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    • Merchants of Doubt

    • How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
    • By: Erik M. Conway, Naomi Oreskes
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 540
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 535

    The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Valuable scholarship, but not exactly literature

    • By Roger on 01-23-11

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Parable of the Talents

    • By: Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001

    Environmental devastation and economic chaos have turned America into a land of horrifying depravity. Assault, theft, sexual abuse, slavery, and murder are commonplace. And a zealous, bigoted tyrant has won his way into the White House. Directly opposed is Lauren Olamina, founder of Earthseed - a new faith that teaches "God Is Change". Persecuted for "heathen" beliefs as much as for having a black female leader, Earthseed's followers face a life-and-death struggle to preserve their vision.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Look Into Our Future

    • By Alysia on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $36.37

    • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part 2

    • March 4, 1861 - March 26, 1864
    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Covering the pivotal years 1861-1864, General Ulysses S. Grant leads us in his own words from Fort Sumter to his appointment as commander of all the armies of the North. Grant remembers his experiences with the key players of the day, takes us onto the battlefields, and recounts the twists and turns of fate. Grant was a failed peacetime soldier, failed farmer, failed woodcutter, failed bill collector, and 38-year-old clerk in a harness store in the spring of 1861. By 1864, he was directing all the Union forces.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yankee doodle

    • By Boots on 04-08-14

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Descent into Darkness

    • Pearl Harbor, 1941, A Navy Diver's Memoir
    • By: Edward C. Raymer
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    On December 7, 1941, as the great battleships Arizona, Oklahoma, and Utah lie paralyzed and burning in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. A crack team of U.S. Navy salvage divers headed by Edward C. Raymer are hurriedly flown to Oahu from the mainland. Their two-part orders are direct and straightforward: (1) rescue as many trapped sailors and Marines as possible, and (2) resurrect what remains of America's once mighty pacific fleet. Descent Into Darkness tells their story.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Massive Disappointment

    • By Matthew on 10-14-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Leading Minds

    • An Anatomy of Leadership
    • By: Howard Gardner
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    In Leading Minds, Gardner and his research associate at Harvard Project Zero, Emma Laskin, apply a cognitive lens to leadership, drawing on Gardner's groundbreaking work on intelligence and creativity to offer fascinating revelations about the minds of leaders and those who follow them. This reissue includes a new introduction by the author.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More like a PhD dissertation

    • By D.R. Whitson on 08-23-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Wisdom of Donkeys

    • Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World
    • By: Andy Merrifield
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    "The demon of speed is often associated with forgetting, with avoidance...and slowness with memory and confronting," observes Milan Kundera in his novel Slowness. With that purpose in mind - a search for slowness and tranquility - Andy Merrifield sets out on a journey of the soul with a friend's donkey, Gribouille, to walk amid the ruins and spectacular vistas of southern France's Haute-Auvergne.

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part 3

    • Wilderness Campaign, Appomattox, Death of Lincoln (Unabr.)
    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    In his own captivating words, General Ulysses S. Grant describes the Wilderness Campaign, the almost anti-climactic surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. His depiction of the most crucial and hardest-fought battles of the Civil War, the near-disasters, and the bloody triumphs reveals a highly intelligent, profound, thinking man. Grant wrote his memoirs as he lay dying of cancer and completed the manuscript only a week before his death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Reading of One of the Most Important Books in US History

    • By B. Weaver on 01-24-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Money Well Spent : A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy

    • By: Paul Brest, Hal Harvey
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Money Well Spent explains how to create and implement a strategy that ensures meaningful results. Drawing on examples from over 100 foundations and non-profits, Money Well Spent gives readers the framework they need to design a smart strategy. This is a book for everyone who wants to get the most from a philanthropic dollar: donors, foundations, and non-profits.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Interventions

    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
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      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Interventions, by Noam Chomsky, is getting new press after the Pentagon banned the book from Guantanamo Bay's prison library. Interventions is Noam Chomsky at his best. Not since his all-time best-selling title, 9/11, published in the Open Media series in 2001, have readers and listeners had a timely, short, affordable Chomsky. Unlike 9/11, Interventions is a writerly work - a series of more than 30 tightly argued essays aimed at various aspects of U.S. power and politics in the post-9/11 world. While critical of U.S. military interventions around the globe, each piece in the book is in itself an intellectual intervention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chomsky on Fire

    • By Susie on 01-09-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Central to America's idea of itself is the character of Benjamin Franklin. We all know him, or think we do: In recent works and in our inherited conventional wisdom, he remains fixed in place as a genial polymath and self-improver who was so very American that he is known by us all as the first American.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My 3rd or 4th favorite history/biography book

    • By Tina on 12-31-11

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Lost Discoveries

    • The Ancient Roots of Modern Science from the Babylonians to the Mayans
    • By: Dick Teresi
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 291
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    In the tradition of Daniel Boorstin, the co-founder of Omni delivers an original work of history that demonstrates why modern science rests on a foundation built by ancient and medieval non-European societies. "If you think that modern science is rooted in the golden age of Greece, you owe it to yourself to [hear this] book," says Library Journal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A worthwhile challenge

    • By Kevin on 01-29-05
    • The Ancient Roots of Modern Science from the Babylonians to the Mayans
    • By: Dick Teresi
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-02
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 291 ratings

    Regular price: $29.27

    • Smells Like Dead Elephants

    • Dispatches from a Rotting Empire
    • By: Matt Taibbi
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Bringing together Matt Taibbi's most incisive and hilarious work from his "Road Work" column in Rolling Stone, Smells Like Dead Elephants shines an unflinching spotlight on the corruption, dishonesty, and sheer laziness of our leaders.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story decent but narration too fast

    • By John E Cao on 08-10-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • I Was Dreaming to Come to America

    • Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project
    • By: Veronica Lawlor, Rudolph Giuliani
    • Narrated by: Catherine Byars, Victor Bevine, Wendy Bagger, and others
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Immigrants recall their arrival in the United States in their own words. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The 7 Principles of Public Speaking

    • Proven Methods from a PR Professional
    • By: Richard Zeoli
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Whether you are looking to position yourself as an industry expert, extend your sphere of influence, or gain the support and backing of vital constituencies, The 7 Principles of Public Speaking will give you the tools you need to achieve your goal.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your money and time

    • By Mart on 10-16-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Making of a Market Guru

    • Forbes Presents 25 Years of Ken Fisher
    • By: Aaron Anderson
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The more things change, the more they stay the same - at least when it comes to investing. And seeing history through the eyes of a market guru can help improve your overall investment endeavors today. If you take the time to listen to this unique, historic compilation, you'll be taking your first steps to understanding how to become your own market guru.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ethics

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Simon Blackburn
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    In this clear introduction to ethics, Simon Blackburn tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire, and freedom, showing us how we should think about the meaning of life, and how we should mistrust the soundbite-sized absolutes that often dominate moral debates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awakes your willing to read more Philosophy

    • By marisawedd on 06-06-11

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Fishless Days, Angling Nights

    • Classic Stories, Reminiscences, and Lore
    • By: Sparse Grey Hackle, Nick Lyons (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This virtual treasure trove of amusing anecdotes, profound insights, and recollections of fly fishing and camping moments too marvelous (and sometimes too frustrating) to forget resurfaces for its fortieth anniversary. Sparse Grey Hackle’s classic is a mixture of sentiment and hilarity. This fortieth anniversary edition - complete with a new introduction by the author’s longtime friend, editor, and fellow fisherman, Nick Lyons - is sure to be a favorite of the next generation of fly fishermen and women.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Self-Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    "To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men - that is genius. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Whosoever would be a man must be a nonconformist." Ralph Waldo Emerson explores the themes of individuality and self-fulfillment in his most popular essay, "Self-Reliance." In it, he celebrates America's free society, one which places value on the individual, and attacks the institution of religion as one that stifles the soul. Emerson's essays, considered among the best in the English language, have exerted much influence and enjoyed tremendous longevity.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • DO NOT BUY

    • By Jordan on 08-19-12

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Banned in Boston

    • The Watch and Ward Society’s Crusade Against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil
    • By: Neil Miller
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A lively history of the Watch and Ward Society - New England's notorious literary censor for over eighty years. Banned in Boston is the first-ever history of the Watch and Ward Society - once Boston's unofficial moral guardian. An influential watchdog organization, bankrolled by society's upper crust, it actively suppressed vices like gambling and prostitution, and oversaw the mass censorship of books and plays.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Watch and Ward's Influence on U.S. Morality

    • By Susie on 11-28-12
    • The Watch and Ward Society’s Crusade Against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil
    • By: Neil Miller
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 10-19-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: Part 1: The Early Years, West Point, Mexico

    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States and commander of the Union forces in the Civil War, tells the story of his life in his own words. In this opening volume, Grant covers his early years, including his time at the U.S. military academy at West Point and his service during the Mexican War under Zachary Taylor. Grant wrote his memoirs in order to rescue his family from debt and they were published as he lay dying of throat cancer. Today, they are an American classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • U.S Grant: A Man of Intelligence and Dignity

    • By Robert W. Gillespie on 08-28-03

    Regular price: $20.95

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