The Shallows

  • by Nicholas Carr
  • Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia
  • 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The best-selling author of The Big Switch returns with an explosive look at technology’s effect on the mind.
“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: as we enjoy the Internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration yet published of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences.
Weaving insights from philosophy, neuroscience, and history into a rich narrative, The Shallows explains how the Internet is rerouting our neural pathways, replacing the subtle mind of the book reader with the distracted mind of the screen watcher. A gripping story of human transformation played out against a backdrop of technological upheaval, The Shallows will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.


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A dreadful book, shallow and self opinionated to the point of being time wasting.
Carr starts with a weak premise and then trudges through any selective evidence he can find to support a feeble thesis.
You get the impression he simply wanted to write a book, any book regardless of the fact that it wasted his time and any one else that reads it.
He doesn't even consider the pros and cons of his own argument in a rigorous way. He simply pads out the pages. Give up trying to be a writer and get a job doing magazine articles.
It doesn't deserve 1/5
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- Steve

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-06-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios