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  • Economics: Making sense of the Modern Economy: The Economist | Saguao Datta (editor)

    Economics: Making sense of the Modern Economy: The Economist

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    • By Saguao Datta (editor)
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    A radically revised new edition of this highly readable, popular guide aimed at everyone from students to statesmen who want to make sense of the modern economy and grasp how economic theory works in practice. It starts with the basics, and from the underlying theory it moves to the specifics of the world economy, including an analysis of the recent recession. The closing part puts the usefulness and the failings of economics under the spotlight, and looks at the innovative approaches being developed to address these failings.

    Mark York says: "A smorgasbord of old Economist articles."
  • Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen

    Sense and Sensibility

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    • By Jane Austen
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    The first of Jane Austen's novels to be published, Sense and Sensibility marked the debut of England's primary novelist of manners. Convinced that "three or four families in a country village is the very thing to work upon", Austen created a brilliant tragicomedy of flirtation and folly.

    EVERETT says: "Enjoyable reading of a great classic"
  • Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships | Sue Johnson

    Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships

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    • By Sue Johnson
    • Narrated By Sue Johnson
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    Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. Love Sense presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our "love sense" - our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival.

    A. Cella says: "Finally Sue narrates her own book!!"
  • Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird | Tim Birkhead

    Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird

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    • By Tim Birkhead
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing the senses of birds that enable them to interpret their environment and to interact with each other.

    Alessandro says: "If you did not love birds before you will!"
  • The Sense of an Ending: A Novel | Julian Barnes

    The Sense of an Ending: A Novel

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    • By Julian Barnes
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    Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumor, and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He’s had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He’s certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer’s letter is about to prove.

    Chris Reich says: "Stunning. I'm Guilty. Are You?"
  • Basic Economics, Fourth Edition: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy | Thomas Sowell

    Basic Economics, Fourth Edition: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

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    • By Thomas Sowell
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    The fourth edition of Basic Economics is both expanded and updated. A new chapter on the history of economics itself has been added, and the implications of that history examined. Among other additions throughout the book, a new section on the special role of corporations in the economy has been added to the chapter on government and big business.

    kevin says: "Myth Buster"
  • Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet | John Bradshaw

    Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

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    • By John Bradshaw
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
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    Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their most adoring owners. In Cat Sense, renowned anthrozoologist John Bradshaw takes us further into the mind of the domestic cat than ever before, using cutting-edge scientific research to explain the true nature - and needs - of our feline friends. Tracing the cat’s evolution from solitary hunter to domesticated companion, Bradshaw shows that cats remain independent, predatory, and wary of social contact.

    Alexandra says: "Educational, thought it could be more actionable"
  • Common Sense on Mutual Funds: Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition | John C Bogle

    Common Sense on Mutual Funds: Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition

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    • By John C Bogle
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    John Bogle - founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group and creator of the first index mutual fund - is an industry pioneer. Over the years, he has single-handedly transformed the mutual fund business, and today, his vision continues to inspire investors .It has been over a decade since the original edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds was first published. While much has changed during this time, the importance of investing and the issues addressed in the original edition of this book have not.

    Richard says: "This book not intended for audio format"
  • Sense & Sensibility | Jane Austen

    Sense & Sensibility

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    • By Jane Austen
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    When two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, and their mother are left to the financial mercies of John Dashwood and his wife, they find themselves in drastically reduced circumstances.

    Shopper1844 says: "A good listen"
  • Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen

    Sense and Sensibility

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    • By Jane Austen
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    When Mrs. Dashwood is forced by an avaricious daughter-in-law to leave the family home in Sussex, she takes her three daughters to live in a modest cottage in Devon. For Elinor, the eldest daughter, the move means a painful separation from the man she loves, but her sister Marianne finds in Devon the romance and excitement which she longs for.

    Jo says: "Superb - Justice to Jane Austen and Emma Thompson"
  • Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen

    Sense and Sensibility

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    • By Jane Austen
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    Sense and Sensibility is a sharply detailed portrait of the decorum surrounding courtship and the importance of marriage for women in early 19th-century upper-class English society. The story revolves around Elinor and Marianne Dashwood who, as members of the upper class, cannot "work" for a living and must therefore make a suitable marriage to ensure their livelihood. Elinor is a sensible, rational creature, while her younger sister, Marianne, is wildly romantic - a characteristic that offers Austen plenty of scope for both satire and compassion.

    marva says: "The reader is very hard to listen to."
  • Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes | William Bridges

    Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes

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    First published in 1980, Transitions was the first book to explore the underlying and universal pattern of transition. Recently named one of the 50 most important self-help books of all time, Transitions remains the essential guide for coping with the inevitable changes in life.

    morton says: "Empowering for anyone going through a transition!"
  • Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet | John Bradshaw

    Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

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    • By John Bradshaw
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither - and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs.

    Frances Godwin says: "Good book"
  • The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind | Seth S. Horowitz

    The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind

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    The surprising truth about how the things our ears hear affect what's between them. Every day, we are surrounded by millions of sounds - ambient ones like the rumble of the train and the hum of air conditioner, as well as more attention-grabbing sounds, such as human speech, music, and sirens. But how do we process what we hear every day? And how does it affect our brains and our minds?

    Dawn says: "Not what I was expecting"
  • Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government | Glenn Beck

    Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government

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    Glen Beck, the number-one New York Times best-selling author and popular radio and television host, revisits Thomas Paine's Common Sense with one purpose: to galvanize Americans to see past government's easy solutions, two-part monopoly, and illogical methods, and take back our great country.

    Jason says: "Conditionality"
  • Common Sense | Thomas Paine

    Common Sense

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    reggie p says: "revolutionary ideas for sure"
  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing | John C. Bogle

    The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

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    To learn how to make index investing work for you, there's no better mentor than legendary mutual-fund industry veteran John C. Bogle. Over the course of his long career, Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group and creator of the world's first index mutual-fund, has relied primarily on index investing to help Vanguard's clients build substantial wealth. Now, with The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, he wants to help you do the same.

    Jerry says: "Repeats endlessly"
  • A Sense of Urgency | John P. Kotter

    A Sense of Urgency

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    • By John P. Kotter
    • Narrated By Bill Weideman
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    True urgency is a gut-level determination to move and win, now. Its practitioners are unusually alert. They come to work each day determined to achieve something important, and they shed irrelevant activities to move faster and smarter. Kotter reveals a distinctive view of the kind of urgency needed in every organization. He also highlights the insidious nature of its nemesis, complacency, in all its guises.

    David says: "A tough listen!"
  • The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for The Thoughtful Investor | Howard Marks

    The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for The Thoughtful Investor

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    • By Howard Marks
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    Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. The Most Important Thing explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career.

    Steven says: "making good decisions - terriffic"
  • Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today | Adam Hamilton

    Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today

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    • By Adam Hamilton
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    In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton invites us into an honest conversation about the Bible. The book begins with foundational questions such as: How and when was the Bible written? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? How literally must we read it? And, is the Bible ever wrong? From there, Hamilton considers the real questions people frequently ask that continue to divide Christians and denominations alike

    Matt says: "Excellent book for the non-biblical scholar"
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