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    • Welcome to the Universe

    • An Astrophysical Tour
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 844
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    Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all - from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So many things to learn

    • By lennyankireddi on 04-25-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Strategy

    • A History
    • By: Lawrence Freedman
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 32 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 556
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      4 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 478

    In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive 'Tour de Force' on Strategy

    • By Logical Paradox on 07-20-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Rise and Fall of American Growth

    • The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War
    • By: Robert J. Gordon
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 30 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, home appliances, motor vehicles, air travel, air conditioning, and television transformed households and workplaces. With medical advances, life expectancy between 1870 and 1970 grew from 45 to 72 years. The Rise and Fall of American Growth provides an in-depth account of this momentous era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The book is a great review of how we got to where we are today

    • By isaiah on 09-13-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Performing Under Pressure

    • The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most
    • By: Hendrie Weisinger, J. P. Pawliw-Fry
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Performing Under Pressure tackles the greatest obstacle to personal success, whether in a sales presentation, at home, on the golf course, interviewing for a job, or performing onstage at Carnegie Hall. Despite sports mythology, no one rises to the occasion under pressure and does better than they do in practice. The reality is pressure makes us do worse and sometimes leads us to fail utterly. But there are things we can do to diminish its effects on our performance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely worth a read

    • By Moe Norman Jr on 07-05-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Investment Banking for Dummies

    • By: Matthew Krantz, Robert R. Johnson PhD CFA CAIA
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    One of the most lucrative fields in business, investment banking frequently perplexes even banking professionals working within its complex laws. Investment Banking For Dummies remedies common misconceptions with a straightforward assessment of banking fundamentals. Written by experts in stock market proceedings, this book runs parallel to an introductory course in investment banking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Educational but Redundant

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Jeff Gordon

    • His Dream, Drive & Destiny
    • By: Joe Garner
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    The first-ever authorized biography of Jeff Gordon, the four-time champion racing legend. For over a year, Garner interviewed and observed Gordon at races, at special events, and at home. The book is based on extensive interviews with Gordon - as well as in-depth interviews with dozens of family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues, some of whom have never gone on the record before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read for any racing fan

    • By JennHP on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Where the Conflict Really Lies

    • Science, Religion, & Naturalism
    • By: Alvin Plantinga
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    This audiobook is a long-awaited major statement by a pre-eminent analytic philosopher, Alvin Plantinga, on one of our biggest debates - the compatibility of science and religion. The last twenty years has seen a cottage industry of books on this divide, but with little consensus emerging. Plantinga, as a top philosopher but also a proponent of the rationality of religious belief, has a unique contribution to make. His theme in this short book is that the conflict between science and theistic religion is actually superficial, and that at a deeper level they are in concord.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The reader makes or breaks an audiobook.

    • By Alec on 02-16-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Trading Beyond the Matrix

    • The Red Pill for Traders and Investors
    • By: Van Tharp
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
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      4 out of 5 stars 100
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      4 out of 5 stars 100

    In the unique arena of professional trading coaches and consultants, Van K. Tharp is an internationally recognized expert at helping others become the best traders they can be. In Trading Beyond the Matrix: The Red Pill for Traders and Investors, Tharp leads listeners to dramatically improve their trading results and financial life by looking within. He takes the reader by the hand through the steps of self-transformation, from incorporating "Tharp Think" - ideas drawn from his modeling work with great traders - making changes in yourself so that you can adopt the beliefs and attitudes necessary to win when you stop making mistakes.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly advertisement

    • By Jonathan on 08-04-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Last Refuge

    • Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia
    • By: Gregory Johnsen
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Far from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and al-Qaeda are fighting a clandestine war of drones and suicide bombers in an unforgiving corner of Arabia. The Last Refuge charts the rise, fall, and resurrection of al-Qaeda in Yemen over the last 30 years, detailing how a group that the United States once defeated has now become one of the world’s most dangerous threats. An expert on Yemen who has spent years on the ground there, Gregory D. Johnsen uses al-Qaeda’s Arabic battle notes to reconstruct their world as they take aim at the United States and its allies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • expected more history of Yemen

    • By George on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Road Taken

    • The History and Future of America's Infrastructure
    • By: Henry Petroski
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers has, in its latest report, given American roads and bridges a grade of D and C+, respectively, and has described roughly 65,000 bridges in the United States as 'structurally deficient'. This crisis - and one need look no further than the I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota to see that it is indeed a crisis - shows little sign of abating short of a massive change in attitude amongst politicians and the American public.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • the challenge of getting there

    • By Andy on 08-09-16

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Misunderstanding Financial Crises

    • Why We Don't See Them Coming
    • By: Gary B. Gorton
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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     Misunderstanding Financial Crises offers a back-to-basics overview of financial crises and shows that they are not rare, idiosyncratic events caused by a perfect storm of unconnected factors. Instead, Gorton shows how financial crises are, indeed, inherent to our financial system.  

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Age of Em

    • Work, Love, and Life When Robots Rule the Earth
    • By: Robin Hanson
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations, or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an em to do some job and copy it a million times; an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, ems will displace humans in most jobs.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An analytical book suited as a reference book

    • By Ageel Alassif on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

    • Differences, Commonalities, and Community
    • By: Fritz Wenisch
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    This book seeks to provide a guided examination of what unites and divides the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic communities. With over 25 years of experience teaching in the subject area, Dr. Fritz Wenisch begins to unravel this complex and often contentious topic by first discussing the legal injunctions applying to religious studies courses at secular U.S. universities. He investigates the type of monotheism each religion shares before providing an in-depth overview of each religion, one by one.

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Man Who Invented Fiction

    • How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World
    • By: William Egginton
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In the early 17th century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a novel. It was the story of a poor nobleman, his brain addled from studying too many novels of chivalry, who deludes himself that he is a knight errant and sets off on hilarious adventures. That story, Don Quixote, went on to sell more copies than any other book beside the Bible, making its author, Miguel de Cervantes, the single most-read author in human history.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Fail U.

    • The False Promise of Higher Education
    • By: Charles J. Sykes
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    With chapters exploring the staggering costs of a college education, the sharp decline in tenured faculty and teaching loads, the explosion of administrator jobs, the grandiose building plans (gyms, food courts, student recreation centers), and the hysteria surrounding the "epidemic" of campus rapes, "triggers", "micro-aggressions", and other forms of alleged trauma, Fail U. concludes by offering a different vision of higher education - one that is affordable, more productive, and better-suited to meet the needs of a diverse range of students.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What we need to change in Academia!

    • By Steve on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Wreckage of Agathon

    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Laid to waste by drink, Agathon, a seer, is a shell of a man. He sits imprisoned with his apprentice, Peeker, for his presumed involvement in a rebellion against the Spartan tyrant Lykourgos. Confined to a cell, the men produce extraordinary writings that illustrate the stories of their lives and give witness to Agathon's deterioration and the growth of Peeker from a bashful young apprentice to a self-assured and passionate seer.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Creating the Intimate Connection

    • The Basics of Emotional Intimacy
    • By: Daniel Beaver
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Early in his career, Dan Beaver discovered that people were never taught how to develop an intimate relationship. We are taught how to read, how to write, drive, play sports, and use a computer. But nowhere in our society are we taught how to develop or maintain an intimate relationship. Most of us learned from TV shows. Some generations were taught by Ozzie and Harriet Nelson or Ward and June Cleaver. Other generations learned from their favorite soap operas, or maybe The Waltons, Cliff and Clair Huxtable, Roseanne, Friends, or 7th Heaven.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Easy Tips

    • By abe on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A History of Future Cities

    • By: Daniel Brook
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 44

    A pioneering exploration of four cities where East meets West and past becomes future: St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai. Every month, five million people move from the past to the future. Pouring into developing-world “instant cities” like Dubai and Shenzhen, these urban newcomers confront a modern world cobbled together from fragments of a West they have never seen. Do these fantastical boomtowns, where blueprints spring to life overnight on virgin land, represent the dawning of a brave new world? Or is their vaunted newness a mirage?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging and Memorable

    • By Marcus Vorwaller on 04-15-14

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Slow Way Home

    • By: Michael Morris
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Wise beyond his years, Brandon understands he's the only one in this world he can count on. It's an outlook that serves him well the day his mama leaves him behind at the Raleigh bus station and sets off to Canada with "her destiny" - the latest man that she hopes will bring her happiness. The day his mother leaves, Brandon takes the first step toward shaping his own destiny. Soon, he finds himself spending pleasant days playing with his cousins on his grandparents' farm and trying to forget the past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By BeagleMom on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Under Pressure

    • The Final Voyage of Submarine S-Five
    • By: A.J. Hill
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    On Monday, August 30, 1920, the S-Five, the newest member of the U.S. Navy's fleet of submarines, departs Boston on her first cruise. Two days later, as part of a routine test of the submarine's ability to crash dive, her crew's failure to close a faulty valve sends 75 tons of seawater blasting in. Before the valve can be jury-rigged shut, the S-Five sits precariously on the ocean floor under 180 feet of water. They have little air, no water, and only the dimmest of light by which to plan their escape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting Tale -- Thumbs up if your a submarine fan

    • By GH on 09-07-13

    Regular price: $19.95

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