From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have Trolls in their stomachs. After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch (Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Together, this mismatched duo embarks on a mission full of adventure and mishaps – trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done. Utilizing music to further the film’s narrative, the Trolls soundtrack is produced by Justin Timberlake and features original songs by Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani, in addition to a number of classic hits from the ‘60s -‘80s.

Reading List for February 2022

Book Cover for "After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley" by Rob Reid

February of 2022 has just completed and it was a big one in world politics. Since February is now over, it is time to cover my reading list for the month.

For the month I only listened to 20 different titles and of these only one was brand new. I can say that I will likely listen to at least one new item for the next few months because I have a few items on pre-order and there is one new item in March, April, and May.

The title I want to highlight this month is “After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley” by Rob Reid.

Meet Phluttr—a diabolically addictive new social network and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to millions. Phluttr has ingested every fact and message ever sent to, from, and about her innumerable users. Her capabilities astound her makers—and they don’t even know the tenth of it.

But what’s the purpose of this stunning creation? Is it a front for something even darker and more powerful than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar market by becoming “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless experiment that could spawn the digital equivalent of a middle-school mean girl with enough charisma, dirt, and cunning to bend the entire planet to her will?

Phluttr has it in her to become the greatest gossip, flirt, or matchmaker in history. Or she could cure cancer, bring back Seinfeld, then start a nuclear war. Whatever she does, it’s not up to us. But a motley band of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and engineers might be able to influence her.

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Title Author First Listen Amazon Apple
Lock In (Lock In Book 1) John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
Head On (Lock In Book 2) John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
Tunnel in the Sky Robert Heinlein No Amazon Apple
Rise and Fall of the British Empire (Great Courses) Patrick Allitt Yes Amazon Apple
Stranger in a Strange Land Robert Heinlein No Amazon Apple
Daemon (Daemon Book 1) Daniel Suarez No Amazon Apple
Freedom(TM) (Daemon Book 2) Daniel Suarez No Amazon Apple
After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley Rob Reid No Amazon Apple
Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War Book 1) John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man’s War Book 2) John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
The Last Colony (Old Man’s War Book 3) John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
Zoe’s Tale (Old Man’s War Book 4) John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
The Human Division (Old Man’s War Book 5) John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
The End of All Things (Old Man’s War Book 6) John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
Fuzzy Nation John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
Stories I Only Tell My Friends Rob Lowe No Amazon Apple
Orion Colony (Orion Colony Book 1) Jonathan Yanez and J.N. Chaney No Amazon Apple
Orion Uncharted (Orion Colony Book 2) Jonathan Yanez and J.N. Chaney No Amazon Apple
Orion Awakened (Orion Colony Book 3) Jonathan Yanez and J.N. Chaney No Amazon Apple
Orion Protected (Orion Colony Book 4) Jonathan Yanez and J.N. Chaney No Amazon Apple
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