Faster by James Gleick audiobook

Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything

By James Gleick
Read by James Gleick

Random House Audio
5.13 Hours 1
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From the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated author of Genius and Chaos, a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's world. Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes, and remote controls. Yet for all the hours, minutes, and even seconds being saved, we're still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating, sex, and relating to our families. Written with fresh insight and thorough research, Faster is a wise and witty look at a harried world not likely to slow down anytime soon.

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From the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated author of Genius and Chaos, a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's world. Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes, and remote controls. Yet for all the hours, minutes, and even seconds being saved, we're still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating, sex, and relating to our families. Written with fresh insight and thorough research, Faster is a wise and witty look at a harried world not likely to slow down anytime soon.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Nimble, smart, often funny, and—best of all—fast.” New York Times Book Review
“Fascinating and disturbing, amusing and informative, Faster is an eclectic stew combining history, academic research, and anecdotes drawn from popular media.” Boston Globe
Faster’s short, jewel-like essays read like dispatches from Xanadu of maximum efficiency.” Newsday
“Engaging.” Los Angeles Times
“Gleick offers his pointed analysis with refreshing irreverence.” Time
“Gleick has done a magnificent job of outlining and defining the problem in a cogent and witty fashion; this book is an exemplar of thorough reporting.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Trains a magnifying glass on our speed-driven world, illuminating the modern human’s obsession with time and challenging a few myths…Thank you, James Gleick.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Well written and enjoyable…A book that demands your attention.” Christian Science Monitor
“Gleick has a great eye for today’s transitions.” Village Voice
“Gleick’s style is swift and slick, his chapters brief, and the book zips by like an Epcot monorail.” New York
“This is a book to be studied…slowly.” Publishers Weekly
“Lively, detailed, and briskly written—this book is a fount of interesting information. Well worth your time.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: James Gleick

Author Bio: James Gleick

James Gleick is a leading chronicler of science and technology, the bestselling author of Chaos, Genius, and The Information. His books have been translated into thirty languages. Gleick, a former reporter and editor of the New York Times, lives in New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 5.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English