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    • The Smartest Kids in the World

    • And How They Got That Way
    • By: Amanda Ripley
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 997
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 997

    How do other countries create "smarter" kids? In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they've never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy.What is it like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers? In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embed­ded in these countries for one year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great teachers+ Raise kids' bar+ Don't exaggerate

    • By ANDREA on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Bright-sided

    • How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
    • By: Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    Americans are a "positive" people - cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key to success and prosperity. In this utterly original take on the American frame of mind, Barbara Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal 19th-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally an Answer to "The Secret"

    • By Susan on 12-14-10
    • How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
    • By: Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 10-13-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 372 ratings

    Regular price: $23.93

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • Food Politics

    • How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health
    • By: Marion Nestle
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics laid the groundwork for today's food revolution and changed the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. Now, a new introduction and concluding chapter bring us up to date on the key events in that movement. This pathbreaking, prize-winning book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why. This book is published by University of California Press.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent except for one thing... okay, maybe two

    • By Dakota on 09-26-10
    • How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health
    • By: Marion Nestle
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 09-03-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 98 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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

    • 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
    • Performance
      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

    • Sex and the Seasoned Woman

    • Pursuing the Passionate Life
    • By: Gail Sheehy
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experience. She can be alternately sweet, tart, bubbly, or mellow. She can be maternal and playful, bossy and submissive, strong and soft. The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never to old to learn

    • By Brenda on 04-26-07

    Regular price: $39.20

    • Aquinas for Armchair Theologians

    • By: Timothy M. Renick
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Thomas Aquinas was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Christianity and in Western Civilization. Yet his theological views can seem complex and presume acquaintance with technical philosophical language. Now Renick has produced an attractive and accessible account of Aquinas's thought and life that will make his views clear to non-specialists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good overview of moral issues

    • By David on 05-14-13

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Secretary

    • A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power
    • By: Kim Ghattas
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    In November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to work for her former rival. As President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she set out to repair America's image around the world - and her own. For the following four years, BBC foreign correspondent Kim Ghattas had unparalleled access to Clinton and her entourage, and she weaves a fast-paced, gripping account of life on the road with Clinton in The Secretary.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Never got to the heart...

    • By Mel on 04-17-13
    • A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power
    • By: Kim Ghattas
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 03-29-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99