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  • Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics | Charles Krauthammer

    Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Charles Krauthammer
    • Narrated By Charles Krauthammer, George Newbern
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    A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades dazzled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a must-read in Washington and across the country. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer's intelligence, erudition, and wit are collected in one volume.

    Alan says: "Charles K, author and narrator ..... enuf said"
  • The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter | Katherine Freese

    The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter

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    • By Katherine Freese
    • Narrated By Tamara Marston
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    The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe - from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars - constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. The rest is known as dark matter and dark energy, because their precise identities are unknown. The Cosmic Cocktail is the inside story of the epic quest to solve one of the most compelling enigmas of modern science - what is the universe made of? - told by one of today’s foremost pioneers in the study of dark matter.

  • The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter - and How to Make the Most of Them Now | Meg Jay

    The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter - and How to Make the Most of Them Now

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    Our "30-is-the-new-20" culture tells us that the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. But 30 is not the new 20. In this enlightening book, Dr. Meg Jay reveals how many twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation that has trivialized what are actually the most defining years of adulthood.

    John says: "Excellent - Time Well Spent"
  • Start Something That Matters | Blake Mycoskie

    Start Something That Matters

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    What matters most to you? Should you focus on earning a living, pursuing your passions, or devoting yourself to the causes that inspire you? The surprising truth is that you don’t have to choose—and that you’ll find more success if you don’t. That’s the breakthrough message of the TOMS One for One movement. You don’t have to be rich to give back and you don’t have to retire to spend every day doing what you love. You can find profit, passion, and meaning all at once—right now.

    Thundersinspring says: "My eyes welled up several times!"
  • A Matter of Time, Volume 2 | Mary Calmes

    A Matter of Time, Volume 2

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    • By Mary Calmes
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
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    Three years ago, Jory Harcourt changed his name and shut the door on a past full of pain, only to emerge stronger on the other side. He has a new career, a great working partner, and a satisfying life - except for the hole in his chest left behind when police Detective Sam Kage walked out with his heart. Now Sam's back and he knows what he wants... and what he wants is Jory. Jory, who doesn't know if he can survive another breakup or losing Sam to his dangerous job, resists returning to the arms of the only man he has ever truly loved. But when a serial killer with a score to settle targets Jory, he will have to decide if love is worth the danger.

    Donald says: "It's not you..."
  • Do Fathers Matter?: What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent We've Overlooked | Paul Raeburn

    Do Fathers Matter?: What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent We've Overlooked

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    For too long, we've thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children are forcing us to reconsider our assumptions and ask new questions: What changes occur in men when they are "expecting"? Do fathers affect their children’s language development? What are the risks and rewards of being an older-than-average father at the time the child is born?

  • What Matters in Jane Austen: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved | John Mullan

    What Matters in Jane Austen: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved

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    In What Matters in Jane Austen?, John Mullan shows that we can best appreciate Austen's brilliance by looking at the intriguing quirks and intricacies of her fiction. Asking and answering some very specific questions about what goes on in her novels, he reveals the inner workings of their greatness. In 20 short chapters, each of which explores a question prompted by Austen’s novels, Mullan illuminates the themes that matter most in her beloved fiction.

    Barbara says: "Intriguing details and background"
  • Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success | John C. Maxwell

    Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success

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    • By John C. Maxwell
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    Lots of books claim they can change your life. But how many actually teach you how to take the many small steps that lead to success each and every day of your life? Now in Today Matters, motivational teacher and best-selling author John C. Maxwell shows you how to seize the day. In this hands-on and inspiring guide he offers twelve daily practices to help you control your daily agenda, make time for people you love, and find success in your career.

    Mark says: "Pragmatic, Pithy and to the point"
  • What's the Matter with Kansas? A Lecture | Thomas Frank

    What's the Matter with Kansas? A Lecture

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    In this lecture, Thomas Frank distills the central argument from his New York Times best seller, What's the Matter With Kansas?, which unravels the great political mystery of our day: why do so many Americans vote against their economic and social interests? In this special recorded lecture, Thomas Frank answers the riddle by examining his home state, Kansas, a place once famous for its radicalism.

    flotcha says: "Great Explanation, Not a Lot of Solutions"
  • The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love | Ty Tashiro

    The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love

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    • By Ty Tashiro
    • Narrated By Chris Chappell
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    In this playful and informative exploration of the science behind how to choose a great mate, acclaimed relationship psychologist Dr. Ty Tashiro explores how to find enduring love. Dr. Tashiro translates reams of scientific studies and research data into the first audiobook to revolutionize the way we search for love. His research pinpoints why our decision-making abilities seem to fail when it comes to choosing mates and how we can make smarter choices.

  • Everything Matters! | Ron Currie

    Everything Matters!

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    • By Ron Currie
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    In infancy, Junior Thibodeaux is encoded with a prophecy: a comet will obliterate life on Earth in 36 years. Alone in this knowledge, he comes of age in rural Maine grappling with the question, "Does anything I do matter?"

    fred says: "Don't Give Up On This One"
  • Dark Matter | Michelle Paver

    Dark Matter

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    • By Michelle Paver
    • Narrated By Jeremy Northam
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    January 1937. Jack Miller has just about run out of options. His shoes have worn through, he can't afford to heat his rented room in Tooting, and he longs to use his training as an specialist wireless operator instead of working in his dead-end job. When he is given the chance to join an arctic expedition, as communications expert, by a group of elite Oxbridge graduates, he brushes off his apprehensions and convinces himself to join them.

    Madeleine says: "Incredible!"
  • Be the Best at What Matters Most: The Only Strategy You will Ever Need | Joe Calloway

    Be the Best at What Matters Most: The Only Strategy You will Ever Need

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    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine
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    Winners in business aren't the ones who do the most things; the winners are the ones who do the most important things. Be the Best at What Matters Most is about the one essential strategy for those who are or want to be business leaders, entrepreneurs, owners, or managers. Simplify, focus, and win by outperforming all your competition on those things that create real value for the customer. This is about substance, not flash, and the ultimate "wow" factors of high-quality performance, consistency, and relentless improvement.

    Duane Hoffbauer says: "Great for small biz & for personal development"
  • How Do You Kill Eleven Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More than You Think | Andy Andrews

    How Do You Kill Eleven Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More than You Think

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    If the truth is what sets us free, what does it mean to live in a society where truth is absent? How do truth and lies in the past shape our destiny today? Through the lens of the Holocaust, best-selling author Andy Andrews examines the critical need for truth in our relationships, our communities, and our government.

    Ella says: "Quick and Powerful"
  • The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality | Richard Panek

    The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality

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    Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only four percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every star and planet. The rest is completely unknown. Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of the quest to find this “dark” matter and an even more bizarre substance called “dark energy”. This is perhaps the greatest mystery in all of science, and solving it will bring fame, funding, and certainly a Nobel Prize.

    Adam says: "Excellent survey of Cosmology and Astrophysics"
  • Why Geography Matters: More Than Ever | Harm de Blij

    Why Geography Matters: More Than Ever

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    • By Harm de Blij
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    In recent years our world has seen transformations of all kinds: intense climate change accompanied by significant weather extremes; deadly tsunamis caused by submarine earthquakes; unprecedented terrorist attacks; costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a terrible and overlooked conflict in Equatorial Africa costing millions of lives; an economic crisis threatening the stability of the international system.

  • A Matter of Choice | Nora Roberts

    A Matter of Choice

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    The last thing NYPD Sergeant James "Slade" Sladerman needs is to babysit a spoiled heiress. But Jessica Winslow's antiques shop is suspected of being used by an international smuggling ring, and Slade is being sent undercover to investigate - and keep Jessica out of trouble.

    Darlene says: "Hard Headed Woman"
  • Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

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    Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world.

  • The Heart of Matter: Odyssey One, Book 2 | Evan Currie

    The Heart of Matter: Odyssey One, Book 2

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    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
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    On her epic maiden voyage, the NAC spacecraft Odyssey introduced Earth to the wonders of an untouched universe - and the unimagined horrors lurking in the black. Now the Odyssey’s second voyage will carry Captain Eric Weston and his crew back to a familiar battlefield, to face an enemy unlike any they have ever known. For on war-torn Ranquil, homeworld of Earth’s newest ally, the Priminae, the invading Drasin are but foot soldiers for a powerful unseen force. Unmasking the mysterious puppet masters means defying orders and venturing into deep space.

    Joki says: "Mixed Bag"
  • Sizzling Style: Every Word Matters | William Bernhardt

    Sizzling Style: Every Word Matters

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    • By William Bernhardt
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    Too often aspiring writers are frustrated by rejection, not realizing that the problem is not the story but the way they are telling it. In this audiobook, best-selling author William Bernhardt brings his down-to-earth approach to the subject of style, revealing everything you need to know to write with the art and craft of a seasoned professional. Bernhardt goes beyond memorizing rules to a fresh approach, a philosophy of writing that will transform your work and take it to a higher level.

    Troy says: "Simple, Yet Invaluable"
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