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    • The World until Yesterday

    • What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 842
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 699
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      4 out of 5 stars 703

    Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A visit with our ancient ancestors

    • By BRB on 01-30-13

    Regular price: $38.95

    • Our Political Nature

    • The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us
    • By: Avi Tuschman
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Our Political Nature is the first book to reveal the hidden roots of our most deeply held moral values. It shows how political orientations across space and time arise from three clusters of measurable personality traits. These clusters entail opposing attitudes toward tribalism, inequality, and differing perceptions of human nature. Together, these traits are by far the most powerful cause of left-right voting, even leading people to regularly vote against their economic interests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Have everyone you know read this.

    • By John Stanko on 08-10-16

    Regular price: $34.94

    • The Panic of 1907

    • Lessons Learned from the Market's Perfect Storm
    • By: Robert F. Bruner, Sean D. Carr
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    In The Panic of 1907, authors Robert Bruner and Sean Carr offer an alternate perspective through a detailed narrative of one of the worst crises in modern financial history - one which ultimately transformed the American financial system and resulted in the establishment of the modern Federal Reserve.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Before the Great Recession

    • By Donald on 03-24-11

    Regular price: $19.94

    • Show Me a Hero

    • A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race, and Redemption
    • By: Lisa Belkin
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Cheryl Smith
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates a landmark case in riveting detail, showing how a proposal to build scattered-site public housing in middle-class neighborhoods nearly destroyed an entire city and forever changed the lives of many of its citizens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very sad what happened to the mayor.

    • By Jack on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Last Whalers

    • Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Courageous Tribe and a Vanishing Way of Life
    • By: Doug Bock Clark
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    On a volcanic island in the Savu Sea so remote that other Indonesians call it "The Land Left Behind" live the Lamalerans: a tribe of 1,500 hunter-gatherers who are the world's last subsistence whalers. Now, under assault from the rapacious fores of the modern era and a global economy, their way of life teeters on the brink of collapse. Award-winning journalist Doug Bock Clark, one of a handful of Westerners who speak the Lamaleran language, lived with the tribe across three years, and he brings their world and their people to vivid life in this gripping story of a vanishing culture.

    • Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Courageous Tribe and a Vanishing Way of Life
    • By: Doug Bock Clark
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 01-15-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Existentialism

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Thomas Flynn
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    One of the leading philosophical movements of the 20th century, existentialism has had more impact on literature and the arts than any other school of thought. Focusing on the leading figures of existentialism, including Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus, Thomas Flynn offers a concise account of existentialism, explaining the key themes of individuality, free will, and personal responsibility, which marked the movement as a way of life, not just a way of thinking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • more of a summary and less of an introduction!

    • By Bahar on 07-18-16

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Gods at War

    • Shotgun Takeovers, Regulation by Deal, and the Private Equity Implosion
    • By: Steven M. Davidoff
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    An engaging exploration of modern-day deals and deal-making. Gods at War details the recent deals and events that have forever changed the world of billion-dollar deal-making. This book is a whirlwind tour of the players determining the destiny of corporate America, including the government, private equity, strategic buyers, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mr Davidoff should write on these issues again

    • By Allones on 05-24-16
    • Shotgun Takeovers, Regulation by Deal, and the Private Equity Implosion
    • By: Steven M. Davidoff
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Release date: 11-25-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 75 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • South Park and Philosophy

    • You Know, I Learned Something Today
    • By: Robert Arp
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    If you think Saddam and Satan are a kinky couple, wait til you get a load of South Park and Philosophy. Like Mr. Hanky at Christmas, this is a book whose time has come. Twenty-two philosophers here address such perennial questions such as, "Is Dan Rather real?" "Should Big Gay Al be allowed to marry Mr. Slave?" And, of course, "What does philosophy have to do with flatulence?" M'kay?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome. ..thanks

    • By Jason Borowy on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Twentynine Palms

    • A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave
    • By: Deanne Stillman
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      3 out of 5 stars 12

    August 2, 1991, Twentynine Palms, California: a troubled Marine who has recently returned from the Gulf War savagely murders two young girls. One was about to turn 16, the other 21. Exquisitely and inexorably, Deanne Stillman uses this tragedy as a prism through which she examines a rootless culture of fatherless families, shattered dreams, and relentless violence. She also traces the family histories of each murder victim back for generations, in one case to the Donner Party and the other to a shack in the Philippines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully Wrtten and Haunting

    • By Laura J. Brunson on 03-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Meaning of Life

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    The phrase "the meaning of life" for many seems a quaint notion fit for satirical mauling by Monty Python or Douglas Adams. But in this spirited Very Short Introduction, famed critic Terry Eagleton takes a serious if often amusing look at the question and offers his own surprising answer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Philosophizing beyond Nihilism or Fundamentalism

    • By A. Yerkes on 05-23-15

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Murder, Interrupted

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Murder, Interrupted by James Patterson, read by Jay Snyder. Two true-crime cases from the hit TV series Murder Is Forever. 'Murder, Interrupted'. Rich, cheating financier Frank Howard wants his wife dead, and he's willing to pay Billie Earl Johnson whatever it takes. But when the bullet misses the mark, Billie Earl and Frank will turn on each other in a fight for their lives....

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Path

    • A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe
    • By: Chet Raymo
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    For almost 40 years, Chet Raymo walked a one-mile path from his house to the college where he taught, chronicling the universe by observing every detail of his route with a scientists curiosity, a historians respect for the past, and a childs capacity for wonder. With each step, the landscape he traversed became richer, suggesting ever deeper aspects of astronomy, history, biology, and literature, and making the path universal in scope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wondrous and beautiful experience

    • By Dominic on 04-10-12
    • A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe
    • By: Chet Raymo
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 12-01-09
    • 3 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Last Whalers

    • The Life of an Endangered Tribe in a Land Left Behind
    • By: Doug Bock Clark
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The epic story of the world's last subsistence whalers. At a time when global change has eradicated thousands of unique cultures, The Last Whalers tells the stunning inside story of the Lamalerans, an ancient tribe of 1,500 hunter-gatherers who live on a volcanic island so remote it is known by other Indonesians as 'The Land Left Behind'. They have survived for centuries by taking whales with bamboo harpoons but now are being pushed toward collapse by the encroachment of the modern world.

    Regular price: $24.00