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  • The Nerd's Guide to Being Confident | Mark Manson

    The Nerd's Guide to Being Confident

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Manson
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    Everyone knows confidence when they see it; but seemingly no one can actually describe what goes into it or how to get it. The Nerd's Guide to Being Confident is an unconventional way of looking at one of the most basic and obvious human traits and what one can do to gain a little more of it without feeling like a phony. Laughter included.

    Anthony A. says: "A More-Than-Pleasant Surprise"
  • The Book of Cthulhu: Tales Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft | Ross E. Lockhart (editor)

    The Book of Cthulhu: Tales Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Ross E. Lockhart (editor)
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper, Teresa DeBerry
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    The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century's most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales.

    Andrew says: "Interesting Stories & Well Read"
  • Havana: A Subtropical Delirium | Mark Kurlansky

    Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

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    • By Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than 30 years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes throughout, Havana celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball and food; its five centuries of outstanding neglected architecture; and its extraordinary blend of cultures.

  • Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD | Peter Brown

    Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Peter Brown
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar of late antiquity.

    Jacobus says: "A learned, well-balanced postmodern history"
  • The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence | Martin Meredith

    The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Martin Meredith
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    Martin Meredith has revised this classic history to incorporate important recent developments, including the Darfur crisis in Sudan, Robert Mugabe’s continued destructive rule in Zimbabwe, controversies over Western aid and exploitation of Africa’s resources, the growing importance and influence of China, and the democratic movement roiling the North African countries of Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan.

    Jeff says: "Africa: Land of Hope and Horror"
  • What Every Manager Should Know About Machine Learning | Mike Yeomans

    What Every Manager Should Know About Machine Learning

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    • By Mike Yeomans
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    Perhaps you heard recently about a new algorithm that can drive a car? Or invent a recipe? Or scan a picture and find your face in a crowd? It seems as though every week companies are finding new uses for algorithms that adapt as they encounter new data. Last year Wired quoted an ex-Google employee as saying that “Everything in the company is really driven by machine learning.”

  • Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul: Inspirational Stories of Overcoming Life's Challenges | Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Heather McNamara

    Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul: Inspirational Stories of Overcoming Life's Challenges

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Heather McNamara
    • Narrated By Tara Ochs, Fleet Cooper
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    Sure to become a favorite of readers who love Chicken Soup for its stories of overcoming life’s obstacles, challenges, heartbreaks, and pain, this book emphasizes triumph in the face of overwhelming odds. A timeless testament to the indomitable human spirit, this collection is sure to encourage, support, comfort, and, most of all, inspire all readers for years to come.

  • A Modest Proposal: Eliminate Email | Cal Newport

    A Modest Proposal: Eliminate Email

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    • By Cal Newport
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    In the early 1980s, IBM decided to deploy an internal email system. In typical careful IBM fashion, they began by measuring employee communication, so they could estimate how many messages would be sent on the new system. Based on this research, IBM provisioned a $10 million mainframe to run their email server — an amount of processing power that should have easily handled the typical volume of intra-office interaction.

  • How to Pay for Health Care | Michael E. Porter,Robert S. Kaplan

    How to Pay for Health Care

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Michael E. Porter, Robert S. Kaplan
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    The United States stands at a crossroads as it struggles with how to pay for health care. The fee-for-service system, the dominant payment model in the US and many other countries, is now widely recognized as perhaps the single biggest obstacle to improving health care delivery.

  • Fearful Symmetries | Ellen Datlow

    Fearful Symmetries

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ellen Datlow
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    Wander through visions of the most terrible of angels, the Seven who would undo the world. Venture through Hell and back, and lands more terrestrial and darker still. Linger a while in childhoods, and seasons of change by turns tragic and monstrously transformative. Lose yourself amongst the haunted and those who can't let go, in relationships that might have been and never were. Witness in dreams and reflections, hungers and horrors, the shadows cast upon the wall, and linger in forests deep.

    Annie J Nelson says: "meh."
  • The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future | Vali Nasr

    The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Vali Nasr
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    Profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, Iranian-born scholar Vali Nasr has become one of America's leading commentators on current events in the Middle East, admired and welcomed by both media and government for his "concise and coherent" analysis (Wall Street Journal). In this "smart, clear and timely" book (Washington Post), Nasr brilliantly dissects the political and theological antagonisms within Islam. He provides a unique and objective understanding of the 1,400-year bitter struggle between Shias and Sunnis, and sheds crucial light on its modern-day consequences—from the nuclear posturing of Iran's President Ahmadinejad to the recent U.S.-enabled shift toward Shia power in Iraq and Hezbollah's continued dominance in Lebanon.

    Pari Golha says: "The Narrator Needs Language Lessons"
  • Utilitarianism | John Stuart Mill

    Utilitarianism

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By John Stuart Mill
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    This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the principle of utility to questions of large-scale social policy.

    Darwin8u says: "A dramatic reading of JSM's 'Utilitarianism'"
  • Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse | Richard B. Gartner

    Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse

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    • By Richard B. Gartner
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    By the age of sixteen, up to one in six boys has unwanted direct sexual contact with an older person. This is rarely talked about, and when it is, shame and embarrassment often stop us from speaking up openly and frankly. Now, this major new book by Dr. Richard Gartner, a pioneering therapist in the field, explores in depth the once-taboo subject of male sexual victimization.

    T. M. Nichols says: "A Great Blessing"
  • The Neighbors | Ania Ahlborn

    The Neighbors

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ania Ahlborn
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    Welcome to Magnolia Lane. It’s not exactly a little slice of heaven, but in the backwater town of Creekside, Kansas, it’s the best a jobless supermarket clerk like Andrew Morrison can do. After sacrificing a normal childhood, a decent education, and true love to look after his alcoholic mother, he’s finally breaking free and living his own life — but in the squalid house he’s sharing with a former childhood friend, the living isn’t exactly easy. Plus, there’s something about the chipper, all-American couple next door that’s just downright creepy. However, that doesn’t keep Drew from accepting a job as their handyman — or surrendering to the wiles of perfect housewife Harlow Ward, a woman who always gets what she wants. Drew, like a string of hapless young men before him, doesn’t realize he’s dancing with a devil — one dressed to the nines in high heels and pearls.

    Ashley says: "it was OK, was suspecting more suspense."
  • The Book of Cthulhu II: More Tales Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft | Ross E. Lockhart (editor)

    The Book of Cthulhu II: More Tales Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ross E. Lockhart (editor)
    • Narrated By Teresa DeBerry, Fleet Cooper
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    Last year, Night Shade Books unleashed The Book of Cthulhu onto an unsuspecting world. Critically acclaimed as the ultimate Cthulhu anthology” and a must read’ for fans of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos,” The Book of Cthulhu went where no collection of mythos tales had gone before: to the very edge of madness and beyond. For nearly a century, H. P. Lovecraft’s tales of malevolent Great Old Ones existing beyond the dimensions of this world, beyond the borders of sanity, have captured and held the imaginations of writers and aficionados of the dark, the macabre, the fantastic, and the horrible. Now, because you demanded more, anthologist Ross E. Lockhart has risked all to dive back into the Cthulhu canon, combing through mind-shattering manuscripts and moldering tomes to bring you The Book of Cthulhu 2, with even more tales of tentacles, terror, and madness.

    Greg Tichenor says: "long-winded stories!"
  • It's Your Move: How to Play the Game and Win the Man You Want | Nick Savoy

    It's Your Move: How to Play the Game and Win the Man You Want

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    • By Nick Savoy
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    Men have a game plan for picking up women. Now it's time for you to make your move. In his popular Love Systems dating bootcamps, famed pickup artist and dating coach Nick Savoy has taught tens of thousands of men how to attract and seduce the women they desire. Now, after watching countless interactions between the sexes - and hearing what men really think about women, dating, and playing the game - Savoy is sharing his best-kept secrets and proven pickup tips with today's single women.

    Mariann says: "women need to listen to this and take notes!!!"
  • Calming Your Brain During Conflict | Diane Musho Hamilton

    Calming Your Brain During Conflict

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    • By Diane Musho Hamilton
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat.

  • Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure | Shawn Achor,Michelle Gielan

    Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

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    • By Shawn Achor, Michelle Gielan
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and Finding Nemo. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each other, then boarding the plane. Then, when we try to have that amazing work session in flight, we get nothing done.

  • The Facts Win out on Abortion | Linda Greenhouse

    The Facts Win out on Abortion

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    • By Linda Greenhouse
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    "The Facts Win out on Abortion" is from the June 27, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Linda Greenhouse and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

  • A Guide to Solving Social Problems With Machine Learning | Jon Kleinberg,Jens Ludwig,Sendhil Mullainathan

    A Guide to Solving Social Problems With Machine Learning

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    • By Jon Kleinberg, Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    It’s Sunday night. You’re the deputy mayor of a big city. You sit down to watch a movie and ask Netflix for help. (“Will I like Birdemic? Ishtar? Zoolander 2?”) The Netflix recommendation algorithm predicts what movie you’d like by mining data on millions of previous movie-watchers using sophisticated machine learning tools.

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