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  • The Undoing Project

  • A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,564

Forty years ago Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred systematically when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made Michael Lewis' work possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Behind the scenes of amazing science

  • By Neuron on 10-16-17

Students of natural stupidity...

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

A poignant Israeli bromance that changed the way we think about thinking. Michael Lewis didn't need the lengthy detour into the business of sports to capture our imaginations. With deceptively casual ease, Lewis lays out Kahneman and Tversky's Nobel Prize-winning ideas about how our imaginations capture our thinking.

  • The Island at the Center of the World

  • The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America
  • By: Russell Shorto
  • Narrated by: Russell Shorto
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 135

In a landmark work of history, Russell Shorto presents astonishing information on the founding of our nation and reveals in riveting detail the crucial role of the Dutch in making America what it is today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing history!

  • By Catherine Repice on 02-27-17

Epic indeed!

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Reviewed: 05-01-18

The author/narrator brings to life the remarkable tale of Dutch New Amsterdam and its indisputable influence on the making America. Must reading for New Yorkers and lovers of liberty everywhere!

  • 1Q84

  • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,788
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,762

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've never read a book quite like this one

  • By Joey on 04-23-12

Bravo!

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Reviewed: 03-08-18

Evocative performance of a lyrical translation of an engrossing, fantastical love story. I was sad when it ended...

  • 1941: Fighting the Shadow War

  • A Divided America in a World at War 
  • By: Marc Wortman
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

In 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, historian Marc Wortman thrillingly explores the little-known history of America's clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to that infamous day, America had long been involved in a shadow war. Winston Churchill, England's beleaguered new prime minister, pleaded with Franklin D. Roosevelt for help. FDR concocted ingenious ways to come to his aid without breaking the Neutrality Acts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, well worth the time to read or listen.

  • By tennreader on 06-07-16

What's the Audible equivalent of a page-turner?

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Reviewed: 06-15-16

Marc Wortman really brought the period to life. Narrative history remains alive and well!