jets, KLM Flight 4805, was traveling more than 150 miles an hour and was within seconds of lifting off when it crashed into Pan Am Flight 1736... Read More »
By: Ronne Brown
Narrated by: Machelle Williams
Once a teenaged mom, Ronessa "Ronne" Brown defeated the odds by stepping over the stereotypes surrounding her to take her family's destiny into her own hands. Ronne's "no excuses" mantra transformed their lives, from being stuck an endless cycle of "jobs" to becoming a millionaire—all by teaching herself how to monetize Instagram. And so can... Read More »
By: Lana Swartz
Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
A new vision of money as a communication technology that creates and sustains invisible—often exclusive—communities One of the basic structures of everyday life, money is at its core a communication media. Payment systems—cash, card, app, or Bitcoin—are informational and symbolic tools that integrate us into, or exclude us from, the society that... Read More »
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