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    • Food of the Gods

    • The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge : A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
    • By: Terence McKenna
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598

    Terence McKenna hypothesizes that as the North African jungles receded, giving way to savannas and grasslands near the end of the most recent ice age, a branch of our arboreal primate ancestors left the forest canopy and began living in the open areas beyond. There they experimented with new varieties of foods as they adapted, physically and mentally, to the environment. Among the new foods found in this environment were psilocybin-containing mushrooms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative.

    • By Steven Honey on 09-17-15
    • The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge : A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
    • By: Terence McKenna
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 09-28-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Elephant in the Brain

    • Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
    • By: Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 787
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 686
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692

    Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better - and thus, we don't like to talk, or even think, about the extent of our selfishness. This is "the elephant in the brain". 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Signalling and self-deception explained

    • By Burger Flipper on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Depression Cure

    • The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs
    • By: Stephen S. Ilardi
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen S. Ilardi sheds light on our current predicament and reminds us that our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of 21st-century life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than a counselling session!!!

    • By Catherine on 10-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Fourth Transformation

    • How Augmented Reality & Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything
    • By: Robert Scoble, Shel Israel
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408

    Ten years from today, the center of our digital lives will no longer be the smart phone, but device that looks like ordinary eyeglasses: except those glasses will have settings for virtual and augmented reality. What you really see and what is computer generated will be mixed so tightly together, that we won't really be able to tell what is real and what is illusion.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Shallow sales pitch

    • By doItandWin on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Experience on Demand

    • By: Jeremy Bailenson
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they're real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism? In Experience on Demand, Jeremy Bailenson draws on two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR and other mass media to help listeners understand this powerful new tool.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Informative and Mostly Easy To Listen To

    • By Critic on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Term Sheet

    • A Startup Thriller Novel
    • By: Lucas Carlson
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    The Term Sheet is a fast-paced techno-thriller about entrepreneurship, startups, encryption, and the delicate balance between national security and individual privacy. Its complex characters explore thought-provoking questions about the role of technology in an ever-changing society. Step into the high-stakes game played by today's technology innovators, who push the envelope and risk it all. Get ready. This thrilling book gives you a taste of what startups are really like.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Modern Day Technothriller authors better watch out

    • By Brian on 01-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lethal Generosity: Contextual Technology & the Competitive Edge

    • By: Shel Israel
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The previous book reported on the rapid convergence of five technology forces - mobile (and wearables), social media, the Internet of Things (IoT), location technologies, and data creating the promising - and the occasionally freaky sensation that our devices are starting to know us better than the closest people in our lives. The story picks up two years later in Lethal Generosity, where the freakiness has faded and retailers and other public-facing companies are rapidly adopting these new technologies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating look at Successful Biz Strategies

    • By Lauren Mccullough on 11-19-15

    Regular price: $14.95