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  • The Upside of Irrationality

  • The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801

In his groundbreaking book Predictably Irrational, social scientist Dan Ariely revealed the multiple biases that lead us into making unwise decisions. Now, in The Upside of Irrationality, he exposes the surprising negative and positive effects irrationality can have on our lives. Focusing on our behaviors at work and in relationships, he offers new insights and eye-opening truths about what really motivates us on the job.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first

  • By Stephen on 06-20-10

Classic Ariely

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-19

Great book. Humorous, thoughtful...love reading Ariely. He's the perfect balance of intellect and humility. The social experiments are always enlightening...

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • A Thriller
  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,529

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please let this all be fiction.

  • By B.J. on 08-08-14

Hands down a great novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-19

This is really one of the best thrillers I have ever read. Hayes does one of the best jobs of developing characters that I have ever seen. Can't wait for his next one

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 52 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,749

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies, but against the woman he loves? Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus and launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who had never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Epic in Scope, Simplistic Characters

  • By Rich on 02-04-08

Philopsher's Diatribe

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-18

It's always daunting when a philosopher writes a novel. The entire text becomes a thesis...some of it welcome...some not. She's brilliant, long winded and repetitive...but nonetheless a visionary.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,973
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,810
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,765

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Fun thriller

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Good pace. Fun storyline. Dennis Quaid was great but voice was sometimes hard to hear clearly.