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    • The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

    • Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
    • By: Paul Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 30 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    In this wide-ranging and carefully argued survey, Paul Kennedy considers the subject of national and international power. Focusing on the "modern" or post-Renaissance period, his straightforward approach examines how various powers rose and fell over the five centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" of Western Europe. Kennedy's surprising observations and penetrating conclusions have earned this classic work a deserved, lasting place in the historical canon.

    Regular price: $45.50

    • The Vampire Archives

    • The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Kim Newman (foreword), Neil Gaiman (preface), and others
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Jonathan Cowley, Erik Davies
    • Length: 61 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 453
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      4 out of 5 stars 388
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      4 out of 5 stars 389

    The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Table of Contents:

    • By TB on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $77.00

    • The Inquisitor's Tale

    • Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
    • By: Adam Gidwitz
    • Narrated by: Adam Gidwitz, Vikas Adam, Mark Bramhall, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    It's 1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte...recently brought back from the dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging story, great voice acting, wonderful addition to our family study of medieval Europe!

    • By Corey Hulen on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Bad Science

    • Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks
    • By: Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 365

    Author Ben Goldacre exposes the epidemic of pseudoscience and gives listeners the tools they need to distinguish good science from nonsense.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Learn who is scamming people, and how.

    • By Shawn on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 59 Seconds

    • Think a Little, Change a Lot
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 350
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      4 out of 5 stars 242
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      4 out of 5 stars 237

    Richard Wiseman has been troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity: the opposite of everything it promises. Now, in 59 Seconds, he fights back, bringing together the diverse scientific advice that can help you change your life in under a minute, and guides you toward becoming more decisive, more imaginative, more engaged, and altogether more happy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong format for this book

    • By Paul on 08-29-11

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Happiness by Design

    • Change What You Do, Not How You Think
    • By: Paul Dolan, Daniel Kahneman (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
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      4 out of 5 stars 69
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      4 out of 5 stars 69

    With uncanny wit and keen perception, Dolan reveals what we can do to find our unique optimal balance of pleasure and purpose, offering practical advice on how to organize our lives in happiness - promoting ways and fresh insights into how we feel, including why:

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reader is a bit boring but the book is insane good

    • By Anonymous User on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • DNA

    • The Story of the Genetic Revolution
    • By: James D. Watson, Andrew Berry, Kevin Davies
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    James D. Watson, the Nobel laureate whose pioneering work helped unlock the mystery of DNA's structure, charts the greatest scientific journey of our time, from the discovery of the double helix to today's controversies to what the future may hold. Updated to include new findings in gene editing, epigenetics, and agricultural chemistry as well as two entirely new chapters on personal genomics and cancer research. This is the most comprehensive and authoritative exploration of DNA's impact on our society and our world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Structures the history of everything DNA

    • By Matthew Duncan on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Myth of the Strong Leader

    • Political Leadership in the Modern Age
    • By: Archie Brown
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 46

    All too frequently leadership is reduced to a simple dichotomy: the strong versus the weak. Yet there are myriad ways to exercise effective political leadership - as well as different ways to fail. We blame our leaders for economic downfalls and praise them for vital social reforms, but rarely do we question what makes some leaders successful while others falter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, print is probably better though

    • By JCarr on 12-14-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • At Leningrad's Gates

    • The Combat Memoirs of a Soldier with Army Group North
    • By: William Lubbeck
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    This is the remarkable story of a German soldier who fought throughout World War II, rising from conscript private to captain of a heavy weapons company on the Eastern Front. >William Lubbeck, age 19, was drafted into the Wehrmacht in August 1939. As a member of the 58th Infantry Division, he received his baptism of fire during the 1940 invasion of France. The following spring his division served on the left flank of Army Group North in Operation Barbarossa.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great German Soldier's Memoir

    • By Erik on 12-19-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Anatomy of Violence

    • The Biological Roots of Crime
    • By: Adrian Raine
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    A leading criminologist who specializes in the neuroscience behind criminal behavior, Adrian Raine introduces a wide range of new scientific research into the origins and nature of violence and criminal behavior. He explains how impairments to areas of the brain that control our ability to experience fear, make decisions, and feel empathy can make us more likely to engage in criminal behavior. He applies this new understanding of the criminal mind to some of the most well-known criminals in history. And he clearly delineates the pressing considerations this research demands.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Book the Roots of Abnormal Behavior

    • By Sires on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • A Spy Named Orphan

    • The Enigma of Donald Maclean
    • By: Roland Philipps
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era, a member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring. Yet little is known of this shrewd, secretive man. The full extent of his betrayal has never been documented - until now. Drawing on the recent release of previously classified files, A Spy Named Orphan meticulously documents the extraordinary story of a man leading a chilling double life until his exposure and defection to the USSR.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent & Draws on Recently Declassified Sources

    • By dthom02 on 06-24-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Bad Pharma

    • How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
    • By: Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4 out of 5 stars 127
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Medicine is broken. We like to imagine that it's based on evidence and the results of fair tests. In reality, those tests are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that doctors are familiar with the research literature surrounding a drug, when in reality much of the research is hidden from them by drug companies. We like to imagine that doctors are impartially educated, when in reality much of their education is funded by industry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for health professionals

    • By zerodynamics on 03-01-13
    • How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
    • By: Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 02-05-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 143 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Science of Evil

    • On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty
    • By: Simon Baron-Cohen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 370
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      4 out of 5 stars 314
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      4 out of 5 stars 313

    Borderline personality disorder, autism, narcissism, psychosis, Asperger's: All of these syndromes have one thing in common---lack of empathy. In some cases, this absence can be dangerous, but in others it can simply mean a different way of seeing the world. In The Science of Evil, Simon Baron-Cohen, an award-winning British researcher who has investigated psychology and autism for decades, develops a new brain-based theory of human cruelty.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fine primer...

    • By Douglas on 02-16-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Immeasurable World

    • Journeys in Desert Places
    • By: William Atkins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One-third of the Earth's surface is classified as desert. Restless, unhappy in love, and intrigued by the Desert Fathers who forged Christian monasticism in the Egyptian desert, William Atkins decided to travel in eight of the world's driest, hottest places. Each of his travel narratives effortlessly weaves aspects of natural history, historical background, and present-day reportage into a compelling tapestry that reveals the human appeal of these often inhuman landscapes. 

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Sniper Mind

    • Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions
    • By: David Amerland
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    Snipers are exceptional. The trained sniper is a complex fusion of hard skills such as weapons knowledge, situational awareness, knowledge of ballistics and physics, and soft skills such as emotional stability, empathy, and a stoic acceptance of the hardships associated with a particular set of circumstances. There are countless instances where a single sniper, embarking on a secret mission, would have to improvise, operate beyond any hope of support, and yet still manage to carry out the mission and get back home unharmed.

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Bulfinch’s Mythology

    • The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes
    • By: Thomas Bulfinch
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
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    First published in three separate volumes from 1855 to 1863, Bulfinch's Mythology quickly became the standard source of classic tales from ancient Greece and Rome, the Norse tradition, and beyond. This edition contains the full text of The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes, the first volume of Bulfinch's seminal work. From stories of the Greek gods of Mt. Olympus to retellings of the Iliad and the Odyssey, from descriptions of mythological monsters to tales of Hindu and Egyptian deities, Bulfinch's versions of these classic stories bring their characters to life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • new stories, and covers alot.

    • By Felisa Kay Chaloupek on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Grace Outpouring

    • Blessing Others Through Prayer
    • By: Roy Godwin
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    This captivating account of the spiritually unexpected unfolding on a Welsh hillside will challenge and encourage you. In keeping with God's pattern of using marginal people from obscure places - fishermen, tax collectors, children, women and Galileans - this story sees God intrude into the mundane rhythms of life in a Christian retreat centre, run by a couple who would have been forgiven for opting for a quiet life when they arrive in this quiet Welsh hamlet. God's intrusion has not only sparked the growth of a House of Prayer but also touched many lives with healing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and insightful.

    • By Charles Gent on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Best Advice I Ever Got

    • Lessons from Extraordinary Lives
    • By: Katie Couric
    • Narrated by: Katie Couric, Paul Boehmer, Hillary Huber, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
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      4 out of 5 stars 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 84

    What was the tipping point for Malcolm Gladwell? What unscripted event made Meryl Streep who she is? How did Mario Batali cook up his recipe for success? In this inspiration-packed book, Katie Couric reports from the front lines of the worlds of politics, entertainment, sports, philanthropy, the arts, and business.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Rajkumar on 09-01-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Angry Chef’s Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food

    • Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating
    • By: Anthony Warner
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Never before have we had so much information available to us about food and health. There's GAPS, paleo, detox, gluten-free, alkaline, the sugar conspiracy, clean eating.... Unfortunately, a lot of it is not only wrong but actually harmful. So why do so many of us believe this bad science? Assembling a crack team of psychiatrists, behavioral economists, food scientists, and dietitians, the Angry Chef unravels the mystery of why sensible, intelligent people are so easily taken in by the latest food fads, making brief detours for an expletive-laden rant.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • It's All About the Bike

    • The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
    • By: Robert Penn
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Robert Penn has saddled up nearly every day of his adult life. In his late 20s, he pedaled 25,000 miles around the world. Today he rides to get to work, sometimes for work, to bathe in air and sunshine, to travel, to go shopping, to stay sane, and to skip bath time with his kids. He's no Sunday pedal pusher. So when the time came for a new bike, he decided to pull out all the stops. He would build his dream bike, the bike he would ride for the rest of his life; a customized machine that reflects the joy of cycling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • terrific book about bikes & history

    • By D. Littman on 02-19-12

    Regular price: $24.49

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