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  • The Selfish Gene (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard Dawkins Narrated by Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward

    The Selfish Gene

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
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    Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

    J. D. May says: "Better than print!"
  • How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens (






UNABRIDGED) by Benedict Carey Narrated by Steve Kramer

    How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Benedict Carey
    • Narrated By Steve Kramer
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    From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong?

  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (






UNABRIDGED) by Randall Munroe Narrated by Wil Wheaton

    What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Randall Munroe
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
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    Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there were a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last?

    Dedan says: "Hope You got an A in Math and Physics..."
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (






UNABRIDGED) by Siddhartha Mukherjee Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

    Paul Krasner says: "Spectacular!"
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  • The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries  by The Great Courses, Neil deGrasse Tyson Narrated by Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson

    The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated By Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson
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    Everything we now know about the universe - from the behavior of quarks to the birth of galaxies - has come from people who've been willing to ponder the unanswerable. And with the advent of modern science, great minds have turned to testing and experimentation rather than mere thought as a way of grappling with some of the universe's most vexing dilemmas. So what is our latest picture of some of the most inexplicable features of the universe? What still remains to be uncovered and explored by today's scientists?

    Prescotttom says: "Wow! I never knew!"
  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives (






UNABRIDGED) by Steven Levy Narrated by L. J. Ganser

    In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steven Levy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
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    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    Lynn says: "A Rip Snorting Story"
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (






UNABRIDGED) by Charles Duhigg Narrated by Mike Chamberlain

    The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
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    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
  • The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Coyle Narrated by John Farrell

    The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel Coyle
    • Narrated By John Farrell
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    New research has revealed that myelin, once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells, may be the holy grail of acquiring skill. Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds, interviewing world-class practitioners (top soccer players, violinists, fighter, pilots, artists, and bank robbers) and neuroscientists. In clear, accessible language, he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition.

    Stephen says: "Anecdotes presented as data"
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  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (






UNABRIDGED) by Jonathan Haidt Narrated by Jonathan Haidt

    The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Jonathan Haidt
    • Narrated By Jonathan Haidt
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    In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

    Douglas says: "A Brilliant And Insightful Book!"
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (






UNABRIDGED) by Malcolm Gladwell Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell

    David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

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    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
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    In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

    Pamela says: "Another new perspective on life"
  • Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts (






UNABRIDGED) by Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson Narrated by Marsha Mercant, Joe Barrett

    Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson
    • Narrated By Marsha Mercant, Joe Barrett
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    Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception.

    Andrew says: "Insightful study of human behavior"
  • The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry (






UNABRIDGED) by Jon Ronson Narrated by Jon Ronson

    The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

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    The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues.

    Robert says: "Interesting but wandering"
  • Eighty-Seven Thyroid Disease Questions Answered!: Self-Educate Through Hypothyroid and Hyperthyroid Q & A (






UNABRIDGED) by James M. Lowrance Narrated by Phil Williams

    Eighty-Seven Thyroid Disease Questions Answered!: Self-Educate Through Hypothyroid and Hyperthyroid Q & A

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James M. Lowrance
    • Narrated By Phil Williams
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    In this audiobook, thyroid patient advocate and veteran health writer James M. Lowrance, answers important questions thyroid patients have in regard to their hypothyroid or hyperthyroid disorders. These are compiled from select replies he has given to questions posed on thyroid patient forums, between the years 2004 and 2009.

  • The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters (






UNABRIDGED) by Ulrich Boser Narrated by Jeff Cummings

    The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters

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    • By Ulrich Boser
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
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    In The Leap, bestselling author Ulrich Boser shows how the emerging research on trust can improve our lives, rebuild our economy, and strengthen society. As part of this engaging and deeply reported narrative, Boser visits a radio soap opera in Rwanda that aims to restore the country’s broken trust, profiles the man who brought honesty to one of the most corrupt cities in Latin America, and explains how a college dropout managed to con his way into American high society.

  • Osteoporosis, Exercise, and Prevention: What You Need to Know (






UNABRIDGED) by Trevor Clinger Narrated by Richard Frances

    Osteoporosis, Exercise, and Prevention: What You Need to Know

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    • By Trevor Clinger
    • Narrated By Richard Frances
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    This short, informative audiobook first steps into the identification of osteoporosis and why it means just more than bone loss. This book is not for just prevention, but proven solutions that could help slow the progression of osteoporosis if you've already been diagnosed with this condition. This book identifies what causes osteoporosis, and how exercise is the most beneficial things for osteoporosis.

  • Explanations and Advice for the Tech Illiterate - Volume II (






UNABRIDGED) by Randall J. Morris Narrated by Timothy McKean

    Explanations and Advice for the Tech Illiterate - Volume II

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    • By Randall J. Morris
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    This series of explanations and articles breaks down some commonly misunderstood elements of computers and home theater. Explanations are given in a basic, understandable way (without sounding too “techy”).

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  • Psychological Disorders and Treatments (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Hodge Narrated by Kenneth Lee

    Psychological Disorders and Treatments

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    • By Thomas Hodge
    • Narrated By Kenneth Lee
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    This serves as the first in a series of books examining a variety of psychological issues and treatments. This looks at the neurological aspects of mood disorders, motor disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and cognitive disorders. Several therapies are examined in the later parts of the audiobook to include psychoanalysis, psychodynamic, existential, behavioral, cognitive, and more.

  • The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us (






UNABRIDGED) by Diane Ackerman Narrated by Barbara Caruso

    The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

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    • By Diane Ackerman
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    Our relationship with nature has changed...radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable. In The Human Age award-winning nature writer Diane Ackerman confronts the fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the planet. Humans have 'subdued 75 per cent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness'.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman - A 30-Minute Summary (






UNABRIDGED) by Instaread Summaries Narrated by Jason P. Hilton

    Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman - A 30-Minute Summary

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    With Instaread Summaries, you can get the summary of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter, summarize, and analyze it for your convenience. This is an Instaread Summary of Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.