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  • The Way We Live Now | Anthony Trollope

    The Way We Live Now

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Timothy West
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    In this world of bribes, vendettas and swindling, in which heiresses are gambled and won, Trollope's characters embody all the vices: Lady Carbury is 'false from head to foot'; her son Felix has 'the instincts of a horse, not approaching the higher sympathies of a dog'; and Melmotte - the colossal figure who dominates the book - is a 'horrid, big, rich scoundrel... a bloated swindler... a vile city ruffian'.

    Nardia says: "Long, but well worth it."
  • Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn | Cathy N. Davidson

    Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Cathy N. Davidson
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
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    When Duke University gave free iPods to the freshman class in 2003, critics said they were wasting their money. Yet when the students in practically every discipline invented academic uses for the music players, suddenly the idea could be seen in a new light - as an innovative way to turn learning on its head. Using cutting-edge research on the brain, Cathy N. Davidson show how attention blindness has produced one of our society's greatest challenges.

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  • The Way We Live Now: Parts 1 & 2 | Anthony Trollope

    The Way We Live Now: Parts 1 & 2

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    Everyone thinks Augustus Melmotte, a new arrival in London, is a wealthy financier - until he is caught in a forgery scheme. This is a satirical look at immorality and dishonesty as Trollope saw them in the worlds of business, politics, journalism, literature, and society on his return from the colonies in 1872. Scoundrels, coquettes, swindlers, and intriguers abound in this novel, which is often called his masterpiece.

    Eric says: "The best"
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