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    • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

    • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
    • By: Michelle McNamara
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn, Patton Oswalt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,946
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8,163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,135

    A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Listen to Scare Yourself in the Dark

    • By Trixie Runnin' on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Enigma of Reason

    • By: Hugo Mercier, Dan Sperber
    • Narrated by: Liam Gerrard
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Reason, we are told, is what makes us human, the source of our knowledge and wisdom. If reason is so useful, why didn't it also evolve in other animals? If reason is that reliable, why do we produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? In their groundbreaking account of the evolution and workings of reason, Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber set out to solve this double enigma.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • reason is flawed but purposefully so

    • By Log Jammin on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Soul of America

    • The Battle for Our Better Angels
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Jon Meacham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and LBJ, and illuminating the courage of influential citizen activists and civil rights pioneers, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. Each of these dramatic hours have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear - a struggle that continues even now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • more hopeful than ever.

    • By Armand Angelina on 05-14-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Girl Logic

    • The Genius and the Absurdity
    • By: Iliza Shlesinger
    • Narrated by: Mayim Bialik, Iliza Shlesinger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,044
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036

    From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships. "Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes it as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delight

    • By Eric718 on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Barking up the Wrong Tree

    • The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
    • By: Eric Barker
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,709
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,388
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,362

    By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them - and find out, in some cases, why it's good that we aren't. Barking up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn't, so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievable wisdom. I just wish I were the author

    • By Celso Relvas on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • You Are Not So Smart

    • Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself
    • By: David McRaney
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,645
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,322
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,312

    An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK - delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework. Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should Be Required Reading Before Voting

    • By Russell on 08-23-12
    • Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself
    • By: David McRaney
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 12-12-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,645 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Better Angels of Our Nature

    • Why Violence Has Declined
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 36 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,804
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,324
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293

    We’ve all had the experience of reading about a bloody war or shocking crime and asking, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the best-selling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species’ existence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Greatest Thinkers of our Generation

    • By K. Cunningham on 09-21-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • West Cork

    • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
    • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17,893
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,941
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15,930

    This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series. West Cork is FREE through May 9, 2018.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific Tale!

    • By Paula on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Road to Character

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, David Brooks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,861
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,613
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,598

    With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous best sellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The Social Animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich, textured stories

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Restless Wave

    • Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
    • By: John McCain, Mark Salter
    • Narrated by: John McCain, Beau Bridges
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In a time when Washington, DC and the country are more polarized than they have been for decades, John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect of people on both sides of the aisle. He is a model for bipartisanship and political integrity. In his 40 years in politics, McCain has never been afraid to buck trends or ruffle a few feathers. His words are more important today than ever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A measured response from a True Patriot

    • By Bernard Goldbach on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • War on Peace

    • The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
    • By: Ronan Farrow
    • Narrated by: Ronan Farrow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    American diplomacy is under siege. Offices across the State Department sit empty while abroad, the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. We're becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later. In an astonishing account ranging from Washington, DC, to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Korea in the years since 9/11, acclaimed journalist and former diplomat Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Timed and Authoritative:

    • By Jimmy on 04-24-18
    • The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
    • By: Ronan Farrow
    • Narrated by: Ronan Farrow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 04-24-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 243 ratings

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 48 Laws of Power

    • By: Robert Greene
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,603
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,561

    Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You don't have to be a psychopath to like this.

    • By Gaggleframpf on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • No Stone Unturned

    • The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators
    • By: Steve Jackson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 979
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 884

    No Stone Unturned recreates the genesis of NecroSearch International: a small ,eclectic group of scientists and law enforcement personal, active and retired, who volunteer their services to help locate the clandestine graves of murder victims and recover the remains and evidence to assist with the apprehension and conviction of the killers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forensic Superheroes

    • By Mark on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fascism

    • A Warning
    • By: Madeleine Albright
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Albright
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546

    At the end of the 1980s, when the Cold War ended, many, including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, believed that democracy had triumphed politically once and for all. Yet nearly 30 years later, the direction of history no longer seems certain. A repressive and destructive force has begun to re-emerge on the global stage - sweeping across Europe, parts of Asia, and the United States - that to Albright, looks very much like fascism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Warning!

    • By JAL on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Enlightenment Now

    • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

    Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West but worldwide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We live in the best of all times

    • By Neuron on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Killers of the Flower Moon

    • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,445
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,019
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,006

    In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding story, highly recommended

    • By S. Blakely on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Hell's Angels

    • A Strange and Terrible Saga
    • By: Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 964
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 858
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 853

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author Hunter S. Thompson rocked the literary world with his mind-bending style of Gonzo journalism. First published in 1966, Hell’s Angels is Thompson’s up-close and personal look at the infamous motorcycle gang during the time when its moniker was most feared.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Visions of the Future of Motorcycle Gangs

    • By Joe Bloggs on 07-13-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Ghost in the Wires

    • My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
    • By: Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,582
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,818
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,835

    Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen for tech fans

    • By Mikeyxote on 06-01-12

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Hillbilly Elegy

    • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
    • By: J. D. Vance
    • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,029
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29,962

    Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening!

    • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Outliers

    • The Story of Success
    • By: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,758
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,753

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging, but overrated

    • By Scott T. Hards on 12-13-08

    Regular price: $30.79

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