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    • Law School for Everyone

    • By: The Great Courses, Edward K. Cheng, Joseph L. Hoffmann, and others
    • Narrated by: Edward K. Cheng, Joseph L. Hoffmann, Molly Bishop Shadel, and others
    • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 750
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 650

    Over the span of 48 lectures, four experienced lawyers and teachers recreate key parts of the first-year law student experience....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opener

    • By Dustin Wilson on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $52.95

    • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    • By: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steven Novella
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,892
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,809

    These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Same Material Different Title

    • By rkeinc on 09-21-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist

    • By: Michael Shermer, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael Shermer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026

    Despite our best efforts, we're all vulnerable to believing things without using logic or having proper evidence....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Truely Great Course

    • By Heizenberg on 09-14-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Effective Communication Skills

    • By: Dalton Kehoe, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dalton Kehoe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 992

    Learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Lectures with a Misleading Description

    • By James Garritano on 08-25-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

    • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John R. Hale
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 738
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 636

    As you'll learn in these 12 lectures, all it takes is confidence, practice, and the knowledge of techniques and strategies used by history's greatest public speakers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant! Learn from history's success stories.

    • By Ron W. on 06-16-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

    • By: Michael Dues, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael Dues
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

    You don't have a choice about becoming involved in conflict. You do, however, have a choice about learning to manage it....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Good

    • By Mary on 12-06-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

    • By: Hannah B. Harvey, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Hannah B. Harvey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 742
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 675
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 677

    Professor Harvey's interactive activities and "side coaching" sessions are designed to make you comfortable enough with your story to tell it naturally....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ca'mon Bad Reviews! This course is amazing!

    • By Thomas Meli on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

    • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,925
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,653

    In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Information

    • By Jake on 07-11-14

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Strategic Thinking Skills

    • By: Stanley K. Ridgley, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Stanley K. Ridgley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 700
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 596

    These 24 lectures are an accessible way to engage with thinking that will help you think - and act - more strategically in business and in your own life....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly Fluff, Could be much shorter.

    • By Robert on 08-30-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Creative Thinker's Toolkit

    • By: Gerard Puccio, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Gerard Puccio
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513

    According to the latest scientific research, anyone can be creative. You just have to know how to think creatively....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Read.

    • By D. Wri on 02-03-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Influence

    • Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill
    • By: Kenneth G. Brown, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Kenneth G. Brown
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 977
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 832

    Don't just let influence just happen to you....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not the book you think it is

    • By Artists' Book Publisher on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal

    • By: Seth Freeman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Seth Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,066

    The course is organized around a mnemonic device, developed by Professor Freeman, that can serve in any negotiation situation....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What One Should Have Learned as a Child but Didn't

    • By Mike T Walterman on 05-08-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • How Ideas Spread

    • By: Jonah Berger, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jonah Berger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 777
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 685

    What makes one novel a bestseller, while a similar work languishes unnoticed? Why are the same few baby names suddenly everywhere?....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great informative content at the cost of a few ads

    • By Fabrizio on 03-30-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Entrepreneur's Toolkit

    • By: Michael Goldsby, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldsby
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 905
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894

    Packed with fascinating lessons from legendary entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and Henry Ford, these 24 lectures are entertaining as well as practical....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Smart first half, lacking and slow in the second.

    • By Florin on 05-13-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Building a Better Vocabulary

    • By: Kevin Flanigan, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Kevin Flanigan
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274

    Building a Better Vocabulary offers an intriguing look at the nuts and bolts of English, teaches you the etymology and morphology, and delves into the cognitive science....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply amazing. Also, bad reviews can be explained.

    • By Christie on 09-29-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Critical Business Skills for Success

    • By: The Great Courses, Clinton O. Longenecker, Eric Sussman, and others
    • Narrated by: Clinton O. Longenecker, Eric Sussman, Michael A. Roberto, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,968
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707

    Critical Business Skills for Success demystifies the secrets of business and provides illuminating, empowering insights that will help you achieve your goals....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic! It's like a complete 1st year MBA Curriculum

    • By Quaker on 05-22-15

    Regular price: $59.95

    • How the World Learns

    • Comparative Educational Systems
    • By: The Great Courses, Alexander W. Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Alexander W. Wiseman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    In these 24 thought-provoking lectures led by an associate professor of comparative and international education, you'll take a meaningful look at education around the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book I thoroughly enjoyed litening to

    • By Hadi on 08-26-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Surveillance State

    • Big Data, Freedom, and You
    • By: Paul Rosenzweig, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Paul Rosenzweig
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504

    The 21st century has seen remarkable technological advances, with many wonderful benefits. But with these advances come new questions....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nine tenths of the way to an idea.

    • By Tristan on 06-11-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Understanding Nonverbal Communication

    • By: Mark G. Frank, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mark G. Frank
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    In Understanding Nonverbal Communication, you'll discover that nonverbal communication is less intentional and harder to control than the words you choose to speak....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • More of an ad for the personal courses

    • By Dan Hatch on 12-13-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Art of Debate

    • By: Jarrod Atchison, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jarrod Atchison
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    The ability to debate is one of the truest tests of one's intellectual capacity....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rigorous yet practical

    • By bmac on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $34.95

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