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    • The Addictive Brain

    • By: Thad A. Polk, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Thad A. Polk
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655

    The Addictive Brain is a fair and balanced investigation of addiction, backed by hard science and behavioral science. Most of us have probably seen the old antidrug commercial in which an actor compares your brain on drugs to an egg sizzling in a hot frying pan. That's a powerful image, but it doesn't tell us what actually happens when drugs enter your body and interact with neurochemical processes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent.

    • By marilyn popko on 03-16-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 12 Rules for Life

    • An Antidote to Chaos
    • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
    • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,363

    What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is my favorite self-help book I have ever read!

    • By Bobby n. on 02-02-18

    Regular price: $36.33

    • How to Change Your Mind

    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,351
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,237
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,224

    When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent non-hippie journey through Psychedelics

    • By JB on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Maps of Meaning

    • By: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 70

    From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life Changing Book

    • By Open Mind on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Power of Habit

    • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
    • By: Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42,387
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,590
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,410

    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice! A guide on how to change

    • By Mehra on 04-22-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,840
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,950
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,901

    Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, provocative, but too sweeping and speculative

    • By juancharango on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • By: Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,763
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,261

    The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Already Purchased Two Copies for Friends

    • By Anthony A. on 07-13-13

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Talent Code

    • Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything
    • By: Daniel Coyle
    • Narrated by: John Farrell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,894

    New research has revealed that myelin, once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells, may be the holy grail of acquiring skill. Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds, interviewing world-class practitioners (top soccer players, violinists, fighter, pilots, artists, and bank robbers) and neuroscientists. In clear, accessible language, he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The five things that stuck out to me in the "The Talent Code"

    • By Jason on 09-15-16
    • Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything
    • By: Daniel Coyle
    • Narrated by: John Farrell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 04-28-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526 ratings

    Regular price: $18.86

    • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,769
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,864
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,717

    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

    • By TMort on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Origin Story

    • A Big History of Everything
    • By: David Christian
    • Narrated by: Jamie Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day - and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These were the questions David Christian set out to answer when he created the field of "Big History", the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So much for Bill Gates' recommendation...

    • By Krishnan on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Why Isn't My Brain Working?

    • A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to Recover Your Brain's Health
    • By: Dr. Datis Kharrazian
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 364

    Losing your memory? Can't focus or concentrate? Do you have brain fog or tire easily? Have you lost your zest for life or motivation? Do people tell you this is all a normal part of aging? If so, your brain may be growing old too fast, or degenerating. Modern diets, a stressful lifestyle, and environmental toxins all take their toll on the brain. This doesn't just happen to seniors - brain disorders and degeneration are on the rise for young and old alike. The good news is the brain is extremely adaptable and wants to get well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book I wish I could have read earlier

    • By Acteon on 04-14-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mindsight

    • The New Science of Personal Transformation
    • By: Daniel J. Siegel
    • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,514
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 995
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 998

    From everyday stress to severe trauma, many obstacles to a full life can be overcome by developing what Dr. Daniel J. Siegel calls "mindsight," our ability to perceive the mind and literally redirect the flow of energy and information within our brains. Through this powerful capacity for insight and empathy, we can "rewire" crucial connections, create dynamic linkages, and open ourselves to relationships in a new way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK!

    • By Annie M. on 02-24-10

    Regular price: $22.99

    • Peak Performance

    • Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
    • By: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,926
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,898

    The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Took Stephen Covey's 7 Habits to the next level

    • By Jeff V. on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $23.99

    • The Next Pandemic

    • On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers
    • By: Ali Khan, William Patrick
    • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases - and the panic and corruption that make them worse. The Next Pandemic is a firsthand account of disasters like anthrax, bird flu, and others - and how we could do more to prevent their return. It is both a gripping story of our brushes with fate and an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable next pandemic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Many Outstanding Stories about Many Scary Microbes

    • By aaron on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Influence

    • The Psychology of Persuasion
    • By: Robert B. Cialdini
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,963
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,223

    Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say yes - and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His 35 years of rigorous, evidence-based research, along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior, has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader - and how to defend yourself against them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye Opening

    • By ProudPapa34 on 01-08-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Water Will Come

    • Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World
    • By: Jeff Goodell
    • Narrated by: Ian Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    What if Atlantis wasn't a myth but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. With each crack in the great ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctica and each tick upward of Earth's thermometer, we are moving closer to the brink of broad disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking

    • By Chillwx on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Grit

    • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
    • By: Angela Duckworth
    • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,579
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,961
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,892

    In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit". Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Two different books

    • By Tristan on 06-11-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

    • Why Are We Here?
    • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Krauss
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

    Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful read/listen.

    • By Albert Sjoberg (PA) on 04-04-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Order of Time

    • By: Carlo Rovelli
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413

    In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most listeners, this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it appears. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where, at the most fundamental level, time disappears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rovelli is a Genius

    • By Mike on 05-11-18

    Regular price: $22.40

    • The Beginning of Infinity

    • Explanations That Transform the World
    • By: David Deutsch
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 20 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 689
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576

    A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant but difficult to understand

    • By Nancy on 12-28-12

    Regular price: $29.37

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