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    • Is There No Place on Earth for Me?

    • By: Susan Sheehan
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    This renowned journalist's classic Pulitzer Prize winning investigation of schizophrenia - now reissued with a new postscript - follows a flamboyant and fiercely intelligent young woman as she struggles in the throes of mental illness. "Sylvia Frumkin" was born in 1948 and began showing signs of schizophrenia in her teens. She spent the next seventeen years in and out of mental institutions. In 1978, reporter Susan Sheehan took an interest in her and, for more than two years, became immersed in her life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book too long

    • By B Rose on 11-09-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Body Has a Mind of Its Own

    • How Body Maps Help You Do (Almost) Anything Better
    • By: Sandra Blakeslee, Matthew Blakeslee
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
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      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Why do you still feel fat after losing weight? Why do you duck your head when you drive into an underground parking garage? Why are your kids so enthralled by video games? The answers to these questions can be found in a new understanding of how your brain interacts with your body, the space around your body, and the social world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This explains alot

    • By Michael on 10-18-07

    Regular price: $24.49

    • You'll See This Message When It Is Too Late

    • The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches
    • By: Josephine Wolff
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Cybersecurity incidents make the news with startling regularity. Each breach makes headlines, inspires panic, instigates lawsuits, and is then forgotten. The cycle of alarm and amnesia continues with the next attack, and the one after that. Cybersecurity expert Josephine Wolff argues that we shouldn't forget about these incidents, we should investigate their trajectory, from technology flaws to reparations for harm done to their impact on future security measures. We can learn valuable lessons in the aftermath of cybersecurity breaches.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The devil is in these details

    • By Philo on 02-17-19

    Regular price: $27.97

    • To the River

    • A Journey Beneath the Surface
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Over 60 years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the River Ouse, Olivia Laing set out one midsummer morning to walk its banks, from source to sea. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature, mythology, and folklore. Lyrical and stirring, To the River is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Truth About the Drug Companies

    • How They Deceive Us and What to Do About it
    • By: Marcia Angell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    In this explosive expose of the drug companies and how they are ripping us off, Marcia Angell, M.D., a doctor, medical journalist, and a former editor of the respected New England Journal of Medicine, reveals the many ways in which the pharmaceutical industry has moved away from its original purpose of finding and producing useful new drugs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Screed Against the Pharmaceutical Companies

    • By Douglas C. Bates on 12-16-12

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Creating Brain

    • The Neuroscience of Genius
    • By: Nancy C. Andreasen M.D.
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    In a fascinating tour of creativity and the brain, Nancy Andreasen, professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa and the winner of the National Medal of Science, explores how the human brain achieves creative breakthroughs--in art, literature, music, and science--the role of genes and environment, extraordinary creativity vs. ordinary creativity, and the question of genius and insanity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written history of creativity

    • By William on 10-20-08

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Breasts

    • A Natural and Unnatural History
    • By: Florence Williams
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 232
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      4 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    In this informative and highly entertaining account, intrepid science reporter Florence Williams sets out to uncover the latest scientific findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine. Her investigation follows the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, taking her from a plastic surgeon's office, where she learns about the importance of cup size in Texas, to the laboratory, where she discovers the presence of environmental toxins in her own breast milk.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Book but Overall Unsatisfying

    • By Zack on 06-21-12

    Regular price: $23.62

    • The Trip to Echo Spring

    • On Writers and Drinking
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six of America's finest writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver. All six of these men were alcoholics, and the subject of drinking surfaces in some of their finest work, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to A Moveable Feast.

    Regular price: $18.16

    • We Are All Stardust

    • Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk about Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know
    • By: Stefan Klein
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson, Simon Vance, Kate Reading, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    When acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prize-winning chemist Roald Hoffmann what sets scientists apart, Hoffmann says, "First and foremost, curiosity." In this collection of intimate conversations with 19 of the world's best-known scientists (including three Nobel Laureates), Klein lets us listen in as today's leading minds reveal what they still hope to discover - and how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the lab.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great People, Great Science, Great Scientists

    • By Philomath on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $24.47